Brockley Station will go one-way from Feb 5-16

Kenny works for the London Overground and writes:@BrockleyCentral please could you publish an advance warning about a one way system that’s going to take place at Brockley Station from 5th Feb until 16th Feb Monday-Fridays 07:00-10:00 entry via Platform 2 entrance, exit via main entrance only. Step free access will be as normal— Mr. Kenny ...

Aladdin’s Cave demolition threat

From the Murky Depths reports that a planning application has been submitted to build flats on the site of the Aladdin's Cave' second hand shop.  (72 Loampit Hill SE13).The streetscape would never be the same without its assortment of statues and furniture, but the locally-listed building is a rare slice of vanishing  railway history. It was ...

Aladdin’s Cave could be lost to flats

A proposal has been submitted to Lewisham Council to replace Aladdin's Cave, the Lewisham Way treasure trove, with flats.The proposed new developmentThe application is for:The demolition of the existing structures and the construction of a part 3, part 4 storey building at 72 Loampit Hill, SE13 to provide a commercial unit (Use Class B1a) on ...

It’s our Wassail, coming up on 4th February at 4pm

Campaign group wants to create new Brockley nature reserve

Campaign group The Fourth Reserve Trust exists to create a nature reserve along the Brockley railway cutting. They are campaigning to protect the ancient woodland next to the Crofton Park scout hut, which has been granted 'Asset of Community Value' status. They write:The scout hut, situated on Courtrai Road, is on a strip of land ...

Current Eternal: Why Seven?

Hilly Fields has inspired another musician. Nikky French writes: I'm a Brockley resident and just released a single and the video is based entirely on the fallen tree remains in Hilly Fields.

Lewisham legends legitimate?

Subterranean shopping centres in Lewisham and Ladywell Village skyscrapers? Judy's heard some rumours and wants to know if anyone else can corroborate. I can't - can you? Please, help a sister out in the comments below: "I’ve heard from two reasonably sensible people about two bits of info which seem to have no evidence anywhere ...

Save New Cross Gate Post Office picket on Saturday

The Post Office's Valentine's gift to New Cross is its plan to close the Post Office at 199 New Cross Road on 14 February 2018. Some Post Office services will be available instead as franchise at the back of local convenience store One Stop, but the loss of a busy dedicated Post Office has been widely ...

Finite & Infinite Sound.Intuition

Take Courage Gallery, 388 New Cross RoadMonday 29th of January 2018, 7pmHarpist +TATYANA+ brings her unique program to an acoustic setting at the Take Courage Gallery with a selection of original songs.The evening will culminate with a Sound Bath which is a simultaneously inclusive, interactive, and subversive music-led meditation exploring the therapeutic vibrations of the harp, ...

Mark Fisher remembered at Goldsmiths

It is a year now since the sad death of  Mark Fisher, writer, critical thoughtist and lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths in New Cross. I remenber seeing him talk there around the time his best known work, Capitalist Realism, was published. Personally I was most fond of his work on K-punk blog (and then Dissensus forum) in the early/mid noughties when ...