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...

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...

Winterville – phase 3

Reinstatement on the Winterville Event site is nearly complete. With great temperatures forecast for the coming week this burst of warmth during the day and the overnight dew will provide ideal conditions for the new grass to grow, strengthen and spread.  The new grass growth needs a final push of sun and rain to make sure it is robust and ready for the feet,  football, frisbee and events in the summer months ahead. The fence is due to be taken down on Friday 26th April at the latest.  We are monitoring the ground with the hope that we can take the fence down sooner. There is one area where the ground was to wet to seed in February and as such the seed went in late March.  It is likely that when we come to bring the fence line down we’ll have to keep a fence around this areas for a further few weeks.  We are talking with the Moonwalk event who are the next event due on to the event site and we’ll be able to work around this area....