THURSDAY 26 JUNE
The Magical Sprite Village
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 event page.
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.
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.
9:30am and 11am (2x 30 mins sessions): Victorian Waggle and Hum
Upper Norwood Library
Bring your babies for this Victorian-themed nursery rhyme session. Donations accepted www.uppernorwoodlibrary.org
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.
10am – 3pm: Flower festival
All Saints’ Church
Open to the public to enjoy a flower festival on the theme of peace, and a chance to see the recent refurbishments.
9am – 7pm: Upper Norwood Library (closed for lunch 1pm to 2pm)
Exhibition: The Triangle in the Sixties
Photographs taken of the Upper Norwood Triangle and surrounding area from the 1960s. From the Norwood Society archives www.norwoodsociety.co.uk
11am – 12:30pm: Pop Up and Sing Along: Good Times – Art for Older People
St John the Evangelist Church, Auckland Road
A voice and movement workshop for older people from local care homes and day centres run in collaboration with Dulwich Picture Gallery ‘s award-winning Good Times: Art for Older People programme. No experience in singing or art is necessary. Places are limited so booking is essential – register interest and book with Michelle Weiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 020 8299 8734.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
2:15pm (30 mins session): Dinosaur Bookbug Club
Upper Norwood Library
Bring your toddlers for this dinosaur-themed singing and stories session. Donations welcomed www.uppernorwoodlibrary.org
5pm – 7.30pm: Bonanza childrens’ sports evening
Friends of Westow Park host the annual children’s festival sports event. Athletic racing, Tug of War and football coaching by Crystal Palace FC youth coaches for all children aged 5-12 years. Prizes for race winners!! Get your trainers on and come down to have some fun in the park. More details at facebook.com/WestowPark
6pm – 9pm: Boules competition semi-finals and finals
They fought, they cried, they drank Pastis. Now it’s down to the last four teams to play the final games and see who is crowned Crystal Palace Boules Champions for 2014.
7:30pm: Literary event
J.B. Morrison (Jim Bob), Will Wiles and a special guest appearance from the poet Barbara Brownskirt. Look out for more events over festival weekend. Details at www.booksellercrow.co.uk
Live music with Longfellow and Co
The White Hart
Longfellow have drawn comparisons in the press to artists such as Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Coldplay and Elbow.
Live music at Westow House: Tom Walker + Stone Faced Travellers + Hipster Ray
Live music night with the best in local talent. Check the website for more details www.westowhouse.com
Charlotte Raynsford and friends, soul infused jazz. 9pm Campbell L Sangster – an acoustic set of melodic soulful folk.
Doors 7:30pm Show 8pm: Comedy at the Café
Brown & Green at Crystal Palace station
Comedy returns to the best train station cafe in London! Hand-picked hilarious comedians, tasty Tilli treats to eat and BYOB. £10 tickets available from Brown & Green cafe, so pop in and buy early to avoid crying into your latte.
7:30pm til late: The Monday Club + DJ Mighty Craic
Gipsy Hill Tavern – FREE ENTRY
Expect high energy trad, country and folk rock from these excellent musicians on fiddle, guitars and bodhrán playing out classics from The Pogues to The Old Crow Medicine Show, and everything inbetween.
8pm: Colourful Characters of Crystal Palace with the Norwood Society
In the past many eccentrics, pioneers and innovators lived and worked in Upper Norwood and the surrounding area. Alun Thomas will introduce some of these in an illustrated talk. Donations for the Norwood Society are always welcome.
Salsa and kizomba
8:30pm til late: The Electric Palace Open Air Cinema
Thursday see Channel 4′s Random Acts take over Coopers Yard in a night of incredible short film fun. Now sold out!