Litterpick, picnic – Saturday 20th April

Join Sean Roy Parker on Sat 20th April for a quick litterpick of Croydon’s parks and a chat about his work, followed by a communal potluck lunch. The event marks the start of Sean’s Fungus Press commission at Turf Projects, ‘in)organic~matter(s’.

Open to all, arrive at any time. Bring a veggie or vegan dish to share, warm clothes and something to sit on. Litterpicking equipment provided by Croydon Council.

Schedule:
11:00 Meet at Park Hill Park’s walled garden, then head on towards Reeves Corner.
12:45 Arrive at Wandle Park for the pot-luck picnic
14:00 Litterpick Wandle Park
15:00 End

Find out more about Fungus Press Residency here: http://turf-projects.com/…/fungus-press-residency-sean-roy…/

 

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Annual wreath making in Wandle Park Saturday 15th December 12pm – 3pm

UPDATE:-  The Waddon Police Safer Neighbourhood Team has announced that, unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances Father Christmas and his Grotto will NOT be making an appearance today. However, the community police will be around during our event in the cafe so please come and say hello.

It’s that time of year again- the annual free wreath making event led by the Friends of Wandle Park volunteers!

Join us on Saturday 15th December anytime between 12pm to 3pm under the covered area next to the cafe and make your own seasonal wreath using a wide variety of foliage such as willow, ivy and conifers. Decorate it using colourful berries, seed heads and herbs such as rosemary.

Add the final touch with some ribbon, cinnamon sticks and dried orange segments!  Or bring along anything you wish to add!

Children are welcome as well to have a go at wreath making or they can make their own garland decoration or natural ornament. Please note that children under 16  must be supervised by a parent or carer.

This event is being organised by The Friends of Wandle Park and supported by Hobbycraft (https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/croydon) and Mum’s the Chef at Wandle Park (http://www.mumsthechef.com) 

The cafe will be open so that you can buy refreshments including mince pies and non alcoholic mulled wine.

The wreath making activity is free although donations will be welcome to support the activities of the Friends throughout the rest of the year.

There will also be an opportunity to join the Friends as a Member for just £1  and receive a discount card giving you 20% discount on food and drink in the cafe until 31.8 2019

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Block printing workshop – Saturday 7th April

Join us for a block printing workshop in Wandle Park facilitated by Wandle Industrial Museum
Date: Saturday 7th April

Time/place: 2pm at the cafe
Cost: £3 per person (this price is subsidised by the Friends of Wandle Park)

The Wandle Industrial Museum will be facilitating a block printing workshop at the cafe in Wandle Park on Saturday 7th April at 2pm.

You will learn about the process of block printing that was used by the calico print works along the River Wandle including the Morris Works and Liberty Print Works.

After viewing a film showing how block-printing was done there will be an opportunity to handle original Liberty blocks and the tools used. This will be followed by a talk looking at a selection of patterns and designs produced by the printers. To close the workshop each attendee will have an opportunity to produce their own print using Morris inspired blocks.

Tickets cost £3 to be paid on the day in cash only (£3) – but please book a place in advance, either
~ by email to Catherine at chairwandleparkfriends@gmail.com  or
~ by text to 07530247643 quoting WIM in the message.

This event is being supported by The Friends of Wandle Park and Mum’s the Chef at Wandle Park (http://www.mumsthechef.com)

To find out more about the Wandle Industrial Museum check out their website (http://www.wandle.org/index.html)

Seasonal wreath making 3rd December 2017 ~ plus carols

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Use this Seasonal wreathmaking 2018 - Copy - CopyJoin us for this popular free wreath making workshop, followed this year by refreshments and carol singing.  Donations welcome.

Sunday 3rd December
Park Cafe area

1pm wreath making

2.30pm (approx) for refreshments and carol singing, with live harmonium accompaniment!

Get in the festive mood and enjoy some seasonal cheer.

Materials supplied

Free event

Supported by the Friends of Wandle Park