We are delighted to welcome Rebecca Maddox, Myatt's Fields Park's new food manager, who started work on 26th May 2011. She will help us develop the cafe as well as running a range of food based community projects including a Food Heroes programme and a lunch club
Exercise and make friends in the park Fridays 11am - noon
Meet next to the bandstand in Myatt's Fields Park. Wear sensible shoes, bring a bottle of water
Classes suitable for all new (and not so new) parents with prams and everyone welcome. Free parent led sessions
Myatt’s Fields Park Project has put in an application to London Borough of Lambeth to change the official use of the Little Cat Café.
The building is still registered as a community building (as it was a One O’Clock Club before being converted into a cafe) and we therefore need to change its official use to a café.
Lambeth is currently consulting local people to gain their views about whether this building should be used as a café. The Little Cat Café and Myatt’s Fields Park Project would obviously appreciate any letters or emails of support (details on planning notices around the park).
Please do contact me (Victoria Sherwin) if you have any queries about this on 0207 926 0394.
We are pleased to announce that the water play is now working in the playground.
Please note the Water Play operates from
10 am until 6pm
We have a full programme of music, food, fun and (hopefully) sun in Myatt’s Fields Park this summer.
June will be busy in Myatt’s Fields Park with:
Big Lunch Sunday 5th June 1pm to 3pm: we’ll provide a free performance of Latin American music on the bandstand, tables, cutlery and plates – and invite people to please bring along food for yourselves and others to share. Music is funded by Awards for All.
Summer Fair Saturday 18th June 1pm to 5pm: will include music on the bandstand all afternoon, community and craft stalls, a small fairground, Punch and Judy. Music is funded by Awards for All
Music on the bandstand: There will be music on the bandstand on Sundays from 12th June to 25th September. (The full program is detailed on the Events page.)
We will be getting together on Wednesday 18th May at 6.30pm in the depot meeting room to talk about plans for the Big Lunch and the fair. If you’d like to help or have any ideas for these, please do come along. Everyone welcome.
Our first event of the summer will be the Big Lunch on Sunday 5th June, when we’ll provide a free performance of Latin American music on the bandstand, tables, cutlery and plates – and invite local people to bring along food for yourselves and others to share.
The performance by Ensemble Criollo features rhythms from Venezula, Columbia and Cuba on harp, guitar and percussion, and is funded by Awards for All.
The day will also include children’s entertainment – we are being joined by students from Camberwell Art College who will sell jigsaw cookie monsters which can be reassembled and decorated with icing (all profits to Myatt’s Fields Park Project). Children will also be able to make animal shapes from vegetables.
Appeal for help – we would appreciate any donations of home made cakes to sell at the café during the lunch. Please contact me if you can help (Vsherwin@lambeth.gov.uk or 0207 926 0394)
Come to learn the Afro-Brazilian art form: a blend of movement, dance and music on
Thursdays 4pm to 5pm (starting this Thursday 26th May), Myatt's Fields Park bandstand. Open to all ages. Free classes with Goia (07758224334) and Vitoria (0798980594)
We are offering eight week work experience placements at the park café, as well as five one-year gardening placements at the park.
The café placement will include training in coffee making (barista skills) on a one day course as well as food hygiene training.
The gardening placements will include horticultural training at the park, as well sponsorship to take a horticultural course at Capel Manor (in Crystal Palace). Several courses are on offer, depending on previous experience and knowledge.
The gardening training is offered to five people, who will be asked to work five hours a week at Myatt’s, working either in the greenhouse or the wildlife area.
The café work experience people will be taken on one at a time, and will be required to work 25 hours a week for eight weeks.
These are volunteer posts and therefore no pay is available. We will pay registration and travel costs for people attending Capel Manor.
Candidates for both must be Lambeth residents, on low incomes and living in low income households. The scheme is funded by the Walcot Foundation.
Please contact Kasia Olszewska (firstname.lastname@example.org), Myatt’s park manager about the gardening placements, and Victoria Sherwin (Vsherwin@lambeth.gov.uk) about the café work experience.
Poster attached, please do pass on to anyone you think will be interested.