New Cross Jubilee Street Party

Lucia writes:

New Cross Learning (which runs the local library), St James' School, the Hobgoblin Pub and St James Church have got together to put on a Jubilee Street party in 'Hatcham Village', New Cross, on Saturday 2 June on St James (Road) in New Cross from 2-6pm.

The street will be closed for the family-friendly day and people are asked to bring food to share for a street party.

There will be organised games and entertainments with a stage put on by the Madcap Coalition, guest-starring local bands and schoolchildren, as well as a bar.

The entertainment will include a tug of war, a human fruit machine, a tombola, a stage with street dance, acapella, and bands.

Local enthusiasts at two knitting groups have created a special celebratory huge knitted Union Jack, which will be on display. There are also original items from Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation on display in New Cross Learning, organised by the Local History Society.

On display on St James (road) will be one of the fire engines from the local Fire Station. At the same time, New Cross Learning will be holding a book sale to raise funds.

There will also be a play reading by a local writer and journalist, Swordwater, in St James Church at 5pm. The performance is part of a series of events across the country to mark the millennium of the martyrdom of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Alfege at the hands of Viking raiders in Greenwich.