SEE3 The Big Launch - Saturday 1st December

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louisecbrooks
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SEE3 The Big Launch - Saturday 1st December

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So the SEE3 Core Team and volunteers have been beavering away on our key projects: Pop Up Shops, Markets & Community Hubs. And it all launches on:

SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER

There will be loads going on in each venue and details will follow here, but here are the highlights:

SEE Sydenham

POP UP SHOP
Who Conquer Gear (http://www.conquergear.com)
Where Unit 4, Station Approach
Whats on offer Conquer Gear combine ethical fashion and art to create wearable clothing. Conquer's Wardrobe has been created for this one off event showcasing their latest range and a photography exhibition of Adults at Play taken at the Secret Garden. They will be hosting a series of events and activities throughout December.
Open 1st-24th December

MARKET
What Sydenham Festive Food and Gift Market
When Sunday 16 December 10AM-4PM
Where Sydenham Station, Station Approach, Sydenham Road SE26 5EU

COMMUNITY
Jill The Sydenham community hub will open at 27 Sydenham Road on Monday 26 November with the official launch taking place on Saturday 1 December. Jill will be used for creative community engagement through art exhibitions and workshops, showcasing and selling local products, and business workshops.


SEE Kirkdale

POP UP SHOP
Who A Pen & Gravy (penandgravy.tumblr.com) and Modernish collaboration (http://www.modernishdesigns.co.uk)
Where 161 Kirkdale
Whats on offer Highly intricate patterned designs on lampshades and ceramics, and a special selection of sourced mid-century British and Scandinavian designs in posters, ceramics, paper goods, books and furniture. Drop in to design your own ceramics.
Open 1st-24th December

MARKET
What Kirkdale Vintage & Retro Market
When Saturday 1 December 10AM-5PM
Where Kelvin Grove Primary School, Kirkdale, Sydenham SE26 6BB


SEE Forest Hill

POP UP SHOP
Who The Butchery Ltd
Where 49 London Road
Whats on offer Quality sourced, tasty free-range and native-breed meat from smaller farms, dry aged at their premises in Bermondsey.
Open 1st-24th December

MARKET
What Forest Hill Festive Fair
When Saturday 15 December 10AM-5PM
Where Forest Hill Piazza (outside Forest Hill Pools), Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill SE23 3HZ

See http://www.see3.co.uk for full details or contact the team at info@see3.co.uk.
louisecbrooks
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Re: SEE3 The Big Launch - Saturday 1st December

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We have tons planned for Saturday and we’d like to alert you to some of the highlights:

Jill, Sydenham Community Hub – 27 Sydenham Road

Jill will be launching with a showcase and sale of art and crafts by local artists and artisans lead by Bruce Harrison from the Sydenham Visual Arts Trail.

Sweet treats provided by Man-Made Cakes who will be at the Sydenham Food Fair on the 16th December.

11am-1pm An appearance by Lisa Comfort of Kirsty’s Homemade Home fame and author of Sew Over It. Lisa will be running a children’s crafting workshop making Christmas decorations.

1pm Official opening of Jill at 1pm by Sir Steve Bullock, Lewisham Mayor, followed by a performance from local surrealist poet Ronnie McGrath.

Conquer’s Wardrobe Pop Up Shop, by Conquer Gear - Unit 4, Station Approach, Sydenham

Mulled wine, music, food and wardrobes! Did we mention the wardrobes?? Details to follow.

Pen & Gravy/Modernish Collaboration Pop Up Shop – 161 Kirkdale

The launch of the community art wall where participants will be asked to do a self-portrait doodle on the wall. All willing participants will be entered into a prize draw which will take place on Christmas Eve. Prizes will include lampshades, ceramics and screenprints.

There will also be live window drawings from Pen & Gravy’s Jamie Palmer and an opportunity to customise your own mug with ceramic markers, with music food & drinks starting early afternoon.

SEE3 Kirkdale Vintage & Retro Market – Kelvin Grove School, 10am-5pm

10am-12.30pm Alex Carter & Serge will be singing 30’s and 50’s music
1.30pm-2.30pm Lisa Comfort, author of Sew Over It will be signing books
2.30pm-3.30pm Children’s crafting workshop with Lisa Comfort making Christmas decorations

The Butchery Ltd Pop Up Shop – 49 London Road Forest Hill

We are very excited to announce that Franklins will be collaborating with The Butchery to provide fresh fruit and veg throughout December so 49 London Road will be a one-stop shop for all of your festive food needs.

On Saturday The Butchery will be providing samples of their own smoked pastrami, sausage rolls and pork pies. Their range will include Mangalitza Pork from Chipping Norton, native breed Old Spot pork from HMP Hewel Prison Farm, Llanwenog Lamb from the Forest of Dean, 45 day dry aged Dexter Beef from champion breeder Michael Bancroft in Preston Bagat; Fosse Meadows Truly Free Range Chickens, Creedy Carver ducks, wild pheasant, rabbit and mallards.

There will be an opening special of dry aged native breed beef mince at 6.95/kg, and in the afternoon home made Krupnik (Polish Honey Christmas Vodka) to warm visitors up.

Laura of Paura’s Pantry will be on providing Chutney and Jam samples in the morning. She will be running a special offer of 2 jars for £6 – very pretty jars that make great presents.
G-Man
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Re: SEE3 The Big Launch - Saturday 1st December

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This is all very exciting and I've been spreading the word far and wide. So many great things going on!

Hurrah.

G-Man
Chris Best
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Re: SEE3 The Big Launch - Saturday 1st December

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A lot of blood, sweat and tears has taken place at 27 Sydenham Road to get ready for the big launch tomorrow. I have left Bruce putting the finishing touches to displaying the paintings from different local artists plus a range of work in the boxes including ceramics, glasswork, jewellery, mosaics and some fabulous knitwear.

Our "Jill" sign is ready to be installed tomorrow morning as we want heads to turn and people to come through the doors to purchase some fantastic Christmas gifts.

The wardrobes have arrived at Conquer Gear, 4 Station Approach along with the SEE Sydenham sign - so I am looking forward to this range of clothing.

Take a walk to Kirkdale to see the new market and hear our very own Alex Carter and Serge perform from 10am to 12.30pm. The formal opening of "Jill" is at 1pm and there is plenty on offer in the afternoon at the pop ups in Forest Hill and Kirkdale.

We have been working hard to make a difference to the high street - there is the competition for the best window display as well as turning on the Christmas tree and late night opening on Friday 7 December. So join in and make your high street a better place to shop.
Chris Best
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Re: SEE3 The Big Launch - Saturday 1st December

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A big thank you to everyone who came to the Big Launch yesterday and we carry on today. Jill will be opening at 11am with volunteers on a rota throughout the day.

Trattoria Raffaele have their Christmas Fair starting at 10.30 and Conquer Gear will be open - so if you couldn't make yesterday why not take a stroll along the high street today.

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louisecbrooks
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Re: SEE3 The Big Launch - Saturday 1st December

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A few photos from yesterday's Big Launch with more to follow: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 024&type=3

One other event happening today in the area is the Grand Christmas Opening with Mother Christmas at the Cancer Research shop at 101 Sydenham Road.
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Re: SEE3 The Big Launch - Saturday 1st December

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A few more photos can be found at http://paultreacy.photoshelter.com/gall ... oDehFPzJSo

- Paul Treacy
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