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Local events

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Junior WriteClub - fun, creative writing classes for children aged 7-13

Sydenham Centre 20 October 10am to 11am

Each half term explores a different theme and this autumn the children will be writing animal stories for the first five weeks, and writing scripts using the Cinderella story as inspiration for the last five weeks. Led by Cate Sampson

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The Three Little Pigs Go West

The Sydenham Centre  20 October 2pm to 3pm

A new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale featuring innovative video effects, set in the wild west and silent-movie era Hollywood, suitable for families with children aged 3-10

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The Three Little Pigs Go West

Sydenham Centre 20 October 4pm to 5pm

A new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale featuring innovative video effects, set in the wild west and silent-movie era Hollywood, suitable for families with children aged 3-10

Address:

The Three Little Pigs Go West

The Sydenham Centre  21 October 2pm to 3pm

A new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale featuring innovative video effects, set in the wild west and silent-movie era Hollywood, suitable for families with children aged 3-10

Address:

The Three Little Pigs Go West

Sydenham Centre 21 October 4pm to 5pm

A new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale featuring innovative video effects, set in the wild west and silent-movie era Hollywood, suitable for families with children aged 3-10

Address:

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History

Sydenham started out as a small settlement, a few cottages among the woods, whose inhabitants grazed their animals and collected wood. In the 1640s, springs of water in what is now Wells Park were discovered to have medicinal properties, attracting crowds of people to the area.

Sydenham grew rapidly in the 19th century after the introduction of the canal in 1801, and then the relocation of the Crystal Palace in 1852 (until it burnt down in 1936). Thanks to the exhibitions and concerts subsequently held in the Palace, Sydenham became a fashionable area to live and visit.