Community Information Session

Mighty Hoopla and Cross the Tracks Festivals have applied to return to Brockwell Park again in 2020 with an additional day added on the Friday called Wide Awake. You are invited to come and find out more about the proposed Festival Weekend planned on Brockwell Park 5, 6  & 7 June 2020. Day:  Wednesday 13th November Location:  The Half Moon, 10 Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, London SE24 9HU – in the function room at the back of the garden. Times:  Between 12:00 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 20:00 Can’t make it – then email the organisers at community@mightyhoopla.com and then can share the drop in session information and respond to your feedback.  You will also have opportunity to input into the premises license application when this is submitted later in November. Wide Awake – Friday 5th June 2020 Wide Awake is a new festival to take place in Brockwell Park focusing on new music from genres across the globe.  The event also has a foc7us on positive change including an area to discuss the environment via talks, films, music, food and drink. Mighty Hoopla – Saturday 6th June 2020 Mighty Hoopla is an 18+ LGBTQ+ friendly pop music festival, programmed with a mix of diverse legendary artists from around the world, new live acts and the finest of London’s LGBT night culture.  The event offers a mix of 80s, 90s and current artists.  2020 will be the event’s third year in Brockwell Park. Cross the Tracks – Sunday 7th June 2020 Cross The Tracks is a family-friendly music festival open to all ages, celebrating the world of funk,...

EventLambeth Community Events Training Programme 2019/2020

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN   Applications to the EventLambeth Community Events Training Programme are now open. The Community Events Training Programme aim is to deliver a dynamic and interactive training that builds on and further develops, the skills and knowledge, of our local community event organisers. The training will also share best practice with regard to community safety, sustainability and community engagement. The course content is tailored to reflect the EventLambeth application process so organisers have a better understanding of what is needed at each of the 4 stages as well as learn about the new events sustainability policy and funding programme opening in December. Delivered by EventLambeth officers with sessions lead by colleagues from other Council departments such as Food H&S, Licensing and Public Protection as well as sessions from event industry professionals working in the Security and Stewarding sector and a tailored sessions lead by the Met Police Counter Terrorism team. The training programme is held over 2 days and you have the choice of Saturday 9 and 16 November                        OR Monday 11 and 18 November If you deliver outdoor events in Lambeth or you are planning to deliver an outdoor event in 2020 then this training is for you. If you work in Lambeth and deliver events in an indoor setting but are interested in attending then we do encourage you to apply if there is space we will be able to offer you a place. Attendance on the training programme will make you eligible to apply for the EventLambeth Community Funding programme which will open in December. You can find out more about the...

Kennington Park – Friendsfest Reinstatement

Friendsfest was on Kennington Park again this year and over the last 10 days of September 1,000’s came through and enjoyed ‘All things Friends’. In the planning EventLambeth  officers and the organisers looked at the impact from the event in 2018 and put in place additional measure to protect the ground.  The biggest change was the additional trackway area inside the site for the large vehicles to park and turn on during the build and break. However neither the EventLambeth team nor the organisers anticipated the torrential and prolonged downpour on Tuesday 1st October as the event load out was underway. It looks like a lot of damage has been done.  In fact it is just large areas of surface mud.  The plant machinery did not cause deep ruts and the equipment on site did not sink into the soft wet ground.  The torrential rain caused a lot of surface mud which the plant machinery when driving over, made the mud clump together inside the tread of the tyres. The organisers have left the perimeter fence line up to allow the ground to dry out sufficiently enough for Lambeth Landscapes team to bring their equipment on and begin the reinstatement work.  As the ground is still very wet and soft and the tractor used to do the reinstatement work will cause more damage than good if they started worked today. The anticipated schedule of work is: Week commencing Monday 7th October chain harrow – this will break up the surface mud and begin to level out the ground verti-drain – this will decompact the ground, assist with drainage and...

After Lambeth Country Show

The 2019 Lambeth Country Show was yet again a great success.  You can find out more about the weekend here on the Love Lambeth Blog. As the Country Show loads out of the park the  EventLambeth and Lambeth Landscapes are focusing on what work needs to be done to help the ground and grass come back ahead of the busy summer period.   Lambeth Landscapes are on site working on selected areas this week.  They are vertidraining as the first step.  In the picture above you can see the tractor pulls a roller that has spikes on it.  The spikes make holes in the ground surface which  allow air in, which in turn works to decompact the soil and help the grass roots.  The small roller which is dragged behind the spiked roller levels out the ground surface and helps to address areas of rutting.  It’s key this work is done before the ground becomes to dry. Over the coming weeks depending on the weather smaller adhoc work will be done to level out areas and sow grass seed.  However, with hot weather and no rain forecast work on smaller areas might be put off till after September. Looking ahead to Autumn there will be a programme of ground works agreed to address areas across the park that need additional measure to encourage full grass coverage.  We’ll give you more detail on this work closer to the time. Enjoy the...

Mighty Hoopla and Cross the Tracks Community Fund

    Exiting funding opportunity is available for individuals, charities, organisations and local groups that are connect to Brockwell park and its local area. The community fund money was raised from the guestlist contributions of which all attendees of  the guest list must pay in advance of the event, and the profit from the eco glitter stall sales  over the Mighty Hoopla and Cross the Tracks festival. The aim of the fund is to benefit Brockwell Park and the close surrounding areas that are directly impacted by Mighty Hoopla and Cross the Tracks. The fund is managed by Mighty Hoopla and not by Lambeth Council.  The panel in 2019 who will judge and award the funding is made up of event director and a ward Cllr from Herne Hill, Thurlow Park and Tulse Hill wards. You can find out more about the fund and how to apply on their website  www.mightyhoopla.com/community  deadline for applications is 26th July 2019 so be quick. Spread the word!...