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Find out more about New Cross including local events, democracy, schools, transport links and more.

Local events

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Learn to Play Traditional Chinese Music: Guzheng 1-1 Course - Goldsmiths Confucius Institute

Goldsmiths University of London 19 January 9am to 7pm

Guzheng is a traditional Chinese stringed instrument plucked with plectra attached to four fingers of one or both hands with tape. This flexible 1-1 course fits arounds your schedule. Students will have the opportunity to learn to play Chinese songs.

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Lewisham Residents’ Charter Consultation Event Free Council

 19 January 10.30AM to 12.30PM

We want to hear your opinion on our proposed Resident’s Charter and your ideas for what guarantees we could make to any resident who may have their home rebuilt because of Council development.

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Learn to Play Traditional Chinese Music: Chinese Curcubit Flute (Hulusi) Saturday Course - Goldsmiths Confucius Institute

Goldsmiths University of London 19 January 1pm to 2pm

The Cucurbit flute is one of the ethnic minority wind instruments of Yunnan Province of Southern China. The timbre is unique and mild, the appearance is simple and elegant and the playing technique easy to learn. Have a go with this 5-week course!

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Learn to Play Traditional Chinese Music: Guzheng 1-1 Course - Goldsmiths Confucius Institute

Goldsmiths University of London 20 January 9am to 7pm

Guzheng is a traditional Chinese stringed instrument plucked with plectra attached to four fingers of one or both hands with tape. This flexible 1-1 course fits arounds your schedule. Students will have the opportunity to learn to play Chinese songs.

Address:

Learn to Play Traditional Chinese Music: Guzheng 1-1 Course - Goldsmiths Confucius Institute

Goldsmiths University of London 21 January 9am to 7pm

Guzheng is a traditional Chinese stringed instrument plucked with plectra attached to four fingers of one or both hands with tape. This flexible 1-1 course fits arounds your schedule. Students will have the opportunity to learn to play Chinese songs.

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Find more events in New Cross

Local democracy

The area is in New Cross ward.

Regeneration

Families

Parks and open spaces

Leisure and arts

Transport

Rail

  • New Cross – Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Hayes, Barnehurst, Orpington and East London Line
  • New Cross Gate – London Bridge, Victoria, Horsham, Caterham and East London Line

Bus

Walking and cycling

Schools in the area:

History

New Cross was once a heavily wooded area known as Hatcham. The ancient and important road from London to Dover and Canterbury, now the A2, runs through the area and in the 18th century travellers using the road paid tolls at the junction of Queens Road and New Cross Road. The gate was called New Cross Gate, after the New Cross Inn, which stood nearby.

In 1614 most of the land here was bought by the Haberdashers Company. However, it wasn’t until the 1860s that they began to transform the area building palatial houses and founding a grammar school using money from a charity founded by Robert Aske.