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Crystal Palace Festival 2020

The dates have been announced for the 2020 volunteer-powered, hugely creative and fun Crystal Palace Festival. The festival is completely reliable on volunteers and monthly volunteer meet ups have been organised so you can get involved.

The Advocacy Academy

The Advocacy Academy is a transformational Social Justice Youth Organising Movement for young people from South London who are passionate about creating a more fair, just and equal society. It’s the only one of its kind in the UK, but follows in the footsteps of a long line of youth movements who have changed the world.The deadline for applications to the class of 2021 at the Advocacy Academy is Midnight on Sunday 9 February.

Your commitment will include three school holiday residential retreats and every Friday evening from September – January in Brixton.

Crystal Palace International Film Festival

The film festival returns with:

  • 120 films: 11 World Premieres, 14 European premieres; 12 UK premieres and 19 London premieres
  • Q&As with filmmakers from around the world.
  • Food and Drink, including Vietnamese Street Food and Crystal Palace's own Comfort & Joy.
  • 4 Fabulous venues.
  • Johnny Vegas presenting the CPIFF Awards

Local police meetings: January – March 2020

The Metropolitan Police have made further changes to a number of the planned local meetings, and the following updated information is taken mostly from the three Safer Neighbourhood Team websites today (23 January).

These meetings are an opportunity to raise issues informally with our local police teams - at public meetings and drop in sessions over the coming weeks. If you are not sure which ward you live in, click on the following links (which will take you to a ward map):

Lambeth Country Show - book your pitch soon

Bookings recently opened for sites at this summer’s Lambeth Country Show, which will be held in Brockwell Park on the weekend of Saturday18 and Sunday 19 July 2020.

Traders, caterers, charities and community groups must book by 4pm on Friday 14 February 2020.

Musical acts, entertainers and other performers have until Friday 28 February 2020.

To apply, and further details about the show are all on the Lambeth Country Show website.

Brockwell Park Summer festivals

There will be three festivals held over one weekend in Brockwell Park from Friday  5 June to Sunday 7 June 2020 (click on the links for the festival websites listing booked artists (so far), food, drink and other info.):

Energy Efficiency

From Lambeth Council:

What’s the best way to save energy at home, and reduce your energy bills? Are you experiencing Fuel Poverty? How does energy saving help the environment?

The Sustainability Team are running a series of free drop in sessions to answer Lambeth residents’ questions around energy at home.

During the session, the Team will discuss Fuel Poverty (where more than 10% of the household budget is spent on energy), provide some top tips on how to have a more comfortable, energy efficient home, and cut energy bills while helping the environment.

Cycling news

From Lambeth Council:

Free cycle training

Got a resolution to get more fit and healthy this year? Cycling to work is a great way to improve your fitness, reduce your emissions and save money on travel. As if that's not enough of a reason to give it a go, we also offer FREE cycle training to anyone who works, studies or lives in Lambeth. The instructor will come to you and even show you a good route for your favourite journey. It's a great way to improve your confidence on the road with a session tailored to you.

West Norwood Free Film Festival: volunteer

The volunteer-run West Norwood Free Film Festival (WNFFF) is gearing up for a fourth festival in spring 2020. They are looking for extra volunteers to organise and assist. As before, the films will be screened across West Norwood and all are completely free to enter. No experience is necessary to volunteer.