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Friends group raises jaw-dropping amount for dinosaur repair

The Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs (yes, it’s a thing) have been successful in raising almost £25,000 towards the cost of restoring one of Crystal Palace Park’s Grade I-listed dinosaur models. The Megalosaurus sculpture is about 170 years old and … Continue reading

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Grumpy Old Man Wakeman declares Palace Bowl as ‘magical’

The campaign to restore the Crystal Palace Bowl as a leading London music venue got two huge boosts this week, including the backing of one of the world’s most famous rock keyboard players, Rick Wakeman, who has called it the … Continue reading

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Bob Marley’s last London gig set to be marked with blue plaque

Fund-raising to pay for a blue plaque to commemorate Bob Marley and the Wailers’ final ever live performance in London, at the Crystal Palace Bowl, was more than halfway to its target within hours of being launched this morning – … Continue reading

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Cancer Research fires starter’s gun for autumn charity runs

Today should have seen the staging of the 40th London Marathon. But the decision to postpone the event for the first time in its history was taken a month ago, in common with many sports and charity events – including … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace’s historic dinosaurs placed on ‘at risk’ register

Crystal Palace Park’s historic dinosaurs are in danger of becoming extinct… or at least, crumbling apart. And conservation agency Historic England has stepped in, adding the 30 Grade I-listed, life-size statues to its Heritage at Risk Register – which will … Continue reading

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Motorsport At The Palace, Crystal Palace Park, May 24-25

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College building in park could end Crystal Palace tram scheme

Any prospect of extending the tram network to Crystal Palace could hit the buffers before its backers even check-in at a platform, if the GLA gets its way. Piece by piece, the Greater London Authority, which has responsibility for the … Continue reading

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Capel Manor consultation meeting, Crystal Palace, Nov 22-23

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SECHC charity Dog Jog, Crystal Palace Park, Oct 19

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What next for Crystal Palace Park?, Penge Town Hall, Sep 26

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Defy Gravity! Circus skills at Crystal Palace Subway, Jul 21

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Crystal Palace Festival organisers in appeal for volunteers

With a little more than one month to go, the countdown to the 2019 Crystal Palace Festival is properly underway. The organisers last weekend released their site map for the festival weekend in the park on June 15-16. It won’t … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Festival is set to return for week in June

The Crystal Palace Festival has announced its dates for 2019, but has had to scale down the music and dance performances in the park, which last year saw thousands of people enjoying an open air concert headlined by Stereo MC’s. … Continue reading

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Race For Life puts everyone in the running in Lloyd Park

Race For Life returns to Croydon, Crystal Palace and other south London venues in 2019, with the organisers offering a 30 per cent discount on entry fees for anyone who signs up in January. Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life … Continue reading

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Art for well-being, Crystal Palace Park, from Jan 9

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Mayor’s £2,500 cash boost for Gipsy Hill garden scheme

Residents’ group Gipsy Hill Friends has been given a £2,500 cash boost by the Mayor of London towards its plan to rejuvenate neglected land adjoining their local railway station, transforming a litter-ridden and overgrown space into a vibrant community hub … Continue reading

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Great North Wood’s prehistory walk, Crystal Palace, Oct 6

A guided walk to look at the geology and prehistory of the Great North Wood, when woolly mammoths walked the area we know today as Crystal Palace Park. Saturday October 6, 11am.

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Tots’ Tales Story Time in the Park, various venues, Jul 23-29

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20,000 visitors boost for festival staged in Crystal Palace Park

The star dust has barely settled after another rip-roaringly successful Crystal Palace Festival, which culminated last weekend with 20,000 flocking to the park for the free music event that featured Stereo MCs, Polarbear, Rodney P & Skitz and too many … Continue reading

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Countdown begins to week-long Crystal Palace Festival

With one month to go until the start of the 2018 Crystal Palace Festival, the organisers have announced the acts for their free event in the park, plus some new venues this year for the week-long celebration of local culture. … Continue reading

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Get set for the 2018 Dino Dash in Crystal Palace, Jun 13

The fourth annual Dino Dash will be staged by Crystal Palace Fun Runners on a traffic-free course in Crystal Palace Park on Wednesday, June 13. Sponsored by Flying Runner and Eat Natural, race control opens at 6pm with the race … Continue reading

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Stereo MC’s and Polarbear announced as Festival headliners

The Crystal Palace Festival returns in June  with one of the biggest free cultural events in south London. Festival events will take place across the Crystal Palace area from June 11 to 17 with the free Crystal Palace park event … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Park plans consultation, Mar 10 & 12

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Festival organisers seeking £4,000 help from Tesco shoppers

Crystal Palace’s annual festival is celebrating receiving almost £40,000 in grants – but wants the help of Tesco shoppers to further boost its funding ahead of the 2018 event, which is being staged on June 11 to 17. Last summer, … Continue reading

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Chinese billionaire wants second helpings of Palace takeaway

“I still want to rebuild the Crystal Palace,” Ni Zhaoxing, the billionaire owner of the ZhongRong Group, declared in Beijing earlier this week. Ni, described as “a 62-year-old Anglophile”, was interviewed by the Financial Times during Prime Minister Theresa May’s … Continue reading

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