Coulgate Street restaurant is coming

An application to open the new Coulgate Street unit right next to Brockley Station as a bar and restaurant has been lodged.The proposal is to extend trading hours to 11pm seven days a week and to allow it to operate as a restaurant and bar, rather than retail.Like me, the glass-fronted unit has surprising depth. ...

Cinetopia Presents Monochrome Modern

La Haine, Oct 13Gill from Deptford film club Cinetopia writes:Cinetopia returns with a season of six great black and white films made in the age of colour.Despite the dominance of colour, black-and-white films have never really gone away and in recent years there’s been a resurgence of directors choosing black-and-white over colour.Cinetopia invite you to ...

Greater Brockley’s most haunted

Immersive theatre group Teatro Vivo returns with a production called The Residents, which exploits on our darkest, most primitive fear - house prices. They say:As the dark winter nights draw in, Teatro Vivo is inviting audiences to their most intimate show yet: a house viewing with a difference.After staging Shakespeare in Sainsbury’s supermarkets, Mother Courage ...

Ladies who launch election bids

 The Women's Equality Party has announced Rebecca Manson Jones as its candidate for the Brockley by-election on October 13th. They say:“We are delighted to announce Rebecca as our candidate for Brockley, We’re looking forward to speaking to women - and men - across the district about our policies on equal parenting, equal pay and flexible ...

Fossil Hunting

Fossilite writes...Last month our vintage street sign (above) was ripped off the wall on the corner of Fossil Road and Brookbank Road, Ladywell. If anyone spots this sign for sale locally, or on the internet, could they please let me know via Brockley Central? It was a little shabby but residents were very fond of ...

The White Hart, 184 New Cross Road

Photo via their official TwitterThe new-look White Hart is open. Externally, the pub is little changed, but internally, it's undergone extensive renovation thanks to its new owners. It launched over the weekend, but the kitchen is not yet ready. Big and classically-styled, it looks like another strong addition to New Cross' bar scene.Please post your ...

The Lewisham Job Fair, October 6

Job seekers in Lewisham are invited to register for the 2016 Lewisham Job Fair taking place on Thursday 6 October, 12 noon–7pm and Friday 7 October 11am–4pm at the Civic Suite in Catford.The two-day long Job Fair will provide a one-stop shop for a wide range of Lewisham residents aged 16 or over looking for ...

Somerville Adventure Playground

Sue writes:Somerville Youth and Play Provision on the border between New Cross and Peckham, is the only adventure playground in the area and has been maintained as a labour of love by local people for over 40 years. This weekend, after its latest refurbishment, it reopened to the public.Somerville is a safe, supervised free access ...

The South East Makers Club Trail Weekend

The South East Makers Club Trail spans Greater BrockleyThe London Design Festival comes to Brockley this weekend. The South East Makers Club writes:To celebrate the final weekend of The London Design Festival 2016, we invite all design enthusiasts to head south and follow our trail through the creative streets and studios of South East London. ...

Loampit Vale housing revealed

Another local bit of brownfield land is to be developed. Housing Association Family Mosaic says:We are pleased to announce that we have acquired a new site in Lewisham to develop 49 new homes. The Loampit Vale site will provide 18 homes for social rent, 19 for private sale and 12 available through Shared Ownership.The site was ...