Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Primary school catchments update...

So far this year the catchments have been

Horniman 315.78m
Fairlawn 345.11m
Eliot Bank 322.82

Will post more when I know!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Treasure Hunt in Peckham Park 26th April

There's a treasure hunt taking place Peckham Park on 26th April in aid of Cool Earth, a charity aimed at saving rainforests in Africa and South America.
Meet outside Cafe On The Rye, SE15 3UA at 2pm and look out for the green Cool Earth T-shirts. The cost is £2 per person and the hunt is mostly designed for older children as some of the clues are a little tricky. For more information email ulaanonyourfeet@gmail.com

Thursday, 3 April 2014

New Haberdashers' secondary school for East Dulwich?

There has been a lot of work behind the scenes to try to provide another co-ed secondary school in East Dulwich on the site of the old Dulwich Hospital. This would take huge pressure off SE23 families hoping for places in co-ed schools such as Kingsdale or Charter - both so oversubscribed you have more chance of winning the lottery!
Well, now there's good news. This from James Barber Lib Dem Councillor for East Dulwich...

We have fabulous news. After a thorough process our Steering Group formally asked Haberdashers' Aske's to provide our new school and run with this project for us. Last night they formally agreed to take this project forward.

Haberdashers' share our vision for a non faith co-ed secondary school with around 180 pupils per year group with a sixth form. They envisage modelling our school on the highly successful Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College.

Many thanks to the Steering Group for their hard work and support making this choice. I've enjoyed all the leg working talking to school providers over the last 12 months. This has been one of the most exciting campaigns I've helped lead in East Dulwich.
But also a big thank you to you for lending your support and being patient while we were in confidential negotiations. Without your support school providers wouldn't have wanted to work with us. But we're always looking for more support. Please get friends and family to register their support for our great new school via www.newschool.org.uk


What's on this weekend 5th & 6th April

SATURDAY
What: Bienvenidos Spanish Club
When: 11am-12pm
Age: 0-5 years
Where: Community Room, Forest Hill Pools, SE23 3HZ
Cost: £80 for 10 sessions

What: Horniman Farmers Market
When: 9am-1.30pm
Age: ALL
Where: Horniman Museum Gardens, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Art Makers: Cress Creations
When: 1.30pm-2.15pm & 2.45pm-3.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Education Centre, Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £3 per child (buy tickets from the Information Desk)

SUNDAY
What: Family Film Club
When: 1.30pm-3.45pm
Age: ALL
Where: Forest Hill Library, Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HZ
Cost: Free

What: A World of Stories
When: 11-11.45am and 12.15-1pm
Age: 5+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Kids art workshop 
When: 11am-12.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Doopo Doopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
Cost: £10 per child (drop-in)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Ivydale School to expand

Ivydale School in Nunhead is going to become a 4-form entry school from 2016. This should help some of the parents living on the Lewisham/Southwark border of SE23.
This from Renata Hamvas, Labour Coucillor for Peckham Rye Ward...

This afternoon Nunhead Ward Councillors, Fiona Colley and Sunil Chopra and Peckham Rye Councillors, Victoria Mills and I met with the Head of Ivydale, Helen Ingham and the Deputy Head, Judith Lambert. I'm delighted to confirm that Ivydale will be expanding onto the former Bredinghurst site on Stuart Road to form a four form entry primary, with the first four forms of entry being in 2016. The architects who will design the new buildings for the Stuart Road site are due to be appointed shortly. There will shortly follow consultation with the school, families and local community as we move into the next stage of the expansion process. 
Renata 

Friday, 28 March 2014

Screaming With Laughter - comedy club for new parents

After the success of the hilarious Scummy Mummies night at the Ivy House comes Screaming With Laughter, an afternoon comedy club designed for parents with infants under a year old.
Their next gig is at The Ivy House, Stuart Road, SE15 3BE on Tuesday 22nd April at 1pm. See their website for more info and ticket sales.

Love Ladywell 5th April

Worth going along to support our neighbouring SE13 traders! And get bargains as well of course...

Thursday, 27 March 2014

No more bulge class for Horniman!

