THOUSANDS of people are expected to descend on Crystal Palace tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday for the main event of this year’s Overground Festival.
(IMPORTANT FOR SATURDAY / SUNDAY: NO TRAINS All weekend there will be no service between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon, for Network Rail track work. NO BOOZE: No alcohol; will be allowed into the park on Saturday but there will be booze on sale in the park NO UNACCOMPANIED UNDER 16s. And bags will be searched.)
OVERGROUND FESTIVAL: SATURDAY JUNE 17TH
TRIANGLE AND BEYOND DAYTIME EVENTS
SUBWAY TOURS / FOOD MARKET/ FESTIVAL CELLIST TRAIL / GARDEN PARTY IN HONOUR OF JO COX MP / etc etc
All weekend Crystal Palace Subway Tours Please see www.cpsubway.org.uk for full information including access and times for these heritage tours.
10:00 – 15:00 Crystal Palace Food Market Every Saturday – an organic farmers’ market that supports ultra-local food producers, artists and musicians. A Transition Town project. www.crystalpalacefoodmarket.com
10:00 – 16:00 Methodist Market Upper Norwood Methodist Church Stop off on your way to Crystal Palace Park and browse amongst a variety of stalls including jams, chutneys, plants and Bric-a-Brac. Refreshments available throughout the day.
Festival Cellist Trail with Sebastian Comberti 10:30 Brown & Green 11:30 Outside Sainsbury’s 12:30 Living Water Satisfies 13:30 Crystal Palace Park Gardens (beside the bus station) There’s nothing more relaxing and civilised than hearing the strains of a solo cello floating over the hushed conversation and delicious coffee aromas of a café environment. Never more so when the soloist is Principal Cellist of London Mozart Players, Sebastian Comberti, one of the UK’s finest musicians who will give 20 minutes recitals at each location – follow the trail to start the weekend!
11:00 – 12:00 Free Family Coffee Concert Crystal Palace Museum The Museum and the internationally renowned London Mozart Players invite you to discover stories from the spectacular Crystal Palace, illustrated with music. Delicious coffee and biscuits generously donated by Dalhousie.
11:00 – 14:00 Great Get Together Garden Party Christ Church Gipsy Hill is hosting a garden party in honour of the late MP Jo Cox. Come along for tea and cake with your neighbours and take a look at our exhibition celebrating Christ Church’s 150 years on Gipsy Hill.
11:00 – 16:00 Curator and Volunteer Talks Crystal Palace Museum Discover your free local museum, where the museum’s founding Curator and expert volunteers will share their enthusiasm for the Victorian wonder that was the Crystal Palace with you.
12:00 – 20:00 Digital Soul The Royal Albert Soulful house collective Digital Soul take over the Albert front garden on Westow Hill With Resident DJs Jimmy Read and Robbie Charles being joined by Paul Trouble Anderson and New York house pioneer Victor Simonelli. Music, food, dancing, laughter, love and life.
12:00 til late Westow House Pitch up at our pop-up bar and enjoy a daily hogroast, all in the vast Westow House gardens.
13:00 – 17:00 Making a Mark Upper Norwood Library Hub Live Figure Drawing – Learning to Draw. This session is open to all skill levels. It provides an excellent introduction to drawing and a solid grounding for beginners as well as a time to practice drawing from the model. Expert tuition, paper, pencils, charcoal, easels and drawing boards will be provided. £40 for a four hour class – to book email [email protected]
18:30 Salsa & Latin American Music Mi Cocina Es Tuya
SATURDAY – CRYSTAL PALACE PARK
11:00 Festival park site opens
Main Stage 11:30am onwards DJ Mamasutra – Daphnea Expect to hear an eclectic mix of dance classics, pop, dancehall and the rest … to keep you grooving in between acts.
