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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…

New talents to perform in Lewisham shopping centre

New talents to perform in Lewisham shopping centre

Lewisham shopping centre has created a new project to help buskers and other local musicians to show their talent. According to the spokeswoman of Lewisham shopping, the centre will provide semi-circular mats at various places in the shopping centre – similar to those used on the underground for buskers. The project will…

New Cross Gate station improving before 2015

New Cross Gate station improving before 2015

New Cross Gate Overground Station is set to be one of the first stations to bring in new longer trains by the end of 2014. The increase, which will help support the over 100 million commuter journeys made on the network every year, will involve trains going from four carriages…

Youth Centre receives top architecture award

Youth Centre receives top architecture award

The designers of the The New Generation (TNG) Youth and Community Centre  on Wells Park Road in Syndenham have been honoured by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) with a London Regional Award. According to the jury who awarded the accolade, the centre won for its “democratic and flexible…

Police seek suspects in ticket inspector assault

Police seek suspects in ticket inspector assault

Pictures of three people wanted for questioning have been released by police after a bus ticket inspector was attacked on duty in Lewisham. The incident happened on Friday, January 3, at about 6pm when three passengers, two men and a woman, attacked a TfL Revenue Protection Inspector when he asked to…

Police arrest after 18-year-old is stabbed to death

Police arrest after 18-year-old is stabbed to death

Four male youths have been arrested on suspicion of stabbing an 18-year-old to death in Sydenham. A 13-year-old, two 15- year-olds, and a 17-year-old have been arrested in connection with the stabbing and are currently in custody . Police were called to West Park Road on May 31 at approximately…