Sun, Sand, Beach & the Bees: Bee Workshop for kids at Dock Beach

Combine a fun trip to the beach with your kids and get them learning more about bees. London honey producers, Bermondsey Street Bees will be hitting the beach at Royal Docks this Saturday for a special children’s workshop. The interactive workshop features four activities including dressing up in bee-suits and gloves; tasting local Custom House Honey; a touch-pool including bee-wax comb, pollen, propolis and other bee items; … Continue reading Sun, Sand, Beach & the Bees: Bee Workshop for kids at Dock Beach

Midsummer Pop Up serves up a Shakespeare-inspired afternoon tea and gin bar

Shakespeare’s tale of magic, mayhem and merriment – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – has served as an inspiration to many, and now it’s the inspiration behind a pop-up afternoon tea parlour and gin bar at Shakespeare’s London haunt, Shakespeare’s Globe. The Swan restaurant at Shakespeare’s Globe has transformed its top-floor Balcony Room into a magical fairyland inspired by Shakespeare’s trippy comedy. The new quirky Midsummer’s pop up … Continue reading Midsummer Pop Up serves up a Shakespeare-inspired afternoon tea and gin bar

Learn more about sustainable living at the London Permaculture Festival

Want to learn more about living a sustainable life? London Permaculture Festival, taking place on Sunday 29 July in Camden, will be providing a space for people to come together and learn all sorts of things from growing herbs and microgreens in the smallest of spaces; self-care with herbs and food; composting; building with straw bales; and how to build a bamboo bike. The annual … Continue reading Learn more about sustainable living at the London Permaculture Festival

The Sustainable Food Story: Supperclub connecting diners to the origins of food

Journeying around the world through food, The Sustainable Food Story is a roving supperclub that aims to connect diners to the origins of food. The concept for the supperclub came about when farmer and scientist, Abi Aspen Glencross, and eco-chef Sadhbh Moore met over a shared interest for future food and farming. The roaming supperclub aims to tell stories about the origins of food and what … Continue reading The Sustainable Food Story: Supperclub connecting diners to the origins of food

London National Park City Week celebrates the city’s unique green spaces

London’s unique green spaces, trees, waterways and natural environment will be celebrated as part of the London National Park City Week, which runs from 21-29 July. National Park City Week is part of the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s plan to help make London a National Park City in 2019. A host of events will take place across the city throughout London National Park City Week. Londoners … Continue reading London National Park City Week celebrates the city’s unique green spaces

Carnabee: London’s famous Carnaby Street celebrates Bees’ Needs Week

London’s iconic Carnaby Street is doing its bit to raise awareness of bees and other pollinators, and what can be done to help them thrive. Carnaby is already home to over 1,000 flower window boxes with pollinating flowers and in addition to this, homes around 30,000 bees in hives across the Carnaby roof tops. As part of Bees’ Needs Week, which runs until 15 July, Carnaby … Continue reading Carnabee: London’s famous Carnaby Street celebrates Bees’ Needs Week

Stories in the Moonlight: Storytelling crew Embers Collective celebrate the moon

Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Moon Festival, set to take place in July 2019, will celebrate humanity’s relationship with the moon across cultures, time and disciplines. In the run up to the event, Battersea Arts Centre will play a host to a night of storytelling on 20 July, exactly 12 months before the Moon Festival, by three storytellers celebrating … Continue reading Stories in the Moonlight: Storytelling crew Embers Collective celebrate the moon

Tasty Natives: Indulge in tasty dishes made from British native plants at Green Lab

Get to know British native plants and get a taste for them at Tasty Natives – a family friendly event where you experience a range of cordials, soups and desserts made from native plant species. The Tasty Natives event, which takes place at Green Lab’s Bermondsey office on Saturday 7 July, will feature native plants prepared in dishes by a team of local volunteer cooks. Part … Continue reading Tasty Natives: Indulge in tasty dishes made from British native plants at Green Lab

Learn how to grow indoors for food and wellbeing at the Nomadic Community Gardens

If you are wanting to grow your own food but don’t have a garden, it’s still possible to grow plants indoors for food and wellbeing. This Saturday at Shoreditch’s Nomadic Community Gardens, Horticulturalist Hannah Schlotter will be teaching people how to grow herbs, salads, and ornamental plants with beneficial properties. Participants at the event, Growing Indoors: For Food and Wellbeing, will learn skills in seed sowing, transplanting, taking cuttings, … Continue reading Learn how to grow indoors for food and wellbeing at the Nomadic Community Gardens

London Rivers Week highlights the importance of Valuing Water

London Rivers Week kicks off today with events happening across the city including walks, talks, kayaking and even a film premiere. There are 600km (372 miles) of waterways in the capital – that’s the same as the distance between Brighton and Edinburgh. Rivers are a vital resource for wildlife and wellbeing, but waste and other pollution threaten the capital’s waterways. Otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and eels … Continue reading London Rivers Week highlights the importance of Valuing Water