September 30th, 2014
Herne Hill Market is turning 2, so we're having a Commemorative Cakey Competition to celebrate its birthday! The competition will be judged at 1.30pm on Sunday 28th September at the Herne Hill Market in Station Square, with winners being announced at 3pm.
There are three categories, open to Under 10s, 11-16s, and grownups:
- Whackiest Cake
- Prettiest Cake
- Most Yocal Cake
Judges and prizes will be provided by a posse of Herne Hill's finest bakers, including the Brixton Cake Shop, Blackbird Bakery, Crunch, Kindred Bakery, Ye Olde Bakery & many more! All prizes will be suitably cakey and delicious in theme...
For more information and to enter contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck and happy baking!
HHMF made its 2014 foldout flyer available over the past two weekends at Market Bandstand events - but have you had one yet? If you haven't it could be delivery still hasn't come to your street. In fact, they're looking for a little delivery help if you have time to spare over the next week or so. The Festival begins on October 10th. The Festival team set itself the large task of letterboxing 40,000 flyers this year - and there are another 7,000 or so to go. So if you think you can help with a few rounds, please email: Distribution@hernehillfestival.org Much appreciated!
Our thanks to Brixton Buzz for helping cooperative council processes by informing everyone of Lambeth Councils proposals for the Bonfire Night this year in Brockwell Park.
Lambeth Council have decided to charge for entry to the event. In order to ensure that non-payers cannot get a view of how our council tax is being invested they are relocating the display to the far side of the park in the dip between Brockwell Hall and Brockwell Park Gardens/Cressingham Gardens.
Brixton Buzz had the map of the layout of the event on their blog for download. Unfortunately the organising company was not keen to get the information out as to how they plan to layout the park and sent a legal letter to ensure that the download was removed.
More information about the budgets for the event are still available here.
If you live in Herne Hill Ward you may wish to comment to your local councillors on this new approach:
Dulwich and District Twins Club Nearly New Sale - Saturday 27th September 2014 10am-12am at St Faiths Centre, bottom of Red Post Hill, Herne Hill/North Dulwich, refreshment available. Profits to King's College Hospital Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).
Has the Commonwealth Games inspired you again to pull on your trainers? Well here's your chance to challenge yourself to run a 10K race for a great cause! Whether you're a competitive athlete, run the odd parkrun, or are brand new to running, get involved in our local, friendly and great value event. Organised by Herne Hill Harriers running club, all proceeds will go to the Emer Casey Foundation, which funds ovarian, uterine and endometrial cancer research.
Herne Hill Music Festival's second free Bandstand event in assoc. with the Herne Hill Forum is this Sunday Sept 14th. These bandstand events are the warmups for the festival proper which begins on Oct 10th and this one features the Beckenham Concert Band (11am, 1pm), jazz band Territory (feat. Roger Humbles on sax) at noon, and blues/rock duo Steve Morrison (guitar) with Alan Glen (harmonica) at 2pm. Last weekend's bandstand was great fun, come down for some more music! You can watch a thumbnail compilation video of last weekend's bandstand in the player below, or see a larger version at: https://vimeo.com/106028820 Further Bandstand and general Festival info on the website: www.hernehillfestival.org
Thames water exploded into action tonight in Herne Hill with heavy machinery hammering into the street to repair another burst water main... With excruciatingly load machinery Thames Water started digging up the street tonight at 9pm to fix another burst pipe and flood in the Pizza Express basement.
Workers on site claim this has to happen now as it is an emergeny (Despite stating the flood has been there for 3 days..) Residents were told to expect noise ''until at least midnight if we are lucky and find the leak straight away...''
Complaints can go straight to Thames Water at 0800714614 - good luck... let's hope it's not as bad as last time...
An exhibition at Carnegie Library for the month of September 2014.
Julia Tant is a campaigner, writer and artist who lived and worked in Herne Hill, until recently suffering ill health.
Julia did not go to art school until she was 45, and completed her degree in Fine Art & Critical Studies from Central St. Martin’s aged 50. The subject matter of Julia’s work was frequently women, homosexuality, class and children. She helped organise the first women’s liberation conference in the UK. Julia showed her work in many places, including restaurants and shops as well as galleries. She believed we should ‘Put the art where the people are, as well as get the people to go where the art is’. Julia helped save Carnegie Library from threatened closure in 1999.
The exhibition is open during library opening hours until the end of September.