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Issue 27, Spring 2014

Honor Oak Pub to Reopen In spring 2013, the Honor Oak pub on Brockley Rise closed its doors and they haven't opened since. This incarnation of the pub opened in 2006 many years after the closure of the previous pub called the St Germain. During the pub’s seven year tenure as the Honor Oak it was a very popular establishment serving great food and hosting many community events including yoga, mother and baby groups and even the first Forest Hill Society Burns Night. But things had gone downhill in recent years and so the closure was probably not a great surprise. Shortly after the closure, rumours began to circulate that the site might be sold off to a supermarket chain. As a result of these concerns a number of local residents approached the Forest Hill Society to help protect this pub. Last June, the Forest Hill Society formally applied to Lewisham Council to have the pub listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’. This meant that prior to the brewery selling the pub, the Forest Hill Society would have an opportunity to find a community initiative to revive the pub. We took inspiration from The Ivy in Nunhead, a thriving pub that is run by the community and working with local members of CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) we were able to put together a solid proposal to do similarly with the Honor Oak. This ensured that all the community activities taking place at venue, not to mention a nice pub, were not lost from this part of Forest Hill. In November 2013, we got confirmation from Lewisham Council that the pub would be added to the Council’s list of assets of community value. But on the same day Punch Taverns, the owners of the Honor Oak, issued a press release stating that they would be reopening the pub in March 2014 after a major refurbishment costing £350,000. This was a great result and it seems reasonable to assume that the protection for this pub resulting from the listing was a contributing factor in ensuring the survival of this pub. We are delighted that the pub will reopen as a commercial venture not least because this means we don’t have to manage the pub ourselves! Moreover, we

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are very proud of the role we played in protecting this community asset. This success story is a prime example of what the Society can achieve with help from local residents. We will keep members updated about the date of the reopening, and perhaps you'll join us for a drink to toast the success of another revitalised local business. Assuming the refurbishment goes according to plan, we have provisionally placed a date in the diary for Sunday, 23rd March, 7:30pm.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Pizza Sodo - Sunday, 23rd February, 1pm Test out the latest restaurant in Honor Oak Park with the Forest Hill Society (booking required).

23 Bike Ride - Sunday, 23rd March, 8:30am 23 mile bike ride from Devonshire Road Nature Reserve to Orpington. Email Jake@fhsoc.com for further details.

Honor Oak Pub - Sunday, 23rd March, 7:30pm Drinks with the Forest Hill Society at the newly reopened Honor Oak Pub.

Planting at the Station - Sunday, 13th April, 2pm Forest Hill Ward Assembly - Tuesday, 11th March, 7pm, Venue TBC

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'Outstanding' Forest Hill goes for gold Following our "Outstanding" award from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) for our efforts around last year's 'Edible High Road' project, the Forest Hill Society will give the town centre a golden glow this summer by helping the 'RHS Britain In Bloom' celebrate its 50th golden anniversary via its 'Growing for Gold' initiative.

as a thank you to all the volunteers who make the UK a more beautiful and greener place to live and the sunflower has been chosen as it reflects the spirit and drive they associate with their volunteers. If you would like to help plant the seeds and make Forest Hill a brighter and greener place, please join us. This summer's bees will also appreciate the planting as the seeds are all pollinator-friendly varieties. Come along to the station forecourt at 2pm on Sunday, 13th April - no experience needed. Bring gardening gloves and a trowel together with a sunny disposition!

On Sunday 13th April, we will be planting sunflower seeds wherever we can find a space in the town centre. The RHS is donating the seeds

Planning Waldram Park & Launderette 14 Waldram Park Road is an example of a planning application where the Forest Hill Society has been able to work with a developer to ensure a high standard of development. This site has a sad history over the last few years. One of a row of large early 20th century houses it was demolished following a collapse which killed one worker on site. The collapse was due to badly managed excavations for a new basement, something that the Forest Hill Society had specifically warned about when the original planning application was submitted and approved. After this disaster the property was sold on to a new developer who has done his best to get planning application for a new building. The first version was a modern block, completely out of character with the neighbouring houses. Lewisham Planning department liked the proposals, but the Forest Hill Society objected and the council planning committee agreed with us that the plans were inappropriate. The next phase saw a series of meetings between the architect and representatives from the Forest Hill Society. They produced a number of options which were much more in keeping with the neighbouring properties, far from identical, but echoing some of the design features in the street. We wrote a letter in support of this application, but in this case Lewisham Planning department felt that the designs were not modern enough. However, we were able to work with the architects and with Councillor John Paschoud to ensure the final decision went to the council planning committee. When presented to the planning committee they agreed with us again and this time approved the application. After many years we can now expect work to go ahead to bring a number of good quality new flats to this site.

