Home » Archives by category » Lewisham (Page 2)

“Unprovoked” attacker faces sentencing in March

“Unprovoked” attacker faces sentencing in March

A man who punched a young mother in front of her children in an unprovoked attack will be sentenced next month. Cyril Atula, 20, from Lewisham, punched the 24-year old victim in the neck as she left St James Medical Centre in Walthamstow with her baby and 3-year old son…

24-hour Overground services will run to New Cross Gate

24-hour Overground services will run to New Cross Gate

“All-night” weekend services will be extended to the London Overground line by 2017, the Chancellor and the Mayor announced today. In their overnight visit to the maintenance workers at Victoria station, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Mayor of London Boris Johnson revealed further plans for the 24-hour services,…

Goldsmiths rock band Blur to release first album in 12 years

Goldsmiths rock band Blur to release first album in 12 years

Former Goldsmiths alumni, and award-winning rock band, Blur have announced details of a major comeback, with their first album in 12 years set for release in April. The band have also made available new track ‘Go Out’. It is the first song released by the foursome since 2012. The band,…

Brockley chippy hands out free chips to celebrate award

Brockley chippy hands out free chips to celebrate award

Lewisham fish-and-chip shop, Brockley’s Rock, has been named winner of “Best Chippy Chips in London” for the second year running in the Choice Chip Awards. The award ceremony is hosted each year during Chip Week, which runs from February 16 to February 22, with businesses entering across the country. Entrants…

Chinese ‘Monkey King’ actor visits Goldsmiths College

Chinese ‘Monkey King’ actor visits Goldsmiths College

Chinese actor Liu Xiao Ling Tong, best known for his role as the ‘Monkey King’ superhero in the popular Chinese television series ‘Journey To The West’ held a press conference at Goldsmiths on Tuesday to promote his upcoming film adaptation of the series. Liu Xiao Ling Tong talked about his…

Council’s proposed cuts will lead to ‘severe suffering’

Council’s proposed cuts will lead to ‘severe suffering’

Cuts of £85 million will bring “severe suffering” to the borough, a top Lewisham councillor has warned following a council meeting last week. Lewisham councillor Kevin Bonavia cautioned a mayor and cabinet meeting in light of government austerity measures that will see Lewisham lose a third of its budget, with…

Pioneering social housing ‘pops-up’ in the capital

Pioneering social housing ‘pops-up’ in the capital

The first ever Pop-up Village in London will appear in Lewisham, designed by internationally renowned architect, Lord Richard Rogers. The Ladywell Pop-up Village will be the first social housing initiative of this kind. The project has been taken on by architect firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and will be…

Street rappers take on Lewisham ‘popo’ in rap duel

Street rappers take on Lewisham ‘popo’ in rap duel

A rap duel between two rappers and two police impersonators caused a sensation on YouTube last week, generating more than 78,000 views. The performance took place on Lewisham High Street on February 10 where two rappers rhymed about not being able to afford to buy anything when they were “arrested”…

Opposition mounts to £85m Lewisham Council cuts

Opposition mounts to £85m Lewisham Council cuts

Opposition is mounting from both local residents and anti-austerity groups against the “devastating” £85 million worth of budget cuts planned by Lewisham Council Among the cuts being planned are significant changes to key services for children and the disabled, which were criticised at Wednesday night’s meeting of the council cabinet.…

“Top-end” works to feature at Goldsmiths auction

“Top-end” works to feature at Goldsmiths auction

Famous Goldsmiths’ alumni including Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas and Steve McQueen have donated works valued up to £350,o00 to Christie’s auction which will take place tomorrow. At tomorrow’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale Christie’s will offer works including  Damien Hirst’s Ipratropium Bromide (estimated at £250,000 – £350,000), Sarah Lucas’ Nahuiolin (estimated…