The proposed bulge class for Horniman Primary school this September has been withdrawn. The reason why the bulge isn't going ahead this year is unknown. However, if you have any queries regarding admissions please contact Lewisham Admissions team directly on 0208 3148282.

What's on this weekend - 29th & 30th March

Apologies for missing a few weekends - children, work, life do tend to get in the way of fun!
Happy Mothers Day!

SATURDAY
What: Mothers Day Craft
When: 2.30pm-3.30pm
Age: Under 11s
Where: Forest Hill Library, Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HZ
Cost: Free

What: Bienvenidos Spanish Club
When: 11am-12pm
Age: 0-5 years
Where: Community Room, Forest Hill Pools, SE23 3HZ
Cost: £80 for 10 sessions

What: Horniman Farmers Market
When: 9am-1.30pm
Age: ALL
Where: Horniman Museum Gardens, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free (but weather dependent - it won't be on if there's another storm!)

What: Art Makers: Cress Creations
When: 1.30pm-2.15pm & 2.45pm-3.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Education Centre, Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £3 per child (buy tickets from the Information Desk)

SUNDAY/MOTHERS DAY!
What: Be A Film Star
When: 2.30pm
Age: 7+
Where: Forest Hill Pools Community Room
Cost: Free (tbc)

What: Family Film Club
When: 1.30pm-3.45pm
Age: ALL
Where: Forest Hill Library, Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HZ
Cost: Free

What: A World of Stories
When: 11-11.45am and 12.15-1pm
Age: 5+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Kids art workshop 
When: 11am-12.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Doopo Doopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
Cost: £10 per child (drop-in)


Forest Hill film festival this weekend

There's also plenty for children including...
1. All Day Film-Making Workshop - Saturday
Ages 8+
Email info@platform-1.org for more information
2. Be A Mini Film Star - Sunday
Ages 7+
2.30pm at Forest Hill Pools Community Room
No booking required


Check out The Montage!

Not only is The Montage on Dartmouth Road a welcome addition to the area and a great place for a coffee, but they also have the most amazing play area for children - a whole room stacked with toys!


Every Monday they also have a drop-in music and story session at 10.30am - free for the first three sessions! See here for more info.

Pub n Play at Jam Circus 3rd April

There's a new soft play session for 0-4 year olds at the newly reopened Jam Circus, just down the road from SE23. It starts on Thursday 3rd April between 12pm and 5pm and is designed to allow parents to meet up, enjoy the food and let their kids burn off some energy in the play room afterwards. Not sure yet whether the sessions will be daily or weekly but will find out soon!

Scummy Mummies tonight!!

Don't miss local SE23 mums and comedians the Scummy Mummies tonight at the Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE...
The show starts at 8.30pm and there are still a few tickets left. If you can't make it tonight, they'll be doing it all again on Wednesday 2nd April. See here for more info...


Thursday, 13 February 2014

What's on this weekend 15th & 16th February

Don't forget Sodo Pizza cafe in Honor Oak Park is now OPEN and what kid can resist a pizza? Call 0208 6995196 for bookings...

SATURDAY
What: Bienvenidos Spanish Club
When: 11am-12pm
Age: 0-5 years
Where: Community Room, Forest Hill Pools, SE23 3HZ
Cost: £80 for 10 sessions

What: Horniman Farmers Market
When: 9am-1.30pm
Age: ALL
Where: Horniman Museum Gardens, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free (but weather dependent - it won't be on if there's another storm!)

What: Art Makers: Polar Bear Dens
When: 1.30pm-2.15pm & 2.45pm-3.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Education Centre, Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £3 per child (buy tickets from the Information Desk)

SUNDAY
What: Family Film Club
When: 1.30pm-3.45pm
Age: ALL
Where: Forest Hill Library, Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HZ
Cost: Free

What: Storytelling
When: 11-11.45am and 12.15-1pm
Age: 5+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Kids art workshop (Who Do You Love?)
When: 11am-12.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Doopo Doopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
Cost: £10 per child (drop-in)

What: Lady & The Tramp (film screening)
When: 12.30pm
Age: ALL
Where: Doopo Doopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
Cost: Free

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Scummy Mummies live show at The Ivy House!

