Keep the Olympic torch burning! Join us as the streets and nations of Jesus Green compete for mini Olympic glory. Talk to your neighbours to get your street’s team together, or just turn up on the day and join a team. For children and adults, athletes and couch potatoes – teams and age categories will be arranged after registration.
Egg & spoon race
Tug of war
Bean bag shot put
Mums & Dads race
Brazilian refreshments, plus bring-a-dish if you can.
Use our contact form to confirm your attendance or to offer help, or turn up on the day.
Registration from 12, the games begin at 12.30! All Welcome!
The rain stopped and the clouds broke for our Big Lunch 2016 and Queen’s birthday celebrations. With a fly-by and jellied eels it was always going to be wonderful. Here are a few snaps. Let us know if you’d like to share yours.
Although saddened to learn Her Majesty won’t be attending our celebrations on the 12th June, we were excited to get The Queen’s correspondence and kind words.
On Sunday 19 June 2016, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are visiting Columbia Road as part of a new series of events.
As they describe it:
The RHS is hitting the road and teaming up with London Farmers’ Markets and other organisations to hold a number of RHS On Tour events in 2016. Visitors can expect to find stands offering gardening advice from our experts, quality plants to browse and buy, informative talks and craft workshops, all mixed in with local, independent food producers and a bustling market atmosphere. All RHS On Tour events are free.
Date: 19 June 2016
Venue: Columbia Road Flower Market
Time: 10am – 3pm
See here for further details and the list of who is exhibiting (221kB pdf).
Wednesday July 13th 20.30-22.00 Wine Tasting at St Peters’ Church Hall, Warner Place.
The sharp witted amongst you will have recognised that this event follows immediately after the general meeting! Becky Matthews, London Prestige Sales Manager from Majestic wines will talk you through a range of wines.
£5.00 for waged, £2.00 for Freedom Passers/Unwaged details of payment below.
Post name, address, number of tickets and money through 100 Barnet Grove by Weds July 6th.
Sunday June 12th 13.00 onwards, on Jesus Green.
Residents have been asking us what we are doing to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday and luckily her Majesty answered this for us. On June 12th, which is the date of the Big Lunch, she is hosting a party in the Mall, so we too are combining these events. JHERA will be providing entertainment for young and old; Children’s games, ice cream for the young, adult’s ice cream from The Greedy Goat whose flavours include Salted Caramel and Strawberry and Balsamic. Traditional East End seafood from Billingsgate will be on offer and entertainment from ‘Bucimis Trio’. They play Klezmer & Balkan folk music; you may have heard some of their group busking on a Sunday morning. There may even be a surprise celebrity or two.
AND from our local mixologists Liz and Marie of Elwin Street; (for whom congratulations are due for their upcoming nuptials) a cocktail designed for the day – ‘Betty England’s Delight’, a delightful concoction of gin, lemon, elderflower and fizz.
Seating will be provided for those less able to lounge on the grass. Bring food and drinks to share and something to sit on. Residents guests are welcome.
We are still looking for tables, gazebo’s and volunteers to help out on the day. Tasks include drinks, bin, children’s games, and ice cream monitors. If you can help out with any of these items or tasks, please let Carol Budd know. Set up starts at 12:00 so come out and help.
Residents will know that Columbia Road stalwart Angela Flanders has passed away. For over 30 years Angela was at the forefront of the rebirth of the Artisan Shops on the street. She was sent off in fine style by her daughter Kate and family to whom we extend our condolences. A floral tribute was sent from JHERA.
And below, a message from Kate thanking JHERA.