THCP March – April 2017 – What’s on   Recently updated !

The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park News and Events

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Mile End is London's most urban woodland. The Friends run a varied programme of training, learning and leisure events open to all. Please wear sturdy shoes, long trousers and dress for the weather as we usually spend a lot of time outside.  Concessions for FOTHCP Members, Students, Senior Citizens (60+), and Tower Hamlets residents.  Please bring proof on the day. -

Introduction to Green Woodwork

Saturday 18 / Sunday 26 March / Sunday 2 April 10.00am - 4.00pm £47

Learn to use specialist green wood-working tools (Froe, Beetle, Small Hand Axe, Chopping Block, Draw Knife, Brace & Bit) whilst sat astride an authentic wooden Shaving Horse in the beautiful surroundings of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. You'll also be treated to a campfire vegetarian lunch and home-made chai tea.

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New botany course series

Get To Know Your Wild Plants
Starts Saturday 1 April 10.00 - 15.30 £30/£25 per session

A series of days held on the first Saturday of the month throughout the summer, looking at wild plants, including trees and shrubs. We will identify plants, get to know their ecology, examine their structure and how they fit into their plant family, their pollination and other wildlife values, and their connections to human culture. Each event stands alone, but also builds on previous ones. Suitable for beginners, and more experienced participants will be given extra challenges. Each time, as well as looking at a wide range of plants, we will give special attention to one major family.

 This month: Brassicaceae  more information and booking | More in the series

Bee Friendly! - Gardening for Pollinators

Saturday 18 March 1.00 - 3:30pm £12/£10

Local Bee expert Mark Patterson shares his knowledge of threats facing London's pollinators and how everyone can help them by choosing the right plants for their gardens. Includes a free goody bag to help you create a buzz at home.

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This is the first in a series of bee events taking place this spring and summer - - see more

Bow Beasties Wildlife Club (every 3rd Saturday of the month)

Saturday 18 March 10.30am - 12.30pm - Free

Experience the magic of woodlands and wildlife! Seasonal, outdoor, nature activities and games for children and families.

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Forest School Easter Holidays dates now booking

£30 per session or £135 for all five sessions
Concessions for Tower Hamlets residents on a low income

Forest School is made up of a very wide range of experiences and adventures, which can include bush craft skills, whittling, fire lighting and cooking on fires, through to bug hunts and bird watching.

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Bespoke Learning and Events

THCP have a strong track record of providing innovative, enjoyable, and cost effective education, training and events for a range of clients.  We can run private Forest School sessions and birthday parties, guided walks, foraging events, bushcraft and would love to talk to you about your requirements.  Please phone them for a quote on 020 8983 1277.

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