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Mighty Hoopla and Cross the Tracks: Brockwell Park

Last summer Field Day and Mighty Hoopla held a three day music festival over the first weekend of June.  This year, Mighty Hoopla has applied to hold a two-day event: 8-9 June 2019 with around 25,000 people over two days and a smaller event footprint than last year.  The second day would be a new funk, soul and jazz festival called Cross the Tracks.

One community engagement session has already been held, and an additional community engagement session is now to be held (see details below).

Housing, Debt & Benefits and Paths to Work Advice

Housing, Debt & Benefits: impartial advice is available from the Citizens Advice Service for parents with children under five:

Mondays 4 March and 1 April 2019 (10:30am-1:30pm)

Make an appointment: 020 8671 3835

Where: Cherry Tree Children’s Centre, 8 Barston Road, West Norwood, London, SE27 9HE

Paths to work: an informal advisory service for parents thinking about working in the future. Book on to a small group session to develop your own personal development plan:

Tuesday 5 March 2019 (9:30-11:30am)

Book on: 020 8671 7411


The world’s biggest annual fundraising swim raising funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie is on 29-31 March 2019. Thousands of swimmers across the UK will head to over 600 swimming pools to participate - 400m, 1.5k, 2.5k and 5k distances are available, along with the new Triple 5k challenge, so there’s something for all ages and abilities.

Locally, both West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre and Brockwell Lido are participating.


When: Friday 29 – Sunday 31 March 2019

Second Wave Brewing

West Norwood’s very own tap room is now open.  Founded in 2018 by two home brewers turned pro, they make only modern, bold and exciting beers with no compromise on quality of ingredients. Core and seasonal beers, together with guest beers, will be available. Four beers are being served initially:

Blue Plaques

London’s Blue Plaques are iconic. But the London Assembly is running a campaign to point out they are deeply unrepresentative of our city and to seek nominations to put this right.

Community and family projects

South London Theatre has a series of family events, school holiday workshops, activities for older people, and a writing group running until June. There is also an education programme underway – schools, youth or community groups are invited to book to attend a series of workshops.

Try before you bike

Thought about cycling but something or the other has stopped you? Lambeth Council has the scheme for you! Try before you bike could offer just the right solution: a number of bikes are available (from standard to folding to electric) and any necessary adaptations can be done if you have a disability or physical impairment.

Don’t let the many hills of our neighbourhood put you off.  You can always hop off and push your bike up hill. Cycling can be a great time saver, improve your health and be great fun.

Wrap up warm with lots of layers this season and get cycling.