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

Old Library: New Tenant Sought

An exciting business opportunity to work in partnership with the  Telegraph Hill Centre and St Catherine’s Church The Old Library – formerly known as Cafe Fed

The space above the Hill Station, formerly known as Cafe Fed is seeking a new tenant.

Over the last 40 years this space has been a library, a cafe and a sixth form common room.  This is a terrific space, with great views over London and access to the creative hubs of both the Telegraph Hill Centre and the Hill Station, the amenities of Telegraph Hill, Nunhead and Brockley, with good transport links to central London, and the continent via St Pancras, and ample free street parking.

We are looking for new tenants to take that space who will fit with the feel and ethos of the Telegraph Hill Centre.

The successful tenant would outline a business proposal that would :

  • be of benefit to the community;
  • work creatively and collaboratively with the Centre;
  • be financially viable and stable;
  • have a proven track-record; and
  • seek a tenancy for a minimum of five years.

The Old Library is a self-contained, single storey open plan space, partitioned into two large working areas (Units 1 and 2) with an additional office, conference or storage room plus a galley kitchen and toilets to the rear. The facility forms a part of the Telegraph Hill Centre of which St Catherine’s Church is the freeholder.

  • Unit 1 approx. 143 sq.m.
  • Unit 2 approx. 53 sq.m.
  • Total approx. 196 sq.m.

St Catherine’s Church will undertake reinstatement to the facility prior to the commencement of a new letting, or provide a financial contribution to the tenant, if it seeks to undertake works (to be approved by the Church) itself. The Church seeks an annual rent of £35,000 excluding business rates, utilities and normal operating & maintenance charges.

Download information on how you can register your interest here