Monday, April 26, 2010

May Day

Lots of great stuff going on locally on Saturday May 1st. I am most excited about the Kit and Cutter May Day Spectacular at the Deptford Arms on Saturday night, featuring the legendary Martin Carthy, as well as floor singers and 'dangerously sexy morris dancing' from the Belles of London City. I will also be doing a quick talk/slideshow whizzing through the history of May Day in South London. Tickets priced £8/£5 from:

It looks likely to be a farewell to the Deptford Arms for this folk club, due to proposals to turn the pub into a bookies. We can only hope that they are successful in their search for another local venue. Here's some footage of their last event in March featuring singer Alasdair Roberts:

Alasdair Roberts live from The Wire Magazine on Vimeo.

Earlier in the day the Deptford Jack in the Green will be out as usual, doing a tour of pubs around Borough and Bankside. The itineray will be as follows:

10.00: Greening the Jack at The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, London SE1 9AG. Bring some flowers and help decorate the Jack.
11.57: Depart to Clink Street and then Bankside to:
12.15: the Founders Arms, Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH,
13.00: Cross the Millennium Bridge to:
13.15: The Centre Page, 29 Knightrider Street, London EC4V 5BH,
14.00: Return to Bankside across the Millennium Bridge, then Hopton Street, Great Suffolk Street and Union Street to:
14.15: the Charles Dickens, 160 Union Street, London SE1 0LH,
15.00: Depart via Union Street and Southwark Street to:
15.15: The Wheatsheaf, 24 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TY,
15.45: Depart via Stoney Street to:
15.55: The Rake.

Later in the month, on Friday 21st May 2010, Sarah Crofts from Deptford Jack in the Green will be speaking about Thankfull Sturdee and Fowlers Troop (the original early 20th century Deptford Jack) at the Lewisham Local History Society.

Finally on May Day weekend there's Foxfest 2010 at The Fox & Firkin (316 Lewisham High St), with an incredible 40 bands/singers performing on two stages throughout Saturday and Sunday - all for a weekend £10 ticket .

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