Yearly Archives 2019

Reviewing the Lovebox Festival, August 2019

On 8th August an audience of local residents and others listened to a presentation which reviewed the 3-day festival and suggested improvements for next year. The audience across the three days was 84,052 paid-for tickets and 2444 free tickets –
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The Curve – Rejected

James Brokenshire, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has rejected the Inspector’s findings and has refused permission for the developers Starbones to build The Curve. Starbones can still launch an appeal against this decision. The Curve
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The Big Conversation, 27 July 2019

The Gunnersbury Estate CIC has announced that it wants interested local residents to contribute ideas on how the estate is run and discuss what happens there in the future. After an introduction by CEO David Bowler, participants will have the
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Preparing for Lovebox and Citadel

The Lovebox and Citadel events will happen on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the coming weekend. Last year 111,000 people attended, and by every measure they had a really good time while they were in the park. The Gunnersbury Community
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Park Walk, Sunday 9 June 2019

Friends are warmly invited to join our quarterly stroll round the Park this coming Sunday. Meet at the cafe at 10.30am. This gentle exploration will last about an hour and a half so you’ll be back at the Café in
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“Gunnersville” – plans for Concerts in September

The organisation behind Lovebox (Festival Republic) is negotiating with the Community Interest Company to hold “concerts” on 6, 7 and 8 September, with the possibility of two more on the following weekend. We know very little about these events, other
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Lovebox and Citadel events – April 2019 update

The organisers of the three day event (12 – 14 July) held their second open evening for residents on Monday 25th March. They made a presentation and answered questions. Despite being an entertainment company, the experience was downbeat, verging on
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The Future of Public Parks

The publishers of the journal The London Gardener (Vol 22, 2018) have very kindly given us permission to re-publish (here) a recent article from their contributor “Perambulator”. It is Parks for People: gone for good and describes the sudden end
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