Crystal Palace International Film Festival's ANIMATION SPECTACULAR

Crystal Palace International Film Festival’s ANIMATION SPECTACULAR

Friday 21st April, 7:45PM – stick it in your diary! We are screening the pick of the Animations screened at CPIFF since 2010 with an emphasis on the earlier films.

We are at the magnificent grade 2 listed Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Hill, SE25 6UB. Animation Night usually sells out so please get your tickets early. Also it is a fund raiser for CPIFF 2017 so do support us, the more the merrier.

Food is on sale from the always scrumptious Comfort & Joy. Bar available.

To book tickets (£10) please go to (Source CPIFF)


Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Lambeth.

Police were called at 12:19hrs on Monday, 27 March to reports of an assault in Battenberg Walk, Gipsy Hill, SE19.

Officers attended and found a 20-year-old man with multiple stab wounds. London Ambulance Service attended and took the victim to a south London hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Police believe two male suspects are involved.

Detective Constable Richard Mosford from Lambeth CID said: “This was a frenzied attack that has left the victim with serious injuries. As a result, there will be an increased police presence in the local area for reassurance.

“We would appeal for any witnesses or anyone who has information about the attack to contact Lambeth CID so we can bring those responsible to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Lambeth CID on 07785 774 447 (available 24-hours a day).

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at (Source Met Police press release)

SIMPLY TAY BEST samosas – at Crystal Palace food market

Guest lunch – Simply Tay Tayyaba is making us “Chicken korma or cauliflower & potato curry. Served with rice and daahl. Plus veggie samosas with scotch bonnet chill chutney.”

Smoked Produce – London Smoke and Cure  Ross says “It’s going to be a beautiful weekend and we’ve got some amazing bacons for you to make sure it stays that way – dry back, streaky, smokey, sweet, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. We traditionally cured Gill Wing pork, which is then air dried and hand sliced thickly – you can just imagine the great smells wafting round the house on Sunday morning.

Added to that we’ve got a whole selection of delicious pasturized and unpasturised cheese, smoked and unsmoked, including some superb Telaggio DOP, a new smoked Chaource, some lovely boxes of Camembert and of course those stunning little Pie d’Angloys.
London Smoke & Cure: Rib cured Jacob’s Ladder

Onto the meats and we’ll have some of our classics – smoked duck, chicken and cured beef-rib, but we’ve got some stunning little air-dried charcuterie as well – Coppa and Speck. Come down and try some.  And last but not least, we’ll have just a few pots of that hot-smoked salmon pate that went so fast last week. Exceptionally fresh, all natural and full of flavour. See y’all there.”

Preserves – Fruition Preserves Wendy says “We have stocked up, ready for Spring breakfasts, with our range of fruit Compotes. We have rhubarb, plum, gooseberry, cherry and summer fruits; all delicious with Greek yoghurt and our own hand-roasted Granola. We will also have our signature homemade low-sugar, salt and gluten free ketchups. Finally we have limited edition marmalades; our rich bitter-sweet Seville Orange and the return of our zesty fresh Sicilian Lemon Marmalade.”
Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Gluten free tarts

Gluten free – Elvira’s Secret Pantry Elvira is cooking up “Cakes – NEW cherry cake, berry muffins, chocolate and pear cake, lemon and poppy seed polenta cake, carrot and pistachio mini loaves, blueberry and almond tart. Savouries – NEW peas and courgette quiche, asparagus and artichokes flan, spinach and leek flan, tomato and olives tartlets, sausage rolls, plus a selection of vegan tartlets.”

Beer – Hiver Beers Beer made with honey. Speak to Richard on the stall for a taster.

Chocolates & raw vegan cakes – Blowing Dandelion Made by Michaela in her Crystal Palace chocolaterie.

By Apulia: Olive oils

Olive oil & more – By Apulia  Giovanni will be back with olive oils – extra virgin and flavoured, organic pastas and homemade sauces.  Deals available – ask at the stall.

Cheese & cured meats – Capo Caccia Antonio says “I’ll have brand new cacciotta with truffle and pecorino blue cheese plus the organic saffron pecorino and aged mozzarella peretha. Cured beef Bresaola and Pork loin Mustela.”

Weekly stalls – courtyard site

Wine Scouts: A good excuse to drink tasters all day

Wine – Wine Scouts Natural wines, championing established and emerging producers who work on tiny estates across Europe producing organic, biodynamic and low-intervention wines. Pedro says “We’ll open a beautiful white wine from the Basque Country in Northern Spain. This is what they drink in the tabernas of Bilbao and San Sebastián with their delicious tapas and pinchos. Txakoli de Getaria Armeztoi: fine and sophisticated fragrance of green apples and grapes. The palate bursts with citrus and exotic fruits. And it has cheerful bubbles. Yum!”

Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Sarah says, “Good news for Vegans –bioD is back!  We’ve done a bit more research and can’t ignore the fact that bioD comes out ahead of Ecover in every category in the latest Ethical Consumer survey so despite the plastic we’ve decided we’ve got to have it back.  Apologies to any Ecover stalwarts – we do still have some Laundry Liquid, Fabric Conditioner and Multisurface Cleaner so come and fill up while stocks last.

New in this week: Italian Black Rice – High in antioxidants, protein and fibre, very tasty and a beautiful purple black colour when cooked.  We’ve also added Echinacea Purpurea Root and Marshmallow Root to our already very comprehensive list of organic herbs and spices.  Come and check out just how beautiful they look and smell.  No comparison with tea bags and pre-packs!!

