Native Spirit Film Festival: London hosts screenings of Indigenous films and talks by filmmakers

Native Spirit Film Festival returns to London presenting contemporary Indigenous Film, Native Media and Artists from 12 October. For nine days, from 12-20 October, around 100 movies made by Indigenous filmmakers in every corner of the planet will be screened in venues across London. They include Nigerian Yoruba, Filipino T’boli, Native American Mohawk, and Finnish Sámi. Many of the artists featured in the movies and … Continue reading Native Spirit Film Festival: London hosts screenings of Indigenous films and talks by filmmakers

Seed Gathering Season: Campaign encourages people to gather seeds and grow trees of the future

The Tree Council is encouraging people to get out into local woodland and start gathering up seeds, fruits and nuts and grow the trees of the future. The festival starts each year on the 23rd September, the Autumn Equinox, and continues until the 23rd October, giving volunteer Tree Wardens and member organisations time to host events across local communities. Growing trees from local seed can have … Continue reading Seed Gathering Season: Campaign encourages people to gather seeds and grow trees of the future

The London Wildlife Festival celebrating urban wildlife and conservation

The London Wildlife Festival, a brand new event celebrating urban wildlife and conservation, is aiming to bring the very importance of the natural world to “the forefront of conversation and thought”. Walthamstow Wetlands, with its 211 hectares of space and 10 stunning reservoirs, will host the London Wildlife Festival on 10-11 August. Curated by London Wildlife Trust and David Lindo, The Urban Birder, visitors can … Continue reading The London Wildlife Festival celebrating urban wildlife and conservation

Lambeth Country Show: Family-friendly festival bringing some “countryside” vibes to south London

If you’re looking to escape London this weekend with your family for some countryside vibes without leaving the city, then Lambeth Country Show may just suffice. The 45th Lambeth Country Show, which takes place in Brockwell Park in south-east London on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019, features a mix of live music, traditional countryside pursuits, agriculture, horticulture, science and fun competitions. Vauxhall City Farm, … Continue reading Lambeth Country Show: Family-friendly festival bringing some “countryside” vibes to south London

Rehouse a plant from Hampton Court Flower Show through House of Wayward Plants’ adoption scheme

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show may be over but it leaves with it a legacy of plants which are fortunately now up for adoption thanks to an initiative by Wayward Plants. House of Wayward Plants, which facilitates large-scale community plant exchanges and adoption events for unwanted plants, have teamed up with the National Trust to allow several thousands of plants and materials from … Continue reading Rehouse a plant from Hampton Court Flower Show through House of Wayward Plants’ adoption scheme

National Park City Festival: Free events held London-wide celebrate the city’s green spaces, wildlife habitats and more

London honours its greenery this month with the National Park City Festival celebrating the capital’s green spaces, wildlife habitats, green rooftops and waterways. Taking place over nine days from 20-28 July 2019, the National Park City Festival hosts hundreds of free events across the city, from outdoor fitness sessions and live performances to bee-keeping and open water events for the family. The events include walking tours … Continue reading National Park City Festival: Free events held London-wide celebrate the city’s green spaces, wildlife habitats and more

National Meadows Day: Celebrating wildflower grasslands and raising awareness of their preservation

National Meadows Day, an annual event helping to raise awareness about the importance of meadow preservation, is taking place across the UK on Saturday 6 July. The event celebrates wildflower grasslands in cities, villages, wildlife reserves, allotment or farms. National Meadows Day is an opportunity for people across the UK to showcase the wildflowers and species they have on their sites and in their communities. … Continue reading National Meadows Day: Celebrating wildflower grasslands and raising awareness of their preservation

ORIGINS Festival: Celebration of art, performance and debate honouring Indigenous artists and activists

ORIGINS Festival is a two-week celebration of art, performance and debate honouring Indigenous artists and activists. The festival, which is being held in venues across London between from today until 23 June, brings together some of the world’s indigenous artists and cultures to the capital through theatre, film, dance, healing rituals and talks. Among the events are a two-day workshop with Maree Clarke exploring Indigenous … Continue reading ORIGINS Festival: Celebration of art, performance and debate honouring Indigenous artists and activists

Open Farm Day: Discover real farming and get to know your local farmer at the UK-wide annual event

Farms across the UK will be opening their gates to the public this Sunday [9 June] as part of the national Open Farm Sunday campaign. The annual open day offers a chance for people to discover real farming first hand and see for themselves how their food is produced. It also provides farmers with the opportunity to shine a light on what it means to … Continue reading Open Farm Day: Discover real farming and get to know your local farmer at the UK-wide annual event