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Wherever possible the Forest Hill Society seeks to engage with developers to encourage them to submit the best quality options for any development. We are able to offer advice on local policies of which they need to be aware, and find the right density and mix of accommodation. This gives us the opportunity to support rather than object to planning applications when they are submitted to the council. —————————————Forest Hill Launderette has been on the corner of London Road since 1952. It is one of the oldest launderettes in London and one of the oldest shops in the same continuous use in Forest Hill. Some may feel that Launderettes are not the important community resources that they were in the 1950s, with almost all households now having their own washing machine. However, for the poorest, oldest and busiest in society, launderettes are still a vital resource, as well as being handy for washing duvets or other items that cannot fit in a domestic washing machine. We believe that Forest Hill town centre still requires a launderette, but more importantly we felt that this key location needs a shop that will generate high footfall. So when an application was submitted to turn it into an estate agent, we objected to the loss of this unit as a significant generator of footfall in the town centre. Despite the Planning department recommending approval of the conversion to an estate agent, the planning committee once again agreed with the arguments made by the Forest Hill Society and rejected the application. Sadly the launderette has now closed and the applicant has appealed against Lewisham Council’s decision. The frontage of the building needs some basic repairs to prevent it remaining one of the ugliest shops in the town centre. But we hope that there is a future for retail on this site.

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Empty Shop Fronts Become… Works of Art Following the success of the painting of the Walrus on the old bakery on Dartmouth Road, the Forest Hill Society commissioned Aeroarts to take on the challenge of the old Blue Mountain cafe on Devonshire Road (opposite The Hob). This boarded up shop was probably the ugliest in the town centre, and could be seen by all traffic backed up on the South Circular. Now it’s another visually attractive shop front themed around the aquarium at the Horniman Museum.

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The work was made possible with the help of Forest Hill Ward Assembly funding and has now tackled two of the least attractive shop fronts in the town centre. In addition to this transformation the side of the old Midland Bank, beside the Sylvan Post, has been used as a canvas for another piece of street art. You can see a photo of this on the back page of this newsletter.

…To This ran our last ‘Food Fair’ and handed the baton to Lee Griffin with the current ‘Horniman Farmers' Market’.

Four Cheers for Four Years with Richard Hibbert Richard Hibbert stepped down from chairing the Forest Hill Society at our AGM in December 2013 after four years in office. Richard brought a huge amount of energy and dedication to the role, inspiring all of those around him; from committee members to market traders and even some who didn't realise they were shop owners until he persuaded them to open shops! From October 2009 to December 2013, Forest Hill has changed significantly. Not all of this was down to Richard or to the Forest Hill Society but he ensured that our contribution made a decisive difference to the area. Richard formed a great relationship with local traders and shop landlords which enabled new shops to open and created an environment where the Traders' Association could be re-formed. Indeed, were it not for a bit of gentle arm-twisting by Richard some the new shops may never have opened. One of the great initiatives of the Society in 2012 was the introduction of a monthly ‘Food Fair’ in the Forest Hill station car park. The market was designed to bring people back to the town centre and to encourage traders to set up a permanent business in the empty shops that were still prevalent at the time. We also had the aim of providing good food to local residents. Over the next 18 months, the ‘Food Fair’ grew in size and achieved all its aims. Eventually in December 2013, we www.foresthillsociety.com

We hope you enjoy the art, but what we would love to see is for these empty shops to be brought back into use as retail units. Until then we hope you agree that they make a great canvas to bring colour to Forest Hill.

