As the weather gets colder, this issue of THE BLUE is wrapped up with shopping ideas, community events and our Christmas party teaser. Our aim is for you to find out more about what is going on in the area and promote our local shops and businesses in the Blue area.
You will also find details of two funding campaigns where your vote can help projects in the area that will support our aims for positive improvement for the community,
We hope you enjoy our reading our articles and we welcome any feedback, suggestions or details of events taking place in or around the Blue Bermondsey area.
Best wishes, The Blue Media Team
Ho Ho Ho...Santa is coming!
Time flies and so does Santa's sleigh. Blue Christmas is a special community day out for all the family in the Blue Market and Santa will be dropping in to say hello and spread the Christmas joy.
You can have your photo taken in the family Snow Globe, prove your skills with a ride on the Rodeo Reindeer or take the Snowboard Challenge. There will be market stalls featuring local entrepreneurs and traders, food and drinks with loads of things to occupy the kids including Frog Morris's Family Tent and Puppet show in Blue Anchor library.
DON'T FORGET TO ADD THE DATE TO YOUR CALENDAR
SHOPPING IN THE BLUE - POZIES FLORISTS
Sometimes it is hard to find the words to communicate our inner feelings; from showing our love to that special person, offering condolences or wishing someone well. Plants and flowers help us to convey the sentiment when the right words can't be found, say it with flowers.
POZIES Florist is a family run business who understand how important it is to choose the right flowers to reflect your emotions. The friendly team will help you find the right solution whatever the occasion.
The Blue Deal Card is the new way to shop, save and support your local shops in the The Blue. You can get a 5% discount or additional offers at lots of local businesses with more anticipated to join the scheme. You can pick up your free Blue Deal Card at The Blue Market on Saturdays, Blu1, The Library, The Fishmonger and participating shops. Terms and conditions and certain exclusions apply.
5 ★ DRY CLEANERS
Life is too short to spend it waiting for the laundry to dry out.
5 Start Dry Cleaners can help you enjoy more time with friends and family by ensuring your personal garments are clean and ready for a fresh week ahead. Plus you can save money by showing your Blue Deal Card when using their services.
The Thank You project is dedicated to the Southwark soldiers who did not return from WW1 and the importance of saying Thank You. A total of 344 Southwark soldiers did not make it back home and their names are commemorated on the stone wall of the screen behind the high altar in Southwark Cathedral. 345 pieces of art were made, one extra for the unknown, as a thank you to those who give their time and energy in delivering essential services.
The Blue Market, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November A selection of the artworks will be on sale at Market Place
Please come along and support this amazing community project to say
THANK YOU to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Avondale Estate is one of six estates supported by South Bermondsey Big Local trust, and have raised more than £2.000 so far for the Royal British Legion and Chelsea Pensioners.
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
Two Minute Silence is observed on the day which marks the end of the First World War.
Check local press for events in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe
CLASSIC BEAD JEWELLERY STALL
Tracey and Des started Classic Bead Jewellery stall at The Blue Market on Saturdays in 2017 with the aim to build on their online shop and reach a new clientele. The stall is their first venture into retail and they were not sure how it would work out, but a year on their quirky designs have captivated visitors, So pop down the market to see for yourself.
Blue Deal Card accepted so why not use it to look good and save money
The Blue Market on Saturdays | 10am to 4pm | Market Place SE16 3UQ
This lovely urban green space is on the corner of Galleywall Rd and Lynton Rd (SE16 3PB) and it is run and managed by a dedicated team of volunteers who organise various greenong activities and initiatives throughtout the year.
Please visit on Open Days and find out more how to get involved.
Containing 15,000 square feet of modern bouldering and training areas in a former Damien Hirst gallery, re-imagined, expanded and relaunched in summer 2018. A great place to take the kids and burn off some energy or give it a go yourself. All welcome.
Tower Bridge Business Centre, Drummond Road, London, SE16 4DG
Bermondsey Underground (Jubilee)
Opening hours: 6.30am-10.30pm weekdays / 9am-9pm weekends