There’s more happening at Upper Norwood library in May, no ‘May-bes’ about it!
Saturday May 10th at 10.30 – 11am: Saturday Waggle and Hum
Fiona’s ever popular rhyme-time with puppets also takes place one Saturday a month to allow working parents the opportunity to waggle and hum with their babies.
Age: 0 – 2 year olds Charge: £1 per baby (or more, if you wish).
Saturday May 10th at 10.30am – 4.30pm: Usborne book fair
Kate O’Sullivan comes to the library approximately once a month to sell her popular Usborne titles. The more Kate sells the more free new Usborne books we receive for our children’s library!
Thursday May 15th at 7.30 – 9.30pm: The Norwood Society talk: West Norwood – a place of change
This month Alun Thomas will deliver an illustrated talk tracing the development of West Norwood – rural hamlet to thriving suburb – mentioning significant people of the area.
Age: All ages Charge: Free, but donations welcomed.
Tuesday May 27th at 10.30am – 12pm: Greek myths – stories and mask-making
Listen to the amazing myths of ancient Greece and make your own Grecian masks to fool friends and family.
Age: 5 – 10 year olds Charge: £2 per child
NB: Please book in advance at the library as spaces are limited.
Thursday May 29th at 3.30 – 4pm: Tales from ancient Greece
If you love mythology here is another opportunity to hear more tales from ancientGreece.
Age: 4 + year olds
Charge: Free, but donations welcomed.
Saturday May 31st at 2.30 – 3.30pm: Book Club
For the third meeting we will discuss The Dirty South by Alex Wheatle. There are plenty of copies at the library; if you don’t see it on display at the counter, just ask.
Refreshments will be served. Age: Adults Charge: Free, but donations welcomed.
NB: Please confirm attendance with Rita by email/telephone/in person as spaces are limited to 12 per session. Extra sessions can be arranged with advance notice.
Monday June 2nd at 10am – 12pm: Stitch Pitch: patchwork and quilting workshop
Fiona will be teaching patchwork and quilting. Work will be done by hand, but if you have a PAT-tested sewing machine you may bring this along. Fiona’s sewing machine may be used on occasion, when required. Refreshments will be served.
Age: Adults Charge: Special introductory price of £2 per session for first three months and £3 per session thereafter.
WEST NORWOOD – A PLACE OF CHANGE…
is the subject of the next Norwood Society local history meeting in Upper Norwood library.
The illustrated talk by Alun Thomas will trace the development of West Norwood – rural hamlet to thriving suburb – mentioning significant people of the area.
Thursday May 15th Upper Norwood Library,
39-41 Westow Hill, Upper Norwood, SE19 1TJ.(corner of Beardell Street) 7.30 pm :
All are welcome, there is no charge but donations are welcome. Refreshments.
Thursday June 19th: The Concrete Church & The Bevingtons;Anerley’s pioneering church & the life of the founder.
HOWARD MARKS VISITS KINGSWOOD – ‘Mr Nice’ at Overground festival fundraiser
Ahead of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival on 26 – 29 June, the organisers have announced a very special pre-festival fundraiser at Kingswood House, Kingswood Estate, Dulwich.
On Thursday, May 29th intrepid bon viveur Howard Marks will bring his spoken word show; Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe to south east London.
With trademark honesty and penetrating humour, Howard will look back at four extraordinary and action packed phases of his life. Covering his time as an academic and his nascent interest in marijuana, through his infamous years as the world’s most notorious drugs trafficker and his incarceration in Terre Haute, one of the United States’ toughest penitentiaries, Howard brings the story up to date with his current career as a bestselling author and national treasure. Enthralling and hilarious in equal measure, you may think you know the Howard Marks story but there are many tales still left to tell.
Noreen Meehan, who chairs the Overground Festival, said: “We are very excited to extend a very warm Crystal Palace welcome to Howard in this very special fundraising show.
“Howard is truly a phenomenon of our times, a man who has surfed and survived many trials and tribulations, using his trademark humour.
“We hope that our faithful festival revellers will come and enjoy his many tales followed by DJs and a bar afterwards.”
