Plus: new reading and craft groups in the library, Rachel Kushner at Bookseller Crow and getting creative at Kingswood.
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET (Saturday March 22nd)
Bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.
“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”
We are delighted to report we raised £88.87 for the Upper Norwood Joint Library through our recent book swaps. Thanks to Calum, Rory, Finlay & Joseph who ably manned the stalls and also all the people who generously donated. We would love to host more book swaps – if you have unneeded children’s books you’d like to donate please bring them in to the Patchwork Farm.
Last week we started collecting for the Norwood & Brixton Food Bank. We will have a collection point each week – look out for the pink box, next to Patchwork Farm.
R.I.P. Alan. Our friend, neighbour and supporter Alan from Haynes Lane Market passed away last week. Best wishes from us all to his wife Sian and their loved ones. xx
Kids 11.30-12.00: Action adventures for all ages with Brooke from Little Supernovas. Travel to mystical lands, boogie with baboons, trick dragons, tickle an octopus or even blast off into space. Wherever our imaginations take us! Suitable for all ages. £1 per child.
Kids 12-3pm: Bring your kids along to make a Mother’s Day card all ready for next weekend, using recycled paper cutouts and prints with the wonderful CP based community arts organisation Untapped.org.uk. Suggested donation 50p to cover materials.
Meat of the week: 20 per cent off pork sausages. Made with Sheila Crighton’s large black pork, reared on Seven Fields Farm in East Sussex.
NEW STALL Tiger Spring Tea: Fresh loose leaf tea from South Norwood lad Nigel. He makes his own blends & his real Earl Grey is scented just down the road. Look out for the Balham Builder’s Blend (worth buying for the name alone!), and their English peppermint tea.
Chas & Momo are on cake duty this week: Raspberry cheesecake brownie, sea salt caramel brownie, Valencia orange brownie, triple choc chip cookie, gingerbread cookie, sea salt caramel cookie, raspberry & white chocolate New York cheesecake, brioche bread & butter pudding. Also San Francisco sour dough, french styled bread and baguettes.
Fish: This week from Dan & Paul … ray wing £15kg, fresh red snapper fillet £22kg, chunky cod fillet £16.50kg, Cornish hake fillet £17kg, skinless whiting fillet £2.25 each, salmon steaks £4 each, salmon fillet £21.95kg, sides of salmon from 2-3kg fish £16 each, whole langoustines £2.80/100g, cold smoked salmon £3.50/100g, hot kiln smoked salmon £2.50/100g, dressed crab £6.50 each or 2 for £12, Palourde clams £13.95kg, Cornish rock oysters £1.25 each.
Gluten free from Owl Kitchen: Victoria sandwich, peanut butter squares, chocolate orange madeleines, dairy free lime drizzle cake, triple chocolate cheesecake, sugar free carrot cake, plus all Mel’s usual sweet & savoury treats.
Recipe of the week: Wild Caraway Pilaf with Caramelised Onions, Spinach & Pinenuts
Mother’s Day cards: Made by local artist Dom Richards for sale on the Patchwork Farm stall.
Store cupboard refills: Who needs the supermarket when the Grain Grocer’s around? Wade says “This week we have organic honey 88p/100g, maple syrup £2/100ml, peanut butter 90p/100ml, tahini £1/100ml, extra virgin olive oil 90p/100g, granola £1.15/100g and our humous £3 per pot. We’ve had loads of compliments on the freshness of our nuts. Get your weekly lunch box healthy snacks and be sure to try our Spanish almonds £1.63/100g… oh so good!”
The Little Escape are holding their annual open day on Saturday – pop along and see what they offer. They will be collecting donations for Thrive – a national charity working to help people living with a disability or mental ill health transform their lives through gardening.
Next week: Mother’s Day gifts on the Handmade Palace stall and children’s ceramic crafts (make a pressie for mum).
Coming up: Want to visit one of our farms? We are organising a Crystal Palace outing to the beautiful, mixed stock Romshed Farm, who supply the market. It will be on the 9th of April, and we can bring up to 30 people. Kids very welcome. This farm visit itself is funded – but we need to get ourselves there and back. Please e-mail us or speak to us at the market, including if you are able to share your car, or you would like a lift.
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READING, STITCHING AND A LITTLE BIT OF LOCAL HISTORY – ALL AT UPPER NORWOOD JOINT LIBRARY (various dates)
A SURVEY OF readers at Upper Norwood joint library asking people if they would be interested in taking part in a group there found craft, local history and – no surprise! – reading finish in the top three.
In a ’round robin’ email childrens’ librarian Fiona Byers says: “Some of you may have filled in a survey asking you to choose which, if any, of seven groups proposed you would like to take part in. “We have analysed the results now and the reading, local history and craft groups came top.
