Covid-19 – EventLambeth

The health and safety of our visitors, event attendees and staff members remain our highest priority. As such, the London Borough of Lambeth and EventLambeth is closely monitoring developments around the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) and sharing safeguards and best practices as outlined by the Government and Public Health authorities. We will be working closely with all of our event organisers to ensure events are carefully planned within Public Health Guidelines to prevent the spread.  We would therefore ask that you keep the plans for your event under review and advise us if you need to make any changes or amendments to them. If you are due to attend an event please keep an eye out on social media for the Council and the Event itself, we are trying to ensure that all updates and changes to events are recorded as soon as we are aware but the situations are changing hourly and so before setting off to attend an event please do check to see if it is still taking place. If you are looking to apply for an event in 2020 as we are trying to find spaces for postponed events these will be given priority and so we are not able to accept new applications at present – we thank you for your...

Street Party Applications 2020

Street Party Application for 2020 are now open It’s time to get chatting with the neighbors and get planning.   You might want to consider  May bank holiday.  This year the 1st May bank holiday has been moved from the Monday to Friday 8th May 2020 which is the 75th Anniversary of V.E. Day.    Or you might want to mark Car Free Day over the weekend of 26 or 27 September.  Or any weekend in between. Find out more about V.E. Day commemorations across the UK and how to join in  here   Application deadlines and application forms are as follows: V.E . Day Street parties on 8, 9 or 10 May 2020 – applications must be received by 16th March 2020 – apply here June and July Street Parties  – applications must be received by 1st April 2020 – apply here August and September Street Parties  – applications must be received by 1st June 2020 – apply here Car Free Day street parties on 26 or 27 September 2020 – applications must be received by 24th July 2020 – apply here   Do head to the EventLambeth website and read about our criteria for what is a street party of which you can get a free road closure for.  However, there is a strict criteria so it is important to check all the info and any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with the events team at...

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,...

Slowly drying out

October has been the WET WET WET with over 50% more rainfall than the average.   Friendsfest event on Kennington Park despite putting in additional ground cover and other measures to safeguard against bad weather were caught in torrential and constant rainfall.  The reinstatement to address the event impact has delayed until the weather improved and the ground dried out.   The herras fence line has finally come down today.  The company brought down extra crew and did all the work by hand.  The mini fork lift travelled on the paths only to collect and load up the truck.   Lambeth Landscapes team were on the park at the same time putting up a temporary fence around a smaller area where the ground reinstatement work is now being done.  To begin with the temporary fence will enclose around 60% of the South Field.  Over the coming week the ground works will be done and as this progress the fence line will be moved to enclose smaller areas and give greater access to wider area of the south field.   40 Tonne of soil has been distributed over areas and a further 20 tonne will be placed in te coming days.  Once the soil is levelled out it will will then have grass seed sown.  Seed is able to germinate in colder temperatures.  Once the next period of rain passes and all the leaves have fallen germination sheeting might also be placed over some areas to further nuture the seed and encourage germination.   All the costs for the reinstatement work are covered by the event organisers.  Lambeth Landscapes and...

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...

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...