News from The Corner at 96 in Bramshot Avenue about a lockdown plan to bring hand made and hand grown produce to the neighbourhood on July 4th:
The Corner at 96 has opened as a pop-up shop in Charlton on a fairly regular basis for the last two years, selling gifts and homewares, handmade by locals. We’ve regularly featured studio ceramics, hand knits, jewellery, children’s clothes & accessories, paintings and photography as well as soaps and toiletries.
Whilst we’ve been locked down, some of our regular makers have had success with sales from home, combining the highlighting of an online website with a stall set up in the garden. So we thought we’d try and gather all our local makers together on the same day for a trail to highlight our hand makes, whatever it is you do! It will be July 4th and we hope to create a Google Maps route between makers selling in outside spaces, which we’ll then be promoting ourselves and via each maker. We’re looking for hand mades or hand grown.
We’ve put a sheet together to explain, including checks you’ll need to make to stay legal. Drop us a line at thecornerse7 [@] gmail.com and we’ll get you joined up!
Then, spread the word – encourage your friends and family along, let’s hope it’s a lovely day of walking, discovery & great sales. The map link will be posted as widely as we can from this Saturday.
Coronavirus restrictions have badly impacted many charities’ fundraising this year, with social distancing rules making many events impossible. Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, one of the local causes to be affected, have taken a different approach to their annual Open Gardens and created a virtual version.
Here’s how to support the Hospice and take a peak into some impressive local gardens from the comfort of your own living room:
“Due to Covid-19, we are sadly unable to host our usual Open Gardens Festival. However, we are excited to bring you our first-ever Virtual Open Gardens, so that you can explore a variety of beautiful gardens from the comfort of your home!
Tim Barnes, hospice trustee, who organised the event said: “Our wonderful garden hosts have put together over 40 homemade video tours of their stunning and lovingly tended gardens from around Bexley, Blackheath, Charlton, Eltham and Greenwich. We really hope you enjoy your virtual visit and pick up some gardening ideas and inspiration!”
We would like to say a big thank you to all the wonderful garden owners who have worked so hard to bring their gardens to life and raise money for the Hhspice.
Please consider donating the entrance fee to our emergency appeal so we can continue to provide our specialist end of life care to families in our community.”
“So the church bells will be ringing at 10am on Wednesday 17th in Charlton Village to mark the reopening of St Luke’s. And they’ll be ringing in Woodland Terrace and Maryon Road at 10am on Thursday 18th to mark the re-opening of St Thomas’. We’ll be delighted to welcome any member of our community who seek a place to pray, reflect or just to think. Our opening times are on the website and displayed outside the buildings. The church is NOT a building – it’s the people who follow Jesus. But it is good, after almost 3 months, to open the doors again.”
Thursday 10 am – 12 noon
Sunday 2pm – 4pm
“Everyone is welcome to come into the buildings to pray, reflect or just to think in a place of peace. Visitors will be asked to observe hygiene and distancing guidelines in the interests of everyone’s welfare”.