Bellingham was lit up with hundreds of lanterns and fireworks on Friday 15 February, as the...
Tickets are now available for a new community play to celebrate the £4million restoration of the Fellowship Inn in Bellingham.
'Jam Tomorrow' promises to transport you back to the era of mods and rockers, to when Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton played at The Fellowship and when it offered a home and training base to Bellingham legend Sir Henry Cooper ahead of his heavyweight fight with Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay).
Tickets are now available for two public performances by the Greenwich and Lewisham Young People's Theatre (GLYPT) on Saturday 16 February, starting at 3pm and 7.30pm at The Fellowship, Randlesdown Road, SE6. £5 adults / £3 concessions. Visit GLYPT's website for more information and for tickets.
The Fellowship will be reopening soon to the public following a £4million Heritage Lottery Fund restoration programme. The new venue - to be called the Fellowship and Star and run by Electric Star Group - will include a cinema, space for live music and comedy, a cafe, a restored bar and music rehearsal rooms.
The first pub ever built on a London housing estate and vast in scale, the Fellowship was completed in 1923 as part of the Bellingham 'homes for heroes' estate, aimed at relieving inner London overcrowding and providing new homes for First World War veterans and their families.
Jam Tomorrow, written by Darren Rapier (EastEnders, Doctors), looks at the pub's colourful history and its central role to the community in Bellingham, with some of the cast drawn from the community itself.
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