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“Silver Sunday” Gardening Session (on SATURDAY!)

We’re holding a session on 5th October 2019 as part of the Silver Sunday weekend with details here. It’s a free event, as usual and will be weather dependent but please join us if you can. Please note it will be on SATURDAY, like our usual sessions.

You can read more about Silver Sunday https://silversunday.org.uk/about/, and search for other events, some of which require advance booking.

A New Academic Year

Not wanting to wish the weeks away, a new term is about to start and it is time to look at fresh activities.

Thanks go to the QPG Community Hub for bringing the ETACS scheme to our attention.

Many short courses are completely free and conclude with certification.  Read more here and here.

Check the QPG Community Hub website for updates about the new term’s activities in the park and Kilburn Lane site.

The Avenues Youth Project will resume their Monday to Friday, after-school, term-time activities next week During the day, Open Age will resume their programme for the Autumn term with new additions and exciting trips for those in the community who are over 50 years old.

This page covers all the Open Age hubs in the tri-borough. Many (even most) can be attended regardless of which of these boroughs you live in.

Open Age Art Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery

Due to highly anticipated attendance numbers (lol), the dates for this exhibition have been extended!

It may not be the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition but one of the Friends has a piece in there and it is a great opportunity to visit a lovely gallery to see what people in our neighbourhood get up to when they allow their creative minds to express themselves.

Location: In the Education Room, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY.

Dates and times:
Tuesday 6th August—10am-6pm
Wednesday 7th August—1pm-6pm
Thursday 8th August—10am—2.30pm
Friday 9th August—10am-1pm / 3-6pm
Sunday 11th August 10am-6pm
Monday 12th August 12-6pm

Getting to the Saatchi Gallery:
By Underground:  The gallery is 3-4 minutes walk from Sloane Square Underground (District and Circle lines) and 10-12 minutes’ walk from Victoria (Victoria, District & Circle lines).
By Bus:  11,19,22,49,211,319 (King’s Road), 11,137,211 (Lower Sloane Street).
By Train: The nearest mainline railway station is Victoria. It is 10-12 minutes’ walk from the gallery.

Assisted or ramp access is available at the Gallery’s main entrance. All floors have lifts and there is level access between the galleries on each floor. Wheelchairs are available upon request.

2019 Dog Show!

The festival would not be complete without Crissie and the Dog Show!
3rd August 2019 in the Dog Area by the Ilbert Street/Third Avenue entrance, Queen’s Park Gardens
Registration (Essential)  is at 11:30 am
Event Begins at 12 noon.
Categories:
Ms Diva – Mr Slick
Pup Idol
Best Senior
Best Rescue
Luv My Staffie
For other festival info, please see here.

Queen’s Park Gardens Festival 2019

You know it!  This year’s festival is on August 3rd.

As ever, from midday, there will be two music stages, fun for the kids, health & well-being interaction around the park plus the green fingered teams providing activity (and a bit of peace?)  in the Wildlife Area.

Open Age have joined forces with the Community Council and CityWest Homes bring an afternoon of entertainment and tea for the more mature members of the community in St Jude’s Hall from 1pm.

School Holidays

We are a close community and during the school holidays we have a lot of children in  danger of getting bored, but they don’t have to!

Ulla holds special gardening sessions in the Rose Garden/Orchard on Thursdays throughout August between 2pm and 4pm (in additional to her usual 10am sessions).

The Avenues Youth Project is buzzing all through the holidays. Drop into the corner of Third Avenue and Droop Street to find out more. Their full contact details are here.

Ryan and his unstoppable team at the QPG Community Hub at 254 Kilburn Lane have organised a programme of Summer Camp events. You can find all their contact details here.

Queen’s Park in Bloom

It’s that time of year again and Ulla’s green fingered patrol will be searching for the best of our front gardens, window boxes and balconies.

Could you be one of 250 residents to get a certificate and prize?

You’ll have to be around on Festival Day (3rd August) to collect your prize in the park.

There is more information here.

New Dog Workshop Dates

FREE* DOG WORKSHOP ‘for the dog owner that wants to be responsible’
In the dog area of Queen’s Park Gardens in Ilbert Street, W10
ALL DOG BREEDS WELCOME
July 2019 DATES:
Saturday, July 13th
Saturday, July 20th
Saturday, July 21st
TIMES: 10.30am to 11.30am

‘No extension leads please’

                        ‘Walking to heel’

                                       ‘recall, barking and fear aggression socialising

For all dog advice, please contact Crissie 07949 523 710 or email canineculture@nullgooglemail.com

WWW.CANINECULTURE.CO.UK

*funded by Queen’s Park Community Fund Panel

Houseplant Gardening

Once again, our friends at HCGA have planned a gardening course for us to attend and one session is about houseplants….and it’s free! (Learn more about the rest of the course here.)

Thursday 13th June 10.30 -12.30 Houseplant Gardening –

Come and learn –

  • How to care for your houseplants
  • How to take cuttings
  • Make a terrarium to take home

Email info@nullhcga.org.uk for more details or to book a place Location:

The Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue London W10 4JL