DIARY DATES 2014

SECTION ONE: LOCAL GROUPS AND SOCIETIES

SECTION TWO: ARTS – CINEMAS, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS AND THEATRES

SECTION ONE

CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET

CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.

“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”

fish shaped fish

(There’s also a box for donations to Norwood Foodbank)

NORWOOD SOCIETY LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

Local History Talks are held on the third Thursday of the Month at 7.30 pm at the Upper Norwood joint library, Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ.

Entry is free, but a donation towards the cost of tea and cakes would be appreciated.

April 17th 2014 The Crystal Palace
Phillip Emery of the Crystal Palace Foundation will share with us his comprehensive knowledge of the building that shaped our community in the nineteenth century.

May 15th 2014 West Norwood – a place of change
Norwood Society member, Alun Thomas will talk about the historical development of the centre of West Norwood over time including some of the businesses there.

June 19th 2014 The Concrete Church & the Bevingtons
Norwood Society Chairman, Richard Lines will introduce us to this pioneering building in Waldegrave Road and the closely connected Bevington family who are also associated with Bermondsey.

September 18th 2014 Local War Memorials
As part of our contribution to Lambeth’s Heritage Month and the theme of W.W.1., Norwood Society member Jerry Green will introduce us to the memorials of the area and some of the people who are remembered on them.

October 16th 2014 From Fire Station to Theatre
Bob Callender of the South London Theatre Centre will relate the history of West Norwood’s old fire station, the fire service and the transformation in to the Theatre Centre.

November 20th 2014 Lambeth’s Archives
Zoe Darani, archivist, from Lambeth Archives will introduce us to the vast wealth of material about Norwood and the Borough of Lambeth which are held in the Archives.

December 18th 2014 Party Night
Join us to celebrate the last year’s meetings and a chance to revisit some of the items of interest in early copies of the Norwood Review.

Enquiries: norwoodshistory@btinternet.com

PHOENIX CENTRE ANTIQUES FAYRES

at the Phoenix Centre, Westow Street SE19 (to the left of Sainsbury’s) From 11am. Admission free.

Next event: Sunday April 13th (please note date change from April 20th which is Easter Sunday)

UPPER NORWOOD JOINT LIBRARY

Monday 7th April at 10am – 12pm: Stitch Pitch: patchwork and quilting workshop

Fiona will be teaching patchwork and quilting.  Work will be done by hand, but if you have a PAT-tested sewing machine you may bring this along. Fiona’s sewing machine may be used on occasion, when required. Refreshments will be served.

Age: Adults

Charge: Special introductory price of £2 per session for first three months and £3 per session thereafter.

Tuesday 8th April at 11am – 12.30pm: Easter Fun workshop (NB: This session will be held three times to allow busy parents and children to attend at least once.)

Learn the story of Easter and the legend of the Easter Bunny and decorate a chocolate Easter bunny.

Age: five – 10 year olds

Charge: £3 per child

NB: Please book in advance at the library as spaces are limited to 12 children per session.

Thursday 10th April at 3.30 – 4pm: Tales of Springtime

The children will be regaled with tales of springtime and receive an edible gift at the end to put a spring in their steps!

Age: four+ year olds

Charge: Free, but donations welcomed.

Saturday 12th April at 2.30 – 4pm: Easter Fun workshop

Another opportunity to learn the story of Easter and the legend of the Easter Bunny and decorate a chocolate Easter bunny.

Age: five – 10 year olds

Charge: £3 per child

NB: Please book in advance at the library as spaces are limited to 12 children per session.

Tuesday 15th April at 11am – 12.30pm: Easter Fun workshop

Final opportunity to learn the story of Easter and the legend of the Easter Bunny and decorate a chocolate Easter bunny.

Age: five – 10 year olds

Charge: £3 per child

NB: Please book in advance at the library as spaces are limited to 12 children per session.

Thursday 17th April at 3.30 – 4pm: Tales of Trolls

The children will be tantalised with tales of trolls and a tasty treat at the tail end of the tale!

Age: four+ year olds

Charge: Free, but donations welcomed.

Saturday 26th April at 2.30 – 3.30pm: Book Club

Second meeting of book-lovers, this month to discuss Excellent Women by Barbara Pym.  There are three copies at the library and readers who show their library card and mention the UNL Book Club to the bookseller will receive £1 off the price of the paperback at The Bookseller Crow on Westow Street.  Refreshments will be served.