Richard generated enormous commitment in Society members and over the last four years we have all worked together to get new swings in the Horniman Triangle, run a local market and plant flowers around the town centre. We also participated in the Chelsea Fringe’s city-wide ‘Edible High Road’ project which saw seventy trees across the high streets of SE23 and for which the area won an outstanding award. Finally, it’s worth mentioning the vital role Richard has played in the SEE3 initiative, (the government funded national high street regeneration scheme). This started with finding people to put the bid together for the ‘Portas Pilot’ and then later becoming a director of the SEE3 group (not to mention getting his screwdriver out to unlock shutters so that new shops could open!) Richard's work now takes him out of London during the week and keeps him very busy so he doesn't have the same time to dedicate to the Society but we are delighted that he remains on the Executive Committee. When Richard took over the Society in 2009 some questioned its ongoing role. The battle for the pools had been won and the East London Line was due to open what more could be achieved by a civic society? After four years led by Richard, there can be no doubting the value of the Society in shaping the future of Forest Hill and Honor Oak.

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The Montage A new arrival at 33 Dartmouth Road, The Montage is true to its name - a hotchpotch of cafe, antiques shop and art gallery. Heading for tea and cake one Sunday afternoon, we were greeted with a room full of enticing shelves and tables stacked with eye-catching things to see. These ranged from old Ordnance Survey maps rolled up into two umbrella stands, to some bookends constructed from vintage Kellogg's cornflake packets, and a oldfashioned blue enamel pan stand that with some love would look quite happy again. Another wall held a beautifully arranged display cabinet with second-hand hardback books and small dolls in national costume odd but somehow entirely at home in their setting. Once I'd been persuaded to stop looking at all these intriguing things, it was time to eat - although there were more goodies to discover, through the rooms and down the stairs - leather armchairs, formica tables, stools, wooden furniture all ready for upcycling, so we made quite slow progress to our table! The Montage, it turns out, is a small warren of different spaces. There are a couple of rooms at the back (one wallpapered with those OS maps we'd found - what a brilliant idea) where you can sit and eat. Beyond these, if the sun's shining, there's a peaceful small garden with tables and chairs, and a dog bowl for canine companions. The garden's newly planted but looks set to become a little green haven, edged by a fence with flowers growing

wild on the other side. When we were there, a couple had ensconced themselves at a table spread with books in the garden and another man was inside working on his laptop - very tranquil. In addition, they have devoted a whole room to a children’s play area which means kids are well catered for too. It's downstairs so ideal as it's out the way and parents don't need to worry about their kids disturbing other customers. The room is filled with a variety of toys which should keep little ones occupied for a while! In the main café area there was a very inviting selection of homemade cakes and biscuits on the counter. We sampled a fresh scone with a generous dollop of cream and jam in the middle, and a delicious square of summer berry cake (though the lemon drizzle did also look very tempting). They have proper coffee and tea including ten different kinds of herbal tea, which the lady behind the counter patiently listed for me! Plus the tea comes in individual teapots. After tea, it was time to investigate the art gallery upstairs. There's a good selection of art scattered about the rooms, but in the gallery space there's a bigger exhibition of work by a single artist which tends to change every month. If you're wandering along Dartmouth Road in search of somewhere new to explore - and if you love St David's, Canvas and Cream, Doopo Doopo and Aga's Deli - then this is definitely a place to add to your list. There's a lovely unhurried atmosphere for reading, working, and meeting with friends, in between poking around for treasures. I'll be going back for some of those maps… Review provided by Catherine Wood

SE23.COM - A Forum for SE23 If you would like to keep abreast of activities in the SE23 postcode or would like your say on various topics relating to Forest Hill, we recommend visiting SE23.com, an on-line community forum set up in 2002.

centre, house price increases, a coffee shop opening, parking issues and traffic problems, and many other issues in this newsletter; the subsequent discussions can be really interesting!

It is not officially affiliated with the Forest Hill Society but we often post on the forum to let people know about our latest business and upcoming events, in fact it was where the idea of setting up a Forest Hill Society was first discussed back in 2006.

You don't have to get fully involved, you can just read the various posts at www.se23.com but if you'd like to join in the discussion and post something on the forum (i.e. write a reply to a question or start a new topic), you'll need to sign up. You don't have to register under your own name, you can create a nickname so you can post anonymously.

Many residents living in the SE23 postcode use the forum to ask questions about what is going on in the area, for example recent topics include planting in the town

It can be fascinating to read other peoples' opinions not to mention the fact that you'll be informed on the very latest SE23 news - what could be better than that!

