Grow Wild activities

  1. Dec 7 onwards: The start of building the Telegraph Hill Centre garden where we will be building raised beds on Fridays from 12 noon
  2. Dec 5: Planting and cooking demo activity at the EWCS AGM 5pm -7pm.
  3. Dec 12/19: Cooking at the Youth Club 7-9.30pm
  4. Dec 21: Winter Solstice on 21 December with Parade and Winter harvested treats
  5. Dec 26: Sharing Lunch on Boxing Day

Primary school Fairs. We are organising planting activity and cauliflower fritters for these fairs:

  1. Dec 7: John Stainer 3.30
  2. Dec 8: Edmund Waller  2 -4pm,
  3. Dec 13: Childeric 3.15pm
  4. Dec 14: Kender 3.30pm.

And don’t forget Souper Sundays at the Common Growth garden.

Mazimas feast Fri Nov 23rd

Mazimas is a great concept – a roaming restaurant to showcase the culinary talents and cultural heritages of immigrant women in London. Enjoy the fruits of their labours at their inaugural event at the Hill Station on Fri Nov 23.

Click here to book

Food Mixer now available!

Bold Vision is proud to announce the arrival of Mixer number 3 – this time it’s the Food Mixer.

Inspired by the launch of the Grow Wild project based in and around News Cross and Telegraph Hill this edition collects together contributions from artists, writers, chefs and cultivators all connected by the area’s market garden history. Every copy includes free litmus paper for finding out what kind of soil you have (post results here), and a voucher to exchange for a free clove of garlic to grow. You can pick up your copy from

  • Green Shoots, Besson Street, SE14 5SE;
  • Hill Station, Kitto Rd, SE14 5SG;
  • Telegraph Hill Centre office, Kitto Rd, SE14 5TY;
  • Common Growth garden, Sandbourne Rd SE4 2NS and
  • New Cross Learning, New Cross Rd, SE14 6AS
  • Generations Playclub (1 o’clock club), Telegraph Hill Park
  • New Cross Health Centre, Goodwood Rd
  • Charity Shop NX Rd
  • Hair & Beauty Studio, NX Rd
  • Cafe Crema, NX Rd
  • Allotment Shop NX Rd
  • Madison Express NX Rd
  • Goldsmiths Student Union
  • Goldsmiths main building
  • Goldsmiths new building
  • The Waldron Centre, Stanley St
  • The London Particular cafe, NX Rd

Or look out for the Food Mixer in local coffee shops and other outlets. If you would like a copy but aren’t able to visit to pick one up, let us know at or phone 07812 638301 and we will try to get one to you. Happy reading, planting, growing and eating!

Spice update Sep 2012

Joan Roach, coordinator for Spice credit system in our area shared the following update:
Every month brings me in contact with amazing people doing amazing things that I am truly blessed to witness.  Please do check out Lewisham Time Credits on Facebook to see some of what has been happening during September.
The October menu offers even more opportunities for spending Time Credits and organisations are actively seeking people who can give a little time to support them in the delivery of their aims.  Take a look and do please spread the news.
  • Breaking news!  The Albany have agreed to accept Time Credits at the current AfroVibes Festival – check the attached Time Out Menu to see what is available.  There is a show on tonight if you can spread the word to your volunteers.  Thank you for working with us on this David.
  • Blackheath Halls has also offered an extensive range of performances throughout the season and we are in talks about how people get involved there too.  Many thanks to you Helma and Hannah.
  • Telegraph Hill ward had a Come and Look day open house event it was a great opportunity to visit organisations that operate at a local level. Brilliant day in the sunshine!  Lewisham Homes and Honor Oak Tenants and Resident’s Association volunteers helped to organise a very popular mini olympics event watch out for future athletes. 
  • Honor Oak Community Garden is now officially open – this is a fantastic example of a neglected space being rejuvenated by the efforts of local volunteers and local community organisations.  Well done to all involved.
  • Leemore Day Centre is now involved in creating opportunities for more involvement by service users in the design and delivery of their services.  We had a great time at the Day Centre Users Forum, thank you for the invitation Dermot.
  • The GROW project based at Ladywell Day Centre offers a range of gardening skills training for and we are developing ways to involve the wider community. I will keep you posted. Thank you for this opportunity David.
  • As the programme is developing it is great to be invited to be part of some inspiring new projects Grow Wild has recently launched and I look forward to working with them in future

Once again thank you for your support and if you have any ideas or suggestions on how the project can develop please do let me know.

Warm regards,

Joan Roach
Localities Co-ordinator – Lewisham, Spice
Mobile: 07429 449163

New X-ING Relay Call for performers

New X-ING Relay will run from Sep 21st to Oct 6th

This is a community performance opportunity and is based on Lewisham Way just outside the Goldsmiths Library. There is a mini Street Stage and Artmongers are now accepting entries for the performance program. Contact if you would like to join in. Singers, musicians, poets, social commentators, storytellers, jugglers, acrobats, dancers… if you can do it in public on 4 square metres of stage you’re welcome to apply. More info at Volunteers also needed for the flashmob event on Sep 29th.

A small amount of money is available for costs you might incur (eg costumes, props).

Freedom For Birth 7.30pm, 20th Sept

A group of local birth activists are putting on a showing of the film ‘Freedom for Birth’ at the Hill Station on 20th September . This is a campaigning documentary about human rights in childbirth, part of a worldwide screening (1000 showings!) all on the same day. Very powerful film with a very important message! Hope to have a good discussion afterwards too. See poster for more info Freedom for Birth poster