11:30 – 12:00 Holy Man Jones Holy Man Jones are Colbert Hamilton (Black Elvis) vocals and Paul Cunningham (Massive Attack) guitar, drums and harmonica. Their music was described by Time Out magazine as “Rock and Roll wrapped up in songs of passion and fire”
12:30 – 13:15 Barry Woolnough and Alain McClean (Moine Dubh Collective) Music has been Barry’s personal therapy that has pulled him through some difficult times. His deep, almost Johnny Cash-like voice has won the hearts of many. Alain’s storytelling and unique style of guitar playing has been enchanting folk around the Palace for the past few years. Both feature on David Holmes’ recent Late Night Tales compilation album and performed live at the launch in Belfast www.facebook.com/Moine-Dubh
13:45 – 14:30 Lauren Dalrymple “A vibrant performer of lustrous textures and energy – imparts her own soul-jazz flavour and rich vibrato always pushing at the constraints of the pop-jazz techniques while holding the vibe!” John Fordham – The Guardian www.laurendalrymple.com
14:30 DJ set by Lol Hammond (Drum Club / Vertigo Films)
15:00 – 15:45 Metamono “Metamono show us a way back to the fun and the seriousness of electronic music. Their machine music kills fascism, or at least tickles it to death” David Stubbs www.metamono.co.uk
16:15 – 17:00 Sian Evans and Ron McElroy This is the beginning of a new chapter for Sian Evans and long-term writing partner Ron McElroy. Mixing new work with their substantial back catalogue (including Kosheen and DJ Fresh), they make a compelling and dramatic live partnership www.sian-evans-ron-mcelroy.com
17:00 – 17:25 Grounded Movement and Grounded UK’s Swing and Jam Fest Temujin Gill and Sunanda Biswas, alongside top hip hop artist DJ Snuff, create some seriously infectious jazz, funk and hip hop grooves, inviting everyone to join in a fun and celebratory mass movement (aka party time) www.groundedmovement.com
17:30 – 18:15 Delgres Pascal Danae, Rafgee and Baptiste Brondy’s musicality help to bridge the missing link of the blues from Guadeloupe to Louisiana…to the Mississippi Delta. Their music revisits the blended songs and dances of the long-lost souls of New Orleans www.delgresmusic.com
18:45 – 20:00 Morcheeba Morcheeba formed in 1995 and produced a string of multi-million selling classic albums such as Big Calm and Charango. The sweet, fluid vocals of Skye blends with the laid-back mix of psychedelic rock, funk, and blues of Ross Godfrey’s guitar work. Their concerts are spectacular and have wowed audiences the world over.
YOUTH TAKEOVER STAGE In association with the Brit school. 12:00 – 12:30 Sonic Uprising talent competition winners We have been running a talent competition with help from the BRIT School students and their teachers. The winners will be revealed online and in the park guide.
13:15 – 13:45 Sonic Uprising talent competition winners All details to be revealed online and in the park guide.
14:30 Grooveschool Young DJs from Grooveschool will play on the Youth Stage this year for the first time. A not for profit organisation that run projects focused towards nurturing young people’s engagement, creativity and invention. The main activity they provide is DJ and Music Technology workshops for all ages and abilities. The performance will be closely followed by a short workshop in the Family Zone. www.grooveschool.org
15:45 – 16:15 Grounded Movement and Grounded UK’s Swing and Jam Fest Grounded Movement and Grounded UK perform a vibrant piece bringing together hip hop and jazz dance cultures, followed by a short breakin’ (break-dance) class and dance jam led by Sunanda Biswas. All welcome to come and throwdown (dance) www.groundedmovement.com
17:00 BAC Beat Academy The BAC Beatbox Academy, as featured on the BBC’s Gareth Malone show, Latitude festival, and Royal Festival Hall, make their first appearance at the festival. Making music all from their mouths and open to all skill levels www.bac.org.uk/ beatboxacademy
18:15 – 18:45 Kianja and band Kianja is an up and coming artist who has been singing, songwriting and self-producing since the age of 14. Her music is feeling-filled and fresh. ‘Kianja’ means sunshine in Swahili and she aims to spread love and light through music Soundcloud, Twitter & Instagram @kianjamusic
SPOKEN WORD AND COMEDY MASH UP TENT
12:00 – 12:30 Spoken Word Up and Coming Session Curated and MC’d by Joe Duggan, who you will see more of later, our up and coming session will feature quick fire performances from the best spoken word talent we can find!
