Lewisham Neighbourhoods Chitter Chatter

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Melinda, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.


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  2. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    I need to change my GP to SE23 - any recommendations?
  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Depends where you are in the code but Ive been at Jenner Practice for the last 20 years and its cool - about 8 doctors to try out and once you find one who you are happy with you can request them http://www.jennerpractice.co.uk
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  4. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Local alternative to NH carnival this Sunday:

    Join us for an afternoon of extravagant concerts, dance and carnival performances in the Gardens to celebrate the end of our African Summer: the programme will include specially-commissioned carnival parades, live music from across the African continent, pop-up performances, workshops, food and more.

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  5. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Another gentle plug for the film club at New Cross Learning. Just released our September-October programme, including our Scalarama/Dogwoof season! :cool:

    Sat, 19 Sep: Blackfish
    Sun, 20 Sep: The Overnighters
    Wed, 23 Sep: The Act of Killing
    Sat, 26 Sep: A Small Act
    Sun, 27 Sep: Food, Inc

    All screenings start at 7pm and are FREEEEEEEE! Trailers and all that jazz on the link above :)
  6. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I should say, if it's not too cheeky, please spread that link around to anyone and everyone you think might be interested. Desperately trying to build an audience for the film club and this is one time we're actually allowed to tell people what films we're screening!
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  7. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    Lewisham have put a lot of their photo archive online, and prints can be ordered.


    but not cheap



    (in case anyone's wondering, photographer was stood roughly where the clock tower is now - the clock tower got moved in the mid 90s - looking towards the roundabout that's currently being dug up.
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  8. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh


    Lewisham Station, 1890

    (or was it still Lewisham Junction then?)

    (posted by Old London on Tweeter)
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  9. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.


  10. craigxcraig

    craigxcraig Prefers 'cxc'

    Hadn't seen this.

    Just signed up - one of the pubs is local to me and the £10 yearly cost will be met quite quickly :)

    Thanks for sharing.
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  11. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    This is the 2nd time I've seen "Catford is the new Peckham". I had expected it to gentrify with young families rather than artists but maybe not:

    "Catford in southeast London, 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 charity has won the tender to create workspaces, for between 35 and 60 emerging artists, on the fourth floor of Catford Town Hall. Designed by the Hackney-based practice, Studio Tilt, the project is being funded by Lewisham Council and the Greater London Authority’s High Street Fund.

    Bow Arts is also partnering with the London Small Business Centre to develop the fifth floor of the town hall into a space to support creative start-ups. “Catford is one of those places to watch in London,” says Marcel Baettig, the chief executive of Bow Arts. “It is growing in reputation and confidence really fast and is becoming an exciting place to be in the arts.”

    Is Catford the next Peckham?
  12. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

  13. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

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  14. Anju

    Anju Well-Known Member

    Has anyone been here yet. We are looking for somewhere local for NYE - Thinking of the dub club but we will have 2 teenage kids plus a 6 year old with us so might be asked to leave as it gets busy and past 23:00, We might stay there until asked to leave, head home to see in the new year with the kids then head to Buster Mantis, child free, afterwards.

  15. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    mid 70s lewisham

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  16. dynamicbaddog

    dynamicbaddog Well-Known Member

  17. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Heard about this earlier, rather exciting news!

    *ahem* In the meantime, if you're looking for a (free!) film fix, the weekly film club at New Cross Learning starts again this evening.

    We've published our programme for the next two months and tonight's is a very silly romp around Sweden and beyond as a man escapes his 100th birthday celebrations and looks back on his ‪‎Forrest Gump‬-like adventures.

    Like I say, it's free entry, starts at 7pm, and you may even get a cup of tea thrown into the deal*! :cool:

    *subject to mug availability and time constraints ;)
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  18. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    A small and dynamic community centre are starting a fundraising campaign to raise funds for essential maintenance for their building and running costs. They've made a beautiful little film to kickstart their campaign, please help them out if you can as they are a vital community facility in difficult circumstances
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  19. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

  20. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    wow....really great video - genuine enthusiasm comes across - Downham is such a massive estate, and IIRC was built with basically no social provisions (little pubs/shops)...the housing just rolls on and on...the threat to knock the centre down for flats is really depressing...its already rammed full of housing with no other provisions...

    the good news there is it sounds that there's money to get the building fixed up, so it sounds like its not about to shut anytime soon.
    Anyhow Ive stuck a tenner in for what its worth: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/goldsmithsse6
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  21. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    It's a lovely film isn't it? You're right that the area is really densely populated and without local amenities and places to bring people together an awful paradoxical isolation creeps in. Particularly as there are lots of elderly people who have very little access to community spaces if they can't travel.

    They also held a nice event, I don't think it was after the Paris terrorist attacks, where some local Muslim people organised a get together as a way of bringing some positivity and openness to the community.

    I'm planning to donate some money and try to help spread the word a bit on this because, if I'm honest, I think they really are going to struggle to raise the funds they need. They need lots of work (electrics, asbestos removal, roof repair, fire doors) and they need to hire somebody to manage it as its almost entirely run by volunteers. its quite a task and seems to be a real crossroads in the history of the centre
  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    at the end of the video though they said they had the money to remove asbestos and finish the electrics, and possibly even a manager! But they still want to stick more cash into sorting the place out...so it sounds fairly secure, but im sure they could still do with it :)
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  23. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    Yeah they've got money to remove the asbestos, some to continue with the electrics (not sure about finishing them) but no money for the roof, the windows, the fire doors etc. That will help open half of the building (I think) and that should help fund the running costs in future but there's so much more work to be done. And there's no money yet for a manager or tiger support staff.
    I think their target is about £56k.
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  24. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    Tiger support staff? Shit, tigers are a good idea...
    (I meant 'other' but am happy to go with tigers)
  25. Anju

    Anju Well-Known Member

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  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  27. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    This nauseates me. It just makes me think of how ordinary working people such as market traders, then genuinely 'impoverished artists' make an area what it is, only for it to be raped by capitalist scum.

    I know that's really overblown and emotive language but it's how I feel about gentrification!
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  28. Anju

    Anju Well-Known Member

    I think the language is perfectly appropriate. The whole of Deptford, between Deptford and Greenwich and the centre of Lewisham are being transformed but not in any natural way. I think all those flats should have been built as social housing. 10% reserved for unemployed, 10% for refugeea and the rest rented to working people with incomes below £60,000. The builders and material suppliers still get paid and long term there is no cost to the taxpayer as rents would mostly be paid from people's earnings. We would also get a more diverse, but hopefully also integrated community, than if it is just people with the money and mindset of those able to pay £400,000 for a flat in an area they would have driven through, checking their doors were locked, just a few years ago.
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  29. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    hmm yes...hence the need for a (protected) tour of the area

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