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Pedestrian Crossings TfL are proposing changes to two sets of crossings on London Road, at the junction with Dartmouth Road and at the junction of Honor Oak Road. As far as we know there will be no changes to road priorities or timing of lights, but the changes are designed to improve the crossings for pedestrians. At the Dartmouth Road junction most of the fencing will be removed from the side of the road and the pedestrian islands. This has proved to be a successful method of making crossing safer by preventing pedestrians getting trapped between traffic and fences, and being forced to funnel through a narrow crossing point. There were plans to do likewise with the crossing from the Launderette to WHSmith, but after concerns expressed by the FH Society, TfL have agreed not to go ahead until a full assessment of this junction takes place. The junction with Honor Oak Road is very difficult for pedestrians as there is no pedestrian phase on the lights. This is a well used walking route between the Horniman Museum and the town centre and station and is particularly used by families with young children. The plans here are not to install a pedestrian phase, which TfL do not want to do as it would further slow traffic at the junction, but there are a few changes that are beneficial.

East London Line News Transport for London have announced plans to extend the lengths of platforms at some of the stations in the core section of the East London Line. This includes Shoreditch, Shadwell, Wapping, Canada Water and Surrey Quays all of which currently only have platform lengths for four carriages (Rotherhithe is not on the list). With the extension of trains to five carriages in December 2014 these platform extensions will avoid selective door opening at these stations. The Forest Hill Society is continuing to campaign for extra Crystal Palace trains on the East London Line.

Extremists at the Horniman The Horniman Museum's latest family friendly exhibition “Extremes” explores what it takes for animals and plants to survive in some of the world's most hostile environments. Much of the animal kingdom is far better adapted to extreme conditions than we are as humans. The exhibition will take you on an expedition to see how animals and plants survive in extreme conditions relating to heat, cold, dryness and constant darkness. You can see some of the animals that live in these environments and watch films that will make you shiver. www.foresthillsociety.com

Pavements will be widened on Honor Oak Road next to the petrol garage, so that cars slow down to come round this corner, and the pavement on London Road approaching the junction will be widened slightly to provide a bit more space for pedestrians. In addition the tiny pedestrian island will be widened to allow a buggy to stop on the island with a person behind it also on the island. The proposals for Honor Oak Road junction won’t address the queuing traffic waiting to get onto the South Circular during a 12 second break every 2 minutes, but it will hopefully make it easier for pedestrians to get to the Horniman. Finally there will be a filter lane for cars turning right into the petrol garage, to prevent them blocking to traffic and jamming up the crossing. Map and links to the consultation are available at: http://goo.gl/PNaqMx These changes follow the improvements to the junction with Sydenham Rise in December last year, when the crossing was improved to a staggered crossing, encouraging pedestrians to stop in the middle when the traffic is against them. It is good to see TfL making some improvements to crossings for pedestrians and we hope that this is a trend that continues as there are a number of other road junctions that would benefit from some attention. There is space in the timetable for two additional trains per hour and although these trains were not included in the announcement from the Comprehensive Spending Review, we hope that at some point these additional trains will be commissioned by TfL. Additional trains to Crystal Palace would improve frequency and further increase capacity on the East London Line. This would be particularly useful while London Bridge is being rebuilt, and would provide more capacity as the East London Line continues to gain in popularity, especially with the Crossrail interchange at Whitechapel.

There are hands-on experiences including feeling the 'air-conditioning' inside an ostrich’s beak or trying to keep up with the drinking speed of a camel. A definite must for the would be explorer! The exhibition is in three languages – English, Spanish and French. Ticket prices: £3.30 Child, £6.60 Adult, £16.50 Family (prices include 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation). You may also like to tie in a visit to the Horniman Farmers’ market which runs every Saturday from 9.30am - 1.30pm.

