The Road Worrier

Matthew writes:

The large convenience store off Brockley Rise in-between Chandos and Le Querce seems to have been halved from two units into one, with some work going on in the other unit. Does anyone have any idea what it’s destined to be? The shop owners don’t seem to have any idea, only that the landlord is changing it.

Oskar Jakobsen at fourFold

Brockley-based curator Lanny Walker is staging an exhibition by Oskar Jakobsen at fourFold gallery at the Enclave art base in Deptford tonight. Oskar will be there this evening to discuss his work.

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Babur Gourmandized

Food muralist crew Gourmandizing have transformed this wall next to Babur on Brockley Rise as a belated addition to the Brockley Street Art Festival. The work celebrates the award-winning restaurant's 30th anniversary.

Never look back, walk tall, act fine

In the beginning there was only Chaos. Then out of the void appeared Erebus, the unknowable place where death dwells, and Night. All else was empty, silent, endless, dark. Then, Love was born bringing along the beginning of order.
- Greek Creation Myth

Lewisham was magicked into existence with the creation of Lewisham Borough Council on April 1st 1965 and so Lewisham Council is asking for the public's help to celebrate its golden jubilee. They say:

What might you have in common with musician Jimi Hendrix, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and actor Jude Law? These celebrities are just three of many well-known people that were born or have lived in Lewisham and are part of our borough's history.

I'll stick with you baby for a thousand years - Bullock Rex
Whether you are used to signing autographs like these former residents or not, we would like you to celebrate our golden anniversary by sharing your own memories.

With the Heritage Lottery Fund, who have funded this important project; we have been busy gathering artefacts such as old photographs, theatre programmes and school uniforms that represent the last 50 years in Lewisham.

Come along to one of our participating libraries with your memorabilia. Anything you bring along will be photographed so that the images can be added to the Lewisham archives for future generations to discover.

Saturday 8 August - New Cross Learning

Saturday 15 August - Crofton Park Community Library​

Little Nan's hilltop hangout

Little Nan, the locally-born party pensioner, has been floozing her way around the hipsteriest parts of London for a while, but is returning to her hood in August. She says:

I wanted to let you know that I will be popping up at the Hill Station on Telegraph Hill for 2 weekends from 14th August - 23rd August and will be spoiling New Cross with Cocktails served from Teapots, Jerk Shack Street food, Gina's Cabaret show and a Sunday Roast Lunch. 

We are now taking bookings which we recommend for those of you who plan to come for your Birthday, but walk in's are totally okay too as we will have an outside seated area for those of you who want to enjoy a Cocktail at Sunset looking over Telegraph Hill park. 

Do let me know if it is your Celebration and Little Nan will name a cocktail in your honour!

Full info can be found here.

Introducing: Honeybourne's

The owners of Ladywell gift shop Slater & King recently told us they'd sold up to a new owner. Well, here's the new owner, Hannah, to tell us about her plans for the place:

"I’m taking over everyone’s favourite gift-shop, Slater & King on Ladywell Road. I’ve lived in Ladywell all my life, so I was delighted when Jason brought a new lease of life to the village by opening his lovely shop four years ago.

I’ve been popping in for cards, gifts and gossip ever since! I want to keep the spirit of Slater & King that I loved. But, when we re-open in early August, expect tweaks inside and out, and new lines next to existing favourites – along with a new name, Honeybourne’s.

I won’t be a replacement for Jason but I will build on the fabulous legacy he’s left behind. I hope to do Ladywell, and Jason, proud. To keep up to date with progress, you can Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter, or Instagram."

Coulgate clearance catches cars

Coulgate Street is being improved as part of the redevelopment of 180 Brockley Road. If you have a car parked there, come and move it quickly, before its car-napped.

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