Winter Solstice Parade from 4.30pm Dec 22

The days are drawing shorter and shorter. Very soon it will be the least light day of the year and to celebrate this and the returning of longer days, people in the New Cross, Brockley, Nunhead and Telegraph Hill area of South London are reviving and re-inventing the ancient local “Night of the Beasts” parade. This years solstice falls on Thursday December 22nd. See below for more info

All are welcome to join in, either starting at New Cross Library at 4.30pm or meeting at the Telegraph pub, Dennetts rd. SE14 from 5pm to then parade with musical accompaniment, through the streets up to The Hill Station for refreshment and wassailing. Keep in the spirit and keep warm by dressing in a beastly theme, bring a pet or a cuddly toy or carry a lantern to help light our way. There are preparatory making workshop sessions where you can help build a beast or make a costume element for yourself or kids; at the Narthex Hall in St. Catherines Church on Kitto rd. right behind the the Hill Station on Sat 17th Dec. from 11.30 to 4 and at New Cross Library Sun 18th Dec. from 11 to 5. But most of all come and join the parade.

Singers and musicians are invited to bring instruments to ad lib music on the parade, then to lead singing of traditional wassail carols, or songs celebrating animals, or the turning of the year. There will be a keyboard, guitar amp and mic.

About catherine

Part of the initial group that started thinking about our community space in Telegraph Hill (via Fabric of Society artwork, community survey + Hill Business network) and now a director of Bold Vision. Business owner of a behavioural research company ( and owner manager of a luxury venue ( Founder of the Thinking Tank, an RSA online monthly debating society tackling social issues.

One Response to Winter Solstice Parade from 4.30pm Dec 22

  1. Brian December 27, 2011 at 2:43 am #

    Hi there,,,please post any pictures you have from the Solstice evening…it was a great success,,lots of people turned up and the parade was excellent fun.

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