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 Hello - Helo - Hola  – Bonjour – Olá – Hallo – Hej – Ciao - مرحبا - 你好
Christmas time is here again, a time to forget your worries and get into the festive spirit.The Christmas period kicks off in the Blue with our gift to you; the annual Blue Christmas event in the Blue Market, which this year attracted over 500 visitors, who had a lovely time throughout the day and helped to raise awareness of our High St and shops. it's so easy to buy on the internet these days but spare a festive though for your local shops and businesses and give them a look, you never know what you might find. Read on to find a few of our independent shops featured in this issue.
 
Best wishes, The Blue Media Team

What a party Blue Christmas was

A big thank you everyone who came to Blue Christmas 2018 on Sunday 2nd December. It was marvelous to see so many happy smiley faces. Kids and grown-ups loved the huge variety of the numerous attractions, especially the lovely gift and food stalls, the circus workshop, stupendous juggling performances and of course, the legend that is; Amy the Sheep. 

No Christmas event would be a proper 'do' without Santa and his trusty Elves illuminating proceedings and spreading the festive cheer. They were truly amazing and their very special Grotto was very busy all day long.
Santa and Elves at the Blue Christmas 2018
The Blue Christmas 2018 DJ booth
Blue Christmas 2018 Attractions
Blue Christmas 2018 Market
BLUE BERMONDSEY BID, SUPPORTING OUR HIGH STREET
Ho, Ho, Ho...'Tis The Season To Be Jolly In The Blue. We love The Shops in Blue Bermondsey embracing the festive spirit with Christmas decorations everywhere
Give the best gift to our high street with your valued custom
Watch The Blue Christmas 2018 video online
BLU1,  MENSWEAR TOP BRANDS IN BERMONDSEY
When it comes to men's fashion, the Blue may not be the first place that comes to mind. Yet Blu1 has been kitting out menfolk from the local area and beyond for generations, selling top menswear brands and specialising in sizes up to 6XL for the big boys, as well as vast selection of regular sizes. 

Go and see Jack and the team for a first class service and very reasonable prices on popular brands such as Ben Sherman, Lambratta, Swade, Gabicci, Cavani, Bellfield, Trojan, Oscarbanks, Forbidden JKTS and many more.

Blu1 also stocks a decent selection of footwear to match your style. The best part, they also accept the Blue Deal Card that helps you save money on your 'clobber'

 
Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5:30pm
240 SOUTHWARK PARK ROAD SE16 3RN | CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS
 THE 'BAKEHOUSE' BERMONDSEY
Local shoppers are flocking to the former Pete’s Bakery, which been re-launched as The Bakehouse, since being acquired by Davies Bakeries. Founder, Gary Davies is a master baker with a lifetimes experience, who opened his first shop in the Old Kent Road in the 1970's and has since established a solid reputation for quality produce and service. 
 

Gary heard that Pete’s Bakery was for sale and now barely, half a mile away from his first business and with daughter Charlie as partner, Gary says "I am so very happy to be in The Blue and welcome customers new and old to come along and chat to our fantastic friendly staff, try some freshly baked bread, sandwiches, pasties, pies, cakes and hot and cold drinks". The Blue Deal Card is also accepted at The Bakehouse.
 
Find out more by visiting www.thebakehousebermondsey.uk 
 
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 5:30pm |Saturday: 7am - 3pm
271 SOUTHWARK PARK ROAD SE16 3T | CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS
IS YOUR CAR READY FOR THE COLD SNAP?

J Walton Auto Repairs | 2 Anchor St, London SE16 3LS
Hopfields Auto Repairs | 2-8 Raymouth Rd, London SE16 2DB
Blue Anchor Garage | 46 Raymouth Rd, London SE16 2DB
Passion 4 Tyres | 10 Bombay St, Bermondsey, London SE16 3UX
Mick's Garage | 16 Bombay St, London SE16 3UX
J Walton Auto Repairs | 2 Anchor St, London SE16 3LS

 
CLICK HERE FOR LOCATIONS
Deal Card Promotion
The Blue Deal Card is the new way to shop, save and support your local shops in The Blue. Get a minimum of 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, or email us to order yours. 


media@bluebermondsey.co.uk


*Terms and conditions and certain exclusions apply.
WHAT'S THE DEAL - CLICK FOR FULL DETAILS
BRIDGE CAFE IN THE BISCUIT FACTORY
BRIDGE CAFE BREAKFAST
         From breakfast...
          ...to lunch

THE BRIDGE CAFE

If you are looking for a nice bit of 'brekkie', a hearty lunch or just a snack, head to The Bridge Cafe and follow in the footsteps of pop stars such as Stevie Wonder, Sam Smith, Oasis, Plan B, Robbie Williams, Tom Jones, One Direction and many more, whose pictures adorn the walls, as an endorsement of the fine food served here. 
 
