Day 6 – Thursday, 4 April

Boppin’ Bunnies – 9.30 to 11.30am

Boppin’ Bunnies is an interactive music class for 0 – 5 years and their parents.

    • 9.30 am 0-18 months;
    • 10.15am 18 – 4 years;
  • 11.00am Mixed Ages (0 – 4 years)

Our award-winning Boppin’ Bunnies Classes are led by professional musicians who play live to the children and adults each week on our speciality instruments.

Boppin’ Bunnies 35-minute classes are an all inclusive, interactive experience; parents, carers, children and younger siblings can all enjoy music making together and it can become a weekly shared activity.

We give the adults instruments alongside the children and encourage grown ups to play, dance, and interact with their little ones throughout the session. We get older children assisting their younger brother and sisters throughout the class so everyone feels involved. There’s no sitting back and watching, so please come ready to sing your heart out, tickle your little ones and make them laugh, jump up on your feet and swing them round, lie down on the mats with them and participate fully in our high energy sessions!

Telegraph Hill Centre, Lounge

FREE

9:30-11:30am

Branching Out- Festival Special – 10 am to 2pm

Branching Out is a busy, bustling weekly gathering for those aged over 55 – but it is also a haven for those who want gentle conversation and company.

It is a chance to make friends, join an art class, do tai chi, join monthly book and crochet clubs, play boules and board games or come along on group outings.

There is always tea, coffee and biscuits, and a hot lunch is available too.
A friendly weekly meeting group aimed at older people – but everyone is welcome.

You are very welcome to stay on after 2pm to see the film screening, High Society (see below)

Telegraph Hill Centre

10:00am-2:00pm

£FREE

Film screening of High Society (1956) – 2pm to 4.30pm

Deptford Cinema’s travelling cinema project brings the romantic musical comedy High Society (1956) to the Telegraph Hill Centre as a free screening for older people.

Follow the story of Jazz artist C.K. Dexter Haven (Bing Crosby), who still hung up on his ex-wife and neighbour Tracy Samantha Lord (Grace Kelly) tries to win her back as she prepares for her marriage to another man.

The screening will be accompanied by free hot drinks, sandwiches and cakes.

Deptford Cinema is a volunteer-run community cinema and arts venue in Lewisham. The Cinema’s travelling cinema for older people project will be hosting a series of free screenings across the borough in 2019, funded by a grant from Film Bank Media UK.

Telegraph Hill Centre, Narthex

£ FREE

2:00-4:30pm

Ballet and Street Dance Taster Sessions – 3.30pm to 5.10pm

BALLET

Big & Small
For children born in 2016, late 2015 and older children who prefer dancing with an adult. A fun class with parents, nannies or anyone keen to join their little dancers. Baby siblings welcome to come along.
Tiny Dancers
Pre-schoolers (intended as Academic Year before reception). The first approach to ballet technique in a creative and imaginative style.
Rising Stars*
Reception children and school year 1. A definite development from the former stage and a preparation to more demanding ballet technique.

STREET DANCE

Mini Street
Music, energy and great moves! Children from reception to school year 1.
Junior Street
Adding style and challenge to choreographies. Children from school year 2 to year 4 (beginners).

Telegraph Hill Centre, Lounge

3:30-5:10pm

£FREE

Code Club – 3.45 to 4.45pm

Learn to code or improve your skills. Regular weekly session for children aged 8-12.

New Cross Learning, SE14 6AS (next to Iceland)

3:45-4:45pm

£FREE

Conversation Club – 5.50 to 7pm

Want to improve your spoken English? Come to this weekly club to chat, build up vocabulary and improve fluency and listening skills in a friendly informal setting.

New Cross Learning, SE14 6AS (next to Iceland)

5:30-7pm

£FREE

Ukulele Taster Workshop (A) for Adults – 6.45 to 7.45pm

Do you have a ukulele that is gathering dust and you never got around to learn how to play? Learn the basics at the workshop. Ukuleles provided for those who do not have one.

Telegraph Hill Centre, Craft Room (entrance from St Catherine’s Drive)

6:45-7.45pm

£FREE

Sex and Drugs in Victorian Britain – 7 to 8pm

Vanessa Tait is the author of two books of fiction. The first, The Looking Glass House, was based on her family stories and memorabilia of Alice Liddell, who also happens to be her great-grandmother. The second, The Pharmacist’s Wife, is the basis for her talk, and is a fantastic journey into the underbelly of Victorian life set in Edinburgh.

Vanessa’s talk will be based on the research from her second book: the fascinating and overlooked topic of women and drugs in the Victorian Era.

Drugs in general were rampant – we are all familiar with the opium den – but what is less well known perhaps is just how medicated women were, both self-medicated and prescribed.