Age: Adults

Charge: Free, but donations for refreshments welcomed.

Wednesday 23rd April: World Book Night

If you wish to donate a book to encourage others to read, Fiona will provide resources to help; please contact her for more details:fbyers@uppernorwoodlibrary.org or 020 8670 2551 during opening hours.

For details on all of these events and other regular activities as well as information about our services, do visit our website: http://uppernorwoodlibrary.org.

SECTION TWO: ARTS – CINEMAS, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS AND THEATRES

CINEMA MUSEUM

The Cinema Museum 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road) London SE11 4TH Tel.: +44 (0)20 7840 2200 Email: info@cinemamuseum.org.uk

CRYSTAL PALACE MUSEUM

The Crystal Palace Museum is located at: Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, London SE19 2BA  open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3.30pm. Admission Free. Telephone 020 8676 0700

Email: info@crystalpalacemuseum.org.uk

DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY

Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery, founded in 1811 and designed by Regency architect Sir John Soane. It houses one of the finest collections of Old Masters in the country, especially rich in French, Italian and Spanish Baroque paintings and in British portraits from the Tudor period to the 19th century. The Gallery’s Permanent Collection is complemented by its diverse and critically acclaimed year round temporary exhibitions.

For over a quarter of a century Dulwich Picture Gallery’s award-winning learning and community engagement programmes have reached beyond the Gallery’s exhibition programme to bring art to the South London community through outreach initiatives including ‘Youth Engagement Programme’, ‘Good Times: Art for Older People’ and ‘Prescription for Art’.

Listings Info:

Title: Art and Life: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, William Staite Murray, 1920 – 1931
Exhibition dates: June 4th 2014 – September 21st 2014

Tickets (pre-book online):
Full Price £11 (£10*)
Senior Citizens £9 (£8*)
Unemployed, disabled, students £6 (£5*)
Children and Friends Free
Audio-guide: £3

*Indicates price without gift-aid

Exhibition Lecture: Art and Life: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, William Staite Murray (1920-1931)
Curator, Jovan Nicholson
Thursday June 5th
12.30-1.30pm/Linbury Room
£12, £10 Friends

Art and Life: Composition and Colour
Six Saturdays from June 7th to July 5th
Six Saturdays from September 20th to October 25th
10am – 1pm
£90 / £85
Focus on the Art and Life exhibition to create personal pieces paintings inspired by your own life experience. Experiment with colour and composition referring to spatial devices to manipulate space like used by the St. Ives artists past and present with artist Rebecca Allen

Art and Life: Silk Screen Printing
Sunday September 14th
10.30 – 4pm
£55 / £50
Create an edition of colour screenprints, inspired by Ben Nicholson’s abstract still-life compositions. Working from observation, cut stencils and learn to print through a screen to create a multi-colour prints with printmaker Victoria Browne.

Art and Life: Wood Engraving
Six Saturdays from September 20th to October 25th
10am – 1pm
£90 / £85
Discover this traditional method of relief printmaking and create exquisitely
detailed images. Explore each fascinating stage of the process and use the abstract paintings of Ben Nicholson as inspiration for your designs with wood engraver Peter Brown

Art and Life: Discover Still Life
Five Tuesdays from June 3rd to July 1st
10am – 12pm
£55/£50
Explore still life with a focus on colour, shape and natural form taking inspiration from the exhibition Art and Life. Explore a range of drawing and painting techniques to create dynamic still lifes with artist Jo Lewis

Art and Life: Alfred Wallis – on the Thames
Five Tuesdays from September 16th to October 14th
10am – 12pm
£55 / £50
Take a voyage with Alfred Wallis whose love of boats and the sea was expressed in his work. Wallis painted on anything to hand, such as cardboard or brown paper. Work in paint and collage with artist Liz Charsley-Jory

Booking details:
Book online at http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk
Or by phone on 020 8299 8732

HORNIMAN MUSEUM AND GARDENS

Family listings April – June 2014

The Horniman Museum and Gardens opened in 1901 as a gift to the people in perpetuity from tea trader and philanthropist Frederick John Horniman, to ‘bring the world to Forest Hill’. Today theHorniman has a collection of 350,000 objects, specimens and artefacts from around the world. Its galleries include natural history, anthropology, music and an acclaimed aquarium. Indoor exhibits link to the award-winning display gardens – from food and dye gardens to an interactive sound garden – set among 16 acres of beautiful, green space offering spectacular views across London. Our visitors come time and again to participate in our exciting range of events and activities, sample the tasty delights from our popular cafe, and shop for interesting gifts in our gift shop. We also make our spaces available for hire including our stunning Grade II listed Victorian Conservatory built in 1894 and newly built Gardens Pavilion.