The Blue Deal Card is now accepted in The Bridge Cafe 
 
Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 7.00am - 4.00pm
Closed Saturday and Sundays

(entrance via car park in Drummond Rd)
100 CLEMENTS ROAD SE16 4DG | CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
SAVE MONEY WHEN DINING OUT
LE TRAN CAFE

LE TRAN CAFE
Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant  

A quality family owned restaurant, specialising in traditional Vietnamese and Asian cuisines in the heart of Bermondsey offering a range of mouth watering dishes to suit your taste buds.  So come and try it out.

Save money with your Blue Deal Card when you eat at Le Tran Cafe
 
Opening Hours: 

Tuesday to Sunday
11:30am - 3.00pm - 5:30pm -10.00pm
Monday - Closed
269 SOUTHWARK PARK ROAD SE16 3TP | CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
LILLY RAES SHOE REPAIRS & KEY CUTTING
A picture is worth a thousand words, so say no more and pay a visit to Lilly Raes next time your shoes need a revamp or your laces snap. Your can get many other services such as having a key cut or getting ready for that winter break from the wide range of bags and luggage available in store
 
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm |Saturday - 8.30am - 5.00pm
289 SOUTHWARK PARK ROAD SE16 3TP | CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
MUSIC & ARTS EVENTS IN THE BLUE
Adam Christensen Criminal Longing 3
ALMANAC presents Criminal Longing 3,

A solo exhibition by London-based artist Adam Christensen.


This new series of works investigates the performative fluidity of identity and gender. Drawn on biographical and theatrical elements, the project is developed around, a greenhouse, which becomes the stage for Christensen’s performances, exploring the everyday as spectacle and its narratives of love and desire.

The stage, realized in collaboration with Ksenia Pedan, will be activated by a series of events TBA and is supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts and by Fabio Cherstich.

First Floor, 191 Southwark Park Rd, London SE16 3TX

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
Matt's Gallery

Matt's Gallery

92 Webster Road, London, SE16 4DF
Daily 12–6pm during exhibitions

John Walter | Booze Guitar  
8–16 December 2018 12-6pm

Preview
Friday 7 December 2018, 6–9pm
www.mattsgallery.org

Shortwave Cafe 

100, Clements Road, Bermondsey, London SE16 4DG

Below are upcoming events during December at this popular venue in The Biscuit Factory. For more events and details, visit  www.shortwavecafe.co.uk


 

MARTIN GROVER | LARKS DESCENDING | EXHIBITION

Until 22 December, 2018

Handcrafted London bus stops nestle alongside record portraits, while finely observed, painted and screen printed landscapes take you to other realms
Cunning Folk

CUNNING FOLK ALBUM LAUNCH | MUSIC
From 7pm to 10pm on Wednesday, 12th December 2018


Cunning Folk aka George Hoyle is not only the impetus behind the hugely sucessful Bermondsey Folk Festival but also a renowned artist in his own right who will be launching his highly acclaimed new album, Constant Companion, with full support including local fishmonger Russell Dryden singing a 'Tuna' or two

PHILIPPA MO WITH WILLIAM TOWERS
PHILLIPA MO WITH WILLIAM TOWERS MUSIC

Tuesday 18 December 2018, 7:45pm to 9:45pm

Phillipa Mo with William Towers will perform a hugely varied programme featuring the 12th century mystic vitally important woman composer Hildegard bob Bingen , some folk song settings and selection of carols to bring in Christmas !  
Add candles and the cosy cool of the cafe ... and something from the bar to enjoy the full experience.
Tickets £10 on the door
COMMUNITY EVENTS
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CELEBRATION OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
CELEBRATION OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

A CELEBRATION OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
IN SOUTH BERMONDSEY

Blue Bermondsey BID and our partner organisations Unltd and Big Local have teamed up to Celebrate Social Enterprise in the area on:

Friday 14th December 11am - 2pm
The Blue Market Place, London SE16 3UQ

Meet and support local social entrepreneurs including young people from Ark Globe Academy, Market Stalls, Food, Talks, Carols, Workshops and Activities.

Join the Review and Planning session with UnLtd at Big Local Works at 4 Market Place between 2pm and 3pm and discover more on how you can develope your business ideas, with networking afterwards. Drinks and nibbles provided.  

Please see attached poster and share with your contacts. 
 

Register for free | Read more on how to be part of it
Opening Doors London
12th December 2018, 2pm – 4.30pm
Big Local Works, 4 Market Place, London SE16 3UQ


Led by older LGBT+ facilitators, this interactive training workshop will enable participants to:
  • Get the latest information on the rights of LGBT+ people in the UK and internationally
  • Appreciate the criminalisation and victimisation of previous generations of LGBT+ people
  • Better understand exacerbation of mental health and social care needs of LGBT+ people
  • Understand definitions of hate crime and hate crime incidents and how to access protection
  • Take away free resources, video links and good practice guides to share with colleagues
This is a free workshop but places are limited to 24.
To book your place, please click below
Register on Eventbrite
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We look forward to our special Christmas present,
a brand new look Blue Bermondsey website for 2019.
Watch this space for the official launch.
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