A great chance to visit buildings that aren’t often open to the public
Visit this fascinating Tudor house on Tuesday July 26
Steve Grindlay reveals how George VI’s speech therapist Lionel Logue lived with his family on Sydenham Hill
Film and music – a talk by Steve Grindlay on the “lost” cinemas of South-east London, a performance by the Raise the Roof Choir and a showing of short films by local young people
A recent article points out the many largely forgotten historic links between Sydenham and Beckenham
The well-known architectural historian, Gavin Stamp, talks on lost Victorian Britain
Talk on the history of music in Sydenham – brought to you by the International Music Festival
Marking the centenary of this landmark event – a talk by Jan Piggott at the Golden Lion
Thursday 7 April, 7pm at the Naborhood Centre, 44a Sydenham Road SE26 5QX
Lewisham Council is reviewing its provision of adult education following a reduction in central government funding. To save money, the Council are proposing closure of the popular Kirkdale Learning Centre at the end of the summer term. The consultation period runs until May 20th and a special meeting for residents of Sydenham and Perry Vale wards has been arranged for Thursday April 7th (details above).
We would urge as many residents as possible to attend one or other of these meetings, to listen to the arguments and to make their voices heard. For more information, go to this weblink:
Details of the officer presentation given at the Forest Hill Assembly here:
Photograph of Kirkdale Institute by Steve Grindlay
The Lewisham Concert Band with Paul Allen (Baritone), Dave Lee (Solo Horn), Derek Foster & Anthony Green (Piano Duo), and Christian Strover (Pianist and Narrator) present an evening of music by Arthur Bliss, Carey Blyton, Benjamin Britten, Gordon Carr, Anne Dudley, Edward Elgar, Jacob Gade, Hubert Gregg, George F Handel, Gustav Holst, Aram Khachaturian, Felix Mendelssohn, Keith Mansfield, Donald Swann, Gilbert Vintner and Peter Warlock. Director of Music Leslie Lake.
All of the music will have a local theme celebrating people and important events in the history of the local area including Sydenham and Crystal Palace.
Tickets £10 at the door from 6.15 pm or telephone 020 8650 7347. Children under 18 free. Complimentary refreshments
Proceeds to Woodlark Camp Site Trust for the Disabled and St Christopher’s Hospice