COMING UP! HELPING IN THE SENSIBLE GARDEN IN SOUTH NORWOOD – AND THE BEST OF BRITISH CRIME WRITING IN UPPER NORWOOD!
WEDNESDAY JULY 2nd 6.30pm
Crystal Palace Transition Town and South Norwood Tourist Board will be back in the Sensible Garden South Norwood (just after the Goat House Bridge and before Ship pub on South Norwood High Street) on Wednesday night from 6.30pm.
Bring gardening gloves and shovels or spades. We should have a delivery of woodchip coming tonight (Monday) and Calum Mason of Winkworths, Westow Hill, Upper Norwood is very kindly donating some for sale posts for us to finish our railings.
We will be clearing the path, laying woodchip, finishing our railings, planting another bed and maybe applying a coat of undercoat to one of the benches or just bring your thoughts of what else we could do at the Garden and help us with some ideas on the planting side.
We will be returning to the Garden on Sunday from 1pm. On Sunday we built a bed with donated logs and soil and filled it with donated herbs. It’s an exciting challenge as Captain Sensible is going to dedicate a new bench at the site on Saturday July 26th.
WEDNESDAY JULY 2nd 7.30pm
BEST OF BRITISH CRIME WRITING
Four great British crime writers, Ray Celestine, Claire McGowan, James Carol and Oliver Harris will be reading and discussing their work at The Bookseller Crow, 50 Westow Street, Upper Norwood. Admission £3 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
SATURDAY JULY 5th
ROSI’S TINTED SPECTACLES
Rosi Lalor / Kath Tait / Eliza K / Duke Bradley / Sun&Ferious play Antenna Studios Gallery and pop up bar. £7 on the door. Limited seats – please bring something to sit on. Antenna Studios, Bowyers Yard, Haynes Lane (top of Bedwardine Road) 7.30pm to 11pm www.antennastudios.co.uk
SOUTH NORWOOD ARTS FESTIVAL Monday July 7th – Sunday July 20th
South Norwood Arts Festival 2014 will run from 7th to 20th July. Thanks to funding from Community First we will be offering a range of activities for free or at low cost focussed on the arts and wellbeing.
The Festival will include dance, poetry, crafts, music and more, with a Festival Finale day on Sunday 20th July on Woodside Green.
View the SNAF Programme 2014
We are still looking for the following:
Can you spare some time, even an hour or two, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday 20th July to help set up, steward or clear up after the fair?
Would you, or someone you know, like to have a fair stall? Contact us if you would like to sell goods or promote a cause.
We still have space for dance performers in our Art of Dance evening, at the CYTO theatre in Oakley Rd. Contact us if you would like to take part.
Keep in touch on facebook or twitter for updates, or email [email protected] to get involved. (Source: SNAF website)
THURSDAY JULY 17th
Organ concert by Jonathan Vaughn, assistant director of music, Wells cathedral at St John the Evangelist corner Auckland Road / Sylvan Road Upper Norwood. 7.30pm Admission free – retiring collection.
COMPUTER COURSES IN LIBRARY….
FREE computer courses at Upper Norwood Library
From the library website: From next month, the lovely Joycellyn and her team will be offering free computer training workshops to our visitors. If you are interested in any of the sessions outlined below, please contact us at 020 8670 2551 during opening hours or leave your name and contact details when you next visit the library.
Courses in July 2014
Thursday 3rd July at 10am – 12pm: How to save money on utility bills and shopping online
Thursday 10th July at 10am – 12pm: Create a CV using Microsoft Word
Thursday 17th July at 10am – 12pm: How to use the internet to save time and money
Thursday 24th July at 10am – 12pm: Online safety for children
Thursday 31st July at 10am – 12pm: How to use the internet safely
Information on courses in August will be posted in due course.
PLEASE NOTE: Our public access computer system has not yet been replaced, but we are hoping to report some good news soon(ish) – watch this space!
.…AND FORMER COUNCILLORS BACK IN CROYDON
TWO FORMER South Norwood Conservative councillors were re-elected to Croydon council in the May elections.
Luke Clancy now represents Coulsdon West, Sue Bennett now represents Shirley. And Andy Stranack, who stood as Conservative Parliamentary candidate in the Croydon North by-election, was elected to Heathfield ward.
The recent incident involving Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez and an Italian opponent in the World Cup prompted national newspaper ads by Specsavers. Closer to home Good Taste food and drink on Westow Hill offered: Suarez: ” I definitely smelt some parmesan.”
News that Michael Gove has given the go-ahead for a new Crystal Palace primary school led the school’s supporters to announce: “Crystal Palace primary school has been approved!”. (Continuing the theme): “Now Luis, it doesn’t mean you’re going to an approved school…..”