So we haven’t posted anything recently both myself and Auld Uncle Crawler have been very busy with work, Uni, Fifa, girls etc. but we have managed to keep the listings page as up to date as possible which is nice.
Its getting darker earlier, too cold to get out of bed in the mornings and someone on my road constantly has their wood burner on to make it feel like I’m walking through a campsite every evening. This can only mean one thing, winter is coming. I like winter, apart from summer holidays all of the best things happen in winter: Christmas, New Years, the majority of the football season, Bonfire Night, pub roasts by a fire, the majority of the football season and this year we have the end of the world to look forward to so bonus for us!
It all kicks off, this weekend with Halloween, I’m not a big fan of the holiday itself (is it a holiday?) I am a fan of the dressing up part though. Personally I’ll just throw on a jump suit with some aviators and say I’m Top Gun to anyone who asks; but It’s the girls that do it for me, Halloween brings out the vamp in them and its fucking great! So here’s a little of what’s going on, on your doorstep this weekend.
On Friday there’s the Toejam Halloween Trick or Treat with live music from Wild Flowers, Battle of You, Howling Circus and others. Best fancy dress wins as well as £3 Jäger bombs, £1 sidekicks and 20% off all drinks before 8pm. Bargain. As well as Toejam the guys at the Amersham will be throwing their normal Whip It shindig (no doubt Halloween themed)
Saturday at the New Cross Inn is for the punks, a benefit gig for repairs and restoration of the ScumFest PA system to be used for future DIY events. Facebook page here
I suggest looking out for the Venue lot that descend this weekend, it should be an interesting sight. If you are intrigued by going into the place, this weekend and next would be the best time to go, you won’t feel that out of place if you are in enough fancy dress and you’ll still get that ‘Venue’ experience. If you just want to observe the Marquis is the best place for it.
Freshers’ Week has finally arrived and we will are here to bring you the ultimate guide to what’s going on. Each day we will let you know where the parties are in and around New Cross so you don’t miss a thing.
Saturday September 22nd
Most freshers will be arriving throughout the day unloading their boxes into the halls lining the big bad streets around New Cross. No doubt most of you will be wanting to start partying as soon as your parents have departed back down the A2 and your SU along with the various pubs around New Cross have some great things lined up. Goldsmiths SU bar The Stretch will be open throughout the week from 12pm with Wii and Xbox games on the big screens along with giant versions of classic board games for you to settle in and meet your fellow freshers.
At 7pm The Stretch are putting on an Inter Halls Championships, like the Masters but with less golf. I can only imagine lots of drinking games to get you in the party mood. Also at 7pm The Cinema will be showing Howls Moving Castle (great film) for those that want a booze free, chilled out evening.
New-X-ing have a stage outside the Library which you should check out. Some live music and a little speech from the Mayor of Lewisham.
Fresh Prints are returning to The Amersham Arms down by New Cross station for a night of Hip Hop / Indie / 90s / Disco / Pop. You will be spending a lot of your time in this place and this is the perfect night to check it out.
If Punk music is more your thing the New Cross Inn have teamed up with Polite Riot from Glasgow to bring you Fire Exit & guests. Advance tickets are £5 in advance or £7.50 on the door.
There is talk of a few hall’s parties but I imagine they will be shut down pretty quickly. My advice is to get out of your halls and have a wander, you will definitely find something fun to do. We’ll be out and about watching the whole boozy mess unfold, come and say hello!
One other thing to mention, Millwall FC have a home game against Brighton, KO at 3pm, its expected to be quite a busy one with Brighton selling nearly 3000 tickets! New Cross can get pretty rowdy before and especially after the match, The Marquis and Hob can get pretty busy, but don’t let this put you off going out. If you are already moved in and stuck for something to do during the day, why not get down to The Den to see what it’s all about. They are your local team now after all.
Check back tomorrow for part 2.