Millwall’s Changing Communities: Portraits of Black Millwall Players and Fans

In addition to the film ‘Millwall, Black and White: A portrait from the terraces‘ being shown at Shortwave in October, there will be an exhibition of pictures taken by Tom Sebastiano entitled, ‘Portraits of Black Millwall Players and Fans’.  Featured are fans like Norman Garcia, one of the first Black Millwall supporters.  See poster for details.

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Bede House @ 80: Photographic Exhibition, Deli Felice Cafe, Rotherhithe

Taken from the Bede archive, selected images over the last 80 years show characters and places that made up Bede’s community, as well as some of our work during that time:
Deli Felice Café, 40 Albion Street, SE16 7JQ – Saturday 29 Sep to Saturday 1 Dec, 8:30-17:00. Closed Sundays. A free exhibition

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Millwall documentary: ‘Millwall, Black and White: A Portrait from the Terraces’

A documentary capturing the results of Bede’s Millwall research project into its rapidly changing local population and the experiences of BAME fans. Screenings have already been booked for:

  • 17th Oct, 19.00, Shortwave Cafe, 100 Clement’s Road, Bermondsey
  • 20th Oct, 15.00, Shortwave Cafe

For tickets for the Shortwave screenings please visit:

  • 25th Oct, 18.30, at Peckhamplex

Tickets for the Peckhamplex screening cost £4.99 and can be acquired in person at the cinema or online on

We also hope to be screening at Goldsmith College, date TBC.

More details to follow.


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Grosevnor supports Bede for its 4th year running

Grosvenor’s Summer Fete will be returning to the Biscuit Factory on Sunday 2nd September from 12-6pm. This event – which is in its fourth year – will continue to raise money for us to support our fundraising for the New Bede Centre (last year  more than £1,000 was raised for us by Grosvenor)

This year, entertainment will include the Carragher Academy for Irish Dancers, 6-piece band Decks and Quartz, live theatre performance by The Bard Buskers and Dervla & Nils, an acoustic duo from Kent! There will be plenty of activities for kids including Victorian fairground games, facepainting, balloons and Surrey Docks Farm Petting Zoo. There will also be stalls from Bells & Sons, tea and coffee from Big Local Works, drinks from Partizan Brewery and Shortwave Café, and a vegan BBQ.

We hope to see you there!


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Bede Trustee takes on the ‘Tough Mudder Challenge’ for Starfish

One of our Trustees, Wendy Cookson is taking on the ‘Tough Mudder Challenge’ this year on Saturday 29th September for the Bede Association Starfish domestic violence project.

She is joining the team of Metropolitan police officers, who work closely with Bede Independent Domestic Violence Advisors to tackle Domestic Abuse in Southwark.

For more information and if you would like to help Wendy and Southwark police raise donations for us, please visit:

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Bede success at Lambeth Palace Garden – again!

Bede had another successful day – its second year running – at Lambeth Palace garden on 3rd August. A winning combination of great weather, lots of people, food, fun and music in glorious surroundings, helped Bede to raise £4133 from 476 visitors.  Food & drink was served by staff, clients and volunteers from our Learning Disabilities project and visitors were entertained by saxophonist Megumi Mesaku a.k.a Miss Megoo!

Thanks again to everyone that came to Lambeth Palace Garden to support us or help to us including: Lambeth Palace staff and volunteers, our Trustees and Bede staff and volunteers there on the day.



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Lambeth Palace Garden: Thank you

Thank you to everyone that came to Lambeth Palace Garden on Friday to support us. Great weather, lots of people, music, fun and food in fantastic surroundings. Thanks also to Bede Trustees, staff, clients and volunteers for their help and support.

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Bede: The Bermondsey Bake Off

An article appeared on page 15 of 2nd August edition of Southwark News, highlighting Bede’s Annual Baking Day. Food correspondent and former Bede Youth Club member from the 1960s Michael Holland, judged our Learning Disabilities Project’s  event last week and he was left impressed not only by the quality of the items baked e.g. French bread, cheesey scones and cup cakes, but also by the dedication of the carers and staff that made it all happen.  Michael found the experience humbling and inspiring.

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Reminder: Bede House back at Lambeth Palace Garden, Friday August 3rd

This year we were fortunate to be invited back to host the event we did for the first time last September at Lambeth Palace Gardens. Details are as follows:

  • 12-3pm, Friday 3rd August, Lambeth Palace, SE1 7JU – Pay on the door: Adults £5, Children Free

Please see poster for details We hope we see you on the day and please mention it to anyone you think might be interested!




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Summer Fun Day is coming again!

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