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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

Children’s workshop 6:45 pm / Film 7:30 pm
FREE

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.

Volunteers wanted now
Supported by a Heritage Lottery Fund award, Friends of Burgess Park are looking for  people to volunteer. During the summer we’ll be visiting the Imperial War Museum and Southwark Heritage Library to look into archive material about the people who lived in the street.

To volunteer contact John Whelan, email: whelanjohnwalworth@gmail.com or mob: 07535413884
Help 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.

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

Into the Night with Friends of Burgess Park events posterInto the Night

Four events exploring the nightime —
First up, a bat walk Saturday 19 August 8pm
Meet at the lake bridge. The bat walk is led by Huma Pearce of ‘Mostly Bats’. FREE.

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.

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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