GRENFELL: BROWN AND GREEN CAFES COLLECTING ARGOS / SAINSBURYS / MARKS AND SPENCER VOUCHERS FOR REHOUSED FAMILIES
The five Brown and Green cafes in the area are collecting vouchers from Argos, Sainsbury’s, and Marks and Spencer to help families made homeless by the Grenfell Tower disaster.
The vouchers are for the Edward Woods centre that lies in the shadow of the Tower.
The centre has had 54 flats released to them by the council. The vouchers will go directly to the families from Grenfell Tower who will be rehoused by the centre.
As well as vouchers a notice in the Brown and Green cafe at the top of Belvedere Road also welcomes “plain and simple tenners.” The other four Brown and Green cafes are at Gipsy Hill station (platform); Crystal Palace station (in both booking hall and on platform) and in Mayow park, Sydenham.
UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY…..
The library will be lending books again from 15 July.
GREATEST HITS AT THE CROW
Thursday 29th June 7.30pm
Laura Barnett is the Number One bestselling author of ‘The Versions of Us’ and we welcome her to Bookseller Crow to celebrate the bittersweet (and very attractively designed) follow-up ‘Greatest Hits’.
The novel takes the form of being set in a single day where the story of the main protagonist, Cass Wheeler, a singer-songwriter, is picking the sixteen tracks that have defined her for a Greatest Hits album.
During this musical voyage her life emerges; a tale of highs and lows, of music and friendship and ambition, of great love and great loss. This book is not only a deeply poignant read, but it has its own soundtrack which we shall be playing.- Bookseller Crow
‘WICKED’ LADY PLAYS BENEFIT FOR BRIDGE HOUSE THEATRE Rachel Tucker at the Tavern on July 9th.
Sunday 9th July 2017 – 7:45pm – RACHEL TUCKER BY REQUEST – Bridge House Theatre Fundraiser
The Bridge House theatre is extremely proud to announce that for one night only Rachel Tucker, the theatre’s joint artistic director, brings her critically acclaimed cabaret to the garden of the Bridge House to raise money for the venue.
This will be a very unique concert – as this is her last planned UK solo show of 2017 – Rachel is offering the audience to shape some of the evening’s entertainment.
Every ticket holder will be given the chance in advance to bid in a sealed auction for three prizes, that are as follows.
Lot 1 & 2: Two lucky bidders will get to suggest 3 different songs, out of which Rachel will choose one to perform and dedicate during the evening.
Lot 3: The chance for one lucky bidder to join Rachel in a duet live on stage. (Full Details on how to bid on lots – will be sent separately via email.)
Rachel will also be joined on stage by some special, yet to be announced guests alongside her On The Road Band, Musical Directed by Kris Rawlinson.
This open-air concert is directed by the theatre’s other Artistic Director – Guy Retallack and is produced by Rob Harris for The Bridge House Theatre & Climar Productions.
NB: Only people attending the concert can bid on auction items.
Rachel is best known for her award-winning portrayal in the leading role of Elphaba in Wicked in the West End. She also made her acclaimed Broadway debut in Sting’s musical The Last Ship, which was later followed by a stint as Elphaba in New York. Recently she completed her green journey by performing as part of Wicked’s 10th Anniversary.
UPPER NORWOOD BOOK CLUB: SIX OUT OF TEN FOR CHOLERA
It was a smaller group than usual, but we made a fair go at picking apart Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a text which divided us fairly equally; some loved it and some hated it.
We started by hearing from those who loved it: the quality of writing was praised and some were deeply moved by the epic nature of the romance between Fermina and Florentino.
Others were less impressed by Florentino’s obsession and the writer’s preoccupation with presenting a multitude of sexual exploits, including the grooming of a child and seduction by numerous widows!
At the same time, we all agreed that there many memorable scenes, often those which were more comical in nature. Overall we scored Love in the Time of Cholera 6 out of 10.
Our next meeting will take place on Saturday 8th July at the usual time of 2.30pm and, as the re-opening of the Upper Norwood Library/Hub building has been pushed back to mid-July, I’m afraid we’ll have to meet at the Grape and Grain pub again (unless the Mediterranea room is available). We’ll be discussing Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.
Future titles suggested include:
Regeneration by Pat Barker (part of a trilogy)
Anything by Iris Murdoch
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells (suggested many moons ago)
The Sellout by Paul Beatty (Reading Group set available)
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Anything by Chekov
Ghost by Robert Harris
Anything by Robert Goddard (Source: Upper Norwood Book Club)
MOTORSPORT AT THE PALACE
Get your motor running for London’s Motorsport at the Palace, a two-day event celebrating all eras of motoring, on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August 2017.
Held at Crystal Palace, one of the oldest venues used for racing in the world and the first place from which live televised motor-racing was ever broadcast, the event attracts motorsport fans, classic car and bike enthusiasts and thousands of visitors looking for a fun family day out over the bank holiday weekend.
At the heart of the event is the motorsport. Using parts of the iconic racing circuit that still runs throughout the park the two day sprint will showcase racing cars from all eras ranging from prewar leviathans to modern day supercars. Get up close and personal to a heady mix of metal in the shows paddock area before watching the cars tear off down the strip in the hope of beating the lap record as the likes of Sir Stirling Moss and James Hunt have done before them.
The show field will house hundreds of classic cars and bikes as more than forty clubs and their members display their pride and joys. Live music, trade stands, fun fair rides, children’s entertainers, stunt performers and food stalls complete the mix. For more information please visit www.motorsportatthepalace.co.uk (Source: Motorsport at the Palace).
SAINSBURY’S COLLECTING FOR NORWOOD FOODBANK
Sainsbury’s Crystal Palace are collecting for Norwood Foodbank.
A collection box in the Westow Street store lists the following items needed: Milk (UHT) fruit juice (long life) squash, pasta sauces, cereals, instant coffee, instant mashed potato, jam, custard, biscuits, snack bars, toiletries and toilet rolls and TINNED sponge pudding/ tomatoes/ vegetarian meals / rice pudding / meat / fish. Sainsbury’s are also collecting broken plastic coat hangers for recycling.