Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Road pollution testing goes ahead next week

In an attempt to provide clear and irrefutable evidence of the unsuitability of the green on Deptford Church Street as a site for Thames Tunnel works, local volunteers will be installing pollution testing tubes from Monday-Friday next week.

Don't Dump on Deptford's Heart are taking part in a large 'civilian' air quality testing project in Deptford and Greenwich – and still need more volunteers to help install the tubes. The tubes are fairly easy to install but need to be done at the right time and recorded properly – and Deptford has 50 tubes to put up. The installation must take place during on a weekday, so volunteers need to be free during the week.

If you'd like to help, please come to the 'briefing' on Sunday 5th January between 11am-2pm at the Pink Palace, Frankham House, Frankham Street. Volunteers will be allotted some tubes and a particular road where they can be installed, along with full instructions on how to do this. Email ddodeptfordh@gmail.com for more information.

Help is being provided by the Network for Clean Air, Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency, Joan Ruddock MP, Crossfields residents and members of Don't Dump on Deptford's Heart and the No To Silvertown Tunnel campaign.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Download the NHS Choir's Charity Christmas single!

The marvellous Lewisham Hospital choir that came together for the BBC series Sing While You Work at the height of the fight against Jeremy Hunt's proposals to downgrade the hospital, have gone from strength to strength and now include NHS staff from Greenwich.

The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir have now released a single for Christmas, with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support and local healthcare charities. The beautifully sung "A Bridge Over You" is a combination of Simon & Garfunkle and Coldplay songs – and really brings a tear to the eye!

To download the single or buy the CD, go to their dedicated website www.nhschoir.co.uk

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Local meeting about Thames Tunnel – Sunday 8th December, 6pm–7.30pm

 Pink Palace, Frankham House, Frankham Street SE8 4RN

If you want to know more about how the Thames Tunnel affects you and what you can do to stop it please come to this meeting.

Anti-austerity day at Goldsmiths College this Saturday

Some great speakers at this local event on Saturday 7th December. Click here to find out more.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Local Christmas markets, Friday 6th – Saturday 8th

Art Hub Studios Art & Design Fair
Friday 6th December, 4-9pm
Saturday & Sunday 7th & 8th December, 12-5pm
Art Hub Gallery, 5-9 Creekside, SE8 4SA
Buy direct from the artists and designers: Textiles, Jewellery, Glassware, Furniture, Art, Ceramics, Prints, Hand-crafted gifts, T-shirts – plus mulled wine and music! 

If, on a Winter's Day – Deptford Society Christmas Market
Saturday 7th December, 10am-4.30pm
Deptford Lounge, Giffin Square, Deptford High Street
The recently formed Deptford Society (sign up to their mailing list here) hosts its first event in collaboration with The Albany and Deptford Lounge. Featuring the monthly Giffin Square Food Fair, live music from Heart of Steel and Tidemill Academy school choir, performance art from Something Human, cooking demos outside Codfathers (11am-2pm) and interactive art installations along the high street.  
Plus local heritage project Build The Lenox will be showing off their restored 17th century ship's cannon, along with displays about Deptford's Royal Dockyard, 
the Deptford Shanty Crew will sing bawdy songs at 2pm, 
followed by talks about Deptford Dockyard from maritime historian  
Richard Endsor and children's novelist and black history expert S I Martin.
Also pick up a free glass of mulled wine when you join the Deptford Society!

Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios
Friday 6th December, 11am-9pm (FREE ENTRY), 
Saturday & Sunday 7th & 8th December, 11-6pm (£3 entry)
Cockpit Arts, 18-22 Creekside SE8 3DZ
165+ designer-makers, gifts, kids workshops, demonstrations, 
live music, mulled wine & festive fare.

APT Christmas Parlour
Friday 6th December, 6-8pm
Saturday & Sunday 7th & 8th December, 1-5pm
APT Gallery, 6 Creekside SE8 4SA
Drawings, paintings, prints & sculptures by APT artists + cards and jewellery

Little Nan's Christmas Market with Cocktails
Saturday 7th December, 12-6pm
Little Nan's Bar, Deptford Broadway
Featuring gifts, textiles, home objects, bags, clothes, vintage garb, hoodies & Ts, 
Little Nan's Hampers, plus cocktails & treats in the bar.

Coming up...

Deptford Wives Vintage Christmas & Craft Market
Saturday & Sunday 14th & 15th December, 10.30am-4pm
Albany, Douglas Way SE8 4AG
Ceramics, classy vintage items, jewellery, decorations, arts & crafts, leatherwork, T-shirts

Xmas Extravganza at New Cross Learning
Sunday 15th December, 1–7.30pm
Puppets, stories, Santa, jazz + surprise guests...and the NXL AGM somewhere in it all...