12 — 18 June 2017

All events are FREE to attend unless otherwise stated. You can download the full festival programme here

Norwood Society heritage walks

Seedbombing and Yarnbombing

Sunday 18 June 2017 at 10:00am at (next to the gates off Anerley Hill), Crystal Palace

Come and make your own seedbombs and join us in a spot of yarnbombing in the ACHE garden, the community peace garden initiated by Paxton Green Time Bank. Free activity with all equipment provided. Suitable for all ages. Refreshments available. Also find out about timebanking, where you can share skills locally and exchange time within your community.

Seedbombing and Yarnbombing at the ACHE Garden
Acoustic Palace at The White Hart

Active Zone

Saturday 17 June 2017 at 11:00am at Crystal Palace Park, The Active Zone

Crystal Palace Park. Find out what’s happening at the National Sports Centre this summer and beyond with our Active Zone sponsors GLL / Better who are bringing the sports centre to the festival site! You can learn how to become a member and about various classes, activities and clubs. FREE taster sessions all day including:

Tennis – a pop up court located on tennis courts near the sports centre
Basketball – can you beat the one shot hoop challenge?
Toddlers’ Gymnastics softplay area
Athletics – challenge yourself with the high step and speed bounce circuits
Indoor Rowing – are you able to be the fastest time at set distances?
Junior Fitness activities
Soft Play equipment for the under 5’s.

Active Zone sponsored by Better

Alain MacLean (Moine Dubh Collective)

Saturday 17 June 2017 at 12:30pm at Crystal Palace Park, The Main Stage

Alain’s storytelling and unique style of guitar playing have been enchanting folk around the Palace for the past few years. He will perform alongside Barry Woolnough also of the Moine Dubh Collective. Both feature on David Holmes’ recent Late Night Tales compilation album and performed live at the launch in Belfast.

Alain MacLean
Jane Harrington Soprano Nicholas Mulroy Tenor Annie Gill Mezzo Soprano perform at Domali Bar & Kitchen

Apsara Arts

Saturday 17 June 2017 at 3:50pm at Crystal Palace Park, The Performance Tent The Family Zone

Apsara Arts runs regular dance classes in Bollywood and Kathak for all ages. Their students regularly perform at festivals and events. Suitable for all ages

Apsara Arts perform in the Performance Tent in the Family Zone

BAC Beat Academy

Saturday 17 June 2017 at 5:00pm at Crystal Palace Park, The The Youth Takeover Stage

The BAC Beatbox Academy, as featured on the BBC’s Gareth Malone show, Latitude festival, and Royal Festival Hall, make their first appearance at the festival. Making music all from their mouths and open to all skill levels

BAC Beat Academy perform on the Youth Takeover Stage
Bar and Hog Roast at Westow House

Barnardos Stay & Play

Monday 12 June 2017 at 1:30pm at Banardo's Triangle Service, 2 Coxwell Rd, SE19 3BG, Crystal Palace Triangle

Discounted entry fee of £3.50 to Barnardo’s Triangle afternoon stay and play sessions 12 – 16 June. Afternoon sessions run from 13:30 to 16:00 each weekday, except Tuesday. First come, first served. Sponsorship forms for the Big Toddle can be collected here from 1 June.

Barnardos Triangle Stay and Play

Barry Woolnough

Saturday 17 June 2017 at 12:30pm at Crystal Palace Park, The Main Stage

Music has been Barry’s personal therapy that has pulled him through some difficult times. His deep, almost Johnny Cash-like voice, has won the hearts of many. He will perform alongside Alain McClean also of the Moine Dubh Collective. Both feature on David Holmes’ recent Late Night Tales compilation album and performed live at the launch in Belfast.

Barry woolnough
Beautiful Birdhouse workshop in the Performance Tent in the Family Zone
Beckenham Storytellers in the Storytelling Tent in the Family Zone

Beyond Words

Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 7:30pm at Gipsy Hill Tavern, Gipsy Hill

Maurice Riordan and local poets Paul Carney, Racheal Joseph, Orlanda Marsden, Robin Pilcher, William Wyld; storyteller Lindy Armah; playwrights Claire Booker and Frank Mariani; and Salt Music, a fusion of poetry, music and theatre by Angela Brodie and Steve Halliwell. See it before it goes to Hull City of Culture. Entry £5 / £4 concs on the door. Photo by Edmund Prestwich.

Beyond Words
Big Toddle

Blue Plaque Trail by The Norwood Society

Monday 12 June 2017 at 9:00am at Crystal Palace Triangle

The Norwood Society has been researching the history of shops in the Upper Norwood Triangle. During the festival, participating shops will display plaques in their window showing a past trade or trader. An accompanying guide to the plaques will be available in cafes and shops around the Triangle from Monday 12 June. Please visit the Norwood Society’s stall in Crystal Palace Park on Saturday 17 June to see our display and collect a free guide.

Norwood Society Blue Plaques Trail

Book Aid

Sunday 18 June 2017 at 10:30am at Rockmount Primary School, Chevening Road, Crystal Palace

Book Aid Charitable Trust sends large shipments of new and second hand Christian Books and Bibles to needy countries mainly in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

Book aid charitable trust

Broken Biscuits

Saturday 17 June 2017 at 7:30pm at Antenna Studios, Bowyers Yard, Crystal Palace

Broken Biscuits is a variety event, conceived by Crystal Palace-based writer/performer Douglas John Thorp (aka Idle Eye). It combines spoken word, music, comedy and film, and has toured extensively since its inception in April 2016. Featuring Idle Eye, Jenny Vegas, Jenny Lockyer and Elvis Parsley with Vivienne Westnorwood as compere and short animations from artist/sage Dan Laidler. Pay what you can on the door. **Your text to link here…

Broken biscuits
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