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...

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!...

Mighty Hoopla and Cross the Tracks – Brockwell Park – Reinstatement update

You might have noticed a trail of sequins and glitter leading to Brockwell Park 2 weekends ago as a sparkling audience made their way to Brockwell Park for the Mighty Hoopla event on Saturday 8th June.  Strong winds and showers could not dampen spirits and a wonderful event was had by all.  Sunday and the first ever Cross the Tracks event was again a huge success. However the challenge came on the Monday as the event was loading out and the rain arrived.  Across the following 6 days as the production team de rigged stages and loaded out rain came and went.  Needless to say there were a lot of wet and tired crew on site. The production team worked long hours and with great care to minimize the impact of the event loading out.  It is a real testament to them that despite 2 months of rain falling in 2 days during their load out they were able to manage the multiple contractors and vehicles to ensure minimal impact. As anticipated the areas where the trackway were laid are the areas where reinstatement work is needed alongside 3 or 4 areas where during load the plant machinery and vehicles impacted.  But no area was badly damaged. The same day the event came off site, the Lambeth Landscapes team began the reinstatement work.  They did isolated areas of chain harrowing to break the surface mud and lift the grass to encourage it to come back.  They then worked across the site to level out areas by breaking up the tyre tracks and ridges.  Then evening out with top soil....

Another successful MoonWalk London

Over 10,000 MoonWalkers gathered on Clapham Common Event Site last Saturday to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.   The big pink tent on the Common was the start and finish point for half and full marathon walking routes through London.  The event raised over £6million in 2018 and it looks like this success will be repeated in 2019. With all those feet and the rain which fell during the build and break periods for the event you might expect to see signs of extensive impact.  On the whole the site is looking good as the photo below shows.  There were 3 key areas where we saw damage and 2 areas where due to the rain surface mud has dried over the grass.  These should over the coming days and with the expected rain and with footfall event out the surface and wash away the surface dirt to allow the grass to return.   However, there is still work to be done on the area where new grass has not spread to create dense coverage along side the jobs to be done to reinstate the site post MoonWalk. Friday 17th May   – Lambeth Landscapes will begin to fill the tent peg holes (fingers cross the rain doesn’t get in the way)     Monday 20th May – Vertidraining – Lambeth Landscapes will undertake a close tine deep vertidrain – this is where the length of the tines is 215mm rather than 175 and they are placed 2/3 inches apart rather than 5.  This will give a more comprehensive coverage at greater depth.  We do this to de-compact the ground...

MoonWalk London 2019 is back on Clapham Common

The Moonwalk London, organised by Walk the Walk, moved to Clapham Common in 2014 and following the success that year it has been on Clapham Common ever since. Walk the Walk is a grant making charity, specialising in creating Power Walking challenges with the aim of not only raising money for vital breast cancer causes, but to also encourage women and men to become more aware of their own potential for good health and fitness through walking. The MoonWalk London has become an iconic flagship event, and this year is celebrating its 22nd year. On this one night the event can expect to raise over £6 million, which over the past 20 years has contributed to the charity raising over £130 million. Event Details: The construction of MoonWalk London begins on Friday 3 May. Saturday 4 May – Work will be taking place during normal working hours. Saturday 11 May – Sound checks may take place during the afternoon. The event will commence from 8.30pm in the evening. Sunday 12 May: The MoonWalk closes at approximately 11.00am – after which there is minimal activity for the rest of the day. The MoonWalk will leave Clapham Common on Thursday 16 May. If you have any concerns about the Event, please contact the organisers or Lambeth on the following; For direct contact with Walk the Walk: Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm – Please Call 01483 741 430 During the Event: From 9am Saturday 12 May to 12.00 Midday on Sunday 13th May – Please Call MoonWalk Hotline Number 0207 812 2262. If a message is left, they will respond as...