upcoming and past EVENTS


Coldfire festival
26th June 2022 
Wennington Green E3 5SN

The next Coldfire Festival is on 26th June, in partnership with Hackney Quest and Morpeth School.  Any artists, poets, rappers or bands who would like to perform, contact as below.  The day will include: 

  • Up and coming artists & bands

  • DJs 

  • Open mic all day

  • Graffiti and other workshops

  • Yoga 

  • Fit boxing 

  • The Listening Tent by the Listening Place

  • Papyrus

  • Stalls

  • and more 

​​Please check back for updates

Contact pacecoldfire@gmail.com 

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19th September 2021
John Orwell Centre, Wapping, East London 

The  day as always was dominated by great comradery and sharp competition amongst the teams, music and good food with Kelly’s famous egg sandwiches and Louise’s Kermit cup cakes!

The cup was won by Midland Mafia, Thomas’s university friends who have have fought each year for the coveted Pace cup

We welcomed Stonewall and more spectators.


virtual workshop and open mic

17th April 2021

We’re really excited to let you know the Foundation is holding its first event of 2021, which will be hosted virtually on Zoom.

This event is of course FREE and will begin with a writing workshop lead by writer and poet Kat Francois.

This will be followed by a 2-hour open mic! We are asking our performers to come and express yourselves around your thoughts and feelings about lockdown...and we want this to happen through whichever form of the arts best serves your creativity.

Feel free to join us for the full event or just the open mic following the workshop. To confirm your attendance just click the link below and press the register button on the event page


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27th September 2020

Thomas was passionate about football so
every year we celebrate his birthday with Pace’s Birthday Football Tournament around September 27th at John Orwell Centre Wapping East London.

A fantastic afternoon with music and food and a great get-together all round.

Pace’s T shirts etc for sale.
Open to all, anybody can enter a 5 a side team.

£10 per person. (to go to the hire of the venue)
Trophy for the best team.  Presently held by the COLDFIRE Team.

To enter a team contact. Vi Richards: 07500599790 or Maggie 07984 606549


1st March 2020

The Thomas Crosbie Pace Foundation has 30 places in the London Vitality Big Half Marathon.

It costs £10 to enter and we ask each runner to raise £250, which will go to future events and the next Coldfire Festival in 2021.

Anyone interested should get in touch with Ben Grounds: benjamingrounds@gmail.com

Even if you have already signed up, you can still help raise money with us.

For more information on the Big Half, please visit thebighalf.co.uk

Our Just Giving page for fundraising can be found here.

Thank you very much.

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14th July 2019

The next edition of the Coldfire Festival will take place in Tower Hamlets on 14th July. It will see young people performing alongside professional artists and also include: 

  • Poetry and writing workshops

  • Taster sport sessions

  • A listening tent for young people to talk to counsellors

We're currently running spoken word and theatre workshops in youth groups to find performers who will take part in the festival.


Open mic all day

Up and coming artists & bands

DJ sessions



Compassionate Friends


The Listening Tent by the Listening Place

Arts workshops

London Youth running taster sports sessions, fencing, tennis, football

Albion Kids

For more info visit https://coldfirefest.com

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11th March 2019

20 runners ran The Big Half on 11th March 2019 to raise funds for the PACECOLDFIRE FESTIVAL 2019. If you'd like to lend your support, it's not too late to donate: find out how to you can contribute here


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1st July 2018

Graham St Park

London N1 8EZ


Welcoming families with children of all ages


Come, create and be inspired with talented local artists


Enjoy food, drink, book and plant stalls


  • 10am Community Gardening

  • 11am Pilates (bring a mat)

  • 1pm Performance poetry with Adisa the Verbalizer

  • 2pm Pro-touch football workshop in the pitch

  • 3.30pm Performance and finale


*Timings subject to change

* Children must be accompanied by an adult

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4th March 2018

The Foundation secured 25 places for The Big Half on 4th March 2018. Each runner was required to raise at least £150 in sponsorship funding, to go towards supporting the PACECOLDFIRE FESTIVAL 2018.


Read our story on The Big Half website

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Run for pace

26th September 2017

Today come join us to remember a precious soul gone but someone who will never be forgotten. Everyone welcome, the vibes will be chill and it's nothing but love. We run for Pace. Please spread the word gang. Thank you.

For more past events, visit our Facebook page