As one season ends, so another begins. The warmer months mean only one thing in my sport-obsessed household – cricket! No sooner than my son’s muddy football boots were left outside for the very last time this season and the cricket whites were out! Training is every Friday and Monday evenings with matches on a Sunday morning, but football training will also continue on Saturday mornings throughout the summer months so there really is no escape for this reluctant spectator.
My husband is also off on his annual cricket tour to Somerset with the Dulwich 7thXI for the 12thyear running. Let’s just say the standard of cider drinking is more impressive than the quality of the play…
Sadly, despite the best efforts of Jamie, Rema and the local community, The Palmerston will definitely be changing hands on 3rd June. This is a devastating blow to everyone who has loved and supported this pub over the last 15 years or so. Jamie and Rema have always been the heart of The Palmerston and I will follow them wherever they go. Although, not in a stalker-y way, OBVS.
West Norwood Feast is back (Sunday 2 June)! This fab community event is built around 100 market stalls over five sites along the high street. It is run almost entirely by local volunteers who organise a full programme of free children’s activities and live entertainment. It is a farmer’s market, craft fair, flea market and street food hub all rolled into one.
If you enjoyed the Artists’ Open House weekends last month, then you may be interested in St Christopher’s Open Gardens Festival (2 June). Two Georgian houses will open their doors to the public. Enjoy homemade cakes and teas on the lawn with music provided by the wind band “Colomb Street Ensemble”. There will also be a fantastic and plentiful plant sale featuring a great variety of plants.
Discover your WOW and unleash your confidence at a Look Great Feel Great workshop with Personal Colour Consultant, Anna Gryce, and Mindset Transformation Therapist, Becca Teers (15 June). These expert-led sessions will introduce you to practical ways you can boost your confidence inside and out! I know Anna and Becca personally and am sure this event will be as transformative as it promises to be.
Trim and Tonic anyone? The Pedal Inn will be serving G&Ts, beer, ciders and soft drinks at The Clipper on North Cross Road (from 12pm on 29 June). Local singer, Louis Vann Johnson, will also be performing!
Art@57 is a new street-facing Art Gallery curated by local artist Louise Ward and hosted in the window of Suzanne James’ private hire venue at 57 North Cross Road. Pop along to the next art market (29 June) to view a great mix of exciting and diverse artworks all made by local artists.
There’s so much more, including school summer fairs, designer clothing sales, performances, concerts and even group exercise classes if you need something more aerobically effective than watching under-10s cricket… hopefully on a picnic blanket with a glass of Pimms!
This article first appeared in the June 2019 issue of SE22 magazine.