Be part of creating a landmark mural in Lee!


Your help is needed to get this mural painted under the railway bridge at Lee station. Network Rail is contributing but we still need £1,000 for cleaning the wall and the artwork. Here’s the link to give:

HG Festival- Final Weekend Events!

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TODAY-  Saturday 26 May

  1.  The fun starts in a few minutes with the Catford Park Run!
  2.  Then it’s Sports Day with Henry Pinkrah
  3.  Forries Education Session, 11-12.30 in Manor Park
  4.  Next FREE Football skills workshops with the Sports Fun 4 All coaches.
  5.  Dr Bike Clinic, Take yours along to Mountsfield Park
    & a Family Bike Ride to Beckenham Place Park.
  6.  This evening: World class music with Joanne Chen & Friends, all international musicians at St Swithuns – tkts OTD.


  1.  It’s the 4th @QWAG #QuaggyDuckRace in Manor Park ? Will YOUR duck be victorious? On the Day registrations accepted.
  2.  The Slow Sunday Concert has been cancelled. Apologies.

The Screaming Alice

– A novel based on the Greenwich to Crystal Palace Railway. *

Manor House Library – The Baring Room 7.30 pm Thursday 7th June 2018

Veronica Thornton lived and taught art in south-east London for 30 years and is now based in Cambridge.  Part of her inspiration to write her first novel was the long abandoned Greenwich to Crystal Palace Railway – the last local vestiges of which nearly disappeared just shortly before the time the novel itself is set – the 1970s – and a decade before the Café Rouge, the Hotel Ibis and theserious influx of tourists.

There are three main characters whose lives briefly overlap in the story: a dealer in antique prints and maps (!) on a mission to find the location of a Pissarro painting and in the course of his investigation visits all the stations, or what is left of them, along the Greenwich – Crystal Palace line.  Meanwhile, a policeman is searching for a child missing from a school in the Crystal Palace area, and a young teacher starts her first job in the same school.  The railway and a murder link all three characters.

As a crucial part of her research Veronica used old maps, various archive photos and magazine articles related to the subject.  These are the images she will share in her talk, to show the railway as it was at different times in the 20th century. She will also explain how photos of the railway helped confirm the location of a Pissarro painting.

* ‘The Screaming Alice’ is cockney rhyming slang for the Crystal Palace.


This Saturday: Musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Hither Green Chamber Music Series: Joanne Chen & Friends

A Hither Green Festival Event: ‘Joanne Chen & Friends’ are professional international musicians who play for the Royal Philharmonic and London Philharmonic Orchestras. We were delighted to welcome Joanne to this year’s 10th Anniversary Festival and she has arranged a wonderful classical programme.
Saturday 26 May, Doors open at 7pm
St Swithun’s Church, Hither Green Lane SE13 6QE

– Joanne Chen, Violin,
– Michelle Bruil,Viola
– Roberto Sorrentino, Cello
– And Jeongmin Kim, Violin

A couple of these musicians are based locally and they are so excited to be playing ‘at home!’ Joanne is delightful! She charmed SO many with her humour, passion and commentary as she and her fellow musicians played tangos and movie soundtracks at The Station Hotel last week.

If we want fabulous cultural events on our doorstep, we have to support them! Imagine! International standard professional concert and you can walk home afterwards!

Tickets available
These tickets are SHIFTING, so please do not delay!

Children’s Festival Activities this weekend: Music, books, Food & Dancing!

Thursday 17 May: The Schools’ Concert, 6pm @ Brindishe Green School, Beacon Road.
The weather this evening looks great and so tonight’s concert will likely be OUTSIDE in the playground, meaning there will be more room for members of the community. HOWEVER, should there be a downpour, the concert will restricted to family only in the School Hall.

Please check our Facebook Page for  latest updates

This Saturday 11am @ Manor House Library
With author Edwin Lampert

Come along and and join Edwin for an interactive reading of his first book: The Adventures of Brunhilfer and Brunfin: The Flood.
This book is a celebration of two very special bears, Brunhilfer and Brunfin, and their adventures in the community. It gently promotes community participation, loving kindness and the importance of being true to yourself. All proceeds from every sale go to The Brun BearFoundation. The Brun Bear Foundation supports charities and projects focused on medical research into infant and childhood illnesses; animal welfare and community projects in the London Boroughs of Bromley and Lewisham.

Saturday 20 May, 12-2pm @ Mountsfield Park Community Garden on Stainton Road.
The entertainment line-up includes Sing Along Sally and TheOld Time Wasters.

Sunday 20 May 11.30 at the ArtsCafe in Manor Park.
Local author Mark Bowsher’s fantasy tale for children aged 8-14.
Join Mark as he tells Krish’s story; a young boy who travels to a magical realm and is set three impossible tasks to win the essence of time itself in order to save his mother.
You can pre-order on and get a 1st edition copy with your child’s name in the book. Search ‘Bowsher’ on

Wellmeadow Road Street Party, Sunday 20 May 12- 6pm
52-93 Wellmeadow Rd SE6 1HL

A family oriented party with live music, dancing, face painting and games. The Dacre Morris dancers will be there and so will the Sandhurst School Choir. PLUS there will be a steel band and a DJ, candy floss, hot food, Pimms & strawberries waiting for you! Thanks to Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward in Catford,  there will be a terrific raffle too.

Hither Green Festival: Women and Sci-Fi + a great Quiz Night!

Women Writing SF & Fantasy:

Friday 18 May,  7-9pm @ Manor House Library

Katy Darby and Cherry Potts are authors and editors with Arachne Press. Together they will be hosting “Women & Science Fiction & Fantasy” – a discussion of women writing in these genres and how women are portayed.
Everyone is welcome to this free event!

There will be an author panel,  book reading and a Q&A.

PLUS a chance to buy books!

Hither Green Festival Quiz Night:
£5 entry Fee.

Friday 18 May, 7:30pm – 10:00pm

St Swithun’s Hall, St Swithun’s Road SE13 6RW (map)

Hither Green Festival! Demon QuizMaster Duncan is back with fiendish question rounds and puzzles. We dare you to pit your wits against him and your neighbours! Duncan is super funny and this is always a sellout Festival favourite.

Cash bar!



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