CENTRAL HILL ESTATE BENEFIT GIG
Brixton Windmill pub Blenheim Gardens
SAT 3RD JUN, 2017 8:00pm
A benefit gig is being held for Central Hill estate at the Brixton Windmill pub tomorrow (Saturday) at 8pm.
A pub spokesperson says: “After years of neglect by Lambeth council they are now planning to demolish the Central Hill estate instead of simply repairing it.
“The people who live on the estate will lose their current homes, tenants will lose their secure tenancies and leaseholders will be forced out as the new properties will not be affordable. The community will be destroyed.
“We’re going to be putting on a fab line-up of stuff to help raise fund for the fightback.
“Keep a note of the date and check back for more details.”
Confirmed live acts so far:
Adam & Elvis
The pub is at 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ Phone: 020 8671 0700
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET
In the new walk through
Roots & Cycles Recycling & upcycling from Cosmo.
Shawls – Anoushka Pretty shawls & jewellery.
Thai bags – Jeanette In every colour you can imagine.
Guest stalls this week
Capo Caccia: Cheese & charcuterie
Cheese – Capo Caccia Antonio says “Hola, this Saturday we are bringing to the market bresaola brand new cured tenderloin Filetto!! Young organic Pecorino caciotta!! Blue cheese Ovinforth 10 months old goat cheese Crabu bottarga and myself!! :))”
Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro says “Last week I had to open another wine (I miscalculated my stock). So this week I’ll finally open the Masieri: La Biancara Masieri Bianco from Veneto in Italy. A light straw yellow in in the glass with green flashes. On the nose, delicate notes of lemons and limes, almonds and hawthorn flower. On the palate, dry, yet full-bodied leading to a distinctly delicious, nutty finish. The estate was founded by Angiolino Maule is 1984. He grows mainly Garganega grapes from vines grown in volcanic soil. The vineyard covers about 9 hectares and everything is strictly biodynamic. This win has no added sulphur. Yum!”
Hiver Beers: Beer made with honey
Beer – Hiver Beers Beer made with honey.
Flowers – ClaraFlora It’s sweetpea heaven this week with ClaraFlora.
Chocolates & raw vegan cakes – Blowing Dandelion Made by Michaela at her Crystal Palace chocolaterie.
Gluten free/free from – Elvira’s Secret Pantry Elvira is cooking up “Sweets: NEW rhubarb cake, blueberry and almond tart, fruit tartlets (vegan also available), raspberry and rosewater loaf, blueberry and lemon loaf, (V) chocolate and hazelnut sandwich cake, lavender and lemon mini loaf. Savouries: NEW broccoli and tomato quiche, asparagus and artichokes flan, spinach and leek flan, mixed vegetables quiche, peas and courgette flan, tomato and olive tartlets, (V) selection, sausage rolls.”
By Apulia: Olive oils
Olive oil & more – By Apulia Extra virgin olive oils; flavoured oils; Organic pasta made from ancient grain durum wheat “SENATORE CAPPELLI” free from any contaminations; Artisan vegetable pasta; Tomato passata and traditional ready pasta sauce; “SOTTOLI” vegetables preserved in extra virgin olive oil; “TARALL” typical Apulian baked products.
Dog treats – Izzy’s Pup Treats Handmade by Izzy with natural ingredients.
Preserves – Fruition Preserves Wendy says “It’s national BBQ week and the weather for the weekend is looking good! Our signiture low-sugar, salt and gluten-free ketchups are the perfect accompaniment for all your BBQ needs . We’ll have new stocks of Traditional Tomato and Spicy
Fruition Preserves: Sauces & compotes
Tomato made with fresh, red, ripe Sussex plum tomatoes from Eric Wall Ltd; perfect with homemade burgers and hot dogs. We’ll also have our smooth and tangy Spiced Plum; delicious with barbequed lamb, sausages and chicken.
Our range of low-sugar fruit compotes will also be available; lovely this time of year for a refreshing healthy breakfast with Greek yoghurt and Fruition’s own hand-roasted Granola with almonds and raisins . New season Apricot Compote is back in stock, made with the first Spanish apricots of the year. We MAY also have new stocks of very low sugar Sweet Cherry – watch this space……. Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday.”
