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King Duncan - Loch Ness Panto in January 2018



A Message at local Co-Op turned into an outpouring of support

A message to a friendly staff member at the local Co-Op turned into an outpouring of support from the village and fundraiser for their future.
When Natasha Moten left a message on the New Eltham Village Facebook page about a young man who worked at the till of the New Eltham Co-Op,When Natasha Moten left a message on the New Eltham Village Facebook page about a young man who worked at the till of the New Eltham Co-Op, she had only wanted to say thank-you for always being friendly ahead of him leaving.
She wrote: “He’s an absolutely lovely guy, nothing is too much trouble and you are lucky to have him represent your store. He’s full of thank yous, have a nice day, and even my 12 year old son said ‘isn’t he a lovely bloke?’.”
She didn’t even know his name, but instantly the people of New Eltham knew who she was talking about.
Rob Sayers wrote: “I know who you are talking about (not his name). I think he is genuinely great at his job. It's not just a put on show to keep his job either.”
Nichola Martin wrote “Amazing guy - me and my little girl go in the Co-Op every weekday morning for a croissant for her and his so lovely and happy and polite he makes me and Evie smile.
“On Halloween he gave Evie a cake to take into school for free - apparently his boss had gave him two to give out to two children during the day.
“Evie was over the moon. He will be very much missed by us both.”
Amy Haxton wrote: “Awww, I know who you mean and I completely agree, his parents should be veryproud that they've raised such a decent young man.”
Quickly the outpouring of nice messages spread and and they eventually reached the man himself – Jerome Kadine Humes from Plumstead.
Jerome was set to start a new career as a teaching assistant and Natasha started a fundraiser to help him on his new journey.
It originally started with a £200 goal but more than doubled that within two days and it’s still rising.
Valecia Larmond, Jerome’s mum, also got wind of the thread. She wrote: “No words can describe how PROUD I am to be the mother of Jerome Kadine Humes especially at this very moment and time.
I am so overwhelmed with your beautiful comments and kind gestures written about my son.
“Anyone who knows Jerome will agree he has a genuine kind warm loving heart for ALL people. He is kind, considerate, caring and thoughtful. Always smiling and willing to help others when he can.
“Doesn't like to see anyone looking despondent hence he keeps me going with his jokes and zest for life. I am proud to say also he is an example to many young men.”
Finally the man of the hour himself appeared. Jerome wrote: “Thank you so much everyone, I am absolutely gobsmacked and overwhelmed by this.
“This does not even feel real at all, I am so touched by this honestly, this means so much to me, I just go to work to be myself and love interacting with people.

“There’s nothing more rewarding than showing your mother something positive happening in your life, seeing her smile after showing her this truly made my year. Thank you so much again.”




New Eltham Lights Up for Christmas 2017 Monday 27th November

Arranged by New Eltham Business Association (NEBA)

Lights will be turned on at 6pm

Supported by the children of Wyborne School singing carols.outside 'Hungry Tums'. 



Eltham Lights Up for Christmas 2017 Thursday 16th November





More about New Eltham

What's going for it? It's a mighty long way from Eltham to Hollywood, but one local made it. Bob Hope. Yep, Bob Hope. As in Road To Morocco, charity golf tournaments and plaid trousers. He was born on Craigton Road, just up from the post office. He didn't stay long. I wonder what the Bobster made of the place? Did he long for the wild ancient woods up at Oxleas? Did he pine for the views from the top of Shooter's Hill and Eltham Hill? Was Royal Blackheath golf club (England's oldest, triv fans) where the plaid began? Nah, probably not. But he thought enough of the place to help save the theatre (renamed in his honour) in the 80s. In fact, the burb's seen more than its fair share of celebrity: Frankie Howerd, Boy George, Denis Healey, Jude Law, Louise Redknapp and Kate Bush have all passed through. It's practically London's Beverly Hills.

The case against The shadow of Stephen Lawrence's murder still hangs heavy. Don't come here expecting cosmopolitan London. Watch for chronic rat runs.

Well connected? No tube, but roadwise it's good, with the A2 and A20 - though it's usually gridlock at rush hour - and the south circular. Rail: between four and eight trains an hour to Charing Cross, Cannon Street or Victoria from Eltham, and from Mottingham (both 30-ish minutes).

