The night is soon upon us. Hope you're getting your costumes ready and your spirits up for a ghastly good evening!
Hey Herne Hill. What's your favourite restaurant? Cafe? Local Shop? or Pub?
Visit our nominees:
Drum roll please.
What a success! We were over-whelmed by the efforts and results of all our participants. Well done bakers!
Lots of you have been asking for the latest on the Half Moon Pub, and feeling a gap in our community where the live music used to be. The Dulwich Estate have kindly provided the following update, both on the squatters and the proposed redevelopment:
Are you a Foodie looking for a new challenge?
Mimosa requires full time Front of House Counter Staff. Looking for applicants with excellent communication skills, proven customer service skills, good European food knowledge plus high energy and enthusiastic experienced Barista.
Food Hygiene training (Level One Certificate) will be provided.
Candidiates will be expected to work independently and on weekends on a permanent basis. Potential to develop into a supervisory role.
References are required. Please contact Catherine@mimosafoods.com or pick up an application at Mimosa, 16 Half Moon Lane, SE24 9HU. Telephone 020 7733 8838.
Sorry for the delay in getting the news out...we've been quarantined in the gym after eating so much lovely cake!
Before getting to the moment you've all been waiting for, a huge thanks to all our sponsors and judges.
With a judges panel to rival that of Mary and Paul, big thanks to Nadia from Crunch (on Dulwich Road), Ashley from Blackbird and Jo-An from the London Cook who graciously gave up their days off to eat cake...well, who wouldn't?!
Winners to be announced shortly...
Benjamin Britten and original production, 1958
Nearly Festival finale! That's Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde at 6pm today - the Herne Hill Music Festival's community opera! And appropriate too for an area affected by flooding for so long! Noyes' Fludde means Noah's Flood. The project took a long time for the Festival team to get going - hard work fundraising, then more fundraising, then organising and rehearsing. Then costumes and props! Based on a 13thC Mystery Play, Britten wrote it to be performed in a church hall by amateur performers, particularly children, so local schools (JAGS and Rosendale) as well as local musicians are involved.
Join the Jam-boree! And see Herne Hill's own, Tales on Moon Lane owner and author, Tamara MacFarlane!
The organisers of the Brixton BookJam are launching the Brixton Kids’ BookJam for 5-12 year olds on 18th October. Working closely with local schools, libraries and the community this is a FREE mini literature festival just for children. It will be held at Number 6 Somerleyton Road, a community space that is in the heart of Brixton.
The Kids’ BookJam will be arranged over three sets and the sessions are broadly focused on 5-7, 7-9 and 8-12 age ranges.
Doors open at 1pm and a full schedule can be found on our website.
Writers on the day will include:
Piers Torday, The Last Wild, Quercus
Emer Stamp, The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig, Scholastic
198 Contemporary Arts and Island Arts Studio are two community, arts and education-focused venues located in Herne Hill. With first Jazz On The Hill sputtering to closure and then the Half Moon flooded out of business - both venues with raised stages indoors - good, regular live performance space in Herne Hill has become very hard to find. Herne Hill Market offers occasional marquee live music dates but these are affected by weather. Off The Cuff, in the old arches timber yard, has only recently opened. So both 198 and Island Art are being used as venues this year by Herne Hill Music Festival. We met up with two locals who help run them.