And we’re celebrating New Cross Learning’s fantastic new look, thanks to many of your generous donations. Come and see the lightboxes and beautifully painted new walls and ceiling on Saturday 28th February.
Don’t miss out on Party in the Park in New Cross, the free community & music festival with a large number of brilliant young bands, which wraps up the end of summer on 14 September, 1pm-8pm.
The Party, organised by New Cross Learning and Madcap Coalition in Fordham Park, is a revival of the famous Urban festival. It’s a community event for all ages, with family events, arts and crafts, stalls, spoken word, as well as local bands and acts for all tastes from disco to reggae, punk rock, soul and folk. There will be food stalls, a beer tent, a bookstall and bric a brac for sale.
“In its day, Urban Festival was the alternative Glastonbury. This party is being organised by local people for local people and it’s also a celebration of local talent – the musicians and artists you’ll be reading about next year. And unlike so many festivals today it’s absolutely free,” said New Cross Learning Chair Kathy Dunbar.
“We think the Party in the Park embodies the spirit of New Cross: this is a brilliant community and people have come together to volunteer their time and local organisations have sponsored the party,” said Dunbar
Patrick Lyons of Optical Radio will MC on the main stage, and acts include a hula hooping showcase, street dancers, a zumba class, as well as a stage for local musicians: Bands/ singers include:
Little Big Noise
Nunhead Folk Circle
Jean Jean’s Massive hugs
Stolen (999 club)
The Magic City Trio
The Shocks of Mighty!
The Family of Cats
The Fruitful Earth
The Pit Ponies
Old Kent Roadies
Unit 137 Soundsystem
The Party’s sponsors include Sanford Housing Cooperative, The Hill Station Cafe, The New Cross Inn and Little Nans Bar.
Party in the Park will take place at Fordham Park, New Cross, on Saturday 14 September from 1pm-8pm.
New Cross Learning is a community run library and learning space in New Cross and volunteers working for the library have played a major role in organising the programme for the Party. Our website is www.newcrosslearning.com.
New Cross Learning brings you a summer of books, art, mystery walks,stories – and a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Get the kids reading with the summer reading challenge (themed ‘Creepy House) at New Cross Learning, (next to Iceland on New Cross Road) from 30th July, for arts and crafts (mainly Thursdays 2-4pm) and storytelling sessions (mainly Wednesdays 2.30-3.30pm) and we have magical mystery walks/ picnics every Friday (11am-2pm; just turn up). For those that love Alice in Wonderland, the final storytelling event will be a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Wednesday 28th August;
We are continuing our usual programme throughout July and August – including our free and very well attended Baby Bounce, street dance, zumba, knitting and poetry workshops.
Underneath New Cross Learning, within the endless catacombs of the Lewisham Historical Society, we have accumulated a store of thousands and thousands and THOUSANDS of books, and the time has come once again to sell some off!
If you’ve been to one of our Big Book Sales before you will know that they are among the best places in London to pick up new reading material. Get there early for sweet deals. Hardbacks £1. Paperbacks 5 for a £1. Refreshments will be available. This is a fundraiser for New Cross Learning.
New Cross Learning is next to Iceland on the New Cross Road (the old Library building): 283-285 New Cross Rd, London, SE14 6AS