Great North Wood Project – music, storytelling & art on Sunday 14th June

Great North WoodMADD for Brockwell Park is pleased to present music, storytelling and art inspired by The Great North Wood on Sunday 14th June at the Performance Space by Brockwell Hall.

The event – an initiative of local artists Zoe Burt and Sarah Glover – is free and open to all local residents between 1pm and 5pm.

See you there!


Lambeth Wind Orchestra – free performance Sunday 7th June 2015

Lambeth Wind OrchestraMADD for Brockwell Park presents a FREE afternoon of music by Lambeth Wind Orchestra at 2pm on Sunday 7th June 2015 by the Performance Space, Brockwell Hall.

Conducted by John Holland, the performance includes a wide variety of pieces from composers such as Holst and Shostakovich to music from stage and screen.

Lambeth Wind Orchestra is a South London concert band based in Herne Hill. LWO performs a varied programme of music for the community both formally and informally in parks, festivals and other venues around town.

See you on Sunday!

The Thomas Lynn Bristowe Memorial Lecture – 7.30pm Saturday 6th June at Brockwell Hall

bristowe_bust_120603_02BPCP and the Herne Hill Society is proud to present the first Thomas Lynn Bristowe Memorial Lecture – at 7.30pm on Saturday 6th June at Brockwell Hall.

Bristowe, MP for Norwood, put Brockwell Park into public ownership in 1892, inspiring countless lives ever since, but tragically he died at the Park’s opening ceremony on 6th June that year.

The theme of the memorial lecture is The Making of South London by historian Len Reilly and is free and open to all local residents. Refreshments can be purchased from the cafe.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.


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!

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.