Film makers from all over the world are converging on Crystal Palace – to see their movies shown at the Crystal Palace International Film Festival.

A film festival spokesman said: “We have lots of Q & As with film makers on most nights and have film makers flying in from all over the world.

“The makers of ‘POP-UP’ a UK premiere, are coming all the way from Australia (Stanley Halls, Tues Nov 1st, 7.45pm); the producer of ‘The Dark Tapes’ (St John’s church,Fri 4th 7.45pm) flies in from the USA;

the makers of ‘The Alcoholist’ also a UK premiere, (Thurs 17th, Virgo Fidelis, 7.45pm) are coming from Italy.”the maker of ‘Shaky Girl’ flies in from Japan for the gala finale at Stanley Halls on Sat 19th Nov)


Upper Norwood Library Book Club’s next meeting is on Saturday 5th November at 2.30pm, when they will be discussing Dead Simple by Peter James. Venue: meeting room at Upper Norwood joint  library / community hub.THE STORY OF THE VICAR’S  OAK….

… the subject of research sessions being held at Upper Norwood joint library and community hub on Westow Hill on Saturday 29th October; Saturday 5th November (both 11am to 1pm) and Thursday 17th November from 6pm to 9pm. There will also be a visit to Bromley archive on Thursday November 10th (meet 5pm at the library).

The research sessions are to produce a new heritage leaflet about the oak, which once marked various parish boundaries.

Please contact for further info.


Crystal Palace food market Saturday 29th October

We collect for our local food bank every week and dropping off your donations is one of the highlights of our week. Last week we even had some of Simply Tay’s lovely samosas to hand around – they went down very well!

Currently the food bank is low on: tinned fruit (or fresh apples in good condition); long life milk; good quality tinned meat (anything other than pork); rice pudding; custard (premade is good, as often this food goes to people who don’t have money for gas to cook).  Find the yellow bucket on the Patchwork Farm stall. Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who voted us onto the Timeout Love London Awards shortlist 2016 .  Vote for your favourites in Crystal Palace here (we’re listed under shops – I guess 22 stalls adds up to a big shop!).  A vote for us is of course a vote for all our local stall holders and small farms, and it means a great deal to them all.

Vote here for the Timeout Love London Awards.

Guest stalls this week – Antenna Cafe site

ClaraFlora: She’s back!

Lunch – Meru Galettes Love the special goats cheese, roasted red pepper, mushroom & homemade chilli sauce galette? This week is the last chance to have one – the special will change next Saturday.

Flowers – ClaraFlora Grown by Clare just down the road.

2nd hand clothes – Designer Clothes 2nd Chance Francesca says “I’ll be selling almost new and mint condition items, colder climate version. Ghost Jigsaw Next Phase8 Office and more. There will also be a few boxes of my limited edition Jigsaw ‘Death and the Clone’ the perfect accessory to your Halloween festivity. All ranging from £ 5.00 to £ 70.00. See you on Saturday.”

Chocolates – made by Danielle in Crystal Palace.

Face painting – with Jacqueline With lots of gory fake blood, and of course, glitter.

Guest stalls this week – Courtyard site

Nicki’s Mushrooms & Cheese: Plus truffle oils

Cheese & mushrooms – Nicki’s Mushrooms Nicki is bringing us “Exotic mushrooms, truffle oils, truffle salt, sea salt, and more truffle produce. locally sourced cheeses as well as the Welsh black bomber and French Comte.”

Beer – The Craft Beer Cab Company

Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro says “This Saturday we’ll open to taste a crunchy, pure red wine from Piedmont in Italy, the organic Principiano Ferdinando Dosset: on the nose, notes of violets and cherries with a hint of earth. On the palate, fresh and clean red berries with a slightly spicy edge. Look out for flavours of almonds and liquorice. Ferdinando farms biodynamically, using no chemicals in the vineyards or sulphur in the cellar.”

Save Central Hill Community – support our neighbours & find out more about the proposed demolition of the estate, and how it would everyone in the area.  Also, hear about the recent awareness raising night held at Domali.

Weekly stalls – Courtyard site

The Store Cupboard: They now sell tea to drink there or loose leaf to take home

Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Sarah says “Did you know we sell cold pressed organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil?  Beautiful golden green in colour with a smooth rich flavour. Delicious in salad dressings, pesto and for cooking or just for dipping our BreadBread focaccia in.
Bring your own bottle for a refill with a 5% discount.”

Pre-ordering – you can pop in and leave your order with us and we will get it packed up ready for you to collect when you’ve done the rest of your shopping.  You can also email us your orders for collection on Friday or Saturday and pay on collection [cash or card].

Takeaway teas – you can now get a whole range of organic herbal teas to warm your cockles on these brisker autumn days.  Black, Green Sencha & Rooibos also available.  Or ask for a little taster of any of our teas to help you decide which ones you like.  We look forward to seeing you soon!”  For more updates, like them on Facebookor follow them on twitter.

