Celebrate Catford

Find out what’s on in a week of events celebrating Catford.

Celebrate Catford

A week of events celebrating the history, people and places of Catford leading to Lewisham Youth Theatre’s promenade performance Catford Tales.


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Catford Pub Quiz
Tuesday 21st July, 8pm
Catford Constitutional Club, Catford Broadway SE6 4SP

What famous silent movie star was from Catford?  Which two infamous 60s gangs had a shootout in Catford? Come test your knowledge of all things Catford at the Constitutional Club’s quiz night.

Broadway Silent Movie Night
Wednesday 22nd July, 7.30pm
Broadway Theatre, Catford

The Broadway Theatre, Catford was opened in 1932 as a silent movie house, and still has one of the few working Compton Organs remaining in situ in the UK. Join expert Peter Hammond and organist Richard Hills as they show you the inner workings of the Organ’s instrument loft, screened live as the organ is playing. Then, enjoy a silent movie short as it was meant to be experienced – with the accompaniment of the Compton Organ.

Featuring slapstick classic Blue Bottles (1928) starring Catford’s own Elsa Lanchester (best known as Bride of Frankenstein), directed by Ivor Montagu and written by Frank Wells from as story by H.G. Wells.

TICKETS: £12 / £10 concession

Event supported by Ashton Bentley Concepts

Broadway Stories
Historical Talk by Chris Hare and Martin Costello (FREE EVENT)
Thursday 23rd July, 7.30pm
Broadway Theatre Studio, Catford

Join raconteur Chris Hare and the Broadway Theatre’s General Manager, Martin Costello, for a hilarious evening of anecdotes about the Broadway’s varied past. From Morecambe & Wise and Tommy Cooper to Roy Orbison, the Temptations and Maya Angelou, Chris and Martin will regale you with fly-on-the-wall stories of the acts that have graced Catford’s Broadway Theatre.

Presented in association with the Lewisham Local History Society as part of a week of events celebrating the history of Catford.

This is a free event, but space is limited and booking is essential.

Catford Tales
A promenade theatrical event by, for and about the people and places of Catford
Friday 24th July, 7.30pm
Saturday 25th July, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Broadway Theatre, Catford

Today’s Catford in South East London is often best known as the place one drives through on the South Circular.  But the area was once a thriving hub of music, night life, shopping and civic campaigning.  Could Catford be transformed again?

Catford Tales is a community performance that celebrates the past, present and future of Catford.  Join over 60 community performers of all ages as they transform Catford Town Centre in a promenade theatrical event, interweaving verbatim testimony, historical events and modern voices.

Tickets: £8 / £5 concession


Hidden Catford
From 13th July
Catford Constitutional Club, Catford Broadway SE6 4SP

Photography by Kevin Ireland, Cathy Myers and Bridie O’Sullivan

People’s Patchwork
From 20th July
Catford Library, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road SE6 4RU

If you had one patch to tell a story, what story would you tell? Come see a patchwork quilt that captures the richness of Lewisham residents’ stories and explores what Lewisham means to us all.   http://peoplespatchwork.blogspot.co.uk/

Catford Cats
From 20th July
Lewisham Civic Suite, Catford Road

An exhibition of artwork from Community Education Lewisham’s learners, inspired by cats.

Project Funders:

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Core Supporters:

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