The Ravensbourne Arms is closing

I had been giving Antic time to confirm or deny claims that Ladywell pub The Ravensbourne Arms was closing, but now a proper journalist has tweeted about it, I feel it's time to share the sad (but still unconfirmed) news.

The Ravensbourne is big and slightly out-of-the-way, but despite this, was regularly full, thanks to a bar team that was full of ideas and invention. Hopefully, the closure won't be permanent. It should certainly not be allowed to be redeveloped.

Antic do a great job of opening pubs, but being part of its stable must feel precarious, given how much chopping and changing the group does.

Fowl Mouths at Hopscotch

London Pop-ups reports:

Fowl Mouths' Japanese comfort food has found a new home. They'll be serving at Hopscotch Cafe Bar in Honor Oak for Thursday and Friday nights from Friday 28th October to Friday 16th December 2016, with all their classics on the menu, inc Kara-age Chicken, Slow Cooked Pork Belly, and their Katsu Curry.  Great news!

Full details here. Thanks to Paul for the heads-up.

Brockley on Deliveroo

Food delivery platform Deliveroo is about to launch a new Brockley section and has been on a hoovering spree in SE4, adding Noak, Salthouse Bottles and The Brockley Grill to its roster. These pages are not up and running to take orders yet, but the roll-out is happening on Friday.

Masala Wala was also canvassing opinion from Twitter about whether to go for it, with many followers raising concerns about the way it pays its people.

Are there any other locals you'd want to see added?

Lewisham's Caribbean Front Room

Goldsmiths writes:

From October 26-29, experience a unique installation at Lewisham Shopping Centre, recreating a 1970s Caribbean front room and a week of free live making and crafting workshops with Goldsmiths designer, Rose Sinclair.

The arrival of Caribbean women on the Windrush in 1948 started a new story about how textiles travel and how knowledge and culture is recorded, preserved and shared.

To celebrate Black History Month, explore the spaces and practices of Caribbean women and the textiles they displayed in the front room.

We really want to hear about your textiles stories. If you have ever been a member of a Dorcas society or Dorcas club, or see yourself as a modern Dorcas maker, share your memories with us. #21stCenturyDorcasMakers

Crafters and makers of all abilities welcome!

Details here

Brockley Christmas Market, December 17

The Brockley Christmas Market will return to Coulgate Street on Saturday, December 17th from 12pm-6pm.

Organised by the Brockley Cross Action Group, it will be the 10th annual event and the first since the street's makeover.

The cost of a stall is £60 and you can email for an application form. The closing date for applications is November 17th The organisers are also looking for local musicians and performers who want to get involved, so drop them a line if you're interested.

The Allotment closes

Fresh produce store The Allotment is closing down after five years of heroic trading on New Cross Road. \After a spree of local openings, it's a pity to see a high-quality independent close.

Thunder & Lightning, Ladywell

The pop-up palace at 261 Lewisham High Street, PLACELadywell, has found another tenant.

Morgan writes:

I have been lucky enough to get one of the small retail units in the block next to the Italian deli at PLACELadywell.

Thunder & Lightning opened at the weekend and sells hand picked ladies vintage pieces and also cool kitsch UK made clothing and accessories not usually seen on the high street.

The other local businesses operating from here will include a florist, plus size ladies clothing, a dress maker / designer, someone selling African print fabric and jewellery, hand made skin care products, greeting cards, a local charity Daley Bread and a couple more to come!

I'm really happy and excited I now get to be involved in this project, which is a great platform for retail start ups and creative.

For Thunder & Lightning's website, click here.

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