The current fine weather means we can't wait for our annual Summer Fair, happening this year on Saturday 17th June from 1 to 5pm. Save the date! There’ll be live music on the bandstand, a Big Lunch with delicious free food, served by Brixton People’s Kitchen, a children's fairground, fun activities run by local community groups and an inspiring Parade for Peace around the park at the end of the day. To find out more about the event or to book a stall (open to commercial or community organisations and individuals) or a table as part of the Big Lunch (community groups only), email Victoria.
Wild play for under 5s
Make friends with frogs, make art from twigs, have a ton of free range fun with your preschooler, while learning about the environment, at Marisa’s NaturActive playgroup. The group meets in the nature area close to the cafe, every Monday during school term, 10 to 11.30am, £2 per child.
Let's get planting
Fancy volunteering to help us get our beds prepared and planted for the summer? Meet at the Park Depot at 9.30am on Friday 9th June, then head up to work around the Roundhouse until about midday (or whatever time you can spare). Email our Park Manager Sara if you can come.
Veg on wheels
Look at this ingenious mobile veggie garden created by St Gabriel’s College with plants grown by Fabrice in the greenhouse. Our plant nursery is now supporting 50 community growing groups across Lambeth so can't take any more orders - thank you for spreading the word and supporting us to make the project a success.
Tea, cake, chat
Calling all long-time local residents! Join us at the Park Depot on Friday 2nd June, 10.30-11.30am, to share stories and reminisce about the past as part of Longfield Hall’s 'Showcasing our History' project. For more info, visit their website or call Catherine on 020 7978 9153.
(Pic by Prudence Styles on Flickr)
Job: Family Engagement Workers
Myatt's Fields Park Project, Loughborough Community Centre and LEAP are recruiting a team to work one day a week for six months supporting parents with young children to get involved in activities and make decisions about services. £30K pro-rata, deadline 29th May. (Pic: Loughborough Community Centre)
Event: Dance Mixed Bill
Love dance? Then you don’t want to miss this evening of performances by established and emerging artists at Longfield Hall - including BDblaq Dance, Holly Rush, MCDC and McAlpine Dance. It's happening on Friday 16th June, from 7.30-9.30pm, doors open at 7pm. Tickets cost £3-4 - click here to book yours.
Got something you'd like us to feature in our community noticeboard? Email Rachel, our Communications Manager, with details and a picture.
Friend of the Park (a former collaborator for our Harvest festival) and serial forager, Ceri Buckmaster, is leading a wild food walk around Southwark. Plus there is a free cookery demonstration. (Thanks to www.ianvisits.co.uk)
Be a Litter Legend
Litter in Myatt's Fields Park is at a high over the summer months, the playground and picnic areas are heavily used, and after hot weather it can take all day to clear the rubbish leaving no time for Myatt's gardeners to look after your green space.
So that’s where you can help!
We’re looking for 15-20 ‘Litter Legends’ to join Team Myatt’s as a volunteer and help litter pick in the Park for an hour in the early evening on Saturday, Sunday and one weekday. We’ll provide you with gloves, litter picker, hi-viz jacket and stash of bin bags, we’ll give you a briefing and co-ordinate groups on a rota to head into the Park.
If you'd like to become a Litter Legend to keep the Park looking spick and span, please contact our Park Manager Sara on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t spare the time, you can still help us by taking your litter home with you – carry in, carry out! Tell your friends and spread the word to help keep Myatt’s clean and green!
Thank you so much,
The Myatt's Fields Park Project Team