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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TODAY: The Hither Green World Food and Craft Fair!

Enjoy Live Music, Delicious Hot Food,  Handmade Goods and The Bake Off!
Bring the family and a blanket to sit on- spend the day with us! 

The fun kicks off in in Mountsfield Park from 12pm today and goes on until 7pm.
We have two choirs stacked full of local people- PopChoir and Vocallective, the wonderful 25 piece Lewisham Concert Band will be playing their traditional repertoire of British children’s nursery favourites, plus the rock n roll of the Four Fathers, The Pimentos, singer Michael Humphreys, and very young band Seldom! AND Lorraine and Carla will be leading the crowd in dancin.!

There is so much on this weekend- Performance poetry and creative writing workshops, Take the kids along to Forest School or  on a Foraging Walk. AND Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet is on  tonight- and there may be tickets on the door. 

Click here for the full Festival Schedule!
You can download it and save it to your phone and computer.

The Festival Fringe Starts Saturday 12 May. 

Fred and Banu have curated a fantastic schedule of diverse arts events to run alongside the main Festival.  Enjoy live music, art installations, an exhibition of artists’ work, plus a raft of classes and workshops. Make good use of this opportunity to try new things and learn new skills; introduce the kids to something fun or useful. It’s extraordinary and it’s happening on your doorstep.

Today at  Manor House Library- MARK BOWSHER!

A Book Reading: The Boy Who Stole Time at 3pm
This new fantasy tale will engage and delight children aged 8-12.
Go along and meet the author!

Hither Green Festival 12-27 May

The Hither Green Festival Booklet
Here it is online:

This year’s Festival Booklet is kindly sponsored by Stanford Estates and Hillman Construction. It  contains 32 pages of activities for children and families, for sporty types, and for fans of live music and community theatre.

We’ve worked with local groups to ensure all parts of Hither Green have access to the fun. Manor House Library, Corbett Library and of course the Arts Cafe in Manor Park are each hosting lots of activities, so whether you live on Manor Lane, HGL or Sandhurst Road, you and your family will be only a few minutes walk from a ‘Festival Hub‘.


SATURDAY 12 MAY, 12-7pm


Live Music: PopChoir • The Lewisham Concert Band • Vocallective • The Four Fathers • Michael Humphreys • The Pimentos • Seldom
Terrific Stalls: hot food and baked goods plus handmade designer crafts



Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! Saturday 12 May 7.30pm  St Swithun’s Hall.
Just a week until the HSDY and award-winning Little Nan’s Bar get the summer party season at St Swithun’s!
Dress up  win a prize
Get your tickets at You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Online Tickets 


Register for the Hither Green Jumble Trail!

Sunday 13 May 2-5pm:  30+ local residents have so far registered to sell unwanted books, clothes, music, kitchenware & furniture
from their front gardens in a coordinated sale.

To register for a stall:


Friday 18 May, 7.30 – the Hither Green Festival Quiz
Festival favourite QuizMaster Duncan is back with fiendish question rounds and puzzles! 
Always a sellout Festival event. 
Tickets from £5.00  – available and without a Pizza & Salad Dinner  CASH BAR
Buy Online: HITHER GREEN FESTIVAL QUIZ NIGHT & on the door (if available)

The Wellmeadow Rd Street Party! Sun 20 May, 12-6pm.
The  Dacre Morris Dancers • Line Dancing • DJ•  Steel Pans •  Face Painting  •  Police Horses • Hot Food •
Pitchers of Pimms •  Candy Floss •  PLUS iPad Raffle prize
Tickets Available Online and on the day!


Saturday 19 May The Film Quiz
7.30 at  St Swithun’s Hall
Wakanada Film Quiz is this? Film -goers Assemble!
Tickets:  CASH BAR


Chamber Music Ensemble, 7.00pm Saturday 26 May
A fantastic opportunity to enjoy professional musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Works to include Mozart, and Mendelssohn  CASH BAR.


Saturday 26 May   The Hither Green Adult Sports Day!
Get a team together for this all-ability sports day for grown up!
No team? Please still get in touch and you can join others.
Team fancy dress is encouraged!
To Book. 07791 986413   Hither Green Adult Sports Day


Open Gardens- Sunday May 20th from 2-5pm

There is still time  to register to open your garden! Hither Green’s gardeners kindly open their gardens to the neighbourhood!

If you would like to consider opening your garden please email info@ourhithergreen & speak to organisers.

SEE: The FULL Hither Green Festival Booklet!

Manor Park: Help plant a new community orchard!

Help plant a new community orchard.
Meet: Saturday 28 April, 10am-12pm in Manor Park.

Join other local residents to plant specially selected heritage variety fruit trees- apples, pears, cherries and quinces ❤️👍

Meet by the ArtsCafe in the park on the 28th!
Huge thanks to everyone involved.

This is part of the Hither Green Community Association’s 10th anniversary celebrations.
Funded by the Mayor of London’s ‘Greener City’ iniative.