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The Big Lunch: This Saturday

29 May

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We want to give a shout-out for the second annual Big Lunch at St James this Saturday 1st of June from 2pm to 6pm! The event is organised by New Cross Learning, the Hobgoblin pub, the local school and church, who have all come together as ‘Hatcham Village’.

Organisers have already been busy with a big community cooking session earlier this week, preparing a vegetable stew, samosas, German meatballs, and spring rolls. Grow Wild will be running a pop-up kitchen, keeping salads and other such goodies coming. If that isn’t enough to tempt you, the Madcap Coalition will keep the kiddies entertained with face-painting, street dancing, races and much more.

Please come, bring your favourite dishes to share, and join in the Big Lunch!

http://www.thebiglunch.com

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Shared Histories

28 Apr

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The Lewisham Local History Society has had a chance to showcase a few choice pieces from its fascinating trove of treasures stored at New Cross Learning. They have been working in partnership with the Goldsmiths Collection during the Shared Histories exhibition in April/May.

We were excited to introduce the exhibition’s curator Jenny Doussan to the society so that artefacts of New Cross’s manufacturing past (including Twinings tea, a box of Turkish Delight and the air meter pictured above) could reach a wider audience.

A small kitchen table laid for tea suggested daily life in Lewisham in years past while an iPad detailing the history of the items at all four exhibition spaces reminded viewers of more modern technologies. With Goldsmiths contributing a range of art pieces, including 19th century etchings, early 20th century paintings of local activists, and contemporary art from its graduates alongside Lewisham Local History Society highlighting the area’s more practical creativity, the exhibition connected Lewisham’s rich and varied histories.

Image: Vane Type Air Meter, model C.4, circa 1980, Lowne Instruments, Ltd., Lewisham