Hornbeam Nights Thursday Workshop, Thurs 18 May, 7.45pm
Come join a communal plant medicine making session to create delicious healing tonics for your family/households/friends with seasonal, locally foraged and grown herbs! Adults and children welcome.
Learn practical pharmacy skills, share knowledge, stories & healing remedies and take home your medicines as well as making a stock for the community to be available from the Hornbeam Cafe. This will be a lively participatory workshop to make healing connections together and find out about our neighbourhood plant allies and resources.
This month, connect with the glorious Dandelion: we’ll roast Dandelion root coffee, brew tea and make a contemporary Dandelion and Burdock root beer tonic for cleansing and liver health – joyful seasonal additions. Price £10.
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Sunday Family Club
Every second and fourth Sunday enjoy quality time with your kids. Kids Kitchen will help you make delicious food with your under 5s and other activities will be taking place inside and outside the Learning Lodge such as outdoor learning, visits to Pimp Hall allotments, activities with the Friends of Pimp Hall Park. Activities will take place on the second and fourth Sunday of every month with activities from Kids Kitchen, Walk the Loop and Craft activities.
Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6.30-8.30pm
THE CHANGING YEAR
Monthly evening workshops exploring the changing seasons, old myths and magic, with Christine Watts of the Avalonia Centre.
April 26th Springtime Magic – Beltane is a Celtic fire festival that celebrates of the coming of summer and the fertility of the coming year. Learn more about this tradition.
May 24th Summer is a Coming In
June 27th Midsummer Murmurs.
July 26th Halcyon Days
FREE but donations towards materials welcome Booking details – just turn up!
DROP-IN TUESDAYS for Friday Hill tenants and neighbours, 2.30-5.30pm, at Friday Hill TMO Office, Chingdale Rd. E4 6HZ
We’re running drop-ins at Friday Hill (NOT the Learning Lodge) every week and are looking for volunteers in Chingford E4 to help us out. Contact Elizabeth for more info.
Other Events and Classes at the Learning Lodge and Pimp Hall Nature Reserve.
Sun 7 and 21 May, 2-4pm, SUNDAY FAMILY CLUB. For children aged 0-8 years and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We will enjoy a range of outdoor and indoor activities, decorating our own maypole tree, looking out for birds, discovering a range of herbs and plants and nurturing them. Arts and crafts will also be there to enjoy.
Tues 9 May, *Flower Arranging with Simone (note this is at Friday Hill TMO, not the Learning Lodge)
Wed 10 May, 1-3pm, Walk the Loop. For children aged 0-8 years and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome. Join Olivia this second Wed of the month to walk around beautiful Pimp Hall Nature reserve and enjoy the blossoming plants, trees and shrubs. We will be looking out for birds and enjoying their different songs. We will also craft and paint our own fantastic birds. Contact Olivia.
Sun 14 May, 2-4pm, *German Language Playgroup. Second Sunday every month. Learn and practice German while enjoying this beautiful space. FREE, drop-in. Contact Nina via Facebook groups: Waltham Forest German speaking parents or Deutschsprachige Eltern Nord-London
Sat 20 May, 10am-1pm – E4 Joy Riders: Family Bike Ride. Second outing of our new group Chingford JoyRiders. Meet outside Friday Hill TMO office and join a cycle ride ending at Pimp Hall Nature Reserve for a picnic. Suitable for beginners and anyone wanting a relaxed cycle.
Wed 24 May, 6:30-8:30pm, *Myth and Magic talk: Summer-is-a-coming-in. FREE. Drop-in.
Sat 27 May, Green Open Spaces day organised by *Friends of Pimp Hall. Wildlife day starting with the Dawn Chorus and ending with Bat Watch. 11-3pm Families crafts and exploring the nature reserve.
* Organised by a Hornbeam Community Champion
As part of the Hornbeam’s Community Mondays, Kids Kitchen will be on the third Monday of every month. Join us with your little-ins – prepare and eat fresh healthy food with while singing songs, playing and washing up.
Kids Kitchen is a collective of Parents and Vegan Chefs who want to share food with young children. Creating spaces for Kids and parents to get stuck in and explore cooking, local, organic, fun food with out having to worry how much mess they are making!
If you have a child or children under 5 come to Kids’ Kitchen, or tell your friends who do to, and cook a fun, healthy lunch while exploring, enjoying and learning about food.
10am-12pm at the Hornbeam Cafe.
£4 (£2 concessions) – includes lunch for your child.
Please book as spaces are limited.
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