Dick Whittington!

Dick Whittington – New Cross’s very own gloriously fun fundraising Panto, back for it’s 6th year!

dick whittington_poster final_roger mason WEBThis year funds raised will go to Telegraph Hill Centre, an independent community organisation supporting the local community, Carers Lewisham, an amazing organisation which does so much to support people across the borough, and Bold Vision, a local charity which develops local projects.

Join Dick Whittington and his cat in this tale of derring do and (mis)adventure. Meet a host of ripe and rambunctious characters, friends and foes as Dick and his Pussy fall into all sorts of tricky traps on their journey from rags to riches.

Telegraph Hill Centre, London, SE14 5TY

  • Friday 4 December 2015 – Doors Open at 7:30PM – Bar/Cafe available
  • Saturday 5 December 2015 – Doors Open at 3pm – pop-up Cafe available
  • Saturday 5 December 2015 – Doors open at 7.30pm – Bar/Cafe available
  • Sunday 6 December 2015 – Doors open at 3pm – pop-up Cafe available

Tickets: £6.00 – £12.00 – BOOK HERE

Transmission @ St Catherine’s Church

Transmission is a new occasional contemporary music series taking place in the beautiful surroundings of St. Catherine’s Church on Telegraph Hill in South East London.
  • When: Saturday 14th November, 7.30pm
  • Where: St Catherine’s Church, Pepys Road, SE14 5SG
  • Tickets £6/£4 (payable on the door)
Tranmission’s aim is to present exploratory and thought-provoking concerts which feature exceptional performers and composers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

For their first concert Transmission present a multi-keyboard extravaganza featuring pianos, toy pianos, reed organs, pocket pianos, harmoniums, homemade electronics and more. The programme features John Cage’s rarely heard classic Music for Amplified Toy Pianos alongside explorative works by some of the most inventive composers working in London and beyond today.

Come and join them on their new adventure!

St. Catherine’s is easily accessible via the London Overground or Rail services to Brockley, New Cross Gate and Nunhead. A cash bar will be available at the venue.

Patricia Alessandrini: Étude d’après Scarlatti
Ed Bennett: Crazy Legs / Gothic
John Cage: Music for Amplified Toy Pianos
Michael Finnissy: Sonata for Toy Piano
Lauren Sarah Hayes: Patience
Daria Kwiatkowska – Spin
John Lely: Four Reed Organs / Pocket Pianos
Nye Parry: New Work (premiere)
Domenico Scarlatti – Sonata in D minor, K.10
Arlene Sierra: Painted Bunting

Mira Benjamin (toy piano, percussion, reed organ)
Ed Bennett (toy piano, percussion, reed organ, pocket piano, melodica)
John Lely (toy piano, percussion, reed organ, pocket piano)
Nye Parry (Indian harmonium, electronics)
Xenia Pestova (piano, toy piano, percussion, reed organ)

St Catherine’s Hatcham, Telegraph Hill
Pepys Rd, London SE14 5SG
Overground and Rail: Brockley / Nunhead / New Cross Gate

Bus: 343 / 484

La La Piano Bar

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La La Piano Bar returns to Telegraph Hill.   Fresh from a West End triumph the team ably led by Lady La La reprise their astonishing success at the 2015 Telegraph Hill Festival.

What is La La Piano Bar?  

Well, in a nutshell, it’s a night of song where YOU are the star.

Get those gladrags on and grab a mic, you’ll be accompanied by professional musicians (some of whom you’ll recognise from the worLds of TV and Theatre).   But if singing up front makes you nervous, don’t worry.   You can warble away from the comfort of your own seat with songsheets and friends to keep you company.

La La Piano Bar is about happiness and high spirits, fun and friendliness.   Come and join the song!


Telegraph Hill Centre, London on Saturday 10 October 2015
Doors Open at 7:00PM
From 7:30PM to 11:30PM
Individual Ticket Price: £10.00 – £15.00


Lewisham for Refugees

Lewisham for Refugees is currently organising a number of donations bank across the Borough.  They want schools, Councillors, and people from across Lewisham to spread the word and donate whatever they can to their nearest donations bank with all proceeds being driven by volunteers to places of need like Calais.

Find out more about Lewisham for Refugees from their Facebook page.

There are around three weeks to get as many donations together before the delivery heads to Calais.

What’s needed:
SHOES: trainers or hiking shoes size 41-46
CANDLES or other lighting implements

Especially needed (the weather is getting colder):
Tracksuit trousers
Jeans size 28-32
Sleeping bags
Plastic bags
Woolly hats

What is not needed (at this stage):
Town Shoes

Donation Points (more to follow):

1. Vicky Foxcroft MP for Lewisham Deptford Office, 82 Tanner’s Hill, London, SE8 4PN.
10.00am-4.00pm Mondays-Fridays.

2. Lewisham Disability Coalition, 111 Randlesdown Road, Bellingham, SE6 3HB.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10.00- 4.00pm.

3. Africa Advocacy foundation, 76 Elmer Rd, Catford, SE6 2ER.
10.00am-6.00pm Mondays-Fridays

4. Age Exchange, 11 Blackheath Village, London SE3 9LA. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm Sat: 10am-5pm

5. Jim Dowd, MP for Lewisham West and Penge’s office, 43 Sunderland Rd, Forest Hill, SE23 2PS.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-3pm.

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