Join us for an evening celebrating the birth, death and rebirth of Paxton’s Great Crystal Palace! On November 30th 81 years ago the Crystal Palace famously burned down.

We will be commemorating with music, art and drama led by the Crystal Palace Re Enactment Society performing ‘Joseph and His Amazing Crystal Palace’ and guests can participate!

This event will be preceded by a free guided tour of the site. To take part join the group meeting at Crystal Palace Train Station at 6pm and returning at 7.30pm.

Our bar & cafe will be serving beers, wines, hot and soft drinks.

Tickets for the this event are free and you can register your place by following the link here..

Thu 30 November 2017 19:30 – 23:00 GMT Paxton Centre (former Paxton Arms pub) 52 Anerley Hill SE19 2AE


Black Friday? Pah to that I say.  Come along for normal weekly goodness at the market – join us in supporting small farmers & local producers.  DJ Tunji will be spinning tunes in the courtyard and Zak will be making excellent coffee at Antenna Cafe.

Lunch – Chilli Brothers   The Schnitzel: Lightly crumbed chicken fillet served with our very own artisan chilli sauce & condiments. Great British: Schnitzel served with bacon, hispi cabbage, sauteed onion, topped with melted cheese & redcurrant relish.   Swiss: Schnitzel served with raclette cheese, mushrooms, pickles, sauteed onion & Swiss condiments. Tropical: Schnitzel served with bacon, pineapple, cheese & our own Scotch mist bonnet sauce. Thai: Schnitzel served with fried onion, spicy peanut sauce, rocket & coriander.  Don’t worry, they will have their amazing coconut and chilli sauces for sale too.

Breakfast & lunch – Meru Galettes Made by Michelle & Gabriel.

Vegan lunch – Two Little Tarts  Savoury: Falafel tarts with the option of plain humous or a seaweed humous . Sweet: Pb cookie dough tarts . Choc mint tarts . Carrot cake tarts . Mini salted caramel tarts . Ginger and chocolate balls . Christmas pudding balls . Lemon and blueberry polenta loaf . Cherry almond and orange polenta loaf . Spiced apple muffins

Lunch & deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous (enormous) scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.

NEW STALL Nut Blends Gabriella says, “Our mission is to change the way people think about sugar and provide a naturally delicious alternative in every spoonful.  We currently have four flavours – Perfect, Indulgent, Golden and Praline Nut Butter. Each recipe is unique in texture and taste and we take pride in using high-quality ingredients that are sourced specifically for their rich and delicious flavour. Plus, we do not believe in adding any artificial ingredients: no “healthy” sugars, no agave, no coconut nectar, no honey, no fruits, no salt, no oil – nothing.”

Ferments – Thirsty House Kombucha Elizabeth says “We will be offering mulled turmeric & ginger Kombucha by the cup again as well as bottles of Rose, T&G, Beetroot & Ginger.”

Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard  Anna says “Get your bottles ready, we have olive oil back in the store: It has been a long waiting time, and we’re really sorry about this. But our new olive oil is extra delicious. It comes from Greece, and we buy it from the family business Elia Olive Oil, based in West Norwood. Come by and taste it.  We also have Apple Cider Vinegar this week!”  Card payments welcomed. We love people who bring their own containers to refill.

Local honey – P. Honey  As well as his honey, Percy is bringing “a load of lovely cosmetic products made by my family’s beekeeper friends in France… shampoo, toothpaste, creams, lip sticks, soaps and all sorts all natural all made from magical bee products such as bees wax, propolis, royal jelly and honey.”  I washed my hair with the honey and bamboo shampoo – it’s sooo soft, and I smell like summer.

Meat – Gill Wing Farm Andrew says “I’ll have sausages big and small, lamb merguez, pork belly, chops, shoulder, escalopes. Beef fillet, sirloin, rump, mince, diced.  Lamb, leg, shoulder, chops, neck fillet, mince.  Chicken, whole, breast, drumsticks, thigh, wing tips. Rabbit. Bacon.” Christmas orders being taken too.  Christmas orders must be written in the book at the stall.  Please text/ring Andrew on 07920 850653 to place any other orders.

Fish – Veasey’s   Recipe for a good Kedgeree: HERE   Place your pre-orders with us either by email on or by phone on 01342 822906.

Cheese & Charcuterie – Capo Caccia Antonio says “Ciao. This Saturday we’ve a new aged organic Pecorino Cheese, black olives, smoked ricotta, pork loin Filetto and Myrtle salami!”  Find prize winning Antonio in the courtyard.

Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organic raw milk and dairy, from farmer Steve’s closed herd on the Pevensey Levels.  They’ve just been featured on Channel 4, “A Year on the Farm” – check it out here.  NEW on the stall is organic Labneh – middle eastern inspired yoghurt – find it alongside their divine ghee, raw cream and butter.

Olive oil – Apulia  Organic extra virgin olive oils, homemade artisanal pasta (made with the best local varieties of organic wheat such as ‘Sanatore Cappelli’) and other Apulian traditional specialties, such as vegetables in olive oil, pasta sauces and baked products.

