Council meetings

Draft minutes

Proposed venue: Sydenham Centre

Contact: Laura Luckhurst 

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Explanatory Introduction


There are no formal notes as this was a marketplace event.  Please see the programme and list of organisations represented below.  The event showcased various organisations and activities providers based in the Sydenham Centre, including Ignition Brewery, a micro-brewery teaching people with learning difficulties how to brew and sell beer; Sydenham Arts,  a community arts organisation whose mission is to provide, promote and advance the Arts for the benefit of the public, in particular people who live, work and are educated in Sydenham and surrounding areas; and Yamille Herera, Salsa instructor who runs classes at the centre.

It was a lively and well-attended event with a range of dance and music to appreciate and join in with, together with face painting, balloons and games for children and young people. Around 20 local organisations held information stalls and engaged with over 100 people who live, work or learn in the ward. 





11.30 am        Steel Pans Workshop and Usherettes (In front of Sydenham                                    Centre)

12.00 noon    Tamil Arts and Language Academy – Dance Performance by                       Sainica Jagatheeswaraiyer

12.20 pm        Welcome and Launch of Sydenham Centre – Chris Best and                       councillors

12.30 pm        Classical Piano by George Mayne

1.00 pm          Salsa Taster Session by Yamille Herera (Dance studio)

1.30 pm          Close



List of organisations represented


Ignition Brewery – free samples and tour of brewery

Friends of Mayow Park and Grow Mayow

Hexagon Employment (Information Stall, and Sponsored Steel Pans workshop)

Lewisham Carers

Lewisham Foodbank

Sydenham Film Club

The Albany – performing arts venue and creative centre

Balance the Future – parenting group

Sydenham Arts

Sydenham Society

Sydenham Library

Community Connections -

Sydenham Garden

Spontaneous Productions -

Youth First/The New Generation Youth Club

Lewisham Pensioners Forum with Positive Ageing Council

Grove Centre

Sydenham Assembly Information table



Date of Next Meeting


7 – 9 pm 5th September, Sydenham Centre, 44a Sydenham Road, SE26 5QX