April 22nd, 2014
Community Workshop Space Opens in Herne Hill
On Wednesday 16th April 2014 South London Makerspace will be opening for its first public Open Evening. South London Makerspace (SLMS) is a not for profit, social community workshop, where people can come and share tools and knowledge.
The makerspace concept is a popular and widespread one. All around the world, people who share a passion for making, repairing and sharing have come together to run spaces and workshops. The largest such organisation in Europe is London Hackspace in Hackney, whose 900 members have access to a large and well equipped workshop over two floors. However, it is not conveniently located for those of us who live South of the River. From this motivation, SLMS was born.
The Information Project Presents
A Series of Debates: What is Culture in the 21st Century?
With proposals to redevelop Crystal Palace park, a group of local residents have started The Information Project to publicise the possibilities for the park and to help create a critical, intellectual debate about the identity of community, place, culture and design for the twenty-first century.
With the petitions starting to go out yesterday, there has been a good response to the proposal to reduce the Poet's Corner controlled parking hours from 8 hours a day to 2.
This would mean that guests and tradespeople visiting our homes would have most of the day to park for free.
There are petition forms to sign in The Flower Shop, Herne Hill Books, and the Blackbird Bakery. We still however could do with some help collecting signatures door-to-door. If you think you could help by agreeing to collect signatures among your friends and neighbours, it would be a great help. Please contact me via email@example.com
The 4th Herne Hill Music Festival takes place in October 2014, and on Saturday 18th October there will be another of the Festival's successful collaborative projects involving a composer, a local orchestra, and the pupils of Lambeth Council’s Tippett Music Centre. Calling all composers! HHMF is looking for a composer to write a new, 5-minute, piece for the event! See more about this from soundandmusic.org: http://bit.ly/1dOhysN
Monthly Saturday morning nature club tomorrow April 5th 10am-noon at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses for young people aged 7-12 years and their carers. New members welcome. Free but donation welcomed. To be followed from 2-4pm by a session on the fine art of seed sowing to make your seedlings the envy of your neighbours. £15/7.50 and booking essential. firstname.lastname@example.org or 07427 685 71. See photos of the Greenhouses at: http://lovehernehill.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/brockwell-park-community-greenhouses-south-east-londons-garden-of-eden/
HERNE HILL MARKET SUPPORTS LOCAL TEENAGERS
On Sunday 6th April, the 25th Camberwell Scouts and Dulwich Explorers will have a fundraising stall at Herne Hill Market to raise funds for a trip to Tanzania in August this year. The stall has been arranged for the Scouts with the kind support of the Herne Hill Forum and City & Country Farmers’ Markets who manage Herne Hill market.
The Tanzania trip they are fundraising for is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for these local teenagers who will be helping to build schools in two villages, Chitemo and Nyanilha, decorating at Queen Esther’s school in Mpwapwa which gives girls the chance of an education, assisting at an orphanage plus also supporting Tanzanian Scout groups.
This Weekend, the Society for the Protection of Unwanted Objects has it's first Birthday. James has been in his shop, 125 Dulwich Road, helping those unwanted and homeless objects to find a new home, probably in our homes, back where they first started many years ago.
Pop in and wish the Emporium a Happy Birthday!
World’s oldest race to be celebrated at film and photography exhibition by charity Health Poverty Action
Award-winning documentary The Great Dance will be screened alongside The San People of Namibia photography exhibition by esteemed South African photographer Eric Miller at the Whirled Cinema in Brixton on Tuesday 25 March.
The Great Dance: A Hunter’s Story examines the unique relationship between the San people and the harsh landscape of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia. It follows three Kalahari Desert bushmen who set out to hunt a kudu using the ancient method of running the animal down. Filmed through the eyes of !Nqate, one of the hunters, it is a raw and poignant story of !Nqate’s survival, told in his own words. The film has won over 30 international awards.
“The Great Dance constitutes an act of preservation and a requiem” – New York Times
“...Spectacular and unnerving...” - TimeOut New York