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Forest Hill Assembly

Due to the Lewisham and London Mayoral elections, the assemblies programme is currently paused.  The next assembly will take place after the London Mayoral election on 2 May – date to be announced.

Energy Efficiency Grants for charities 

Deadline 29 February

Smaller and medium voluntary and community groups may be able to get funding for an Independent Energy Assessment, and for capital grants to pay for work to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings. (You may apply for both).  VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme - Groundwork

 

Community Centres (and halls) Forum 
Tue 5th March 10-11.30 plus network after

Forest Hill Library, Dartmouth Rd,SE23 3HZ.

This is a twice a year networking meeting. It’s for admin and reception staff, trustees, community workers, key volunteers, managers, caretakers etc, including people running Church and other community spaces with similar aims to community centres. The key aim is networking and mutual support. There will be time for informal mingling after the meeting. RSVP and discussion suggestions to 
michael.stuart@ageuklands.org.uk

 

If you have used A&E in the last year the Health Service would like to hear from you.

Lewisham ICB (NHS) are currently looking to gather feedback on how residents access NHS services.  This information will help them improve Urgent Care services in Lewisham.  Please take the survey (very short!) and help them out. Same Day Urgent Care Survey

Help with costs of some Adult Learning courses 

Lewisham residents on a low income may be able to get 80% of the cost of an Adult Learning course paid for them under our Bursary Scheme (any course materials need to be covered by the learner).  If you know someone who could benefit, please contact adultlearningiag@lewisham.gov.uk or call 020 8314 9196 for details.

 

Register to vote and voter ID –
local elections on March 7 and May 2

There are two elections coming up soon – the Lewisham Mayoral election on 7 March, and the election of the London Mayor on 2 May. If you are unsure whether you are already registered to vote at your current address you can still register to vote.  You will need ID to vote in these elections.  For information on which documents can be used or how to obtain an official voter ID document go to the following links links below:

Check if you need to register to vote

Register to vote here

Valid voter ID documents

Obtaining photo ID to vote

What's on

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SATURDAY 3 & 10 FEBRUARY

Improve Crochet

Stag & Bow

2-4pm

£74
www.stagandbow.com

Our improver classes build on the basics, offering a suite of tips and techniques that appear all the time in crochet patterns and will be endlessly useful, whether for toys, blankets, accessories or garments.

SUNDAY 4 & 11 FEBRUARY

Beginners Knitting

Stag & Bow

12-2pm

£74

www.stagandbow.com
This class is for complete beginners and we'll cover the essential skills of casting on and off (how to start and finish), plus the two main stitches, knit and purl.

MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY

English Paper piercing – hand stitch patchwork

Forest Hil & Sydnham Women's Institute

8-10pm

£11.50 after 1st session for  a subscription to WI valid until 31 May 2024

A type of patchwork where fabric is wrapped around a piece of paper or card and then hand stitch the pieces together.  

SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY

Introduction to Quilting with Kate Owen

Stag & Bow

10am-3pm

£100
www.stagandbow.com
This class you will cover all the techniques used in making  quilts from start to finish in just one session. Although we will be using a sewing machines no sewing experience is necessary. We welcome novice as well as those with more sewing experience. 

SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY

Singular Voices

Spontaneous Productions

The Sydenham Centre

7.30pm

£15
spontaneousproductions.co.uk
Original, comic and dramatic monologues performed by a professional cast, written by members of the scriptwriting workshops. 

MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY

Free Creative Workshop

Sydemham Arts

The Sydenham Centre

12;30 3pm

FREE
administration@sydenhamarts.co.uk
Learn layering, ink stamping, hand colouring and the use of embellishments to make truly individual cards. Email to book. 

SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY

Weave a Twine Basket

Stag & Bow

12-2.30pm

£65
www.stagandbow.com

You will be introduced to the coiling technique and weave a beautiful and colourful basket using cotton rope and rolls of twine.

SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY

Survival Sewing Skills

Stag & Bow

11am-2pm

£65
www.stagandbow.com

Join our beginner-friendly class and learn essential hand sewing techniques. 

SATURDAY 2 – 24 MARCH

Hansel & Gretel

Sponteneous Production

Sydenham centre

Two performances each Saturday & Sunday

2 and 3.30pm

£10/adults £5/Children

A brand new musical, featuring all the usual Spontaneous magic - and lots of surprises. We are joined by a brand new song-writing team, who have created a wonderful psychedelic 60s & 70s style soundtrack, immerse yourself in the captivating performance with fabulous costumes, choreography and video effects, bringing to life the enchanting adventure of Hansel & Gretel.

EVERYDAY
Activities at the Horniman

Free
There’s always lots going on at the Horniman, including loads of lovely free stuff! 

www.horniman.ac.uk/whats-on

 

Free stuff for under 5’s in Forest Hill!

Forest Hill Library have regular activities for under 5’s including Baby Bounce, Rhyme Time and Children Story Time. Find out more at fhlibrary.co.uk/whats-on/

MONDAY DROP IN SESSIONS

Picketball

Sydenham Tennis Club

1-3pm

£7.50

www.sydenham-tennis-squash-croquet-club.co.uk

Want to learn Picketball. Book a drop-in session at the website above. Course starting in early 2024

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT

Quiz Night

The Greyhound Pub

£2.50 pp (teams up to 6)

hello@thegreyhoundsydenham.co.uk

Each quiz has a theme so come have some fun and show off your knowledge for a chance to win £50!.

