Get to know your neighbours in New Cross from Saturday with a week of events aimed at getting Londoners talking to each other.
Over this weekend (26-27 October) help brighten up bus stops on New Cross Road as artist Patricio Forrester makes them friendlier places and to encourage people to chat while they wait for the 136 (other buses are available). Got any ideas about how that might happen? Make them bold, make them crazy, make them theatrical, and email them to hello -at- talktomelondon.org. Then keep an eye out to maybe see them turned into reality.
If you want more structured ways to meet people rather than take your chances at the bus stop, there's a volunteering fair at Goldsmith's, a day for talking at New Cross Library, a community cook-up and pub quiz. Pick up your Talk To Me, SE London badges while you're out and, we don't know, go crazy and strike up a conversation with someone new.
We love these ways of getting strangers talking (see also: Gemma Seltzer's Speak to Strangers project) and if this goes well there are plans for a city-wide Talk To Me, London week in 2014.
Talk To Me SE London runs 26 October-2 November in venues around New Cross, free.