CRYSTAL PALACE OVERGROUND FESTIVAL 2014
THURSDAY JUNE 26th – INCLUDES VICTORIAN WAGGLE AND HUM – BOULES FINALS AND SEMI FINALS – AND COLOURFUL CHARACTERS OF CRYSTAL PALACE
The Magical Sprite Village
Visit The Magical Sprite Village in Crystal Palace park during the festival – pick up a map and key from our local traders.More details on the event page.
MAGICAL SPRITE VILLAGE
If you wander down to Crystal Palace park during the festival you may discover some new residents! A community of magical sprites has set up a tiny hidden village and are busy at work keeping the park happy, healthy and of course, magical!
But they’re a bit shy of humans so you’ll have to look carefully to find them all. Follow our adventure map with family and friends to seek them out, we’ve laid out clues for you. Each sprite house represents an independent shop or trader in the Triangle and local area. If you visit them first, you can pick up an adventure map and special sprite village key which cost just £1:
The Bookseller Crow
The Secret Garden
Smash Bang Wallop
See if you can solve all the clues and visit each sprite in the village – they may come out and show themselves to you if you do!
Willie Smart’s Vintage Tea Party
Pop into our Crystal Palace branch any time over the festival for tea, cake, vintage tunes, discounts and freebies! Also, keep an eye out for us in the parks over the weekend and grab yourself a free goodie bag.
9:30am and 11am (2x 30 mins sessions): Victorian Waggle and Hum
Upper Norwood Library
Bring your babies for this Victorian-themed nursery rhyme session. Donations accepted www.uppernorwoodlibrary.org
10am, 2pm and 4pm: Toddle in the City
Starting at Papagaio
Toddlers, take your favourite adult to go on a treasure hunt on the Triangle! We will provide a camera for children to take photos of all the treasures they can find hidden in the streets, parks and buildings. Suitable for children aged 3-6, and older siblings up to 9.
TODDLE IN THE CITY
Come and discover the wonderful treasures hidden in the streets, parks and buildings of Crystal Palace with Toddle in the City. Join us in three ways:
1. Toddle teams of a 3-6 year old child and a favourite adult can join Yat for a one hour treasure hunt around The Triangle. Children will be given a camera to snap any treasures they find. You will receive the three best photos taken.
£4 plus small booking fee per child and adult. Suitable for children aged 3-6, and older siblings up to 9. Thursday, Friday and Sunday during the festival at 10am, 2pm and 4pm. Meet at Papagaio on Church Road. Advance booking recommended – please visit www.toddleinthecity.co.uk to book your ticket.
2. Pick up a treasure map and go on your own treasure hunt. Two routes available, one for The Triangle and one for Crystal Palace Park.
£1 per treasure map. Suitable for all ages. Maps available at Papagaio during the festival.
3. Celebrate Crystal Palace through the eyes of toddlers at the Toddle Exhibition with photos taken before the festival and see how Crystal Palace usually looks like!
Free. 28 June 2014 at Westow Park’s kids’ zone
Toddle in the City is a project by Urban Beings to make it fun for children to explore and learn about the city, so that they will grow up to love and take care of it. All the photos taken before and during the festival will be collated into an exhibition in August.
10am – 3pm: Flower festival
All Saints’ Church
Open to the public to enjoy a flower festival on the theme of peace, and a chance to see the recent refurbishments.
9am – 7pm: Upper Norwood Library (closed for lunch 1pm to 2pm)
Exhibition: The Triangle in the Sixties
Photographs taken of the Upper Norwood Triangle and surrounding area from the 1960s. From the Norwood Society archiveswww.norwoodsociety.co.uk
11am – 12:30pm: Pop Up and Sing Along: Good Times – Art for Older People
St John the Evangelist Church, Auckland Road
A voice and movement workshop for older people from local care homes and day centres run in collaboration with Dulwich Picture Gallery ‘s award-winning Good Times: Art for Older People programme. No experience in singing or art is necessary. Places are limited so booking is essential – register interest and book with Michelle Weiner [email protected] or tel: 020 8299 8734.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
2:15pm (30 mins session): Dinosaur Bookbug Club
Upper Norwood Library
Bring your toddlers for this dinosaur-themed singing and stories session. Donations welcomed www.uppernorwoodlibrary.org
5pm – 7.30pm: Bonanza childrens’ sports evening
Friends of Westow Park host the annual children’s festival sports event. Athletic racing, Tug of War and football coaching by Crystal Palace FC youth coaches for all children aged 5-12 years. Prizes for race winners!! Get your trainers on and come down to have some fun in the park. More details at facebook.com/WestowPark
6pm – 9pm: Boules competition semi-finals and finals
They fought, they cried, they drank Pastis. Now it’s down to the last four teams to play the final games and see who is crowned Crystal Palace Boules Champions for 2014.
7:30pm: Literary event
J.B. Morrison (Jim Bob), Will Wiles and a special guest appearance from the poet Barbara Brownskirt. Look out for more events over festival weekend. Details at www.booksellercrow.co.uk
Live music with Longfellow and Co
The White Hart
Longfellow have drawn comparisons in the press to artists such as Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Coldplay and Elbow.
Live music at Westow House: Tom Walker + Stone Faced Travellers + Hipster Ray
Live music night with the best in local talent. Check the website for more details www.westowhouse.com
Charlotte Raynsford and friends, soul infused jazz. 9pm Campbell L Sangster – an acoustic set of melodic soulful folk.
Doors 7:30pm Show 8pm: Comedy at the Café
Brown & Green at Crystal Palace station
Comedy returns to the best train station cafe in London! Hand-picked hilarious comedians, tasty Tilli treats to eat and BYOB. £10 tickets available from Brown & Green cafe, so pop in and buy early to avoid crying into your latte.
7:30pm til late: The Monday Club + DJ Mighty Craic
Gipsy Hill Tavern – FREE ENTRY
Expect high energy trad, country and folk rock from these excellent musicians on fiddle, guitars and bodhrán playing out classics from The Pogues to The Old Crow Medicine Show, and everything inbetween.
8pm: Colourful Characters of Crystal Palace with the Norwood Society
In the past many eccentrics, pioneers and innovators lived and worked in Upper Norwood and the surrounding area. Alun Thomas will introduce some of these in an illustrated talk. Donations for the Norwood Society are always welcome.
Salsa and kizomba
8:30pm til late: The Electric Palace Open Air Cinema
Thursday see Channel 4′s Random Acts take over Coopers Yard in a night of incredible short film fun. Book here now! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-electric-palace-open-air-cinema-presents-random-acts-tickets-11574572859