RiverFest and Harvest Festival, Saturday Sept 16th

Two Festivals in One on September 16th!

This year Lordship Rec is hosting RiverFest and Lordship Harvest Festival (incorporating Tottenham Flower and Produce Show) on Saturday, September 16th from 11-7pm. There will be music from Bollywood Brass Band, Folkdance Remixed, Sister Cookie, Pan Nation, Drumworks and Tottenham Community Choir. Plus delicious food and drink stalls and produce from local food producers, craft stalls and talks and workshops on gardening and growing topics and activities for children. And of course there is the 10th Flower and Produce Show. Entry forms can be picked up from the Hub in Lordship Rec or come along and bring your produce on the day from 8.30-11am to enter.

Festival for Young People in the Rec

August 12th, 1-5pm in the Rec, the Hub and Football Field.

Sports, Street Dance, Music, Performance, Art & Crafts, Stalls and Food

Something for everyone from 6-18yrs.

Special attractions: Zorbing, Climbing Tower, Pony Rides

ALSO Blockorama, steel pan extravaganza in the main field from 12-7pm

Friends of Lordship Activities in July

Saturday July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th from 12-1.30pm then EVERY saturday through to August 19th
Go Grow in the Rec first meeting of the new Children’s Gardening Club, setting up a garden on and around the Hub Cafe terrace. 8 sessions organised as part of the Lordship Harvest Festival. Free activity, all children welcome. Meet 12-1.30pm on the Hub terrace.

Sunday July 2nd, 1-2.30pm
Friends of Lordship Rec open meeting at the Hub to discuss issues relating to the park. All park users welcome!
In the community room.

Saturday July 15th 12-10pm
Lordship Hub 3rd Birthday Celebration. Taster Sessions: Toddler Dance 12-12.30, Pilates 1.30-2, Ashtanga Yoga 2.30-3 and Feldenkrais 3.30-4. There will be a magician in the Cafe from 2.30. In the evening there will be a Ceilidh dance with folk music, a BBQ and Pimm’s and drinks.

Tuesday July 25th, 2-4pm
The Lordship Wildlife Group meets at the Hub in the Cafe on the 4th Tuesday of every month including some practical work around the Rec.

Friends of Lordship Rec Activities in June

Friday 2nd June, 11am
Meet at 11am at the Hub to go out into the Rec to cut thistles in the picnic area.

Sunday 4th June, 1.30-3pm
Friends of Lordship Rec Open Meeting
at the Hub
Meet the Friends and find out what is going on in the park and how you can get involved.

Wednesday 7th June, 2-3pm, Friday June 16th 12-1pm and Wednesday 21st June 2-3pm

Helping under 5s try fruit and vegetables with fun, song and dance. 3 sessions as part of the build up to the Friends of Lordship Rec Harvest Festival to be held in September.  £2 per session to cover ingredients. www.rowenahumphreys.com/musicalveg

Saturday 10th June, 10 – 4pm,
Tree care in the Orchard, meet at The Hub,
Pruning of fruit trees (cherries, plums, almonds) and tree care (eg.
weeding, mulching, adjusting of ties and stakes, watering if necessary)
in the Lordship Recreation Ground Orchard; followed by an important
discussion as to the future of the Orchard area and an invitation to
interested people to form a group to care for the Orchard. No experience
needed and all equipment will be provided.
The workshop will be led my Marina O’Connell, an organic fruit farmer
and permaculture tutor from Manningtree in Essex.

Saturday 17th June, 11-1pm
Friends of Lordship Rec Practical volunteering. Meet in the Hub Cafe 11am.

Saturday 24th June, 2 – 5pm
Watering newly planted trees in the south west margin of the main playing field. Meet at the Hub at 2pm, and bring a watering can (preferably 10 litre) if you can!

Tuesday 27th June, 2-4pm
The Lordship Wildlife Group meets at the Hub on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Including some practical work around the Rec. All welcome.

Orchard Tree Care Training

Caring for Lordship Rec’s Fruit and Nut Trees

Orchard Tree Care training under the expert guidance of Marina O’Connell, fruit farmer and Permaculture Tutor from Manningtree on June 10th. Meet at the Hub at 10am. No prior experience necessary. Please let Sally know if you can come, by emailing shaywill@fastmail.co.uk or phoning  07950 467 902

