Every time I go to Sainsbury’s in New Cross I bump into several people I know. Imagine if 4% of all the money we collectively spend could be given back to the community? That beats a few nectar points into a cocked hat. To get your card sign up here
- Gardening Club – Every Weds 1.30-5pm
- Bee Keeping Course: 6.30 – 8.30pm Mondays Jun 29 to Jul 6
- Sew You Need to Get Out More! : Every Weds: 9.30 – 11.30am and 1.30 – 3.30pm Sewing class
- Emergency First Aid: 9am – 5pm Fri Jun 12
- Paediatric First Aid: 9am – 5pm Fri Jun 5
- First Aid at Work: 9.15am – 3.15pm on Fridays Jun 26 – Jul 17
- Food Health and Hygiene: 9.15am – 4pm. Mon Jun 15
Esol – Beginners Literacy 12 noon – 1pm
Esol – Beginners 1.45pm – 3.00pm
Assessment class 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Esol – Intermediate 6.30 pm – 8.00pm
Reading Group – Beginners and Intermediate 2pm – 3pm
Assessment class 5.00pm – 6pm
Esol Intermediate 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Esol – Advanced Literacy 12 noon – 1pm
Esol Beginners 1.45pm – 3.00pm
Contact our ESOL teacher for further details: Rosa.tomkinson@
Telegraph Hill Community Weekend
6/7 Jun: events and activities taking place across Telegraph Hill Ward include:
- Besson Street Community Garden – Sat Jun 6 from 1pm – 5pm
Community Fete celebrating 150 Years of Alice In Wonderland! With a ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ starting at 2.30pm, Coconut Shy, Book Stall, Making Mad Hats, Storytelling, Book Making, Decorating Mad Cakes, Queen of Hearts Card Game, Competitions, Alice In Wonderland Film Show, Mad Hatters Tea Party, and lots more. Come in a fancy dress if you please!
Plus Secondhand Saturday Market, so book your stall now! Call 020 7639 7605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open Gardens 2-5pm Jun 6 at:
Frendsbury Gardens (1 Frendsbury Road)
Common Growth, Sandbourne Road
There will be lots going on at both of these venues, including arts and craft activities, games and refreshments, fun entertainment, seed swaps, planting and lots more.
- The Big Lunch – 3-5pm on Sun Jun 7, on Kitto Road SE14 5TY. Bring your own food to share or throw on the BBQ. There will be live bands and DJs, Zumba dancing, vintage stalls and crafts, and children’s activities. There is a licensed bar and the road will be closed. Everyone welcome.
Wildly Fun Theatre School
If you love singing, dancing, drama or costume and set design and are 7 – 13 years old why not join this fantastic summer theatre project Mon Aug 10 – Fri Aug 21, at Besson Street Community Garden – crazy, wild stuff with Alice In Wonderland! Just £20 for two weeks and ends with an amazing show for family and friends. Contact Jill for more information, or you can book here
Summer Youth Actviity Grants – it’s not too late to think about applying for NXGT summer grants fund, to run other youth activities in the local area. The closing date for applications is Monday 1st June, so check our website for more information if you are interested in applying. http://www.nxgtrust.
‘Hullabaloo recorder club’ – for 7-12 year olds, every Tues 3.45-5pm at Besson Street Community Garden. The recorder classes are for beginners or those with a little experience of playing – just £1 per week. Learn how to play, read music and perform with Keyla, our highly qualified and very experienced music teacher. To find out more or book call Jill on 0207 639 7605. email@example.com
NXGT are looking for Trustees!
Need local residents trustees (people living in New Cross, Telegraph Hill or Brockley); a ‘community representative’ (someone who is currently involved in local community work in New Cross); and a new chair of Board of Trustees.
Trustees serve on the governing body and are responsible for the general control and management of the organisation. Trustees come from all walks of life and being a trustee can help you meet new people, change your community for the better, learn new skills or use your exisiting skills in a new context. A trustee is a voluntary position. To find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is Mon Jun 8.
Great Community Venue available for hire.
