Category Archives: Learning

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.

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.

Short Gardening Course

Yet another wonderful opportunity from our friends at HCGA, and free for all!

Suitable for beginners/would-be gardeners, including Ideas for indoor gardening, balconies and window boxes.

Dates and times:

6th June 10.30am to 12.30pm – Muck and Magic @ The Rose Garden QPG
13th June 10.30 to 12.30  – Houseplant Gardening @ The Beethoven Centre
20th June 2 to 4pm – Herbs and Hanging Baskets @ The Beethoven Centre
27th June 2 to 4pm – Gardening to Attract Wildlife @ The Rose Garden
4th July 2 to 4pm –  Annuals V Perennials @ The Rose Garden
11th July 2 to 4pm – Visit to Phoenix Farm, W12

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

Locations:
The Rose Garden is at the west side of Queen’s Park Gardens,  alongside Fourth Avenue.
The Beethoven Centre is at Third Ave, London W10 4JL
Phoenix Farm is in Bloemfontein Road, London W12 7DB

Community Hub Autumn Timetable

The Queen’s Park Gardens Community Hub’s latest e-newsletter for Autumn is out now and it includes a timetable with all of their activities listed between now and January. 

The timetables are downloadable & can be viewed on any device, they are also grateful for donations made so please check out this link.

Feel free to share this with your friends and colleagues and remember they are there 7 days a week if you have questions. 

Practical Gardening Workshop

Our friends at the HCGA have organised another course for you to enjoy with the help of Westminster Adult Education Authority.

This course is aimed at gardeners who are keen to learn more with an emphasis on basic skills.

How to propagate plants

 From Seed and Cuttings
 Organic Principles
 Companion Planting
 Planting in Containers
 When to water and feed

It takes place at Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses, adjacent to the café in Ravenscourt Park, W6 0UL on SATURDAY May 12th from 10an until 4pm.

If you can prove you are a  Westminster Resident, the session is free, otherwise a contribution of £10 will secure your place.

For more info & to book a place  mail Bookings@nullhcga.org.uk or call 07773348294