Lordship Rec – 4 exciting and important events in June!

FRIENDS OF LORDSHIP REC OPEN MEETING FOR ALL LOVERS OF THE PARK, Sunday 5th June, 2pm-3.30pm @ The Hub  This coming Sunday is our monthly Friends of Lordship Rec meeting to share news and views about Lordship Rec – eg about the woodland, the orchard, the lake and river, ParkRun, Shell Theatre mural plans, activities and volunteering opportunities etc. Why not come and join in? We especially welcome new people. There’ll be lots of updates,and info about volunteering sessions to maybe get involved in, and initiatives to get excited about!   Here’s a brief Update (from last month’s meeting): https://lordshiprec.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/FLR-meeting-mins-1.5.2022-pdf.pdf

LORDSHIP REC FESTIVAL, Saturday 4th June 1-6pm.. in the main field, Shell theatre and near the Hub there will be stalls, live music and performances, sports to join in, activities and crafts, food and much more… for all ages! More info: https://www.haringey.gov.uk/events/202205/people-need-parks-event   Look out for the Friends’ stall near the Hub. See you there!

SPECIAL FILM SHOW at the Hub on Friday 24th June, 6.30pm. Did you know?  In the 1990s, before the Friends of Lordship Rec was set up, our very own Chair (Dave) and former Lordship Rec gardener (Helen) took on McDonald’s – the global junk food corporation – in what became the longest and one of the most controversial trials in English legal history, backed by a successful global mass defiance campaign? This month (June) will be the 25th anniversary of the ‘McLibel’ verdict. The whole incredible story was captured in an award-winning 90min documentary shown on BBC and around the world: ‘McLibel’. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLibel_(film)   Dave and Helen will be attending this special showing to answer questions etc. The room is likely to be full so if you want to attend please book free seats from Joan: joanhcurtis51@gmail.com

HUB COMMUNITY DAY + BLOCORAMA Saturday 25th June..  The Hub will be open all day with free activity taster sessions, music and of course the cafe. Includes special Hub members/supporters meeting around 12 noon followed by the cutting of a giant Hub Birthday Cake to celebrate the Hub’s 7th anniversary. In addition there will be a Blocorama steel pan extravaganza in the main field and Shell Theatre.

If you’d like to get actively involved in the Friends from time to time (eg one of our volunteer working groups), but can’t make this Sunday’s Friends meeting, please fill in this survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KF97ZXC      General info about the Friends (history, what we do etc) here: https://lordshiprec.org.uk/get-involved/the-friends/

Best wishes from all of us in the Friends

Luke Howard anniversary celebrations

Come to a meeting to help organise a celebration of Luke Howard (namer of clouds) who was born in November 250 years ago.
Sunday 24th April at the Hub 11.30am.
Luke Howard was a chemist by training, but his passion was clouds. He solved a centuries-old problem by developing a system for naming clouds, which were believed to be impossible to name. Using Latin, the recognised language of science, he named the key categories Cumulus (Latin for Heap), Stratus (Latin for Layer) and Cirrus (Latin for a Curl of Hair). Categories which are still used today and easy to recognise by looking up at the sky.

Luke Howard, a Quaker, was involved in the Anti-Slavery Movement and a prominent member of the Society Against Capital Punishment, Society Against Cruelty to Animals and a founding member of the African Institution.

During his journeys on Quaker business, Luke Howard travelled across the country where he noticed the differences in temperature in the newly industrialised cities. In doing so he was the first person to identify what are now known as Urban Heat Islands which are implicated in Climate Change.

Come along to a meeting on Sunday 24 April at 11.30am at Lordship Hub to find out about and help carry out the plans to celebrate this inspiring figure – ideas already being developed include a Luke Howard Weather Station, Cloud Interpretation boards at Lordship Rec and a weekend of events 26/27 November 2022 including talks, poetry, art, photography, camera obscura and cloud viewing.

Something else to celebrate on Luke Howard’s anniversary is the success of the Hub in obtaining funding to install solar panels which are a clean, green source of energy and a great way to reduce their carbon footprint. The sun is a free source of energy and important for reducing reliability on oil and gas.

Find out more about Luke Howard www.tottenhamclouds.org.uk
or email TottenhamClouds@gmail.com and subscribe to the Newsletter to keep up to date.

Friends of Lordship AGM

Sunday April 3rd, 2pm at Lordship Hub

The Friends of Lordship Rec are holding our Annual General Meeting at Lordship Hub on Sunday April 3rd . ALL WELCOME to find out what we have been doing over the past year in the Rec, what plans we have for the future and how you can join the Friends and participate in the future improvement of our beautiful park. Refreshments provided.

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop Saturday 5 March 10 – 4 at The Hub, Lordship Rec
Learn how to graft one variety of Apple onto a baby tree – and take it home with you! The workshop will be led by Michelle Lawson, a qualified and experienced gardener and Orchard worker. Everything you need will be provided – trees, tools, pots, compost and little apple branches to graft, choose from a wide variety of cooking and eating apples. No experience necessary. Places are limited so booking is essential. Cost is £15 to cover some of the costs of the materials and tuition (but reductions are available if the cost is prohibitive for you). To book a place email Sally at shaywill@fastmail.co.uk.

Next Friends Meeting

Sunday 6th March, 2pm at Lordship Hub

The Friends of Lordship Rec actively welcomes new people to get involved in protecting, maintaining and developing Lordship Rec. Put the date in your diary and get involved!

Tottenham Clouds Appreciation!

This year is the 250th anniversary (28th November) of the birth
of Bruce Grove resident, and world-famous scientist:
Luke Howard, the Namer of Clouds
Are you interested in helping to commemorate this inspiring figure?
Some ideas already include creating a Luke Howard Weather Station and
Cloud Interpretation boards at Lordship Rec and a weekend of events
26/27 November 2022 including talks, poetry, art and cloud viewing.Come along to a planning meeting
Sunday 23 January at 1pm
at Lordship Hub – by the lake
in the middle of Lordship Rec, N17 6NU

Find out more about Luke Howard www.tottenhamclouds.org.uk

The room will be arranged to incorporate social distancing. Please bring a mask to wear.  For those unable to physically attend, you can do so by zoom:
[If needed:  Meeting ID: 823 7663 7038   Passcode: 608570   Phone 0208 080 6591]