UPDATE: The BCO have decided that, in the light of the current public health situation, their concert should be postponed until the new year. This is obviously a great disappointment, but we look forward to welcoming them next year.
After their storming post-lockdown performance in the summer, the Brixton Chamber Orchestra are returning to Palace Road Estate to entertain us once again! Those of you who have seen them play will know what a treat we are in for. There will be the usual eclectic mix of musical styles, but with a few seasonal tunes thrown in.
Come along on Saturday 19th December at 3.30pm and enjoy the music. The venue is the same as in the summer – between Despard House and the service road. There will be plenty of space for us to keep physically distanced while enjoying being together socially.
Farrans, the contractor responsible for the resource centre build, are kindly helping to help tidy up the estate on Saturday 7th November. They will send litter pickers to collect rubbish and will accept rubbish from residents on a first come, first served basis. The skip will be at the building site near the shop. If you have any more questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately, like so many things this year, usual Halloween activities were limited. But members of the gardening group and PRERA created Halloween displays to allow a spooky treasure hunt across the estate. Here are some of the highlights!
The Brixton Chamber Orchestra put on a storming performance on the estate yesterday, playing music in a wide variety of styles: musical theatre, Argentinian tango, Irish dance, hip hop, classical, punk rock and more! The weather looked threatening, but the rain held off and the event was enjoyed by both residents and visitors from the wider area.
Thank you to Hugh Johnson for taking these photos.
If you missed yesterday’s event, you can still catch them later today at Cressingham Gardens Estate (2pm) and Lambeth Towers (5pm).
The famous Brixton Chamber Orchestra will soon be performing live on Palace Road Estate! The orchestra are a group of classically trained musicians who perform in a range of musical styles, from classical to jazz, hip-hop to pop. If you’ve not heard them before, you’re in for a treat!
The performance will be on Saturday 15th August at 2pm on the grass between Ponton and Despard Houses and the service road.
We have just heard (through leaflets dropping through our doors) that there will be a Q&A session this Saturday about the new building on Coburg Crescent. There will be a marquee next to the hoarding around the demolition site, at the junction of Coburg Crescent and Palace Road, between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
The Brixton Chamber Orchestra will be putting on a free open-air concert at Cressingham Gardens Estate on Saturday 31 August 2019, from 3pm until 5pm. The 30-piece orchestra will play “Euro-Classics, fresh pop covers & Samba dances”.
The concert/party will take place on the ‘mounds’ – the hillocks on the Brockwell Park side of the estate. There will be children’s activities, including a bouncey castle. Early-birds will be provided with food from a Caribbean barbecue (please make a donation), but otherwise, bring a picnic.
PRERA’s AGM for 2018 will be held at 7pm on 16th October. As in previous years, the venue will be Laburnum Hall on Cheshire Estate – just next to the Palace Road Nature Garden.
The committee will give a review of what has happened over the past year. There will then be an opportunity to vote for, or be elected to, next year’s committee. A council officer will also be present to give an update on a proposed new waste policy.
If you care how the estate is maintained, if you want to help organise events, or if you want to influence how your council tax or service charges are spent, come along!
This Wednesday there will be a walk around Palace Road Nature Garden with the president of the South London Botanical Institute, Roy Vickery. He will be helping us to identify wild flowers and dicussing their uses and folklore. The walk will start at 7.30pm.