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Fun Palace comes to Brockwell Lido in October!

In 1961, theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price had an idea to create a fun palace. This could be a ‘laboratory of fun’ where the community might learn and participate. Their brainstorm never materialised but as a tribute to the concept and in Littlewood's centenary year, well over 100 Fun Palaces will be sprouting up across the UK on the same weekend. And Herne Hill gets one - Brockwell Lido becomes a Fun Palace on Oct. 5th!  So if you always wanted to swim with mermaids, paddle in a kayak, learn sign language, hear spooky stories, be a Bishop in a human chess game … and much more … this Herne Hill Fun Palace is for you.  Visit the Fun Palace site: http://funpalaces.co.uk/discover/brockwell-lido-fun-palace/  Watch the BBC News clip which features Lido Fun Palace organiser Shelley Silas:


The People's Piano on ITN News

Doc film maker Maureen Ni Fiann & pianist Anthony Bastian appeared on ITN News London yesterday to discuss efforts to fund a documentary film about the Herne Hill Piano and the idea of more permanent street pianos in cities to help people be friendlier in public spaces. This project is in its final hours on Kickstarter! Big countdown now so please donate if you haven't and otherwise share the news! As Giles Gibson who has long championed all things to do with Herne Hill community (and appears in Maureen's first short film) says in the ITN clip: "We didn't have a heart to Herne Hill at all. So a lot of work's gone on to try and have somewhere we can the centre, a heart, somewhere we can call home." That's what the piano means and is a big part of, so please help take it further! kck.st/1n5II2b

See the ITN clip fullscreen at https://vimeo.com/103253800 - or watch it small below!



Herne Hill Champion/Coordinator person and Admin person wanted.

This is a callout to anyone out there who is or knows of a real Champion for Herne Hill. The Herne Hill Forum are looking to contract in the services of the next best thing to a superhero to work on various projects that we are working on. They are all about making Herne Hill an even nicer place to live, work and visit.  It's more than a Town Centre Manager, loads of skilful co-ordination and team management, someone who can juggle the local issues with the big picture and make good things happen.


Upcoming Herne Hill Free Film Festival fare

CafeProv announces opening soon

They're blogging it, so it must be true! Cafe Provencal is slated to open soon. The response on our Facebook http://on.fb.me/1muYhgT has been ecstatic!


Makerspace opens in Herne Hil

Community Workshop Space Opens in Herne Hill


On Wednesday 16th April 2014 South London Makerspace will be opening for its first public Open Evening. South London Makerspace (SLMS) is a not for profit, social community workshop, where people can come and share tools and knowledge.


The makerspace concept is a popular and widespread one. All around the world, people who share a passion for making, repairing and sharing have come together to run spaces and workshops. The largest such organisation in Europe is London Hackspace in Hackney, whose 900 members have access to a large and well equipped workshop over two floors. However, it is not conveniently located for those of us who live South of the River. From this motivation, SLMS was born.


Fundraising workshop at Carnegie Library this Saturday 22nd

A workshop on fundraising techniques will be held at the Carnegie Library this Saturday.

This will be an opportunity to network with other local community groups and to share experiences
and expertise on fundraising. We will also invite expert speakers to give advice.


There will be discussion about the idea of starting a 'parish' council for the Camberwell/Loughborough Junction area.

The date is Saturday 22nd March, 12.30-2:30 at the Gallery, Carnegie Library, 188 Herne Hill Rd.
Refreshments/snacks will be provided.


'After the flood: how the waters brought Herne Hill together'

'After the flood: how the waters brought Herne Hill together' is an interesting Brixton Blog post from 3 weeks ago which describes the enormity of the flood in Herne Hill last August and the scope of damage. It features interviews with many affected traders, going behind the scenes to describe frustration with Thames Water and local government, but also depicts a galvanising, fighting spirit which has helped the area get back on its feet.




Online petition for CCTV footage to help find Herne Hill community dog, Dot

Online petition to get Network Rail make CCTV footage from Herne Hill Station available which could help Elaine and the community find Dot, gone missing since Wednesday. Dot was last seen on Platform 1 at Herne Hill Train Station. Please check out the link and add your voice so we can #letsfinddot


Herne Hill Market needs your vote

Do you love your local market?


If you do then Herne Hill market needs your vote! 


We are entered into the national awards to be the best Social Enterprise Market in Britain. Herne Hill market is run by the local community and traders in association with CCFM. It brings loads of people into the area to shop at the market and local traders. All proceeds from the market are re-invested in the immediate area and to help put on the events such as music, childrens workshops, art displays and other events. 


It would be great if we got some national recognition for the hard work done by so many volunteers and traders to get the market up and running and to put on all the events that take place there from the music, the childrens workshops, food prep and cooking lessons and generally just being a nice place to meet.


It is really easy to vote, just click here, enter the name "herne Hill" and click on Vote - Easy!





The Herne Hill Market team.


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