Thursday, March 15, 2012

History & Literary Events in Telegraph Hill Festival

Lots of events going on in the Telegraph Hill Festival in New Cross over the next week or two. Tamsin has helpfully summarised some of the history, natural history and literary events at South East Central, here's a few of them:

Thursday 15th - 6pm - The White House, Kender Street, SE14 5JQ (free):  A talk by Chris McCaw of Rivers and People on "The Wildlife of Lewisham's Waterways". Part of the regular series of talks given in the White House (usually on the second Thursday of the month - made a week later this time to co-incide with the Festival) by the New Cross Sub-Group of the Lewisham Local History Society.

Thursday 15th - 7.30pm - The New Cross Library, SE14 6AS (free + cash bar): A screening of the film "The Power of Community" about how Cuba suvived "peak oil".

Sunday 18th - 2pm - meeting by the Tennis Courts in the Upper Park (free): History and Architectural Walk around Telegraph  - going east and through Goldsmiths - and along the New Cross Road.

Tuesday 20th - 1pm - the Barnes Wallis Centre, SE14 5LL (free + refreshments):  A screening of the first episode of the 1990s TV documentary "Windrush: the Arrival" and the film John Krish was sacked for making - "The Elephant Will Never Forget" about the last week of London trams and the very last tram coming into the New Cross Depot.

Thursday 22nd - 6pm - The White House, Kender Street, SE14 5JQ (free + refreshments):  "The Elephant Will Never Forget" and "Terminus" - the 1961 John Schlesinger film about a day in the life of Waterloo Station. Both films being shown by arrangement with the BFI -

Friday 23rd - 10am - meeting by the Tennis Courts in Telegraph Hill Upper Park (free): Chris McGaw back again with "A Wildlife Wander on the Hill"

Thursday 29th - 2pm - Sector J Clubroom, Gately House SE4 2JF (free + refreshments): A repeat screening of "The Elephant Will Never Forget" and "Terminus".

Books and Poetry

Thursday 15th - 4.30pm - New Cross Library, SE14 6AS (free):  Poetry writing workshop for young people (but open to all). Part of a regular Thursday afternoon series.

Sunday 18th - 8pm - Cafe Fed (above the Hill Station), SE14 5TY (£3 + cash bar): "Pleasing Poems Chosen by You" - along the lines of "Poetry Please" - poems and verse on the themes of motherhood (it is Mothering Sunday) and cats - with a quick trot through the whole range of English History, read to a select audience by actors and others.

Monday 19th - 6.30pm - The Hill Station, SE14 5TY (free + cash bar): Writing Workshop and readings by the East Dulwich Writers Group, winners of the National Association of Writers' Groups Awards for 2011, the workshop led by Debi Alper.

Tuesday 20th - 8pm - The Hill Station, SE14 5TY (£4 (£2 concs) + cash bar):  "...and the struggle continues" Poetry, prose and songs by the Strawberry Thieves telling of political struggles around the world, past and present.

Tuesday 27th - 8pm - The Hill Station, SE14 5TY (£2 + cash bar): "Books Quiz" with James Walton of Radio 4's "The Write Stuff" - but he says it won't be quite so difficult.

Thursday 29th - 8pm - The Telegraph, Dennetts Road, SE14 5LW (free): The Festival Book Circle Acclaimed author, Aminatta Forna, will discuss her latest novel, "The Memory of Love", an evocative tale of love, loss and betrayal in Sierra Leone.

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