Watching a Strange Theatre – 21st April 6- 9pm

Watching a Strange Theatre

21 April – 12 May 2017. Opening event: 21 April 6–9pm

Deptford-based artists Lucie and Karolina were the recipients of the 2016 Deptford X Fringe award, in which they were chosen from around 80 projects to present a show in the DX Gallery in spring 2017.

Watching a Strange Theatre is a video and sculpture installation that transfers some of the features of the remarkable Old Tidemill Garden – a unique, collaboratively run community space in Deptford – into the vitrine-like gallery space of Deptford X.

The existence of the Old Tidemill Garden is threatened by planned local development. The garden is currently only open to the public on Saturdays, however, in this show, live streaming from the Old Tidemill Garden gives us the chance to see its active life in real time 24/7.

Join us for the opening event on Friday 21st April, and for two other special events:

6th May: Special event at Old Tidemill Garden, 12pm – 10pm
The garden will host live performances by Karolina Mikeskova & Lucie Kordacova, Business Dudes and Au bout l’eau, open air screening supported by Deptford Cinema and food provided by Deptford People Project.

10th May: Discussion event at Deptford X Space with speakers invited by the OTG. (Book tickets from


Love being Warm: Free Advice on 14th February

South East Community Energy (SELCE) is running a session on Affordable Warmth, to update frontline workers, volunteers and other relevant people on what is available to support you and your clients to keep warm and well at home for less. We can run these at a time and place convenient to you / your clients, or you can attend an open, public session.

Our next session is to be held on February 14th 2017 from 1pm-4pm. Alternatively, I can come along to an existing event/team/meeting/training session hosted by you and run a session there. This can be anything from 20 minutes, to the full three-hour session, depending on your requirements! Below is an overview as well as the link to book a place:


Book now at:


All are welcome to come along to this informative, practical and engaging workshop to find out more about what is available to support you and your clients to keep warm and well at home for less. Even if you have attended something similar before, this area is always changing! So come along for free and find out the latest information.

Here is some feedback from a previous session: “…was actually very useful and sort of fun!”.

You will find out:

  • What fuel poverty is, who it affects and how it affects their health;
  • How to get the best deal for energy bills (this should help your household too!);
  • What assistance is available – locally and nationally;
  • What can be done to save money and energy around the home;
  • Details of schemes which are available specifically to help vulnerable clients in the local area.

These are the basics of what you need to know to enable action to be taken without adding hugely to your already large work load! If this isn’t relevant to you directly, please pass this on to anyone or any service that could find it of interest! Be it a health team, local charity or another community initiative that you know of! Any questions please phone the SELCE office on 0208 269 4882.

Book now as these free sessions have a tendency of filling up fast!

Alex Hartley

Fuel Poverty Projects Manager


@AlexHartEco @SELonCommEnergy