13:15 – 13:45 Mary Finnigan Psychedelic Suburbia – David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab by journalist and broadcaster Mary Finnigan presents an entirely new insight into the period in 1969 when Bowie lived, worked and played with the author. Mary will be delving into her stories and memories of our south London hero.
14:30 – 15:00 Comedy Up and Coming Session Fresh from her New Zealand sellout tour! Charmian is a class above most stand-up comedians – original and innovative, witty, erudite, funny yet profound – a great entertainer not to be missed. Don’t miss Charmian and her choices for the up and coming slot.
15:45 – 16:15 Idle Eye & Joe Duggan Idle Eye (Douglas John Thorp) will read a few posts from his unsuccessful art book, Amateur of Life and Death, which, in his words “serves as a template for young people to better themselves in their own life endeavours”. “Lyrical, haunting and witty” The Irish Times, Joe Duggan is a local poet who has performed widely in London and was highly commended in the Forward Prize for his collection Fizzbombs.
17:00 – 17:30 Max Porter & Guests – A Nonsense Cabaret Bring yer jabberwockies and yer hungry ear sockies to the Crystal Palace Nonsense Cabaret. Featuring local authors, poets, children, odd-jobs and mythical beasts. Hosted by Max Porter.
18:15 – 18:45 Lemn Sissay We are mega excited to host Lemn Sissay MBE as the headliner for our first spoken word and comedy tent. Lemn is the author of several books of poetry alongside articles, records, public art, and plays. He was the official poet for the London Olympics and his poems are installed throughout Manchester and London. www.lemnsissay.com
VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS TENT
Visual Arts and Crafts Tent 11:00 – 12:30 Splattermake Start the day by making and creating your unique festival fashion headband. We supply all the materials and guidance that will get you in the mood for fun. All ages! splattermake.co.uk
13:00 – 14:00 Magical Castle workshop Calling all Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses! Join Dreamcatcher for a super special Magical Castle children’s workshop using our favourite arts and crafts. Suitable for ages 2 – 7 www.dreamcatcherparties.co.uk
14:30 – 15:15 Kids’ Clay Workshop At this workshop kids can get their hands on the clay, have fun and be creative – we make a step-by-step project to take home using air-hardening clay! www.kidsclayworkshop.com
15:30 – 16:30 Framing Factory Decorating a miniature frame with Posca pens and craft materials. Suitable for ages 5+. framesandart.co.uk
16:45 – 17:30 Inkheads In our workshop we’ll create characters together (drawn by our illustrator). YOU can plot your own story to write with our expert advice. For writers aged 8 – 12 inkhead.co.uk
17:45 – 18:45 Curious Cyanotypes Create a beautiful deep-blue photograph using found and scavenged objects and the sun! Inspired by science and nature, learn how this traditional process combines magic and art. Suitable for ages 3+. www.untapped.org.uk
12:00 – 18:00 The Labyrinth of Lost Stories Crystal Palace Park Maze Things are stirring in Crystal Palace Park. Voices have been heard echoing around the maze… whispers from another world and another time. Passers-by have noticed shadows, as if people are wandering around the maze seeking out answers to long forgotten questions. Are you brave enough to enter? If you are, maybe you can discover who these mystical characters are and piece together stories from the past to discover hidden treasures in the maze? Work together with your friends and family to follow the clues and unravel the mysteries of the maze on this free storytelling adventure! Suitable for ages 6-12.
PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP TENT – FAMILY ZONE
11:00 – 11:50 Participatory Singing Session with Katie Rose and Crystal Palace Transition Town Choir Put a sing in your step to start your festival day – all voices and ages welcome www.therosewindow.org
12:00 – 12:30 Grounded Movement and Grounded UK’s Swing and Jam Fest Grounded Movement perform some rug-cutting lindy hop and jazz, followed by an informal taster class in jazz and funk social dances. This will culminate in a mass Big Apple dance (ceilidh-like circle dance from the golden jazz era). Suitable for ages 5+
13:15 – 14:15 French Franck School of All Music (FFSAM) French Franck presents the little rock ‘n’ roll gems he has been teaching drumming, singing and playing guitar to, followed by a music workshop for all to join in. Suitable for all ages [email protected]
14:30 – 15:00 The Little Disco Company A fun and interactive disco for the whole family to enjoy – top tunes, kids’ favourites, games, bubbles, snow and fireworks! Suitable for all ages.
