SAINSBURY’S SPORT RELIEF MILE (OR MORE) IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK – AND POOL /
MARGARET LOCKWOOD / OVERGROUND FESTIVAL FUNDRAISING CONCERT AT ANERLEY TOWN HALL
SAINSBURY’S SPORT RELIEF MILE (OR MORE) IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK – AND POOL
The Crystal Palace Comic Relief community mile event is being held in Crystal Palace park on Sunday March 20th.
A Swimathon for Sport Relief begins next Friday (18th) in the park’s swimming pool in the national sports centre. Distances 1.5 km 2.5 km and 5 km.
The park event is on the 20th March. To enter Crystal Palace Park’s Sports Relief event, people need to go online to get registered to be assured of an entry (as overall numbers are limited). Families can still turn up on the day to join in.
Entrants can pick a distance of one, three or six miles and can either run, walk or a bit of both – or swim in the park’s national spoorts centre.
Entry fees are: Adult – £7.00; Child £3.00; Family £17.00
“Fancy dress in encouraged or just join us in suitable attire. “The first modern Olympiad was held at Crystal Palace park in 1866, and to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of this momentous occasion, our event will be themed on Victorian costume for those who want to join the fun” says the community mile website.
“All the normal park facilities are available, including toilets and catering, and for those who need stronger refreshments the Bridge House tavern is located next to the start and finish line.
“There will be other themed entertainment on the day, and we assure all of you of a thoroughly enjoyable time on this momentous occasion and worthwhile charity event.”
Actress Margaret Lockwood is the subject of the Norwood Society’s next local history talk. Thursday 17th March, 7.30 at Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE18 1TJ.
The star of many films of the 30s & 40s, including Hitchcock’s ‘The Lady Vanishes’, Margaret Lockwood in her childhood lived in Upper Norwood and spent many hours in the Upper Norwood Library.
Film historian Lucie Dutton, an expert on Lockwood, will talk about her life and films.
Entry is free but, please, be generous with your donations.
Also: The Society’s morning research group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 10am in the Upper Norwood Library. Forthcoming dates are the 10th & 24th March. All are welcome to research family and local history using the library’s unique collection.
OVERGROUND FESTIVAL FUNDRAISING CONCERT AT ANERLEY TOWN HALL
South London’s finest analogue synth knights of the round control console, Metamono, curate an evening of sonic entertainment to delight your ears in a Crystal Palace Overground Festival fundraising concert at Anerley Town Hall on 18 March from 19:30 to 1:30am.
Tickets are just £16.50 and available from Bambino in Church Road, Crystal Palace or online at Eventbrite (small booking fee applies) here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-crystal-palace-overground-festival-presents-metamono-and-friends-tickets-21304311770
Metamono’s second album Creative Listening is now available for order at www.metamono.co.uk . They will be performing tracks from the album on the night along with other roof raising favourites. They have also specially curated a wonderful line up of support to augment your aural and dancing pleasure – Raf and O, Sculpture, Brother G and The Trouble and DJs plus amazing lighting design by Dizqo. (Source: Crystal Palace Overground Festival)