Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Garage Sales at the Deptford Project as occupants make way for the new development...

The future of the Train Café still hangs in the balance and depends very much on the will of the powers-that-be wanting to find a way for it to stay. However, the staff have already found new jobs, so the carriage may not be able to stay open much longer in its present location. (See our previous post Wave goodbye to the Deptford train cafe). Update: Last day of business is Saturday 6th July.

Meanwhile the artists and businesses who have been occupying the development site are on the move. Those at Deptford Project Arches (behind the train) must be out by Sunday. Studio Raw have just relocated their container to the old Tidemill school playground. Union Cycle Works are keeping their new location under their hat. (aka Boro) have not yet found a suitable new home. They are brilliant recyclers (or upcyclers to use the fashionable term) and make old objects beautifully new again, specialising in furniture (tables and chairs), textiles (great bags!), jewellery and other objects.

Check out their Closing Down Sale at their Arch on Friday 5th (midday – 5ish) and Saturday 6th (10am–5pm). Some of the sale items will be the oddities they have collected for projects never brought to fruition, but there will also be the chance to grab something at a greatly reduced price from the range of upcycled items they sell at Columbia Road. Everything must go!

Next weekend, it's the turn of the artists in St Paul's House Project Space to have a clear out. They're having a Garage Sale starting on Friday 12th July, 6-9pm, and continuing on Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th (12-6pm) until everything's which time it may be confirmed whether they will find a new home in part of the old Tidemill School...

Also see The Deptford Dame's latest news on this development: Cathedral's Richard Rogers-designed Deptford Project (or Deptford Rise, as their partners Union House call it) might be downgraded a bit now that Rogers' firm has pulled out from taking the project through to completion, and a cheaper architect takes over.


  1. I will be there!

  2. @anon but how will we recognise you?!

  3. I will be there too. Will they still serve coffee and food this weekend?

  4. Train worried they won't be able to open on Saturday due to staff moving on. Sign possibly going up saying "Back soon" (a hopeful note). Garage Sale ain't a village fete, but of course there's the Waiting Room nearby, so not to worry, and Deli X not far away, so refreshments not far to walk to...Have no idea whether Food Court still operating since their publicity so bad...

  5. Just heard it's the last day tomorrow (Saturday) for train!