The Field, a fantastic new venue at 385 Queens Road, is a co-operatively run community space in New Cross. It is available to use for free – and ‘The Field’ organisers are inviting activists, campaigners, educators, community organisers, youth workers and others to book the space for their events. To find out more, contact the wonderful people at the Field by email: email@example.com or drop in to an open meeting every third Monday of the month 7pm – 9pm.
Community will certainly matter more than ever as more ‘austerity cuts’ are set to take place. Local Government faces further millions of pounds of cuts in addition to what’s it’s already made in the previous five years; conservative calculation already adds up to a staggering £85 million from local services that helps make life more civilised and bearable in Lewisham. We need to find ways of coming together in our community to defend what we have and regain what we have lost. Find out more info here.
Community Campaign to Save Adult Education
Lewisham and Southwark Colleges are threatened with a 24% cut to their budget. This will mean many courses closing and up to 200 jobs lost. Across the country 190,000 adult education places will be lost over the coming year. Since 2010 the adult skills budget has been cut by an alarming 40%. To find out more and to get involved, read on.
Can you help?
A local self-help depression support group are looking for an artist or art therapist and a yoga well-being exercise tutor to volunteer their services for a session on Saturdays (anytime between 2pm and 4pm). It doesn’t have to be every week. Can you help? If you are interested please call Mo 02077325274.
A self-support group for drug users and addicts meets every Thurday, 7pm – 8pm at 170 Community Project, New Cross Road. All Welcome.
Depression Self-Support at the Today Group
Weds 6.30- 8.30pm at Besson Street Community Garden. Also Sat 2 – 4pm with a focus on art as therapy. Call 0207 7325274 for more information.
Mindfulness – A workout for the Brain
Tues 6.30-7.30pm at Besson Street Community Garden. If you want to get more focused, be more creative, listen better, worry less and feel better, think about joining our non-religious self-supporting, It is a facilitated group with discussion. Phone or text Colin on 07574 185 624or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zumba Class @ All Saints
Every Tues 7.15-8pm. Dance your way to fitness. Visit imogenlees.Zumba.com or email: email@example.com or call:07986 885 064
Eat A Rainbow Food Co-Op
Every Fri 12– 3.30pm outside All Saints Church. Excellent quality fresh fruit and vegetables from our community stall on Mondays 10am – 2.30pm outside New Cross Post Office
Walk the Talk
Mon May 25 11.45am outside Deptford Lounge. Family Services UK run their next community walk for a great mental, physical and imaginative workout. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
An asteroid is heading for Lewisham… what will you do?!
SMASHfestUK, is a brand new science and arts festival for young people, piloting in Deptford, South East London during the February half term holidays (14th February – 22nd February 2015)
Part scifi, part horror and part post-apocalyptic-nightmare, the festival is themed around a gripping story in which an asteroid is on a collision course with Planet Earth and a zombie invasion ensues. You can follow the story online HERE or by navigating via the links at the bottom of each page. Join in by sending us your own Asteroid Survival Kit list, or sending photos with the #smashfestuk hashtag to @SMASHfestUK on Twitter or Instagram.
Real life visitors will have the chance to plan for Armageddon, whether it’s preparing to go underground at our Survival Supermarket Sweep, singing for your lives at Armageddon Open Mic, simply enjoying your last night on Earth with the End of the World Cabaret, creating a #FRIDGIE for our time capsule; The Peoples’ Ark or taking a trip to the Intergalactic Travel Bureau. For details of all these events, and more, navigate using the EVENTS tab at the bottom of the page or click HERE.
LEARN STAND UP COMEDY
with THE LONDON COMEDY COURSE
Fancy a go at stand up comedy or maybe as a present for the funny person in your life or from work!
These courses aimed at the beginner are taught by headline comics with over 20 years stage experience at places like ‘The Comedy Store’ & ‘Jongleurs’.
You will learn stagecraft, public speaking skills, joke structure and how to find material and on our longer courses, get a chance to perform to a paying public at a proper comedy club with pro comics on the bill.
Courses run throughout the year and prices start at £45.
We have 2 day weekend courses, Sunday courses and 5 week Monday eve courses plus 3 hour taster courses.
All the course are held at The London Theatre so you will experience a stage with proper lights and sound . Previous students have gone on to win numerous comedy comepetitions and are now working in the industry
More information visit
or call 0208 694 1888