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  • Song Thrush
    At the beginning of January this year, when walking in Brockwell Park, I saw a song thrush. Unmistakeable in its slim, elegant outline, whitish speckled front and greyish back. Shy, flying away straightway as I neared on the path. Too early in the year for her song, though. Quite different from the female blackbird, semi-tame, who would continue her […]
  • Field Day and Lovebox
    Friends of Brockwell Park has from the outset opposed the applications by Field Day/The Mighty Hoopla (1-3 June) and Lovebox/Citadel (13-15 July) to hold major events in Brockwell Park this summer, on the grounds that their size (up to 40,000 a day for three days, taking from a third to a fifth of the park for weeks at a time) was grossly […]
  • FoBP Opposes Two Major 2018 Brockwell Park Events
    PRESS RELEASE The Committee of the Friends of Brockwell Park (FOBP), at a special meeting held on 4 December, unanimously decided to oppose applications for two major events, proposed for summer 2018, as being of a scale wholly unsuited to a small urban park such as Brockwell. The FOBP’s principal objections to Field Day/The Mighty Hoopla (1-3 June) […]
  • Background to Brockwell Park Events Debate
    At a special meeting held on Monday 4 December, the committee of the Friends of Brockwell Park (FOBP) discussed two applications to hold major events in Brockwell Park next summer: Field Day/The Mighty Hoopla (1-3 June) Love Box/Citadel (13-15 July) Summary These two three-day events will be the largest gated, paying ones ever held in Brockwell Park, […]
  • FoBP statement on Lambeth’s park events plan
    Friends of Brockwell Park has fought for the integrity of the park for more than 30 years: we were founded to oppose a floodlit running track on the Tulse Hill side. We completely rejected Lambeth’s long-term events ‘strategy’ of eight major events in Brockwell Park per summer as completely unsustainable by the community and ecology of this small urban […]