The Brockley Street Art Festival 2015

Participating artist Tim Ralson's work in Deptford
The Brockley Street Art Festival takes place between May 29th and June 5th, coinciding with the Brockley Max arts festival. Venues and flat surfaces across Brockley and Honor Oak will be taking part and you can find out who's painting walls and shutters near you on the festival map here.

Brockley Street Art Festival events

As part of the festival, the organisers are hosting a range of events and activities, almost all of which are free. Full details available here. Highlights include:

  • Saturday 30th May - Food Memories
Family event for kids 8+ at the log circle next to Hilly Fields Cafe. Come along and share food memories and favourite recipes of loved ones to inspire unique mural to be painted from 6th June on the rear wall of Hilly Fields cafe.

  • Saturday 30th May - Merging Inks 
Collaborative Live Art Jam The Brockley Mess will be opening its doors (and it's bar!) for an evening of live art led by local artist Roxanne Williams. Merging Inks challenges artists to generate ideas rapidly while merging the style of other creatives to a live DJ set.
  • Thursday 4th June - Wall Lords
This talk at 7pm at The Hill Station takes you on a journey into the London Graffiti scene of the 1980s and 1990s with The Artful Dodger (A.Dee), one of the first Aerosol Writers to emerge from the UK.

Brockley Brewery's Special Edition Street Art Summer Ale

Available from next Friday, Brockley Brewery have produced some special edition bottles of their Summer Ale. Some of the proceeds from the sale of these bottles will be going back into the festival fund, to enable them to pay participating artists and cover their materials and equipment.

New nursery for New Cross

Karen writes:

A former council (I understand) nursery that closed several years ago is being reopened next month by London Early Years Foundation Nurseries
on Amersham Vale in New Cross. It sits behind the Sure Start centre. It's a crying shame that it stood empty for so long (but all the toys were still there!).

I went there this morning and it looks good - a fantastic huge and bright baby room - plus plenty of outdoor space, not to mention the more than handy proximity to New Cross station. Plus, LEYF is a not for profit organisation so the rates are very reasonable. They already run another one in New Cross called the Play Room which is quite popular.

The Delight House Cafe, Lewisham Way

The Delight House Cafe has just opened on Lewisham Way, next to the Tesco Metro.

The décor is attempting modern, but the offer is decidedly 80s old-school - buns, iced eclairs, ice cream and coffee.

The options are a little thin at this early stage but as a place for a bit of tea and cake with friendly staff, it's great.

BC refuses to write the word KIDZ

For Everyman, A Religion

For Each A Road - In this case, New Cross Road, where the Jehovah's Witnesses are refurbishing Kingdom Hall
Juiced workers. Joy withheld.
Jesus wept. Judgement waits.

Rail strike threatens train services [Strike cancelled]

UPDATE: The strike's off after the union got a pay deal

Just in time for the bank holiday, TfL says:

Network Rail unions have called 48 hours of country-wide industrial action on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May. If the strike goes ahead, it will affect Southern rail services on Monday, Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.

No Transport for London or London Underground staff will be on strike and so the vast majority of our services will run as normal. However, as some of these rely on Network Rail signals and power supply, if the industrial action goes ahead, no services will run on the London Overground except between Dalston Junction and New Cross/New Cross Gate which will operate from 08:00 and 13:00 on Monday and 08:00 and 17:00 on Tuesday.

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