• Norwood Forum


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.

Mistletoe isn’t just for Christmas

Lambeth’s Parks team want help growing more Mistletoe this new year as a food source for wild birds in winter and for scientific study. Mistletoe is quite rare in Lambeth, so as part of its Biodiversity Action Plan, Lambeth is working to encourage it to spread onto new host trees, as well as protecting trees where it’s already found.

Veg Power

Veg Power is a national campaign to help inspire young people into new eating habits. Instead of fast food and fizzy drinks they’ll see TV advertising for vegetables, backed up with lessons in schools, veggie messages on social media, and events.

80% of children and 95% of teenagers don’t eat enough vegetables. Lambeth Council is part of the new alliance to change the way we all eat and combat childhood obesity.

Crystal Palace Festival: volunteering opportunities

Fun loving, flexible and free?

Your opportunity to help this festival take place. The Crystal Palace Festival runs from 15 – 23 June, and volunteers are sought in a variety of fields, ideally for six hours work.

Receive full training from industry professionals, have a fun filled shift while making new friends, be invited to regular social events and give something back to your community.

Volunteering applications

Crystal Palace International Film Festival

The 10th anniversary.  CPIFF screens films from all over the globe with food and drink in venues, including the Everyman Cinema Crystal Palace, West Norwood Picturehouse, Stanley Halls and Anerley Town Hall. With remarkable film quality, each night is a social event to remember and a one time opportunity to catch most of these incredible films. Lots of film makers fly in from around the world for Q&As.

Film schedule here

When: Thursday 7 – Saturday 30 March 2019

Where: venues all over Crystal Palace and West Norwood