Brockwell Park, London – a commemorative event

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The St. Matthew’s Project celebrates tenth anniversary – Sunday 3rd August 2014

FutebolBrockwell Park marks another anniversary at 1pm this Sunday, 3rd August, with an urban dance, capoeira and football freestyling performance at the Peformance Space, Brockwell Hall, by Light Up The House.



The performance celebrates the tenth anniversary of The St Matthew’s Project (SMP), a community group which offers football and coaching sessions to young people aged 6 to 21 from disadvantaged backgrounds in Tulse Hill, SW2, in the friendly environment of Brockwell Park.

You will see SMP coaches Lee Dema and James Alexander on Saturday mornings on the ‘Tulse Hill’ side of the park encouraging and inspiring young people to fulfil their potential through football. The SMP has also initiated numeracy training for the young people at nearby Jubilee Community Hall.

SMP is kindly providing refreshments and encourages all park users to come to the dance performance on Sunday 3rd August and show their support for the SMP.

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Wasps close paddling pool

paddling poolLambeth Parks apologised to park users after Brockwell Park’s paddling pool was closed today – due to a wasps nest. The nest had been treated by Pest Control and they advised Lambeth that the facility should be kept closed in case the wasps were aggravated.

It is envisaged that the paddling pool will reopen on Tuesday 29th July.

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Brockwell Park remembers the First World War

charles 1 gurkha piper 1 jason 1 gurka piper 2Brockwell Park yesterday remembered the lives of those involved in the First World War, 100 years since its outbreak.

250 park users joined a free memorial service featuring war poetry recited by British actors Charles Dance and Jason Flemyng; and local actors from Sixteen Feet Productions. The event was brought to a close by a Royal Gurkha Piper as the sun set over Brockwell Park.

We thank all those that freely gave their time for this very moving event, and particularly BPCP Secretary Susy Hogarth for her vision and her drive to stage it.

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Charles Dance & Jason Flemyng lead Brockwell Park First World War tribute

WW1 posterBritish actors Charles Dance and Jason Flemyng will lead Brockwell Park’s First World War memorial recital on Sunday 27th July 2014.

The recital is free and open to all members of the local community in Lambeth and Southwark and will feature poetry, readings and music recalling the voices of the First World War, on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the last night of peace before its outbreak.

The event will start promptly at 7.30pm at the Performance Space opposite Brockwell Hall, the mansion house in Brockwell Park, and is expected to finish at 8.45pm. Click here for the programme.

The Hall’s café will be open for the duration. There will be a fundraising collection to support community events in the park.

Ann Kingsbury, Chair of Brockwell Park Community Partners, recital organisers, said

The total number of Lambeth residents who lost their lives is not known but the war had a huge impact on the lives of local people. For instance, Brockwell Park was used a century ago for exhibiting the skills of the ‘pharmacy corps’ which aimed to keep our camps of troops free from bacteria, fever and ill health. Sadly the War Office did not afford the pharmacy corps proper recognition as combatants.

This memorial tribute is for all the local people whose lives were changed forever in this terrible war and emphasises the diversity of those who were affected by it.

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