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Nunhead Cemetery: Death by 267 More Cuts. The News of Nunhead for 22 October 2012

22 Oct

9:30 PM Monday 22 October 2012 Nunhead Heights

News of Nunhead

What Munich is to Octoberfest; what Rio is to Carnival; what New York is to food, shopping, rap music, musicals, business, disco, sex…; the increasingly in demand Nunhead is to Halloween. We have three huge cemeteries making Nunhead the Land of the Dead. 

Listen to Lewis Schaffer on the Radio Nunhead American Radio with Monday at 10:30PM UK and 5:30PM New York on www.resonancefm.com and 104.4fm London. Listen tonight or look below for the link iTunes Podcast.

A rededication service is to be held on Sunday 4th November in Nunhead Cemetery marking the complete renovation and reinstatement of 267 soldiers graves from the First World War.

World War One ended in 1918.

Is this a case of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission having too much money as the government isn’t killing as many soldiers as they used to and they have to find a way spend the money? My apologies if wrong. 

Only about 40% of wild Nunhead Cemetery is ‘protected’. I think the rest is open for ‘renovation’ which means neatly cut grass and no birds or bees, and more burials.

Why not join the Nunhead Choir at the Ivydale School this Thursday? Meet at 8 PM the 25th October 2012 and sing until 9:45 PM for only £5 a session. A maximum of £40 for the term. You will be lead by Richard Swan who is not only musically talented but quite a looker. Go to their website: NunheadChoir.org.uk.

A four-bedroomed house on St Mary’s Road in Lower Nunhead, equidistant from two train stations I don’t use, is being offered for sale at £750,000. That is three-quarters of a million dollars in a time of a grinding credit crunch. Even more proof that this radio show has increased property values in Nunhead.

On Saturday 27th October, the London Wildlife Trust will be leading an Autumnal walk along the dismantled Crystal Palace High Level railway. Meet outside Nunhead Station at 10:45AM with the London Wildlife Trust. The line was closed in 1954, if I remember correctly. 

The autumnal tree colours in Nunhead are more beautiful than anywhere else in the world because they last longer here, due to the slow decline to a winter freeze due to our West Coast Maritime climate, buffered from the ocean by the Nunhead Hills, and the warmth of its people.

The Southwark Council, according to nunheadnags.wordpress.com has funded first Nunhead Green shopfront under a new scheme to show how shopfronts they can be restored sensitively.

I have not noticed, in my very cursory reading, the main reason for the Green not doing well – the shortage of parking – is either omitted from the Regeneration Plan or doesn’t play a very large role. Ah, well, I cannot save the world, let alone Nunhead.

Our special guest couldn’t make it tonight. Mitt Romney is running for President of the United States. He is out worshipping his crazy God that makes him wear magical underpants. Barack Obama’s religion is reasonable. He worships a man who didn’t have a father.

Instead, as guests we have The Woodentops, my absolutely favorite rock band, are based in Nunhead Borders by Peckham Rye Park. Actually, just leader and front man Rolo McGinty. 

They are playing a rare gig Friday 26 October 2012 at Nambucca, 596 Holloway Road N7 6LB London, UK. Nearest Tube Archway on the Northern Line. Gig info click here. I am going, will you? 

Also on the show is the lovely American Heather Anderson, who lives hard by the Nunhead Train Station.

They join East Dulwich American Lisa Moyle, England Engineer Chris Dixon, and our house band, The Dulwich Ukulele Club with Richard Guard and Anna Crockatt. They have a big show in Peckham Rye on October 27th! The Day of the Dead!  We’ll all be there!

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Nunhead American Radio: What are we losing and what are we gaining?

29 Apr

11:45 PM Sunday 30 April 2012 Nunhead Heights

Tomorrow is radio day: Nunhead American Radio on http://www.resonancefm.com and 104.4FM – the only radio programme for Americans living in Nunhead. We broadcast live from a real radio studio. I hope you’ll listen in 10:30PM to me and my co-host Lisa Moyle.

Our guests will be Shona Chambers of the new The Dish and The Spoon Cafe/Deli on Cheltenham Road, Nunhead Heights. I’m going to ask her about rates – taxes to Americans – and how she’ll make a go of it in such a small shop. Find out what The Dish is going to bring to the table. [She’s already texted me to tell me that it isn’t a small shop at all!]

A special visitor will be Nick McNeill, the former landlord of The Ivy House, speaking of the loss of Nunhead’s prime music venue and pub. The Ivy House is famous throughout London for being the place where ‘70s music was fomented. England is great for music – could be the rain that keeps people inside. And we are at risk of losing it.

Finally we are joined by the very cool Richard Guard, Dulwich Ukulele Club band leader. He has written a new book called “Lost London” which details vanished London – pubs, stadiums, and estates. How apropo? Nothing, to me, is more interesting than this stuff, as I mourn the loss of a life I never knew talking about what Nunhead has lost – and maybe what it has gained.

Please listen in!

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Listen to Lewis Schaffer on the Radio Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer every Monday evening at 10:30PM on http://www.resonancefm.com and 104.4fm London. Or listen to the show’s podcasts at bit.ly/NunheadAmericanRadio

See Lewis Schaffer test the news items at the Hungry Miller Comedy Club at The Miller by Borough High Street this Monday at 8PM. Fantastic night of comedy with Britain’s top comics and me, briefly. Only £6!

See Lewis Schaffer live every Tuesday and Wednesday: Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, The Source Below, 11 Lower John Street, London W1F 9TY. Come on down. Free admission. Or reserve at bit.ly/londonfreeshow

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Lewis Schaffer

Nunhead American Comedian

SO IT GOES - John Fleming's blog

John Fleming’s blog: human interest, humour, humor, comedy blog featuring eccentricity, performance, movies and occasionally a few tears

Nunhead Nags

A blog about Nunhead regeneration

Lewis Schaffer

Nunhead American Comic