Community courses and groups at Besson St Community Garden


  • 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 Classes:
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:

If you are interested in booking into these courses, you can contact Jill Mountford at, or telephone 0207 639 7605. Or book online.

More info: NXGT facebook page and website

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.

Free Beginner’s Creative Photography workshop 4 Jul

cameraLewisham Refugee and Migrants Network invites you to their Beginner’s Creative Photography workshop. The tutor for the day is Karolina Mottram, a BBC producer who has a lot of experience in video production and also loves photography. She has agreed to cover the technical use of digital cameras and teach tips that will help you to take brilliant photographs for your charity, to put on leaflets, website or fundraising material.

The day will start at 11am and finish at 4pm on 4 July. Lunch will be provided.

Always remember that words are good, but images will reach your audience more quickly and more effectively – so use images as much as you can. This workshop is a great (and free) opportunity for you to learn how to do exactly that.

We really really hope that you can make it. Places are limited so, please, confirm your attendance by sending an email to Cristina before Wed 2 Jul.

VENUE: GAVS’s Office
Woolwich Equitable House
2nd Floor,
10 Woolwich New Road
London SE8 6AB


See the programme for the day

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