Friends of Lordship Rec Activities in January 2018

January 2018


Tuesday  9th January 10.30-12.30
Lordship Rec Users Forum (LRUF)
A session at which representatives of all the park user groups and Council officers co-ordinate their efforts and discuss  maintenance issues and activities in Lordship Rec. At the Hub.

All welcome. Every first Tuesday of the month. This month 2nd Tuesday: 9th January 10.30-12.30pm. At the Hub

Thursday 11 January, 10am – 3pm, in Lordship Woodland Haringey Conservation Volunteers will be doing  further work replacing the boards edging the path in the woodland. All members of the Friends are invited to join in!

The full session is from 10-3pm but if you can only spare a couple of hours you are still welcome. Meet at the Downhills Park Road entrance to the Rec.  (or find us in the Woodland). Wear suitable clothing and bring a packed lunch if you are there for the full session. Tools, tea/coffee, and biscuits provided by TCV.

Sunday 14th January 1-3pm
at the Hub, Lordship Rec

Friends of Lordship Rec Annual General Meeting
All welcome to drop in to find out about the work of the Friends and what was accomplished in the park during 2017 and to discuss possible improvements and events for the park in 2018.

Wassail at the Lordship Rec Orchard

Sunday 14 January, 3.30 – 5pm. Meet at the Hub (back room) 3.15pm

A Wassail (‘Waes-Hael’, ‘good health’) is a joyful occasion to wish the fruit trees in the Orchard ‘good health’ and hoping for a bountiful harvest in the coming year. It is an old English tradition (usually taking place in orchards in the Winter in the countryside, not often seen in London!) It involves cider, (and we are also supplying a non-alcoholic drink, hot sorrel, a traditional Caribbean Christmas drink), singing and ceremony (in the Orchard). No experience is needed.

Suitable for all ages, children especially welcome. We hope to have an enthusiastic small group of members from Tottenham Community Choir to lead the singing, together with children and parents from Hackney School of Folk to both play their instruments and sing.

Come to join the Wassail.

Friends of Lordship Activities in September

Sunday September 3rd, 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 September 16th 11-5pm
Lordship Harvest Festival, including Tottenham Flower and Produce Show
Stalls, Gardening and other Talks and Workshops, Music and Food!


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.

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 or phoning  07950 467 902