Wednesday, 6 April 2011


2012 and we're back! Back in our favourite place in the world that isn't the Santa Monica Bridge out of the old town in New Orleans, and that's New Cross hipster hangout The Amersham Arms.

Frankly, for all the reviews, photos, and market gossip you should go to Facebook. This instant, now. And check out the vintage / young people!

Come and perform if you have a talent, come and buy if you have taste! If you have neither talent nor taste, come have a cupcake and we'll give you a hug.

Every first Saturday every month - 7th January, 4th February, whatever of March, the thingy of whatever.

TIME: 12 - 6pm
ADDRESS: The Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6TY

Opposite New Cross tube (East London Line)
Buses: 21, 53, 136, 171/2, 225, 436 and the best bus of all, the mighty, silent and remorseless 453

Remember - to run a stall it's

For all other market matters: / 07765 263601

Keep it ritzy, people.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Jumblers make your shopping lists and you sellers start to pack.

We're soon back in our favourite place in the world that isn't Sydney Opera House, and that's New Cross hipster hangout The Amersham Arms.

NEXT JUMBLE - Saturday, 2nd April 2011
And continuing the first Saturday every month!


TIME: 12 - 6pm

ADDRESS: The Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6TY

Opposite New Cross tube (East London Line)
Buses: 21, 53, 136, 171/2, 225, 436 and the best bendy of all: 453

Remember - musicians / singers wanted for open mic.

- Antony 07765 263601

Friday, 21 January 2011

We're having a reshuffle!

Sorry for the delay in communication! We're currently having a reshuffle and will post the next dates and location as soon as they are sorted.

If you have any questions or would like to do a stall or perform at Going for a Song please email

Thanks for your patience!

Lots of love

Going for a Song


Thursday, 25 November 2010

We wish you a merry jumbletastic Christmas!

Yay it's nearly that time of year again and double yay Going for a Song is back with a Christmas Spectacular. Don't miss this we've got mince pies, sing songs and special guest star performers. And no we're not Scrooge so yes it's absolutely free for you to get in and rummage to your heart's content.

If you fancy doing a stall it's still just a £5er so please get in touch asap as we're filling up very quickly for this one! or 07817 676144

Lots of mistletoe kisses

Rupert and the Going for a Song Gang

Monday, 18 October 2010

Booking is now open for the next Going for a Song on the 13th November 2010!

Hurray! we're back and ready to bop and hawk our wares til the cows come home or 6pm whichever comes first!

We had such a great time on the 09th October with amazing stalls from Violet Iris (amazing jewellery made by Sarah Butler), Sherry Dixon (lovely retro cats & clothes), Jeni Purvis and loads more including my own tat. Like our Facebook page to get the latest jumble news!

We took a few lovely pics (below) and can't wait for the next jumble spectacular on Saturday 13th November 2010.

Please email us if you would like to have a stall for just £5 or call Rupert on 07817 676144

Breaking News! We want performers! We're opening up our open mic from singing to any kind of amazing performance! To find out more pleas

ps. Time Out says about us: "So much more than a pile of old clobber, this jumble sale - held every second Saturday of the month - is a bona-fide fashion hangout. What's more, it's a great place to trend-spot and people-watch while picking up fabulous bargains. We can't think of a jollier way to spend the afternoon."

Lots of love

Rupert x
Going for a Song

Monday, 27 September 2010

Psst! Next Jumble on Saturday 9th October 2010!

More details to come...but here's the lowdown, Going for a Song - vintage jumble sale & open mic is moving to the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Amersham Arms, New Cross, starting on the 9th October 2010...and the best news of all is stalls for the jumble are just £5 for October! Hurrah

Please email us at to reserve a stall.

Also we're looking for tiptop performers for the open mic and what's more we want not just musicians we're looking for cabaret acts and much more, go on surprise us! Email us at or call Rupert on 07817 676144 if you're interested.

We can't wait to hear from you guys and see you a week on Saturday...


Rupert x
Going for a Song

Monday, 13 September 2010

Going for a Song is back in town on the 25th September 2010 with a Freshers' Special

The best news of all is:
  1. It's free to get in.
  2. It's free to listen to our ace live open mic.
  3. It's just £10 for a stall for this jumble (just a fiver each if you team up with a friend)
Can't wait to see you all there at the Amersham Arms, New Cross on Saturday 25th September 2010 from 12-6pm!

