Category Archives: Local Community

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.

Gardening Workshops in W12

Our wonderful gardening friends at HCGA are holding some workshops at their W12 site.

This is a great opportunity to learn new gardening skills.

Saturday 19th January, Pruning Workshop

10am – 1pm, Phoenix Farm, Bloemfontein Road, W12 0RQ
Learn how to correctly prune your fruit trees, bushes and flowering plants at this informative
practical workshop. Booking required, please call 07890 514 050 or email bookings@nullhcga.org.uk

Saturday 9th February, Willow Weaving Workshop

10am – 1pm, Phoenix Farm, Bloemfontein Road, W12 0RQ
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Make beautiful creations to take home as well as contributing to larger structures for the farm. Booking required, please call 07890 514 050 or email bookings@nullhcga.org.uk

Saturday 23rd February, Grafting Workshop

10am – 1pm, Phoenix Farm, Bloemfontein Road, W12 0RQ
Graft your own fruit tree to take home. Booking required, please call 07890 514 050 or email
 bookings@nullhcga.org.uk

A New Year’s Concert

We are thrilled to announce that Father David, of St John’s Church on Kilburn Lane, has chosen three local causes (of which we are one!) to benefit from a free classical concert from The Vaska Quartet, to be held in the church. The programme includes, Haydn, Handel, Mozart, Chopin and Mendelssohn.

It is taking place on Saturday, 26th January 2019 at 6pm, for one hour.

The concert and refreshments are sponsored by The Village Vet and there will be a retiring collection to benefit:

Real Action, the literacy charity based In Queen’s Park
The Queen’s Park Gardens Community Sports Hub and
The Friends of Queen’s Park Gardens

We would like to thank Father David for thinking of us.

Joyful Winter Fair

            

What an uplifting afternoon everyone had at this year’s Winter Fair, with thanks to the organisers.

The music was joyful and there was so much to do: children’s decoration making with the QPCC,  Ulla’s wreath making workshop and tasty food treats, not to mention the donkey rides and petting zoo.

Thank you to everyone who paid us a visit, tried our quiz and took some herbs.