The event of the summer? Hilly Fields Summer Fayre

Doesn't time pass quickly? It certainly doesn't seem like a full year since the last Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre. But posters have gone up all over Brockley to publicise this year's event, which takes place this coming Saturday, 20th June. As ever it sounds as though it will be a fantastic day.

The ever-popular falconry display will be back, along with the steel band, salsa display, tug of war, dog show, animal farm, cake decorating competition (theme: 'summer picnic'), vegetable modelling competition, children's fairground rides, the tea & cake tent and a range of food stalls including West Indian, Thai, paninis & bagels, doughnuts, candyfloss, popcorn and of course the barbeque.
There will also be a photography competition (theme: 'summer fashion') and an open art competition with the theme of 'my favourite shoes' (any medium permitted).

Stalls are still available to book, and as ever, the Brockley Society is in need of helpers (you can contact them via their website). The event runs from 12-5pm. BC is so excited about this - we hope to see you all there!

16 comments:

Tamsin said...

How does the art competition work? How do you enter, what age categories, what prizes?

Anonymous said...

This was great fun last year. I'll be looking forward to seeing the Chicken display and tucking into some Jerk Falcon.

At least I think that's the right way round...

Brockley Kate said...

I don't know Tamsin. Perhaps you could ask BrocSoc?

Polly said...

Tamsin, the info on the poster re the competitions is as follows:
Cake decorating - U12s and over 12s - Theme 'Summer picnic'
Vegetable modelling - U12s
Photos - 'Summer fashion' - U12s and over 12s
Art comp - 'my favourite shoes' (any medium) A4 size only - U12s and over 12s
Bring your entries on the day.

It doesn't say anything about prizes though

Comment said...

The poster distribution is great this, they are everywhere, I doubt many people who walk about Brockley are unaware of those turquoise and yellow posters.

I do hope though that the pins used to put the posters up are removed from the trees though.

If you look at trees in the area you often generations of decaying pins in the tree bark, it can't be good for them.

Anonymous said...

I have seen no posters in Ladywell.

M said...

Try Oscars, Masons or Hilly Fields itself.

ashamed of ladywell said...

Thanks M, rarely go to Hilly Fields, sometimes go to Oscars (wife demands I buy their brown bread) and haven't been to Masons for a long time.

Looking forward to possibly spotting Inspector Grim on Saturday.

Tamsin said...

If the drawing pins are left in the bark all you need when putting up the next lot of posters is a tool for removing old pins and re=using them. And if they are plane trees they shed their bark anyway. The ones on Telegraph Hill seem to have survived.
What is important, though, is to take down the posters after the event. The organisers have presumably got dispensation for the normal LBL rule that posters on trees are regarded as fly-posting and attract a similar fine, but the quid pro quo of that is presumably to have them removed quite promptly.

Thanks for the guidance on the Art Competition (nothing on the Broc Soc website) - my son is a mercenary soul and would probably not enter just for the glory of it.

Anonymous said...

Actually I think the answer to the question is no Kate."The event of the summer? Hilly Fields Summer Fayre" because the 2nd Brockley Fun Run, 2 July will be.

tyrwhitt ali said...

Does anyone know anything about the fun run? I suspect 2 July isn't the right date as that's a Thursday, but I'm sort of tempted this year. Would have to get slightly more committed to my bimble around Hilly Fields though!

Anonymous said...

It's 5 July, £5 entry fee. 5k run.

tyrwhitt ali said...

Suspect I'm not up to a 5k yet!

mintness said...

Ooh, £5? Is that less than last year? I vaguely remember considering it but deciding against it because of the cost. Either way, could definitely be tempted this time...

Anonymous said...

lol Anon@22.05.

(Two days late - I'm a bit slow.)

I've got lots of books I'd like to get rid of. Is there anywhere at the Summer Fayre I can donate them to?

Anonymous said...

Additional note: The cost is £10 on the day for the fun run and you get lots of goodies just for taking part a t-shirt and bits.

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