Pedal powered park goes kazoo crazy for Lottery restoration

Live in Lambeth or Southwark? Made plans for the bank holiday weekend? Scrap them – because you can enjoy yourself for free in Brockwell Park on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May.

SCBThe fun starts at 1pm on Saturday 25th by Brockwell Hall with a Southwark Concert Band performance- a musical extravaganza which will offer young and old the chance to play a kazoo. The concert opens a celebration event of Brockwell Park’s £6M restoration, with speeches by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Lambeth Councillors and Brockwell Park Community Partners on the recent improvements to the Park’s heritage features, community facilities and sport and play areas. There will also be opportunities for you to find out about how to get involved in the MAD for Brockwell Park Programme and other park activities like biodiversity, gardening, sport, culture and more.

At 2pm, and again at 3.45pm, on Sunday 26th, FanSHEN Theatre performs ‘Green and Pleasant Land’ – an ecological show where kids ‘pedal to create the power’. Suitable for audiences aged 5 upwards, the show combines physical theatre, live music and ridiculous costumes in an epic adventure to find a happier, greener future. And they’ve even supplied a trailer:

All these events are free and we will be collecting voluntary donations to support next year’s Programme of community music, arts and drama events. Hope to see you there!


Saturday 25 May is a big day for Brockwell Park.
A celebration is planned to mark the conclusion of The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) restoration and refurbishment of our Park.  The HLF will tour the Park, there will be music, and of course, VIPs making speeches.

We will also be celebrating our own VIPs – Volunteers In Parks.
We will be showcasing the contribution volunteers make to the Park. Activities will be going on around the Park between 11am and 4pm. You will be able to see and talk about the volunteering opportunities the Park has to offer.

Some of the groups and activities taking part:
M A D – Music Arts and Drama / Friends of Brockwell Park / Community Greenhouses /
Biodiversity projects / Dig the Park / Sports / Miniature Railway / Bling Ya Bike and more.

Event Times:
11 am       HLF Tour the Park
1 pm        Brockwell Hall – Celebration & Speeches
The Southwark Concert Band will be performing outside the Hall right after the speeches.  There will also be a small exhibition in Brockwell Hall, courtesy of the Friends of Brockwell Park.

It would be great if you could join us
@ BROCKWELL PARK Saturday 25th May 11am – 4pm