Friday, October 4, 2013

Follow the Anchor

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.

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.

Deptford Anchor Saga: the next chapter

Deptford X kicks off with a flourish

Saturday, August 24, 2013


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.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Poetry and Music in the Garden

After the sucess of Poem’s for Roderick the Herb Garden is pleased to announce a second event...
‘Poetry and Music in the Garden’ 
Saturday 20th July 2013
5-7pm. Garden open from 4.30pm

Poets and Readers:
Maggie Nicols
Charles Hayward
Mr Ed

All donations kindly received for Mad Pride
McMillan Educational Herb Garden, McMillan St, London SE8

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Poems for Roderick

 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 
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.

Event 5-7pm
Garden Open from 4.30pm
All donations kindly received by MIND

McMillan Educational Herb Garden,
McMillan Street

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Convoys Wharf Exhibition

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.

Charlotte Turner School is here:

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The Albany is here:

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