Thursday, August 23, 2007

Lewisham Country Fayre

Another event on 23rd September that sounds good, details below from the council's press office:

Lewisham Country Fayre
Cornmill Gardens is Lewisham’s newest open space. Situated just off Loampit Vale, it provides access to the River Ravensbourne, which has been released from its concrete walls. To celebrate the opening, Lewisham will be holding it’s first Country Fayre on Sunday 23 September 2007 from 12-6pm The park will be filled with international music, a vintage fair, a trash art installation, arts and crafts available to make and buy, and a market of local traders. Children will enjoy the animal area where they will see a range of different animals from Polly’s Pets Farm and Berkeley Owls.

There will also be horticulture and craft competitions for all green fingered and artistic members of the Lewisham community. The non-specialist, light hearted categories to enter are:

  • Best drawing with a Harvest theme
  • Best hand knitted item
  • Best flower arrangement
  • Best photograph of rural Lewisham
  • Funniest shaped vegetable
  • Best cake
  • Best jam

In addition to the fun and games that can be enjoyed at this glittering weekend, there will also be bags of information about council services including housing, adult and community services, community safety, and the regeneration of Lewisham Town Centre.For more information or to enter an exhibit please contact Deborah Efemini, Lewisham Town Centre manager on 020 8297 5635 or at


overett1 said...

Have been walking through the park nearly every day for the last six months as I live five minutes away and not seen anything about this - kind of thing you want to advertise to the local community I'd have thought.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely. It was advertised in Lewisham Life, but there aren't a huge number of places Lewisham can put up posters in the borough without running the risk of prosecuting itself ;). A noticeboard or two in Cornmill Gardens would certainly be useful. The event is being organised by Lewisham Town Centre Management team who are responsible for the publicity.

katekatekatekate said...

I have just seen a sign for this in the bakers on the high street by st marys church.