Charlton’s pop-up craft shop returns this weekend, with local makers The Accidental Knitter, Fiona Veacock Ceramics, and Harbour Pots bringing a Day of the Dead theme to their shop on the corner of Bramshot Avenue and Sherington Road.
The Corner At 96 opens 8.30am-5pm on Friday, then 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Before that, they tell us they’ll be getting in the Halloween spirit and joining in with local trick or treating on Wednesday evening.
And we’ve got something for sale there too! If you’re a Charlton Champion member you’ll already have had an email about our new Greetings from Charlton postcard – the best way to show off Charlton to your non-local friends and family – and we’re pleased to be able to stock them at The Corner At 96.
So call by, start your Christmas shopping, and support The Charlton Champion by buying a postcard (or five, or 10…)
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This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday there’s a chance to start your Christmas shopping, support local potters, and have a nose into the former pet shop on the corner of Bramshot Avenue and Sherington Road. Over to Pop Up Pots organiser Louise Tomlins:
I am a former midwife and now work as The Accidental Knitter, producing knitted and other handmade items. My husband and I bought 96 Bramshot Avenue as a rebuild project and it’s still very much a work in progress! I have had a number of pop-up shops over the last 12 months and have been overwhelmed by the support from the local community.
I met Fiona Veacock during this time and am delighted to be hosting a pottery pop up to showcase her work along with Anne Richards, Katherine Joekes and my own.
I am lucky to have my own wheel and share a studio with Anne and having making a piece of pottery as an item on my a bucket list has changed the direction of my life. The plan for the shop in the long term is for it to be a coffee shop but that is very much my husband’s project.
The event runs at The Corner, 96 Bramshot Avenue, London SE7 7JN on:
PS. We’d like to feature more local artists and makers on The Charlton Champion – as time allows – and we’re particularly interested if you produce work that depicts or features the local area. Get in touch with us here!
Charlton’s amateur theatre group presents Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters, adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs. The show’s on from the 28th to 30th of October at The Alexandra Hall on Bramshot Avenue; more info – and booking details – can be found on The Alexander Players website.
A ‘Sold’ board has gone up on the vacant plot at the western end of Bramshot Avenue. Property developers Kingsbury Consulting show the site as being ‘Sold for development’ on their website, with planning permission for ‘7 apartments and commercial’; the site is bounded by the approach road to the Metropolitan Police car pound, and overlooks the A102.
Full details of the planning application – approved back in September 2013 – can be found on the council’s planning website; search for Ref 13/1887/F or ‘Bramshot’. The plans indicate a 4 storey building with 7 flats above a single office space, parking for 9 cars, plus a ‘green roof’. We’ve seen no indication yet as to when building may take place.