midsummer fayre 24th June, 2017

Jonathan Coe in Sydenham

Jonathan Jo Has a mouth like an "O,"But this is what makes him so funny:If you give him a smile, Only once in a while,Then he never expects any money!- AA MilneThe author of The Rotters Club and What a Carve Up is coming to Sydenham. The Kirkdale Bookshop team write:On Friday 30th June, to ...

Last local screening of ‘Public House’ at East Dulwich Picturehouse – this Sunday 25th June, 3pm

Last local screening of 'Public House' at East Dulwich Picturehouse - this Sunday 25th June, 3pm! This weekend is the last chance to see the film Public House locally. Public House tells the story of the Ivy House Pub in Peckham. Slated to be sold to property developers in 2012, the local community triumphantly came ...

Image workshops in July

One of Australia's leading image consultants - Donna Cameron, is coming to London in July to lead two workshops at The Talbot. One on Colour Analysis and one on Shapes, Styles & Silhouettes. Donna's become a great friend and she's offering these workshops at a very reasonable cost as she fell in love with this ...

CAPTIVATING COLOUR workshop

One of Australia's leading image consultants - Donna Cameron, is coming to London in July to lead two workshops at The Talbot. One on Colour Analysis and one on Shapes, Styles & Silhouettes. Donna's become a great friend and she's offering these workshops at a very reasonable cost as she fell in love with this ...

Footloose, July 8

Brockley Social Club's retro stylings might be better suited to a screening of Rita, Sue and Bob Too, but Hatty is giving it a Footloose makeover. She writes:We are screening the brilliant dance movie, Footloose, followed by an 80's disco featuring all of your favourite 80's pop tunes.Join us at The Brockley Social Club on ...

Coming soon: Another Elephant

I saw a little elephant standing in my garden,I said 'You don't belong in here', he said 'I beg you pardon?'- Spike MilliganAnother local store opening to share...Helen from Brockley children's store (and Brockley Central award winner) Gently Elephant writes: "We have collected the keys for the old Swintons shop in Crofton Park (between Aqua ...

Music Monday: Jem Finer’s Longplayer

Jem Finer is probably best known as a member of The Pogues, for whom he co-wrote the Christmas favourite The Fairytale of New York and the transpontine anthem Misty Morning Albert Bridge. In recent years he has focused more on his work as a sound artist and composer, most notably composing the awesomely ambitious 'Longplayer' ...

Private Joseph Byrne (1897-1915) the first soldier to die at Lewisham Military Hospital remembered at Brockley Max Festival

A moving tribute song was performed by the group 1965, a Folk and Roots duo, joined by friends as part of the 2017 Brockley Max festival . The song was written by a band member whose relative fought in the Dublin Fusiliers in the First World War and who was inspired to perform it in ...

Coming soon: Rad Bikes

Rad Bikes is a new independent bike shop, opening on June 26th at 148 Lewisham Way, between Upper Brockley and Rokeby Roads. Founders Ben and Tom explain:"Maintenance is key but we will have accessories, locks, pumps and helmets. We also make wheels."We also hope to secure genesis bikes. But also will be doing other bikes. ...