Thursday, 12 August 2010

august meetings

We will be trying our hand at screen printing with Jill Fulbrook, local artist and exhibition officer at the LBTH Arts and Events team when we meet on Tuesday 17th August.  Jill will be helping us to screen print some EEWI bags and for a very small fee you will able to print one (or more) and take them home with you.  Entry is free for members and £3 for visitors.  Tea and coffee will be provided - please feel free to bring a bottle. All welcome so if you have never been before and you would like to see what we are all about please do come along.

We are also playing host this month to a project that recycles and mends old and broken jewellery to raise money for the Alzheimers Society. They are collecting and need anything from gold, silver or fashion pieces and metal to make into new items . Pieces will be for sale and if you have any old or broken jewellery you could donate please do bring it with you.  We are still collecting too for the other charities we support so do please remember to bring along your old bras, newspapers, towels, pens and blankets for us to donate.

When, where and how to find us
Come along at 7.30pm for an 8pm start on Tuesday 17th August at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road Bethnal Green E2 9PL. Entry is through the garden so if you are on Old Ford Road looking at St Margaret's House you need to go through the gate to the left of the Gallery Cafe and walk around to the garden - you will see us in the hall which is behind the Gallery Cafe,

Summer Picnic in Victoria Park - Friday 20th August
We have decided to have a late afternoon/ early evening picnic instead of a coffee morning this month. We'll meet in Victoria Park from 5pm onwards on Friday 20th August, just north of the Pavilion Cafe.  Everyone welcome - friends and family. Bring a picnic and anything else you think might make the afternoon go with a swing - musical instruments, games etc. We will be setting up a gazebo and decorating it so that you are able to find us easily.  If it's raining, we'll meet up at the Pavilion Cafe and move on to the Inn on the Park.

To help jolly things along, we are also going to have a prize for the best picnic menu, inspired by the 2012 Olympics.  Maybe your napkins will be sporty or you might bring along some cheesy footballs but whatever you decide to do, if it is on an Olympic theme it will be entered into the competition. The winner will be announced at around 7pm (or a little later if we know you are going to turn up later).

EEWI Twilight Batwalk 
As an extra treat this year we would like to invite you to come with us on a twilight batwalk with Kenneth Greenway of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. We are meeting outside the Palm Tree Pub in Mile End Park at 7pm on Tuesday 31st August.

and Kenneth will take us on an hour long walk to look at the bats in the area. The walk is accessible and suitable for all levels of fitness. We will end up back where we started and after the walk we will be pop into the Crown pub at the junction of Grove Road and Old Ford Road for a drink. (The Palm Tree is not accessible).

Places are free but are limited and so if you would like to come along please let Niki know in advance. Priority will be given to EEWI members.

1 comment:

  1. i was charmed by a batwalk here at the albuquerque botanical gardens -- twilight in summer, no more beautiful time. hawk moths specially conformed to uh penetrate ghostly white datura blossoms, which pour out perfume at twilight to attract them. the idea that you were doing the same in mile end park makes me very happy; hopefully in the beautiful starry night dress.