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Learn more about the stars, night life and light pollution.
Friends of Burgess Park Events – make a bat box, learn about stars, open air film night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bat Walk — Saturday, 19 August

Meet at Burgess Park lake bridge at 8 pm. The bat walk will be led by Huma Pearce of ‘Mostly Bats’. She is an ecologist specialising in bats, otters, water vole and dormice. Listen to Huma on Soundcloud and find out more about bats.
FREE

Bat Box making workshop — Saturday, 26 August

The bat box making workshop takes place outside/under cover at the wonderful Glengall Wharf Garden. The workshop will be run with a morning and afternoon session. Please book for either.

The bat box workshop session is led by Jenny Morgan with volunteer helpers. Jenny has led a previous workshop making bat boxes for Burgess Park and these are in trees around the lake. Jenny has also helped build many of the structures at Glengall Wharf Garden.

All materials and tools will be provided. Please wear sensible footwear, children will not be allowed to use tools if they are wearing open toed sandals (in case tools get dropped… ouch!).

The cost £10 per family ticket includes drinks (tea/coffee/juice) and a light lunch (salad, bread, cheese). The family ticket covers adults and children to visit the garden, make one bat box and refreshments.

The ticket is £10.00 plus £1.21 Eventbrite booking fee. Total £11.21.

£5.00 of the ticket fee is refundable if you do not want to keep the bat box or make this a donation to FOBP so that we can hold further events for park users and people interested in Burgess Park. If you cancel before the event £10 will be refunded but not the Eventbrite booking fee.

Book tickets for bat box making on Eventbrite

Open Air Film  Wall E — Friday, 8 September

Wall E posterChildren’s workshop 6:45 pm / Film 7:30 pm
The film will be screened on the grass slope facing the lake in Burgess Park.
Please bring your own chair or blanket and whatever you need to stay warm and dry.
Find out more.
FREE / no ticket required


Part of the fantastic Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival

Astronomy Talk — Thursday, 28 September

Learn more about the night sky above Burgess Park.

This is a beginner’s guide to the night sky. The evening will begin with a short talk inside Chumleigh Gardens, followed by practical observations and stargazing.

On the 28 September, with a clear night sky, we should be able to see Saturn and the Summer Triangle. Please bring binoculars if you have them. We will climb the slope in Burgess Park (rear children’s playground) for the stargazing please wear suitable shoes.

Friends of Burgess Park have invited Dr Martin Heath to lead the event. Dr Heath and his co-worker Dr Laurance Doyle of the SETI Institute collaborate through the Ecospheres Project to investigate what combinations of stars and planets are most friendly for complex life. https://ecospheresproject.org/

The ticket is £5.00 plus 90p Eventbrite booking fee. Total £5.90.

The £5.00 ticket fee is refundable upon attendance or make this a donation to FOBP so that we can hold further events for park users and people interested in Burgess Park.

Book tickets for the Astronomy Talk and Walk on Eventbrite

Into the Night – The darkness of night is essential for our wildlife and equally important for people. Through “Into the Night” Friends of Burgess Park are exploring the night time. We are holding events about bats, talks about the stars and films about space. In London we have a lot of electric light all the time which means we never really experience real darkness. “Into the Night” will invite people to come into Burgess Park and find out more about the park at night time.

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Graphic of Zeppelin over cityZeppelin 1917 

Almost one hundred years ago, on October 19 1917, a Zeppelin bomb landed in Calmington Road, Southwark killing 10 people, injuring 24 and demolished a fish and chip shop, doctor’s surgery and houses. The Friends of Burgess Park project “Zeppelin 1917” will uncover the stories of local heroes and piece together the dramatic raid right over what is now Burgess Park.

Discover the fascinating story of World War One’s final London Zeppelin raid right over the streets that became Burgess Park. Be part of the October season of events — walks, talks and shows remembering the catastrophic raid of 100 years ago.

Image of streets and shadow of Zeppelin
Zeppelin 1917 events 7 to 28 October

Exhibition – each Sat in Oct, 1–5:30pm, and Thurs 26, Fri 27 Oct, 1-5:30pm; at Theatre Delicatessen, Old Library, Wells Way; no booking required.
Fun Palaces – Sat 7 October, 1–3pm.  Eventbrite booking.
Talk by Zeppelin expert Ian Castle,  Sat 7 Oct,  4pm.  Eventbrite.
Talk by author Stephen Bourne Sat 14 Oct, 2pm. Eventbrite.
1917 Knees Up! Pub quiz from Mike Raffone and singalong Mister Meredith Sat 14 Oct at 7.30pm. Eventbrite.
Animated Walk of the Zeppelin Raid Sat 21 Oct 2-4pm. Eventbrite.
Scratch Night of Hidden Heroes from the home front, presented by Theatre Delicatessen. Sat 21 Oct, 7.30pm.  Eventbrite.
Family events – Thurs 26 Oct at Theatre Delicatessen, Old Library, Wells Way: 2–3pm stories and songs for children 7 and under with Vanessa Woolf, 3–5pm workshop with Art in the Park – just drop in..
Fri 27 Oct at First Place Nursery, Chumleigh Gardens: 11am – 12 noon stories and songs for children 7 and under with Vanessa Woolf.
Fri 27 Oct at Theatre Delicatessen 2:30–4pm object handling with Cuming Museum – just drop in.
Sculpture by Keith Roberts – installed 19 Sep, Chumleigh Gardens.
New memorial – Meet the artist Sally Hogarth Sat 21 Oct, 4.30 – 5.30pm; details in the exhibition.
Poetry, letters, short stories – 12–24 years, Sat 28 Oct, 1 – 3 pm at Theatre Delicatessen
Full details on the Zeppelin 1917 events listing page.

Southwark News reported on the FOBP Zeppelin 1917 project.Southwark News 31 August 2017 story on Zeppelin 1917

Find out more about what is being planned for Zeppelin 1917.

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Into the Night

Exploring the nighttime —

The darkness of night is essential for our wildlife and equally important for people. Through “Into the Night” Friends of Burgess Park are exploring the night time. We are holding events about bats, the stars and watching films about space. In London we have a lot of electric light which means we never experience real darkness. “Into the Night” will invite people to come into Burgess Park and find out more about the park at night time.

Find out more about Into the Night.

Burgess Park West closures

Southwark Council have announced construction of the Burgess Park West project is due to begin in late October.

Development plans for Burgess Park WestThe plan shows what areas of the site Southwark intend to close and for how long. Read more about the closures here.

This is the latest stage in the implementation of the Burgess Park Masterplan. More information on the project can be found here: www.southwark.gov.uk/burgessparkwest or contact John Wade (020 7525 0141) or Pippa Krishnan (020 7525 5133).

Burgess Park Cafe catering arrangementsBurgess Park Café

A new catering company will be taking over Burgess Park Café.  The café will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, 30 and 31 October 2017. Southwark Council apologise for the inconvenience and thank Prestigious Catering Ltd trading as Park Life Café who will cease operations on Sunday, 29 October 2017. A Fuorvito & Sons will take over on Wednesday, 1 November 2017.

Friends of Burgess Park Meetings

First Tuesday of each month
All welcome from 7-9 pm
Burgess Park Community Sports Centre, 106 Cobourg Road, SE5 0JV.

Bridge to Nowhere history project 

The Bridge to Nowhere heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund involved loads of people to learn more about the history and heritage of Burgess Park. The project included the Wells Way underpass artwork – a reminder of the main feature of the area which lead to the creation of the park – the Grand Surrey Canal. And we have launched the new Burgess Park Heritage Trail. Look out for the blue plaques around the park.

Find out more about the history of the park and
download your own map 

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