Brockley on Deliveroo

Food delivery platform Deliveroo is about to launch a new Brockley section and has been on a hoovering spree in SE4, adding Noak, Salthouse Bottles and The Brockley Grill to its roster. These pages are not up and running to take orders yet, but the roll-out is happening on Friday.

Masala Wala was also canvassing opinion from Twitter about whether to go for it, with many followers raising concerns about the way it pays its people.

Are there any other locals you'd want to see added?

Lewisham's Caribbean Front Room

Goldsmiths writes:

From October 26-29, experience a unique installation at Lewisham Shopping Centre, recreating a 1970s Caribbean front room and a week of free live making and crafting workshops with Goldsmiths designer, Rose Sinclair.

The arrival of Caribbean women on the Windrush in 1948 started a new story about how textiles travel and how knowledge and culture is recorded, preserved and shared.

To celebrate Black History Month, explore the spaces and practices of Caribbean women and the textiles they displayed in the front room.

We really want to hear about your textiles stories. If you have ever been a member of a Dorcas society or Dorcas club, or see yourself as a modern Dorcas maker, share your memories with us. #21stCenturyDorcasMakers

Crafters and makers of all abilities welcome!

Details here

Brockley Christmas Market, December 17

The Brockley Christmas Market will return to Coulgate Street on Saturday, December 17th from 12pm-6pm.

Organised by the Brockley Cross Action Group, it will be the 10th annual event and the first since the street's makeover.

The cost of a stall is £60 and you can email for an application form. The closing date for applications is November 17th The organisers are also looking for local musicians and performers who want to get involved, so drop them a line if you're interested.

The Allotment closes

Fresh produce store The Allotment is closing down after five years of heroic trading on New Cross Road. \After a spree of local openings, it's a pity to see a high-quality independent close.

Thunder & Lightning, Ladywell

The pop-up palace at 261 Lewisham High Street, PLACELadywell, has found another tenant.

Morgan writes:

I have been lucky enough to get one of the small retail units in the block next to the Italian deli at PLACELadywell.

Thunder & Lightning opened at the weekend and sells hand picked ladies vintage pieces and also cool kitsch UK made clothing and accessories not usually seen on the high street.

The other local businesses operating from here will include a florist, plus size ladies clothing, a dress maker / designer, someone selling African print fabric and jewellery, hand made skin care products, greeting cards, a local charity Daley Bread and a couple more to come!

I'm really happy and excited I now get to be involved in this project, which is a great platform for retail start ups and creative.

For Thunder & Lightning's website, click here.

Green is green: The Brockley Tree Fundraiser

Work by Isobel Kimberley will be shown during the event
We're organising a storytelling evening at Number 57 Loampit Hill to fundraise for the Brockley Society Tree Committee.

The event will feature ordinary people telling true stories. No notes, 5 mins. Must be your own story. Not compulsory to tell a story but you may find you want to...

Sunday 30th October 7pm Ticket price £15.

Includes Pintxo & Glass of wine from L’Oculto

Buy tickets at

Also features Poet Bill Greenwell

There will also be an exhibition of tree drawings by Isobel Kimberley.

Pretty In Pink, November 12

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