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The Blythe Hill Festival

The Friends of Blythe Hill Fields, the small park near Brockley Rise, are organising a local arts festival on June 28th and are looking for performers, musicians, artists, stallholders, workshop leaders and volunteers of all kinds to contribute to the festival.

Last year’s festival was a popular event, with games, bands, stalls, donkey rides and a bouncy castle. This year the emphasis is different as they have received funding from the One Lewisham Fund on the agreed basis that the festival will reflect the art, culture and diversity in the local neighbourhood.

We are looking for local people who could give their time, preferably free of charge, to perform or take stalls and showcase their talents. They are particularly keen to have local bands and dance performances as these would suit the outdoor setting.

The festival will help to raise funds to improve the park’s facilities.

If you’d like to take part, please contact Molly:

The Brockley Cross Action Group AGM

The BXAG will be holding its 8th annual general meeting at 8pm on Wednesday 12th March, 2008 at the Brockley Baptist Church, Upper Brockley Rd.

Anyone interested in the work of the BXAG is welcome to attend and the speakers include: Duncan Law on Transition Towns and representatives from Brockley Max and the Tea Leaf Art Gallery.

The Brockley Society

The Brockley Society’s next meeting is also coming up later this month. More details of that one to follow…

Wickham Road books

Kate reports that, over the weekend, someone left a range of old books in a box outside their house, with the invitation for people to help themselves. To show how classy she is, she mentioned the fact that she got a copy of ‘Natasha’s Dance’ by Orlando Figes and would like to pass on her thanks to the former owner of the book. They are now probably all gone or very soggy, but keep an eye out if you’re a fan of Russian history…