PALACE ROCKS – OVERGROUND FESTIVAL NOW ON! (and we’ve got a new dinosaur….!!!!)
The Crystal Palace Overground Festival 2015 began yesterday (Wednesday) just as the area is being described as being one of the most positive in London – and gets itself a new dinosaur.
Tomorrow (Saturday) the main focus is in Westow Park with performances on the music stage from 11.45 am – and there’s loads of events for kids.
On Sunday you can dress up in vintage gear for Vintage up the Palace (midday to 5pm) at the top end of Crystal Palace park just next to the bus station. There’s music from Marc Oliver, Harriet Eaves, Swing Patrol, the Skamonics and Ronnie Ripple and the Ripchords while local traders will be selling vintage gear, jewellery, furniture and other ‘blasts from the past’ – plus beer from Beer Rebellion.
Also on Sunday the Crystal Palace Quartet, the Crystal Palace community choir and many others will be making music at Crystal Palace railway station where at 4:15pm a local history walk will start.
The 90-minute walk will explore the parts of Anerley and Penge that were developed in response to the rebuilding of the Crystal Palace . All are welcome to this free event promoted by the Norwood Society and led by Alun Thomas www.norwoodsociety.co.uk
The festival starts as the area is revealed as being one of the capital’s most positive places.
RESEARCH by Shoreditch-based interactive design studio Clubhouse Studios found SE19 and SE21 joint second in the top ten most positive postcodes with SW6 (Fulham, Parson’s Green) top. SE22 East Dulwich was joint fourth, SE23 (Honor Oak, Forest Hill) joint sixth.
THE DINOSAUR – not quite the size of Waterhouse Hawkins monsters in Crystal Palace park but well worth a look -can be found in Haynes Lane off Westow Street.
It’s in the yard where the collectables market (Saturdays 10.30 am to 6pm, Friday and Sunday 11 am to 5pm) and part of the famous Crystal Palace food market (Saturdays 10 am to 3pm) can be found.