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Goldsmiths music student awarded £1,500 prize

Goldsmiths music student awarded £1,500 prize

Lucy Cait, 21, a talented musician from Goldsmiths, University of London, has been given a ‘head-start’ into the music industry. The second year student, studying Popular Music was chosen for the Ed Renshaw Music award, along with a 23-year old drummer, David Dyson, from Greenwich. Offered for the first time…

Gay couple thrown off bus in Blackheath for kissing

Gay couple thrown off bus in Blackheath for kissing

An incident where a gay couple was reportedly thrown off a bus near Blackheath for kissing has been described as ‘completely unacceptable’ by Transport for London. Jack James, 23, said he and his partner were verbally abused and forced off by the driver of the number 89 bus. James told the…

Deptford store featured in Martin Scorsese’s new movie

Deptford store featured in Martin Scorsese’s new movie

A film produced by legendary director Martin Scorsese has been spotted shooting today in a Deptford shop. Fine art supply shop ARCHdeptford, located opposite Deptford rail station, was selected to be used as a set in a new film entitled “Tomorrow”. The cast includes movie stars Stephen Fry, Sophie Kennedy-Clarke…

Lottery funding for Lewisham theatre project

Lottery funding for Lewisham theatre project

A £31,000 lottery grant has been awarded to Lewisham Youth Theatre to support performances inspired by a community history project. Catford Tales will see local residents coming together to learn about Catford’s history and exchange memories and experiences, which will then be transformed into a theatre production by LYT. Helen…

New Young Mayor of Lewisham elected

New Young Mayor of Lewisham elected

Liam Islam became the eleventh directly elected Young Mayor of Lewisham in a special ceremony at Catford’s Civic Suite last night. Islam, 14, who attends Deptford Green School, won with 1,210 votes as 28 candidates campaigned to become the voice of the borough’s youth. Speaking to EastLondonLines, he said: “My…

Blind man asks Goldsmiths students to read to him

Blind man asks Goldsmiths students to read to him

A 34-year-old blind man from Nunhead was left “overwhelmed” by responses after posting a hand-written advert in a Goldsmiths corridor asking people to read to him. Bailey suffers from an inherited neurological disorder which caused him to lose his eye sight 15 years ago. He decided to reach out to…

Is Hither Green one of London’s hip villages?

Is Hither Green one of London’s hip villages?

Hither Green was recently named one of London’s up-and-coming hip villages in an article in the Sunday Times. This is due to its proximity to Central London thanks to the fast rail links, its rising house prices and its unique boutiques. But how do Hither Green’s residents feel about the…

Lewisham teachers to campaign against free schools

Lewisham teachers to campaign against free schools

A campaign to defend state education against free schools and academies is to be launched by Lewisham teachers next month. At the Lewisham branch of the National Union of Teachers members are concerned about the Government’s proposal to turn local schools into academies and open free schools in order to…

Ukip man to be tried for sexual assault

Ukip man to be tried for sexual assault

UKIP’s former candidate for Mayor of Lewisham will face trial after allegations he sexually assaulted a homeless Bulgarian man. Civil Servant Peter Lello, 44, was accused of assault in May. He denied the charge at Woolwich Crown Court last Friday and is on bail until June next year, when he…

NHS workers strike for a one per cent pay rise for all staff

NHS workers strike for a one per cent pay rise for all staff

Lewisham NHS workers took part in a four-hour nationwide strike today in an attempt to secure a 1% pay rise for all NHS staff. The strike, which was expected to affect NHS services across England and parts of Northern Ireland, had an impressive turnout in the Lewisham borough as ambulance…

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