15:10 – 15:40 Grooveschool DJ workshop Grooveschool runs projects that encourage children and young people to get involved in music. Come along to one of its workshops to learn new skills in DJing and music technology. Suitable for ages 10 – 19.
15:50 – 16:10 Apsara Arts Performance Apsara Arts runs regular dance classes in Bollywood and Kathak for all ages. Their students regularly perform www.apsaraarts.co.uk
16:20 – 16:50 Beautiful birdhouses workshop Make your very own unique birdhouse using recycled materials, all ready with birdseed to take away to feed your feathered friends! Bird spotting information included. Suitable for children ages 3+ www.untapped.org.uk
17:00 – 18:00 Explore the Jungle – an Interactive Show for Kids Explore the Jungle! Trek into the unknown with Dr Fattenborough and see the Girafffe, Zebra, Tigers and Bear! Don’t miss out on your chance! To meet the cheeky monkeys for a dance! Suitable for all ages. www. simplysmileyproductions.co.uk
18:15 – 18:45 Evening Yoga with Project Yogi Wind down with yoga for all ages with Project Yogi, a not-for-profit organisation that creates self-development and self-empowerment programmes using yoga, mindfulness and social emotional learning activities. Suitable for all ages. Mnemonic Park, Crystal Palace – Park of Memory The installation is a large-scale collaboration in Crystal Palace Park, demarcating the exact footprint of the Crystal Palace with replica columns. A series of walks will be led by local historians and activists. Visitors are invited to bring their own materials and tools to the workshops to help make the columns. As the scale of the Crystal Palace is immense only a third of its footprint will be erected and as the installation is temporary, it will be returned to parkland after the event. More information on the News section of our website at crystalpalacefestival.org. Register at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mnemonicpark-crystal-palace-park-of-memorytickets-34035056771
STORYTELLING TENT – FAMILY ZONE
11:00 – 11:30 Short Stories with Julie 12:00 – 12:30 Storytelling with Soundscape In a world filled with darkness, Twice Shy Theatre delve into the shadows in search of light. Improvised storytelling with sublime live music. From 9 to 90,
13:15 – 13:45 Jo Clayton South London Fairy Tales Traditional tales transplanted to South London for young and old alike. From 9 to 90.
14:30 – 15:00 Storytelling with Soundscape In a world filled with darkness, Twice Shy Theatre delve into the shadows in search of light. Improvised storytelling with sublime live music. From 9 to 90.
15:45 – 16:15 Locative Literature What does it feel like to ‘walk inside’ a story? Or to write a tale which takes others around real places? Find out with Story Places at Crystal Palace Park. Suitable for age 11+
17:00 – 17:30 Reconquista – JJ Anderson Adventure, intrigue and self-discovery in 13th century Al Andalus. Storytelling for adults and children 11+
18:15 – 18:45 Beckenham Storytellers Storytelling for adults and children 11+. You are welcome to come and listen or tell a story if you wish. Beckenham Storytelling Circle meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Goldsmiths Arms, Penge.
COMMUNITY ZONE co-sponsors Quality Solicitors Amphlett Lissimore / Martin and Co estate agents
Just some of the activities you will be able to browse in this zone – you will be able meet many of the community groups, charities and businesses from the local area. A fantastic way to find out what’s going in the lively community of Crystal Palace!
Crystal Palace Park community groups Martin & Co as co-sponsors of the community zone are delighted to bring to the festival a walking and roaring T-Rex. Come and join us and Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs and Friends of Crystal Palace Park for fun, frolics and a bit of learning too. We will be holding exciting shows and workshops throughout the day about dinosaurs and ducks. Come and see us to learn about ducks and dinosaurs with our very special guest Dexter. Join us for a roaring good time. We can’t wait to see you.
