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by monkeyarms
18 Jun 2019 12:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment

wow I'm surprised to see from the plans that this building was designed by Pollard Thomas Edwards. They are award-winning architects who have made some really good buildings in London and nationally. :(
by monkeyarms
16 Jun 2019 21:31
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Open mic / jam nights
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Open mic / jam nights

Apart from the ones mentioned above... The open mic night at the Paxton Centre (Crystal Palace/Anerley-ish) is very well regarded. A few others in Crystal Palace, come to think of it. I think the Crooked Billet in Penge was planning on doing an open mic night, dunno whether it ever came to anything....
by monkeyarms
19 Mar 2019 08:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mamma Dough
Replies: 16
Views: 4702

Re: Mamma Dough

Good pizza, seemed to be a thinner crust to other sourdough places. Very good tomato and rosemary garlic bread. Liked it.

Only seats 40 people, I notice. Seemed to be doing a brisk trade in deliveries though.
by monkeyarms
19 Mar 2019 08:35
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Jam night 4th April (and other music) at the Crooked Billet
Replies: 0
Views: 855

Jam night 4th April (and other music) at the Crooked Billet

No useful details given (drumkit? PA? guitar amps?) but there's the first of a series of jam sessions taking place at Penge's Crooked Billet pub soon: "We shall be hosting our very first Jam night on Thursday 4 th April . It would be great to see what musical talents Penge holds . 9pm start" I get t...
by monkeyarms
9 Feb 2019 23:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Black Tower art gallery, Bell Green
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Black Tower art gallery, Bell Green

I remember a friend mentioning he was going to a gig by Charles Hayward, the drummer from This Heat, at a place called 'Black Tower' in Sydenham, a year or so ago. At the time, Google drew a blank. But I've just found the place, thanks to a notice on Penge Tourist Board. Here are the details of thei...
by monkeyarms
28 Jan 2019 08:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ignition brewery February community and special events
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Re: Ignition brewery February community and special events

Yes, was interested to read the events leaflet and the links are unclickable.
by monkeyarms
19 Nov 2018 22:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham nighttime economy consultation - have your say!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1713

Re: Lewisham nighttime economy consultation - have your say!

Yes I noticed one or two of those. I don’t think they were particularly well promoted though as I recall the on the hoof ones were a buy a ticket and eat a sit down meal kind of thing. Good examples of how not to do things perhaps (tho as it happens I think the on the hoof ones were successful enoug...
by monkeyarms
16 Nov 2018 12:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham nighttime economy consultation - have your say!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1713

Re: Lewisham nighttime economy consultation - have your say!

Yes JMLF, that's the sort of thing that definitely would do well. You see a lot of it in Brixton, Boxpark Croydon and in Tooting's covered market now. Of the 3 recent additions to Sydnenham's high street - Nandos, Greyhound and Ignition - it's Ignition that strikes me as the closest to that; it's th...
by monkeyarms
16 Nov 2018 11:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham nighttime economy consultation - have your say!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1713

Re: Lewisham nighttime economy consultation - have your say!

"I love seeing the growth of good venues and things to do in Sydenham of a night-time. The resurrection of the lively landmark Greyhound Pub at Cobbs Corner and the arrival of the thriving comedy venue The Poodle Club show that the improvement is real." What with the Ignition Brewery too, hopefully ...
by monkeyarms
12 Nov 2018 12:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: School catchment areas
Replies: 8
Views: 2106

Re: School catchment areas

I live around there and worried about the same thing, but when I went to the open days I felt a lot more positive about it. A lot of the kids around the area you mention go to St Barts (where ours goes). As it's a CofE school it doesn't register on the catchments map but in practice it has a reasona...
by monkeyarms
2 Nov 2018 13:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Market
Replies: 14
Views: 3734

Re: Sydenham Market

I think a farmer's market would work if you went all out: it's a shame that whoveritwas proposing one at the Golden Lion a year or two ago never got that going... a farmer's market needs a bit more space than those high-street squares. The food markets at Brockley/Lewisham and Brixton are excellent ...
by monkeyarms
30 Sep 2018 10:08
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Venue for networking event
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Re: Venue for networking event

Back tables at Cherry and Ice are quite convenient during day.
by monkeyarms
28 Aug 2018 08:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New plans for Calabash of Culture site
Replies: 38
Views: 14566

Re: New plans for Calabash of Culture site

Can’t speak for cherry and ice but on the hoof doesn’t have erratic opening ones, it just unfortunately doesn’t open in the evenings anymore. It closes at 6pm everyday apart from Sunday where I think it closes a bit earlier. They should sub-let as a pop-up restaurant in the evenings. Quite a few pl...
by monkeyarms
24 Aug 2018 08:50
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Recommendations: Reliable Builder?
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: Recommendations: Reliable Builder?

Penge Tourist Board Facebook group is very good for this sort of thing. If you join it you can then search its posts for builder recommendation threads, and you soon get to see the names of tradespeople that recur
by monkeyarms
27 Jul 2018 08:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 554
Views: 281830

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Nando's chicken livers, medium spice, accompanied by a salad and a beer is an excellent combination. Good source of iron and vitamins and a healthy option (apart from the beer of course).
by monkeyarms
4 Jul 2018 08:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging outside Sainsbury's local
Replies: 38
Views: 11927

Re: Begging outside Sainsbury's local

I usually give the guy money (who sits outside reading). Have chatted to him about south london and skateboarding several times. He asks for money but doesn't do so aggressively. Clearly Sainsburys don't regard him as a problem.
by monkeyarms
28 Jun 2018 09:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Business premises for rent on Venner Rd, just off high st
Replies: 0
Views: 711

Business premises for rent on Venner Rd, just off high st

I noticed the small detached building at the top of Venner Road (in between the estate agents and the hall) has a handwritten sign saying it's available for rent as business premises. Compact and bijou, as spaces go. Might make a good place for yoga classes, say. Or a pop-up gallery space (nice whit...
by monkeyarms
28 Jun 2018 08:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How Cobbs Corner is changing
Replies: 11
Views: 4498

Re: How Cobbs Corner is changing

The Dolphin's tables are never exactly rammed though, mainly because they've got a large garden out the back, something the Greyhound doesn't have.
by monkeyarms
7 Jun 2018 12:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CANCELLED: Sydenham Jumble Sale Trail - Sunday 19th Aug
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: Sydenham Jumble Sale Trail - Sunday 19th Aug - sign up s

Probably worth also posting this info on a couple of near-neighbour Facebook groups: eg Penge Tourist Board; sydenham/ foresthill buy and sell; Sydenham Mums; and Sydenham SE26 Community. There were a fair few stalls in last year's Penge Jumble Trail that would also qualify as Sydenham, for instance.
by monkeyarms
11 May 2018 13:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bowling Green - Mayow Park
Replies: 12
Views: 3932

Re: Bowling Green - Mayow Park

was looking online to find the details of how to hire it yesterday, but couln't dind anything on lewisham's site. I know there is info on noticeboards within the park