Category Archives: Local Business

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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Solar power to West Norwood

Our local Norwood School &  Repowering London are starting a community solar power project. To find out more come along to a meeting on Wednesday 18th July 7pm to 8.30pm at The Norwood School, Crowndale SE19 3NY.

All profits from the scheme go straight to the community who get to choose how the money is spent. Norwood’s young people will also benefit from training opportunities.

For details contact : zaira.rasool@repowering.org.uk

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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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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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Norwood High Street burst main  

We have another Thames Water burst water main outside West Norwood Cemetery at the junction of Robson Road and Norwood High Street. It  will take about 5 days to fix. For details see: https://inyourarea.thameswater.co.uk/Work-in-your-area  or phone 0800 316 9800 quoting ref 31070540.

Traffic will be severely disrupted with diversions through Streatham. Left and right hand turns by southbound traffic along Norwood Road from Lancaster Avenue will be restricted.

The 322 bus is on diversion.

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Did Harry Jacobs take your picture?

Dawn Hill & Gerald Jacobs at the exhibition

If you or your family were in Brixton in 1960’s and 1970’s check out the photo exhibition in Lambeth Town Hall on until Friday 6th July.

Harry Jacob was a popular portrait photographer with Brixton’s black community. His studio was at 152 Landor Road.  Pop into Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton SW2 1RW between 10am and 8pm Monday to Friday and try to identify people in the photos  – post-it notes provided! Harry’s son Gerald was pictured at the opening last week with Dawn Hill, chair of the Black Cultural Archives.

And if you have any photos at home taken by LE Campbell, who had a studio at 82 Atlantic Road in the 1960s,  please get in touch with the Black Cultural Archives in Windrush Square SW2 1EF.

For many more events in the Windrush 70 year anniversary programme see:  http://www.windrush70.com/

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