save the half moon

International Dylan Day - 14 May

Celebrating International Dylan Day on Monday 14 May, the workshop at the Half Moon in Herne Hill becomes The Sailors’ Arms in Llareggub for the evening, as Martin Oelbermann performs ‘Under Milk Wood’ by Dylan Thomas. The event starts at 7.30pm, and entry is free.

Vote now for Dylan Thomas Blue Plaque at the Half Moon!

Voting has opened for this year’s winner of the Southwark Blue Plaques scheme. This year’s shortlist includes the Half Moon Public House in Herne Hill, nominated for its connection to Welsh poet and author Dylan Thomas, who drank there regularly after London Welsh rugby games at the Herne Hill Velodrome. And for its proximity to Milkwood Road, believed to have inspired the title of perhaps Dylan’s most celebrated work, ‘Under Milk Wood’.

Save the Half Moon Pub Pop Up Music Festival

Try as it did, the cold and the rain didn't dampen the spirits or enthusiasm of the talented group of musicians who filled Station Square with music in support of the Save the Half Moon Pub Pop Up Music Festival.  See a bunch of photos from the day here.

Protest in favour of fair rents in Herne Hill

Herne Hill came to a standstill on Saturday 30th January 2016 as a crowd of over 700 local residents gathered outside Herne Hill station to protest in favour of reasonable rent rises for local traders on Half Moon Lane and the reinstatement of the Half Moon Pub as a music venue.

Half Moon Planning application submitted by Fullers

Planning documents (16/AP/0167 & 16/AP/0168) for the Half Moon Pub were submitted by Fuller, Smith and Turner Plc to Southwark Council on 18 January 2016. They show that kitchen and restaurant areas to the rear of the ground floor are proposed in place of the previous live music area. The deadline for comments (Standard Consultation Expiry Date) is Thursday 11 February 2016.

Lease for Half Moon acquired by Fullers, pub to reopen in summer

A lease on the Half Moon has been acquired by the Fullers pub chain and the pub is expected to reopen in late summer. Peter Blair, who heads the Save the Half Moon Campaign and who has been working very closely with the Dulwich Society, has announced: "We will obviously continue to seek to stress the importance both of live music and of working with the local community as Fullers develop their plans."

Half Moon set to reopen in 2016

On  Monday (4 January), The Dulwich Estate confirmed that they have signed a lease on the Half Moon with pub operator Fuller Smith & Turner Plc (Fullers). Fullers aim to reopen the pub, complete with a small number of hotel bedrooms, in the late summer 2016 subject to gaining relevant planning and listed building consents.

In December 2015, the Half Moon was made an Asset of Community Value (ACV) by Southwark Council.

Half Moon Pub is made an Asset of Community Value

Campaigners working to reopen the Half Moon Pub as a grassroots music venue made a significant step forward with week, with the news that the nomination to Southwark Council to make the pub an Asset of Community Value (ACV) has been successful.

Boris Johnson: Save the Half Moon Pub in Herne Hill SE24 as a live music venue

Organiser for 'Save The Half Moon' Peter Blair has begun a change.org petition directed at London Mayor Boris Johnson to 'Save the Half Moon Pub in Herne Hill SE24 as a live music venue'! It's easy to find and easy to sign and Herne Hill needs your signatures! The Half Moon has hosted quality live music‏ since the 1950s and anything less than the music space as it was before the flood is abnegnation of a crucial aspect of Herne Hill's cultural heritage! So, while we wait on Asset of Community Value (ACV) status decision-making from Southwark, sign Peter's petition today! 

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