Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Solstice

It's the summer solstice on Tuesday, and in New Cross there will be a Telegraph Hill Solstice Parade 'to celebrate light and fecundity'. It will start at The Telegraph pub in Dennetts Road, from where the parade will set off at 6 pm around local streets, stopping off at Common Growth - the new community garden project on Sandbourne Road. It will end up in Telegraph Hill top park with a picnic etc.

Launch of the New Cross Food Group

Some of the people involved will be taking part on Tuesday in the launch of the Transition New Cross Food Group. They say: 'Food: New Cross Needs You! Do you grow your own food? Would you like to sell your surplus? Interested in a planned new Community Supermarket? Come along to the launch of the Transition New Cross Food Group and find out more! Explore ideas for how our community can make our food more sustainable, local, healthy and fair for all including promoting local food growing, food Co-ops and a Peoples Supermarket for New Cross. Join us and help make it happen! Everyone welcome'.

Date: June 21st; Place: The Hill Station cafe (Kitto Road by Telegraph Hill Park) SE14 5TY. Time:-7.15pm (7:30pm sharp start) until 9.00 pm - still time afterwards to catch the last of the solstice sunset in the park. Further information email:; Web:

Solstice Cycle Ride

Much earlier in the day, Southwark Cyclists will be having their Midsummer Madness night time ride. Starting at 2 am on Tuesday at Cutty Sark Gardens in Greenwich, or 2.30am at Southwark Needle (south end of London Bridge). In the words of the sadly missed Barry Mason: “Midsummer Madness. It's the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and there's magic about. Meet for a slow comfortable ride under the dawn chorus of Regents Park to the top of Primrose Hill in very good time for the 4.43am sunrise. Then back through the quietest West End streets you've ever seen to a north Southwark cafe for breakfast around 6am. Then work or whatever. Unmissable...”. Breakfast (optional) is 6am at Terry’s Café, 158 Great Suffolk Street, SE1.

1 comment:

the observer said...

I'm going for the morning cycle that will be brilliant.