Telegraph Hill Twinning Project with Syrian Refugee Camp. May 16

Our NEW Crowd Funding Campaign is LIVE, We will only make it happen with your help. Donate here. Come along to the Hill Station on Sat May 16at 7.30pm till late for some brilliant music including

and hear all about it. An easy way to make a positive difference to a hard problem.

Thanks Bold Vision for supporting it. Help people on a Syrian Refugee Camp to take ownership of their public spaces and transform them through Participatory Artwork.

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Denise Mangiardi  Jean Bernard Marie

Requiem 26.2.15

After Christmas Death came to the Hill, and with its inseparable partner life, provoked soul searching conversation, reminiscences, reaffirmation and Bender.

The walls of the Hill Station transformed to black and Death was introduced by artist and calligrapher, A Dee, in golden characters. Appreciate the zen-esque impression and draw inspiration from the steady hand and line.

BEFORE I DIE… Calligraphy from A. DEE on Vimeo.


Life was abundant on the Before I Die Wall:

‘Before I die I want to Live with passion… dress up, meet crazy wonderful people + do strange things’






Hundreds of posts were made onto the wall they can all be viewed on the Bold Words1 Facebook site:

Also on the site are contributions, images, poems, cartoons and video clips.

Two events were held alongside the wall and the Facebook activities.

Death Café; where 19 people attended on a suitably cold and grey blowy evening in February.requiem2  They came for many reasons:

“I have always been interested in death”

“I had a moment of apprehension when I was about 11 when I realised that Death was inevitable….”

“I discovered my father dead in bed….”

“I am a Buddhist and we see our life as a droplet of water from the sea that returns to the sea when we die”

We all had a story to tell.  Hopes and fears were shared.

“I have not heard such deep and openly shared discussion in a group ever”

The Final fling was a small celebration by those who had been involved and a few others who showed up to celebrate Death’s passing.  We shared stories, poems and the Facebook highlights.  The best contribution of the evening won a prize.  Bridget McKenzie shared her Death By Chocolate* prize for singing and playing 2 beautiful songs reflecting her reminiscences: ‘Heart Like A Wheel’ and ‘Sweet Old World’

Bridget shared her cake and with Bold Words we said good bye to Death on the Hill.

*Cake from Jacqui at Hill Station

Death Cafe Final Fling 6.30pm 26.02.15

Come to Final Fling Thurs Feb 26 at Hill Station 6.30 -10pm. Toast good bye to Death on the Hill. First drink free. Please bring a song, poem, a story, dramatic piece or something to share. Prize for best contribution!

At the Hill Station. Tonight from 6.30pm. First drink free.

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Looking Up! in New Cross Learning Feb 28

new interior and lightbox 1bJoin us to celebrate the major works that have been going on at New Cross Learning. Thanks to all who contributed to Artmongers’ Kickstarter campaign last year, plus other contributions from Lewisham Council and a local trust, much has been happening inside the library. There are now two lightboxes with amazing artworks by local artists, an entirely new ceiling, new carpet and everything has been redecorated for a bright, fresh feel. The new computers (also thanks to a grant) are installed and thinks are kicking off.

Come and join us to celebrate this fantastic achievement.

4pm-7pm Saturday Feb 28