Poster Workshop 1968-71: North Peckham strike and Catford reggae festival

The Poster Workshop was a radical screenprinting project 'set up in a basement at 61 Camden Road, Camden Town, London N1, in the summer of 1968. It was carried along on the wave of rebellion sweeping the world at that time, and was inspired in part by the Atelier Populaire which had resulted from the ...

Festiball, July 15

Crofton Park Ryan writes:"I’m hosting a family fun day and a dads football tournament down at St Dunstan’s in Catford called Festiball. It’s an urban fete with stalls of kids clothes, toys, books and local crafts."Then there’ll be a bakeoff competition judged by a local VIP. We’ll have big family picnic while the dads play ...

South London Pub Animal Street Art?

So here's a few street/public art animals to be found in South London pubs.First up, never mind the famous cat model in Catford town centre, not far away on the south circular is 'The Pride of Catford' puss reaching down for a pint in the garden of the Blythe Hill Tavern (the mosaic mural is the ...

Catford Food Market opens March 25

A new monthly Council-backed street food market starts in Catford on March 25. The Catford Food Market team writes:The Market, which kicks off on Sunday 25 March from 10am–4pm, will take place on the last Sunday of every month.By implementing recommendations submitted at catfordtowncentre.commonplace.is – the online engagement platform collecting people’s aspirations for the town ...

Music Monday: Ray BLK – Catford soul

There were lots of South London shout outs at Reading Festival last week including East Dulwich's Tom Misch, Croydon's Loyle Carner and in the Lewisham corner Ray BLK.Nigerian-born and Catford-raised, Ray BLK (real name Rita Ekwere) was the winner of the BBC's Sound of 2017 award (for emerging talent) as well as Best Newcomer at ...

South Circular to move south

At a meeting this week, Lewisham Council decided to move the stretch of the South Circular that snarls up Catford approximately 50 metres further south. The News Shopper reports:The road will be moved to the south of Laurence House on Catford Road (through the car and lorry park).The gyratory will also be removed to create ...

The Catford Bridge Tavern reopens

After being ravaged by fire in 2015, the Catford Bridge Tavern has reopened. The pub is a local institution that endured a turbulent few years and many feared it would never reopen, so this is very welcome news.We are open for business! #Catford #fancyapint #almosttheweekend pic.twitter.com/t3DHxUhegx— Catford Bridge Tav (@CBTavern) March 30, 2017

Iconic cat to be borough’s anchor tenant

As the Council ponders the future of Catford, a petition has been doing the rounds, demanding that the iconic model cat, which sits on top of the shopping centre, must play a prominent part in whatever master plan emerges.Today, the Council has responded, assuring worried residents that they will not do to the cat what ...

Little Nan takes Catford

Little Nan, the local bar group, has been selected to run the bar space in Catford's Broadway Theatre, which is good news for all concerned. Time Out writes:Little Nan's Broadway Theatre Saloon is coming to Catford, taking on the space of the Catford Broadway Theatre bar. Not only will the team be bringing the Little Nan's ...

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 ...