Green Rock River Band perform free concert – Sunday 31st May 2015

Green Rock River BandBrockwell Park welcomes The Green Rock River Band at 2pm on Sunday 31st May 2015, for a free performance at the Peformance Stage by Brockwell Hall.

The Band is a hybrid of old time sounds that universally connects with audiences all over, a sound that has echoed throughout decades of music history, in music hall, Americana, folk tradition and jazz. All this blended with a contemporary sound.

Modern songwriting and original arrangements for 21st century audiences wanting to connect with a music that runs a little deeper, a little more primitive than the clean over produced sound of modern folk and pop.

Their two hour show promises loud, brash string band music; banjos, fiddles, guitars and washboards all over-scored by melodic trombone and soaring three part harmonies. The band however has always been keen not to box themselves in as a party band. They have always focused on the craft of songwriting and strong arrangements. Sometimes this has led them to write big ‘stamp your feet‘ anthems, at other times they emerge with striking ballads, sensitive songs that reach out to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. It’s the universal appeal of their songs that elevates them as one of the UK’s top original folk bands.

Their sound inevitably is compared to the popular folk pop bands around at the moment, and while the roots of these bands are obviously similar, the Green Rock River Band offers something alternative to these clean cut stadium bands, there is a refreshing grit and dirt to their songs, a sweaty energy that fills venues with excitement and atmosphere.

So see you on Sunday afternoon!

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Brockwell Hall hosts community sports exhibition

A new collection of pictures were on display in the Picture Room at Brockwell Hall this weekend.

Curated by Director, Lee Dema, the photographs record young participants through 10 years of the St Matthew’s Project, which offers football and sports education to young people from St Matthew’s Estate and surrounding areas.

The St Matthew’s Project is one of Brockwell Park Community Partners stakeholder groups and this initiative was supported through the MADD for Brockwell Park programme.

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St Matthew’s Project Exhibition at Brockwell Hall – 16th & 17th May 2015

MADDBrockwell Hall hosts a free photographic exhibition by the St. Matthew’s Project on the weekend of 16th and 17th May 2015, to celebrate and document ten years of the SMP in the local community working with young people. The exhibition will be open during Hall opening hours and is part of the MADD for Brockwell Park Programme

SMP

The SMP offers free, structured football and coaching sessions in safe, friendly environments such as Brockwell Park to young people from Lambeth aged from 6 to 21.

It also offers support off the pitch to the young people, including literacy and numeracy workshops.

Please come along to the exhibition and show your support for this important community initiative.

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Five Parks Walk: Brockwell – Belair – Sydenham – Dulwich – Ruskin 17th May 2015

MADDThe Five Parks Walk makes a very welcome return to Brockwell Park’s community calendar on Sunday 17th May 2015.

Starting by Brockwell Hall, the c. 8 mile walk encompasses some of Lambeth and Southwark’s most beautiful green spaces.

The circular route includes Belair Park in West Dulwich, Sydenham Woods, Dulwich Park and Ruskin Park before heading back to Brockwell Park.

You can walk at your own pace, run or cycle with friends or family and take a day to explore these magnificent green and leafy spaces.

You can pick up a map and walking instructions from Brockwell Hall. These cost £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for children aged 10-16. Under 10’s go free. The proceeds support the programme of MADD for Brockwell Park community events.

There will also be a guided walk which leaves Brockwell Hall at around 10.30am. The walk is suitable for all ages and most abilities, including pushchairs, and takes three to four hours.

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Create your perfect pop up park on Sunday 10th May

MADDMADD for Brockwell Park presents a FREE pop up park workshop on the afternoon of Sunday 10th May 2015.

Delivered by local community artists, the workshop is a fun way of learning to use collage, montage, cut outs and pop-ups to design and make your perfect 3D park or other place, and its story.

Click here for the flier.

All resources will be provided just bring ideas and imagination!

1pm – 5pm at the Performance Space by Brockwell Hall. Suitable for families.

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