Brockwell Park

Brockwell Park Dog Show this Sunday July 13th

The Brockwell Park Dog Show is all set for this Sunday July 13th. Brockwell Park Community Partners says it's "more ‘scruffs’ than ‘crufts’", so if you're ready to compete you can register a dog for a small fee between noon and 1.45pm for entry into the Show at 2pm. Categories include handsomest dog, prettiest bitch, cutest puppy, golden oldie and best dog and owner fancy dress! In addition to the main event they’re be a raffle, stalls, free micro-chipping and dog ID tags, as well as the Reptile Event with rescue snakes and lizards you can hold and learn about. The judging panel includes representatives from the local community and there are prizes up for grabs. The  event is organised by the Dog Show Committee and kindly supported by local vets, charities and businesses, with profits donated to BPCP and the Blue Cross animal charity.


New for HHMF in 2014: Brockwell Park Music


Music in Brockwell Park is a new feature of Herne Hill Music Festival in 2014 with 3 performances in 3 different places at different times, all on October 12th. Two of these are ticketed and one is free!

The Friends' Musick chamber choir presents a programme of madrigals, rounds and part-songs ranging from the 16th to the 20th century, with some audience participation in Brockwell Hall, £5/3


The Lambeth Wind Orchestra performs a FREE concert of bandstand music in the performance space at Brockwell Hall - from light music to classical favourites and original works by London-based performers.


Restoration of the Brockwell Park clock-tower on-going

Work proceeds on restoration of the Brockwell Park clock-tower. Gillett & Johnston engineers removed the dials of the clock-tower last Thusday, 13 February. It's a beautifully made structure but, as you can see from the photographs, over the decades the weather has had a real effect. Read words and see pictures by Theresa Hoare @HerneHillSoc blog:

Gruffalo-themed activities for pre-schoolers Jan. 15th

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses offer a day of pre-schooler's Gruffalo-themed activities on 15th January. More information at:

Friends of Brockwell Park Winter Fair, Brockwell Hall, Dec 8th

Christmas is coming on with lots of fairs and festivals in the run-up! Let's get them all in! An annual favourite is the Friends of Brockwell Park Winter Fair in Brockwell Hall. Sunday 8th Dec from 11am-3pm. Brockwell Hall is a really beautiful location with views of London and a nice cafe. You can find stocking fillers, decorations and edible goodies all locally sourced.

Junior Dig the Park, Brockwell Park Sunday 24th

Junior Dig the Park, Brockwell Park Sunday 24th 10.30am-12.30pm. Meet at Community Greenhouse. Junior Dig is a fun family activity that will also benefit your local park, teach your children some gardening know-how and keep you all rosy-cheeked through the winter! Come along & join in on Sunday 24th November! Age 5+. Dress appropriately: it will be cold and muddy! Tools, warm drink and snacks provided. Some gloves available but bring your own if you have them. Contact information:


Brockwell Park Clock Tower Appeal nearing target

£18,467 has been raised so far toward the £20,000 target to restore the clocktower. This includes match-funding and gift-aid. The Clock and its Tower 'Little Ben' were donated to Brockwell Park in 1897 by local MP Charles Ernest Tritton, in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. After 100 years the clock stopped. The Park wants to repair and restore the clock and its tower in the Diamond Jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth. If you can help seal the deal, go to and click on the clock! Or directly donate at




3rdthought theatre closes out MAD for Brockwell Park Fest 2008-13 run!

3rdthought is a surprising collective led by Peter Avery which presents exciting, unconventional theatre often in curious settings. Following some wonderful shows in a variety of situations as part of the Edinburgh Festival, and more recently at the Bermondsey Street Festival, 3rdthought next helps MAD for Brockwell Park Festival sign off in style with 'Journeys - The End of the Line' at the park's Walled Garden on Sunday, Sept 29th from 1-4pm. Very apt programme event title? Perhaps, because it caps the MAD For Brockwell Park Programme 2008 – 2013, which was mainly supported by National Lottery funds via Lambeth Borough. Funding now reduces to zero and the Festival needs to raise at least £5K to run a similar events programme in 2014.


Brockwell Park events - Bat Walk & Chalk the Walk!

Family events in Brockwell Park this weekend and next!


Another Brockwell Park Bat Walk! Sat. 31st August. Meet at the Clock Tower at 7.30pm for a walk down to the ponds to find bats. Again led by the very enthusiastic Dr Iain Boulton who will bring bat detectors. Free, no need to book. See adjacent photo from last year's Bat Walk in the park. Information:

And don't forget today August 25th (weather permitting) it is Chalk the Walk, also in Brockwell Park. This is the annual open air Chalk Fest. Decorate park paths with creation from your imagination! Free & all welcome; 1-4pm near the Clock Tower.


'Alice in the Walled Garden', promenade production in Brockwell Park through Aug 11th

Through August 11th, Sixteen Feet Productions is putting on 'Alice in the Walled Garden', a promenade production (no formal stage) originally recreated for the Walled Garden in Brockwell Park. Meet Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat the Caterpillar and their friends in the magical world of the walled garden. Audience and cast will move around the beautiful Walled Garden in this rendition of the classic Lewis Carroll story performed by a company of actor-musicians. Family entertainment suitable for 6 year olds and above. Places are limited to 60 per performance so booking advisable. 1 hour running time. Tues-Thurs 11.30 & 2.30, Friday 2.30 & 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 3pm & 6pm. Tickets £7.50-£10.50. Concessions and group rates available for some performances, contact Caroline Funnell on 07958 448690.


There are also a variety of creative workshops led by Associate Director Nicholas Anthony and other members of the company on selected dates - children can learn the Lobster Quadrille dance from the production, colour-in characters, or plant seeds to take back home.



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