Linear Obsessional Festival in Deptford and Hither Green

Hither Green-based experimental/improv label Linear Obsessional Recordings (LOR) has a busy weekend coming up with a two day festival starting out on Saturday (20/5/2017) with a gig at Vinyl Deptford:'Live Music from 5pm withTom Jackson, Daniel Thompson, Jacques Duerinckx & Matthieu Safatly - acoustic free improvisation from this specially assembled Anglo/Belgian quartet - clarinet, guitar,soprano sax ...

Hither Green Trees project at the 2016 Hither Green Festival

Our fellow tree enthusiast and collaborator Justin Hannemann, whose own street tree regeneration project is now up and running - see: http://www.hithergreentrees.com/drive-awareness - will be hosting a stall at the 2016 Hither Green Festival on the opening day, Saturday May 14th. Come along to hear about the drive to replace lost street trees and to show ...

The Breakfast Club (that’s not a club)

BrocSoc Tree Committee held the fourth of its "Tree Breakfasts" last weekend, in the Artspace at 57 Loampit Hill by kind offer of the owner Mary McGeown. Wonderful pastries were offered again, donated by Pistachios Café in Hilly Fields. These "Tree Breakfasts" are meetings, by invitation only, of those who are able to offer time and ...

Linear Obsessional #6 in Manor Park tomorrow

Tomorrow, Sunday April 3rd,  in Manor Park (not to be confused with the nearby Manor House Gardens), Linear Obsessional presents another programme of interesting, experimental and improvised music at the Arts Café: ' Four extraordinary acts, performing in a park in Lewisham!Marlo Eggplant -From Baltimore - Marlo Eggplant is a prominent figure in a diverse and ...

Open the Window: soundscapes from South London to the World

For the third Christmas Eve in succession, Hither Green-based experimental/improvisational music label Linear Obsessional has released a compilation based on inviting submissions in line with a chosen theme. This year's premise was simple: 'open your window and record two minutes of what you can hear. Interacting with it live if you wish, or editing and ...

Rabbit in Hither Green

Following last month's successful first foray into the world of live experimental performance in Hither Green, Linear Obsessional recordings return to promote another early evening session at the Art Cafe in Manor Park SE13. Music this time from Rabbit (David Aylward and Tom Scott-Kendrick, with guest Richard Sanderson) plus Ira Garrelfs and Oren Marsahll.

The ripple effect

It's been an interesting and exciting month or two. Word is getting out about the success of our work in getting more street trees planted in and around Brockley, and we are now in touch with the originators of two new significant projects in neighbouring parts of the borough, namely Catford and Hither Green.This is really ...

A deer jumps through a window in Lewisham

A hundred years ago today, a deer jumped through a window in Hither Green Lane:'Deer in a Lewisham HouseA deer, which had apparently escaped from some park, on Friday jumped through the window of a house in Hither Green-Lane, Lewisham, occupied by Mrs. Perren and her daughter and did considerable damage. Chairs and tables were ...

The Theory of Everything, May 21st

The Hither Green Festival is currently under way and the organisers have invited BCers to join their evening screening of The Theory Of Everything on Thursday, May 21st.The Hither Green Community Association (HGCA) is a proactive community resource for people who live and work in Hither Green and the surrounding area.The association promotes local identity, ...

Plan to turn Hither Green cinema into flats

Image courtesy of Google Street ViewThe passing of the Golden Age of Lewisham Cinema is something that many BCers mourn, so it is worth noting that a planning application has gone in to convert one of the borough's former picture palaces into flats.What is now Carpet Corner at 232 Hither Green Lane was once the Park ...