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 ...

The Dark Lady, Catford-Upon-Avon

The Dark Lady is being staged at the Broadway Theatre as part of the excellently-named Catford-Upon-Avon Festival, which is produced by the Action to the Word company. A moment of rare cool. Thanks to Peter for the suggestion.

IRA attacks in Catford, Blackheath & Tooting 1921

During the Irish war of independence (1919-1921) there were armed attacks in London linked to the conflict, in the lead up to the truce agreed in July 1921 that paved the way for independence for most of Ireland. Here's a report of a series of attacks in May of that year in South London, from ...

The future of Catford Theatre

© Copyright Mike Quinn and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons LicenceLewisham Council has launched a consultation on the future of Catford's Broadway Theatre. They say:The Broadway Theatre is a Grade II listed building in the heart of Catford. It was built in 1932 and is an outstanding example of Art Deco design. The ...

The Catford Bridge Tavern to reopen next year

The Catford Bridge Tavern is due to reopen next Christmas, after Lewisham Council approved the planning application by the new owners. Ambitious plans to renovate the pub stalled when the pub caught fire earlier this year.The Solitaire team confirmed that they have received approval for their post-fire plans and are aiming to reopen the pub by ...

Catford Town Hall to become home to up to 60 artists

Tilt's design for Club Workspace in London BridgeLewisham Council has found the partners it needs to run the largest of its enterprise hubs, in Catford Town Hall. The Art Newspaper reports:Catford, once considered a cultural backwater, will gain 10,000 sq. ft of new artists’ studios in April 2016, thanks to Bow Arts. The educational arts ...

8-a-side football

A different kind of local octopush... David writes:I'm looking for players of all abilities – ideally 30 + but all ages welcome really (we have players from age 13 to er, 60!) who are interested in a friendly kick-about (8 a side) at Catford St Dunstans ground on the astroturf on a Weds nights at ...