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Watch out for The Extreme Fans….
In partnership with Emergency Exit Arts
Offering alternative tour guides around the festivals, these avid supporters of the area will let you in on local secrets whilst teaching you how to see the streets afresh. Think you love Crystal Palace? Think again for never before has there been such devotion! Hold on tight, join in or witness their antics from a safe distance… The Extreme Fans are looking for new recruits!

Interactive street performance devised by Emergency Exit Arts in partnership with a group of 14 – 21 year olds from Crystal Palace. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Crystal Palace Art Trail
The first Crystal Palace Art Trail connects all the visual arts and to celebrate the wealth of talent in the area throughout the festival – dates and times vary. Please visit the art trail website to download a map and find out more palacearttrail.weebly.com

Magical Sprite Village
Don’t forget to visit The Magical Sprite Village in Crystal Palace park during the festival – pick up a map and key from our local traders. More details on the events page

Willie Smart’s Vintage Tea Party
Pop into our Crystal Palace branch any time over the festival for tea, cake, vintage tunes, discounts and freebies! Also, keep an eye out for us in the parks over the weekend and grab yourself a free goodie bag.
Facebook: WillieSmartsLondon

All day: British Cider Festival
The Grape & Grain
15+ traditional ciders from Britain’s best cider producers – enjoy in our open marquee all day long
2pm – Esther Daly
5pm – Hugo Symonds and The Sax Pastilles

All day: Cuban Carnival food & music
Casa Cuba
Live music from 4pm to 8pm with intervals and a Casa Cuba Mojito Master Class at 6pm. www.casacuba.co.uk

All day: Hog roast, outdoor bar and jazzy session in the garden – Good as Gold + Andrea & Rasa
Westow House
Check website for more details www.westowhouse.com

All day: Session in the recession with Longfellow and other bands
The White Hart (front garden)

All day: Beyond Words
Without Walls – A Poetry Trail
Your poems around the Triangle’s shops and environs. All are invited to take a copy and see your local talent.

10am, 2pm and 4pm: Toddle in the City
Starting at Papagaio
Toddlers, take your favourite adult to go on a treasure hunt on the Triangle! We will provide a camera for children to take photos of all the treasures they can find hidden in the streets, parks and buildings. Suitable for children aged 3-6, and older siblings up to 9. See event page for details.

11am – 1pm & 3pm – 5pm: Lorraine Graham sings Vintage Divas
Flaming Nora
Songs from Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Dusty Springfield and many more

11am – 5pm: Churches Together in Upper Norwood Prayer Tent
Outside Sainsbury’s
Visit the Prayer Tent to receive prayer for any need you may have. The team will pray for you, your family or friends. There will also be an opportunity to leave a request on the prayer card, and these will be prayed for during the day. This is also a space for quiet meditation and reflection.

11am – 10pm: Antenna Studios x CPOF’s Local and Global Music Hub
Antenna Studios
A packed day of live genre spanning music via Antenna Studios, Crystal Palace and beyond, with Mangoseed, Scarlett’s Roses, Franck & Friends, Hipster Ray, Rory McElroy, Lost in Space, Bumble & The Flower, Duke Bradley and the Crystal Palace Community Choir. Keep an eye on www.antennastudios.co.uk for line-up times.

11am – 5pm:  Soundtracks II
Crystal Palace railway station

  • 11am Charlotte Way – piano
    Performing a selection of English piano music from John Ireland to Richard Rodney Bennett
  • 11:45am Kate Andrews – oboe
    Perfoming solo works from 1700 to the present day, from Bach to Britten and beyond
  • 12:30pm The Sound of the Ladies
    The Sound of the Ladies have been writing songs about Victorian sewers and first dates since 2005. For a taster of their music visit thesoundoftheladies.com
  • 1:15pm Joanna Watts and Chris Fish – violin and cello
    Jo and Chris will perform duets in advance of their charitable tour to Tanzania with Children in Crossfire
  • 2pm Waka Hasegawa – toy Piano
    Award-winning concert pianist, Waka will perform on a tiny toy piano, but we can expect something big. The programme includes Bach, Cage and beyond with electronics
  • 2:45pm Dandlemänn
    Twisted folk tales from the darkest forests of a European country that you’ve never heard of! The Peryls’ bassist John-Wesley Nicholson battles his way back from side-project Hell, bringing with him Dandlemänn – stories of stick men, living shadows and the monsters we all make of ourselves
  • 3:30pm Kate Proudlove – soprano
    Kate is a member of indie band The Peryls, but will be returning to her classical roots, singing little works by female composers accompanied by Charlotte Way on the piano
  • 4:15pm Brother G and the Trouble – In the Dot Dot Dot
    Sound Tracks II is closed by Brother G and The Trouble, on a performance based on the themes emerged from life and journeys of the past year. Enjoy composed and improvising music, spoken word and the visual arts, working in partnership with guest musicians and performers

12pm – 5pm: Vintage up the Palace!
Crystal Palace park garden
Ruffle that petticoat, polish those brogues and bring on the bunting as Vintage Up the Palace is coming! Amid the pretty ornamental gardens at the Triangle entrance to the park melodies from a 40s gramophone will tinkle; luscious cakes in the tearoom and the fine teas & coffees of King’s Jive served from a 60s Morris Minor Traveller will delight; and classic hotdogs from the sleek & shiny Shakey’s Diner will be relished. Find out more on our event page.