EXHIBITIONS

Extremes

Until November 2nd 2014

Calling all budding explorers! Come on an expedition to see how animals and plants survive in extreme heat, cold, dryness and permanent darkness or with little oxygen in our new family friendly exhibition Extremes.

See some of the animals that live in these environments, watch films that make you shiver, try to keep up with the drinking speed of a camel, feel the air-conditioning inside the ostrich’s beak, or see how much fat you have compared with a seal.

Extremes mixes hands-on experiences including games and experiments, with films and taxidermy animal specimens. This exhibition is in three languages – English, Spanish and French.

Tickets: Child £3.30; Adult £6.60; Family £16.50 (prices include 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation). Horniman Members go free.

Book tickets at http://www.horniman.ac.uk/extremes.

At Home With Music

Visit our new permanent display of keyboard instruments. This display explores domestic keyboards from the past five centuries that were brought into homes from parlours to palaces and brings together highlights of the keyboard instrument collections from the Horniman and the Victoria and Albert Museum.  The display includes organs, harpsichords, pianos and clavichords and features rare and beautiful instruments.

Monthly Hear It Live! sessions take place on the last Tuesday of each month, from 3pm. Music Gallery Free

Whisper of the Stars: Traditional Life in Arctic Siberia

Until September 7th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An exhibition of 40 stunning photographs portraying the traditional life of indigenous peoples across the remote Russian Arctic. Taken by British photographer Bryan Alexander, this series of striking images includes a herd of 1,000 reindeer being driven across the tundra in Khanty Mansiysk; the Northern Lights over a Nenets reindeer herders camp; and Khanty women in traditional dress in Pitlyar.

An exhibition celebrating the bi-lateral UK-Russia Year of Culture Free

APRIL 2014

Horniman Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, 9am – 1.30pm

A locally sourced, locally sold farmers’ market selling vegetables, meat, fish, bread, flowers, hot food and much more in our glorious Gardens. Free entry

Easter Holidays

Monday April 7th to Friday April 18th

Easter Family Art Fun

Monday to Friday from 7 to 18 April

11am – 2.45pm

Join free and fabulous Horniman craft activities this half term holiday inspired by spring and Easter. Suitable for ages 3+.

7 & 8 April: Springtime Masks

9, 10 & 11 April: Creeping Critters

14 & 15 April: Easter Mobiles

16, 17 & 18 April: Chicks in a Nest

Free

Extremely Adventurous!

Monday April 7th and Monday 14 April 14th

10.30am, 12pm, 1.45pm, 3.15pm

Help the Horniman Explorers with an Extreme Challenge, inspired by our Extremes family exhibition. For children aged 0-8 years.

Tickets: Child £6, Adult £4. Book online.

Nature Explorers- Pond Dipping

Tuesday April 8th and Tuesday April 15th 11am, 1.15pm, 3pm

Try your hand at pond dipping in this fun family session exploring the spring environment in the Nature Trail pond. Suitable for ages five+.

Tickets: Child £2. Buy on the day.

Discovery for All

Tuesday 8th, Thursday 10th and Friday April 11th

Tuesday 15th, Thursday 17th and Friday 18 April 18th

2pm – 3.30pm

Come and visit our Hands On Base and explore its thousands of real objects from around the world. Everyone welcome. Free

Beautiful Bunnies

Wednesday 9th and Wednesday April 16th

11am – 4pm

Drop in to find out about the different rabbits that live in our Animal Walk and make a hay feeder for them to eat from.

Free

Nature Trail Discovery

Wednesday 9th and Wednesday April 16th

2-3.30pm

Discover our mile-long Nature Trail, the oldest in London. Encounter wildlife and pond, meadow and log pile habitats. Suitable for ages 3+.

Free but tickets required.

Nature Explorers – Minibeast Safari

Thursday 10th and Thursday April 17th

11am, 1.15pm, 3pm

A fun family session exploring the spring environment in the Nature Trail’s meadow and log pile habitats. Suitable for ages 3+.

