YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT – TALK AT JOE’S BAR TONIGHT (MONDAY) ……..and LOTS more events….and one missing pussycat


Confused about what carbs, fats and proteins to eat? Want to know how to get more nutrients into your meals? Interested in keeping your weight and energy balanced? Want to know how to build muscle or lose fat?

Then don’t miss Dr Shideh Pouria’s talk and Q&A this coming Monday at Joe’s Bar, Church Road (opposite the cinema building)7.15 – 9.30, about what to eat and what not to eat, and why. Shideh is the co-president of the British Institute of Ecological Medicine and ex-renal consultant at Guy’s.

Following Shideh, you can hear the fascinating story of Luke Weal and how he used nutrition to compete and train in Men’s Physique events. Luke will share the good, the bad and the useful from his time in this world.

You’ll also get the chance to meet and chat to Colin from Planta, manager of our local health food shop.

These events are organised by our very own Karen Jones.  £6 on the door. (Source: Crystal Palace Food Market)



Crystal Palace Business Bagel is back on Tuesday January 23rd at 7.30am and again at 10am. Venue: Upper Norwood Library Hub 39-41 Westow Hill SE19 1TJ. Tickets £20.


A 14-month old tabby named Bibi went missing from Haynes Lane yesterday morning (Thursday January 18th). Last seen pushing her way through bushes towards Domali and other Westow Street businesses.

No collar but she is microchipped and has a short-haired patch on her left side from neutering. Please text 07812 397 956 or 07709 564 567. Thanks.

Bookseller Crow, Westow Street SE19


UPPER NORWOOD BOOK CLUB’S next title to discuss at the library hub, Westow Hill on Saturday 3rd February is The Girls by Emma Cline.


Upper Norwood library hub have responded to criticism on social media about their children’s Christmas party which charged £15 for admission.

Comments were: “It’s the only library in the borough (of Lambeth) to have a kids’ Christmas party that CHARGED – £15 PER KID!!!!” and “A disgrace on all counts. “Is that cos only ppl who can afford to pay £15 per child are welcome? “Subscription libraries next perhaps? “Wrong beyond measure.”

A library hub spokeswoman told News From Crystal Palace: “Thanks for the chance to respond to the comments made on social media about our children’s Christmas party.

“As you know we run a wide range of events and activities, many of which are free or low cost. “Other activities (normally organised by an external provider) have a charge.

“The event in question was hosted by the library hub and delivered by Zebadee Children’s Parties. “As such it was devised in line with what they charge as a commercial enterprise and in order to bring some money into the library hub once food, entertainers, entertainment, resources, food and gift for the children had been purchased.

“We will continue to strive to strike the right balance between free and low cost activities at the library hub whilst still allowing the opportunity for exciting one-off events such as the above, and will ensure such events are accessible to a rich diversity of people in the community.”



Here’s a very special musical event for your diary: at 7:30 in the evening of Sunday, February 11th in Crystal Palace, a specially assembled chamber orchestra – Palace Virtuosi – with a stellar set of soloists, perform some of the best loved string repertoire for an extraordinary cause.

In the stunningly beautiful setting of St John’s the Evangelist church, and with a programme that includes Vivaldi’s “Winter” from the Four Seasons and Tchaikovsky’s ravishing Serenade for Strings, they’ll be raising money for a children’s charity called Their Lives.

Matter, based in Tanzania, is transforming the lives of some of the country’s poorest children, stricken with cancer. This incredible charity has not only sent local cancer survival rates skyrocketing through brand new treatment facilities, expertise and medical supplies, but given those kids laughter and fresh hope through entertainment and education.

London musicians, Jo Watts and Chris Fish, are the driving force behind the Palace Virtuosi concert. They have directly witnessed the charity’s transformative work in Africa, and in 2013, launched the Grade-One-athon in which players took a Grade One exam on a brand new instrument, capturing the imagination of musicians across Britain and raising thousands for the charity.

For the February 11th concert, Jo and Chris have invited some of their most talented colleagues from across Britain and Ireland, including players from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English National Opera, the RTE National Symphony Orchestra the English Chamber Orchestra, the Tippett Quartet, and the new musical Hamilton.

Each player is giving their time completely free of charge, so every single penny goes to Their Lives Matter in Tanzania.

Enjoy a wonderful evening with some of the finest musicians in the country playing your favourite music, have a glass of wine, and help an extraordinary cause that is changing young lives.

Palace Virtuosi – Inaugural Charity Concert Sunday February 11th, 7:30 pm Bach: Concerto for two violins in D minor Vivaldi: Concerto for two cellos in G minor Mozart: Divertimento in B flat major Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F minor “Winter” Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings Director/soloist: Patrick Savage Soloists: Bozidar Vukotic, Chris Fish, Helena Wood, David O’Leary

St John the Evangelist Church, corner of Auckland Rd/ Sylvan Rd, Crystal Palace SE19 2RX Tickets: £15 at the door and online at Or if you can’t make it and you’d like to donate to TLM, you can do it via: (Source: Palace Virtuosi)


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