Apologies for the long absence - June is proving a busy month for me in terms of business travel but I'm delighted to see that my fellow Deptford bloggers are keeping up with everything that's happening in SE8 in my absence. Some interesting stories and events listed on Crosswhatfields (as well as a fascinating post about Deptford D Decker), Caroline's Miscellany and Deptford Misc which I missed.
However, thanks to Luke (soon-to-be Deptford resident!) I've been alerted to next weekend's series of walks by the Deptford Stories Company.
A unique, live, promenade performance along the banks of the Thames,
through the Thames Path, Greenwich and the Ahoy Sailing Centre, Deptford,
which has the best river views and the best Thames beach.
Thamesworld: liquid history
By John Turner
Design Nadia Lakhani
Costume Kinga Hajnal
Promenade performance along the banks of the Thames
For just three days in June, closing with a celebration on June 22 –
the day the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.
Stories of the river over hundreds of years woven into drama laced with humour. Stories of Irish, Eastern European and West Indian communities interweave with Dockers, Lascars and ship yard workers who crammed into the bustling neighbourhoods. Songs play their part: Waterloo Sunset, Lord Kitchener’s Empire Windrush Calypso, The Israelites and more.
Saturday June 19 2.30pm
Sunday June 20 3.00pm
Tuesday June 22 6.00pm prompt (or we’ll get swamped by high tide)
Wear flat shoes!
Meeting point for the Promenade Production
The Hoy, 193 Creek Road, London, SE8 3BU
8 minutes walk from DLR Cutty Sark,
or from Deptford High Street/Creek Road
Tickets £5, numbers limited, 10 years +
reserve tickets: TonyOleary2@sky.com firstname.lastname@example.org