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AUGUST 2016 EDITION

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Hello! This month sees the return of our flag ship event, 'The Great Day Out' on Saturday 6th August from 11am-4pm.  We are looking forward to seeing you all there! We also have lots of exciting free events coming up to get involved in this August. Get involved before the summer ends!

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


RRT Summer Programme | Monday 1 - Thursday 18 August | 12pm - 5pm
Join Tower Hamlet's Rapid Response Team for a Summer Programme of free activities for the community. Sessions run Mondays - Thursdays for three weeks. Activities involve indoor/outdoor games with sports, boxing fitness, healthy eating workshops, board games, outside trips and dancing to keep fit. Approach an organiser on East Park near Grove Road today!
For more information, email
jillian.onel@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Meadow Safari | Tuesday 9 August | 1.30pm-3.30pm
Come and explore our meadow areas and look at the flowers and mini beasts that inhabit them!
NOW FULLY BOOKED - For cancellations and reserves list, email here

Junior Wildlife Club: Children's Tree Trail | Sunday 13 August | 10am - 12.30pm
Join the Community Park Rangers on a special tree trail just for children! Learn about trees as you follow the map. Under 12s must be accompanied by adults. No need to book, meet at The Hub Building.
For further information, email
here

Summer Chess Camp | Monday 15 - Friday 19 August | 10.30am - 12.30pm
For girls and boys age 7 to 11 years. Suitable for complete beginners and children with some experience of the game. Only 16 places available. Free but pre-booking essential. Sessions will take place in The Hub Building.
For more information and to book, email jonathan@chessinschools.co.uk


Summer Tree Walk | Saturday 20 August | 1.30 - 3.30pm
Join us on a walk and talk about some of the 4,000 trees in Victoria Park and learn how to identify them in the summer months. Limited spaces available.
For further information and to book, call 0207 364 7968 or email here

Sports and Healthy Living Day | Wednesday 24 August | 11am - 3pm
Get out in the fresh air and participate in a wide range of fun-filled activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. Located at The Opera Field.
For further information, email
here

Make Your Mark on Vicky Park | Saturday 27 August | 11am - 1.00pm
Join our Community Park Rangers to carry out some practical conservation in the park. Meet at the Outdoor Classroom, near St. Agnes Gate.
For more information call 0207 364 7968 or email
here

Memoryscape History Walk | Sunday 28 August | 10.30am - 12.30pm
Come and join the Community Park Rangers on a recorded audio trail around the park. Limited spaces available. Meet at The Pavilion Cafe.
For more information call 0207 364 7968 or email
here

Gardening Club | Every Wednesday: 5pm - 7pm | Every Sunday: 11am - 1pm | Saturday 27 August: 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 £5 lunch voucher for The Pavilion Cafe for taking part!
For more information call 0207 364 7968 or email here


THE GREAT DAY OUT 2016

 
A Victoria Park institute and our
flag ship event!  Truly a great day out for all the family to enjoy. A fun-filled festival with fairground rides, donkey and pony rides, Bangladeshi storytelling, a coconut shy, a horse and carriage AND a Punch and Judy show....plus much much more. Best of all, it's all FREE
 
Located around the Bandstand

Send your best photos on Facebook and Twitter to  #GDO_VP16
 
The winning picture will win a prize AND be included in our new Autumn/Winter Events Brochure
 

We are still recruiting volunteers for The Great Day Out!


We looking for a number of volunteers to deal with registration and stewarding on the day. We are asking volunteers to meet at The Hub Building at 9.30am on Saturday 6th August. 
FREE lunch will be provided!
Any help will be greatly appreciated!


#community  #freeevents  #givesomethingback
 
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VPFG Bandstand Season

 
The Victoria Park Friends Group once again have kindly organised a full summer bandstand programme for all our park users to enjoy. Located on the Bandstand. East Park. Please see dates below:


Sunday 14 August - Stepney Supper Club & Bare Hunter (from 1.30pm)

Sunday 21 August - Glam Slam Band / KIX Big Band (from 1.30pm)

Chisenhale Gallery LIVE on the Bandstand

21st CENTURY


Tuesday 23 August, from 7pm 
The Bandstand, East Park

A new commission by London-based artists Milo van der Maaden and Imran Perretta who work with video, sculpture and performance. A theatrical script and musical score, devised by van der Maaden and Perretta in collaboration with local LGBTQ community members, is performed
at the Bandstand in Victoria Park.
The work reflects upon the phenomenon of pinkwashing, whereby LGBTQ rights are used to market a so-called liberal attitude of tolerance, serving to further marginalise local minority groups within current anti-immigrant and Islamophobic discourses.

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. Please reserve at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/21st-century-milo-van-der-maaden-and-imran-perretta-tickets-26147999370
Corporate Volunteers @ Vicky Park
6th July 2016 - A huge thank you to Morgan Stanley for all the restoration and paint work they completed on the park railings leading from Gore Gate to St Agnes Gate on the west side of the park. We all agree they have done a wonderful job!

8th July 2016 - A massive thank you to the interns at JP Morgan who spent the day restoring and painting the railings around the rockery (West Park). They have done an amazing job!

22 July 2016 - A big thank you to HSBC Bank who spent a full day weeding and mulching the flower beds around the Old English Garden (East Park). A brilliant job all round! (Pictures above)

29 July 2016 - Many thanks to Deutsche Bank who also spent the day with us at Vicky Park mulching areas of the Old English Garden (East Park), weeding and wood chipping around the borders of the garden and near The Hub Building. What a great team!
 
We wouldn't be the 'People's Park' without the help of the people!
#community #givingback #ELBA
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