News and Events from Brockley Society

Brockley Society Barbecue, Friday 5 July, 7.30pm, 
Hilly Fields Stone Circle
Bring friends and family – meet others from the Brockley area. Some food and refreshments are provided – and bring your own to cook on BrocSoc’s large barbecue. All welcome!
FREE Taster Workshops at the Albany:

Interested in drama and having your say? Want to work with a professional cast & perform at the Albany?

Come to a taster to find out how:  Sat 6 July 10am–1pm & 2–5pm

Brockley Open Studios

Saturday 6th July, 2.00 – 8.00pm

Sunday 7th July, 2.00 – 8.00pm

Monday 8th July, 5 – 8.00pm

Explore the rich variety of art on show in our artists’ homes and studios. Discover the influences of Goldsmiths and Camberwell colleges, alongside more traditional work.  42 artists are taking part; works on show include sculpture, prints and paintings. Download a map from

 Mixed fruit hedge on Hilly Fields
Thanks to the work of BrocSoc’s tree wardens, the Tree Council has donated 40 metres of mixed fruit hedge – planted around the orchard in March. The hedge has made a good start, but  we need to keep it weeded and mulched for the first couple of years, after which it can fend for itself and give plenty of fruit and nuts.
We need  2 to 3 weeding sessions before the autumn and watering once a week if we get prolonged hot weather!
Email me if you can give an hour or two to help the hedge get established and I’ll forward it to our tree wardens
The next Catford Broadway Market is Sunday 7 July 2013 – Celebrate our first anniversary!

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Clare Cowen
Brockley Society

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MidWinter Warmer for the elderly

Message from Brockley:

1) MidWinter Warmer for Brockley’s Senior Citizens: Saturday 11 February, 2pm-5pm 

Brockley Social Club, 240 Brockley Road, SE4 2SU (cnr Foxberry Road, next to Esso garage)

Please check if your elderly neighbours would like to come.

Can you help on the day? Offer lifts? Bake cakes? (bring them on the day)

For our ever-popular raffle please donate your unwanted presents, knick-knacks, toiletries … (winners choose a prize from the selection). Bring them on the day or drop them to Clare’s house, 76 Tyrwhitt Road, SE4 1QB.

Any offers of help: ring Kate on 07930 181 174.

Did you vote?

Here are the results of the Brockley Central blog vote(149 votes…) for the best local newcomer in 2010. Another time I’m sure we can alert our followers and top this! On the other hand I have used all of the first three and am glad all of them exist so maybe a hit parade isn’t the most appropriate approach for encouraging community improvements.

??40% El’s Kitchen (Ladywell)

26% The Hill Station

20% Bohemia Hair

6% U Gosi (Polish shop)

6% Kriss Kutz