‘Reclaiming our University’ at Goldsmiths

Tomorrow at Goldsmiths in New Cross, Goldsmiths UCU (lecturers/academics union) is hosting a 'Reclaiming Our University' conference. They say:'The marketisation of Higher Education has radically undermined the idea of the university as a public institution – gearing institutional priorities towards what is financially profitable rather than socially and culturally worthwhile. In this context of intense ...

Brockley more beautiful

The first weekend of the Brockley Street Art festival has already produced some amazing results. All pictures via the Street Art Twitter and Instagram feeds.Avignon rd WOW end of DAY 1 start of DAY 2 @INSALAND @BrockleyMax @brockstreetart @brockleylion @brockleypub pic.twitter.com/odExJ8mJDF— kingsley taylor (@kingsleytaylor5) May 30, 2015 And here's our shutter #streetart by @butch_attai @brockstreetart ...

Acoustic Corner at the Brockley Deli

Phoebe writes:Acoustic Corner @ Brockley Deli Live is a new monthly music night, with original music from local artists and beyond. With coffee, beer and candle light, there is no better way to bring in the weekend. Let's fill up the deli! Starts Friday 5th June - 8pm. Thanks very much!

The Brockley Max and Street Art opening weekend

Mira Off Licence, Brockley Road. Already looking better. Pic courtesy of Lionel Stanhope.Brockley Max and the Brockley Street Art Festival 2015 have both begun, with the traditional opnening night Max gig outside the Barge now under-way and artworks already beginning to take shape across our shop fronts.The Max will be fun, as ever, while the ...

This evening – Friday 29 May – talk on Beckenham Place Park

Prendergast withdraws Academy bid

Meredith Eddy, one of the people campaigning to prevent local schools from becoming Academies, provides an update following the protests triggered by Prendergast governors' decision to apply for Academy status. She writes:"The Chair of Governors has withdrawn the application for Prendergast Hilly Fields because of a legal challenge to the process. The whole project has ...

London Urban Legends at Brockley Max

Brockley Max Festival starts tomorrow, lots of  arts and music coming up over next couple of weeks, starting with the usual opening night music event by Brockley station. You can check the programme for full list of events, for now just want to highlight an event next Monday June 1st (8 pm) at the Ladywell ...

The Crofton Park Library Garden Party, May 31st

Design a Lewisham business hub

Lewisham Council writes:We’ve had a really good response from local entrepreneurs and small businesses interested in our planned Enterprise hubs.Studio Tilt are now hosting a co-design workshop on Wed 10 June 5-8pm in the Old Town Hall, Catford, to get a better insight into what space, services and facilities are needed amongst people that are interested ...

Jones of Brockley – the secret history

Mystery Man: We've met before, haven't we?- Lost Highway What lies beneath! Just one of many former guises of the shop. How odd.A photo posted by Jones of Brockley (@jonesofbrockley) on May 27, 2015 at 4:01am PDTOne of the many benefits of new local shops with savvy owners who don't just try to bolt a ...