Crystal Palace Transition Town Crystal Palace Transition Town turns six this year and we have an amazing range of exciting community-led and sustainable projects under our belt – including the multi-prize winning Crystal Palace Food Market, Palace Pint, Patchwork Farm, Palace Buds, Green Drinks, Community Meals and Clean-ups plus a very exciting partnership with The Paxton Centre on Anerley Hill. New projects in the pipeline include a Library of Things (With Upper Norwood Library Hub), an Energy Garden at Crystal Palace Station, and a “great switch” to clean energy providers! Come along to our stall to find out more and see how you can get involved. Come away with real seeds and with the seeds of new ideas! www.crystalpalacetransition.org.uk
WELLBEING AND ACTIVE ZONES
Well-Being Zone Take a timeout in our Well-Being Zone with the opportunity to learn about how to enhance your health from our expert providers including Training Points, Crystal Palace Physiotherapy and more.
Well-Being Tent Sponsored by Crystal palace Physio Group All seminars and classes are delivered by Healthcare and Fitness Professionals from Crystal Palace Physio Group
12:00 – 12:30 Benefits of exercise Exercise is a powerful tool to ward off disease, disability and stress. Find out how you could use exercise to improve your health and wellbeing.
13:00 – 13:30 Introduction to Pilates Pilates is a low impact and low risk form of exercise than can yield a number of health benefits. Join us for this beginners introduction to Pilates exercise class. All you will need is loose fitting clothes and a willingness to participate!
14:00 – 14:30 Diet and nutrition tips Poor diet and nutrition is one of the leading causes of common health conditions. Learn how you can harness the power of a good diet to improve your health and reduce the risk of problems in the future.
15:00 – 15:30 Introduction to Yoga Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that includes controlled breathing, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures. Join us for this beginners’ class to see how it can help you relax and improve your health. Loose fitting clothing required.
16:00 – 16:30 What you need to know about back pain Back pain is very common and affects 4 out of 5 adults at some time in their lives. Join us for this informative seminar on how to reduce your risk of back pain and how to manage if you are affected by it.
17:00 – 17:30 Back fitness class Exercise is one of the key tools used to fight back pain. Come and join us for this exercise class to learn a basic group of exercises that may be helpful in improving the mobility of the lower back and your general fitness. Loose fitting clothing required.
Active Zone sponsored by Better. Find out what’s happening at the National Sports Centre this summer and beyond with our Active Zone sponsors GLL / Better who are bringing the sports centre to the festival site! You can learn how to become a member and about various classes, activities and clubs. FREE taster sessions all day including: Tennis – a pop up court located on tennis courts near the sports centre Basketball – can you beat the one shot hoop challenge? Toddlers’ Gymnastics Athletics – challenge yourself with the high step and speed bounce circuits Indoor Rowing – are you able to be the fastest time at set distances? Junior Fitness activities Soft Play equipment for the under 5’s
Palace for Life Foundation With a vision of helping young South Londoners grow through sport, the Palace for Life Foundation together with CPFC comes to the festival with their fastest shot machine, a range of fun footballing activities and lots of surprises for local children and young people.
ANIMAL ZONE sponsored by Paxton Veterinary Clinics Ltd
‘PAWSITIVE’ DOG SHOW / PETTING ZOO /
14:00 Think Pawsitive Dog Show Sponsored by It’s our very own inaugural dog show!! There are so many dogs and dog lovers in our community we felt it was time to have a show for them with a doggone good time for all (groan). Fees £5 entry fee plus £2 for each additional category entered, payable on receipt of application. £1 of every entrance fee will go to support SNARL (South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty) our local rescue charity. Categories Best Puppy (must be at least 6 months old), Most Adorable Rescue, Golden Oldie (for any dog over 7 years old), Best Dressed, Best Trick, Dog Most Like It’s Owner and People’s Choice. Apply online at https://cpfestival.typeform.com/to/r87qe3
Petting Zoo We are London’s leading land-based college – our Crystal Palace Park Farm houses a variety of large, small and exotic animals. Come and see these animals, pet and feed them. Also find out more information about all our Animal Care, Arboriculture and Countryside, Garden Design and Horticulture courses.
Eating and drinking Welcome to the food and drink heaven that is our festival park event! We have searched high and low for the best traders with the most amazing food and drinks to ensure that you get to try the highest quality from around the world. From oysters to gelato, from Vietnamese to Mexican food, from prosecco to cider, we simply haven’t got the space to tell you about all of our food and drink offerings. Just wander around and see for yourself!
