Happy New Year!
And A
Gargantuan Festive Thank You

On the very brink of the new decade we would like to wish everyone a very healthy, happy and prosperous 2020.

We have had a wonderful Christmas here at the Upper Norwood Library Hub and would like to say a massive thank you to all 3,450 of you who came along to our Christmas events to support us as, it was certainly a festive stocking filled with delights including;

West End @ the Library Hub who kicked off the season playing to a sell-out crowd bringing familiar faces from The West End and Broadway to sing their hearts out in our Burgundy room.

Our premiere Crystal Palace Affordable Art fayre attracted 950 art lovers seeking paintings, prints and a whole blend of interesting pieces from local artists.

We loved playing host to the Makers Market and our own Christmas Markets provided unique Christmas presents to over 1000 people.

Our very own Hub café and Events Bar opened for business after its swanky redesign curtesy of Grimshaw, Global Architects and served 550 glasses of mulled wines and 490 mince pies along with delicious vegan chilies, soup and to die for chocolate brownies!  Be sure to come in for a range of tasty treats from Saturday 4th January – tea and coffee served from 10am.

The main man Father Christmas was in the library hub taking residence in his secret ‘reading room’ bringing smiles to over 500 children’s faces.

Carols and Comedy with its blend of side-splitting laughter and festive song performed to a sell-out audience with more mince pies and mulled wine to warm the cockles of our hearts.

The Snowball really got us in to the ‘swing’ of Christmas as revellers danced through the night to Palace Avenue Swing band.

And rounding off the year with an early New Year’s Eve celebrations was the whole-building takeover, family rave with Big Fish Little Fish with DJ Food ringing in the New Year for over 600 adults and children.

So once again, many thanks to all who came and joined in the fun and hope to see you again soon. And to those who haven’t yet sampled the delicious delights of the café and everything else on offer- see you in 2020.

With much love from all at the Upper Norwood Library Hub