MOTORSPORT AT THE PALACE / OVERGROUND FESTIVAL PROGRAMME NOW LIVE ONLINE – OPEN AIR CINEMA PLANNED /
plus: VOTE FOR BRYHER! / “EVERY CLOUD’S GOT A SILVER LINING….” / TRANSITION TODDLERS…..
MOTORSPORT AT THE PALACE
Timetable: Sunday and Monday
0900: Gates open to the public
0900: Practice sessions start
At the conclusion of the practice runs there will be the following on-track entertainment:
Sunday: Eco Kart Races
Monday: Classic Motorcycle Grid
1300: Competition runs start (each competitor will have three runs along the course, each one timed ~ the fastest will count towards the final results)
Following the first timed run each afternoon, there will be a parade of racing and other motorcycles on track.
During the competition runs there will also be demonstrations of vehicles not taking part in the competition.
1715 (approx): Awards ceremony
NB: Due to the nature of motor sport, unavoidable delays may occur, therefore these timings are for guidance only.
Motorsport at Crystal Palace: 24-25 May 2015 in association with the Ancaster Group.
OVERGROUND FESTIVAL PROGRAMME NOW LIVE ONLINE – OPEN AIR CINEMA PLANNED
THE CRYSTAL PALACE Overground festival programme for 2015 is now live online at crystalpalacefestival.org
– the return of The Electric Palace open air cinema on Thursday 25 June
– Metamono, Alex Paterson of the Orb and guests at Anerley Town Hall on Friday 26 June
– our Westow Park event on 27 June features the best in live music, kids zone, lifestyle and community activities, food and drink
– dress your best and shake a tail feather for Vintage up the Palace on 28 June.
From the festival organisers:
VOLUNTEERING: The festival needs you! If you can spare four hours of your time to help keep the event safe for all and keep it all running smoothly, then we would love to have you on board.
Roles include stewarding, handing out programmes, setting up parts of the festival, fundraising and you get to meet new people and make new friends – that’s what our volunteers tell us they enjoy the most about their experience.
We will provide a full briefing before and at the festival for you and we also have a great post-festival celebration for all our volunteers!.
FUNDRAISING: We are very proud to bring you 90 per cent of the festival events for free due to the wonderful fundraising skills of our team and donations from our local community.
We are also lucky enough to have received funding from the Big Lottery and the Heritage Lottery Fund for this year’s festival. Please help keep the festival free for all by donating what you can here crystalpalacefestival.org
Find us on Facebook: Crystal Palace Overground Festival Follow on Twitter: @CPOFestival #CPOF2015 Instagram CPOFestival
VOTE FOR BRYHER!
Here’s an election with a difference: Upper Norwood resident Bryher Scudamore’s autodotbiography.com needs another 500 votes for a chance to reach the next stage of ‘Pitch to Rich’ – the Rich being Richard Branson.
Voting closes tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 5pm.
Virgin Media Business has launched a nationwide competition, with an unprecedented £1million business accelerator prize fund, to find the country’s most exciting and innovative businesses.
autodotbiography was created by Bryher, who came up with the idea when her beloved mother, Peggy, died. Going through Peggy’s papers Bryher realised how much more there was to discover and desperately wished she had found out more during her mother’s lifetime. And so she vowed to try and help others not to make the same mistake.
She knew that the rich or famous, could employ expensive ghost writers to pen their autobiographies, but what of the majority of people who had a precious story to tell their family, but who felt they couldn’t afford to employ a writer and who were also daunted by the prospect of tackling it on their own?.
After 12 years of working on the idea, autodotbiography was gently launched at the ‘Who Do You Think You Are?” exhibition in February 2011.
Bryher Scudamore is now managing director of the company, autdotbiography Ltd, with her husband Paul Scudamore the second director. Bryher started her career in newspapers and then joined the BBC working her way up to becoming Editor of “That’s Life!” one of the BBC’s most popular programmes with audiences of up to 22 million; Editor in Chief in the early days of BBC Online; and Channel Editor of one of the BBC’s first digital channels UK Horizons. This is her first step into creating and running her own business.
“EVERY CLOUD’S GOT A SILVER LINING….”
DULWICH WOOD PRIMARY school have come a very close second in a Friends of the Earth competition to win £15,000 to spend on solar panels – but every cloud has a silver lining!.
“Some really generous donors have come forward and given us an amazing £7,500 for our solar project!” say the Bowen Road, Dulwich school in a post on Virtual Norwood.
“So we’re already halfway to our original target – now the challenge is to raise the rest.
“Solar panels will do so much for us. “As well as helping combat climate change, they will save us thousands on energy bills – money that we could then spend on resources for the children, giving them an even better environment to play and learn in.
“We want Dulwich Wood Primary to be the best school it can be. “So please support us in raising the money we need to get us running on sun. Every little counts – if everyone who voted in the competition donates just £1, we’ll have enough to pay for the solar panels.”
Crystal Palace Transition Town’s newest group ‘Transition Kids’ now has two new groups – with a third on the way.
Transition Babies (0-5 years)
The group meet (with babies/toddlers in-tow) every Friday morning to chat informally, share tea, cakes and experiences, and discuss different topics each week (such as cloth nappies, organic vs. local food, feeding toddlers, baby-lead weaning, gardening for tots, sugar & salt-free recipes, forest schools/nurseries, Transition Towns info, permaculture for kids, summer festivals for families, etc.).
Please join the Facebook group for updates and more info. Participants are welcome to request topics they’d like to know more about, and to discuss a topic themselves. New ideas welcome!.
We are also looking for parents with a couple of hours a month to help out with the admin of this group, to make it more fun and resilient for us all.
Transition Tiddlers (5-8 years)
There isn’t a leader for this group yet- if you’d like to get involved in this age range please get in touch via the facebook page.
Transition Teens (8-16 years)
The first event will be a citizen science activity. Please watch the facebook group for the date and details. (Source: Crystal Palace Transition Town newsletter).