Remembrance Sunday- Commemorative Events this Weekend

This weekend marks the centenary of the Armistice and it is being commemorated across Hither Green and its environs. From British Legion events at The Broadway Theatre to memorial concerts, poppy drops, Evensongs and Armed Service Parades. Links with details about each event below.

The Broadway Theatre
Festival of Remembrance- Concert & Poppy Drop
Time: 2pm Saturday on Saturday 10 November

St Andrew’s, Sandhurst Road
Festival of Remembrance- Concert and readings
Time: 7.30pm on Saturday 10 November

Lewisham War Memorial
Remembrance Sunday Official Service & Parade
Time: 10.45am on Sunday 11 November

St Swithun’s, Hither Green Lane
Remembrance Sunday Evensong Service.
Time: 6pm on Sunday 11 November



Crowdfunding for Lewisham

Spacehive is back in Lewisham
It’s a crowdfunding platform for projects that improve spaces and places.
They are currently looking for local projects in London to be part of Crowdfund London 2018. This is a £1m fund on Spacehive, from which the Mayor of London could pledge up to £50,000 per project.
If you are working on a project that will improve your local area, or know anyone who is, do contact the Spachive team.
Charlie Marchant
(020) 3841 5989

ASTHMA: 45,000 Support local family’s petition for new inquest

Our community is continuing to rally behind the Kissi-Debrah family. They lost Ella to severe asthma at 9 years old.The family are currently appealing to the Attorney General to re-open up Ella’s inquest in order to consider fresh evidence about levels of pollution in Hither Green.
Please find a minute to sign and then share this petition to help bring about a landmark coroners report.


There have been almost 50,000 signatories in such a short time because this affects *everyone* living in Hither Green, especially if you live within breathing distance of Brownhill Road, Burnt Ash Road, Hither Green Lane…

‘Holiday At Home’ Activity Programme for Older People!

Enjoy fun, games and sunshine this summer!

Several local groups are working together to produce a fab programme of summer activities for older people.
There  will be fun activities at venues across South Lewisham.

Please contact Co-ordinator Lesley Allen on 07729 785843 or contact the staff on the posters directly.

Spread the word! This will be a #SummerOfFun!




HG Festival- Final Weekend Events!

Please Click for –Event Times and Locations

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.

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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HG Festival Live Music this week: Joanne Chen and Friends & Jazz Dinner

Sunday Evening at the Station Hotel:  Joanne Chen and Friends playing John Williams’ Theme from ET- the Extra Terrestrial. Stunning musicians from the Royal and London Philharmonic Orchestras.

  • Joanne Chen on Violin
  • Michelle Bruil on Viola
  • Roberto Sorrentino on Cello.

Catch them again 7pm this Saturday 26 May at St Swithun’s Church. They will be joined by Jeongmin Kim on Violin.
Please share and spread the word. If we want great events like this in our neighbourhood- we have to show up!
Tickets available online and on the door.

TONIGHT: The Station Hotel Jazz Dinner.

A wonderful Hither Green Festival Extra!
Dine out at The Station Hotel this evening.
A delicious 2-course themed dinner priced at just £17 per head.
Accompanied by the fantastic Phoebe Gorry Music
Spaces at the annual Jazz Dinner always go fast. 
So please do book on 020 8463 0367

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