Big Lunch Big Success Jun 7

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Highlights in Summary:

  • 550 people came along to Sunday’s Big Lunch
  • Everyone who wanted free food had it –  something like 200 burgers/sausages donated by the Hill Station
  • We had 22 stalls and all of the traders loved having the opportunity to sell and promote their wares
  • We had 13 different bands/solo performers from Beat Boxing to Gospel to Joy Choir to Rasta and SKA band2015-06-07 14.04.23
  • We raised £475 for Nepal and Syrian refugee projects
  • Lots of new people came up at the end and said they had really felt welcomed and appreciated the opportunity to be part of the community vibe.
  • Good that we had new links with House of Bread church and the New Life church which meets at Askes
  • The kids activities which Kate and Catherine did were great
  • The Zumba dancing went down so well.
  • Although takings at the café were down on the day (with so much free food outside) we were able to offset that with a good bar on the day so that’s good.2015-06-07 16.36.33
  • We had lots of volunteers (including 4 Askes boys) who stayed till the end to help clear up- THANKS!
  • Lots of photos and nice comments on Facebook


  • If you heard the Syrian refugee appeal and want to donate here’s the link
  • If you are interested in getting involved with Bold Vision – we want young people, old people, ideas people, admin people. We are a friendly bunch and hate boring meetings so try to have good discussions. We meet once a month in the evening. Contact Catherine ( or John ( if you want to chat about it

Twinning project launched May 16

Transforming Public Space TOGETHER on a Syrian Refugee Camp from Artmongers on Vimeo.

We had a fantastic evening of musical splendour and a chance to talk about the new Bold Vision / Artmongers Twinning Project. Many thanks to our brilliant musicians

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