IMPORTANT – UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY BOOK CLUB next meeting postponed to next Saturday 12th November
MONTHLY LAUNCH NIGHT AT THE PAXTON CENTRE / NEW SEAT UNVEILED AT SENSIBLE GARDEN FOR MISSING ROBBIE GIBSON / NATIONAL LIBRARIES DEMO / HELEN HAYES SPEAKS UP FOR THE CLIMATE / MORE MOZART AT ST JOHN’S
MONTHLY LAUNCH NIGHT AT THE PAXTON CENTRE
The leaves are turning and the clocks have gone back, its officially autumn and we kick off November with the monthly launch here at the Paxton Centre (52 Anerley Hill, former Paxton Arms pub) on Friday 4th.
This is a chance to meet all the new exhibitors for November, have a couple of drinks and a chat about all things local and creative. (7pm – 11pm).
Following on from this is November the 5th! Fireworks will light up the skies of Crystal Palace and here at the centre we have delicious food courtesy of Simply Tay (http://simplytay.com) and drinks in the form of a selection of beers from Gipsy Hill brewery (http://gipsyhillbrew.com), mulled cider, wine and the usual soft drinks.
Follow the ‘Paxton Events’ link to see what else we have planned for November, it’s set to be an exciting month, including the opportunity to volunteer a few hours a week at the centre in return for free hot-desking hours or discounts on selected lessons.
Hot-Desking continues day-time hours on week days and there is the option of room hire in the evenings or at weekends.
Lastly we are currently considering applications for taking over the cafe as a concession, again, if interested please email or pop by for a chat. [email protected]
A plaque for Robbie Gibson has been unveiled in the Sensible Garden, South Norwood.
The plaque contains four lines of verse.
The Sensible Garden is the brainchild of the SNTB, whose other fine work includes a failed attempt to get Norwood Junction station renamed Norwood Intergalactic. The SNTB, with the help of the community, turned a derelict piece of land on the high street into a green space in which to pause, be seated and enjoy a little can of what-you-fancy. The Sensible Seat, the world’s first park bench to be named after a punk, was unveiled by Captain Sensible himself two years ago. The solo artist and co-founder of punk legends, The Damned, went to school over the road and later went on to form The Blah! Party, whose policies included stopping the Iraq War and making John Prescott lose weight.
It was Robbie himself who unveiled the Sensible Seat with the Captain himself, and was instrumental in the hard work and motivation to all who contributed, whilst immediately understanding SNTB and contributing to the whole tone of the garden’s creation.
As a reminder to our call for Robbie to safely return to his family and friends, the adjacent bench (The Sensible Seat’s Sister!) has been given a facelift and will be unveiled.
It is now four months since Robbie was last seen, but we are all still hopeful and looking forward to more evenings of swapping inspirational tall stories, whilst drinking a few but above all….laughing until it hurts. (Main source: South Norwood Tourist Board).
NATIONAL LIBRARIES DEMO TOMORROW (SATURDAY)
Lambeth campaigners will assemble at 11.15am, Windrush Square, Brixton.
Bring banners and wear your T-shirt.
T-shirts available to buy at the meeting place.
Main demonstration assembles at the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, 12 noon.
HELEN HAYES SPEAKS UP FOR THE CLIMATE
MOZART ROCKS ST JOHN’S IMAGES
The first concert by London Mozart Players was a great success, says a Players spokeswoman. “We had 500-600 attend and it was packed to the rafters.”
Tickets to the next concert – Magnificent Mozart – are now on sale!.
3rd December 2016, St John the Evangelist (Upper Norwood)
London Mozart Players and Bach to Baby present the UK’s first large scale orchestral concert for 0+. Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers.
Come meet the epitome of musical royalty – Magnificent Mozart! Bringing together a 22-piece orchestra with a programme featuring Mozart’s vivacious Jupiter Symphony and the serene Andante from his Piano Concerto No. 21. Follow the drama of the overture to the opera La Finta Giardiera, dance to the regal elegance of Divertimento in D and, to crown it all off, your favourite singalong Christmas carols.
Tickets: £15 per adult (including two free children)
Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment, we’re expecting high demand!
Mozart Overture to La Finta Giardiniera
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major – Andante (Soloist Miaomiao Yu)
Mozart Divertimento K136
Mozart Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’ in C – Molto Allegro
Miaomiao Yu piano
London Mozart Players
The London Mozart Players and Bach to Baby get together for their first collaboration. Come meet the epitome of musical royalty – Magnificent Mozart! Bringing together a 22-piece orchestra in a programme featuring his vivacious Jupiter Symphony and the serene Andante from the piano concerto in C. Follow the drama of the overture to the opera La Finta Giardiera, dance to the regal elegance of Divertimento in D and, to crown it all off, your favourite singalong Christmas carols. A glittering treat for the whole family!
Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their families. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow. No concert is complete without feeding, crying and nappy changing!
There will be two performances, one at 2.00pm and one at 4.15pm. Tickets will be available to purchase for £15 per adult (including two children free). Please book tickets via London Mozart Players website. (Source: London Mozart Players)