Norman Jay at Bussey

Norman Jay is one of my all time favourite DJs, with deep roots in soul, disco and funk, through to soulful house and beyond. I've had some memorable nights and days dancing to him, most notably at his Good Times sound system at Notting Hill Carnival. I still miss his Sunday radio shows on BBC ...

Antic fermenting Lewisham’s Market Tavern

Copyright Chris Whippet and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons LicenceThe Market Tavern, currently a boarded-up pub on Lewisham High Street, may be the next local pub to undergo an Antic revival.The pub group behind Jam Circus, The Royal Albert and the Job Centre has listed the pub on its website in the coming-soon category and the ...

How are you getting on with your fitness journey? (short survey)

We can help you achieve your goals ​ www.Twitter.com/londonfitlife... How are you getting on with your fitness journey? (short survey)

Five Bells – a new venue for New Cross

This is the opening weekend for Five Bells (155 New Cross Road), formerly The Five Bells pub and now made over as a "two-storey multi-function event space, fusing the spirit of a building that has stood since the early days of the city with the modern ethos of South East London."The opening weekend party is ...

Beecroft Garden Jumble Sale, February 28th

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Coming soon: The new Five Bells

George writes:I live a couple of doors away from the White Hart pub on New Cross Road and as you can imagine was very pleased to see that it is to be revamped under new management.With the White Hart, the Brookmill, the Rose, New Cross House, the Fat Walrus and the Sail Loft all opening ...

Man stabbed in Crofton Park

A man was taken to hospital last night after he was stabbed in Crofton Park. The Standard reports:Police were called to Brockley Grove by London Ambulance Service just before 9pm on Thursday, after paramedics found the man had suffered stab injuries.One neighbour said: "I arrived home around 9pm, Brockley Grove at Merritt Road was cordoned ...

Telegraph Hill Festival 2016

It's the 22nd annual  Telegraph Hill Festival next month, with more than 120 events taking place from 5 – 20 March 2016 at various venues in the New Cross/Brockley border zone.  You can check out the full programme here, but for now here's a few of the events that caught my ere.Red and Pink'Painting & ...

Cuts and tax rises in new Council budget

Lewisham Council has approved a budget for 2016/17, which will combine Council Tax rises and spending cuts. The full details are available here, but the headline figures are:- A 3.99% increase in Band D Council Tax for Lewisham’s services for 2016/17; including the 2% increase announced in the Local Government Finance Settlement for Social Care, ...

Love Art in the Park at Brockley Max? Help save it – we can’t do it without you!

Brockley Max's Art in the Park needs your support. Due to changes in the way Lewisham Council funds community projects, Brockley Max needs your help in making Art in the Park happen this year. To reach our funding goal, we need you to share the love and help get our message out there. When you ...