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Pizza Restaurant adds New Flavour to the Old Bank The Old Bank site on Honor Oak high street has been unutilised for a number of years and the last potential opening was an application by Dominos Pizza to convert the site into a takeaway and delivery shop. The Forest Hill Society in unison with local residents campaigned to stop the planning application. Our main reason for objecting was the poor use of a prime location which we felt should be a retail unit. There were also concerns around parking and the noise generated by bikes serving the shop during peak hours. There were over 300 objections to the application and thankfully the Domino’s application was rejected. Although Domino’s went onto appeal this decision, through a series of demonstrations outside the restaurant, Dominos’ remained unsuccessful. Residents had nothing against takeaways but we felt sure that this key location would be better placed as a restaurant rather than a hub for a take way delivery service. Indeed we are delighted to report that an independent pizza restaurant/cafe called SODO has now opened on the site. This is exactly the outcome we wanted, even if it took three years for it to happen! It provides a better future for Honor Oak with a selection of top quality restaurants in a small area of South East London. SODO announced ‘SO DOUGH’ (as in sour-dough, the traditional pizza base) opened in early February. This is the third venture from SODO, the original is in Clapton and there is also a concession at The George & Vulture pub in Hoxton. The whole ethos is based around offering the best and freshest pizza, working with local suppliers and creating a fun experience for the customer.

At University, Dan Birch the founding director worked in a kitchen and hated the fact that so much was processed and deep fried. He came across somewhere selling pizza and loved the freshness and theatre of it and this is what restaurant is all about; the pizzas are made on order in front of the customers and the kitchen is an integral part of the experience. They came across The Old Bank site very much by accident although they were actively hunting for new sites across London. They thought the building was ‘amazing’ and immediately fell in love with it describing it as ‘a big old building with bags of character’. Dan and his team have renovated the majority of the existing features including fireplaces, brick walls and old tiles and have incorporated them into the décor. They have created an interior that’s in harmony with the building and which brings to life the period features that remained hidden for many years. In addition to the restaurant, there is a bar with seating and space for between five and seven people. The idea is that people can just pop in for a drink or actually eat at the bar, much like you might eat tapas in Spain. If you don’t fancy eating out, you can call the restaurant for a pizza and then pick it up between five and ten minutes later. The pizzas only take a minute in the oven so this is fast (and fresh) food at it’s best! At a maximum, the take away process may take twenty minutes but that’s only to be expected on a packed out Saturday night. The most popular pizza at the moment is called the ‘Winter Goat’. This consists of mozzarella, tomato, caramelised onions, goat’s cheese, olives and walnuts. Prices range from between £6 and £11 depending on the toppings but the average price is £8/£9. All the ingredients are fresh and locally sourced and indeed they are currently looking for local suppliers in the area. Dan is not from SE23 so I asked what he has come to like about the area and his answer was ‘the community’ which will not surprise us Forest Hilliers! He says the reception has been really supportive and that people could not wait for them to open. It’s clear that SODO will be a great success if his passion for freshly made pizza and the support of the local community is anything to go by. The restaurant is now open, three days a week between 12pm – 11pm and once everything is fully up and running, they plan to open six days a week.

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hopefully in partnership with many local people.

A new Artistic Hub for Forest Hill V22 is Coming to Louise House in 2014. Annabel Fenwick spoke to Reshma, V22 Programme Director about their plans... Q. What is V22? We are an art institution (set up in 2006) that supports art, artists and the development of both and promotes the value and positive impact of art on communities. We specialise in the collection of contemporary art, the production of exhibitions, events and educational initiatives, and provide artists’ studios and artisans' workshops. Q. Who are you funded by? V22 is based upon a unique shared ownership model, which aims to be sustainable, self-sufficient, and therefore independent. V22 has a diverse range of income: from its collection being listed on the ISDX-ICAP market, income generated from studios, and the support received from grant bodies including Arts Council England. Q. I see you have three other studios in London including Dalston, Haggerston and Bermondsey - all known as creative hubs. Did you recognise something similar in SE23? Why did you decide to open in Forest Hill? Traditionally, studio providers have been part of the archetypal regeneration cycle: studio providers by nature generate low income and are then consequentially priced out as they help to make areas more creative and attractive. This is a cycle we have been working incredibly hard to break free from by acquiring long-term leases and permanent buildings. In this particular instance, we were lucky enough to be recommended Louise House by Arts Council England, who told us it was being put up for tender. We applied and won, and were so (and still are!) delighted, not only to have the opportunity of having a long term lease, but to have the guardianship of a very special building located in an incredibly active and creative community. These factors we believe will really help to build a strong community and cultural centre. We want to provide affordable long-term studios and encourage the creation of new relationships and networks amongst artists and creative organisations locally and nationally. Forest Hill is a great place to do this. Q. When will you officially open at Louise House? We hope to open the studios during early spring, although there is still some building work that needs to be done before that can happen. The public space at the back of the property we will be working hard on to get the first tentative things happening there in time for the summer. Then there is work needed on the gardens as we have some great plans for them. So I suppose the grand opening will be something we work toward, www.foresthillsociety.com