Friends of Lordship Rec Activities in May

Saturday May 6th, 1-5pm
Haringey WALKING FAIR at the Hub
Free event with walks, talks and information stalls
2 morning walks
ending up at the Rec in time for the event. One starts 11am at the BBC TV Tower at Alexandra Palce and passes through parks, conservation areas and listed buildings. The other starts at 11.30am from White Hart Lane Station and follows the route of the Moselle River. Both should end by 1pm at the Hub Cafe.
Stalls from local walking and health organisations PLUS walking (Nordic Walking 1-3pm with Silverfit) and other physical exercise and Free Health Checks. Also for children Xplorer orienteering activity from 2-4pm
4 Talks and presentations from 1-5pm. 1pm: Gina Bradbury Fox will give a presentation of Julia Bradbury’s (Countryfile and Britains Best Walks) fantastic website: The Outdoor Guide. 2pm: Morag Rose from Loiterers Resistance Movement (LRM), a Manchester-based Collective of artists and activists who aim to nurture an awareness of everyday space, looking at it from new angles. They organise monthly wanders through the streets of Manchester, uncovering hidden histories and finding the extraordinary in the familiar. They engage in inventive activities like CCTV bingo and giant cake maps. Intrigued? Then come to the illustrated talk and find out more!
3pm: Jeremy Leach, from 20s Plenty for Us, will talk about the many national campaigns to make streets safer and more pleasant for pedestrians, including a 20mph speed limit in towns. 4pm: Joyce Rosser from Haringey Friends of Parks Forum will talk on The Moselle: discovering Haringey’s natural and historical heritage by walking the route of one of its hidden rivers.

Sunday May 7th, 1-2.30pm
Friends of Lordship Rec Open Meeting
at the Hub
Meet the Friends and find out what is going on in the park and how you can get involved.

Sunday May 21st, 12-4.30pm
‘GO WILD’ celebrating all that is green, wild and natural in the Rec
FREE event with walks, stalls and seed share.
3 short walks in the Rec by knowledgeable leaders: 1. To identify trees, 2. To identify wild flowers, 3. To identify birds, butterflies and bees. Bring along your spare seeds to share at the seed swap. Organised by the Lordship Rec Wildlife Group and Growing in Haringey aiming to increase biodiversity.

Tuesday May 23rd, 2-4pm
The Lordship Wildlife Group meets at the Hub on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Including some practical work around the Rec. All welcome.


Friends of Lordship Rec Activities in April

Sunday 2nd April

Friends of Lordship Rec Meeting for all Park Users to share news & views about the Park

From 1pm to 2.30pm

Wednesday 19th April

FoLR Lake Group Meeting – to discuss ongoing Lake project and plan improvements. We have planted lots of new plants which are under netting to stop the birds from eating it before it has a chance to mature. We will hopefully be launching new floating islands on Monday 17th April from 10am.

Lake Group Meeting from 2pm to 4pm in the Hub General Activities Room

Saturday 22nd April

Friends of Lordship Rec Practical Volunteering and Tree Care Workshop

From 11am to 1pm (Tree Care finishes at 5pm) Meet in the Hub Cafe

Tuesday 25th April (4th Tuesday of every month)
Lordship Wildlife Group Meeting – Discuss ideas and plans to encourage wildlife in the Rec. Short meeting followed by an optional task in the Rec
2pm to 4pm in the Hub Cafe

For more information about Friends of Lordship Rec

– check out the park’s noticeboards, which are regularly updated by the Friends
– pick up various flyers from the Friends’ info table in the Hub

Workshops “From Small Acorns….” Trees Project

Practical Tree Care Workshops

Saturday 18th February

Wednesday 1st March

Saturday 11th March

Wednesday 15th March

Practical tree care; planting, protecting, mulching young and newly planted native species trees in Lordship Rec to enhance bio-diversity, and much more! Certificates will be awarded to attendees.

Tutor: Russell Miller, Arboriculturalist, environmental expert and lead member of Hackney Tree Musketeers.


Introduction to fruit growing/food forest creation

Saturday 25th February

Saturday 4th March

Saturday 25th March

Types and varieties of trees, soils, practical work in Lordship Rec, Orchard planting, pruning, mulching, protecting newly planted trees – and much more! Certificates will be awarded to attendees.

Tutor: Marina O’Connell, an organic fruit farmer and permaculture teacher, from The Apricot Centre, Manningtree in Essex.


All workshops will take place in Lordship Recreation Ground, Higham Road, N17 6NU

From 10am to 4pm; meet in the Hub Café

Children are welcome with accompanying parents. No experience needed. FREE hot drinks! Bring lunch to share, or buy from The Hub cafe.

Please come prepared for the weather! Much of the workshop will take place outdoors. Come in suitable warm weatherproof clothing and footwear (it can be muddy and wet).

Cost: between £1 and £10 for each day workshop, pay what you can afford.

Book a place via Brown Paper Tickets or call in to the Hub office in Lordship Recreation Ground from Monday to Thursday between 9 and 3.

For more information e-mail Sally Haywill at shaywill@fastmail.co.uk, or phone 07950 467902