The Big Launch – Highlights

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.


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