Arts & Ent

Crystal Palace Overland Festival starts tomorrow

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Crystal Palace Overground Festival: Westow Park & Crystal Palace Triangle, SE19 13-16 June, 2012 iPhone, iPad and iTouch users can download a FREE festival app from the iTunes store. Featuring general information, an interactive map pin-pointing where events are taking place and listings by artists and venues for the 4 days of the festival  www.crystalpalacefestival.org The…

Crystal Palace Garden Party: Rock and Proms in June

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The Crystal Palace Garden Parties were an amazing series of festivals in the Crystal Palace Bowl in the park South East London. The Garden Parties in Crystal Palace Bowl historically ran from 1971 into 1980s and were mostly one day festivals. Among the amazing list of bands that played these shows : PINK FLOYD, BEACH BOYS, BOB MARLEY…

Artists Open House this Weekend

Dulwich Festival Open House 2012

This weekend sees a not to be missed visit to Artist Open House, as part of the Dulwich Festival. The Artists Open House, now in its eighth year, is bigger than ever. More than 200 artists in over 150 locations across Dulwich and surrounding areas are opening their homes and studios as part of the Dulwich…

Headline sponsor announced for Crystal Palace Overground Festival

Crystal Palace Overland Festival 2012

A LEADING South East London estate agency has been confirmed as the headline sponsor for this year’s Crystal Palace Overground Festival.  Acorn Estate Agency Crystal Palace will sponsor the 6th annual Crystal Palace Overground Festival for the second year running.  The free 4-day festival will take place round the Crystal Palace Triangle (13-16 June, 2012) with events running in the…

Volunteers Needed for Sydenham Arts Festival

Sydenham Arts Festival Volunteers

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME CONFIRMED Sydenham Arts Festival 2012′s fantastic programme is now finalised and details will be announced very soon. Highlights include Arts in the Park/Family Fun Day on Sunday 1 July, an open-air production of The Jungle Book (3-8 July), a ‘Battle of the Bards’ playwriting competition and Word Explosion, a family-friendly literary festival headlined…

The Great Crystal Palace Fire of 1936

Crystal Palace Fire

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the Crystal Palace by fire on the 30th November 1936, the Crystal Palace Museum will be presenting a special large screen showing of dramatic images of the 1936 fire. This will be shown all day during the normal museum’s winter opening times (11am – 3.00pm) on…

Crystal Palace Film Festival starts Sunday

Second Crystal Palace International Film Festival

The second Crystal Palace International Film festival which opens on Sunday (September 15th) has attracted more than 600 entries. More than 80 of the films submitted have been chosen as finalists for the festival including films which feature famous names such as John Hurt, Keith Allen and Jean Reno (Leon) as well as familiar…

Van Gogh returns to Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Van Gogh painted this self-portrait in Paris, in the winter of 1887-1888. It reflects that city’s influence in its adaption of Pointillism, the use of small dots of pure colour to create an optical illusion of light. The technique had been quite recently developed by Georges Seurat in 1886. However, Van Gogh was never a…

Crystal Palace Festival: future secured

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Future of the fifth Crystal Palace Festival will be secured thanks to new management team, sponsors and community support. When Andy Stem, founder and organiser of the Crystal Palace Festival for the last four years decided to step down, the question was who would to take up the baton and build on his previous successes?…