January’s dates for your diary


13th-19th January, 12-8pm: There’ll be a week of open days at the new gym and lifestyle club facilities at Charlton Lido. You’re encouraged to have a look around, find out how the new development turned out, and there’ll be Better staff members available to answer your questions about membership. More information can be found at Better’s website.  The gym will be fully open for members the following week.

17th January, 1pm: The Bernadel Quartet – winners of the 2013 Royal Greenwich Intercollegiate String Quartet Competition – will be holding a free recital at Charlton House. The programme is: SCHUBERT Quartettsatz in Cminor D.703, PURCELL Fantasies (selection),  BRITTEN String Quartet No.3 Op.94

19th January, 2.30pm:  Meeting of the Charlton Society at Charlton House – the speaker will be Diana Rimel, who was instrumental in saving the Assembly Rooms for Charlton.

20th January, 6.30pm: Second meeting of the Friends of Charlton Lido at Brew and Choo – everyone’s welcome. FoCL are still in the early stages of setting up their group and would love to see as many people there as possible.

21st January, 7.30pm: The Friends of the Pet Cemetery are holding their AGM at Minnie Bennett House, 164 Shooters Hill Road, SE3 8RW.  More information about their group and the meeting can be found at their Facebook page.

26th January, 8pm: Live music at Cattleya & Chu, with Gus Glen and other local musicians. 52 Charlton Church Lane, London, SE7 7AB

30th January, 7.30pm: A public meeting – NHS in Crisis – arranged by Lewisham and SE London NHS campaigners will be held in Charlton House. Speakers include Dr Jacky Davis, the co-founder of Keep Our NHS Public, and Teresa Pearce MP. Further details can be found here.

We’ve tried to round up the things we know about, but perhaps you know of something happening in Charlton that we haven’t listed above? If you’d like us to add anything, let us know – either in the comments below or you can mail me at nikki.coates[at]gmail.com.

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