BY ELECTION RESULT / LAMBETH HERITAGE FESTIVAL / DECORATE AND CELEBRATE AT CARNEGIE LIBRARY /NORWOOD HISTORY TALK / DOWN TO EARTH TALK / CROYDON’S FIRST FESTIVAL OF PEACE 2018 REACHES CROWDFUNDING TARGET
BY ELECTION RESULT
Labour held South Norwood ward in last week’s Croydon council by-election. New Cllr Patsy Cummings replaces Cllr Kathy Bee.
BONHAM, Claire Elizabeth (Liberal Democrats) 388
CUMMINGS, Patricia Janet Labour 1671
NATRAJAN, Rebecca (Conservative) 475
SWADLING, Michael (UKIP) 78
UNDERWOOD, Peter (Green) 218
LAMBETH HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Lambeth Heritage Festival is happening throughout September. You can download a 32-page guide with full details of dates and times of all the events (many of them free) or ask for one at your local library.
Tea in the Tabernacle
Saturday 16 September 2pm to 5pm
St Peter’s Church Kennington is built on the site of the former Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens – drop-in storytelling session about the sacred and historic objects found there.
Jake Arnott’s Film Night
Saturday 16 September 6.30pm
Jake is the Lambeth author of the ‘Long Game’ trilogy (adapted for TV as ‘He Kills Coppers’). His latest novel is set in London’s 18th century criminal underworld. Hear about the films that inspire him.
Brockwell Park (Talk)
Sunday September 17 2.30pm to 4pm
Brockwell Park – crowned by a Regency Villa – is an almost intact version of the estate created in the 1800s. Historian Peter Bradley talks visitors through the journey from estate to public space.
Brixton Windmill Harvest Festival
Sunday 17 September 2pm-5pm
Featuring rural crafts workshop, food, farm animals, local musicians and family fun
Open House London
For lovers of history and lovers of London, this is also the weekend of the annual London Open House festival when rarely-seen architectural treasures old and new are on display. There are buildings open in every borough in London, including Lambeth.
For more information
For full details of the Lambeth Heritage Festival events see the Lambeth Heritage Festival information page.
(Source: Lambeth council’s Love Lambeth website)
DECORATE AND CELEBRATE! at Carnegie Library, 188 Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG 12-2pm, Sunday September 17th
There’s still all to play for – we want a real library back in the building. Carnegie Library Association is on the case.So join us!
And help us add to the community’s message with yet more ribbons, more posters, more ideas…
Pens and paper provided – or bring your own.
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NORWOOD HISTORY TALK
The Norwood Society talks resume on Thursday 21st September at 7.30 at the Upper Norwood Library, SE19 1TJ.
Dead bodies can’t lie – Poor Yorick and a moving tale of mass burials at Norwood Cemetery. Colin Fennreturns with another of his fascinating talks, this time about the moving of corpses from St George’s Hanover Square to Norwood Cemetery.
DOWN TO EARTH TALK
Thursday 21st September Down to Earth – how you can make a difference for wildlife. Ornithologist Dave Clark talks about the ecology in our local landscape. Sam Bentley-Toon from London Wildlife Trust talks about the Great North Wood. Free science talk at the lodge in Crystal Palace park. 7.30pm t 9.30pm 16 plus only.
CROYDON’S FIRST FESTIVAL OF PEACE 2018 REACHES CROWDFUNDING TARGET
Thank You!!! We made our crowdfunding target!!!
Thank you so much for all the pledges and support we have received since launching our crowdfunder in June
We are delighted to have made it across the finish line with the support of 144 pledgers including the Mayor of London, the Mayor of Croydon, Croydon councillors, generous private donors and many community pledgers – every little bit helped us get there!
We also really appreciate those who have spread the word and sent encouraging messages of support – thank you!!
The Anthem For Peace
We will be keeping you updated about the composition of this beautiful new piece of music which everyone is invited to sing, speak, dance and play in their own way.
London Mozart Players have recently announced that the lyricist will be Selina Nwulu – more info here.
We are looking forward to singing, dancing and playing this together at vibrant cross-community events.
Festival Programme 16th-23rd June
We are working on putting together an exciting programme with our community partners including:
Asian Resource Centre, Croydon BME Forum, Faiths Together in Croydon,
Family Fest & The Big Dance, Parade of Nations, Rise Gallery,
Stanley Halls, Turf Projects, Young People Insight,
Many choirs from across the country have also joined the chorus
You can join the peace party and help us create by dedicating your own… event, group, concert, choir rehearsal, faith meeting, sports practice, area of your community garden…
to Peace during the week of 16th-23rd June
We’d love to hear your ideas
To register your interest please email: [email protected]