Grow Wild activities

  1. Dec 7 onwards: The start of building the Telegraph Hill Centre garden where we will be building raised beds on Fridays from 12 noon
  2. Dec 5: Planting and cooking demo activity at the EWCS AGM 5pm -7pm.
  3. Dec 12/19: Cooking at the Youth Club 7-9.30pm
  4. Dec 21: Winter Solstice on 21 December with Parade and Winter harvested treats
  5. Dec 26: Sharing Lunch on Boxing Day

Primary school Fairs. We are organising planting activity and cauliflower fritters for these fairs:

  1. Dec 7: John Stainer 3.30
  2. Dec 8: Edmund Waller  2 -4pm,
  3. Dec 13: Childeric 3.15pm
  4. Dec 14: Kender 3.30pm.

And don’t forget Souper Sundays at the Common Growth garden.

Connect with your community Nov 15

WHERE and WHEN: Thursday Nov 15th, 6-8.30pm at New Cross Learning (next to Iceland near New Cross Gate station)

As the research stage of this 5 year project concludes, we can now embark on action. Come and meet with fellow community organisations and listen to the fundraising and research specialists from the RSA and other national organisations to see how they can help us achieve the aims we have for our community. All welcome.

Informal networking afterwards in the New Cross House pub across the road.

Hashtag for twitter is #rsaconnected.

See poster for more info: Community fundraising discussion at New Cross Learning


Provisional agenda 

18:00 – 18:10  People arrive, settle, name badges etc..

18:10 – 18:30  Connected Communities

– Recap how the project came about

– Results across the 7 areas that we are currently working in – provides context and illustrates how different networks can be

– Very top-line results for New Cross Gate/ wider area.

18:30 – 19:00  Current groups/potential new ideas (5 mins slots)

– Talk to me South London

– Presentation from a very successful national intergenerational project with potential local application (TBC)

– Bruno Taylor on setting up FLIP projects (this is a young person specific project, that utilises their online connections to facilitate CV building, but lessons learnt could be useful as could potential links between FLIP and NXG specific projects)

– Tansy Drake discusses the older person ‘Nana’ project she is working on in Hackney

– Local older person’s project (TBC)

– Introductions from those there with a fundraiser/evaluators perspective.

19:00- 19:10  Open it out to other attendees to talk about what they’re doing

19:10 – 19:40  1 of 3 table options

  • Intergenerational ideas/live funding opps  (facilitated by Tansy Drake, with older person project leaders and evaluation expert from funders the Nominet Trust)
  • General well being ideas/live funding opps (facilitated by Ben Dellot (enterprise/young people angle, with Bruno Taylor and (TBC) an additional fundraising expert)
  • Mapping table (facilitated by Gaia Marcus with support from Catherine Shovlin and/or other NXL representative)

19.40 – 20:10   As above, attendees will have the opportunity to switch to another table.

20:10 – 20:30  feedback, wrap up and next steps

20:30  to the pub!

NXL 2012 Auction Nov 17

2012 Grand Auction. Get your Christmas bargains now

First of all thank you for supporting or volunteering at NXL over the last year.  We are having a Grand Auction on Saturday 17th November 2012 from 7-10pm at NXL 283-285 New Cross Road.  Please come along and bring some friends!  Also if you have any items/time you’d wish to donate for the auction, that would be greatly appreciated!
The auction catalogue will be available on 13th November.  If you wish to see the catalogue it will be on show in the library or available on email by request. Or download the pdf here 2012 Auction Catalogue New Cross Learning
Of course we will need people to bid for these lots and this year we will accept telephone bidding if you really can’t be here in person. so if you fancy something we can arrange this by using the following numbers:
We look forward to seeing you on the night.
Kind Regards,
Gill and Kathy

Big Book Sale Sun 4 Nov 2-5pm @ New Cross Learning

Massive book sale to raise funds for New Cross Learning, the community-run library and learning centre in New Cross Gate on Sunday November 4, 2-5pm.
Paperbacks will be 5 for £1 and hardbacks £1 each. There will also be seasonal treats like parkin and tea and coffee on sale for those who want to make an afternoon of it.
“With the freezing weather coming in, what could be better than buying a few good books and curling up with them by the fire?”, asked Gillian Hart, Co-chair of New Cross Learning. “We have superb second hand books for sale – mainly fiction – and books for children as well. Every penny will go to keeping New Cross Learning open.”
The successful wholly volunteer-run learning centre New Cross Learning took over from New Cross Library, – which was closed as part of Lewisham Council’s cuts, just over  a year ago,  backed by the charity Bold Vision. It was recently promised a 2-year lease and building maintenance funding by Lewisham Council and is also backed by New Cross Gate Trust.
The volunteers must raise all the money needed to cover running costs.
The services that New Cross Learning provide include
– learning activities, from creative poetry workshops, to a regular knitting workshop, street dance, baby bounce, craft activities and health programmes such as healthy walks
– free computer use and wifi
– a library of books
– newspapers and quality journals
Notes for Editors:
The Big Book Sale will be on Sunday 4 Nov
283-285 New Cross Road, New Cross, SE14 6AS
Nearest Station: New Cross Gate.
New Cross is a diverse community with multiple indicators of deprivation. New Cross Learning exists to support that community. It is an incubator project supported by local community charity Bold Vision,
New Cross Gate Trust also supports New Cross Gate
New Cross Learning has a secondhand bookshop that is open during our opening hours (a smaller stock is available than on our special book sale days).

Our Hill Station

Now that the extension is done, the excellent quality av projector and screen or in situ and we have an alcohol licence…

… all we need are your excellent ideas for Mixer events to use the space in the evenings after cafe hours.

We don’t want to give up the space for weekly events but are open to suggestions from people wanting to host performance events and cultural exchanges rather than regular classes or clubs.  This is a really excellent venue and we would love to see it used a lot more in the evenings.