2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Brockwell Park at the Lambeth Community Awards 2014

BxFwdJXCAAAlt0HWe are delighted to report that Brockwell Park was well represented at tonight’s Lambeth Community Awards.

Hosted by The Worshipful Mayor of Lambeth, Cllr Ade Aminu, (pictured, right), the Awards ceremony marks all that is good in Lambeth’s voluntary and community sector.

 

Brixton BMX ClubAdrian Martin, head coach of park stakeholder group Brixton BMX club won the ‘Keeping Lambeth healthy community award’. Adrian has nurtured local talent to help produce regional, national, European and world BMX champions. Through Adrian’s coaching skills, local children learn to enjoy riding and reap the health benefits both physically and mentally including children with mental health and behavioural problems. Adrian was accompanied by Ken Floyde, founder of the Brixton BMX club, who is thrilled that the next generation of club leader has been formally recognised by the Borough. Adrian’s award was presented by Cllr Paul McGlone.

BPCP logoBPCP was nominated in the ‘community organisation of the year award’. Our nomination demonstrates our commitment, drive and belief that open and accessible green space is vital for the health and well being of local residents; and that Brockwell Park continues to benefit all Lambeth residents without exception through a range of inclusive and fun community activities.

On a great evening for Lambeth Park groups, David Dandridge of Clapham Common Management Advisory Committee (Clapham Common’s Community Partner) won the Lord Scarman award for his work on the free annual ‘Common People’ event which brings the local community together.

Tulse Hill’s finest Light Up Brockwell Park

FutebolLast month, The St. Matthew’s Project celebrated its tenth anniversary with a special dance performance – Futebol – by Light Up The House.

The event was part of the 2014 MADD (Music, Art, Drama and Dance) for Brockwell Park Programme.

Brixton Bugle has written a great feature about the work of The St Matthew’s Project, and the MADD Programme.

Read it here.

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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