Transpontine Pantomime, today and past

The Pantomime season is upon us. At Greenwich Theatre, Peter Pan: A New Adventure by Andrew Pollard opened last week, and Peter Pan is also to be found at the Broadway Theatre in Catford this Christmas with The Lost Boy Peter Pan (not technically a pantomime): 'The Broadway’s Resident Theatre Company, the award-winning ACTION TO THE ...

Run The Broadway Theatre Cafe & Bar

The Broadway Theatre's bars and cafe are tired and worn, harming the venue's appeal to public and producers alike. Now Lewisham Council is looking for a partner to help rejuvenate them. They write:Lewisham Council writes:Lewisham Council is seeking a new operator to run the café and bars in the Grade II listed Broadway Theatre in ...

Lewisham consults on two possible traveller locations

In keeping with a trend spotted by The Economist a while back, the Council is seeking to shove the problem to its borders. Lewisham Council writes:"Lewisham Council is preparing a planning policy document called the Gypsy and Traveller Site(s) Local Plan. It will identify a site to meet the local accommodation needs of the borough’s ...

The Catford Cap

Four years ago, BC discovered that Catford and the Antarctic share more than just an inhospitable nature, they are linked by the fact that one of Scott's Antarctic crew, Captain William Colbeck lived on Inchmerry Road. Now, Lewisham Council has erected a plaque at his old house, to commemorate the fact.Colbeck's career included a year ...

A plaque for Catford’s Antarctic Explorer

'On Saturday 10th September, a Lewisham Council plaque will be unveiled to mark the Catford residence of Captain William Colbeck (1871–1930).  Captain Colbeck moved to 51 Inchmery Road in 1913, following an adventurous career at sea, which included:• being a member of the first expedition to spend a whole year on the Antarctic continent (The Southern Cross expedition, 1898–1900)• travelling further south than anyone previously (to ...

So many (free) films, so little time

The free film festival scene continues to grow, easy to take them for granted but seeing lots of great movies for free at interesting venues on your doorstep - how cool is that?Peckham and Nunhead  is on right now until 11 September - full programme here. It will soon be followed locally by Forest Hill ...

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 ...

‘Dig that Crazy Beat’ – Friday night at The Savoy in Catford, 1960

From the Daily Mirror, 1 October 1960:'The Mirror drops in for a night out at The Savoy in Catford SE6''from Dixon Scott, Catford, Friday Night''Lots of hugging - but no kissing! Tell her you love her - but no kissing! Ask her to marry you as you whirl around the dance hall - but no ...

Lobby against Lewisham Library Cuts

There's a lobby of Lewisham Council's Mayor and Cabinet meeting tomorrow  (Wednesday 13 July) in protest against cuts to library services in the borough. Another lobby is planned for the following Wednesday's full Council meeting.Campaigners say: 'Lewisham Council has made a decision to cut £1 million from the libraries budget. The Council’s preferred option is ...

SoLo and thanks for all the swish

Rebecca writes:Introducing SoLo Craft Fair - a makers market showcasing some of the best local creative talent in makers and creators.SoLo Craft Fair will be debuting their first event at the iconic Catford Constitutional Club in South East London on Saturday 30th April 2016.We have searched long and hard for some of the best small ...