Stories from the refugee camp

Here are our one minute a day videos from the October/November 2017 visit to the camp

The first day: gathering materials

Artmongering with Refugees – We are missing Azraq from Artmongers on Vimeo.

The second day: chocolate fountaineering and wool winding

ARTMONGERING WITH REFUGEES – BACK INTO ACTION from Artmongers on Vimeo.

The third day: out and about with chocolate, art, knitting and the trolley

ARTMONGERING WITH REFUGEES – SWEET MINGLING from Artmongers on Vimeo.

The fourth day: circles of hope – in conversation with the women and in the ‘pink zone’

ARTMONGERING WITH REFUGEES – HOPE CIRCLE from Artmongers on Vimeo.

The fifth day: getting in the pink to create a new artspace

ARTMONGERING WITH REFUGEES – C'MON YALLA from Artmongers on Vimeo.

The sixth day: accepting the trolley might not be the answer to reach isolated women in the camp and finding a new way

ARTMONGERING WITH REFUGEES – REACHING ISOLATED WOMEN from Artmongers on Vimeo.

Week Two: creating the giant water trolley

ARTMONGERING WITH REFUGEES – MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER from Artmongers on Vimeo.

 

Creative writing for kids, for adults and Film clubs!

Three new fantastic events at New Cross Learning in January/ February

Regular film club for adults every Wednesday, from 7pm, (the children’s film club is at 4pm each Wednesday): starts on 4 Feb

Adults’ writing workshop Saturday 31 January, 3pm-6pm with Different Skies

Half term creative writing and storytelling workshop, Thursday 19 Feb, 11am-12.30pm (for 7-10 year olds) Storytellingsmall

A terrific year at New X Learning!

I recently attended the New Cross Learning AGM and have to say those people go from strength to strength. The diversity, inclusion and sheer stamina of the team is remarkable.

Over the Christmas holidays they will be taking a well earned break, but work won’t stop at the library. Thanks to a maintenance grant from Lewisham Council the ceiling will be replaced, doors repalightbox 2 2014ired and the whole place will get a fresh new look by the time the decorators are done. All the perfect compliment to the second Lightbox Art that was completed by Jess and co this week. The picture gives you some idea but pop in to see it for yourself. And if you’re not already a registered user signing up is a great way to support them too.

NXL Highlights 2013/14

Oct 13        Black History Month Black Panther magazines draw 2 ex-Panthers from the States for an ad-hock discussion and meeting

Nov 13       Big Book Sale plus The Auction proves to be a quick way to make money, attract more users with an increase in issue numbers

Dec 13        2nd AGM and Xmas Fayre. Kathy and Gill remain Co-Chairs as agreed at the AGM.

Jan 14        Workshops commence for the Chinese New Year, the year of the Horse. More Chinese participate this year.

Feb 14        LGBT month is celebrated with a showing of Broke Back Mountain, the first of our Pop-Up Cinema shows

Mar 14      Basic Skills IT Training course starts that is aimed the Silver Surfers. A most moving evening hosting 13 Palestinian women who told us about life in their country and what faces them every day. John Kirk’s performance of Private Peaceful brought tears to our eyes.

Apr 14        Ewan McColl remembered from a 50 year old recording with Travelling People brought to us by Mark Brown of Goldsmiths’. Another successful partnership with New Cross Free Film Festival brings famous director, Ken Loach to NXL.

May 14      Joined with Dig to help with Tomato Fest seeding Managed to sell some new books. 25 kids sat still in a cartoon graphics workshop.

June 14      Patchwork workshops and Gypsy recognition as the Roma Festival is held here at NXL.

July 14        The Lease is signed and big thanks go out to the Bold Vision Backers, especially Catherine and John who never gave up on us.

Aug 14       Mystery walks and picnics were even more popular this year. A brilliant trip down river to see the Poppies at the Tower brought a diverse group of people together.

Sept 14      Party in the Park was a promotional success with over 5000 people grooving to Punk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Reggae Blues and Folk music all day long. NXL hosted all the meetings, allowed the bank account to be used and did the printing i.e. put New Cross on the map.

Playclub Fundraiser

 

 

 

 

Come along to the Telegraph Hill Playclub Fundraiser on Friday 21 November.
6-8pm Kids Frozen Singalong
8-1030pm Comedy night with live music with a fantastic lineup (Adult only)
There will be food and a licensed bar.
Turn up on the night and have a great time raising much need funds for our well loved, community Playclub. Our target is to raise at least £700.

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Cinetopia – last of the season

CINETOPIA – FRIDAY 14 MARCH
It’s our last film of the season (boo!) but it’s a great film (yay!) Book now for a difficult family holiday.

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Hope to see you there,
Andrew, Gill and Simon

Cinetopia / New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival

Two Cinetopias in a Month!

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In addition to our one-off special at the Albany on 27 February tickets are still available for our regular Hill Station gig on Friday 14 February.

FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY – THE HILL STATION
A lean, mean and compelling thriller for the penultimate film in our Kin Flicks season.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/562773

THURSDAY 27 FEBRUARY – YAM YAM EAST @ THE ALBANY
A filmic feast for the senses with all the right ingredients. Sit back and enjoy a shaggy-dog tale that makes allusions to Samurai, Spaghetti Westerns and Spielberg but is above all a heart-warming tribute to love, laughter and the power of food.

Join us for a delicious recipe of film, food and fun at this one-off special screening for only £5
http://www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/1158/YamYam/Cinetopia

Yours Cinetopically
Andrew, Gill and Simon

Cinetopia / New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival

07946 347693

NXD FFF: http://www.freefilmfestivals.org/whats-on/new-cross.html
Cinetopia website: http://cinetopiaworld.blogspot.co.uk/
Cinetopia on FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cinetopia/247346505307197