12pm: Music all afternoon
The Alma
BBQ and live music from Dulwich Ukulele band (5pm) plus guests until late

12pm and 3pm: Hold On
Haynes Lane market yard
Be amazed by the delights of the Hold On circus theatre show, who use slack rope as the base of the theatrical language, exploring the relationship between a man and the system that governs his life www.stefanodirenzo.com

Produced by the Circulate Consortium – a partnership of Outer London arts organisations and the GLA: The Albany (lead partner), artsdepot, Audiences Agency, Emergency Exit Arts, Harrow Arts Centre, Millfield Arts Centre, Tara Arts, Watermans

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

12pm – 3pm: Mini-Carnival
Calling all smaller festival-goers! Come along to Papagaio toy shop and make an animal mask, get involved in traditional party games and take your chances in our lucky dip, with music and lots of balloons!

1pm Part One & 2:30pm Part Two: Grimms Collection Agency
Haynes Lane market yard
Join the Grimms family as they continue to collect stories, your stories, to join their generations of their family before them. It started way back with their great great great great grandfathers, those famous brothers, heard the one about Hansel and Gretel. This year the Grimms’ Collecting Agency will be popping up across London, 
on a mission to assess the state of the nation, and waiting to hear from you!

Produced by the Circulate Consortium – a partnership of Outer London arts organisations and the GLA: The Albany (lead partner), artsdepot, Audiences Agency, Emergency Exit Arts, Harrow Arts Centre, Millfield Arts Centre, Tara Arts, Watermans

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

1pm – 2pm: Sound Bath with Antenna Studios
Bathe your stress away – a meditation experience that uses ancient instruments, release stress, feel more energised, happier and uplifted.  The event is free but please pre-book by email to mwahpop@gmail.com before 25 June. Bring a yoga mat or blanket, lie down, let the sound wash your soul.

1pm – 2pm: Tape to Tape
The Secret Garden, off Westow Street, behind Sainsbury’s
Join sisters Catherine and Fliss, and Ben Travers and Mike Wolfendale on guitar, for a lunchtime music medley, from traditional folk songs to The Smiths.

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Upper Norwood Salvation Army Band
Outside Sainsbury’s
Enjoy the wonderful sounds of the Salvation Army Band

1:45pm and 4pm: Utsarjam
Haynes Lane market yard
Utsarjam in Sanskrit means “letting loose and being setting free”. This upbeat, playful and energetic work will develop into an outdoor piece with a festival-like atmosphere; highlighting the rhythmic play between the ancient and the modern combining original Bharatanatyam material and a newly written musical score www.srishti.co.uk

Produced by the Circulate Consortium – a partnership of Outer London arts organisations and the GLA: The Albany (lead partner), artsdepot, Audiences Agency, Emergency Exit Arts, Harrow Arts Centre, Millfield Arts Centre, Tara Arts, Watermans

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

2pm: Ron McElroy
With a a voice that resonates through wood sit back and enjoy!

2pm: Soft rock and MOR
The Royal Albert, on Westow Hill

3pm: Gardeners’ Question Time
Greek Orthodox Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, Westow Street
Join a specially prepared panel of local experts – Jack from the Spa Hill Allotments; Roger from The Secret Garden; Luke, a landscape gardener, and Sarah a garden designer – to answer all your gardening questions.
£1 donation towards expenses. Plants for sale afterwards.

3pm – 6pm: Bingo
Mediterranea Restaurant and Pizzeria
Eyes down for prizes worth winning! Cards cost £5

4pm – 4.45pm: Art Trail – Family Loop
19B Farquhar Road, Crystal Palace SE19 1SS
Poet Matthew Caley reads the poem “Family’” in the specific context of “Family, a set of drawings by Stephen Nicholas (John Moores painting prize winner 2012-2013) in a domestic environment specifically designed for the work. www.palacearttrail.weebly.com

4pm – 10pm: Beer Garden BBQ & DJ + Dakota Jim and His Band 
Gipsy Hill Tavern – FREE ENTRY
Wind down to the whisky soaked sounds of gipsy jazz, cajun and blues from the highly acclaimed Dakota Jim (think Seasick Steve on accordion) and his band.

4:15pm – 5:45pm: Norwood Society walk
Crystal Palace railway station
Alun Thomas of the Norwood Society will lead a walk exploring the history of the northern side of the Triangle and the Gipsy Hill area.

5pm: World Cup
World Cup knockout stage shown on the big screen

7pm: Phillipa Leigh
Ukulele playing Singer/ songwriter Phillipa Leigh will be performing quirky covers to help you wind down from the festival with a big smile on your face. Joan Armatrading spotted her busking and took her on tour!

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