Shopping Like a bit of retail therapy? So do we! Make sure you bring a bit of extra cash as you will be totally tempted by our traders’ lovely array of arts, crafts, clothing, shoes, jewellery, kids’ toys, books and much, much more!
Vintage UpThe Palace Celebrating one of Crystal Palace’s many cultures, we bring you Vintage at the Festival. For lovers of fashion from 20’s through to the 90’s, we have a dedicated area of shopping for the vintage lovers amongst you. Don’t miss your chance to snap up some bargains from our fabulous traders!
TRIANGLE AND BEYOND EVENING EVENTS
BROKEN BISCUITS / LONSDON MOZART PLAYERS / MUSIC AT THE WHITE HART – SPARROWHAWK – GIPSY HILL TAVERN – DOMALI
19:30 Broken Biscuits Antenna Studios Broken Biscuits is a variety event, conceived by Crystal Palace-based writer/performer Douglas John Thorp (aka Idle Eye). It combines spoken word, music, comedy and film, and has toured extensively since its inception in April 2016. Featuring Idle Eye, Jenny Vegas, Jenny Lockyer and Elvis Parsley with Vivienne Westnorwood as compere and short animations from artist/sage Dan Laidler. Pay what you can on the door.
19:30 Thomas Trotter & London Mozart Players St John the Evangelist, Sylvan Road, SE19 2RX London Mozart Players presents a collision of music styles and cultures in a special oneoff show. Croydon Gospel Choir will perform Vivaldi’s Gloria then join forces with Crystal Palace Community Choir & the choirs of the Harris Academies to perform Karl Jenkins’ Adiemus, before the orchestra explodes into Poulenc’s acclaimed Organ Concerto with one of the world’s most admired organists, Thomas Trotter. Tickets £15 from www.lmp.org
20:00 Live Music with Massive Dynamic The White Hart Funk, Blues, Rock & Roll all sure to get you up dancing through the night! 19:00 – 23:00 Gill Manly Jazz Trio The Paxton Centre Croydon resident, Gill Manly, a jewel in the crown of British jazz and blues, performs with her acoustic blues musicians, Trevor Hyett (mandolin mandola), and Thomas Coffey (acoustic guitar). She is a regular headliner at Ronnie Scott’s, famously with her critically acclaimed show Portrait of Nina Simone. Tickets £7.50 on the door or in advance from www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ festival-live-jazz-night-tickets-32858374282
21:00 Two 5 The Sparrowhawk
21:30 The Brew Gipsy Hill Tavern Celtic Rock and covers
22:00 – 01:00 Live music from The Cracked Domali Bar & Kitchen Afrobeat, Latin, calypso, ska and Balearic tunes. Michael Johnson and Sugar T will carry on the party on the decks.
SUNDAY JUNE 18
SOW THE SEEDS IN PEACE GARDEN / BOOK AID AT ROCKMOUNT / OPERA IN THE SECRET GARDEN / HISTORY WALK AROUND THE TRIANGLE / CRYSTAL PALACE YOUTH ORCHESTRA etc etc etc
10:00 – 13:00 Seedbombing (a technique of introducing vegetation to land by throwing or dropping seed balls)and Yarnbombing (covering an object or structure in a public place with decorative knitted or crocheted material, as a form of street art) ACHE garden, Crystal Palace Park (next to the gates off Anerley Hill) Come and make your own seedbombs and join us in a spot of yarnbombing in the ACHE garden, the community peace garden initiated by Paxton Green Time Bank. Free activity with all equipment provided. Suitable for all ages. Refreshments available. Also find out about timebanking, where you can share skills locally and exchange time within your community.
10:30 – 12:00 Book Aid Charitable Trust Rockmount Primary School, Chevening Road, SE19 3ST Book Aid Charitable Trust sends large shipments of new and second hand Christian Books and Bibles to needy countries mainly in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. If you want to donate any good quality Christian books or Bibles we will have a collection point at this event.
11:00 – 16:00 Curator and Volunteer Talks Crystal Palace Museum Discover your free local museum, where the museum’s founding curator and expert volunteers will share their enthusiasm for the Victorian wonder that was the Crystal Palace with you.
