Category Archives: Youth activities

Summer children’s football coaching at Hillside Gardens Park

The Friends of Hillside Gardens Park will be holding their popular summer football coaching sessions again this year. There will be three weekly sessions with the first on Saturday 22 August at 2pm. There will be more sport, including football, at the annual Hillside Gardens Park sports day on Saturday 12 September. The sessions are free and open to all children aged 7 to 12 years. You can sign up for each session here.

Note that there was initially a session planned for 15 August, but that has been cancelled. Go to the Brixton Chamber Orchestra concert instead!

Brixton Chamber Orchestra – free concert and party

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.

Writing workshop

There is a free writing and performing workshop this coming Wednesday (29th May) at Cressingham Gardens Estate – see below. The event is aimed at 11 to 16 year olds and will feature readings from local poet and authors, lunch and a book giveaway! If you are interested in attending, you must book in advance with the organiser, Anne Cooper.

Hillside Gardens Park Annual Sports Day

The Friends of Hillside Gardens Park are holding their annual sports day on Saturday 18 May. There will be events for all ages and abilities, including those who just want to drink tea and eat cake! Everything will be free of charge. Check out the picture below for timings.

There should be no need to book, for most events, but some may be very popular. To be sure you can get to do the event that you are interested in, book here:

Football at Hillside Gardens Park

Last summer, the Friends of Hillside Gardens Park organised some football training sessions at the park for local children. The sessions were a great success, so this Easter the Friends will be holding some more.

The sessions are aimed at girls and boys aged 7 to 12. Expert football coaching is provided is provided by Furzedown United FC. Attendance is free of charge, due to support from PRERA and Lambeth Council.

Latest events at the Yellow Qube

The programme of events at the Yellow Qube for October and November has been published – see below. Do look out for the following two events, in particular:

  • 7pm Tuesday 31st October – Yellow Qube community steering group – open to anyone who would like to steer the work here at the Qube
  • 10am Saturday 11th November – First community gardening morning (rain or shine!)

Events programme for October and November. Click to download a PDF.
Events programme for October and November. Click to download a PDF.