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New X-ing

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NEW-X-ING is an ambitious independent programme aiming to integrate New Cross’s Community and Institutions. One of the first ideas of a street amphitheatre is being implemented with two weeks of performances coming up at the end of the summer.

Share the excitement of a street-stage offering free public performances from Sept 21 to Oct 6 2012.

Contributors range from Blue Grass to Experimental Sound-bending, Trinity Laban choreographic Interventions to children’s street-dance, from spoken poetry to political debate.

The area outside Goldsmiths Library (on Lewisham Way just by the main Goldsmiths building) is a natural gathering point which is easily visible to bus passengers, car drivers, pedestrians and students. For 16 days this autumn there will be the perfect excuse to sit on the steps and enjoy some local culture.

New X-ING Relay has been developed by Artmongers (Deptford X) and funded by Awards for All (part of the Big Lottery fund). The program is in partnership with Goldsmiths College and the London Borough of Lewisham as well as numerous community individuals and organisations.

The Relay is part of New X-ING – a program of creative interventions to shake new life into New Cross led by local artists and community activists Artmongers.

Visit http://newxing.wordpress.com/ for program information.

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Deptford’s Three Sided Football Tournament

On Saturday 4th of August, as part of the awesome Deptford X festival, Fordham Park will play host its first full Three Sided Football Tournament hosted by the Deptford Three Sided Football Club (DTSFC)

The DTSFC have been hosting games every other Sunday since the beginning of the year and by the sounds of things have become well adept in the tactics and psychology of the game.

Three-sided football (3SF) is a variation of football with three teams playing on a hexagonal pitch with three goals, rather than keeping a record of how many goals you score you instead keep a tally of goals you concede, the winner is the determined by the team that concedes the least. Teams are allowed to forge and break alliances at will, something which I imagine adds a an explosive spark to what would ultimately be a very chaotic, defensive game of get the ball away from our goal. It sounds brilliant!

While I haven’t had a chance to see any of the clubs practice matches I will certainly be heading over to Fordham Park on the 4th to check the tournament out. You should too. KO at 11am

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