Vanessa will take a closer look at this (why, for example, were medicines containing opium called “women’s friends”?) as well as reading some salacious parts from her novel, which has just come out in paperback. https://atlantic-books.co.uk/book/the-pharmacists-wife/

Hill Station

7:00-8:00pm

£5 (3)

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Argentine Tango – 7 to 11pm

Forget what you’ve seen on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’: come and discover the beautiful, improvised, close embrace style of the real Argentine tango as it is danced in Buenos Aires.

One hour ‘taster class’ for complete beginners where you can find out just how addictive this dance can be, followed by a ‘milonga’ (social dancing to authentic tango music from the 1930s to 1950s).

No need to bring a partner. Please wear leather-soled shoes if possible (heels are helpful for women).

St Catherine’s Church

7:00-11:00pm £10 (£5)

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Girl World: a Madcap Comedy (1) – 7 to 8pm

Girl World is a playful and provocative coming-of-age comedy.

Tilly and Inga exist in a surreal bubble called ‘Girl World’ where the only rule is “No boys allowed!” It starts off a pop-tastic, musical playground where the best friends wreak anarchy, hilarity and imagination. They’ve never met anyone else and have never wanted to. But when Tilly thinks the unthinkable and asks, “is there anybody out there?”, Girl World descends into a foul-mouthed, sex-obsessed battleground with both girls vying for dominance against each other when they discover there is a ‘Hole’ in their world…

Expect non-stop laughter, love songs, brutal wrestling, pop-star posturing and Beckett-tinged woe-begotten-ness on a journey of genuine friendship between two girls who are growing up.

The Telegraph, Dennett’s Road, SE14 5LW (Upstairs)

7:00-8:00pm £9 (5)

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Crisis, Comfort, and Celebration: providing non-religious community services – 7.30 to 9.15pm

Many people will have attended a humanist wedding or funeral, but may not know that humanists provide a range of other community services, for instance providing pastoral care in hospitals and prisons, supporting those on a personal journey from ‘faith-to-faithless’, and helping schools to deliver inclusive religious and ethical education.

Teddy Prout, Humanists UK’s Director of Community Services, will talk about how these services are developing and where they are heading, followed by discussion.

This is the monthly meeting of South East London Humanist Group (SELHuG). Humanism is an everyday philosophy, a positive, practical, non-religious approach to life which is open to everyone. We hold monthly meetings, often with a speaker, to discuss philosophy and ethics, current affairs and social justice issues, as well as social events.

Find out more, including forthcoming events, at our website: selondon.humanist.org.uk

New Cross Learning, SE14 6AS (next to Iceland)

7:30-9:15pm

£FREE

That’s Brilliant! Creativity Down the Pub – 8 to 9pm

Can anyone be creative? Will creativity make me happy? How do we assess creativity?

Come get a taste of creativity research and take part in a pub quiz that is all about thinking “outside of the box” and coming up with original solutions to different problems.

This event will be led by Rotem Perach, creativity researcher in Goldsmiths, University of London

The Montague Arms, 289 Queen’s Road, SE15 2PA

8:00-9:00pm

£FREE

Play “Over the Rainbow” Chord-melody Style on Ukulele – 8 to 9pm

Learn how to play chords and melody at the same time on this song made famous by Judy Garland.

We will touch on moveable chords and bar chords. we will be using ukulele tab score.

Suitable for those who have been playing for at least one year, and want a taste of fingerstyle playing.

Telegraph Hill Centre, Craft Room (entrance from St Catherine’s Drive)

8:00-9:00pm

£FREE

Showcase Gig (1) – 8.30 to 11pm

Pog are a folk/punk band that set tales of everyday failure to disarmingly catchy acoustic soundtracks with beautiful counterparts on violin and clarinet

Babar describes himself as a Londonstani and a third rate genius. His intense, majestic music plays with multiculturalism as he moves from rapping in an East End accent to passages of Urdu singing back into punk. Unforgettable.

Tim Holehouse makes mutant blues on whatever instruments he currently has to hand

Showcase gigs at The Telegraph are not-to-be-missed events.

The Telegraph, Dennett’s Road, SE14 5LW (Downstairs)

8:30-11:00pm

£FREE

Girl World: a Madcap Comedy (2) – 9 to 10pm

Girl World is a playful and provocative coming-of-age comedy.

Tilly and Inga exist in a surreal bubble called ‘Girl World’ where the only rule is “No boys allowed!” It starts off a pop-tastic, musical playground where the best friends wreak anarchy, hilarity and imagination. They’ve never met anyone else and have never wanted to. But when Tilly thinks the unthinkable and asks, “is there anybody out there?”, Girl World descends into a foul-mouthed, sex-obsessed battleground with both girls vying for dominance against each other when they discover there is a ‘Hole’ in their world…

Expect non-stop laughter, love songs, brutal wrestling, pop-star posturing and Beckett-tinged woe-begotten-ness on a journey of genuine friendship between two girls who are growing up.

The Telegraph, Dennett’s Road, SE14 5LW (Upstairs)

9:00-10:00pm £9 (5)

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