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March 2018 News Blog

As we are nearing closer to bidding farewell to our beloved Camden Centre, this month we are also saying goodbye to some of our long-standing events!

The Camden Centre hosts one of the longest running beer festivals in London. Sadly, this March saw the final one! The London Drinker Beer and Cider festival has been successfully running at The Camden Centre for over 34 years. The final Beer festival at the Camden Centre took place from the 14th to the 16th of March with plenty of beer, wine and food!

 

A flyer for the Last Beer Festival at the Camden Centre.

 

This year, in commemoration for the Last Beer Festival at The Camden Centre, limited edition Beer glasses and T-shirts were sold. 2018 was a very successful year for the festival and there are many more London Drinker Beer and Cider festivals happening all around the UK! 

 

A shot of the Beer Festival from above

 

A shot of the Beer Festival from above

 

March Event Highlights

Don’t miss …

The Camden Swish and Style event at Queen’s Crescent Market on Saturday the 24th of March. Come to this Camden Council Swish and Style event to swap unwanted clothes for something new-to-you, or even get help and create your own unique upcycled style!

For more information, click here

MC Angel’s Book Launch – Moments of Significance

On the 29th of March, Amy Lame (from BBC 6 Music) will be in conversation with MC Angel at the launch of her book ‘Moments of significance’. With an array of guest performances from George The Poet, Salena Godden, Graziella and more!

A leaflet for MC Angel's book Launch

 

‘Easter Extravaganza’ Tea Dance at the Camden Centre
 

Tea Dance Flyer

 

Join us for our penultimate Tea Dance on Tuesday 3rd of April for our Easter special. There will be lots of tea, cake and plenty of music supplied by Mr. Wonderful!

Location Spotlight - Waterlow Park.

This month our location spotlight is on the picturesque Waterlow Park.

Waterlow Park in the snow

 

In 1889, Waterlow park was opened to the public by Sir Sydney Waterlow as a ‘garden for the gardenless’. The snow hitting London earlier this month did not stop visitors from enjoying the beautiful grounds. When it is not cold outside, the park has a variety of events and is home to a Volunteer Gardening group. The park is set on a hillside and has 3 ponds, which are all fed by natural springs.

Waterlow Park in the Spring

 

Alongside the three ponds, Waterlow park has walkways lined with trees, a band stand, tennis courts, several playgrounds and more. Waterlow park has private lawn areas which have previously been host to community festivals, circus and theatre events. These areas are perfect for corporate summer parties and sports days, celebration events, or pop-up cinema.

 Contact the events service on 020 7974 5633 for event enquiries. 

Please visit our Love camden Page for more information on Waterlow Park.

80 Years of the Camden Centre 

Each month, we take a look at the history of the Camden Centre over the past 80 Years. In this edition, our focus is music! The Camden Centre has hosted many music events since it opened in 1937, but it was also where the first Transatlantic live concert was broadcast! In 1957, Paul Robeson performed to the audience in London live from New York. 

A flyer for the first Transatlantic concert

 

In 1967, a band called The Tremours played to the Camden Centre. This four – piece played skiffle music which was known as the ‘punk rock of its day’. 

A picture of The Tremours rehearsing before heading onstage.

 

Another concert in the 60s was Gandalf's Garden Benefit concert: "Night of Indian Delights" featuring a band called Quintessence. In the 60’s, Gandalf’s Garden was a mystical community that also ran a shop and a largely popular magazine. 

A flyer for Gandalf's Garden Benefit Concert

 

The Camden centre has continued to put on music events and concerts until the present day. Our next music event is on the Tuesday 3rd of April featuring DJ’s from Radio 6 and more! Click here to book your tickets. 

Get in touch

Camden Events Service is made up of experienced event managers.  Please get in touch to discuss any of our event spaces or for general advice and support to put on your event.

Email:  events@camden.gov.uk

Phone: 020 7974 5633