Charlton’s Horn Fair returns with pandemic photography competition

Blackheath Newbridge club - keep washing your hands, stay safe signs
The Blackheath Newbridge club on Charlton Road last April
The Horn Fair will return to Charlton House next month after a year away – with its organisers promising that it “will celebrate life across Greenwich after a considerable time apart”.

Residents are being asked to submit photos of life during the pandemic to the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust so that a selection can be displayed at the fair. “Whether it’s a photo of a family at home, a street scene clapping carers, or a local market standing empty, the primary requirement is that photos represent the pandemic as it was from the perspective of the photographer, amateur or professional,” the trust says.

Photos can be submitted by anyone, whether or not they live in the area, but must have been taken in the borough of Greenwich from March 2020 to the present day. The deadline for submissions is this Sunday at 11.59pm. Images may also be added to the borough archive, entrants can also win an afternoon tea for two.

The Green Goddess pop-up pub will also be open, while the Collectors dance trio will also be performing their Picture Me There show inspired by life in Charlton. There will also be “musicians and artisan creators from across the borough”,

The free event will run from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 17 October. For more information and to enter the photography competition, visit the trust’s website.


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Picture Me There: Charlton-inspired dance performance comes to Severndroog Castle

Picture Me There rehearsal shot

A couple of months ago, a dance trio, THE COLLECTORS, appealed for readers’ help in creating a Charlton-themed dance piece, Picture Me There. Now it’s about it get its first two performances. They tell us…

This site specific work is devised and shaped from pictures and photos of people in Charlton both historic and present. With references to the lido, Charlton House and the football club, expect a quirky and playful montage.

Performance days and times:

Sunday 26th September
11am, 12 pm & 1pm (roughly 20 mins)
Severndroog Castle, SE18 3RT
Suitable for all ages
Reserve free tickets >at Eventbrite

Sunday 17th October
From 2pm (roughly 20 mins)
Horn Fair, Charlton House & Gardens, SE7 8RE
Suitable for all ages

You can follow The Collectors as they rehearse and perform on Instagram: @thecollectorsprojects

This event has been made possible through funding from Greenwich Council.


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Music for an Autumnal Evening: Charlton House roof fundraiser planned for October

Charlton House
Up on the roof: Charlton House needs £1.2m for roof repairs

A month ago, we reported that Charlton House urgently needs £1.2 million of repairs to its roof – and local fundraising is well under way. GWEN ZAMMIT is putting on a concert in October – over to her to explain more…

I am putting on a concert in aid of Charlton House, in the Old Library at 7pm on Sunday 10 October (profits for repairs to the roof of the House). The tickets are £15, to include a glass of wine or fruit juice.

The programme consists of instrumental and vocal music performed by professional and amateur musicians. It contains music to suit all tastes from classical, jazz and musical comedy, etc.

It will be a “relaxed, enjoy yourself” evening.

Tickets can be obtained by telephoning 020 8856 7373 and payments can be made by bank transfer or cheque – details given when booking.


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