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Notting Hill Carnival – join the Sunshine International Arts fun, make a costume, party at Europe’s biggest street festival

Carnival workshops - join the fun at Notting Hill

Carnival workshops – join the fun at Notting Hill

 Always wanted to take part in the Notting Hill Carnival?

Then head to the Sunshine International Arts C.A.F.E at Studio 5, 209 A
Coldharbour Lane SW9 8RU

Opposite Loughborough Junction Railway Station

Make your own costume, get involved and get ready to party

You can join the Children’s Day on 25 August with your kids or the Adult
day on 26 August.

Simply phone Ray on 07881571743 for more details

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Myatt’s Fields Park Summer Fair and Family Fun Day 22 June from 11am to 6pm

Myatt's Fields Park - in bloom

Myatt’s Fields Park – in bloom

 

Myatt's Fields Park

Myatt’s Fields Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone is invited to take part in Myatt’s Fields Park summer fair and family fun day which will be held on 22nd June 2013.

This year the event will be organised in partnership with local charity the Cherry Tree Trust and it will be bigger and better than ever – starting at 11am and continueing through to 6pm.

There’ll be a full day of entertainment including rock steady music and live bands on the bandstand, a talent contest and ballet performance in the picnic area, a football tournament, the family fairground and a plant sale. As part of Camberwell Arts Week, the park will also have an art fair this year, and artists can pay to hang work for sale on railings outside the park.

You can get involved too and development/education officer Victoria Sherwin tells you how:

Competitions

FREE SEVEN A SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT noon to 2pm: under 8’s and under 11’s are invited to enter. We encourage teams from schools, youth and community groups or anyone who can form a team. To book your team or find out more information, contact Lucia Hinton on 07956 101387 or luciahinton09@googlemail.com

TALENT CONTEST: show off your talent during our contest which will be held in the picnic area during the afternoon. All ages and talents welcome to enter. Acts will be chosen by audition before the event. Contact Lucia Hinton (details given above) for further information.

BAKING COMPETITION Bake the best Victoria sponge, ginger cake, chocolate cake, fruit cake, lemon drizzle, cake containing a vegetable, dish made with rhubarb (sweet or savoury) and jam, chutney or pickle. Just come along to our competition tent on the day (we’ll be in the picnic area). Contact Victoria Sherwin on Vsherwin@lambeth.gov.uk for further information.

ART FAIR:  Contact Victoria Sherwin (details above) for further information.

Stalls

We would very much like to have a good range of food and craft stalls, including community and commercial. The price of a stall for community/non-profit groups is £20 and the cost of a stall for commercial companies is £40.

FOOD STALLS: Please see the map attached which shows food stall pitches (four near the café and two in the picnic area). When you book, please site your preference and we’ll allocate as near as possible to your preference on a first come first served basis.

OTHER STALLS: Stalls will be allocated on a first come, first served basis around the picnic area on the day. People will be drawn to this area by a variety of entertainment during the day, including a talent contest, a ballet performance, a range of stalls and a storyteller.

TABLES: You are welcome to bring your own tables, or you can hire these from us at a charge of £10 per table. Please pre-book as no additional tables will be available on the day. Chairs will not be available so please bring your own if you need them.

To book, use the form attached and send to Victoria Sherwin, development/education officer, The Old Depot, Myatt’s Fields Park, Cormont Road , London SE5 9RA .


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COME join the party at Sunshine International Arts’ Community C.A.F.E at 209A Coldharbour Lane opposite Loughborough Junction Station

It’s the 1st Birthday of SUNSHINE INTERNATIONAL ARTS’ Community C.A.F.E in Loughborough Junction and a fortnight of events, food, music and cake has been planned from 28 April to 12 May

Founder Ray Mahabir is celebrating to mark the occasion. “It’s been a wonderful – and long – year and we are thrilled to be celebrating with all our friends and the community,” he says.

Ray’s dream has been to “create a community arts cafe for all, where people and artists can have a space to create and enjoy one another’s arts and culture. Somewhere affordable with good service, where I can serve the food I love to cook”.

Birthday highlights: Head to C.A.F.E on 28 April for Brixton Underground Film Factory’s LYRICS 4LOVE FOOD’N FILM from 4-9pm. We’re talking film @7pm ‘LOVE JONES’, plus OneNess and Bro Breis on the mic, visuals by Sam Williams and readings by Sherlock plus Caribbean food courtesy of Trini Ray. Get your tickets in advance from Ray at the C.A.F.E £7 or £10 on the door.

There will be birthday mania on 3 May with free cake and cream all day at the C.A.F.E and then join Ray for a party from 7-9.30pm with Caribbean food and rum punch on sale and music by Creative Unity Steel Band.

12 May is the end of the birthday celebrations and the beginning of the countdown to this year’s Notting Hill Carnival! Join Sunshine International Arts for SUNDAYSOCA @ DE ARCHES – music, stupendous carnival costumes and masks on show, Caribbean food and drinks as we prepare for the road this year. From 6pm to midnight on May 12 and every second Sunday thereafter until the CARNIVAL takes place! Music by Dokta Myx. Members £3, non-members £5

Party food at the C.A.F.E

Party food at the C.A.F.E

Creative sewing at C.A.F.E

Creative sewing at C.A.F.E

There’s a host of other events and loads of cake on offer including Sunday morning stretches, knitting – and free cake, kids craft projects – and cupcakes, crochet lessons – and 3 knitting lessons on how to knit from a pattern too. These begin on May 8 How to knit successfully from a knitting pattern. Week 1, Wed 8th May, Week 2, Wed 22nd May, Week 3, Wed 5th June, 6 – 8pm Cost £7.50 per session

Every Thursdays – the arts and craft of carnival

Every Friday– sewing and alteration classes

Call Ray on 07881571743 email him at admin@sunshinearts.co.uk, visit the facebook page or simply pop in!

