26 May 2012

Events this weekend and more

If you are in the mood for a fair, then you are in for a treat this weekend!

St Augustine's (One Tree Hill, SE23 3LE) Craft Fair will run from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, 26 May. This is a fun, family event for all ages with community stalls, crafts, plants, a variety of foods, games, live music and a community art show including judging of the junior art competition at 1pm. Come along and meet us at our stall.

St George's Church (Vancouver Road, SE23 2AG) are also running a Craft Fair from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, 26 May. They will have 32 stalls including jewellery, cake, food, face painting, story telling and ice creams

Horniman Primary School's PTA (Horniman Drive, SE23 3BP) will be holding their Fete and Craft Fair at Horniman Primary School from 2 to 4pm on Saturday, 26 May. There will be craft stalls as well as bring & buy clothes, toys, books and bric-a-brac for sale, plus there will be a bouncy castle, May pole dancing and refreshments available. Entry Fee: Adults £1, Children: 50p

We will be running the next Food Fair at Forest Hill Station on Sunday, 3 June from 10am to 2pm. There will be a few more stalls but, unfortunately, some of the stall holders from last time are unable to make it. However, we have plenty on offer, with stalls selling breads, cakes, pastries, chutneys, cheeses, olives and meats as well as Indian, Polish and Fleisch's hot food offerings. (Hot Food and music will continue until 4pm)

On Saturday, 16 June we will be replanting the large containers on the pavement in front of the Job Centre as an extension of our participation in the RHS In Bloom and Lewisham In Bloom entries. If you are interested in doing a bit of gardening in order to help make Forest Hill a more pleasant place in which to live and work, please come along between 2:30 and 4:30pm. Bring a trowel, gardening gloves and a spare plastic carrier bag.

We will be having our General Meeting at 5pm on Saturday, 23 June at All Inn One (53 Perry Vale, SE23 2NE). We are hoping to have the pools operators there to answer any questions you might have. There will also be a barbecue, with 50% off on production of your membership card, so become a member now! bit.ly/JoinFHSoc

Other happenings are:
This week has seen the first One Tree Hill Festival of classical music at St Augustine's. If you haven't made it, there is still an opportunity to go along to one of the remaining events. All ticketed events can be booked online or purchased on the door on a first come first served basis, subject to availability. For more information visit their website www.augustineonetreehill.org.uk or call the parish office on (020) 8699 0172.

Saturday, 26 May at 7.30pm (£5, £3 concessions)
The Hills are Alive! featuring All Souls Orchestra & West end singers
Noel Tredinnick and the All Souls Orchestra present an evening of musical theatre classics and toe tapping orchestral favourites. Enjoy the delights of Broadway show music, offset with 2 of J S Bach's most popular Brandenburg Concertos - No. 2 and No. 4. Back by popular demand after their autumn concert at St Augustine’s last year, Noel brings his wonderful wit and charm to entertain and lead us through another uplifting musical journey. He will also be joined from London’s West End stage by David Erik, Kelly Rainham and Lisa Olsworth-Peter promising an evening full of excitement and energy!
Sunday, 27 May at 10.30am FREE
Festival Service to celebrate St Augustine’s
An opportunity to celebrate and give thanks for the local community and the life of St Augustines. Come and join us in worship as we are joined by guest musicians from the festival.
Sunday, 27 May from Noon-2pm FREE
Community Picnic (bring a rug and your favourite food!)
Enjoy the beauty of One Tree Hill by picnicking in the grounds of St Augustine's. Bring your hampers and rugs to enjoy with old friends and make new ones!
Sunday, 27 May at 3pm (£10, £5 concessions - all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Children's Society.)
Orchestral Concert by members of the European Doctors Orchestra, conducted by Rupert Bond.
The European Doctors Orchestra will perform a concert conducted by Rupert Bond with pieces by Haydn: Symphony No. 101 ‘The Clock’, Bach: Double Violin Concerto [soloists Helena and Richard Gullan], Mozart: Overture ‘The Magic Flute’ and Schubert: ‘Unfinished’ Symphony.

The Devonshire Road Nature Reserve (170 Devonshire Road, SE23 3SZ) is open this Sunday, 27 May from 2pm to 5:30pm as it is the last Sunday of the month. They are also holding a community workshop on Saturday, 2 June from 10am to 4pm followed by the the toppping out of the Green Oak Shelter built by volunteers on Monday, 4 June from noon to 5pm. There will be music, food and refreshments available

On Monday, 4 June, the Sylvan Post (24-28 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3XU) are having a family day. They have booked a Magician from 2pm who will be there until 3:30pm and are hoping for other activities too.

The Friends of Albion Millennium Green (Albion Villas Road, SE26 4DB) have a couple of events. 'Bird Boxing' is on Sunday, 10 June from 2pm to 4pm. Not Quite an olympic sport, 'Bird Boxing' is a new comedy. Ros and Bruno return to rummage a bit in Albion Millenium Green. Audience members will have the chance to build their own bird boxes under strict rules and guidelines in a race against time. Suitable for families, foragers and freeloaders... This will be followed by 'Find A Theatre' from 5pm to 6pm. Are you excited by the idea of a new open air performance space in Forest Hill? Come along and explore Albion Millenium Green and share your ideas and opinions about how we can create something wonderful in the heart of the community.

Finally, Crofton Park and Sydenham are holding their Local Assemblies on Thursday ,14 June from 7pm to 9pm. The Crofton Park assembly will be held at Beecroft Garden Primary School, Beecroft Road, SE4 2BS, while the Sydenham assembly will be held at the Naborhood Centre (next to Post Office), 44a Sydenham Road, SE26 9EZ.

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