Everyone is welcome to come along and talk to us about the Little Cat Café and our food programmes during a small party on the bandstand on Saturday 14th July from 3pm to 5pm.
The gathering will be a small thank you to volunteers, but also is designed to give everyone the chance to talk to Monique, the café manager, and Rebecca, our food manager about the café, its menu and their role. The Little Cat Café is run by local people (Myatt’s Fields Park Project) with the aim that local people have a real say in what happens there so we look forward to hearing your views.
There will be free cake and tea for everyone who takes part.
SLEEPOVER AUGUST 2012
If you would like to apply for a place on our next sleepover (25/26th August), get in contact with us now.
Despite of the rain, the first Myatt's Fields Park Sleepover in June was great fun and many people expressed interest in taking part again. We also felt there was space for more people (150) and therefore, we have decided to reopen the application process. If you would like your family to camp in the park on the weekend 25/26 August, then please fill in the application formbefore Friday, 27th July. If your application is successful, you should hear from us by Tuesday, 31st July.
The sleepover will include a fire workshop, unamplified music in the early evening, story telling before bedtime and a free cooked breakfast in the morning. We'll have a few new activities this year with the chance to try some cooking or gardening as well as information about other training on offer in the park and around. Bedtime is 10pm and we will ask all participants to strictly respect the curfew.
The sleepover is organised with the Territorial Army, who will provide stewards and overnight patrols.
The park will be closed for the event from 4pm on Saturday 25th August and the only people allowed on site will be the campers.
As this is a family event no singe adults (over 16 years) will be eligible, and all under 16s must be accompanied. Half the places have been reserved for people who are unwaged or on low incomes and they will be provided with camping equipment for this event. Lambeth and local Southwark residents welcome.
To apply, either fill in a form on a newsletter printed and and available at The Green Man, the Minet Library and the job centre etc.or fill in the on-line form on the "Bandstand and Events" page of our website. The deadline for applying for a place on the sleepover is Friday, 27th July.
We will allocate places for each sleepover on a first come, first served basis. The sleepover is funded by theLambeth Community Fund.
WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS
We offer catering experience (including cook and baking) plus accredited barista training (coffee making) and a food hygiene certificate in exchange for up to eight weeks voluntary work in our park café. Applicants must be Lambeth residents and living on a low income.
How to apply: Please see job description attached. To apply, contact Victoria Sherwin firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0207 926 0394.
MUSIC ON THE BANDSTAND AND BARBEQUE
Siswa Sukra will provide a free performance of Javanese Gamelan music on our bandstand from 2pm to 4pm this Sunday (15th July).
FOOD SESSIONS AT THE PARK
Learn about wheat free baking during our Food Heroes session from 10.30am on Saturday 14thJuly. Everyone is welcome to come along and cook and then share the food with other people.
We pay food heroes £40 to teach other people about the food they know and love. No experience needed and you will be supported by our food manager Rebecca Maddox during the session. If you are interested in becoming a food hero please contact Rebecca Maddox by email
FAMILY COOK AND EAT BREAKFAST CLUB
We will making Bircher muesli during our family cook and eat breakfast club this Friday 13th July, which takes place in the Mulberry Centre from 9am to 10.30am.
Parents and children cook and eat together during these sessions, which are free.
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 each Friday.
The family cook and eat, food heroes and retired people’s lunch club are all funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food scheme and are free to all participants.