Brockwell Park

Brockwell Park - Lost in Music

In looking at the future of large music events in Brockwell Park, it can be informative to take a look back at the past, when the Park hosted everything from reggae festivals, to a CND peace festival (headlined by Madness), to London Pride, and even a cannabis festival from 2000-2004.

Brockwell Park Events - Public meeting 18th January 7.30 p.m.

Brockwell Park Events - Public Meeting

18th January, 7.30pm

Baptist Church, Half Moon Lane, SE24 9HU

(corner of Half Moon Lane and Winterbrook Road)

Could the beloved Lambeth Country Show be self-sustaining?

It is argued that Lovebox and Field Day festivals are needed to make up for the £360,000 loss generated by the Lambeth Country Show. Could this loss be avoided?

One of the main justifications offered by Lambeth for staging the mega festivals Lovebox and Field Day in Brockell Park is that they need to make up for the huge loss which results from hosting the Lambeth Country Show. Apparently it costs £690,000 to put on and brings in roughly £332,000 in income, leaving a shortfall of £358,000.

Helen Hayes MP: "Events of 40,000 people are simply too large to be accommodated in Brockwell Park.."

"Events of 40,000 are simply too large to be accommodated in Brockwell Park without unacceptable consequences for both residents and the environment in the park." Helen Hayes MP

Whilst Chukka Umunna MP uncritically passes on Lambeth Events Team statements, Helen Hayes MP has made her position fairly clear. In an emailed response to residents who expressed concerns about the poorly consulted proposals, she said:

Update on Brockwell Park Events 2018

Further details have been confirmed in a written response to Chuka Umunna MP by Lambeth Council regarding the proposals for holding the Field Day/TheMighty Hoopla (1-3 June) and Lovebox/Citadel (13-15 July) festivals in Brockwell Park in 2018.

Brockwell Park Events Strategy - The Facts

What do Pete Townshend, Madness, Paul Weller, Sham 69 (pictured), The Damned, and Elvis Costello have in common? They’ve all played to tens of thousands of people in Brockwell Park. 150,000 people already attend a popular summer festival held every year in the Park – the Lambeth Country Show. The estimated attendance for events across Lambeth’s parks and open spaces each year is currently around a million people, with around 65% coming from outside of the borough.

Volunteer your skills in the park you love

Do you have (a little) spare time and skills to help keep Brockwell Park beautiful, sustainable and open to all?

Whether you have experience in IT, digging, fundraising, project management, writing or local history. And if you have hours to spare or just the odd slot of time, we’d love to hear from you.

Final 2017 FoBP carboot sale - Sept. 10th!

The final Friends of Brockwell Park fund-raising carboot sale of the 2017 season is set for Sunday Sept. 10th!

Friends of Brockwell Park have issued a press release about vandalism in Brockwell Park during Sunfall Festival

Friends of Brockwell Park have issued a press release about vandalism in Brockwell Park during Sunfall Festival at the weekend. They also note hundreds of nitrous oxide canisters (and other rubbish) left behind and that memorial benches were damaged and in some cases, removed!

Sustainable City Award for the Community Greenhouses

Local charity, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses are the overall winners of this year’s Sustainable City Awards, as well as the winners of the Health and Wellbeing Category. 

The Awards, run by the London Sustainability Exchange and funded by the City of London Corporation recognise organisations in London that demonstrate excellence in sustainable development and best practice in environmental management. 

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