August 26th, 2014
The Luna Cinema's final poolside movie at Brockwell Lido for this season is on Sept 18th with the film selected by a public vote! Couldn't screen JAWS again - both screenings about a month apart sold out! This year's finale is 1985's The Goonies, from a Steven Spielberg story, featuring a young Josh Brolin and even younger Sean Astin. It was chosen from a shortlist including Cocktail, Teen Wolf, Coming To America and Big. Premium inflatable dinghy tickets are sold out but otherwise admission still available as of today. http://www.thelunacinema.com/brockwell-lido/4583851636
Do you feel a connection with your home? What does your home mean to you and why? Channel4.com is producing a series of short films called 'Home Truths' and is looking for people with a story to tell about their property. It could be a first home, maybe you're downsizing, just moved back from abroad, renting, or use your home as your workshop! Whatever your connection Atomized Entertainment would love to hear from you. Atomized creates content for the web, TV and mobile - funded by brands and broadcasters - and is contributing to this series which has already launched. The episodes are only 5 minutes long.
Please email Sam Windsor-Phillips at email@example.com to find out more or to arrange a chat. See more info at: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/home-truths/ and https://www.facebook.com/AtomizedEntertainment
A new proposal that would allow councils to levy a charge on large supermarkets has been submitted to the Government by Derby City Council with the full backing of 19 other councils from across the country. Dubbed the “Tesco Tax” the levy would provide councils like Southwark’s and Lambeth’s with extra revenue which they would have to reinvest in local areas like Herne Hill.
The detrimental impact large supermarkets have on local communities, local economies and the environment cannot be understated.
Doc film maker Maureen Ni Fiann & pianist Anthony Bastian appeared on ITN News London yesterday to discuss efforts to fund a documentary film about the Herne Hill Piano and the idea of more permanent street pianos in cities to help people be friendlier in public spaces. This project is in its final hours on Kickstarter! Big countdown now so please donate if you haven't and otherwise share the news! As Giles Gibson who has long championed all things to do with Herne Hill community (and appears in Maureen's first short film) says in the ITN clip: "We didn't have a heart to Herne Hill at all. So a lot of work's gone on to try and have somewhere we can the centre, a heart, somewhere we can call home." That's what the piano means and is a big part of, so please help take it further! kck.st/1n5II2b
See the ITN clip fullscreen at https://vimeo.com/103253800 - or watch it small below!
Long discussed, now underway! Efforts have begun to transfer the historic Carnegie Library building in Herne Hill from Lambeth Council to a new charitable trust to run it as a Community Hub. Taking this project forward will require lots of energy, ideas, skills and, above all, community support. So, as a first step volunteers needed to deliver newsletters throughout Herne Hill and surrounding area! http://wp.me/p40g6H-Bb
Herne Hill Piano was wheeled out ceremoniously to be filmed by Londonlive for their Go slot at 6.30pm on Thursday 7th August.
Piano Man Michael played for them and they interviewed Maureen about the film project that is on kickstarter - click below! 6 days left to pledge! if you like to chip in that would be fantastic!!
Herne Hill Piano does not hide away for long!
TV Companies are queuing up to come down see our wonderful community piano!
Londonlive are filming on Wednesday and ITV News are coming on Thursday!
The TV Companies are keen to cover the upcoming street pianos Film Project of Maureen Ni Fiann and Tom Rochester, and their fundraising campaign.
They are coming to hear about their plans to make a documentary film about the positive effect street pianos have in cities.
Wouldn't it be great if there were more street pianos around London and the Herne Hill Piano was leading the way!
Programmes should be going out on Londonlive Wednesday Lunchtime and again at 6.30pm
and on ITV London 6o'clock News on Thursday.
Watch this space for any updates!
In 2011, Brockwell Park was in the news for being the site where a rare species of moth was discovered by volunteer conservationists. The group discovered the rare Jersey Tiger moth – until recently only found in the Channel Islands and the far south of England.
Could you also do the same? Make history while taking part in ... you guessed it ... a Brockwell Park moth night! MOTH NIGHT will be on again soon in Brockwell Park, Friday 8 August, 8pm. It should be a good gathering to find more amazing moths. Moth expert and chairman of the Kent Butterfly Conservation Group David Gardner again leads. National Moth Night was in July but you may be able to record your findings on the night at http://www.mothnight.info/www/
Having just completed their recital last Sunday marking the centenary of the start of World War I (with Charles Dance, Jason Flemyng and Sixteen Feet actors) Sixteen Feet Productions carry on in Brockwell Park with 'Goldilocks and the Three Endings', an interactive promenade fairy tale especially commissioned for the Walled Garden, until August 11th. This is a new play by Andrew S. Walsh with original music by Guy Holden. Tickets and schedule from www.sixteenfeet.co.uk 07958 448 690