Category Archives: Arts

Artists Open House this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday ( 5th & 6th October) Lambeth artists & crafts people open their studios to visitors  10am to 6pm. Free entry.

Our local artists in West Norwood include:

Megan Dowsett, Martin Grover, Wendy Horler  and Liorah Tchiprout.

For details  see; http://www.lambethopen.com/

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October is Black History month

Lambeth Libraries have partnered with Black Cultural Archives, St Martins Community Centre and many others to create a fantastic programme of events for Black History month this October.

Locally we have:

  • Sun 6th 1.30pm to 4pm. Drumming workshop at St Lukes church SE27 0DT and poetry, prose & song at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX
  • Wed 9th 7pm Rising above Brokenness – meet authors of books on mental well being at  Upper Norwood Library SE19 1TJ
  • Sat 12th 11am to 6pm Black Hair Day at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX – meet authors, hairdressers , watch a movie.
  • Wed 23rd 2.30pm Make your own African Drum at Upper Norwood Library SE19 1TJ
  • Wed 23rd 2.30pm Anancy/Ananse/Anansi Adventure for over 5’s at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX

All welcome. For details of  these and many more mostly free events see:    [  https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/lambeth-black-history-month-brochure-2019.pdf  ]

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Visit places normally closed to the public

Clockworks

The weekend of 21st and 22nd September is a chance to visit over 800 buildings in London  not normally open to the public. Open House weekend also includes walks & tours. A few need booking in advance.  Visits free.

See locations at  https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/  . Or download the app: [ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.opencity.openhouse ]

Locally in West Norwood we have:

Saturday 21st

Cheviot Gardens extra care housing , 36 Cheviot Rd SE27 0SU 1pm to 5pm

Clockworks, clock museum, at 6 Nettlefold Place SE27 0JW 10am to 5pm

West Norwood Cemetery Norwood High St Road SE27 9JU Tours 2pm and 3pm

Sunday 22nd

The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ 1pm to 5pm

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Country Show 20th and 21st July

This year’s big day out at the Lambeth Country Show 12noon to 8pm is over this weekend  21st & 22nd July at Brockwell Park SE24 . Bring friends & family too. There is something for everyone! Disability access details : https://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/accessibility/

The Main stage hosts  musicians– Bukky Leo & Black Egypt , Vanessa Haynes, MF Robots, Imagination, Dawn Penn, SISTA Women in Reggae, Denis Alcapone, Twinkle Brothers & General Levy.

‘Flower walkers’ from the show in 2016

Activities include entertainments, farm animals, health & well being, flower show, sports, technology, performances, crafts, over 200 market stalls,  food & drink and of course show piece entertainments at the Arena. New for this year is Longbow Archery and Crossbows, Ancient Artillery, Warrior Training and Medieval Sword School.

To avoid single use plastics there is £2 deposit ( returnable) on reusable cups.  Lots of free water fountains.

This year there are safety searches at  4 entry points (Herne Hill , Lido, Tulse Hill, Norwood Road). Last entry 7.30pm. Avoid queues at peak time 3pm to 5pm. Entry is free and un-ticketed.

To get to the Country Show  please walk, cycle or travel by public transport ( 68 or 196 bus from West Norwood) . The only parking is for Blue Badge holders who apply in advance. Cycle parks inside Herne Hill & Tulse Hill entrances.

For full details see web site: https://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/ or download the app for i-phone or android – search for Lambeth Country Show 2019.

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350 years before and after Windrush

Before and After Windrush: 350 years of Black People in Lambeth” is a free exhibition in Lambeth town hall in Brixton SW2 1RW on weekdays 9am to 6pm until Friday 12th July.
Evidence from Lambeth Palace & council archives of Black People in Lambeth goes back to the 1660s. It includes records  of former slaves and servants who were being baptised in a Lambeth parish church in the eighteenth century, African princes & sons of chiefs who were being educated in Clapham and the mysterious, unnamed Black Woman of Brixton Causeway who was struggling to bring up her child in Lambeth in the 1720s.
Photographs by Harry Jacobs of the Black community in Brixton between the 1950s and the 1990s are also on display.
To meet the curator of the exhibition on Monday 1st July at 6.30pm email artsweb@lambeth.gov.uk to book a place.
Cllr Sonia Winifred, pictured, said: “Multiculturalism and the history of our Black communities in Lambeth goes back much further than most people probably realise.
We have a packed schedule of events through the month to mark Windrush Day on 22nd June it. Check out the brilliant programme of events we are putting on throughout June”
For details of Windrush events see: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/windrush-celebrations-2019/

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Artists Open House weekends in May

Local artists open their studio doors over two weekends next month – 11th & 12th and 18th & 19th May between 11am and 6pm. Browse, meet the artist and maybe buy an original!

Check out the guide: http://dulwichfestival.co.uk/manage/wp-content/uploads/DF_2019_AOH_Booklet_web.pdf

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Free films in April

Ben from WN Free film festival

Back for its 3rd year is the West Norwood Free Film Festival at various venues around the town centre .

Run by volunteers there is a different film shown every evening ( except Good Friday 26/4) in venues across West Norwood. For the programme and bookings: https://www.freefilmfestivals.org/filmfestival/west-norwood/

If you missed the shorts shown at Picturehouse on Sunday you can see online “Suburban Week-end” a film of West Norwood in 1949 :

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-suburban-week-end-1950-online

The Free Film Festival finale will be Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse shown outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre on Saturday 27th April at sunset.

The festival is sponsored by local businesses:  BonVelo, Stapleton Long, O Girasol and Station to Station

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