Sunday, April 21, 2013

In the Neighbourhood

A few things going on locally that people have asked us to mention:

Hill Trader Community Shop 

'The Hill Trader Community Shop is an exciting new pop up shop in the Hill Station Café, run by local people for local people. As part of what we’re doing at the Hill Station, Kitto Rd, SE14 we have opened this shop as a pilot for 4 months, selling locally handmade things as well as bread and milk. We are working with local people who are giving us some of their products to sell, and in return will volunteer at the shop for a session a week. This means we all get lovely things to buy and they get valuable retail experience without the financial risk of renting a stall or shop.

Our vision is to provide a space for people to both buy and sell locally produced goods, share skills and inspire others who want to create things to sell. We have aimed to be as inclusive as possible and are trialling a range of different items produced by people of all ages and backgrounds. We’re excited about starting this new venture and we are keen to hear whether you agree a shop like this would be a great resource for our community. Please do also get in touch if you have something you would like to produce for the shop.

Please feel free to talk to one of the volunteers running the shop, Stephen, Jacqui at the Hill Station Cafe counter or Sarah Bickers directly at'

May Day Social

The Death of Thatcher(ism?), Sunday 28th April 5pm –9pm at Harts Lane Studios, SE14 5UP (Behind T K Maxx, New Cross Gate). Entertainment starts at 7pm. Lewisham People Before Profit say: 'An opportunity to celebrate May Day and chat about how we can work together to end Thatcher’s legacy, so eagerly continuedby Major, Blair, Brown, Cameron, Clegg. Bring your works of art, films, photos and poetry for display from 5pm'. Food and drink available, with Strawberry Thieves Socialist Choir.

Something Human: Performance Artists wanted

From Mirabelle Spreckelsen from 'international curator-collective Something Human':

'Something Human, in partnership with Brockspace, is seeking live performance artists for a line-up of live performance work entitled FRESHLY PACKED / ALWAYS CHECK THE LABEL (working title). This programme will take place across the summer of 2013 and aims to bring new work and build new audiences for live performance work in Brockley, south-east London and beyond.

Submissions should respond with the following: Original performative work that explores themes surrounding notions of the biological, corporeal, flesh, food, sustenance and mortality'.  Details including applications from and proposal guidelines available at

Freeforming Contact Meditation

'Freeforming cuts through distraction to bring you alive to the moment. It makes you present. Practitioners connect their attention though movement and voice. This synchronises your mind and body to open to creative possibility. Freeforming was developed by Peri Mackintosh drawing on Zen, Aikido, Gestalt and the improvisatory arts.

Beginners always welcome. Come and try! 6:30-8:00pm Tuesdays, Edmund Waller Primary School, Waller Road, London SE14 5LY, Cost £10'. More at

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