Stepping Into Stories: Kids' Lit Fest in Herne Hill, Feb 2020

After last year's Book Week at Station Hall, we are pleased to announce another week of fabulous bookish events coming to Herne Hill this February.

The festival will run from 4-9th February, with daytime events for school groups, evening workshops and performances (including talks for adults), and a packed line-up of celebrated authors and illustrators, including father and daughter Chris and Katy Riddell, Margaret Bateson-Hill, and Sibéal Pounder. 

Elf for a Day Christmas Event at Station Hall

The Christmas season at Station Hall gets under way with a fun event for children on Saturday 14th December, from 11am to 12.30pm.
Did you ever wonder what do Elves do when they are not around keeping an eye on children and spreading love and kindness during Christmas time? Well, Bubbles Trouble London is happy to unwrap the mystery and turn you all into an "Elf for a day".

Film Screening at Station Hall: "Humboldt: Epic Explorer"

The Friends of Judith Kerr Primary School present a screening of “Humboldt: Epic Explorer”, and a talk/Q&A with director Tilman Remme on Friday, 4 October at 7pm.

The film was shot in Colombia and Ecuador, and follows historian Andrea Wulf as she retraces the steps of Alexander von Humboldt, explorer, naturalist and the man who discovered human-induced climate change in the early 1800s.

Herne Hill Station, a local landmark and a historical treasure trove

Herne Hill Forum and the Station Hall team are delighted to be hosting a local history exhibition exploring the history of Herne Hill Station itself. Here's a bit more information from the curator and creator of the exhibition, Sarah Waite:

Stay and Play and Toy/Book Swap at Station Hall

Station Hall and Get Rid of And Donate are launching a Stay and Play session at Station Hall on Thursday mornings: come and meet other families, play and chat, and make use of the toy/book library to either take a toy home if you'd like, or bring one in to swap. 

Thursdays from 10am-midday from today!

Drumming For All at Station Hall

Drumming for all In Station Hall

An African Djembe drumming session for all the family, all ages and experience, to have some fun, beat some rhythms and play together... Drums and other percussion instruments will be used.

On May Bank Holiday - SUNDAY 26th May.  2 - 2.45pm (age 3+) and 3 - 3.45pm (age 8+)

Community Contact Sessions with Dulwich Village Ward Police

Dulwich Ward Safer Neighbourhood Team have shared details of their upcoming Community Contact Sessions at various locations in the area, including Station Hall.

This is an opportunity for members of the community who prefer face-to-face contact, to sit and speak with a Dedicated Ward Officer (DWO). Members of the public will be able to report crime, receive crime prevention advice and be signposted to other MPS services or the services offered by partner agencies.

The dates and locations are as follows:

Get Rid of and Donate - At Station Hall

Herne Hill Forum are pleased to share an update from one of our established partners at Station Hall, Get Rid of and Donate, who have been using Station Hall as a base for their toy and book library, and to take in donations of useful items (clothes, baby equipment, furniture) which they upcycle,  repair, rejuvenate and send on to new homes. They distribute items to organisations including homeless shelters, disaster relief, drug rehabilitation, and refugee centres.

Inkhead Creative Writing Workshop at Station Hall

Coming to Station Hall, we are launching creative writing workshops for children over three Saturdays in March!

What if? Come & write a story with us over three Saturdays, 9, 16 & 23 March from 1-2pm

We will help you to create a new world & develop believable characters & a page-turning plot!

Ages 8 to 11, 3 x 1 hour sessions. Max 10 in the group.

Pay What You Can... suggested contribution £10 - £15 per session 

GET INTO SCIENCE with Okido at Station Hall

Station Hall is getting into British Science Week with a day of workshops, aimed at 3-7 year olds, on Sunday March 10th, from 1-4pm, hosted by Okido magazine.

OKIDO Magazine is an independent arts and science magazine for young children and their families. It was started by parents on a kitchen table in Brixton in 2007, designed to fire up imagination and understanding of art and science. Founders, scientist Dr Sophie Dauvois (PhD BSc PG Dip.) and artist Rachel Ortas are passionate about engaging young kids in the scientific world around them through play, art and fun.


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