OVERGROUND FESTIVAL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! / POUNDLAND MOVING IN / JOB VACANCIES / COMMUNITY LINKS
OVERGROUND FESTIVAL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!
Crystal Palace Overground festival are looking for volunteers for the ninth annual event being staged from June 24th to June 28th.
Volunteers would be asked to give just four hours of their time for what is the area’s biggest community event of the year.
Festival director Noreen Meehan says: “Not everyone can afford to go to cultural events in the capital so we want to make sure that we have something here in Crystal Palace that is free for all, where the community can hang out and have a great time together,
“In order to run the festival, we need people in the local area to help out. “We ask if people can donate just four hours of their time to make it happen and then they can enjoy the festival too!”
Volunteer roles during the 2015 festival include:
– stewarding and ensuring crowd safety
– helping set up venues throughout the festival
– programme distribution and information sharing
– assisting festival goers
– collecting donations
A festival spokeswoman said: “The best bit is that you get something out of it too. “For just a few hours of your time you get to meet like-minded fabulous people, learn more about the area you live in, make friends, be part of something amazing and make to your community.”
This year’s festival includes loads of music, with something for every taste, comedy, kids activities, food and drink stalls from local traders, and an amazing vintage fair. A full guide to what’s on is available on the festival website [http://crystalpalacefestival.org/whats-on-for-2015/].
To get involved please sign up on the festival website [http://crystalpalacefestival.org/volunteer/] .
Hear from some of last year’s volunteers about why they get involved and what they get out of volunteering on the festival’s youtube channel [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbzTM48E2k5C90ZKxvE0_yQ]
POUNDLAND MOVING IN
POUNDLAND are moving in to the former Blockbuster Video premises next to Sainsbury’s on Westow Street – until recently the premises of Pound Mart.
Elsewhere on Westow Street 400 Rabbits will be opening in the former Jay Michaels hairdressers premises in about seven or eight weeks.
JOB VACANCIES / COMMUNITY LINKS
Good stuff locally – from:CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.
(The following is copied from an email which mentions various links – for full links please go to the market website – Thanks)
We’re part of Crystal Palace Transition Town. There’s always something going on – check out our calendar. Wondering who we are, what we do, or how you could get involved? Our new blog section is a great place to start. Want to garden, but don’t have a space of your own? Join the Patchwork Farm crew at the Edible Garden in Westow Park, or at St John’s on Auckland Road. Check the Transition Town diary for details.
Job – Fancy becoming a cheesemonger? Blackwood’s Cheese are looking for a part time cheesemonger to help with their markets. Must be able to drive and work weekends, and love cheese. Email: [email protected]
Job – Want a Saturday job with Jacob’s Ladder? They need someone to work the stall at our market. 8 hours @ £8 per hour plus 20% off any meat purchased and unlimited camping on their beautiful farm in East Sussex. Ask on the stall if you’re interested.
Job – Words & Pictures are looking for a Graphic Designer to start mid July to cover 7 months maternity leave in the first instance. Please forward your CV to [email protected]
Job – Purveyor of Cheese at Good Taste: Saturdays, 11am–7pm, with a paid lunch break. Pay is more than the minimum wage. Some till work, replenishing the many shelves of booze, cleaning down of the cheese and charcuterie counters and, for the right person, beginning of training on the cheese and charcuterie side of the business. All applicants must be 18 years old or over. Contact [email protected] or pop in and ask for Manish in the shop.
New group – Transition Kids: Do you have kids, or one on the way? Interested in meeting other parents and kids & sharing ideas about eco living? Check out this brand new group.
Do you like the Grape & Grain the way it is? Check out this petition to the new freeholder.
Bridge House Theatre in Penge are applying for funding from the Mayor of London’s High Street Fund and need to also raise funds themselves. Please support them if you can. https://spacehive.com/bridgehousetheatre
The Bridge House Theatre is magnificent new professional fringe theatre in the London Borough of Bromley. It’s above the Bridge House pub on Penge High Street, a minutes walk from Penge West Station.
[STILL WANTED] Job – The Conquering Hero are looking for bar staff. “We are now hiring part time bar/ waiting staff. Experience preferable but we are happy to train you. Must be sociable and able to work some evenings and weekends. PM us for more details.”
[STILL WANTED] Job – The Grape & Grain are looking for a competent cook who doesn’t mind cleaning and maintenance, to come and work in their pub kitchen. Do you know anyone who might fit the bill, hours to be negotiated. Please message Heather Grover.
[STILL WANTED] Job – The Great Exhibition in East Dulwich are looking for a commis chef. “The job involves food preparation, simple cooking under supervision from a senior chef, helping on the pass, general health & safety, maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene. If anyone thinks they can fill this role please get in touch with Ali.”
Would you like to create a name plate or a lovely gift for someone? Then pop down to St. Hugh’s Community Centre tomorrow (Tuesday 2nd June). Here you will be able to decorate porcelain with ceramic colours.
“We can create stencils and designs of what you want on your porcelain. If you have a design, remember to bring the designs along if you have one that you prefer. The lessons are free to Bromley residents, all you need to remember is your ID (passport or birth certificate), for registration.
Remember there is a creche facility for your little ones, so while you craft, your little one is looked after.
Tuesday 2nd June 10am – 11.30pm St. Hugh’s community centre 42 Castledine Road
Anerley SE20 8PL (Source: St. Hugh’s community centre)