Up the Line returns to Brockley

Up the Line, the fantastic Armistice Day celebration organised for the first time last year, returns to Brockley this year:


The Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries, who host the event, say:

We're delighted that following on from the massively successful 'Up The Line' event last year, organiser John McKiernan has announced that it will hopefully happen again this year. The event will take place in the Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries on 11th November 2010 – Thursday 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

19 comments:

TM said...

All quiet on the Brockley Front......

Tamsin said...

Indeed, there should have been some response. It was so good last year. I am looking forward to the same again.

Well done!

Anonymous said...

Yes, can't wait. Hope for dry weather this year.

mg said...

Sorry, that was me.

Anonymous said...

I won't be there this year, but took three friends along last year and we had a fab time, followed by tapas and wine at try, perfick!

Matt-Z said...

Will the Rivoli be open again for drinks afterwards?

TM said...

Bit of a cock-up on the diary front I'm afraid; I'm at the Old Vic that night..........

Ah well 2011 awaits.

John Moonbow said...

Hello,

Thanks Nick and everyone for the early support on this.

Lewisham council has been excellent in trying to ensure the evening happens. We still require Arts Council funding to guarantee the event takes place and the support here is vital as BC will be monitored as part of the application to measure interest.

All suggestions are warmly received and considered. Anyone wishing to volunteer or want to be part of the children’s lantern parade can email remembrance@platform-7.com

The event will begin at 7pm with entry anytime up to 8.15pm. We wish to encourage generations of families, neighbours and friends to attend together.

Poet Joe Duggan performed ‘The German Graves’ by A P Herbert in 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwp8ZlnJWUc

Thanks

Up The Line

Elsiemaud Boy said...

John - the Frank Wallace letters that have been submitted on the BBC people's war site that were written from a local Brockley man to his evacuated wife in the second world war. Not only are they full of detail on the bombings and the effects on Brockley people, but having someone read from them during the evening may give it a local touch. I'm suprised the letters have never appeared here on Brockley Central.

Link below
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/categories/c55601/

John Moonbow said...

Elsiemaud Boy, excellent, thanks.

This has stimulated an idea for the event.

John Moonbow said...

Hydrogen Cell Power for Cemetery

Really pleased to announce that LB Lewisham Sustainability Group has secured the funds for ‘Up The Line’ to hire Hylight Power Cells for 11.Nov event - first seen at Latitude Festival.

This will mean, we hope, there will not be diesel generators in the cemetery on the night. If successful the CO2 emissions will be cut from 21.2kg to 6.1kg; a reduction of 71%.

Details: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/14642859
Sums available on request remembrance@platform-7.com

Volunteers required for the evening please email above

Fingers still crossed for Arts Council funding.

Best

Anonymous said...

Indeed, this is where people who don't think that public funding touches them discover that it does in inumerable small ways. Brockley is hardley likley to attract high profile benefactor.

Everything crossed here....

Anonymous said...

Wow, Hydrogen powered lights - go green baby!

Tamsin said...

Also doing away with the noise of a generator. Are they by any chance also more rain-proof?

What's with the Arts Council funding issue? Did you get Assembly monies? And how much more is needed?

Up The Line said...

No high or low profile benefactors sorry to say. Council has been fantastic across a range of departments. No issue with the Arts Council, although key to the event, they are progressing through their normal procedures, may have two more weeks to wait for decision. No approach made to the Assemblies.

Hydrogen cells are weatherproof and completely silent – at least that is what it says on the tin.

Best

Up The Line said...

Brockley we need volunteers!

Anonymous said...

Hi- Kathryn, our Aussie poet has gone back down under so we need another. I noticed Sevenoakser (yes you) posted a message last year and owned up to being from the antipodes - do you know of a genuine Aussie who can full her big poetic shoes or might you be interested in reading for us yourself? Help keep the Anzac flag flying for me - help me out - anyone out there knows a strine?
isabel i/c poetry.

TM said...

Any news on whether this will return for 2011?

Tamsin said...

Alas, no it's not. A real shame as it was so good.

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