Gin Tasting at the Manor House!

Gin Tasting- Gin Club on Tour!
Forest Hill Gin Club is coming to Manor House Library with Mean London Dry Gin!

“A juniper and sherberty citrus flavour!”

Saturday 8 July, 7.30pm
Manor House Library, Old Road SE12
Competition: For a chance to win 2 Tickets-
http://www.foresthillginclub.com/win-with-lewisham-licks/

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Saturday: Springbank Rd Garden- London in Bloom!

It’s a Volunteer work day this Saturday at the Springbank Road Community Garden. The garden is being judged for London in Bloom next week and we’d love some help sprucing and titivating and also clearing up after these buffeting winds.

Come along!
11am Saturday @ The Springbank Road Community Garden
Any time you can offer will be much appreciated!

We have gloves and tools or you can bring your own!

 

Lifts & Ramps for HG Station- Protest: 28th April

 

Hello All,

You may recall several years ago, Heidi Alexander MP successfully lobbied for the Department for Transport to include  Hither Green in the AccessFor All programme to improve commuter access at train stations.

However, a couple of months back this extra funding for lifts and improved ramps was postponed by up to 5 years.

On Friday 28th April, Heidi will be joining campaign group Transport for All to protest for better access for disabled and older people; local people are invited to join the protest

Details:

Friday 28th April
Hither Green Station
Time: 14.00- 15.00

The group will be protesting at Hither Green and the other seven London stations which also recently had long-promised access works postponed.

Contact: catherine@transportforall.org.uk
More information: http://www.transportforall.org.uk/…/join-us-to-fight-rail-a…

The Hither Green Festival film poll!

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 Please vote in the poll to decide which film will be screened at the Hither Green Festival 2015.  Which film would you pay to see?

Volunteers wanted! Help plant trees at Hither Green Station, SAT 07 March

The Hither Green Community Association is committed to improving the environment around the train station.

To that end we are working with the Woodland Trust to plant tree and shrub saplings on Springbank Road embankment.

Date: Saturday 7 March

Time: 11am- 2pm

Location: Meet Platform 1 entrance to Hither Green Station, on Springbank Road SE13 6SS.

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We will be planting saplings, clearing bramble and making new loggeries to encourage more hedgehogs to colonise the embankment.

Lunch, safety boots, and equipment will be provided.

Clothing: Jeans/ thick trousers, long sleeves and layers!

Sorry, over 18s only please.

Lewisham Mandarin Club: Chinese New Year workshops for kids & families- Sunday 8 March

Lewisham Mandarin Club is hosting a community Chinese New Year celebration in Hither Green.

Date: Sunday 8 March
Time: 12-4pm
Location: St. Swithun’s Church Hall, St. Swithun’s Road SE13 6QE.

Schedule of events.

12.00pm Event starts with crafts and some games
12:30pm Tea and dumpling making
1.00pm Dance, music and Kung Fu performance 1
1.15pm Beijing opera (“San Cha Kou”) appreciation
1.50pm Mandarin workshop for children
2.00pm Kung Fu workshop
2.30pm Chinese calligraphy introduction
2.45pm Dance, music and Kung Fu performance 2
3:00pm Mandarin workshop for teenagers
3.15pm Dance workshop
3:30pm Chinese calligraphy workshop

Local mums Cindy Kwek and Nicole Newton-Williams met at a local playgroup three years ago. Nicole asked Cindy if she would teach her children Mandarin and what started in a living room is now a growing after-school club at St. Swithun’s Church Hall in Hither Green.

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Working with teachers from Goldsmith’s Confucius Institute they offer a varied and enjoyable curriculum for young students.

Join the dancers and teachers from Goldsmith’s Confucius Institute who have been invited to perform and teach.

Come and jot your wish down for our wishing tree, write some characters and make a lantern! There should be something for everyone at our event!

Fill Your Garden For Free! Lewisham Seed Swap, Saturday 21 February! @LewishamSeeds

Inspired by Brighton’s Seedy Sunday, we’re having a BIG Seed Swap at the Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford this coming Saturday

Date: Sat 21 February 
Time: 13:00–16:00 
Venue: Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden, Reginald Road, SE8 4RS

How It Works: Bring your old seeds to swap for something new.
It’s a great chance to fill your garden for FREE while saving £££!

We’ve also got some lovely experts doing gardening workshops too!

  • 5 Easy veg to grow in containers -by Dig This Nursery,
  • Grow/ Your Own Bouquets– by Flowers by Shamini
  • Gardening for wildlife- by Alison Marsden
  • Gardeners’ Questions with Alison Marsden of Woolly Green and Gardening by Design
Our Amazing Venue: The Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford were winners of an ITV People’s Millions Award in 2014. This former primary school is now creating fantastic, natural play spaces for children and run exciting workshops in den-making and imaginative play. They even have a tree house!
FB/ Twitter: Lewisham Gardens
Let’s Get Lewisham Growing!
 
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Sign your kids up for a Children’s Charity Swimathon- 25 January, 2015!

Sign up your children to take part in the 2nd annual Swimathon, a really fun event in aid of the Ella Roberta Family Foundation
Date: Sunday 25 January
Time:  1pm
Location: The Bridge Leisure Centre, Kangley Bridge Rd, Lower Sydenham, SE26 5AQ
Contact: Email: info@ellaroberta.org
Tel: 07572 291 577
Web: ellaroberta.org
Download: Swimathon – Sponsorship Form
4MUth5WULocal school children and families will be joining  Saxon Crown Swimming Club to swim lengths at the Kangley Bridge pool.
Lots of fun will be had while  raising money for the Ella Roberta Foundation, a Lewisham charity promoting swimming as an activity to help young people living with asthma and breathing difficulties.
The charity was set up in memory of Ella, a little girl from Hither Green who loved school and swimming and who sadly died from severe asthma last year.
All money raised will go to support children and families to better manage their asthma. This event takes place the day after what would have been Ella’s birthday.

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