Smoked goodies – London Smoke and Cure    Check out our brand new website.  Ross says, “We’re definitely getting warmed up for Christmas now and so we’re starting to feel all warm and fuzzy. Here’s some festive things worth knowing:- Pre-orders: We’re currently taking pre-orders and giving a 10% discount for all orders over £60 placed by 9th December. Wowzers! Talk to Ross on the stall or call 07837 838 241.  Gift Ideas: This year we’re offering a range of foodie based gift options. Here’s a selection – small and large luxurious hampers, smoked food and bacon lessons, vouchers, cheese boxes, cookbooks, whole sides of salmon, bacon subscriptions or even something tailored and bespoke. Make your friends and loved ones happy!   Collection: We’ll be available at every market through to Christmas. You can collect all produce at the market up to the 23rd December or if you’d prefer, collect from the smokehouse in the Triangle.

This week at London Smoke and Cure we’ve got some brand new cheeses including that famous Montgomery’s cheddar which many of you will know. We’ll also have some wonderful fresh Pastrami and we’ve got a special on Smoked Mackerel pates. We sold out on a lot of produce last week so come early if you’re after something special. See you down there x” For any orders/parties call Ross on 07837 838 241.

Preserves – Creative Allsorts Christine says, “I really like the last November market, when it finally starts feeling like Christmas! On my table this week you’ll find gently spiced jams, jellies and marmalade, spicy chutneys and pickles, handmade apple cider vinegar to use in special salad dressings and my lovely, healthy vegetable stock paste for your stews, soups and gravies. To ward off winter dry skin and chapped lips there will be Body Scrubs and Lip Balms. I will also have some gift boxes of 3 x 110ml preserves available. Or if you want to make up a mix and match hamper of regular sized jars, I’ll have gift bags and tissue paper available for a small fee as well. And don’t forget – I can take card payments, so you can get a few presents without any excess running around for change or standing in the queue at the cash machine! See you Saturday (with extra layers and possibly a hot water bottle!)”

Gluten free – Owl Kitchen Mel is making us “Sweet – Carrot cake, chocolate brownies, chocolate lime drizzle cake, flourless chocolate orange cake, banana muffins, coffee and walnut cake. Savoury – new recipe sausage rolls, leek and smoked ham quiche.  Vegan – vegan chocolate avocado cake, vegan peanut butter squares. Sugar free & dairy free – purple velvet torte.”

Natural wine – Wine Scouts   Pedro says “I’ll open the beautiful Godello from the pioneering producer Godeval, an extra pure white wine from Northern Spain: peach, quince and lime flavours mingle with ginger, briny and mineral notes in this savoury white. Mouthwatering acidity gives this energy and drive. Firm and focused. ORGANIC.”  Pedro takes online orders too.

Bread & patisserie –  Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie Bread & pastries and brownies, all made in SE London.  Come and see Orlo or Kuba on the stall.

Cakes – Brett & Bailey   Joe says We’re so excited to announce that we feature in the South London Cook Book, which hits the stall this weekend. Starring a selection of quality Crystal Palace food businesses, as well as plenty from elsewhere in south London, the book features almost fifty recipes (including two of our very own) and will make a perfect Christmas present (especially if you’re self-gifting this year). And, when you buy the book directly from us, we’ll give you another two Brett & Bailey recipes for free. Come and have a browse!

As usual at this time of year we’re also bringing along our luxury handmade Christmas puddings with vine fruits, figs, cranberries and Pedro Ximénez sherry. We also have a very limited number of puddings that have been 12 months matured in VSOP calvados for an outstanding flavour – look out for the ones in black and bronze. Get ahead and reserve yours here.

Meanwhile, our handmade Christmas cakes feature bourbon-soaked figs and cherries, plenty of pecans, and delicate spice. Choose a cake topped with shimmering glazed fruits and nuts upon a fine dark chocolate slab, or a version with more traditional marzipan, royal icing and adorable robin decoration. This Saturdaywe’re also introducing some Christmas cake slabs – a third the size of our larger cakes – topped with cherries, pecans and Brazils.

We’ll also have plum crumble cake, chocolate Guinness, double carrot, chocolate clementine cake with chocolate bourbon ganache and home-candied peel, a rich baked chestnut cheesecake with cranberries and a dusting of fine organic cocoa, apple and salted caramel cake, peanut butter bars, pumpkin pecan pie, cardamom knots, salted chocolate and pecan brownies, sticky buns, stollen swirls, bags of snow-capped Christmas cookies with ginger, cinnamon and cloves, a basket full of cranberry, clementine and white chocolate cookies, and plenty of homemade preserves including our last couple of jars of marmalade until we start making it again in January.

Missing the market? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open. See you soon!”

Seasonal vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics

Shawls & jewellery – Anoushka She’s back!

