Tony Benn, Allan Boesak & Squeeze commemorate Peasants Revolt on Blackheath 1981

A picture posted as part of the ongoing argument within the Labour Party has prompted me to dig up an episode in local history - the commemoration of the 600th anniversary of the 1381 Peasants Revolt, held on Blackheath in 1981. Jolyon Green published a crowd scene on twitter with the caption 'Huge crowd in Lewisham ...

Mountsfield Park cafe plan seeks Greater Brockley support

An artist's impression of the new cafeThe Friends of Mountsfield Park in Catford are trying to rally support for their scheme for a new cafe, which risk being blocked by the Council, despite the fact that the group stepped in to rescue the situation when the Council's own plans fell through. They say:We have been ...

Jam Circus Pop Up Today

Oxjam New Cross

Oxjam is a live music night taking place on October 7th at the New Cross Inn. Organiser Katherine is looking for more local music talent. She writes:Oxjam is a night of live performance featuring local talent! All funds raised on the door will go to Oxfam, suggested ticket price of £5. Full details here.And if ...

London Mayor: Air pollution consultation.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan writes "I want to hear your views on how together we can clean up London's air." His proposals are: bring the implementation of the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) forward by one year to 2019 expanding the ULEZ beyond central London in 2020 - introducing a new Emissions Surcharge ...

The Beer Shop Street Party, Nunhead

As Brockley awaits the arrival of two new bottle shops, Nunhead has organised a street party as a reminder that they got there first.The Beer Shop team says:We will have an outside bar, 2 food trucks, some entertainment and talks from breweries and food producers, a mini market of local traders from cakes to books ...

Greater Brockley solar investment scheme opens for round two

Last year, a local group called SE London Community Energy (SELCE) successfully raised £250,000 to invest in solar energy projects in the Greater Brockley area [full disclosure: I was a small investor in the enterprise]. They are now seeking to expand by raising a further £120,000. SELCE Chair Camilla Berens explains:Ashmead Primary School in St. John’s is ...

The European Capital of Vibes

To celebrate its longer daytime opening hours, Lewisham street food phenomenon Model Market has created a new muralpaying tribute to the official European Capital of Vibes. They say:Inspired by similar murals in Austin, Texas and Portland, Oregon, we wanted to produce an artwork that captures the unique atmosphere of our favourite little bit of south ...

A Strange New Experience in Brock

Eamon writes:Having recently pulled off a 1940’s film night screening  “Odd Man Out” at the Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery Chapel,  I have  teamed up with the Brockley Jack Theatre to pilot a series of films for  the area - starting with 2 films in the first week of August.On Tuesday 2 August (7.45pm), we are ...

Brockley’s Town Centre

The development of 180 Brockley Road has created the closest thing we are ever going to get to a coherent town centre around Brockley Station, so it's worth reflecting on the finished product. The building links Coulgate Street and Brockley Road, while the improvements to Coulgate Street have opened up the East Side entrance to Brockley ...