Right, so not technically for the family (or really in SE23), but a fantastic and hilarious night out for all south east mums! The Scummy Mummies Show is an hour of songs, sketches and comedy. They're on at the Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, Nunhead, SE15 3BE on Thursday 27th March and Wednesday 2nd April at 8.30pm. Tickets are just £5.
Click here for more info...



Thursday, 6 February 2014

A children's bookshop for Honor Oak Park?

I've heard an exciting rumour that what was once the picture framers in Honor Oak Park is being earmarked as a children's bookshop that would also deliver activities for children and parents. Possibly a bit like the lovely Tales On Moon Lane in Herne Hill. Please let us know your thoughts...

What's On This Weekend 8th & 9th February


SATURDAY
What: Bienvenidos Spanish Club
When: 11am-12pm
Age: 0-5 years
Where: Community Room, Forest Hill Pools, SE23 3HZ
Cost: £80 for 10 sessions

What: Horniman Farmers Market
When: 9am-1.30pm
Age: ALL
Where: Horniman Museum Gardens, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Daydreams & Diaries Craft
When: 2.30pm-3.30pm
Age: Under 11s
Where: Forest Hill Library, Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HZ
Cost: Free


SUNDAY
What: Family Film Club
When: 1.30pm-3.45pm
Age: ALL
Where: Forest Hill Library, Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HZ
Free

What: Storytelling
When: 11-11.45am and 12.15-1pm
Age: 5+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Kids art workshop
When: 11am-12.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Doopo Doopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
Cost: £10 per child (drop-in)

We're back...

We've had a few emails and posts requesting the return of this site. Apologies but work and family overtook us over Christmas!
But we're back and hope to bring you news of lots of family events and activities in the SE23 area over the coming weeks and months...
If you have anything you'd like to add - a local event, meeting, jumble sale, activity or anything family related - then please get in touch.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

What's on this weekend - 30th Nov & 1st Dec

SATURDAY
What: St Augustine's Christmas Fair
When: 11am-3pm
Age: ALL
Where: St Augustine's Church, One Tree Hill, Honor Oak Park, SE23 3LE
Cost: Free

What: Santa's Grotto
When: 11am-5pm
Age: 3+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £8 per child. Advance booking essential

What: Horniman Farmers Market
When: 9am-1.30pm
Age: ALL
Where: Horniman Museum Gardens, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Art makers: Snowmen Christmas Globes
When: 11am-2.45pm
Age: 3+
Where: Horniman Museum (Gallery Square), London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £3 per child

What: Happymess - art, craft and messy play
When: 10.30-11.30am
Age: 1-3 years
Where: Ewart Road Housing Co-op Clubhouse, 44 Wastdale Road, SE23 1HN
Cost: £7 per session or £30 for 5 sessions

What: Croftmas! (Crofton Park Christmas Fair)
When: 2pm onwards
Age: ALL
Where: From Beecroft School to St Hilda's Church, Brockley Road, SE4
Cost: Free


SUNDAY
What: Hunt The Sheep!
When: 9am-5pm
Age: ALL
Where: Forest Hill Shops on Dartmouth Road and London Road
Cost: Free

What: Ackroyd Centre Christmas Fair
When: 11.30am-4pm
Age: ALL
Where: Ackroyd Community Centre, Ackroyd Road, SE23 1DL
Cost: 50p

What: Forest Hill Food Fair
When: 11am-3pm
Age: ALL
Where: Forest Hill Station car park
Cost: Free

What: Santa's Grotto
When: 11am-5pm
Age: 3+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £8 per child. Advance booking essential

What: Art makers: Snowmen Christmas Globes
When: 11am-2.45pm
Age: 3+
Where: Horniman Museum (Gallery Square), London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £3 per child

What: Storytelling
When: 11-11.45am and 12.15-1pm
Age: 5+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Kids art workshop
When: 11am-12.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Doopo Doopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
Cost: £10 per child