We asked Ray about his first year at the C.A.F.E

The five best dishes you like to serve in the C.A.F.E?

My soups

My curry dishes

My cakes

Mm, think I can say those are my best dishes, plus my coffee, rum punch and chutneys

Five highlights so far?

Serving food to my customers

Meeting new people who come in

My Caribbean birthday dinner party

My kids craft birthday party

People’s comments about C.A.F.E – that it’s an oasis in the junction, a place people can come in and enjoy and relax.

What were you intending to achieve with the C.A.F.E? To create a community arts cafe for all where people and artist can have a space to create and enjoy one another’s arts and culture. Somewhere affordable with good service, where I can serve the food I love to cook

How far have you got in achieving those ideas? The past year has been a struggle, as I started C.A.F.E without any capital or funding. There are still thing to do at C.A.F.E and I am trying slowly to build on what’s there.  It’s a very large space made up of railway arches so I know one of the problems is its cold but I’m looking at ways to heat it and am slowly getting there. I know it’s going to take time but my usual reply is it’s slow and consistent, and in this present economic climate I’m happy with what I have. The most important part is that people who come in have had a good experience. That makes it all worthwhile.

What’s struck you the most about Loughborough Junction? It’s like a village.

What are you looking forward to in your next year at the C.A.F.E? I would like more people to experience what C.A.F.E has to offer.

Currently I’m in the process of offering a series of carnival workshops teaching the history and culture of Carnival which starts in June 2013.

What new plans/ideas do you have? I want to do more cooking and food events. I’m known for my carnival arts so now it is time for me to build on my food work! I also want to see theatre and music at C.A.F.E

You’ve been involved in Carnival(s) for years – what’s the secret to a fantastic Carnival? Passion for your culture and history

If you had a magic wand – what would you do with it? (in LJ, the UK, your life, the world?) Make people smile and just be thankful for what they got.


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Viola Nights at the Whirled Art Cinema 27.7.11 @ 7.30pm £6.00

Following on from the huge success of its debut back in May, Viola Nights hosts its second event at the Whirled Art Cinema on the 27th July, featuring two exciting artists with a very different take on electronic music.

From a small village in the Swedish countryside, bringing what could be described as Northern Lights folk-tronica, come girl/boy duo The Deer Tracks. Their gorgeous sound is like some elfin telex from another universe, an electromagnetic mist of melodies and harmonic noise. Critically acclaimed 2008 debut album ‘Aurora’ received stellar reviews across the board includingThe Guardian and NME.

The band then reached an even larger audience with a full song placement in the hit show Grey’s Anatomy.

They will shortly release their second long player ‘The Archer Triology Pt 2’ as part of a trio of releases.

“The Deer Tracks combine folk-ishly delicate melodies with glitch techno techniques.” The Guardian

“Beautiful and ethereal songs that are epic in both scope and, occasionally, length.” The Fly

http://www.thedeertracksmusic.com/

Gyratory System is the sound of electronica played by clockwork and steam-powered sequencers.

Combining acoustic and electronic sounds  they draw on sources from post-punk, to jazz, to Krautrock, to early house music.

Two albums to date, ‘The Sound-Board Breathes’, 2009 +  ‘New Harmony’, 2011 have met with great critical praise and substantial radio support. The band has toured the UK extensively.

When not creating Gyratory System’s blend of heavily treated wind instruments, synths and processed percussion, producer/trumpeter Dr. Blick is a constitutional historian and author who once worked at No. 10 Downing Street. His diverse musical background includes work with artists such as Damo Suzuki of Can, David Gedge of the Wedding Present and drum n’ bass DJ Grooverider.

“oddly delightful…brain tinglingly electrifying” – NME live review

“gorgeous” – Steve Lamacq, BBC 6music

“If David Cronenberg had managed to create his own BBC Radiophonic Workshop to score his films, their music might have sounded something like Gyratory System…a collection of little jewels… ” The Quietus

“Mind-boggingly brilliant bonkers electronica” – Huw Stephens, 1FM

http://www.myspace.com/gyratorysystem

£6 advance tickets              7.30pm, Wednesday 27 July @ Whirled Art Cinema, London


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Coming up at the Cambria

Hazel O’Connor @ The Cambria

The Blujar Project

Due to very popular demand You will have

One more chance to see the amazing Hazel O’Connor

Perform again @ The Cambria.

Hazel will be performing with Sarah Fisher (keyboard & Vocals)

and Clare Hirst (Sax & Vocals)

The 24th July-£15 per ticket, available only at the Cambria and only a limited number.

http://www.thecambrialondon.com Tel:02077373676

40 kemerton Road- Camberwell-London-SE5 9AR

AND

Phyllis Pastore @ The cambria

The Queen of the Mykonos Cabaret scene!!

All the way from New York, Phyllis will be performing
for one night only at The cambria.

Anybody that has witnessed this amazing lady in action will Know it is a show not to be missed.

£10 per ticket – on the 18th September.

Tickets are only available from The Cambria and are a limited number

http://www.thecambrialondon.com Tel 02077373676

40-kemerton Road-Camberwell-london-SE5 9AR