Tent City » Housing for Our Community

This year's Party in the Park will focus on the issues that surround housing for New Cross and Deptford

London is experiencing an ongoing housing crisis. At this year’s Party in the Park 2018, an area called “Tent City” will look at the housing problems our communities face. We hope to bring together a number of different people to look at ways that the attack on social housing can be challanged. “Tent City” will look at how the community can organise to combat the social cleansing of our neighbourhoods and campaign for better social housing provision.

Over the coming weeks, we will be reaching out to different groups within the community and asking for their input for this year's festival. The format of Tent City for Party in the Park 2018 will be decided by these different groups.

Below are some ideas/suggestions for Tent City in 2018:

  1. The Problem: Introduction to what the housing crisis is, and how it is in impacting on the local area.
  2. The Solution/ Ways to Organise/ Combating the “Inevitable”: Investigating methods to combat these problems, using the knowledge of existing groups in the Social and Alternative housing sectors
  3. Workshops: workshops will look at practical ways to organise and resist social cleansing.
  4. Plenary Session: getting feedback from each of the workshops, and tackling next steps

There will be Party in the Park "Tent City" meeting, hosted by Three Boroughs co-op, held on 17th July in the upstaris of the New cross House. This will be an open meeting for anyone interested in the "Tent City" event at Party in the Park 2018. The purpose of the meeting is to find out what kind of programme the community would like to see at Tent City this year.

If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch with use - you can email tentcity@pitpnxd.co.uk or use the form below.

Get in touch

If you wish to find out more, or get invloved in the Tent City at this years Party In the Park, then please use the form below to contact us or send us an email tentcity@pitpnxd.co.uk

“In its day, Urban Festival was the alternative Glastonbury. This party is being organised by local people for local people and it’s also a celebration of local talent – the musicians and artists you’ll be reading about next year. And unlike so many festivals today it’s absolutely free.”

Kathy Dunbar, New Cross Learning, Chair

“We think the Party in the Park embodies the spirit of New Cross: this is a brilliant community and people have come together to volunteer their time and local organisations have sponsored the party..”

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