“Local history: The Norwood Society is taking the lead in providing local history talks in the library and help with local history enquiries so please contact them for more details: [email protected]
“The reading group will take place on the third Saturday of the month from 2.30-4pm, starting from March 2014. “The dates for the first ones are 15th March 15th, April 19th and May 17th.
“Rita Chakraborty will be running the reading group. “Everyone is welcome no matter what their age so long as they are 16 years old or more.
“It will be run as a traditional reading group with a set title every month, to be decided at the end of each meeting for the following month. “Free but donations required for refreshments.
“Please e-mail your name to me if you would like to attend and I will forward it to Rita.
“The Stitch Pitch (Craft Group) will take place on the first Monday in the month from 10am to 12pm. “The next are on April 7th and May 5th. I will be running it. “Everyone is welcome so long as they are 18 years old or more.
“This craft group will focus on patchwork, quilting and knitting although other stitchery projects may be brought along.
“I am willing to teach basic patchwork and quilting if you are a novice and wish to learn. “Hopefully we will have a person who would be willing to help with knitting as I am the first to admit that knitting is one craft I have never been able to master, although I admire those who can!
“This group is being run for people needing help and support to start/finish a craft project either for themselves or to sell. “There may be an opportunity to sell good quality hand-crafted items locally on a Crystal Palace Local Market pitch.
“Please let me know in advance if you are interested in joining us so I have an indication of numbers expected and can fill you in on more details about what to bring etc. “Sorry but there are no crèche facilities.”
Cost: £2 for the first three months (March to May) as an introductory offer then £3 per session after that. Light refreshments included in the price.
Contact Fiona at: [email protected] Library website:
RACHEL KUSHNER AT THE BOOKSELLER CROW (Monday April 14th)
Folio Prize shortlisted and Bailey’s Women’s Prize for fiction longlisted author Rachel Kushner will be in conversation and reading from her book The Flamethrowers at the Bookseller Crow, Westow Street on Monday April 14th at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £3 and, according to Crow, “include a choice of something cold and an array of Twiglets.”
Further info: Bookseller Crow 50 Westow St, London SE19 3AF 020 8771 8831
GET CREATIVE AT KINGSWOOD THIS EASTER (Thursday April 17th)
This Easter Southwark is inviting everyone to flex their creative muscles at Kingswood House in Dulwich.
Whether families are looking for fun holiday activities, or young people want a chance to show off their artistic flair – there will be a free opportunity for everyone to create giant drawings, play with an interactive light and film installation, write their life stories in thread and even eat their own artwork.
The Kingswood Draw is a free, one day event at Kingswood House in Seeley Drive, Dulwich taking place on Thursday April 17th. The event will see the beautiful and historic grade II listed house transformed into four laboratories, giving everyone the chance to play, draw, eat and connect whilst making art.
On arrival at the event visitors will take a turn on the giant spinning wheel which will decide for them which path to follow and which ‘art lab’ they will start their Kingswood Draw journey from.
The Drawing Lab will host artist Ivan Liotchev and the International Collaborative Drawing Project, giving visitors the chance to contribute to giant canvasses which will be displayed in and around the Kingswood Estate.
The Playing Lab will host artist Jaygo Bloom and choreography from Carl Campbell Dance Company 7, inviting visitors to use movement to draw with light and film. Dance, jump even hopscotch your way across the room to generate unique colours and patterns on the walls, ceiling and floor.
The Eating Lab will host artist Patrick Bullock and invite visitors to get messy with their food! Creating sweet or savoury art work that will be good enough to eat!
The Connecting Lab will host artist Julia Vogl’s evolving sculpture. Using coloured thread visitors will be invited to share ideas of home and identity, weaving around one another and growing into a web of ideas by the end of the day.
The event produced by Emergency Exits Arts for Southwark council, is a collaborative art project led by artist Ivan Liotchev and the residents of Kingswood estate.
Lead artist Ivan Liotchev said: “The Kingswood Draw is going to be a brilliant day for kids and adults. “You will not only get to experience great art but you’ll get to make it yourself.
“The house is a spectacular venue for us to work in and we are excited to be bringing an event combining all of these elements to one venue – drawing, dance, live music to enjoy, as well as games and art you can eat will all be under one roof. “We hope it’s the highlight of the school holidays.”
Cllr Veronica Ward, Southwark’s cabinet member for culture, leisure, sport and volunteering said “We are really looking forward to holding such an exciting and innovative arts and culture event at Kingswood.
“The house, which is also home to Kingswood library, will be a refreshingly different setting for residents to experience culture in Southwark.
“I hope that it gives lots of our residents, whether with family or friends, a great opportunity to get creative and do something different this Easter.”
On Thursday April 17th the event will run from 2pm until 8pm. With opportunities beforehand to get involved through free open workshops with Ivan on Saturday April 5th and Saturday April 12th from 12 pm to 4pm.
Booking for open workshops is not necessary. For more information on the event visit http://www.southwark.gov.uk/thekingswooddraw