The 7th Crystal Palace Overground Festival is recruiting for volunteers to help out at this year’s must-go-to event which kicks-off with a wide-range of fringe events at venues around Crystal Palace on June 27th and 28th, with the main festival hubs at Westow Park on Saturday June 29th and the Upper Norwood Triangle on Sunday June 30th.
“We’re looking for passionate, fun-loving volunteers, aged 18 and over to ensure this year’s community arts festival is bigger and better then ever before,” said Cathy Henchion from the volunteer recruitment team.
Volunteer roles include stewarding around the main outdoor stage, supervising the kids’ zone and meeting & greeting visitors. All volunteers will receive full training, and a certificate of participation will be awarded at the end.Other benefits include meeting and socialising with a great bunch of people, and the knowledge that they are contributing to a fantastic festival that showcases the very best that the Crystal Palace community has to offer.
Festival director, Noreen Meehan says “Volunteering at the festival is a wonderful way for the whole community to come together, it offers an engaging and fun way to give something back to the community.Just 4 hours of your time will help ensure that this year’s event is the best one yet.”
Prospective volunteers should visit www.crystalpalacefestival.org/volunteer and complete the online form.
Rosebery’s of Knight Hills
Rosebery’s of Knights Hill, West Norwood, the Fine Art and Antiques Auction House, has teamed up with local charity ‘Dulwich Helpline and Southwark Churches Care’ to run an Antiques Discovery Day at Herne Hill Baptist Church,Half Moon Lane SE24 9HU on Saturday 20th April from 10am until 2pm.
For £5 bring along an item to be valued by Rosebery’s experts, be it a picture, ceramic, or piece of jewellery: in fact, anything you want to know more about. A further two items may also be valued at a cost of £2.50 each.
All the proceeds go to Dulwich Helpline and Southwark Churches Care which provides friendly volunteer support for isolated older people.
Refreshments will be available.
The government’s new rules on housing benefit start this month. Many families will have their housing benefit cut if they have too many bedrooms. Children aged under 10 must share a room and children of the same gender must share a room up to the age of 16. (The bedroom tax does not apply to pensioner households.)
The council has estimated over 400 families will be affected by this bedroom tax in the three Lambeth wards in the neighboourhood of Norwood (out of 3,000 affected families across the whole borough).
For advice see: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/AdviceBenefits/Benefits/BenefitsAreChanging/BigChangesHappeningToBenefits.htm
Norwood Foodbank, operating from St Lukes church on Tuesdays and Fridays, is expecting a rise in referrrals as more households struggle with rising rent, fuel and food costs. Donations of non-pershable food to the Foodbank can be made at Floral Hall 370 Norwood Road SE27 9BQ - and at St Lukes church, Knights Hill SE27 0HS Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 3pm or Sunday service 10.30am . More information at: http://norwood.foodbank.org.uk/
Lawrence Avery runs the Paris 2012 marathon
Rathbone in Chatsworth Way is one of West Norwood’s long established charities and provides services to help young people and adults with learning disabilities to live independent lives.
Lawrence Avery is running in the London marathon on Sunday 21st April and aiming to raise £1000 for Rathbone. To sponsor Lawrence see: http://www.sponsorme.co.uk/lawrenceavery/lawrence-is-running-the-2013-london-marathon.aspx
Within the next few months Rathbone will be extending its services into mainstream youth work by taking over the running of the Old Library Youth Centre at 16 Knights Hill.
To find out more about Rathbone see: http://www.rathbonesociety.org.uk/
LionHeart, a local charity , gave out over 70 coats to children and adults last winter. If you know of anyone in need of a warm coat direct them to the Foodbank schemes so more coats are given out to those most in need. Norwood’s Foodbank is at St Luke’s church, Knights Hill SE27 0HS on Tuesdays 10am to 1pm and Fridays 10am to 2pm
Sheniz Tan says “ If anyone wishes to donate a coat please get in touch with LionHeart.”
Friends of West Norwood Library and Norwood Forum are seeking an individual or organisation to carry out an audit of bookable community spaces in West Norwood. The audit will aim to include information such as:
- the location of community facilities in Norwood in the area (map available)
- the audit should include but is not limited to public sector, faith, educational, cultural, private and voluntary sector run spaces
- the footprint/size/capacity of the facility that is available for use by community and voluntary sector organisations
- when it is available for use
- how it is currently used (including non community uses e.g. religious, private parties, education)
- the cost of hire
- type of facilities on offer
- governance and management arrangements
- Disabled access to facilities
- examination of the previous users of the Nettlefold Hall and what their need for space is
If you are interested in being considered to carry out this work, please provide a brief method statement setting out your approach, along with associated costs. This should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, to be received no later than 5pm on Friday 14th December. It is anticipated that interviews for candidates will be held during the week commencing 17th December. The audit should be completed by January 31st 2013. It is anticipated that the information gathered through the audit process will be used to inform a separate piece of work, the production of an on-line directory, available to the wider community in the Norwood area
Come along to a meeting on Wednesday 28 November, 6-8pm, at the Old Library 14-16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY.
Makerhood Norwood is new network of local makers – to support local making and skills, and promote new business and social opportunities for everyone interested in making.
- Makers, whether hobbyist and professional, who are looking to promote their work and meet other local makers;
- Projects and organisations working in art, craft, food or other-making related areas;
- Local residents who’d like to join us in running the project.
It’s completely free – please let us know on Eventbrite if you are coming.
More details at http://makerhoodwestnorwood.wordpress.com/
All welcome to AUTUMN FAIR between 11am and 3.30pm on SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2012at St Matthew’s Catholic Church Hall, 37 Norwood High Street SE27 9JU (on one-way system opposite the South London Theatre).
Wheel of Fortune, Win a Bottle, Cakes, Groceries, Face Painting, Cards & Calendars, Money Tree, Toiletries & Fancy Goods, White Elephant, Toys and much more. Delicious refreshments also available.
Entrance: Adults 20p, Children 10p.
All welcome on Saturday 22nd September 2pm to 5pm at All Saints Church, Lovelace Road SE21 8JY
This is a great community event for everyone in Norwood and West Dulwich. There’s something for everyone:
- find out about local organisations
- admire the work of local craftworkers
- enjoy delicious teas and burgers
- lots of fun for children – games, face-painting, circus workshop, book stall
- performances by local school choirs
- pamper bus
- Dr Bike repairs
- visit by the Mayor of Lambeth
- supported by Norwood Forum.
4ALL – Building Community in West Dulwich brings people together to better their community.
For more information call 07432 118859 or email email@example.com