Thursday, 30 June 2011

Event Reveal NumberTwo: Derek The Sheep Onstage!

Come to New Cross Turn Left for the world premiere of Derek The Sheep and The Quest for the Googly Glasses, a fab all-ages play by Gary Northfield, based on his long-running Beano strip!
Timings TBD, but we're going to be putting this one on during the daytime, so comics-loving kiddies (and their understanding families) can attend!  We're thinking 2PM.

If you don't know Derek, you can read all about him on Gary's website.  The short version is that he's a very funny sheep who's always got a scheme on the go.  Derek's often getting into trouble - but not always in ways you'd expect! Published by Bloomsbury in the UK, he's found a massive audience - and now will be immortalised on the stage!

Donations will be solicited - the actors have graciously waived their fee. 

Thanks so much to Legend Theatre Company and Gary for giving us a first glimpse at their star property!  

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Event Reveal Number One: Art History Dropouts Book Launch!

Our first event to be confirmed for New Cross Turn Left: An Art History Dropouts book launch!

A blog by cartoonists Barnaby Richards and Ellen Lindner, Art History Dropouts is the artists' attempt to figure out what would have happened if they'd met as university students studying art history.

This may sound simple - but when the future Dropouts explore a mysterious museum, there are all the moving eyes and Scooby Doo moments of terror they can handle!  And to keep things interesting, all of the drawings are meant to be completed in one hour.

Art History Dropouts - The Minicomic will collect the first 40 drawings in the series (in full, vibrant colour!), with a guest drawing by fabulous local illustrator Noelle Davies-Brock.

And in a surprise twist, internationally renowned DJ Reginald Frothy will be the dog behind the decks.
(That is an actual photo of DJ Reginald Frothy.)

Sound good? The launch will take place at the Old Police Station from 6:30-close on the evening of the 24th. 

More events - and exhibitors - to be revealed shortly!  See you in New Cross...

Monday, 13 June 2011

The Deptford Dame: Thumbs Up!

The fabulous  Deptford Dame has started to put out the word abut New Cross Turn Left!  We worried her with the old spelling of our event, but Julia's new logo should warm the Dame's heart - as well as our now fifteen strong exhibitors! 
We're aiming for 20 by the 20th - so if you're interested in exhibiting at our Comic and Art Garden Party, please email Ellen at ellenlindner at googlemail dawt calm ASAP!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Welcome to New Cross Turn Left!

Greetings, lovely London cartoonist, artist, or crafter!

We're looking for exhibitors for New Cross Turn Left: A Comics and Art Garden Party, to be held at the Old Police Station on Sunday, 24th July, from 1-11PM (114-116 Amersham Vale, Deptford, SE14 6LG).

The event is named for the most basic directions to the OPS - go to New Cross station, turn left on exiting, walk a bit, you're there!

Organised by Julia Scheele, Howard Hardiman, Ellen Lindner and Nevs Coleman, the Garden Party is just what we say - a garden party! We'll be selling comics, cakes, crafts and art, and we'd love to get you - a local artist- involved. In the evening we'll have a book launch for a minicomics collaboration between Ellen Lindner and Barnaby Richards, Art History Dropouts (

This is a curated show, and we're focusing on South London artists and cartoonists. Not an artist or cartoonist? Keep reading for info on attending - we need you, too!

For £5 you can sell your wares all day, either at one of our communal tables in the station caff, or outside in the courtyard (weather allowing, of course!) For that price you can also submit an exhibition idea for one of the station cells - yes, an actual holding cell, completely unchanged from when the station was Deptford's police station. 

For £10 we will cater your lunch - a lovely Panda Panda sandwich and drink of your choice (£1 bubble tea supplement), delivered straight to the Police Station on the day. You also get cake!
Here's a link with the full menu:


Please email with exhibitor interest, exhibition proposals and questions - ellenlindner at googlemail dot calm

Once we discuss what you'd like to sell, we'll require payment via PayPal. We're aiming to have a full roster of 20 artists by 20th June (and we're well on our way to getting there!), so please get in touch with any interest ASAP.

We can't offer refunds, sorry (except in the case of complete cancellation of the event), so please be sure you can attend when you pay. Please don't send any funds until I've requested them.

You get in free! Yes, free. It's a party, innit? (A little South London-ese for you there.) There is a bar on the premises, and we'll be providing some food and drink for a small cost. Fancy bringing your own booze or a picnic lunch? We encourage this - makes our job easier! Just bring a blanket - our courtyard is a bit gravelly. We'll also be publicising local places you can get nice food. 

We'll be putting up loads of maps and directions closer to the date - never fear! But getting to New Cross is dead easy. Go to New Cross rail (NOT NEW CROSS GATE!!!!! Pretend it doesn't exist!) via Overground or National Rail and turn left on exiting the station. Walk three blocks and you're there. Get lost? Ask for the police station. There are two right next to each other - the glossy new one, with hot(ish) cops playing footie in the back, and the grungy but lovely old one, with a gnome in front (you'll see!)

You can also find us using the nifty Transport for London Journey Planner, with our post code- SE14 6LG. New Cross is served by about 2,000 buses - one of them might be yours!

For details on the space, plus plenty of pictures, please visit

For a quick overview of New Cross, here's a map I did for that 'other' New Cross event (New Cross Turn Left's location is on the map as the Fleece Station):

Also, you can check out our group on Facebook:!/event.php?eid=231769933507070

More details to come - but for now we'd like to get any interested parties onboard. 

Thank you!