BeBright @Telegraph Hill Centre

We caught up with the team behind BeBright @ Telegraph Hill Centre.   They’ve transformed the former Old Library into an inviting and exciting new space, with lots for young people and the wider community to enjoy, learn from and grow with.   Here’s what they had to say … Continue reading

1+1 Transmission

St Catherine’s Church, Hatcham will host 1+1 Transmission on Saturday 15 October 2016, from 7.30pm.   1+1 Transmission is a concert of contemporary and explorative music by two world-class performers. Mira Benjamin (violin) performs John Lely, Cassandra Miller, Anna Höstman and Taylor Brook; Dave Kane (double bass) performs innovative improvisations, supported by the RVW Trust.

Plenty of free parking, close to Nunhead/ New Cross Gate Stations.

Tickets £6/4 (pay on the door).   A bar is available.   Expect the unexpected!

Transmission is an occasional contemporary music series curated by Xenia Pestova and Ed Bennett and taking place in the beautiful surroundings of St. Catherine’s Church on Telegraph Hill in South East London. Their aim is to present explorative and thought-provoking concerts which feature exceptional performers and composers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

In the innovative new 1+1 concerts, they feature leading contemporary classical soloists and improvisers performing notated and spontaneous music side by side on wonderful and unusual instruments.


Telegraph Hill Centre AGM 2016

Telegraph Hill Centre AGM
Saturday 16 July, 11am to 12pm

Every year, the Telegraph Hill Centre Management Group holds a meeting to report on what’s been going on and plans for the future. EVERYONE who uses the Centre or lives, works, studies round here is entitled to take part.

The group that runs the Centre has six members from the Church and six from the Community. The group meets roughly every six weeks. Please consider joining if you’d like to help decide the way the building is used and run.

Plant Fair 2016

Plant Fair and Open Gardens

Saturday 21 May 2016

The Plant Fairs Roadshow calls at Telegraph Hill Centre on Saturday 21st May, 1-4pm. This is a rare chance to buy plants you don’t usually see in garden centres direct from the people who grow them.   You’ll be able to pick up great tips on plant care and get to meet and chat with the inspirational people who grow them.

Please note, entry costs £2

There’s more …

Telegraph Hill Open Gardens Trail

Saturday 21 May, 10am-2pm.  

You’ll see a variety of private and community gardens including Besson Street Gardens, Common Growth, The Field, Frendsbury Gardens, The Rosemary, and Somerville.  Some gardens will have refreshments as well as plants on sale so come prepared (cash only).

Here’s the map showing which gardens are open

In brief:

  • Telegraph Hill Open Gardens TrailSaturday 21 May 2016, 10am–2pm (see map)
  • Plant Fairs Roadshow at Telegraph Hill CentreSaturday 21 May, 1pm to 4pm
  • You’ll also be able to buy plants to donate to Somerville Adventure Playground

Somerville Adventure Playground

Following their opening, Somerville Adventure Playground will be sharing their ground work plans to create a vegetable garden for children and the wider community to enjoy.  Call in between 10am and 1pm to see what’s planned.

We’re Hiring

Two roles have come up at Telegraph Hill Centre – we need a cleaner and a facilities-co-ordinator.  

The deadline for applications is Midnight Sunday 24 April 2016.

An outline of the roles and how to apply are available below:

Telegraph Hill Centre is an independent self-funded community centre – we don’t rely on grants or local authorities.   The financial independence Telegraph Hill Centre enjoys makes it a unique venue – not vulnerable to cuts, but also in constant need of ensuring its finances are secure. Improvements to the spaces which sustain the diverse Community are paid for from letting out rooms for activities.

More than 1500 people a week from all walks of life use Telegraph Hill Centre.   It is a vibrant space serving the needs of a hugely diverse community with a combination of free to use services and paid for classes and activities.   This is your chance to work with us to make it better.   Find out more about Telegraph Hill Centre.

Telegraph Hill Centre is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and considers itself an equal opportunities employer.

2016 Telegraph Hill Festival

It’s here. The 2016 Telegraph Hill Festival has been a tough one for the team to pull together.

  • Time and space constraints have been a real issue
  • Telegraph Hill Centre and St Catherine’s Church have been very accommodating, hosting the Community Production Into the Woods
  • In addition, the Centre has been working with the Festival to create  great new bespoke storage space within the Centre.

The partnership between St. Catherine’s Church, Telegraph Hill Centre and Telegraph Hill Festival endures.

There are lots of exciting and creative events taking place this year. Many events are free. There is a new spirit of inclusive diversity, reflecting the ethos of Church, Centre and Community.

See what’s on  here – Telegraph-Hill-Festival-2016-Programme