July 25th, 2014
Too hot for coffee? Who needs a latte in this weather? Donate £2 to the piano film instead - and lets get this film made!
21 days to go - if they do not reach their target £6,500 - then they get nothing! Kickstarter is an all or nothing crowdfunder.
Help the Herne Hill Piano to lead the way.
The next film will promote more street pianos for London based on the success of the Herne Hill Piano. What would it be like if there were more PERMANENT street pianos in London like the one in Herne Hill and it was our Herne Hill piano that got the ball rolling? That would be amazing and that is their goal.
That poor piano has been locked up for weeks - just after its birthday too - such bad timing.
This extraordinarily special star in our midst that brings so much joy to the area - simply needs a break.
Donate £2 today and make the Herne Hill piano smile again!
You do it online - on the kickstarter site - http://kck.st/1n5II2b
Come and join a local shared reading group to help you relax, improve your well-being and make new friends! The group is run by The Reader Organisation, a national charity and social enterprise, who work to connect people to great literature and to each other.
PEOPLE passing by the Herne Hill gate to Brockwell Park may have noticed a new feature on the traffic island.
Volunteers from Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses have injected some colour into the space with a collection of planters designed like rays of the sun.
The flowers have been chosen for their spectacular colours and forms as part of our theme for the year – pollination.
Next week our #PollinationFestival starts – a 10 day series of workshops and lectures for adults and children. We are hosting top UK experts on hoverflies, moths, bees of all sorts, flies and butterflies to help us identify these amazing creatures and understand their life cycles.
Take a look at the video trailer here!
Herne Hill film makers Maureen and Tom are planning a new longer documentary about street pianos - starring our very own Herne Hill piano.
They managed to make the short film with zero budget - but this time they need a basic budget to cover a full length documentary.
'We've been inspired to make the longer film because so many people are interested in street pianos - they seem to have a powerful effect,' says Maureen. 'What has happened around the Herne Hill piano is quite exceptional and we feel like we've only scratched the surface - there's a lot more to say.'
Please pledge if you can - anything from £1 upwards - everything helps! And if you can't, please share the campaign through twitter and facebook.
Film makers Maureen Ni Fiann and Tom Rochester got so much interest in their short documentary The People's Piano,
- that they are launching a kickstarter campaign on Tuesday to fund a longer documentary about Street Pianos.
"Everybody loves that piano" said Maureen "It is remarkable how people interact and connect around that piano. People are more social than cities allow them to be. We feel the story of street pianos is that they bring life back to urban streets. That is something that everyone wants. The Herne Hill Piano has shown us how much it matters to people. So we want to make this next film."
"Our funding campaign begins on Tuesday! If you would like to see this film get made you can be a part of it by contributing online - anything from £1 upwards. Everything helps. Sharing the campaign on facebook and twitter helps a lot too!"
Keep an eye on the Forum for the launch link on Tuesday!!
In the meantime here's a lovely film of the Piano Birthday last Saturday
The Brockwell Park Dog Show is all set for this Sunday July 13th. Brockwell Park Community Partners says it's "more ‘scruffs’ than ‘crufts’", so if you're ready to compete you can register a dog for a small fee between noon and 1.45pm for entry into the Show at 2pm. Categories include handsomest dog, prettiest bitch, cutest puppy, golden oldie and best dog and owner fancy dress! In addition to the main event they’re be a raffle, stalls, free micro-chipping and dog ID tags, as well as the Reptile Event with rescue snakes and lizards you can hold and learn about. The judging panel includes representatives from the local community and there are prizes up for grabs. The event is organised by the Dog Show Committee and kindly supported by local vets, charities and businesses, with profits donated to BPCP and the Blue Cross animal charity.
Music in Brockwell Park is a new feature of Herne Hill Music Festival in 2014 with 3 performances in 3 different places at different times, all on October 12th. Two of these are ticketed and one is free!
11:45am-12:45pmThe Friends' Musick chamber choir presents a programme of madrigals, rounds and part-songs ranging from the 16th to the 20th century, with some audience participation in Brockwell Hall, £5/3
1:30-2:30pmThe Lambeth Wind Orchestra performs a FREE concert of bandstand music in the performance space at Brockwell Hall - from light music to classical favourites and original works by London-based performers.