Category Archives: Leisure

August 3rd to 12th Arts Festival

We are in the middle of the first West Norwood Arts Festival. Lots of events for children and adults. Many free. All in West Norwood!

Check out what’s happening each day: https://www.festnorwood.com/

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Holiday activities

Cllr Jane Pickard with summer booklets

School holidays start this week for the summer. Young Lambeth Co- op  has produced a booklet with a wide range of fun  & educational activities for children and young people in Lambeth.

Pick up a copy in libraries or go on line: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/summer-activities-2018

Young Lambeth  Co op is a membership organisation involving young people to decide on services for young people in Lambeth. To find out more see: http://www.younglambethcoop.co.uk/about-us/what-is-the-ylc

Cllr Jane Pickard is deputy cabinet member for young people. She says “ Despite losing more than half of the money we receive from the Government for day-to-day services, Lambeth has managed to keep open the vast majority of its youth clubs and adventure playgrounds.”

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Country Show 21st and 22nd July

Queuing to see the vegetable sculptures

Now is the time to start thinking about your day out to this year’s Country Show 12noon to 8pm over the weekend  21st & 22nd July at Brockwell Park SE24 . Bring friends & family too.

The Main stage  & Village Green host a wide range of musicians– something for everyone. And there are numerous other activities , entertainments, animals, food & drink and of course show piece entertainments at the Arena.

Why not enter some of the free competitions? Can you carve vegetables? Bake  a cake? Grow flowers? Knit? The traditional & highly popular flower show has 83 competition classes! The Scarecrow competition is free to enter with a chance to win £100 first prize…

Last Years’s winning veg sculpture

Apply online by 14th July: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/getinvolved/

The Country Show changes a bit ever year. This year safety measures include searches at the 2 entry points (Herne Hill & Lido)  so the show area has to be fenced within the park.  Come early to avoid queues. Last entry 6.30pm. Entry remains free and unticketed.

To get to the Country Show  please walk, cycle or travel by public transport ( 68 or 196 bus from West Norwood) . The only parking is for Blue Badge holders who apply in advance.

http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/

@lblcountryshow

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South London Theatre re-opening

South London Theatre is celebrating its return to The Old Fire Station at 2A Norwood High Street SE27 9AS   with a series of free tours & workshops for adults & children on afternoon of Saturday 30th June and Sunday 10.30am to 5pm  this weekend . See for details & booking: https://sltfirestation.org/celebrate

Support our local community theatre by booking seats for the SLT productions. Tickets £12   http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk/whats-on/

The new theatre also has several rooms available for hire – email Cassie@sltfirestation.org.

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West Norwood Cemetery Open Day – Sunday 1st July

West Norwood Cemetery is hosting an ‘Open Day’ this Sunday for people to
come and experience a fantastic array of free workshops, activities and
walking tours to discover more about this wonderful historic site.

Lambeth’s Heritage Lottery Fund Bid Project Team, Friends of West Norwood
Cemetery and Lambeth Bereavement Services will be on hand to answer
questions and talk about the proposed improvements to the cemetery.

The next stage of the £240k bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund is August 2018
– for more information or comments please email norwoodhlf@lambeth.gov.uk.

Also see:
https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/west-norwood-cem
etery-secures-national-lottery-investment

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Windrush 70th anniversary

This weekend marks 70 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush. On 22 June 1948, 492 passengers mainly from Jamaica arrived at Tilbury Docks. The majority of the first passengers made their home in Lambeth and the streets around Coldharbour Lane in Brixton quickly became the nucleus of the Jamaican community in London.

Pathe news shown at Tea party in Lambeth Town Hall

Lambeth Town Hall hosted much of a new musical heritage and was the location of the famous No Colour Bar dance in 1955.

Lambeth council is spearheading the Windrush 70 campaign and commissioned the official anniversary design from young local Lambeth designers.

Sadly, this year’s celebrations have been accompanied by the Conservative government’s “hostile environment” policy which has made many of the Windrush generation feel unwelcome in their home.

This weekend is not only about recognising the contributions of the Windrush generation, against the backdrop of a hostile government, but we will also celebrate the importance of immigration and embrace our tolerance, openness and diversity.

See Cllr Winifred’s blog about the importance of celebrating Windrush:http://www.lambeth-labour.org.uk/windrush_weekend

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Camp Allstars

A new holiday camp is opening this summer at St Mary’s Lodge (formerly Virgos Fidelis Preparatory School) Central Hill SE19 3FA . Camp Allstars is designed entirely by parents to meet the needs of children at a reasonable price ( £20 per day). Serving kids ages 5 -11, this new camp boasts fantastic facilities, a host of engaging activities and a talented staff.

 The camp will open it’s door for the first session on 30/7/2018.

 For details see: https://www.campallstars.co.uk/

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