Back in stock: Organic Matcha Powder

Have you tried our very own handmade Energy Balls yet?  100% organic and vegan – genuinely healthy snacks that also taste scrumptious.  This week: Apricot, Cardamom & Cashew and Pecan, Date and Cacao.

You can order in advance by email and pick up from us Friday or Saturday.  Click here for the order form.”

Lunch – Return to Shashamane Emilia is making us “Salads & sauces – chickpea salad with wakame seaweed; kidney beans with cardamom seeds and fresh tarragon;butter beans toasted with seeds and herbs; Mexican cabbage salad with herbs, chillies and onion; polenta chips with rosemary; coriander chimmichurri sauce; brown rice  salad with linseed , basil, pomegranates and rocket. Hot – butter beans puree; spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; lentil tikka masala stew.”

Bread & patisserie –  Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie Bread & pastries, made in SE London.  See Trisha on the stall.

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

Weekly stalls – Antenna Cafe site

Lunch – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous (enormous) scotch eggs.

Lunch – Meru Galettes  Sweet & savoury galettes and crepes. The new special galette is caramelised onions, slow roasted tomatoes, cheese, salad, seeds and chilli .

Brett & Bailey: Lemon chiffon cake

Cakes – Brett & Bailey  Joe says “On this week’s cake parade you can expect a multitude of seasonal B&B classics. We’ll have our rich and malty chocolate Guinness, our lightest ever citrus chiffon, classic double carrot, gorgeous Rhubarbra Streisand, and the Speckled Egg too (well, it’s nearly Easter).

You’ll also need to save room for some white chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake, blueberry streusel, scrumptious raspberry bakewells, peanut butter bars, indulgently gooey dark chocolate brownies, peanut butter cookies, semlor, sticky buns and cardamom knots.  We’ll have plenty of jars of our Great Taste Award-winning marmalade too.  Missing the market? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open.  See you soon!”

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

Brockmans: Radishes

Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project), selling locally grown food from our community gardens & gluts.

Meat – Gill Wing Farm Andrew butchers much of the meat himself – find him on the stall most weeks.  Andrew tells me this week he’ll have chicken all sorts (whole, breast, thighs & drums) Sussex beef topside sirloin minced steak and diced steaks sausage and chips wild garlic kofta bacon streaky and back Pevensey marsh lamb all cuts chops minced leg shoulders don’t forget to order your Pevensey marsh lamb for easter

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

Fish – Veasey’s Please check out our recipe of the month it’s a good one! Simple but very tasty. Cornish Hake with a lemon & rosemary crumb served with crushed new potatoes.”  To order call 01342 822906 or email

Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace  They’re back!

Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe

Job Opportunities at Library

Crystal Palace Transition Town – March newsletter now out.

Crystal Palace Transition Town Choir Meets every Wednesday at the Paxton Centre. All voices welcome.

The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. They currently need washing up liquid, clothes washing powder, tinned carrots, UHT custard and tinned meat (not pork).  Latest drop off (Tuesday 28 March) 28 kilos.  Total donated so far 1294.7kg.

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.

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

New community arts space on Anerley Hill – The Paxton Centre.  There’s lots going on.  Check out their facebook page for all the goss.

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)



Get your motor running for London’s Motorsport at the Palace, a two-day event celebrating all eras of motoring, on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August 2017.

Held at Crystal Palace, one of the oldest venues used for racing in the world and the first place from which live televised motor-racing was ever broadcast, the event attracts motorsport fans, classic car and bike enthusiasts and thousands of visitors looking for a fun family day out over the bank holiday weekend.

At the heart of the event is the motorsport. Using parts of the iconic racing circuit that still runs throughout the park the two day sprint will showcase racing cars from all eras ranging from prewar leviathans to modern day supercars. Get up close and personal to a heady mix of metal in the shows paddock area before watching the cars tear off down the strip in the hope of beating the lap record as the likes of Sir Stirling Moss and James Hunt have done before them.

The show field will house hundreds of classic cars and bikes as more than forty clubs and their members display their pride and joys. Live music, trade stands, fun fair rides, children’s entertainers, stunt performers and food stalls complete the mix.

Tickets are now on sale, with adults passes from £12 when booked in advance. NEW FOR 2017 – Children under 15 go free when accompanied by a paying adult. Don’t miss out on this superb August Bank Holiday day out for all the family. For more information / tickets please visit

We are delighted to announce our winners for our photographic competition, My Photo, Our Sydenham chosen by our curators, James Hodgson and Emma O’Rourke.  

1st Prize to David Nicholls for his photo of ‘St Bartholomew’s Church’, 2nd Prize to George Gannon’s reflective ‘Istanbul’ and 3rd Prize to Steve Myles for his portrait, ‘Count Pierre’.

In our Young Person’s Category joint place are Charlotte Purves from Sydenham high school for her photo of ‘Poppy’ her Cockapoo and Reginald Senelorm’s ‘Puddle’ from Forest Hill boys.  All our winners are featured on our Facebook page.

Charlotte also won the People’s Choice overall voted by you the public. Congratulations to all our winners and special thanks to all of the contributions submitted.

If you missed our shortlisted entries, My Photo, Our Sydenham, along with our travelling exhibition has moved to Sydenham Community Library.

With grateful thanks to our sponsors L&Q, Lewisham council, Positive Ageing and Property World.  With generous prizes from Kirkdale Bookshop, Rachel Rimell Photography, The National Portrait Gallery, On the Hoof and The Dolphin.

We are busy planning our summer programme which takes place during 6 – 16 July 2017.  (Source: Sydenham Arts)


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