12:00 Salvation Army Band Westow Street outside Sainsbury’s The Salvation Army Band and Churches Together gather for a big sing, open to all.
12:00 til late Westow House Pitch up at our pop-up bar and enjoy a daily hogroast, all in the vast Westow House gardens.
12:00 – 12:45 Little Red Riding Hood St John the Evangelist, Sylvan Road, SE19 2RX Join Croydon’s resident orchestra this half term as we re-imagine Roald Dahl’s iconic interpretation of the children’s classic Little Red Riding Hood, brought to life with live music by Paul Patterson, narrated by Rebecca Kenny & performed by London Mozart Players. Suitable for children of all ages. Tickets from www.lmp.org
12:00 – 20:00 DJs All Day Antenna Studios Chilled and uptempo funk, disco, house, dub, and everything in between. Food stalls courtesy of the Crystal Palace Food Market, nice beers, Bloody Marys and more.
13:00 – 14:30 Vocal Chords The Secret Garden Vocal Chords performs a diverse repertoire of non-classical music and the choir has performed at many events from street corners and cemeteries to museums and concert halls, including the South Bank Centre. They will perform songs of protest and change.
13:00 – 15:00 Harriet Eaves Music Jazz Singer The Paxton Centre We welcome back Harriet Eaves Music with her vintage jazz tunes to continue our festival celebrations. Join us for some lovely Sunday afternoon laid back live music at our beautiful vibrant arts space opposite Crystal Palace train station. Tickets £7.50 on the door or in advance from the centre. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festivaljazz-sunday-special-tickets-32856205796
13:45 – 14:15 Opera in the Garden The Secret Garden Jane Harrington (soprano) and Eve Lambah (mezzo soprano) will perform a programme of well-loved operatic duets and solos including works by Mozart, Monteverdi and Delibes.
14:00 Two 5, Sian Evans and Ron McElroy and resident artist Frank Laszio Bambino Later in the evening – come and chill out at Bambino for an evening of poetic songs from Lady Soul Armorel. Where the pop song and the lyric ballad have one more for the road, talking in mellow tones about the years of wax and the centuries of verse. The Children will see you there. See @andybambino for details
15:00 French Franck School of All Music (FFSAM) Brown & Green French Franck presents the little rock ‘n’ roll gems he has been teaching drumming, singing and playing guitar to.
16:00 Walk into the past around the Triangle Meet outside Crystal Palace Station The Norwood Society hosts a walk exploring the history of the buildings and shops, some of which are displaying plaques showing past trades or traders. Free but donations welcome.
16:00 – 16:30 Sheku Kanneh-Mason St John the Evangelist, Sylvan Road, SE19 2RX BBC Young Musician 2016 Sheku Kanneh-Mason joins Croydon’s own orchestra London Mozart Players for a special one-off show, as he performs Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C. The first black musician to win the BBC accolade, Sheku is one of the UK’s exciting new classical talents. In this special collaboration, the ensemble will be joined by musicians from the local education hub Croydon Music & Arts to perform Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, followed by a performance of Mozart’s Haffner symphony. Tickets £15 from www.lmp.org
18:00 – 19:00 Meditation class for adults Lihn Son Buddhist Temple, 76 Beulah Hill, SE19 3EW Come and learn the ancient art of Buddhist meditation. Take a break from your busy life of doing and learn to just be in the present moment. Free and no need to book, just drop in – all are welcome.
18:00 – 19:00 Crystal Palace Youth Orchestra Salvation Army Hall The Crystal Palace Youth Orchestra was formed three years ago by a local music teacher and violinist Miss Agatha Lisowska. CPYO children take regular exams with the ABRSM and will perform as soloists for this concert to demonstrate their musical talents. www.CPYO. co.uk
19:15 Sergei Podobedov Salvation Army Hall Award-winning pianist and graduate of the Moscow Central School of Music, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Royal College of Music, returns to the festival to play Mozart, Chopin and more www.sergeipodobedov.com
19:30 An Evening of Opera Domali Bar & Kitchen Jane Harrington Soprano, Nicholas Mulroy Tenor and Annie Gill Mezzo Soprano