Between noon and 3pm on Saturday 5th October, the Deptford Anchor (or a cardboard representation of the same) will be wending its way through the streets of Deptford.
Organised by Rediscovered Urban Rituals and Deptford is Forever the event starts with a gathering at the Dog and Bell PH, 116 Prince Street (near the junction with Watergate Street) which will then Progress via Deptford High Street / Deptford Market to Lewisham Arthouse on Lewisham Way. The Anchor will arive in the market about 12.45pm.
So, COME FOLLOW THE ANCHOR with its BEARERS and ROUGH MUSIC PLAYERS and REVEL in the SPECTACLE of this ICONIC DEPTFORD SYMBOL on its journey back to its RIGHTFUL PLACE at the head of the HIGH STREET - and beyond.
At around 3pm, the Anchor will arrive at Lewisham Arthouse in a striking crescendo of CELEBRATION and JOY. Wear your anchor tattoos and t-shirts in support.
I am a little bit late with this one, but on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2013 the McMillan Educational Herb Garden will be hosting SAX & PERCUSSION. The line up is Tom Scott, Rob Mills and Sue Lynch on Sax and Arnold Lane, Eddie Real and David Aylward on Percussion. There is also a Special Guest.
5-7pm, garden open from 4.30pm Admission Free
McMillan Educational Herb Garden, McMillan Street, London SE8.
On Sunday 26th May there will be a poetry event at the McMillan Herb Garden in memory of Roderick Johnny. Roderick was a friend and neighbour, well known in and around Deptford, who died very suddenly last October. His family run Johnny's DIY & Building Supplies one of Deptford High Street's longest established businesses.
Compere: Bert Satsuma
Poets & Readers:
Zolan Quobble Mr. Ed Neville Johnny Dave Tom Moody NOVA speaks Paul the Poet Concise One
Roderick with the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, at the Deptford Churches Centre in 2008.
Garden Open from 4.30pm
All donations kindly received by MIND
McMillan Educational Herb Garden,
Having told us in July 2012 that they would be back in September, Hutchison Whampoa finally return tomorrow (Thursday 28 Feb 2013) and Saturday 2 Mar 2013 to tell us what they are proposing for the former Royal Dockyard site.
The rumour machine tells me that Lewisham, unlike some neighbouring boroughs, have realised that changes to business rates made by the coalition government mean they cannot afford to keep losing employment land to residential development. Whatever is on display in the coming days, I suspect a continuing stand off between landowner and local planning authority.
As a follow on to Bank Holiday Monday's celebration of Lol Coxhill, Charles Hayward and others (including Alex Ward: clarinet, Ian Smith: trumpet, Steve Noble: drums, and Nick Doyne-Ditmas: bass.) will be presenting a Blow for Lol this Saturday afternoon at the Herb Garden.
Blow for Lol - 5.00 - 7.00pm Saturday 1st September 2012
McMillan Educational Herb Garden McMillan Street Deptford London SE8