Tickets: Child £2. Buy on the day.

Miss Horniman’s Favourite Things

Friday April 11th

11.30am, 1.15pm, 3pm

Join a popular tour of the Museum by our very own Miss Horniman.

Free.

Horniman Easter Fair

Saturday 19th and Sunday April 20th

10.30am – 4.30pm

Go on an Easter Egg hunt, find goodies in our special arts and crafts market, join in Bandstand fun and enjoy some food and drink.

Free entry

Regular and weekend family programme

Busy Bees

Every Tuesday and Wednesday in April

10.30am, 11.15am, 12pm

Lively sessions for Under 5s and their parents/carers. Activities change each week and include stories and songs or simple art and craft.

Hands on Base/Pavilion

Free. Collect tickets from the Ticket Desk or Pavilion area on the day. Please note: these sessions are not suitable for nursery school groups.

Hands on Family Workshops

Every Saturday except 19 April, 11.45am & 1pm

Discover and handle real museum objects in these popular themed sessions for families.

April 5th: Hands on Masks

April 12th: Hands on Animals

April 26th: Hands on Africa

Free. For families with children aged 3+.

Art Makers

Every Saturday except April 19th 1.30pm & 2.45pm

Have fun with different art techniques to create something fabulous to take home inspired by the Horniman’s collections or seasonal celebrations.

April 5th: Cress Creations

April 12th : Easter Bunny Glove Puppets

April 26th: Garden Bells

Tickets: £3 Child, adults free. For families with children aged three+.

A World of Stories

Every Sunday except April 20th, 2pm & 3.15pm

Our popular storytellers bring the Horniman’s collections and Gardens alive with enchanting stories from around the world.

Free. For families with children aged five+.

Discovery for All

Every Sunday except April 20th, 11.30am – 1pm

Come and visit our Hands On Base and explore its thousands of real objects from around the world.

Free. Everyone welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

MAY 2014

Horniman Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, 9am – 1.30pm

A locally sourced, locally sold farmers’ market selling vegetables, meat, fish, bread, flowers, hot food and much more in our glorious Gardens. Free entry

May Half Term: Mon 26th – Fri May 30th

Family Art Fun

Mon 26th – Fri May 30th 11am – 2.45pm

Join free and fabulous Horniman craft activities inspired by springtime and the Chelsea Fringe Festival. Make beautiful flowers and nature nests.

Free but ticketed on the day. Children must be 3+ and accompanied by an adult.

Discovery For All

Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Friday May 30th

2-3.30pm

Visit our Hands On Base and explore its thousands of real objects from around the world. Everyone welcome. Free

Nature Explorers- Pond Dipping

Tuesday May 27th 11am, 1.15pm, 3pm

Try your hand at pond dipping in this fun family session exploring the summer environment in the Nature Trail pond. Suitable for ages 5+.

Tickets: Child £2. Buy on the day.

Nature Trail Discovery

Wednesday May 28th  2pm – 3.30pm

Discover our mile-long Nature Trail, the oldest in London. Encounter wildlife and pond, meadow and log pile habitats. Suitable for ages 3+.

Free but tickets required.

Nature Explorers – Minibeast Safari

Thursday May 29th, 11am, 1.15pm, 3pm

A fun family session exploring the summer environment in the Nature Trail’s meadow and log pile habitats. Suitable for ages three+.

Tickets: Child £2. Buy on the day.

Up the Garden Path with Miss Horniman

Friday May 30th, 11.30am, 1.15pm, 3pm

Miss Horniman leads you on a story telling tour of the Gardens to discover its stories and secrets. Free.

Regular and weekend family programme

Busy Bees

Every Tuesday and Wednesday except May 13th, 14th, 27th and 28th

10.30am, 11.15am, 12.00pm

Lively sessions for Under 5s and their parents/carers. Activities change each week and include stories and songs or simple art and craft.

Hands on Base/Pavilion

Free. Collect tickets from the Ticket Desk area or Pavilion on the day. Please note: these sessions are not suitable for nursery school groups.

Hands on Family Workshops

Every Saturday, 11.45am & 1pm

Discover and handle real museum objects in these popular themed sessions for families.

May 3rd: Hands on Costume

May 10th: Hands on Extremes

May 17th: Hands on Toys

May 24th– A deaf-led BSL session, interpreted into English, for Deaf Awareness Week: Hands on Toys

May 31st : Hands on Puppets

Free. For families with children aged three+.

