Chantelle Whitehead, one of our Central Hill residents is putting on a photography exhibition in Croydon this week from Thursday 21st through to Sunday 24th June. Please go along and support if you can.
Estate of Mind – Central Hill Photography Exhibition
Hosted by Gipsy Hill – Green Party
22 year old Chantelle Whitehead is presenting a photography exhibition to raise awareness of the gentrification of the Central hill estate where she was born and raised.
Estate of mind is a photography exhibition, questioning the state behind themes of Gentrification, Slavery, Urbanisation and Feminism in Modern Day society, through the photographers eyes.
Hosted by the independent two-piece media company AxMxP based in South East London. Estate of Mind will be their debut event featuring founder Chantelle Whitehead and Managed by co founder and Events Manager Lauren-Montana.
Held at Loft Croydon Arts Store (an artist and community space, run collaboratively by a group of local arts organisations and charities) within Croydon’s Whitgift centre. This will be the first ever photography exhibition held at this space and it is due to be ground-breaking.
Solely featuring photographers of colour, AxMxP aim to stigmatise the stigma behind Croydon as well as formulating who AxMxP are and what they stand for.
Estate of Mind will also feature a ‘community wall’ including the works of young people from Mind in Croydon & local schools. All the while promoting Local businesses, creatives, AxMxP and Loft Croydon Arts Store itself.
Opening night June 21 5pm-8pm Exhibition open from 11am-5pm from 22-24
Free guided walk starting at Vicar’s Oak
Martin Knight who has generously shared his knowledge of the local area with our recent boundaries project will be leading a guided walk on Saturday 23rd June.
Meet at Vicar’s Oak, junction of Crystal Palace Parade and Anerley Hill
At 11am, Saturday 23rd June
For a 2 hour, 2 mile, guided walk
On the walk you will hear about the old Great North Wood and the activities of the Croydon Colliers that featured in ancient boundary disputes. You will visit former sources of Lambeth’s River Effra, admire the views of London from the Crystal Palace Triangle, and be introduced Camille Pissaro‘s association with the area. You will then follow the Effra watershed via Dulwich Upper Wood Nature Reserve and the former Crystal Palace High Level Railway Terminus, pausing to view the entrance to Charles Barry’s elaborate Subway into the Palace, and the railway tunnel through the ridge. You will walk back along Crystal Palace Parade to finishabout 1 pm.
FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE ON SALE AT SATURDAY’S FOOD MARKET!
We will be at the Crystal Palace Food Market in Haynes Lane this Saturday selling our fab merchandise from 10am to 3pm. There are t-shirts, mugs, bags and keyrings for sale with Rick Walker’s gorgeous design specially commissioned for the 2018 festival on them all. Click here to find the market’s location.
So if you missed out at the park on Saturday do pop down to see us and pick up your Festival merchandise!
Your feedback is needed so we can find out what worked and what didn’t and make the Festival even better.
Help us make it all even better!
Be frank, be fulsome, tell us what’s on your mind and we promise to take it all on board!
Please click here to fill out our short questionnaire – it won’t take long we promise and will really help us improve and find funding for 2019.
FESTIVAL OF PEACE FINALE
Please Join Us for the Festival Finale
Saturday 23rd June, 3-4pm
@ Peace & Well Being Festival, Park Hill Park
Special performance Anthem for Peace featuring LMP Brass players, local brass groups, spoken word by Shaniqua Benjamin and dancers led by Anusha Subramanyam.
More details here
THURSDAY JUNE 28th
BAGEL EXPO EVENT CANCELLED
We do apologise but this event has now been postponed due to a larger event being planned for next year. We would like to thank everyone involved and all tickets purchased are being refunded. We will be planning a much larger event for January 2019 and will be in touch very soon.
Keep up the good work and hope to see you all soon. Regards The Bagel Team
SATURDAY JULY 14th
The third Croydon PrideFest will take place on Saturday 14 July, and is expected to bring more than 7000 people together for a day of celebration and inclusivity.
The free event will start with a parade along North End from 11.30am, along to Wandle Park where there will be live music and entertainment all afternoon and evening, and a dance tent open until 10pm.
Confirmed acts include Asifa Lahore, star of Channel 4’s ‘Muslim Drag Queens’, and singer songwriter Christopher Haul. Other acts will be available on the Croydon PrideFest website in the coming weeks.
Cllr Oliver Lewis, Croydon council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport said: “PrideFest is an important part of our community and this event shows how open and inclusive Croydon is. “That’s why the council is thoroughly pleased to sponsor this event.
“Croydon’s community spirit is amazing and we’ll always support it in whatever way we can.”
To find out more about the event, please visit www.croydonpride.org.uk.
SATURDAY JULY 21st / SUNDAY JULY 22nd
Lambeth Country Show
The annual Lambeth Country Show returns to Brockwell Park for its 44th edition on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22, July 2018, with a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside.
With over 150,000 people attending throughout the weekend in 2017, the show is one of the biggest free family festivals in the UK.
This year features a new bigger layout with an expansion of the popular Main Arena and the newly titled Brockwell Farm area. There will be more content than ever before, with a Demonstration Village, including a Country Show Cooking Theatre with local and international chefs tips and advice throughout the weekend. Among them well be Masterchef winner and owner of Nanban restaurant in Brixton Tim Anderson. Other demonstrations in the village will include woodworking and metal works from a blacksmith.
Vauxhall City Farm
Returning this year we have Lambeth’s very own Vauxhall City Farm within a newly expanded farm area at the show. New recruit Tractor Ted, who will be in the park with activities ranging from a digger den to welly wanging.
Show favourites The Cavalry of Heroes will be back with a special six-horse performance on both days remembering the First World War Centenary. CJ’s Birds of Prey will also be back, showcasing falcons, goshawks, eagles and buzzards, as well as their full collection of owl breeds situated in Brockwell Farm.
On the Main Stage Cymande are the exciting Saturday headliners. These British-based funk music pioneers emerged as innovators of the funk music scene during the early 1970’s are back after a 20 year hiatus.
Sunday welcomes back Roots Day to the Main Stage with a very special act confirmed – “Three The Hard Way” – an all-star UK reggae group featuring of Brinsley Forde MBE from Aswad, David Hinds from Grammy award-winning Steel Pulse and Dennis Bovell from Matumbi. More acts to be announced in the run up to the show.
Lambeth Country Show will also feature all the attractions of a traditional country show plus much more too. Horticultural shows, sheep and owl displays, home grown vegetable and flower competitions, an abundance of craft and food stalls and our very own on site farm will be there for all to enjoy.
For 2018 there has been a reassessment of the security and crowd management plan for the event, with changes to the layout needed to make sure it is safe for everyone. There will be a perimeter fence and extra security measures in place throughout. Everyone attending the show will be subject to mandatory bag and body searches on entry so you are advised to allow extra time to get in. A prohibited items listed has been published online and CCTV will be in use.
The event is extremely popular with residents and visitors alike, so we encourage people to come early and avoid the busiest peak times from 3pm to 5pm and be prepared to queue. Last entry in to the event will be 6:30pm on both days.
A free show map will be made available on our website in the lead up to the show to assist you in planning your arrival. A free A-Z Show Guide app will also be available on the App Store and Google Play with links on our website. Printed copies of the Show Guide and Map will be available at the show for £1. (Source: Lambeth council’s Love Lambeth website)