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT

Felix's Rock Choir

The Greyhound Pub

7-9pm

£7.50 per session (first one free)

Come join Felix and the rock choir. No auditions necessary. Room for every level. Come have some fun singing your heart out.

EVERY TUESDAY

The Befrienders part of Ageing well

The Grove Centre

10 – 11.45am

£5 per session

A lively, creative choir led by a tutor from Trinity Laban. No experience necessary.

Craft Plus part of Ageing well

The Grove Centre

1-3pm

£4 a session

Our trained art tutor introduces new projects each week, or you can play a friendly game of dominoes or Scrabble.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Boby & Bingo part of Ageing well

The Grove Centre

10-11.45am

£4 a session

Gentle exercise sweetened with a game of bingo. Our instructor has experience delivering to all mobilities and gets great results! 

EVERY THURSDAY

Chair Yoga

£8.50 Class (or £49 for block of 6)

cathy@tinckelly.com

Make sure to check out all the fun at Sydenham's very own comedy club going on every weekend. Check out the upcoming shows in November!

EVERY FRIDAY 

Fun Friday Tennis After School Club

Sydenham Tennis Club

4-4.30pm and 4.30-5pm (3-4 year olds)

5-6pm (5-14 year olds)

£5/£6.25

www.sydenham-tennis-squash-croquet-club.co.uk

Fun Friday Tennis is an after-school club run by accredited coaches. It provides fun, tennis-based activities and games every week during term-time. There is a confectionery treat included in the price.

EVERY FRIDAY 

Pain relief yoga

Dragonfly Yoga

10.45-11.45

www.dragonfly-yoga.org

Slow and gentle yoga practice where we use gravity as a foundation for stability, body weight as guidance to how deep we can go into an Asana and breath as a tool to help

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAYS

PoodleClub

8pm Shows (door open at 7pm)

£10

www.poodleclub.co.uk

Best little comedy club right on our doorsteps and who does not like to laugh? book for an evening of fun

EVERY SATURDAY

Bottomless Brunch

The Greyhound Pub

12-4pm

£35 (2 course) £39 (3 course)

thegreyhoundsydenham.co.uk

Bottomless brunch is back enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless Prosecco or Mimosas

EVERY SUNDAY

Self Defense for Chidren

Dragonfly Yoga Studios

www.dragonfly-yoga.org

£8 per class or £36 (blocks of five classes)

10am-11am ​(3-6 Yr olds)

11:15am-12:15pm (7-13 Yr olds)

3-6 Years (Parents need to be there for this age group)

7-13 Years (Parents need to be close by)

An exciting and dynamic class to teach children self-defence, fitness, balance and discipline. Using a variety of skills from Muay Thai, Boxing, Jiu Ditsu and Wrestling, using combination counting and team building to learn coordination, balance, discipline, self-control and endurance.

FIRST THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH

Pub Quiz

Ignition Brewery

7-9pm

FREE

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Join the Ignition Brewery Pub Quiz! The winning team takes home a crate of our finest craft beers. Max six people to a team.

SECOND WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH

Day Space Disco

Ignition Brewery

7.30-10pm

£3

Ignition team up with DaySpace and transform the taproom into a dance floor for a disco night! Refreshments available to purchase.

SECOND THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH

Jazz Night

Ignition Brewery

7.30-10pm

FREE

The taproom hosts a selection of South East London’s most skilled jazz musicians for an evening of live music.


 

Keeping Fit

EVERYDAY

Check class times and book on website at

www.dragonfly-yoga.org

£30 unlimited for 30 days
Introductory offer to new clients

Dragonfly Yoga offers yoga, pilates and meditation classes for all levels.

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EVERY TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS

Yoga 

9.30am Tuesdays & Fridays

6.15 pm Thursdays

£10 per class booked on lazycat.yoga

To help reduce stress and feel your best please come along. No yoga experience necessary. Suitable for all levels.

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To keep up to date on all events make sure you sign up to Forest Hill society or Sydenham Society

SYDENHAM SOCIETY

The Sydenham Society was founded in 1972 and has around 1100 members. Our aim is to be a voice for
Sydenham and to improve services and amenities in the area to make it a more attractive place to live and work. We play an active part and support all efforts to create a vibrant high street running markets and community events like the Easter Bonnet parades and Halloween celebrations. We’re strong supporters of Sydenham Community Library as well as local arts and community organisations.  We’ve recently formed a Green Improvement Group which has installed planters and posters at Sydenham Station and in Station Approach. To join the Sydenham Society go to sydenhamsociety.com

FOREST HILL SOCIETY

The Forest Hill Society was founded in 2006 and has over 400 members. We are always looking for new ways to improve Forest Hill – making it a pleasurable place to live, work and shop. Our work has included planting flowers in the town centre, running food markets and street parties. We have campaigned for better train services, support local businesses including the Community Library and organise talks on local history plus much more. 

  We are also encouraging people to support local businesses by Tweeting about them with the hashtag #ShopSE23.

To join please visit foresthillsociety.com

traders discount schemes/loyalty cards

Remember to ask our independent traders about their loyalty schemes – for example Kirkdale Bookshop have a card with a cash discount after six purchases, Over The Top Hairdressers give a 7th appointment free and Whites Pet Shop give a discount on each purchase. You can also get The Lewisham Local Card which is a scheme that connects you to local businesses
and community projects. It’s an opportunity to save money while supporting the community.
To purchase a £20 card go to lewishamlocal.com/card

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