LAMBETHWATCH – FAKE NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR? / DIARY DATES

“Phylis” – this photograph by Mark Aitken of a Cressingham Gardens resident whose home is threatened by Lambeth council’s hugely controversial demolition plans has won first prize in the 21st National Open Art Photography competition. FAKE NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR? Herne Hill ward Labour Cllr Jim Dickson Tweeted:  Out talking to #HerneHill residents with a great @DaWNLabour … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – FAKE NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR? / DIARY DATES

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PALACE FIRE ANNIVERSARY EVENT / NORMAL SATURDAY AT THE FOOD MARKET / EVENTS IN LAMBETH LIBRARIES 

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 … Continue reading PALACE FIRE ANNIVERSARY EVENT / NORMAL SATURDAY AT THE FOOD MARKET / EVENTS IN LAMBETH LIBRARIES 

IT’S THE GREAT LIBRARY BAKE-OFF – FOR KIDS!!!!!

  Whilst visiting an artist local to the community, her daughter came running out of the kitchen excitedly offering me a piece of cake her mother told me she had baked the night before. The enthusiasm this little girl showed towards her creation inspired me and got me thinking, why not arrange a Christmas Creation … Continue reading IT’S THE GREAT LIBRARY BAKE-OFF – FOR KIDS!!!!!

BACH FRIDAY AT ST JOHN’S / SYDENHAM FILM CLUB

Have you got your tickets to our Bach to Baby Ball? Frazzled parents and energetic children of all ages can revel in the glories of classical music, free from the conventions of the concert hall. Pull on your dancing shoes, bring out your ball gowns and tie those black ties! Prepare to be swept off … Continue reading BACH FRIDAY AT ST JOHN’S / SYDENHAM FILM CLUB

FREE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION – BECKENHAM PLACE PARK / HANDMADE PALACE IN THE SUBWAY / CHRISTMAS AT THE HORNIMAN

FREE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION - BECKENHAM PLACE PARK We’re encouraging keen young photographers aged 18 or under to capture what they feel best sums up the beauty and uniqueness of Beckenham Place Park. Your pictures could be of the flora and fauna found in our largest park, a snapshot of your family and friends having fun, … Continue reading FREE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION – BECKENHAM PLACE PARK / HANDMADE PALACE IN THE SUBWAY / CHRISTMAS AT THE HORNIMAN

LAMBETHWATCH: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNINVITED…..

Defend the Ten Tweeted: Council election countdown wk 24 & we have Amanda, Gwendolyn (12) & Griff (8). Amanda's eldest son (not shown) is 10 & has autism; she says of @CarnegieLib "closing this library was a criminal act - we have felt it's closure deeply. Closing @CarnegieLib has significantly affected all the people featured … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNINVITED…..

FOOD MARKET’S GOT TALENT!

We are really happy to welcome some new local talent this Saturday. Terra Ferment makes natural lacto ferments such as kimchi and sauerkraut in South Norwood.   Sesame City makes tahini based products in Thicket Road, and GoDo NaturalMarzena makes 100 per cent natural cosmetics in kraft paper packaging, all handmade in Crystal Palace. We … Continue reading FOOD MARKET’S GOT TALENT!

A TASTE OF HONEY AT THE FOOD MARKET – IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NORWOOD FOODBANK FOLLOWS….

P. Honey: Percy and his honey As we move towards the end of the year, we'll be listing the local places that are asking for our help. BRIXTON AND NORWOOD FOODBANK Brixton and Norwood Foodbank:  Manager Elizabeth says, "We're having another of our supermarket collections on the 30th November and the 1st/2nd December to help … Continue reading A TASTE OF HONEY AT THE FOOD MARKET – IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NORWOOD FOODBANK FOLLOWS….

NORWOOD FOODBANK REPORT INCREASE IN NUMBERS OF EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLIES; EXPRESS FEARS OVER UNIVERSAL CREDIT INTRODUCTION

Between 1st April and 30th September 2017, 4404 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by The Norwood and Brixton Foodbank, compared to 3248 the same period in the previous year. Of this number, 1791 went to children. The foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which has today … Continue reading NORWOOD FOODBANK REPORT INCREASE IN NUMBERS OF EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLIES; EXPRESS FEARS OVER UNIVERSAL CREDIT INTRODUCTION

EVENTS AT UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY / HUB

Author event for expecting parents On Saturday 25th November, Jackie Kietz, author of I'm Expecting a Baby will be at the Library Hub to talk about her book and host a relaxed meet-up and chat about labour and birth. She will help expectant parents think about what makes for a positive birth experience and get … Continue reading EVENTS AT UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY / HUB