Q. What exhibitions are you currently planning for Louise House? We are in the research and development stages of planning our summer programme, presenting a series of events in collaboration with artists and local groups and communities. We also we hope to launch a new educational initiative called Studio+ which will support young and emerging artists. Q. What is planned for the community space? Firstly there will be a dedicated exhibitions and events space integrated into our educational initiatives; secondly a 'Community Studio' which can be used for a variety of activities ranging from art lessons, to workshops, to rehearsal space; and thirdly, a community garden which we would like to build in partnership with people from SE23 and which can be used for summer events and activities. We are yet to gain access to the lower ground area, but we hope this will make an excellent screening room (everyone in Forest Hill wants a cinema!) and hopefully a space which can also be used for theatre and possibly live music. Q. What do you like about the area? An abundance of creative independent initiatives; engaged communities and active local groups; great transport links; gorgeous architecture; fabulous cafes; and the very real sense of welcome we have been given.

The Forest Hill Society could not ask for better outcome for Louise House. The building itself will not only be reinvigorated but crucially, by having a long term lease, the organisation can offer long term support to new and emerging artists in the area. The exhibitions and events that V22 are planning will no doubt have a positive impact on both the community and the local cultural landscape. The Society welcomes V22 wholeheartedly. Find out more about V22 at www.v22collection.com

Newsletter Team Editor Annabel Fenwick – editor@foresthillsociety.com If you’d like to submit an article for the next newsletter, then please contact the Editor. We look forward to hearing from you. All articles are subject to editing. Our sincere thanks to the contributors to this edition: Annabel Fenwick, Michael Abrahams, Quetta Kaye, and Catherine Wood.

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fans of all the ‘local gems’ that Totally Locally have identified”.

Making Forest Hill more fun! ‘Jack in the Box’ is a community led initiative funded by SEE3 (the Portas Pilot high street re-generation scheme) that over the next three months aims to put on a diverse and interesting programme of events to encourage more people to visit Forest Hill. SEE3 set the ‘Jack in the Box’ team a number of key themes to work to including Valentines Day, Fashion Week, Easter & Film but crucially the events are being planned around the results of an on-line survey that ran throughout the month of January. The survey was designed to uncover the reasons people visit Forest Hill, what aspects of Forest Hill are popular (and which are not); and, most importantly, what activities/events people would like to see more. The survey went out to schools, community groups, businesses and residents and the results can be seen on the SEE3 website.

“Through this project, we’re sure we can attract more people to the area to appreciate all that Forest Hill has to offer. Though this project, we would like to ensure that the events we run leave a legacy, encourage further collaborations between businesses and residents and continue to bring more Londoners from an increased catchment to enjoy the area”. “The events are all different but one lesson we’ve learnt is that they work best when the community comes together and gets involved. We also want to attract those Forest Hill residents who might feel marginalised and through the events make Forest Hill a place of which everyone is proud”. Keep an eye out for upcoming events www.see3.co.uk or the Forest Hill Society website.

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The ‘Jack in the Box’ team made up of two women have successfully delivered a number of events across London via their Shared City enterprise. Together they run imaginative inter-cultural experiences, consultation projects and community events across London. Deborah, one part of duo (that has lived locally for ten years) says: “Forest Hill is an incredible place with a rich history, great shops and leisure offer, wonderful transport and a diverse, dynamic population. We are big

Forest Hill Society Contacts Chair – Michael Abrahams (020 8291 6104) michael@fhsoc.com

Wall of the old Midland Bank, beside Sylvan Post.

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Photo by the artist, Dan Needham. Funding provided by funded by the Dulwich Picture Gallery's street art project. This painting is loosely based on The Translation of Saint Rita of Cascia by Poussin. Further details about this painting at: http://t.co/REJSAYUvZz

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