Tag Archives: Crystal Palace Park Trust

‘Exclusion zones’ set up for public safety in Crystal Palace Park

Some parts of Crystal Palace Park remain in an “exclusion zone” three days after the park was subject to an emergency shutdown because concrete pillars that support the floodlights around the athletics stadium at the National Sports Centre were deemed … Continue reading

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Trust’s 12-month countdown to people’s takeover of park

Bromley Council wants to hand over control of the historic Crystal Palace Park to a people’s trust by April 2023. The park has been seen as a “problem” for Bromley ever since they were “gifted” the responsibility for it when … Continue reading

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Organisers reach out as Wireless returns to Crystal Palace

A large section of Crystal Palace Park will be fenced off from the public for around three weeks this summer, as the Wireless Festival returns at the start of July. Wireless was staged in south London for the first time … Continue reading

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Wireless exposes disconnect between Bromley and neighbours

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The impact of the Wireless Festival in Crystal Palace Park last weekend, and its effect on residents in neighbouring boroughs has seen GLYNN McDONALD raise some serious questions of the park’s new trust The Wireless Festival staged in … Continue reading

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Park trust forced to issue apology after raucous rap weekend

The Crystal Palace Park Trust and its new chief exec, Bill LoSasso, faced their first crisis at the weekend, as controversy engulfed the Wireless Festival, a three-night rap event drawing crowds of 50,000 per day, where one star was arrested … Continue reading

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Sundown Sessions offer free music and cinema in the park

The Crystal Palace Festival team has launched a series of free, mid-week Sundown Sessions at the Crystal Palace Bowl, in conjunction with the South Facing Festival. The South Facing Festival got underway at the weekend with packed audiences to see … Continue reading

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Month-long music festival aims to ‘reboot the Rusty Laptop’

A month-long festival of music, featuring acts from Dizzee Rascal to Supergrass to the English National Opera performing Tosca, and all taking place on a floating stage, has been announced today as the Crystal Palace Bowl seeks to re-establish itself … Continue reading

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Park life: Shawcross has plenty of appeal in her new role

EXCLUSIVE: Val Shawcross, the former leader of Croydon Council and Deputy Mayor of London, spoke to CLARA MURRAY about her new role as chair of the Crystal Palace Park Trust and the excitement over their latest projects Crystal Palace Park … Continue reading

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Shawcross steps up as Crystal Palace Park looks to the future

It has been a momentous week for the upkeep and improvement of one of the capital’s under-appreciated gems, writes MARTIN TEMPIA When a former head of planning at the London Borough of Bromley described Crystal Palace Park as the “unloved … Continue reading

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