Eco Products – Roots & Cycles Cleaning refills, reusable bamboo coffee cups, all sorts of compostable and recyclable kitchen and bathroom products and NEW plastic free toothbrushes with refillable toothpaste (spearmint & fennel).  BYO containers – #nowaste here.  Cosmo says “Extending our zero waste credentials a little further we cycled off to Leyton today to visit Funky Soaps. They offer package free, vegan, fairly traded and made in London Soap!! We can now offer you by the bar or gram for general soap, shampoo, conditioner and dog shampoo. Body wash refills to follow.”

Recycled lamps Roots & Cycles – beautiful lights made from thrown away things – Cosmo’s an electrician with an artist’s eye – come and browse.

Retro Images – Images Delmar  Dylan says “Black Friday??? Forget Black Friday! This Saturday Images Delmar brings you: BLACK & WHITE SATURDAY! 25% off ALL original Black & White pen and ink strips such as Scooby Doo, Woody Woodpecker, Monsieur Dodo, the great Inspector Gadget and Trapdoor! Also fresh in, The WOMBLES of Wimbledon full colour artwork from 1977-1978 by Jesus Blasco… it’s time to get those gift ideas in.  Remember Images Delmar also offers a simple framing service.”

Local art & crafts – Palace Makers Everything on the stall is handmade by local artists, craftspeople and designers. Come along and check it out. Palace Makers is a community stall and is part of Transition Town. If you would like to be part of this weekly stall please contact us via our Facebook page.”  Palace Maker Guest – Bitsy Bobs – Rubber stamps and festive bits.

Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.  Click here for a little peek inside.

Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe

Crystal Palace Transition Town

The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. They are running low on: tinned fruit, washing powder, pre made custard, cereals.  Thanks in advance. More details at  Latest delivery 21.4kg. Total donated so far 1580kg.

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

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.

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

Archives Awareness Week 2017

18 to 26 November. Lambeth Archives, Minet Library

Explore Your Archive is a campaign designed for archives of all kinds throughout the UK and Ireland. The aim of the week is to increase public awareness of the essential role of archives in our society, to celebrate the network of collections. The Explore Your Archive campaign, which is coordinated by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association, is now in its fourth year. This year Lambeth Archives will be hosting activities throughout the week.  For further details contact,


Drop-in workshop at Durning Library on Saturday 25th November at 11am to 3pm.  It’s an exciting opportunity for adults (and children over the age of 8) to create light installations in the form of abstract chandeliers, which will be displayed in the local community before being taken to central London to be part of the London Lumiere Festival.

Please donate your empty plastic bottles; we have a recycling bin in the corridor for this purpose. Durning Library is a Grade II listed library at 167 Kennington Lane, Kennington, London SE11. The Durning Library was built in 1889, designed by Sidney R. J. Smith, architect of Tate Britain, in the Gothic Revival style.


Tate Community Christmas Craft Market

Saturday 25 November, 10am to 4pm. Tate South Lambeth Library

Come along and buy festive gifts from local craftspeople: Jewellery, art works, cards, knitting, seasonal decorations, garden produce and sewing. For more details contact the Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library

Challenging Islamophobia in Britain

Wednesday 29 November, 6.45pm. Brixton Library

As part of Islamophobia Awareness Month, Brixton Library will host a discussion chaired by Stand Up To Racism on the rise of Islamophobia and hate crimes targeting Muslims. Islamophobia is the sharp end of an increase in racism today with Muslims increasingly scapegoated by the media and in political discourse and Muslim women being subjected to daily intimidation and attacks. Join this open meeting with speakers from local and National organisations on how we can counter discriminatory imagery and language. All welcome. #IAM2017

What is ART? A New Dictionary of Art – One word: 3,000 definitions, with Artist Robert Good

Friday 1 December, 7pm. Clapham Library

Join artist and writer Robert Good for a humorous, lively and inspiring new approach to this question. This event will mark the launch of Good’s new book, ‘What is Art?’, a Dictionary with a bit of a twist, it contains over 3000 definitions of ‘Art’ compiled from the internet via chat-rooms and discussion forums as well as from more established authorities, artists and institutions. Passions run high as formal sits alongside informal, jocular alongside vulgar. The evening will start with a short talk and reading followed by Q&A and book signing. Come along expecting to hear a new take on an old question!

Captain Swing and the Blacksmith with Beatrice Parvin

Wednesday 6 December, 7pm. Tate South Lambeth Library

Beatrice Parvin’s debut novel Captain Swing and the Blacksmith, is set in the West Country in the 1840s, a time when the area was in the grip of poverty. The book takes inspiration from British folk music and tells the story of working class people through the songs that they wrote and sang. Join Beatrice in discussion at the library.

Death and Dumplings: The Extraordinary case of Eliza Fenning who was executed in 1815

Wednesday 13 December, 7pm. Tate South Lambeth Library

A talk by Naomi Clifford, author of Women and the Gallows 1797–1837: Unfortunate Wretches and The Disappearance of Maria Glenn. All welcome.


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