The Trouser Band will be playing an eclectic mix of styles from swing, through funk and blues, to pop and classical music when they perform on Myatt’s Fields Park bandstand from 2pm this Sunday (16th June 2013).
This free performance is funded by London Borough of Lambeth.
Myatt’s Fields Park Fair and Family Fun Day
River Cottage Head Chef Gill Meller will pit his kitchen skills against our finest neighbourhood cooks, when he enters the “best rhubarb dish” competition at our fair and fun day on 22nd June 2013.
The competition will take centre stage in our baking contest which will encourage local people to enter their best rhubarb dish, lemon drizzle, ginger, fruit and chocolate cakes.
The rhubarb contest will be filmed as part of this year’s River Cottage series, focusing on how fruit can inform everything we cook. Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall and his friends are travelling the country finding the finest fruit, the greatest fruit heroes and cooking the tastiest of dishes.
Myatt’s has been picked because of its heritage – Mr Myatt, the market gardener who farmed the land before the park was built in 1889, introduced rhubarb to England as a sweet dish.
The River Cottage team will film the park’s greenhouse where rhubarb is being grown by volunteers, and record the cooking challenge during the fair. To enter this or the general baking competition (see poster attached), bring your goods along to the marquee next to the café by 1pm. Judging will be at 2pm.
Myatt’s Fields Park fair and family fun day, which runs from 11am to 6pm, will also feature a football competition, talent contest, live music and DJs, community stalls, art fair, plant sale and a small children’s fairground. The fair is being organised by Myatt’s Fields Park Project in partnership with the Cherry Tree Trust.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Use the Stall Booking form to book your space. Contact Victoria Sherwin (details above) for further information.
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, please use (and print) this form and send to Victoria Sherwin , development/education officer, The Old Depot, Myatt’s Fields Park , Cormont Road , London SE5 9RA . You can call Victoria with any questions on 0207 926 0394. After we receive your booking form and fee, we’ll send confirmation of booking and instructions for the day.
Volunteers and helpers
We would very much appreciate help from volunteers on the rhubarb produce stall, tombola, plant stall and general stewarding. We are looking for bakers to contribute cakes for the cake stall and also rhubarb goods (cakes, pies etc) for a rhubarb themed stall. Please contact Victoria Sherwin on Vsherwin@lambeth.gov.uk or 0207 926 0394 if you can help.
Retired people’s lunch club
Retired people are welcome to come and eat lunch made with vegetables and fruit from the greenhouse at the depot from noon this Friday. These sessions are informal and friendly and everyone is welcome. We ask for a £2 contribution towards the cost of the food.
The food activities are funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food scheme.
Our free events for 2013 will include:
- June 2nd: Big Lunch
- June 22nd: Summer fair and family fun day
- August 3/4rd Sleepover (dependent on funding)
- 14th September Harvest Festival
- 19th October Big Draw
- 15th December Christingle carol concert