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Small Change Big Difference – Workshop

Are you passionate about food and the environment?

Do you want to help make a difference to the planet?


The average family in London loses £70 a month to food waste. A whopping 910,000 tonnes of it goes to landfill every year. Through the Small Change Big Difference campaign we’d like to change this. With our bite-sized workshop you’ll pick up genius tips, tricks and food hacks on how to reduce waste, save money and make the most of your food; as well as inspiration on sharing the campaign with your friends, family, colleagues and more so that all of our small changes add up to make a big difference.

Free to attend, just register for a ticket with Eventbrite here.

Please note the session is in a greenhouse so wrap up warm.

For any questions please contact Laura Price on 020 7960 4279 or laura.price@groundwork.org.uk

For more information on the Small Change Big Difference food action campaign visit http://smallchangebigdifference.london/H

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Sunday Pizza

On our last Pizza Sunday of 2018, we are firing up our cob oven, and rolling out our dough!

Book your £3.00 Pizza Ticket now!

Come down around 12.45pm and choose your toppings for your pizzas!  The oven’s normally hot enough to be churning out pizzas by 1pm and they are delicious!

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Rachel Sermanni and Courtney Hartmann Gig

We are delighted to welcome the Nest Collective to host the first of two gigs in 2018 at the Greenhouses, tonight with the wonderful Rachel Sermanni and Courtney Hartman

The folk-noir-balladeer Rachel Sermanni is from Carrbridge, a village in the Highlands of Scotland. Now 24, Rachel has toured since the age of 18: in Europe, Canada, Australia and even India. She has released two studio albums, one live album (recorded in the Yukon, only 100 miles south of the Arctic Circle) and three EPs. Rachel’s sophomore studio album, ‘Tied To The Moon’, was released in July 2015 and exhibits her creative growth as she delves into a deeper, more rhythmic flavour of sonic poetry.

All Rachel Sermanni’s records have been released on Middle of Nowhere Recordings, a label she helped create with Robert Hicks, who lives in beautiful Ullapool in the North West. MONrecordings is now an established label with a growing roster of artists.

Minimal, Murky, Magnificent’ – MOJO Mag

Website / Twitter / Facebook /

Courtney Hartman

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Courtney Hartman started playing guitar at the young age of eight, after having already spent several years on the fiddle and mandolin. Her early years were spent steeped in American Roots music, and today she has fused a diverse range of influences from Norman Blake to Bill Frisell, creating music that acknowledges and pays homage to her roots, while pushing beyond its defined boundaries.

Courtney was recently nominated by the Americana Music Association for 2017 Instrumentalist of the Year, following the release of her solo project ‘Nothing We Say’. Her songs are flush with intimate ruminations on her life as a travelling musician and a deep curiosity about the world around her. The luminous EP delivers on the promise always apparent in her work as a guitarist and songwriter for Della Mae, the Grammy-nominated string band, along with her collaborations with Bryan Sutton, Jim Lauderdale, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell, among others.

Acoustic Guitar Magazine lauds Courtney as a “distinctive guitar stylist… and a songwriter that delights and disturbs.”

Artist Website

Please book your tickets here

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Better Fridays – Garden Therapy sessions

Feeling a bit low? Want to get out and enjoy nature?  Fancy helping to grow, cook and eat tasty veg?

Come and try a spot of gentle gardening with Cathy and Cat at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses on our Friday morning sessions when you can also enjoy a home cooked lunch.  Feel free to bring along a friend or relative with you for support.

Cat, our gardener is a qualified psychotherapist and Cathy, our education assistant has worked in outside learning and play for over 5 years.

Interested? Contact: Cathy on edu.assistant@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk tel 07834 343664 or 07503 919973

BPCG is a large community garden in the middle of Brockwell Park between the tennis courts and the walled garden.  Our Better Friday morning sessions are for people who have been experiencing mental ill-health along with their friends and supporters. They are free thanks to support from Project Smith and the Lambeth Community Foundation.


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Idumea Quartet Gig at the Greenhouses

Blending tradition with innovation, the Idumea Quartet deconstruct and reconstitute Appalachian folk music, drawing strong influences from minimalism and experimental music. The name derives from Idumea, song 47b in the Sacred Harp. Using the traditional string quartet instrumentation while coming from a shared background in traditional music, the quartet seeks to bring the traditional repertoire into conversation with a chamber music aesthetic. Add harmonized singing into the mix and the result is a sound which is as high and lonesome as it is symphonic. The Idumea Quartet is: Jane Rothfield and Ewan Macdonald – fiddle Becka Wolfe – viola Nathan Bontrager – cello A full-length recording project is currently underway.

Have a pre-listen to Idumea’s fantastic take on Sally Ann here

We will be running a botanical bar serving drinks and snacks so arrive any time from 5pm to enjoy these with a stroll around the gardens when you can also admire our Gorgeous Gourds exhibition with night-time scented plants for evening pollinators.  We have plenty of chairs, but do bring a warm jumper!

 To find us, follow the signs in the park to the Community Greenhouses. We are between the Tennis Courts and the Walled Gardens.

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