New pop-up brunch club launches this Sunday

A  new pop-up brunch club opens its doors this Sunday (6 July) just outside the Lounge on Giffin Square. The Deptford Brunch Club is the latest project by Lewisham Council to enhance the town centre’s morning offer and will see some of London’s best chefs and street food entrepreneurs showcasing their culinary brunch menus to hungry locals. Every weekend until the end of October, a different chef will serve up their choice of brunch to… Read more »


On the 23rd June, Now Live Events take up residency at The Lounge for a week of events designed to stimulate your senses, bringing together some of the best local talent with a diverse line up including Britain’s leading lifestyle philosopher Roman Krznaric, local hero Simon Mole, the Chill Pill Collective, mindfulness expert Tessa Watt and Craftivist Collective. Tell us a bit about yourself My name is Jana Stefanovska. I am a 28 year old female,… Read more »

Apprenticeship Vacancies

“The Albany has reinvented the arts centre model with its bold, experimental programme”

Time Out

Looking for a Creative Apprenticeship?

Apprentice Community Arts Based at the Deptford Lounge this role will help to develop a year-round programme of activities and events through partnership working and engagement with the local community. You will carry out a range of different tasks, from administration and general office work to liaising with… Read more »

The Future for Creative & Digital Industries in Lewisham

Interested in starting your own business? Or already working in a creative or digital company now? Then don’t miss the new bi-monthly Business Briefings at Deptford Lounge! As part of Lewisham Council’s initiative to create a hub for micro-businesses in the heart of the borough, Deptford Lounge is offering these free events for businesses to come along, network, and get cutting-edge information to improve their business in the borough. This Tuesday 6 May,… Read more »

Bel Eve Girls Rock the Deptford Lounge

On Sunday April 27 th BelEve Girls Rock, part of BelEve UK, will take over the Deptford Lounge for a day of performances and inspiration from some of Lewisham’s aspiring female entrepreneurs and young performers. We talked to Marsha Powell, founder of the organisation to find out a bit more about what to expect and where Bel Eve came from…

Tell us what BelEve and BelEve Girls Rock is all about? BelEve UK is… Read more »

Banned Books & Censored Films

This April, Deptford Lounge will be showcasing media that has been previously banned or censored with a Banned Books display and selection of free film screenings.

Curated and chosen by Senior Library Assistant Andrew Mohammed, we asked him to share some thoughts on how censorship has evolved. The act of censorship is defined as “the suppression of communication or speech which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined… Read more »

A Focus on Film

Our Community Arts Apprentice, Nadia Rich, takes a look at the upcoming events at the Lounge. At the Deptford Lounge we’re passionate about providing opportunities for the community to engage through a variety of learning, creative and cultural projects. This spring we’ve focused our attention on Film. The current programme takes two very different perspectives; if watching and talking about challenging cinema is your thing then Free Cinema is made for you. Taking a very… Read more »

…bona to vada your dolly old eke… Chris Bryant talks Polari & In The Life

In anticipation of this weeks sold out performance of In The Life, editor in chief of Polari Magazine is our guest blogger and tells us how the play came to life. In the hidden underworld of 1950s, a secret language called Polari flourished. It was a deliciously cheeky secret code that allowed gay men and lesbians to communicate safely at a time when homosexuality in the British Isles was still illegal. A conviction for homosexual… Read more »