Blue Patch official launch in 2014


soft play for kids made in the UK

Natty Peeps indoor frisbee

We would love to see you at the Blue Patch launch at Herne Hill Market, Sunday 28th September for a day of fun, activities and competitions, plus our Wonderful World of Blue Patch show on the Stage at 2:30. Time 10am – 4pm, Railton Road, Herne Hill London SE24 0JW.  Transport: bus (or 10 minute walk) from Brixton and the nearest overground stations are Herne Hill and North Dulwich (please check they’re working on the day).

British made child's rocking horse

Rokkit by KidsPlayKit

Blue Patch is grateful for the generous support of our pioneer members who’ve donated a wonderful array of prizes and helped with the event, including Jason Shuttleworth, friends and neighbours from Herne Hill. Also a big thank you to the Herne Hill Forum for supporting Blue Patch – we hope to make this a day to remember.

Event Programme


  • Throughout the market
  •  10 am – 4pm Edible Films competition bring your own video camera or smart phone and make a TV ad (under 50 seconds long) about your favourite food, stall or shop. Enter the Edible Films at  Free, for 4 – 25 years, 3 age categories. Closing date 30th October 2014. £500 prize and winning films screened at a cinema in central London.
  • The Community Stall
  • 10am – 4pm Blue Patch products for sale and information about Blue Patch
  • 10am – 12:45pm Make a bird box (kits for sale at £10) with Robin Dean
  • The Flower Lady ( florist shop next to Herne Hill Station) 
  • 11am -12pm  Harvest hair garland workshop
  • 1pm the Herne Hill Forum’s Commemorative Cakey Competition! 
  • Drop off cakes 1pm (Community stall)                  Judging 1.30                                    Winners and prizes 3pm (The Stage)
  • Categories:                           Age Groups:                     Judges and Prizes:
  • Whackiest Cake                   Under 10s                          Brixton Cake Shop
  • Prettiest Cake                       11-16s                                 Blackbird Bakers
  • Most Yocal Cake                  Grown Ups                       Crunch & many more
  • The Stage
  • 11am -11.45am  Gnocchi your socks off cooking demonstration Giuseppina Calcara of Home Cooking SE24
  • 12.00 -1.45pm William Morris photo booth In the Right Light photographers (£2 per photo, 3 for £5)
  • 12.00 -1.45pm Pop up ‘Country Kitchen‘ film set for young children to make a short film about food (for parents to film please) To win the actual Country Kitchen, simply enter your film to the Edible Films competition (free). Winner will be announced a week later (prize has to be collected or can be delivered in a 3 mile radius, within 2 weeks after the results )
  • The Stage for the Blue Patch Show & Prize giving
  • 2.30pm – 3.30pm The Wonderful World of Blue Patch meet the UK’s ethical makers, doers and shakers including fashion, furniture and wind turbines. Special guests include Bruce Davis CEO from Abundance Generation,  Ecotricity,  ‘Sapphire Groove’, Alex Bishop Guitars , Cock & Bull men’s fashion label, Luvahuva ethical lingerie, Daughters of the Revolution, Cally’s Cat Litter, Crafty Ponies, KidsPlayKit, Natty Peeps, LA Jewellery, MULTEMYR, Myrtle Accessories, Mole and friends.
  • 3.00pm   Win incredible prizes for Tweets  value £750 and rising!
  • For adult prizes: Follow & tweet to @teambluepatch include #projectbluepatch share your favourite #British, #sustainable #ethical thing’ .

Tweet to win amazing prizes

  • For children’s prizes: Follow & tweet to @teambluepatch @kidsplaykit include  #projectbluepatch #kidsplaykit share your favourite toy.

Bluepatch twitter competition

  • (See T&C on Blue Patch FAQ, Facebook & Twitter. Larger prizes may be collected from Blue Patch HQ in Herne Hill within 2 weeks.) 
  • Herne Hill Forum’s Commemorative Cakey Competition Winners judges The London Cook and Michael Davies.
  • Happy Birthday + present to the Herne Hill community from Blue Patch.
  • Grand finale song led by children from ‘CAUSE YOU CAN.


prize for kids films

Country Kitchen by KidsPlayKit

Country Kitchen, Union Jack Rocking Chair and a Rokkit Rocking Horse, kindly given by British company KidsPlayKit.

Union Jack Rocking Chair by Kids Play Kit

Union Jack Rocking Chair by KidsPlayKit

Divine and ethical recycled brass necklace Angel Wings by LA Jewellery, beautifully made in Shropshire.

recycled brass necklace

Angel Wings by LA Jewellery

For thirsty people, 5 Ohyos from our channel swimming friend Guy (he’s swimming a Scottish loch on the 28th for charity!)

Sustainable UK made drinking bottle

Ohyos (5 up for grabs)

Bruce Davis, CEO of Abundance Generation is going to be giving away share certificates in renewable energy. Bruce will be at the launch so you can find out all about green energy investments – a great way to fight climate change.

Invest in community energy with Abundance Generation

Bruce Davis, Abundance Generation

Home energy saving kit from Ecotricity – another great way to help save the environment. If you switch to Ecotricity as your renewable energy supplier via Blue Patch we get a fee. This fee will fund the Cool it Vision free film competition for young people

save energy and money at home

Ecotricity’s Home Energy Kit

A Natty Peeps indoor frisbee – for accident free play! Natty Peeps made our Blue Patch logo frisbee too!

made in UK indoor play

Natty Peeps indoor frisbee

An FSC timber UK made bird box by ‘birds and bees’ expert Robin Dean.

British made birdbox kits

Bird box by Robin Dean

Three bags full! For the owners of ethical cats we have Cally’s Country Cat Litter, proudly made in Yorkshire from left over straw – low dust and high absorption. To win a bag and give Cally’s a try Tweet #ethicalcats with a photo of you feline chum.

Green cat litter made in the UK

Cally’s Country Cat Litter for ethical cats


British made, soft and ethical men’s tee-shirts from Cock & Bull. Outstanding tailoring in the heart of the East End.

UK made ethical t-shirts by Cock & Bull

Cock & Bull ethical UK designed and made tee shirts for men

Designer Eve Spencer is giving away two prints of her painting ‘Bat Winged Cicada’.

Nature print by Helen Spencer

Bat Winged Cicada by Eve Spencer

Don’t miss this golden opportunity on September 28th  to meet the Blue Patch makers, win and buy wonderful British made, ethical fashion, toys, garden furniture, frisbees, energy saving gadgets and even ethical shares! Read about Blue Patch’s ‘water birth’ and ‘mission.’ in these blogs.