Weekly stalls – courtyard site
The Store Cupboard: herbs & spices
Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Loose leaf tea, spices, herbs, flour, nuts, grains, eco cleaning products & much more. Bring your own container for a discount.
Lunch – Return to Shashamane She’s back! Emilia is making us “Salads & sauces – chickpea salad with wakame seaweed; kidney beans with cardamom seeds and fresh tarragon; butter beans toasted with seeds and herbs; Mexican cabbage salad with herbs, chillies and onion; polenta chips; coriander chimmichurri sauce; quinoa salad.Hot – butter beans puree; spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; lentil tikka masala stew.”
Bread & patisserie – Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie Bread & pastries, made in SE London. See Trisha on the stall.
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.
Weekly stalls – Antenna Cafe site
Lunch & Deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous (enormous) scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.
Meru Galettes: Galettes & crepes
Lunch – Meru Galettes He’s back!
Smoked Produce – London Smoke and Cure Away this week, back next week.
Cakes – Brett & Bailey Away this week, back next week.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm This week’s meat includes bbq sausages, burgers, chicken pieces, lamb chops, legs, steaks – sirloin & fillet and chorizo.” Please ring Andrew on 07920 850 653 to place any meat orders.
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brockmans: We love Jason
Brockmans – Jason says “Biodynamic Annual Spinach, Wet Garlic, Spring Onions and fresh Herbs from here at Perry Court as well as Strawberries and Broad Beans from The Old Orchard and Anvil Green. We also have a wide variety of Vegetable and Herb potted plants raised in our propagation tunnels, everything from Tomatoes and Cucumbers to Kale, Peas and Beans. Perfect for the allotment and garden.
The stall will be pretty well stocked so come along and get – Asparagus; Mixed salad; Cucumbers; Vine Tomatoes; Aubergines; Courgettes; Lettuces; Herbs; Apples; Carrots; Onions; Duck Eggs; Mushrooms; Bananas; Lemons.”
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organically produced in Kent, unprocessed in any way. Taste the difference.
Hook: Raw organic milk
Fish – Veasey’s If you know you want anything, you could pre-order it with us either by email on [email protected] or by phone on 01342 822906.”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project), selling locally grown food from our community gardens & gluts.
Locally made art & crafts – Palace Makers (previously called Handmade Palace) Palace Makers is a collaboration of local designers, crafts people and artists. If you would like to get involved in this weekly market stall please contact us via our Facebook page alternatively pay us a visit this Saturday and have a chat.”
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe
Crystal Palace Transition Town
The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. They currently need washing up liquid, clothes washing powder, tinned carrots, UHT custard and tinned meat (not pork). Total donated so far 1390.7kg.
News From Crystal Palace – we love this local news page from our friend, journalist Jerry Green.
Save Central Hill Community – support our neighbours & find out more about the proposed demolition of the estate, and how it would everyone in the area.
Our neighbours – Antenna Studios Music, dance, performances, practice, recording & more. Also loads of great classes and the best coffee in the Palace.
We are proud to be part of Crystal Palace Transition Town. Wondering who we are, what we do, or how you could get involved? Our blog section is a great place to start or this talk given by Joe Duggan, one of the co-chairs.
Follow us on twitter @CPFoodMarket or join us on Facebook.
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.
Now on two sites – the normal Antenna car park site and also in the Haynes Lane market courtyard.
“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market. Their shopping list – which changes every so often. – can be found at
(The above is copied from an email; which mentions various links – for full links please go to the market website – Thanks)
SUMMER AT SOUTH LONDON BOTANICAL INSTITUTE
If you like plants or gardens, the South London Botanical Institute in Tulse Hill has summer activities to amaze and inspire you
We’ve just launched the new Summer Programme at the South London Botanical Institute(SLBI) in Tulse Hill. We have a huge range of activities, for botanists and non-botanists alike – if you’re interested in plants or gardens in any way, then we’ve got something for you!
