The kids are the priority this weekend!
Hot on the heels of the very talented Southwark Concert Band, GreenandPleasantLand on Sunday 26th May is environmentally theatre for the over 5s.
Making their debut in Brockwell Park fanSHEN theatre company tell us that they use “…theatre to help people imagine what they haven’t thought of yet”. Come and see what you think – FREE performances at 2pm and 3pm by Brockwell Hall
You might even get to peddle the generators!
Find the castle. Solve the riddle. Change the world?
Arlie’s people need their daily dose of brand new stuff. When supplies start to run out, Arlie embarks on a journey to find a new solution…
GreenandPleasantLand fuses physical theatre, live music and folk traditions in an epic adventure for audiences aged 5 upwards. Join us on a quest powered by bicycle-generators through lands of curious customs and peoples of peculiar habits, to find a happier, greener future.
This will be the first full-length outdoor screening of a film in the history of Brockwell Park and the “… ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Herne Hill Free Film Festival 2013 programme”.
Waiting until darkness falls the screening will take place in the heart of the unlit park so you are asked to bring torches and your own chairs, rugs or cushions. Use the Herne Hill gate entrance (Dulwich Rd/Norwood Rd, nearest the station) and stewards with torches will help you find your way safely to the slopes near the Walled Garden where the screening will take place. We expect the skies to be dark enough for the film to commence at around 8.50pm.
The screening is free and there is no need to book but arrive early to get a good spot and don’t be shy of the MAD for Brockwell Park and the Herne Hill Film Festival collection buckets out and about for donations to help fund future free events. The park cafe will be opening late for drinks and refreshments and there will also be food stalls.
Read more about the film and the Herne Hill Free Film Festival at the free film festivals website. To volunteer to be one of the stewards (at this or any other of our events) contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting in Brockwell Park, the walk takes you through the south London neighbourhoods of Herne Hill, Camberwell, Dulwich, and Sydenham via a surprisingly green and leafy route through five parks linked by a corridor of green ways and little known woodland.
The total distance is seven and a half miles and takes approximately three hours if you walk at normal pace. Alternatively, take your time and stop at any of the charming hostelries along the route and you can stretch it out as long as you like.
The walk is a fund-raiser to support our summer programme in Brockwell Park this summer. 2nd hand books, t-shirts and other park ephemera will be on sale.
For more information contact email@example.com
Summertime and the living is easy… Well, officially it is (British) summertime, the sun has come out and living is about to get easier with our fantastic season of events starting this month in Brockwell Park. We’re very excited and hope you will be too.
Want innovative theatre? How about bicycle powered GreenandPleasantLand on Sunday 26th May?
Want to get out and about in the fresh air and explore your neighbourhood? Try the 5 Parks Walk on Sunday 12th May, or be a horticultural volunteer at one of the Dig the Park! green gym days.
We have live music in May, June and September, breakdancing, a mass chalk drawing day and the first ever after-dark film screening within the Park.
Check out the events by type or month in the menu on the right.
Want to get involved and help us run the season or an individual event? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We produce a double-sided full-colour printed diary of all our events in the park and distribute 20,000 copies to homes around the park and at all our events – we sell ad spaces on the diary to help cover the costs.
Most slots in this year’s diary have been taken by previous advertisers but there are a few still available at £175 for a 50mm x 25mm full colour ad. We will also acknowledge your support on this site and can provide a link to your website if you wish.
To secure a space we will need your money and artwork (see BP Ad Spec 2013) by the 19th February 2013. Contact Matt Allgood (Treasurer) for payment details and the talented Pete Gibbons with your artwork.
Our thanks in advance for your support!
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to perform or host an event as part of the MAD for Brockwell Park 2013 season.
Applications need to be in by 4pm on the 1st February 2013. Click HERE for more information!
Would you like to be part of a lively community programme of Music, Art and Drama Events in Brockwell Park?
Brockwell Park Community Partners’ (BPCP) arts and events sub-committee is looking for local events to make up the MAD for Brockwell Park season between April and September 2013. BPCP is a small local charity that seeks to promote the park and encourage community involvement
In 2011, over 7000 people attended our 14 events. Taking part in MAD provides an excellent opportunity for you/your group to perform/run an interesting and entertaining event in the unique setting of Brockwell Park. We can offer small grants or assist you with the practicalities.
Why is it such a good opportunity?
- Both established and emerging artists can give back to their community
- MAD provides opportunities for artists to bring music, art, drama, dance or other to their local community while reaching new audiences and raising profiles.
- MAD provides new opportunities to perform within the beautiful open space of Brockwell Park.
What are we looking for?
- Amateur and professional acts which celebrate and do justice to Brockwell Park, our community and the surrounding area
- A diverse range of acts to appeal to and excite our diverse community
If you think you’ve got what we’re looking for click HERE!
Make the most of our near Indian Summer and get down to the Park for some live music this Sunday.
Roger Humbles and his Band combine jazz, latin and African beats for a lovely end of summer party.
Come join us – Free, in the performance area (being cleared of Country Show and refurbishment equipment as we speak) by Brockwell Hall from 3-5.30pm
See you there!
Brixton Youth Theatre presents the story of 5 young people from different countries whose dream it is to participate in the London Olympics. Each overcomes challenges and adversity to succeed in their aim and all meet in London where the spirit of friendship prevails.
The play was developed and performed by local people at workshops and master classes every Friday evening during term-time at the Brixton Community Base.
For further information contact Brixton Youth Theatre on 07770 461 781 or email@example.com
A wonderful double bill of theatre in the Park this weekend as Wind in the Willows continues too
Join Ratty, Mole and friends as they embark on an uplifting tale of adventure, high jinks and camaraderie in the magical surrounds of the newly restored Walled Garden in Brockwell Park.
Adapted specifically for the Walled Garden and with plentiful original music the audience will explore this beautiful setting as they watch the story unfold.
Discounts are available for play schemes and groups and we also have some free tickets for children who meet free school meal criteria and live/study in Coldharbour ward. Some performances will also be followed by workshops for children. For more details on any of these schemes call 07958 448690.
This adaptation debuted in the Park in 2011 and is produced by the same company (Sixteen Feet Productions) that brought us the wonderful Alice in the Walled Garden in previous years. Imaginative, creative, funny and charming – we defy anyone not to enjoy it!
Daytime and evening shows can be booked through the Sixteen Feet website
- Sat, 11 August – 6 PM only
- Sun, 12 August -6 PM only
- Tue, 14 August – 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM
- Wed, 15 August – 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM
- Thu, 16 August – 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM
- Fri, 17 August – 2:30 PM & 6 PM
- Sat, 18 August – 3 PM & 6 PM
- Sun, 19 August – 3 PM & 6 PM
- Tue, 21 August – 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM
- Wed, 22 August – 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM
- Thu, 23 August – 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM
- Fri, 24 August – 2:30 PM & 6 PM
- Sun, 26 August – 3 PM only
- Mon, 27 August – 3 PM & 6 PM
Part of the MAD for Brockwell Park programme with the support of Brixton Community Base and the Community Development Foundation