Friends of Ruskin Park Photography Competition 2017

The photography competition in 2017 has two sections, one 'Open To All Ages' and the other for 'Under 16's'

All the details of the competition are on our website , including the online entry form.

So get busy while we have wonderful Spring light and colour, and a really beautiful Ruskin Park to take photographs of.

Dulwich Society Front Gardens Competition - closing date 31 May 2016

The Dulwich Society Garden Group is sponsoring a front garden competition in 2016.

The competition is open to all households in the Dulwich area. The closing date for entry is 31 May, and judging will take place in June.

The judges will take into account initial impact (those vital first impressions), the design and arrangement of the garden, planting and the quality of husbandry.

Children's Halloween Cupcake Decorating Competition at Mimosa

Come and unleash your creativity this Halloween with our children's cupcake decorating competition.

Ask in Mimosa Herne Hill for your child's complimentary cupcake, take it home and let them decorate it in the most creative and original way possible then bring it back to Mimosa for display and judging.
Last day to receive entries is Friday 30th October with judging taking place on Halloween.
The best decorated cupcake winner will receive a gift basket of baking goodies (prize pictured )

Friends of Ruskin Park Photography Competition 2015

Brockwell Lido Cold Water Swimming Gala in pictures!

Brockwell Lido held its first annual Cold Water Swimming Gala today (Sunday Feb 8th) and it was a great success! Races, relays, cakes and costumes … there were even hot tubs served up with hot drinks poolside! Pictured (clockwise from top left): relay swimming, Dalek swimming hat, the winning cake and other treats, hot drinks and hot tubs, everyone after the swim! Congratulations to Tara and her team for a wonderful celebration. And respect to all the brave swimmers. And thanks to the cake makers • Photos by Yvonne Levy

Run On Sun Solar Panels Competition - Dulwich Primary remains in the running!

Dulwich Wood Primary School remains in the Run On Sun solar panels competition - very close and down to 6 finalists and in with a chance to win. Very little separates Dulwich Wood Primary and Stoneydown Park Primary (Walthamstow). This is 2nd round voting and closes on Feb 10th. One person, one vote!


 Here's the link if you'd like to cast your vote!



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.


Herne Hill Music Festival Jazz-Factor elimination rounds cancelled - showcase on for Oct

Herne Hill Music Festival has sadly had to cancel Jazz-Factor, elimination Round 1, which would have taken place very soon, for lack of community uptake. In a schedule shakeup, the Festival has decided that to run this as a competition is not feasible in 2013. The semi-finals planned for September will also be cancelled with a view to converting the Finals previously set for October into a 'Jazz-Factor Showcase' and to build for 2014. Showcase dateline is Oct 18th. Stay tuned for more info as it happens.

Young JazzFactor @ Herne Hill Music Fest starts in July!

Alongside JazzFactor we're also putting on Young JazzFactor this year ... so if you're under 18 and play jazz, are a soloist or a band or anything in-between, enter the competition!

The First Round takes place Sat July 13th from 3-5pm @ St Saviour's Hall, Herne Hill Road, SE24. Come along, perform your best stuff, and win yourself a place in the Semi-Finals! Decisions will be made by a panel of experts plus an audience vote – so bring along your friends too!

Interested? Do you have what it takes? Contact us. Email:

Info about further round dates and entry requirements from


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JazzFactor at the Herne Hill Music Festival starts in June!

JazzFactor at the Herne Hill Music Festival starts in June!

If you play jazz and you're over 18, come enter the JazzFactor 2013 competition at the Herne Hill Music Festival! Doesn't matter if you're a soloist, duo, trio or band. You can play any style! Just come along and enter. It's an elimination competition which culminates in an official slot in the Herne Hill Music Festival's October programme. The 1st round sessions where you get to show off your hot stuff will happen on Monday evenings at the Half Moon - June 17th and 24th & July 1st and 8th. Survive this round and you win a spot in the September semifinals. Convince the semifinal judges and you're into the Final!

Interested? Have you got what it takes? Contact us. To read more about entry requirements and how the rounds work, go to our website:

See you at the Half Moon!


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