Enchanted Woodland: Syon Park’s illuminated walk in the park in the dark

November is a colourful month here in the UK – it starts off with the russet red and brown leaves still falling from the trees as Autumn reigns, fireworks in the sky owing to Guy Fawke’s Night, and for some of us, the month ends with a walk in the park in the dark through Syon Park’s magnificent gardens lit up in glorious colours. Syon … Continue reading Enchanted Woodland: Syon Park’s illuminated walk in the park in the dark

Magickal beings, myths and legends come to light at this year’s Longleat Festival of Light

Magickal beings, myths and legends are the subject of this year’s festive lantern spectacle in Wiltshire, Longleat Festival of Light 2019. The annual festive lantern and light show, which takes place on selected dates until 5 January 2020, draws inspiration from epic stories from around the world – from the gods and magical beings of ancient Greece to heroic tales of British folklore. This year’s … Continue reading Magickal beings, myths and legends come to light at this year’s Longleat Festival of Light

London Upcycling Show: Getting people engaged with rescuing resources and upcycling furniture

London Upcycling Show 2019 is aiming to get city dweIlers engaged with upcycling furniture while also rescuing valuable resources from being thrown away. This year’s free event, which takes place tomorrow (Saturday 16 November 2019), coincides with the European Week for Waste Reduction. North London Waste Authority (NLWA) and community charity, Groundwork London (GWL), have joined forces to showcase the best of London upcycling. In … Continue reading London Upcycling Show: Getting people engaged with rescuing resources and upcycling furniture

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