Date – Thursday, May 29, 2014
Time – Doors 7pm til 11:30pm
Tickets – £12.50 plus £1.50 booking fee from www.ticketline.co.uk/howard-marks
Location – Kingswood House, Kingswood Estate, Seeley Drive, Dulwich, London, SE21 8QR
Buses: 3, 450 Train: Sydenham Hill
COMMUNITY-LOVING VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL
Organisers of the 8th Crystal Palace Overground Festival (26th-29th June) are calling for local people to get involved in what has become the biggest party of the year in Crystal Palace.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to take part in the community arts festival that will run from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th June 2014, spread across Crystal Palace, including Crystal Palace Park, Westow Park and the Upper Norwood Triangle.
The events kick off on Thursday 26th June to Friday 27th June with community fringe events around the Upper Norwood Triangle area, with the big music, multi-media and vintage events held in outdoor spaces around Crystal Palace on Saturday 28th June and Sunday 29th June. Local trader, pub and venue-led events will add to the fun.
Anyone can volunteer – from students to pensioners.
Volunteers manager Caroline Guinard said: “We need fun-loving and flexible people who are able to volunteer just four hours of their time to help make our festival happen.
“Volunteer roles include distributing programmes, helping set up the park events, putting up posters, ensuring crowd safety and providing a sign-posting service to festival goers.
“In return we can guarantee a fun time, an opportunity to meet new friends, regular social meetings and a chance to get involved in your local community.”
The organisers actively encourage people from all backgrounds to join up – the only prerequisites are to be 18 or over, enthusiastic, friendly, reliable and committed to making the Crystal Palace Overground Festival the best yet!
Full training will be provided. Prospective volunteers should visit www.crystalpalacefestival.org/volunteer and complete the online application form.
About the Crystal Palace Overground Festival
The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is a free family-friendly music and arts festival run by a team of dedicated volunteers.
It was launched in 2007 by the Upper Norwood Triangle traders and has gone from strength to strength with over 6,000 people attending last year’s event.
The 4-day event provides a platform for the many creative and diverse people, musicians, traders and artists of Crystal Palace, and showcases Crystal Palace, its people and all it has to offer to visitors from across London, and beyond!
FIND OUT MORE www.crystalpalacefestival.org
Find on Facebook: Crystal Palace Overground Festival
Follow on Twitter: @SE19festival
MOTORSPORT AT CRYSTAL PALACE 2014 – MIKE CRABTREE AND THE CLASS OF ’71
Motorsport at the Palace – held in association with the Ancaster Group – is delighted to announce a very special reunion at this year’s event, held over the bank holiday weekend of Sunday May 25th and Monday May 26th 2014.
In 1971, Mike Crabtree, Gerry Marshall and Martin Thomas fought a furious race-long battle at Crystal Palace, pushing each other to the limit in that year’s Osram Saloon car race.
The three cars which went wheel-to-wheel that day will meet again at Motorsport at the Palace for the first time in 43 years, while Mike Crabtree – who crossed the line in first place, only to be penalised for a jump start and relegated to second – will be in attendance as special guest of honour.
Mr Crabtree will take the wheel of his Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600, while current owner John Shoesmith will be driving the Chevrolet Camaro campaigned by Martin Thomas;
Gerry Marshall sadly passed away in 2005, but will be represented by Colin Robbins, driving an exact replica of Marshall’s Vauxhall Viva GT. Two other cars which competed in that period will also be on display: George Whitehead’s WRA Anglia and a very special Ford Cortina Mk2, driven by Jon Doubleday.
Recalling that incredible battle, Mr Crabtree says: “When I watch this race on YouTube I still get sweaty palms, even after 43 years. My car sustained more dents [in that race] than I had gathered through the whole season.”
In addition to this unique reunion, Motorsport at the Palace 2014 will again be thrilling spectators with plenty of exciting, on-track action. With entries now closed, a fantastic line-up of classic and modern machines will be competing for fastest time of the day, while away from the track, visitors of all ages will find plenty to keep them occupied.
A host of exotic cars will be on show in the concours exhibition, classic motorcycles will be conducting demonstration runs, and youngsters can get behind the wheel of child-friendly go-karts or enjoy the interactive Diggerland rides.
Guests can also take a leisurely stroll through the open paddock, located amid beautiful parkland, where the drivers and mechanics will be on hand to chat about their vehicles.
Motorsport at the Palace has raised over £13,500 for local charities since 2010
Tickets & further information can be found at http://motorsportatthepalace.co.uk/.
For YouTube footage of the above-mentioned race, search for “1971 Osram saloon car race'”.