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CHRISTMAS 2016 EDITION

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It's Christmas!!

"The smell of pine boughs fills the air,
Pretty silver bells tinkle everywhere.
Sparkling snow covers the ground,
Christmas spirit is all around."

 
The weather has been so lovely and frosty; perfect weather for walking around Vicky Park and getting some fresh winter air. We hope you've been enjoying the park as much as we have.

After a hectic week of Halloween events, November slowed down slightly in preparation for our December events this month.

Tomorrow our Community Park Rangers are making natural festive decorations in the Hub Building and are looking forward to seeing you all there! With the absence of Winterville this year, Vicky Park will be hosting a small Family Festive Day on Saturday 10 December (see below) with free children's rides, Santa's Grotto, live music and arts and crafts. This year we are also excited to welcome 'The Panto Bus' to Victoria Park as they present Dick Whittington. We received lots of calls and emails and booked a staggering 150 places in six hours! We are certain, as with all our events, it will be resounding success with all our families. Please see a full list of our events below.

As I write, the park rangers are decorating our Christmas Tree and the Hub Building with lights, glitter and tinsel whilst listening to some festive tunes.  We're getting into the festive spirit and invite you to join us at one of our events soon!

Stay warm! :D
 
In this issue:
Any questions or comments, please send them through to our Community Development Officer, Dave at dave.hime@towerhamlets.gov.uk.  We'd love to hear from you!
 
Upcoming Events

We have some fantastic festive events coming up!
As usual, all our events are free, but some have limited spaces so will need to be booked in advance:


Junior Wildlife Club: Natural Festive Decorations Workshop | Saturday 3 December | 10.30am - 12.30pm
Join the Community Park Rangers to create your very own festive ornaments and decorations using natural found materials from around Vicky Park.
No need to book, meet at the Hub Building, East Park. For further information, email
here


Festive Tea Dance | Saturday 7 December | 12 noon - 3pm
Join our Community Park Rangers for our festive over 50’s tea dance with live music, food, refreshments, bingo and good fun!
Limited spaces available; for further information and to book, call 0207 364 7968 or email
here


Family Festive Day | Saturday 10 December | 12 noon - 3pm
Have a photo with Santa and his elves in the Christmas grotto, make your own Christmas Cards in our arts and crafts corner or have a sing along with our live Christmas music provided by the ‘Mary Lowe Swingtet’. A festive family treat for all the family to enjoy!
No need to book, meet at the V&A Building, West Park. For further information, email
here


Winter Tree Walk | Saturday 17 December | 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Join Ken Greenway (Friends of Tower Hamlet’s Cemetery Park) on a stroll to learn fun facts about the trees in Vicky Park that have now lost all of their leaves.
Limited spaces available; for further information and to book, call 0207 364 7968 or email
here


Panto in the Park: Dick Whittington | Tuesday 20 December | 10am and again at 1pm
Join ‘The Panto Bus’ as they tell the tale of Dick Whittington who travels from Gloucester to London to seek his fortune. There he battles with the evil King Rat as he tries to save the town and win the heart of the beautiful Alice. Will he succeed?..... find out as you cheer and boo your way through this fun filled family pantomime.
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - For more information and reserves list, please call 0207 364 7968 or email here


Seated Exercise Classes | Every Thursday | 2pm - 3pm
Join us for the best of chair-based exercises regardless of whether you need to sit or stand. Set to music, classes are designed to accommodate any age, language or disability combating the effects of ageing with a variety of exercises to improve flexibility, aerobics, balance and strength. 
Limited spaces available; to book for a free six week course, call 0207 364 7968 or email
here


Laughter Yoga Workshops | Every Wednesday | 2pm - 3pm
Join us for this fun workshop that encourages interaction, playfulness and spontaneity between participants and is designed to accommodate any age, language or disability. Not only does laughter increase happiness, it also strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and lowers stress.
No need to book, meet at the Hub Building, East Park. For further information, email
here


Gardening Club | Every Tuesday: 2pm - 4pm | Every Sunday: 11am - 1pm
Interested in Gardening? Or keen to learn? Join the Gardening Group for some practical conservation and fun gardening tasks at The Outdoor Classroom, Near St Agnes Gate. Receive a free meal deal lunch voucher for The Park Cafe, East Park for taking part!
For more information call 0207 364 7968 or email here
Our New
Events Brochure

 
Our new Autumn/ Winter brochure containing details of all our community events until April 2017 is now available online and in The Hub Building.
Download The Autumn/ Winter Brochure Now!
Volunteers @ Vicky Park
A massive thank you to Yasmine and Meg from Volunteering Matters who have spent the last six Wednesdays volunteering at Vicky Park as part of their school's enrichment programme. They have both been working with our Gardening team and have been answering general enquiries at the Hub Building reception. A fantastic job all round and we wish you the best of luck in your future careers!

Ongoing thanks to Paul from Hackney Step Up Volunteers who comes to Victoria Park twice a week as a volunteer ranger. We all appreciate your time and efforts!

A huge thank you to Gordie, Sam and Dave T at Pines and Needles for their donation of a Christmas Tree for our Christmas Community Events! We appreciate it very much! (see picture above).

 
We wouldn't be the 'People's Park' without the help of the people!
#community #givingback
Photographs from Recent Events
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