The Fellowship and Star
In July 2019 Lewisham Music moved to The Fellowship and Star in Bellingham where a major Heritage Lottery funded development in association with Phoenix Community Housing has brought about the creation of a new cultural centre for the community and a new base for the charity’s operation.
The Fellowship and Star is a Grade II listed pub at Randlesdown Road, Bellingham, London SE6 3BT and is steeped in history.
Built in 1923–24, the pub originally opened its doors as The Fellowship Inn. Under that name, it hosted gigs by bands including Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and was used as both a gym and a home by boxer Henry Cooper in the run-up to his 1963 fight against Muhammad Ali.
The building reopened in June 2019 as The Fellowship and Star with the pub fully restored along with its cinema, performance hall and community space, and we now occupy two floors above the pub which include rehearsal spaces, training rooms and a music production studio.
Plans are underway for our floors to open to the public in early 2020 – we look forward to seeing you here!