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Summer Festival at Community Market Garden

Sydenham Garden charity is holding its annual summer festival in its community market garden. It is being held on the De Frene Road site (between 35 and 37 De Frene Road, Sydenham, London, SE26 4AB) on Saturday 19th August 12-5 pm. As well as live music from local bands there will be workshops. These include crafts, childrens activities (den building, magical clay faces on trees, creating bubbles and nature crowns), garden sustainability and bee keeping talks, hula hoop taster, pizza spinning and more. The majority of the workshops are free, those that are charged for are all under £5 and there in a small charge on the door. All money raised is for Sydenham Garden which supports people recovering from mental and physical ill-health in Lewisham and surrounding London boroughs. As well as on the door tickets can also be bought in advance here.

The East Dulwich Literary Festival 2017: FEAST!

Once again Harris Girls’ Academy is celebrating the literary arts with opportunities open to our local community, including performances, readings and talks from 10th-21st July. The theme for 2017 is Feast, with many of the scheduled events focusing on food in literature and the exploration of culture and identity through food. This year all of our public events will be run in partnership with the Ivy House, our local Community led Inn on Stuart Road and all of the scheduled events, except the pub quiz are free entry. Students will be taking part in a range of activities linked to the theme throughout the week including a big lunch; a pop-up bookshop; talks from local authors and performances from visiting theatre companies. Join us for an enriching week of events; we look forward to seeing you!   Monday 17th July 19.30 Spark London: Story Telling Driven by the principals of community, authenticity and sharing, storytelling nights have been popping up across London and one of the most popular is Spark. Every week Spark hold nights …

2017 Crystal Palace Overground Festival heralds the return of the free festival to Crystal Palace Park!

Crystal Palace Park has been the scene of many a free concert and additionally the bowl has a long history of legendary gigs from the very beginning in 1967 when Pink Floyd performed all the way up to the famous Bob Marley concert in 1980 and finally in 1999 with the last concert by Pixies. This summer sees the return of the free festival to the landmark park with the relaunch of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival on 17 June 2017. The festival will take place in the heart of the park and 10,000 festival visitors are expected from all over London. Festival Director Noreen Meehan says “We have a gorgeous site in the park which we are very excited about and an amazing line up including Morcheeba as headliners for the main stage!” Morcheeba’s involvement came about by happy accident with Ross Godfrey from the band hearing about the festival from a mutual friend. Ross says “Crystal Palace Park has always been a magical place for me and deeply connected to music. I attended …

Coming Soon: Brockley Max 2017

Brockley Max runs from 2nd to 10th June 2017 offering a packed programme of gigs, films, art exhibitions, theatre, kids activities and more besides. Most events are free and will take place in venues across Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park and Ladywell. The party starts at 4pm on Friday 2nd June with our Opening Night Concert. There’ll be dancing in the street at our free and unforgettable evening of live music outside Brockley station. The line-up includes some of the most talented local musicians. Beer connoisseurs should head to London Beer Dispensary from 6pm on 2nd June to sample Southey Brewing’s newest pale ale, made exclusively for Brockley Max. It launches at £2 a pint for the first cask and will be available throughout the festival. Brockley Max rides the airwaves this year. We’re joining forces with One Harmony Radio, to broadcast festival highlights. There’ll be events coverage, interviews for the Daily Max half hour and plenty more besides. Be sure to tune in! The fun doesn’t end there. The festival unfurls over 9 …

The Love West Dulwich Spring Fair is here again!

Following the huge success of last year’s event, plans for The Love West Dulwich Spring Fair are in full swing. The Love West Dulwich Spring Fair – run in association with the Dulwich Festival – will take place on Park Hall Road, Croxted Road and Rosendale Road in West Dulwich and promises to be a wonderful day for all the family, celebrating the quintessential character of West Dulwich, its people and its exciting mix of independent businesses. This year’s precise programme is currently in creation but it will be sure to include an exciting array of entertainment, activities and promotions for everyone. Musical performances from local bands, choirs and theatre groups Petting zoo with the Vauxhall City Farm Free kid’s funfair rides Maypole dancing workshops and performances with Donna Maria Love West Dulwich banner exhibition Arts & crafts market Street food market and The Craft Beer Cab In store offers and activities from the fantastic local traders and businesses A fire engine Local charities The Love West Dulwich Spring Fair is part of the Dulwich Festival and is …