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‘Invisible house’ to be built on site of disused garages

‘Invisible house’ to be built on site of disused garages

London’s first “invisible house” is to be built in Brockley, replacing two disused garages. Lewisham Council has granted planning permission for the building in Manor Avenue, which will use mirrors to help the house to blend in with the leafy surroundings.  It will also have a rooftop terrace overlooking the…

Exhibition explores local history using everyday items

Exhibition explores local history using everyday items

An exhibition to celebrate Lewisham’s history will open in New Cross today, exploring cultural changes over time by celebrating objects from people’s lives – from shopping bags to takeaway pizza menus. The Yesterday is Now History show is curated by two Goldsmiths university’s graduates, artist Eleanor Davies and anthropologist/historian Sophie…

Students win best pitch at sexual violence hackathon

Students win best pitch at sexual violence hackathon

Two Goldsmiths’ computing students have been awarded Best Team Pitch for their group project at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict hackathon. The hackathon was part of a global summit hosted by Angelina Jolie, the Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Foreign Secretary…

Man suffers head injury in argument about water fight

Man suffers head injury in argument about water fight

A water fight between children sparked a confrontation that left a 22-year-old man in hospital according to police, who are appealing for information about the incident earlier this month. The victim was hit over the head with a glass bottle during an argument between two groups of men on Polecroft…

Man stabbed in Lewisham now in stable condition

Man stabbed in Lewisham now in stable condition

A man who was stabbed in Lee on Saturday morning is now in stable condition. Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to a victim in his mid-20’s at 6:40 am, after what police believe was an altercation on Baring Road. The police are still continuing investigations; no arrests…

Cockpit Arts to hold Open Studios event this weekend

Cockpit Arts to hold Open Studios event this weekend

Cockpit Arts, an award winning social enterprise, is hosting the Summer Open Studios in Deptford this weekend. The organization, founded in 1986, provides studios, facilities, advice and other services to “designers-makers”, all of whom have a craft-based practice. Over 170 jewelers, ceramicists, glassblowers, silver smiths and other designer-makers will be opening…

Charity bike ride sees over 1000 participants

Charity bike ride sees over 1000 participants

Over 1,000 participants cycled from Blackheath to Horse Guards Parade on June 8, 2014 to raise money for Help for Heroes, a charity that serves people wounded in Britain’s current conflicts. Now in its seventh year, Hero Ride 2014 concluded a week long series of charity bike rides. Among those…

Two students fall to their deaths at party in Deptford after ‘frolicking’ on a sixth floor balcony

Two students fall to their deaths at party in Deptford after ‘frolicking’ on a sixth floor balcony

An 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman died after falling from a sixth floor balcony at Knights Tower in Deptford.  The teenagers, both of whom have not yet been named, were attending a party. A resident from a nearby building told the BBC he noticed the pair on the balcony…

From abandoned market to street food paradise

From abandoned market to street food paradise

The creators of Street Feast, known for their popular night markets such as Dalston Yard, are opening up a new summer night market in Lewisham called Model Market. They are currently transforming an abandoned 1950’s market just off Lewisham Highway into what Dom Cools-Lartigue, founder of Street Feast, describes as…

Workshops galore at the third annual Lewisham Job Fair

Workshops galore at the third annual Lewisham Job Fair

The third annual Job Fair in Lewisham will be running on the weekend from Friday June 13 to Saturday June 14, 2014 from 11am to 4pm at Lewisham Town Hall. This year the job fair will include workshops covering key issues around job-seeking and interviews such as ‘What to wear to…