Art Makers

Every Saturday, 1.30pm & 2.45pm

Have fun with different art techniques to create something fabulous to take home inspired by the Horniman’s collections or seasonal celebrations.

May 3rd: Garden Bells

May 10th and 17th: Kite Window Decorations

May 24th and 31st: Giant Flower Masks (Chelsea Fringe Festival event)

Tickets: £3 Child, adults free. For families with children aged 3+.

A World of Stories

Every Sunday except April 20th, 2pm & 3.15pm

Our popular storytellers bring the Horniman’s collections and Gardens alive with enchanting stories from around the world.

Free. For families with children aged five+.

Discovery for All

Every Sunday except April 20th, 11.30am – 1pm

Come and visit our Hands On Base and explore its thousands of real objects from around the world.

Free. Everyone welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

JUNE 2014

Horniman Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, 9am – 1.30pm

A locally sourced, locally sold farmers’ market selling vegetables, meat, fish, bread, flowers, hot food and much more in our glorious Gardens.
Free entry

Refugee Week: Fairbeats!

Saturday 21 June, 11am – 3pm

Children from Fairbeats! will share the music they have been making through a series of performances and short workshops. Fairbeats! works with Action for Refugees in Lewisham running music classes and activities for children aged 5-11 years. Everyone welcome.

Free

Chelsea Fringe at the Horniman:

Gardens Festival

Sunday 8 June, 12-5pm

Join in a special gardening celebration in the Horniman Gardens as part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival. Enjoy guerrilla gardening workshops, swing, jazz and blues on the Bandstand with Ronnie Scott’s resident singer Kai Hoffman, garden comedy, vegetable instrument making workshops, garden tours with our Head of Horticulture and family activities.

Free

Regular and weekend family programme

Busy Bees

Every Tuesday and Wednesday except 10 and 18 June

10.30am, 11.15am, 12.00pm

Lively sessions for Under 5s and their parents/carers. Activities change each week and include stories and songs or simple art and craft.

Hands on Base/Pavilion

Free. Collect tickets from the Ticket Desk area or Pavilion on the day. Please note: these sessions are not suitable for nursery school groups.

Hands on Family Workshops

Every Saturday, 11.45am & 1pm

Discover and handle real museum objects in these popular themed sessions for families.

7 June: Hands on Animals

14 June: Hands on Planet Earth

21 June: Hands on Music

28 June: Hands on Masks

Free. For families with children aged 3+.

Art Makers

Every Saturday, 1.30pm & 2.45pm

Have fun with different art techniques to create something fabulous to take home inspired by the Horniman’s collections or seasonal celebrations.

7 & 14 June: Bobbing Butterflies

21 June: Caterpillar Maracas

28 June: Creepy Crawly Puppets

Tickets: £3 Child, adults free. For families with children aged 3+.

A World of Stories

Every Sunday, 2pm & 3.15pm

Our popular storytellers bring the Horniman’s collections and Gardens alive with enchanting stories from around the world.

Free. For families with children aged 5+.

Discovery for All

Every Sunday, 11.30am – 1pm

Come and visit our Hands On Base and explore its thousands of real objects from around the world.

Free. Everyone welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Horniman Museum and Gardens is joint winner of the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2013, run by Kids in Museums and judged by families.
The Horniman Museum and Gardens is core-funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and since 1990 has been governed by an independent charitable trust, registered charity no. 802725. The Horniman Museum and Gardens also receives funding from Arts Council England as one of its Major partner museums.
Opening times and admission. The Horniman Museum is open daily 10.30am-5.30pm, except 24 – 26 December, when it is closed. The Gardens open at 7.15am Monday to Saturday and 8.00am on Sunday and Bank Holidays, and close at sunset. Entry to the Museum and Gardens is free but charges apply for the Aquarium and some special exhibitions and events.
Access. The Museum and the Gardens are both wheelchair and pushchair friendly with accessible toilets. Limited on-site parking is available for disabled visitors – call 020 8699 1872.
Travel. The Horniman is situated on the South Circular Road (A205) in Forest Hill, London. It can be reached easily by train to Forest Hill from Highbury and Islington, Whitechapel and Canada Water (on the London Overground line), London Bridge (13 minutes), London Victoria, Clapham Junction and  East Croydon, and by local buses (176, 185, 356, P4).

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