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.
Lib Peck visiting new leisure & health centre construction site
People in West Norwood have the chance to quiz new Lambeth Council leader, Cllr. Lib Peck on Thursday, April 18th from 7pm-8.30pm at Elmgreen School in Elmcourt Road SE27 9BZ.
Cllr Peck, who’s been leader of the council for just three months said: “ I want to get out and meet people face to face as much as possible. The success of Lambeth depends on us working together so I want to hear what people are doing locally, what they’re concerned about and how we can collaborate to make the borough even better.”
To reserve a ticket and submit a question email email@example.com or phone 020 7926 7758.
Doors will open at 6.30pm.
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If swings, seesaws and slides are favourites with your children, then look no further than Brockwell Park with its fantastic playground and paddling pool makeover! Located between the Tulse Hill and Arlingford Road gates, the playground offers a host of varied equipment suitable for all ages, including infant swings, regular people swings, rope climbing gyms and wooden wendy houses. The water play is slightly further south, past the duck ponds , for little ones to enjoy water play, fountains and the sandpit, with plenty of grassy space for parents and picnic blankets. But beware – the water’s cold!
And afterwards, Brockwell Park Café SE24 0NG, situated at the top of the hill is the ideal spot for a refreshments and a fantastic view. Delicious hot meals such as aubergine parmagiana or chicken risotto served with choices of roast veggies, chips or salad. Good sandwiches, great coffee, a wide range of cakes and biscuits, milkshakes and nostalgic ice cream flavours are also on offer – all at reasonable prices.
Check out Park Opening and closing times here.
Sixteen Feet invite you to its brand new adaptation of Wind in the Willows. Join Ratty, Mole and friends as they embark on an uplifting tale of adventure, high jinks and camaraderie. The production will take place in the magical surrounds of the Walled Garden in Brockwell Park and the audience will be encouraged to explore this beautiful setting in order to watch the story unfold.
For a more hands-on experience, children will have the opportunity to participate in workshops after daytime performances. Though this production isn’t just for the young it’s universal appeal will surely capture the imaginations of the young-at-heart too.
Tuesday and Thursday 11:30am and 2:30pm; Friday 2:30pm and 6:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 3pm and 6pm
Tickets weekdays: adults £8; children age 3-12 years £6
Weekends and evenings: adults £10.50 children age 3-12 years £7.50
For details see http://www.sixteenfeet.co.uk/
There are lots of activities for children in Lambeth over the summer school holidays. Down load this booklet now – 48 pages of things to do!
West Norwood‘s much loved park, Norwood Park bounded by Elder Road & Salters Hill, has an active Friends group who support the park with a wide range of activities –the dog show at the Jubilee weekend being their most recent success.
On Tuesday July 3rd The Friends of Norwood Park are holding their Annual General Meeting at 7pm at Little Starz Nursery, Benton’s Lane SE27 9UD (entrance by the side of Goodbehere House, Benton’s Lane). Everyone welcome to come along & hear about the achievements of the last year and plans for the next 12 months. The Friends group is also looking for local people to get involved ,join the committee and make a difference to our wonderful local park.
If you would like to join the committee please apply using this form ( FONPNominationForm )which must reach The Secretary by Monday 25th June: email firstname.lastname@example.org or post 14 Auckland Hill, SE27 9PH
For details see http://www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk/
Help is needed in Tivoli Park on Sunday 17th June at 12noon. The Friends of Tivoli Park have been given a big bag of wildflower seeds by the council to sow on the mound – the raised ground you see beyond the basketball court, by the ( currently dried-up) water feature. Will you help make this happen?
The first step is to prepare the ground by digging out some squares of turf, turning over the soil underneath and removing any weeds etc. It’s not too difficult – each square only takes about 10-15 minutes. Please email FriendsofTivoliPark@yahoo.co.uk if you can help on Sunday 17 June – and if you can bring a spade. Tivoli Park is between Knights Hill and Tivoli Road behind Furneaux Avenue and Dassett Road.
Later In July local people will be invited to re-weed the squares and sow the seeds. For details see http://friendsoftivolipark.blogspot.co.uk/
Wildflowers in cities help protect our essential insects – did you see Sarah Raven’s BBC programme about bees in our cities? Watch it on: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cktgq
Tivoli Park last summer!
Tivoli Park with a play ground, ball court & water features lies between Knights Hill and Tivoli Road. Local people have formed a Friends Group to support this lovely oasis.
This Saturday -19th May- the Friends Group is holding an Annual General meeting with refreshments from 3pm for 3.30pm start at 75 Tivoli Road SE27 0EE. Open to all . BBQ and cakes – donations welcome.
http://friendsoftivolipark.blogspot.co.uk/ or email FriendsofTivoliPark@yahoo.co.uk
Tony Cottee playing for West Ham
This Friday , 11th May at 3pm, football legend Tony Cottee is to officially open the Outdoor Gym in Norwood Park.
The Friends of Norwood Park successfully won a £44,000 to fund an outdoor gym in the park off Salters Hill, West Norwood, SE19 1AR.
Sky Sports pundit Tony Cottee, who played for West Ham and England, will open the gym at 3pm and there will be a personal trainer on hand to give advice about how to best use the equipment.
The gym includes basket ball and table tennis, along with exercise equipment from a fitness bike to a shoulder press. The aim is for it to be used by young and old alike to improve health and fitness.
Cllr Francis trying out the gym
The Friends group says: “We hope as many locals and park users as possible will turn out to attend the official opening. The gym has only been open a few weeks but already it is a massive hit with local people.When the weather was good it was unbelievable how many people, especially school children, were using the equipment. We believe the gym will be a great facility for all park users. It will also enhance existing facilities in the park and what’s great about it is it is free to use. We would like to thank everyone who supported The Friends in this bid including Lambeth Council.”
For more information visit: http://www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk or email email@example.com
Fireworks in the park
This year Lambeth’s free firework display is at 8pm in Brockwell Park near Herne Hill. All gates, except by The Lido, will remain open and there will be tower lighting inside the park. Parking will be every limited in neighbouring streets. Buses to use from Norwood are the 3, 68, 196, 201, 322 or 468.
Its also the 200th anniversary of Brockwell Hall and there will be a fun fair, music , food, mulled wine, stilt walkers & morris men between 4pm to 9.15pm.
An event not to be missed – so if it rains on Saturday wear wellington boots!
(Please don’t bring fireworks for personal use)