Email us at to perform or do a stall or to have a lovely chat...all of which we love...

Monday, 2 August 2010

Going for a Song is on Summer break until September 25th 2010

We're off on our summer break after the fabulous success of last Saturday's jumble. There is the possibility of us doing a similarly super event in the Brick Lane area this summer so keep your eyes peeled here for more info.

Please get in touch to book or perform at the September Going for a Song jumble spectacular! Email us at and we'll love you.

See you in September jumblers!


Rupert x
Going for a Song

Friday, 30 July 2010

We forgot to say it's also FREE to get in!

Sorry to give you a fright but yes Going for a Song jumble is completely free to enter and you also get FREE CAKE & LIVE MUSIC.

Amazing! Don't miss it tomorrow at the Amersham Arms, New Cross (Right next to New Cross Station)

Here's the map, see you there! If you want a stall ring me on 07817 676144. Love Rupert x

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Monday, 19 July 2010

Still a few stall spaces available...

Still a few stalls left at Saturday 31st July (12-6pm) Going For a Song jumble spectacular. Do hurry though, we wouldn't want to disappoint! The day is promising to be a belter, we've got some super bands lined up and also amazing prizes to be won in our tombola! Be sure to spread the word with your friends and lovers...

Special Offer: Two stalls for £20 - team up with a lover or friend and get a space for just a tenner each! How great is that!

Table spaces are £15 (please bring your own fold up tables/rails etc or use ours, limited amount though)

To book one please email us:

Also If you have any questions or would like to help out or perform please email us.

Much love, can't wait to meet you all and tell your friends, point them to

Rupert (now running on behalf of Julie Seal) xxx
Going for a Song

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Going for a Song is back in town for July

Hello Jumblers!

My name is Rupert and I'm taking over the running of Going for a Song on behalf of the fabulous Julie!

The next jumble is definately going ahead on the Saturday 31st July 2010. Please email us at and we will get in touch as soon as booking opens which is likely to be very soon. Keep your eyes peeled.

We're also looking for some ghetto superstars to rock the mic and please the crowds. If your keen as punch to perform please get in touch via the email above.

Can't wait to see you all there!




Sunday, 2 May 2010

A jumble in the sun...

Last week's April jumble saw vintage dresses, classic fiction books, fantastically silly bra-bags, cool jewellery, amazing kitsch paintings and inexplicably, men's jumpers and ski jackets (good work style geeks), on the hottest day of the year so far!

Lots of fun was had by all with resident uke players trying their hand and even some original tunes sung by some new songsters.

Good work people. Looking forward to May 29th and the next one.


Thursday, 8 April 2010

Photos from the March fun...

Thanks to the lovely Elle Finland photographer Aleksi Niemela for taking these smashing pictures.

I'll keep you posted as to when we're in the mag.


Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Another fab new stallholder...

Adam adam adam (so good they named him three times) is a t.shirt brand that most recently seen worn by some kid on skins. Citing.

They are pretty smashing though, particularly if you like skulls, clowns and skully-clowns. And lets be honest, who doesn't?

They're all one-off's and hand printed so you'll be buying a modern classic. Again, I'll definitely be spending a few smart dollars on one of these beauties at the March Jumble.

Ah! Beautiful Bonbon...

Check out these lovelies. Books from the lovely (soon to be stallholder) bookbook bonbon.

They make vintage trash novels (well that's a matter of opinion surely!), into notebooks.

They're really fab pressies, and I for one will be snaffling some up at the March jumble. Mmmmm.

Sunday, 28 February 2010


Well hello there. Welcome to the new Going For A Song Jumble blog.

We're here to keep you posted about what's g'aan down at the new jumble sale at the Amersham Arms, New Cross, on the last Saturday of every month.

Yesterday (and the very first outing of the new look musical event) went swimmingly with some fantastic vintage clothes, fancy nick nacks, epic Guinness cake and a rather impressive bunch of ladies and gents on stage treating the tea-tastic and ginned-up audience to musical delights.

If you're a stall holder, punter or just interested, email us at

If you're a singer, musician, or just want to heckle email us at