Schools Eltham CofE, St Mary's Catholic, Gordon, St Thomas More Catholic and Henwick all soar above the national average for English, maths and science. Secondaries more troubled: St Thomas More RC comprehensive is the star, scoring well above average at GCSE, though independents Eltham College and Colfe's are most popular.

Hang out at... Locals Lynne and Steve Lane recommend "the Tudor Barn, built early 1600, opposite the Co-op. Inside there's a little gem of a Cajun-music-and-dance venue." For eating, the Park Tavern and Electriq Cafe get the nod from residents.

(Courtesy The Guardian)



3 Generations of Black Adder Through the Ages


Eldorado Musical Productions Present

'One Man Two Guvnors'



Antiques & Jewellery Day

at CANE New Eltham Library 24th June

Help us in our fight against cancer 
0208 850 5901


Inflatables Day 25th May - Dulverton School







Calamity Dame Pantomime

New Eltham Community Productons in January 2017


NECP are looking for new members for our April show- the Tony award winning musical "Grand Hotel". If you would like to be involved onstage or backstage then come along to our first read-through/singalong on Thursday 19th January at 8pm at:

The Centre, New Eltham Methodist Church, 435-439 Footscray Road, New Eltham, London, SE9 3UL

Lots of fun and interesting parts for men and women, plus chorus parts, Show dates are May 4,5,6 2017

Don't be shy, come and join us!



Ghost Train . . . . . Classic Comedy Thriller

14th Oct and 15th Oct 8pm



New Eltham Village Festival 2016

On Saturday September 17, NEBA hosted the second New Eltham Festival with the support of local businesses and residents. 




A wide range of activities and events for all ages. New Eltham Public Library Building Southwood Road, SE9 3QT. For more information call Sue on 0208 850 7122 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Her Majesty's 90th Birthday 


On Sunday, July 10, NEBA (New Eltham Business Association) held a celebration to mark Her Majesty's 90th Birthday for schoolchildren. Two local schools were invited to take part. Local businesses supported the event with food and drink and local entertainers helped host a celebration tea, held in the Co-Op car park.



Eltham Palace

Is opening its gift shop, café and kids play area on Saturdays (28thNovember, 12th December and 19th December) in the run up to Christmas!

Please come along and, whilst the little ones play in the 1930’s themed playground, browse our shop and be inspired with our lovely selection of gifts for all the family – including cuddly parakeets and lemurs, Art Deco gifts, jewellery, games, wines and spirits and many other items unique to Eltham Palace.

Follow that up with a delicious hot chocolate or mulled wine and mince pie, hot bowl of soup or a warm turkey bap in our café.

The shop, café and play area are open from 11am until 4pm and are free to enter.  Please note, however, that the Palace grounds and building will not be open.

For any enquiries, please contact the Palace on 0208 850 4043

Eltham palace is open as usual every Sunday.



Christmas Event



By New Eltham Community Productions in January 2016



Meccano Show

Saturday 10th October





NEOS Productions

A Grain of Mustard Seed



Learn to Play Guitar



Free Training for Unpaid Carers

Greenwich Council, in partnership with NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group is delivering a programme of free events for unpaid/informal carers in Greenwich.

The aim of the events is to support carers in their role and raise awareness of their own health, providing them  with the opportunity to learn more about:
managing medicines, dementia awareness, managing difficult behaviour,nutritional advice, staying safe at home, and tips on relaxation and stress reduction.

Information on the events can be found on the Royal Borough Greenwich website here or NHS website here



Join Professional Actors


Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre and Teatro Vivo are looking for enthusiastic members of the community to perform in as part of the chorus in their forthcoming outdoor production of Mother Courage and Her Children.

The two local theatre companies are producing a major new site-based adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children this summer. The production will take place on the Royal Arsenal site, opening as part of the Tall Ships Festival on 5th September and running until the 21st. Alongside a professional cast of actors and musicians, local people will make up a chorus of thirty performers. This keen group of local people can be any age, from all walks of life and should be open to trying something a little different.

