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Be part of the ‘Action!’ as new cinema comes to Deptford

Be part of the ‘Action!’ as new cinema comes to Deptford

Deptford and Hollywood may be poles apart but thanks to the initiative of a group of passionate film buffs and local volunteers the big screen is coming to Lewisham. A former derelict  car body workshop on the Broadway is to be transformed into a cinema. The eight founding members which include…

Carnival atmosphere returns to West Croydon tomorrow

Carnival atmosphere returns to West Croydon tomorrow

This Sunday (July 20), South London’s biggest carnival, much like this week’s weather, will bring some extra warmth and colour to the already vibrant streets of West Croydon. The West Croydon Carnival of Cultures was first launched in 2011 in response to the London riots, and aims to bring people…

A sweet taste of Honeyblood’s debut album

A sweet taste of Honeyblood’s debut album

It is truly an amazing opportunity to have the privilege to witness a fresh, young band finding its feet in the music world. Understanding the predictable nature of the music industry, the drum and guitar duo Honeyblood knew that they had to develop a distinctive sound to keep themselves clear…

Four must watch acts under 24 at Lovebox Festival

Four must watch acts under 24 at Lovebox Festival

  This weekend, the Lovebox Festival will return to Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets for the 12th time, providing two days of some of the world’s best music. The park will be inundated with big beats and sing-alongs this weekend as the sold out festival hosts some of the biggest…

Shake your hipster hips at Dance Nations Dalston

Shake your hipster hips at Dance Nations Dalston

This Saturday, July 19, Gillett Square in Dalston will be filled with banging beats and cool steps. It’s Dance Nations Dalston. Now in its fifth year, the free event offers live music and dance workshops for all ages The opening act, scheduled for 1.50pm, will see secondary school students from…

Theatre, culture and music at sixth Sydenham Arts Festival

Theatre, culture and music at sixth Sydenham Arts Festival

  Sydenham Arts Festival, the biggest arts and culture event in South East London, is under way with an impressive line-up of artists, musicians, poets and writers in 65 events. The festival kicked off on Saturday with a huge street celebration, featuring live music, belly dancers, street performances and global…

New Model Market food fair opens in Lewisham

New Model Market food fair opens in Lewisham

The organisers of Dalston’s Street Feast are expanding their culinary ventures south of the river to Lewisham from today. Model Market, a new food fair, will occupy an abandoned indoor and outdoor market lane off Lewisham High Street .  The organisers of Street Feast have experience in transforming disused areas…

‘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…

Hale Man: The people’s artist of Croydon

Hale Man: The people’s artist of Croydon

  Hale Man, an artist-in-residence at the Whitgift Centre in Croydon will be opening a new exhibition, “Elements of Transformation” on Saturday, June 14, with a full day of events scheduled. A painter as well as a sculptor working in the metal arts, Man was trained at the Royal College…