SNTB have decided to raise money to commission a local artist to create a fitting tribute for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Please donate what you can.
In the most decadent ceremony that South Norwood can muster, the lake naming will take place on 1st February 2014.
Why 1st February?
To coincide with Conan Doyle’s belief in varies and many mystical things, it seemed appropriate to use the date of the festival of IMBOLC to bestow the Country Park Lake with its new name.
His group ‘Show of Hands’ have been described by no less than Peter Gabriel as “one of the great English bands.” Yet in 2014 Singer songwriter, Steve Knightley will be taking a break from city theatres and major concert stages in order to bring his songs to village halls and community venues throughout the land.Steve’s solo Grow Your Own Gig tour, will find him in out-of-the-way locations from Cornwall to the Borders as he returns to the rural roots of his music. “Having written so many songs over the years about people who live and work in the countryside and the day to day issues they face – it will be great to actually perform them in their spiritual homes”Recent converts to his music include BBC rural affairs corespondent Tom Heap, who said Steve’s anthem ‘Country Life’ said “more in three minutes than I could in a forty five minute Programme!”Jeremy Vine, Andrew Marr, Simon Mayo and historian Michael Wood have also recently featured his cutting edge songs on their shows.With numerous BBC Folk awards and four sell-out appearances at the Royal Albert Hall Steve says he is looking forward to getting up close and personal with a whole new audience – “Village halls and community venues attract a unique audience making it as much a social occasion as a musical event. I can’t wait to start!”