Mother Courage and Her Children will be performed by a professional and community cast, using poetry, song and unforgettable characters to bring the arsenal’s public spaces to life. The role of the local community performers will be to populate the site around the performance, and introduce audiences to the world of Brecht’s timeless story, as well as performing, singing or guide the audience.

This is a chance to develop your singing and/or acting skills, whether you’ve done something like this before or it’s your first time, the director urges you to come along and try it out. A central ethos of both theatre companies is a passion for sharing their expertise and getting local people involved in their dynamic productions.

If performing isn’t your thing and you’re more interested in working backstage and helping to prepare and manage each show then you can be a volunteer steward instead.

Chorus and Steward roles are open to anyone over the age of 16, or younger if accompanied by an adult. Specific dates for rehearsals and performances are available from GLYPT upon request.

The Royal Arsenal is a significant part of Woolwich’s heritage, employing 80,000 people at its peak during the First World War. This, in addition to the WWI Centenary, makes the site the perfect backdrop to Brecht’s war epic. This extraordinary performance will cast the audience as war refugees when they buy a ticket, and will journey down the dramatic parades of the arsenal, following Courage’s merchant cart. GLYPT and Teatro Vivo are expecting total audiences of up to 2,000 people, visiting the site from both the local area and wider London.



Eltham Arts

Eltham Arts has been set-up to help promote the creative arts taking place in the area. It aims to bring activities groups and events to the attention of people interested in getting involved, enjoying some local talent or finding out more about the many artistic people who help make Eltham a colourful place to live. Following the success of Eltham Arts’ poetry competition, Eltham in Verse, earlier this year, the organisation’s latest offering is sure to whet your appetite, whether you’re a professional penman or budding bard… ‘Tales of Eltham’ is a short story competition, designed to showcase the best talent in the local area in 300 words. Both adults and children are being encouraged to submit an entry with the theme ‘Eltham Entertains’ by 21 February 2014, to be considered by the expert judging panel. Tales of Eltham is completely free to enter. Winners and special awards will be announced on 23 April 2014 (World Book Night) at the Eltham Centre. Many of the entries will be exhibited locally, much like the poetry competition entries (which were/are on display in five locations). The poetry launch led to an anthology being published, and it’s hoped that with Tales of Eltham, Eltham Arts can do something similar. There are even rumours of some of the short stories being developed into plays. Think you’ve got what it takes? Enter Tales of Eltham at the link below. 

Eltham Arts


Crafty Wizards Pre-School

Crafty Wizards Pre-School in New Eltham for children from 2years old. We are not solely a nursery or daycare provider. We are Crafty Wizards Pre-School and believe that we are different because we have creativity at the heart of what we do. We are passionate in art, music, drama, crafts and construction but these are merely tools to connect ideas, explore, think and absorb the world around. We aim to provide a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant curriculum and it is creativity which is a key to learning, one which we believe fosters excitement and enjoyment. If you believe the same and live near New Eltham please contact us on 02083553002 or through our website. Forty Foot Way (opposite Sidewood Rd), New Eltham, SE9 2EX
See website.....


New Eltham Pantomime Group

This group came together in the summer of 1971 to raise money for some new stage curtains but the first Panto proved so popular locally that it continues to this day and raises valuable funds to help the church keep the community centre going. As a local organisation we are keen to attract local groups to our Panto and offer generous group discounts, as well as the best value show in town!
See website.....


The Community Players Drama Group

We have been here for over 40 years and try to offer our local community a variety of theatrical experiences from plays to murder mysteries, and all at a very reasonable cost.
See website.....



Katz Eyes School of Dancing

For all ages and abilities, girls and boys..... We all love to perform in displays, fetes, charity venues and other social occasions. Established for over 15 years. Classes are held every Wednesday in New Eltham Library as follows:- STREET DANCE CLASSES 3:45-4:30 - 5's and under 4:30-5:30 - 6 years upwards (Beginners level 1) 5:30-6:30 - (Beginners level 2) 5:30-7:30 - (Intermediate & Advance) 5:30-8:30 - (Intermediate & Advance)


NEOS Productions

(Light Operatic Society), Thursdays 20.00 - 22.00 not August, contact Rachel King 020 8851 9881
See website….