Two fundraisers

Two local fundraising projects to tell you about...Leaf & GrooveLeaf & Groove will take a long-disused shop space in Forest Hill and turn it into something wonderful. A second hand bookshop of distinction, also selling vinyl, donating profits to the community library scheme. Not only that, but also an underground lounge space for secret meetings ...

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 ...

Forest Hillhole creates (more) Southern chaos

Rham Jas: You'd be surprised what you'll be willing to do, when the Lamia comes for you.- Drag Me To HellA gaping chasm has opened on the site of an ancient Indian burial ground in Forest Hill, spawning travel chaos on Southern and ELL routes. The Evening Standard writes:The hole, reported to be 50ft deep, ...

Horniman Merman on QI

The  curious'Merman' figure from the Horniman Museum in Forest Hilll featured in a recent episode of QI, with Stephen Fry and guests including Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe, Phill Jupitus and Alan Davies discussing this strange beast.As Fry mentions, recent testing has confirmed that the figure was made from fish body parts supplemented with wood and ...

Wild House Prices

As hipsters get a little older, they tend to move a little bit further down the line in search of a little more space and develop a fondness for vintage what nots and baking, to fill those spaces. Wild Horses describes itself as a "vintage lifestyle store" on Dartmouth Road in Forest Hill and clearly ...

The Walter’s Way Open Weekend

The Walter's Way Estate in Forest Hill is successful experiment in self-build anarchic social housing. This film tells the story of this project beautifully. With thanks to Joe for the link to this account in The Guardian, which notes:"The street has welcomed visitors as part of London Open House weekend since 1989, but this year’s event, from ...

Festival in the Forest

Corin writes:Hello all, This Sunday Devonshire Road Nature Reserve is hosting a family friendly music festival. If you know The Reserve you'll know how deceptively large, peaceful and safe it is. If you don't, come on down, and find out!The live music covers most flavours of country: traditional, bluegrass, acoustic and rock. Food and drink ...

Forest Mews wins property gong

The winners of the "Oscars of the London property market" have been announced. No, not the Stirling Prize. Not The Sunday Times, AJ or Evening Standard awards either. The RICS Awards 2015!Anyway, it's a reputable prize and a Forest Hill development collected residential building of the year 2015 at the ceremony last night.Forest Mews (off Rockbourne ...

Yeats in London

We are coming up to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Irish poet W.B. Yeats - he was born in Sandymount, County Dublin on 13 June 1865.Yeats spents some very formative years in London, and next month at South East London Folklore Societu. Yeats authority Niall McDevitt will be giving a talk ...

Music Monday:Jude Woodhead

Forest Hill based Jude Woodhead has a new EP out (available here on bandcamp and on soundcloud). 'Deep Transport' includes five of Jude's own tracks plus a remix of a King Krule track. 17-year-old Jude, who plays keyboards and trumpet as well as producing, is also one of the contributors to the new photography/art/music blog Essy ...