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Punk hits Forest Hill

Friday night’s will never feel quite the same again since Teatro vivo visited us last week. Following a knock on the door from the troupe’s Kas and Matthew when they were looking for space for their immersive entertainment, we were more than happy to play a part in the fun. 

A little worrying though when the storyline was explained, that they actually needed an Estate Agency, as their antics through Forest Hill centre was going to end in the unfortunate kidnapping of one of our own!!

Entitled ‘The Maze’, Teatro Vivo’s penchant is to engage with their audience as close as they can get while at the same time being on the move and pulling the audience both in, and along with them.


As it happens, it was one of their own dressed like an archetypal Estate Agent, gold watch and all – and we had little to worry about – even though you’re more likely to find us in jeans and jumpers than shirts and ties.

Next time, we’re asking for costumes!

Teatro Vivo are in partnership with SHAPESLewisham 

See more about The Maze, thank you to Doug Southall for the amazing photographs

Catford Arts Trail 2021

Back again in 2021

Its back! It’s that time of year again the amazing Catford Arts Trail and we are so delighted to once again be sponsoring such a fantastic event in our local community!

One of the most highly anticipated events in the Catford Calendar, over 100 artists open their doors and welcome you in to their houses to show off their stunning art. Hosted over 2 Autumn weekends, 9/10 Oct & 16/17 Oct 2021) 11am – 6pm, the trail takes you on a wonderful adventure around this pocket of South East London. The trail will not only take you on a journey of over 40 destinations but also let you explore everything we love about SE6. Kicking the Autumnal leaves on the Riverview walk, to wondering around the famous Corbett Estate, just be sure to wipe your feet for the artists!

Along the route, whilst viewing some of the incredible art by our local artists, why not stop in one of Catford’s famous watering holes? The choice is plentiful whether it’s a pint of Guinness in the Blythe Hill Tavern, a Neck oil in the Catford Tavern or a home made gin Cocktail at Bottle Bar – quench your first with one of your favourite tipples whilst on the trail!

The 6th Catford Arts Trail since 2016 with what originally started as just 5 volunteers has grown into a real showpiece in the calendar with now nearly over 40 locations – these two weekends are not to be missed.

So get on down to the trail and see some really amazing art as well as some of Catford’s famous street art whilst you trot along this special event.

See the Map attached or download the Catford Arts App! Enjoy!




Jack Lowis, Catford Branch