Claude’s Boulangerie: Check out those pastries

Bread & patisserie –  Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie  Dwight says “You must try our Rustic Bread Old fashion French light brown bread. Sourdough lovers should try it despite it’s a proper sourdough as it uses yeast – it has amazing texture slightly chewy with a thin crust lightly dark which gives it a perfect contrast between the inside and the crusts. Plus kids love it too. New bread multi cereal : Brown bread with organic Wholemeal flour, organic white flour, cereals salt , yeast and water. Great loaf for breakfast easy to digest. See you at the market.”

Collectables market –  our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.

Weekly stalls – Antenna Cafe site

Comfort & Joy: Wraps, salads & pies

Lunch – Comfort & Joy Deli stall selling salads, pies, wraps (hot or cold), pies, thai chicken curry from Andrea.

Lunch – Meru Galettes Sweet & savoury crepes & galettes, made by Gabriel & Michelle.

Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “You’ll find no spooky tricks on our stall this weekend, just an abundance of scrumptious treats.  Arrive early for a slice of our brand new chocolate noisette gateau with candied hazelnuts. Meanwhile, two old autumnal favourites will make a comeback: ginger and caramelised orange cake (made with grated fresh ginger for an extra bit of fire), and a spectacularly decadent mocha cheesecake with salted caramel and physalis.

We’ll also have all the usual favourites, including plum crumble cake, double carrot cake, apple and salted caramel cake, peanut butter bars, milk chocolate and peanut cookies, sticky buns, and dark chocolate brownies with pecans and white chocolate chunks.  Plus! Bomboloni filled with pistachio cream (by special request from Nicki at the mushrooms stall), jars of our speciality handmade jams, slices of our highly-recommended pumpkin pecan pie, and a bushel of toffee apples (organic of course).  Missing the market? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open.  See you soon!”

Brambletye: Proper orchard eggs & the best apples

Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.

Brockmans – Jason says “BIG beautiful Biodynamic January Kings and Spring Greens feature this week. Other new lines include Spaghetti Squash, Fennel and a variety of Peppers. Also despite the colder weather we still have Tomatoes and Aubergines from the tunnels. All in all we will be bringing a wide variety of fantastic fresh produce to markets this weekend.  Plus – Gala Apples; Conference Pears; 4 Varieties of Squash; Rainbow Carrots; 4 Varieties of Kale; Lettuces; Mixed salad; Baking Potatoes; Cucumbers; Celery; Onions; Leeks; 3 Types of Beetroot; Turmeric & Ginger.”

Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project), selling locally grown food from our community gardens & gluts.  Get involved and bring in your gluts – or come and man the stall for an hour or so on a Saturday (email Christine if you’re interested in either).  Quinces coming in this week.  Get your copy of21 stories from Transition book – where the market & Patchwork Farm are featured.  Find out more about Transition Towns.

Gill Wing Farm: Farmer/butcher Andrew

Meat – Gill Wing Farm Meat produced sustainably in East Sussex and Kent.  We’ll have lamb and chickens from Gill Wing Farm – beef from Tottingworth Farm in Heathfield, and fresh wild venison direct from High Hearstwood.   Find sausages (beef, lamb, venison), slow roasts, mince, joints and whole chickens too.  Andrew butchers much of the meat himself – find him on the stall most weeks.

Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organically produced in Kent.

Fish – Veasey’s Dan will be on the stall on Saturday. We’ve missed you Dan!  Orders can be taken over email, by phone 01342 822906, via dm on twitter @fishmongersFR or even by Royal Mail.  Veasey’s will do everything to accommodate your seafood needs.  Check out their recipes here.

Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace Jewellery by Pranetta.

Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.


Foodbank: Giving out samosas kindly donated by Simply Tay

The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. Latest drop off (Tuesday 25 October) 21.7 kilos, plus a whole load of samosas donated by Simply Tay.  Total donated so far 1071.7 kilos.

News From Crystal Palace – we love this local news page from our friend, journalist Jerry Green.

Our neighbours – Antenna Studios  Music, dance, performances, practice, recording & more. Also loads of great classes and the best coffee in the Palace.

New Crystal Palace Transition Town Choir – Katie Rose says “It’s long been a dream of mine to run a choir with Crystal Palace Transition Town friends and it’s now coming true at Crystal Palace’s beautiful new arts centre The Paxton Centre – yay! Come and join the chorus from Nov 2nd – we’ll be warbling and wassailing into midwinter – all voices welcome!”

Check out the new community arts space on Anerley Hill – The Paxton Centre.  Here’s their latest newsletter.

We are proud to be part of Crystal Palace Transition Town.  Wondering who we are, what we do, or how you could get involved? Our blog section is a great place to start or this talk given by Joe Duggan, one of the co-chairs.

Follow us on twitter @CPFoodMarket or join us on Facebook.

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

Now on two sites – the normal Antenna car park site and also in the Haynes Lane market courtyard.

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

West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market.  Their shopping list  – which changes every so often. – can be found at

(The above is copied from an email; which mentions various links – for full links please go to the market website – Thanks)


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