Kew Orchid Festival 2020 celebrates Indonesia’s wildlife and plant diversity

Kew’s 25th annual orchid festival, opening next month, will celebrate the wildlife and vibrant culture of Indonesia, which is home to some 5,000 species of orchid. Kew Orchid Festival 2020 will showcase Indonesia’s rich biodiversity through wonderful orchid displays which each represent a different aspect of Indonesian wildlife and culture. Indonesia has a vast and varied landscape that includes an archipelago of more than 17,504 … Continue reading Kew Orchid Festival 2020 celebrates Indonesia’s wildlife and plant diversity

London’s Nine Elms Lane pays homage to the area’s elm trees with a festive light projection

London’s Nine Elms Lane, which is famously named after its tree inhabitants, is celebrating the history of the area’s nine elm trees this festive season with a light projection of elm trees onto buildings around the area. From today (13 December) until 21 December, detailed tree drawings by artist Pippa Taylor will come to life each evening after dark – their silvery branches transforming old … Continue reading London’s Nine Elms Lane pays homage to the area’s elm trees with a festive light projection

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