Upcoming workshops include ‘Food for Free’ (how to split plants, take cuttings and create new waste from kitchen scraps), ‘Aromatherapy for Gardeners’ (making an after-sun lotion, muscle rub and insect repellent), ‘Plant Recording with Cyanotype Photograph’ (making amazing blue postcards of plant specimens) and (self-explanatory) ‘Scented Kitchen Garden: Rose, Lavender & Gin’.
Gardens of good and evil
We’ve also got a showing of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, part of the Herne Hill Film Festival (including a short talk about carnivorous plants – we have many in our greenhouse) and a talk about the Lost Effra Rain Garden, with a chance to make your own little rain garden. As always, we’ve an exciting Chelsea Fringe event, with home-made nettle cocktails out in the garden on what we hope will be a sunny summer’s evening.
Just a taste
There’s plenty more coming up – see our website, with events all the way up to the end of September. Many events this summer focus on food plants, thanks to a grant from City Bridge Trust for ‘Botany on Your Plate’ – we’re aiming to help people learn more about where their food comes from. We’re also doing plenty of events on ‘Plant Recording for All Ages’, thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund – making more use of our great historic herbarium (dried plant collection). We’re having a lot of school visits on these two themes too – we’re fully booked with those until July (we still have space on school holiday activities in May and August!).
Come and see us
As well as being open for special events, the SLBI is open on Thursdays (10am-4pm) for people to visit our garden, library and herbarium – free of charge. We’re at 323 Norwood Road, near Tulse Hill station.
What’s the Botanical Institute about?
Our aim is to bring botany to the people of South London in unusual and inspiring ways – in keeping with the aims of our founder, when we were set up in 1910. We hope that our mix of traditional and modern events will prove popular and get everyone locally excited (or more excited!) about plants – and of course, we hope that people of all ages and backgrounds will learn more about the vital importance of plants in sustaining our planet. (Caroline Pankhurst, Education & Project Manager, SLBI. Source: Love Lambeth website)
BRINGING BACK NATURE AT KNIGHTS HILL
Nature Vibezzz are working with volunteers to turn Knight’s Hill Wood into a nature reserve to protect the biodiversity of UK woodlands for future generations.
Clearing the ground
Our project is to renovate Knight’s Hill Wood. People have got used to thinking of Knight’s Hill Wood as just a dumping ground, a place where rats live. After two months work we’re getting it clear – and the more it starts to look like natural woodland, the more interested people are. People walking past stop and ask about it, they want to find out more about the project, then they come to starter sessions. We’re getting local estates involved.
Bringing back native trees
We’re clearing out invasive species, like Ivy and brambles, and planting native tree species like hawthorns and mountain ash. The wood is only a few minutes’ walk from end to end. It’s a long narrow shape because it used to be the garden of Portobello House. We’re also working on Tivoli Park, just over the road.
Many of the volunteers come from our ‘Fathers & Nature’ group. A lot of men said they didn’t feel they fit in very well in parent-and-child groups where women are in the majority. People ask them if they’re unemployed, or house-husbands. They didn’t feel those groups were doing Dad-type things. So we created a Dads group that meets 10am to 12pm on Saturdays. Dads get dedicated time with their children doing active things they feel more comfortable with, like digging a pond or chopping wood.
Creating a nature reserve
Once the Wood is restored, we’ll be working with Lambeth’s Parks team to get Knight’s Hill turned into a nature reserve to protect for future generations. When we take children out to nature reserves they immediately become much calmer, less distracted. Even when it’s not Forest School and they’re learning mainstream subjects, it’s a much better learning environment.
For more information about Fathers in Nature, Forest School, Knight’s Hill and more about Nature Vibezzz see www.naturevibezzz.org
SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING FOR MAYORAL YEAR
On Sunday 11th June 2017 at 3pm there is a Service of Thanksgiving for the Mayoral year of Cllr Wayne Trakas-Lawlor (South Norwood ward) at St John the Evangelist Church, Upper Norwood.