EVENTS: CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL …and munch, munch more…PEACE!

 

PLEASE SEE: CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL: UP IN THE PALACE…….JUNE 11th to 17th and CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME SATURDAY JUNE 16th ELSEWHERE ON THIS WEBSITE – THANKS.

 

CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET THIS SATURDAY 10 am to 3pm HAYNES LANE off WESTOW STREET “Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”

 

Eat your heart out, Chelsea – Enmore Road’s allotmenteers are showing the rest of SE25 what they’ve been up to for the last year. There’ll be tea and cake in the marquee, plants and produce to buy, and activities to keep the kids occupied while you have a look around.

Saturday, 16 June 1pm-4pm
Entrance between 40 and 42 Enmore Road.

And do check out what the volunteers at the Portland Road Community Garden have been doing that morning. Or even come a bit early and give them a hand.
SATURDAY JUNE 16th – SATURDAY JUNE 23rd

FESTIVAL OF PEACE

 

Festival of Peace Launches on 16th June!!
We are so looking forward to a wonderful week of art, music, dialogue,
poetry, dance, storytelling and more…
http://festivalofpeacecroydon.org/full-programme/

Featuring Special Community Performances of the
London Mozart Player’s #AnthemForPeace
Festival Launch  16th June @ Summer of Love Festival, Wandle Park 
Come and Learn the Anthem for Peace with LMP Players and children from Ecclesbourne School.
Festival Finale – 23rd June @ Peace & Well Being Festival, Park Hill Park –  closing performance Anthem for Peace featuring LMP Brass players, local brass groups, spoken word by Shaniqua Benjamin and dancers led by Anusha Subramanyam.

Join us for a wonderful week of celebrating Peace!
Do explore our programme of special events
http://festivalofpeacecroydon.org/full-programme/

Anthem For Peace Education Pack/Workshops
Please let us know if your school/ group would like an Education Pack,
Music Workshop facilitated by London Mozart Players
and/or a special Dance Workshop with Anusha Subramanyam
Email festivalofpeacecroydon@gmail.com for more detail

 

SUNDAY JUNE 17th: Handmade Palace Heritage Craft Market Sunday 17th June, 10 am – 4 pm

Following the success of the Christmas craft fair Handmade Palace again bring a collection of wonderful local craft makers to the subway.

Entrance to Crystal Palace Subway is on Crystal Palace Parade opposite the park between bus stop B and C. Please expect queues.

Note that there is no wheelchair access to the subway. Buggies, pushchairs, scooters etc. need to be left at street level.

Only assistance dogs.

THURSDAY JUNE 28th

SUPPORT AND ADVICE FOR LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AND DEVELOPMENT

June 28th at 6.30pm

Come as a visitor or book a table to showcase your services.

In collaboration with the Upper Norwood Library hub, we will be hosting an evening of business advice and start-up support. This event will feature talks on Good Employment Practice, Branding, Marketing, Social Media and Comms , IT and Security, Business Coaching, GDPR and Retail AND EXPO tables hosting professional services and local council business support.

The Business Bagel – Supporting local business

MONDAY JULY 2nd

Carnegie Library Reading Group meetings

We shall next be meeting on Monday 2nd July at 7pm to discuss The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker.  Copies finally arrived last week at Carnegie Library after I re-sent them so there should be some on the reservation shelf there; I’ve issued them to my Reading Group ticket so feel free to pick one up and go.  If there are no copies when you go to the library, please drop me a line and I’ll have more sent over.  We’ll be meeting at St. Saviour’s Parish Hall on Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AY: http://www.hernehill.org.uk/places/st-saviours-hall

At our last meeting we discussed The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter, which I chose because other suggested titles were not available and because I had enjoyed discussing it with my previous reading group.  We all agreed that the book had a highly visual opening sequence, setting the tone of magic realism with its fantastical quality and Carter’s obvious use of sexual metaphor.  Some found the beginning too absurd and laden with symbolism to truly enjoy the story, which only got worse with the introduction of the oddball Flower family.  Others appreciated the deceptive simplicity of Carter’s writing, finding the eccentricities of the ‘cast’ intriguing, with much to ponder on the muteness of Margaret and the tyranny of Philip.  We talked about the timeless feel of the text, as though Carter is deliberately discombobulating the reader (and Melanie) further in this odd world.  We also picked over (conscious or subconscious on Carter’s part, we weren’t sure) literary nods: the ‘Dickensian’ aspect of the Flower family’s lifestyle and dress, the ‘girl’s adventure’ way that Melanie finds herself orphaned and then off on a (mis)adventure.  We talked about many other things that I can’t recall right now, so feel free to jog my memory if you were there!

We rated Angela Carter’s The Magic Toyshop 7 out of 10, with scores ranging from 1 to 9.

SATURDAY JULY 7th

UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

Next reading group session will be discussing Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (as Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace has apparently gone missing!) 2.30pm.

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