Festival of Discovery

Festival of discovery – online in 2020

Running online 20-21 November 2020, The Festival of Discovery aims to help people connect through lively discussions, entertainment, things to make and do and real-life stories from communities across the UK.

Join Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand, Mr Motivator and many more special celebrity guests and contributors as they set out on an exciting journey to explore what a better future might look like for us all.

Book your place now, it’s completely FREE and with new acts still being confirmed, there is something for everyone at www.thefestivalofdiscovery.com! #FestivalOfDiscovery

Parkview Winter Fair

xmastreeThis free event will help our cheerful community spirit to get over the cold winter season. Our residents are cordially invited to join us at the Glasshouse Community Centre for fun crafts; you can make a decorative tree out of cardboard and take it home.

Date: 7.12.2019

Time: 12 noon – 3pm

Please ensure all children are accompanied by a responsible adult. Refreshments of mince pies, tea and fruit will be served.

Eid Party

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Residents are cordially invited to the Parkview Estate Eid Party 2019

Saturday 22. June 2019 between 11AM – 3PM

At the Glasshouse Community Centre, 161 Old Ford Road, London E2

There will be food and refreshments available.

Activities for children include: lucky dip, hemma/mendhi painting, arts and crafts.

This is a resident led event with support from the Residents Association. Please ensure all children are accompanied by a responsible adult.

Globe Town Spring Community Fayre

Residents are cordially invited to attend the fair

Saturday, 25. May, 11:00 – 14:00, Roman Road market, E2 0RN

Events include

Free childrens activities:

  • Petting zoo with Shetland Pony from Surrey Docks farm
  • Face painting
  • Book swap and story-telling tent from Rich Mix
  • Eco crafting with plastic-free Roman Road

Community Projects:

  • Tower Hamlets Soup,
  • Poets’ corner community garden,
  • St. John on Bethnal Green
  • Tower Hamlets mums
  • Roman Road Trust
  • Roman Road planters project
  • Cranbrook Community Garden

of special interest for us is that our local Safer Neighbourhoods Team or SNT will have a stall there with crime prevention advice.

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Spring Fayre 2019

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Parkview Spring Fayre 2019 buffet

What a lovely day we’ve had. There was a lovely buffet, hosted by Ros with many donated dishes from our local community.

I’ve learned how easy it is to make delicious puffed rice at home. The samosas were very spicy and yummy too.

 

 

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Chillie, sweet peppers and Squash plants

Later in the day two very important visitors from Hackney City Farm, Rita and Ken taught us how to grow sweet peppers, chillies and Squash on our balconies.

Rita explained: “It’s wonderful to watch them grow and then harvest the rewards and be able to eat them at the end of the season.”

 

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Ken from Hackney City Farm in the bee keeper outfit.

Ken, the bee expert taught how bees pollinate plants for a long distance around each hive and it seems plausible to keep bees on estates to help pollinate our plants.

It takes around 600  bees to fill one jar of honey and the bees fly twice around the globe to fill that jar. (equivalent)

Also there was a giveaway of bee friendly flowers for our balconies to help sustain that bee hunger.

 

Winter warmer festival on Parkview Estate

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Activities and refreshments are all free.

Saturday 1st December
Special Yoga with Ayala Homossany
10:30  – 12 noon
Family yoga for children with disabilities and special needs. Children age 4 +. Max 20 persons, children must be with parent/carer.

Saturday 15th December 2018

Winter Warmer Festival Day

10:30 AM Free Children’s Yoga class for children aged 3 to 8 years old, led by Suzy Crowe from the Yoga place in Bethnal Green.

11:30 AM; onwards Children’s Arts and Crafts.
making and cards together: lavender bags and more.

2:30 PM; World Song in Harmony, community Singing
workshop led by Sophia Efthimiou – “If you can talk you can sing”.

Spicy chai, tea, mince pies and seasonal snacks.

Invite to swim the Thames

Our residents are cordially invited to participate in the Community Day of Hackney Aquatics that will be held at the London Fields Lido.

From 3pm till late on Saturday 30. June 2018

Roll up, roll up and come along and swim if you want. Anyone can swim for a £5 donation. It would be great if we could altogether beat the 7.000 length required to equal the Thames.

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Hackney Community Day on 30 June 2018, at the Hackney Lido from 3pm

There will be

  • Barbeque
  • Ice cream
  • Food stalls
  • Pilates in the Park
  • Outdoor Yoga
  • Football
  • Extreme Frisbee

Hackney Aquatics want to split the proceeds of the day between the North London Hospice and the Club Access Fund. The Club Access Fund helps swimmers who are keen to swim but have problems finding the cost.

A huge thanks to all my neighbours who already generously donated for my granddaughter Madison to swim 5km at the Lido but she will also in the morning swim 3km at the London Open Swimming Championships* at the Surrey Quays. A mammoth undertaking for the good of the club.

All sponsors are most welcome to check with Hackney Aquatics whether their generous donations actually arrived at the club after the 30. June. If you do not meet me before and want to help but cannot come on the day please try to donate online.

*Your donation will not fund this competition but only the sponsored swim at the Lido.

Swim the Thames at London Fields

How is it possible?

It is, the length of the River Thames is 346km, equalling 7000 lengths of the Hackney Lido pool. To be on 30th June 2018 from 3pm till late.

With a combined effort, people are expected to swim those 7000 lengths within 4 hours. That is such a doddle. Of course the expert swimmers will do most swimming. Parents and others can choose to swim any amount of lengths of the pool.

This is couched within a splendid Hackney Aquatics Community Day at the park and the Lido with Swim the Thames!

  • Sponsored Swim at London Fields Lido from 4pm.
  • barbecue, ice cream and food stalls
  • Pilates in the Park
  • Outdoor Yoga
  • Various games and activities such as football and extreme frisbee!

Of course all activities will be expertly run and are supervised. I understand anybody can take part in the sponsored swim. There is a fundraising page on Gofundme but I am not sure whether paying into this will also enter people for the sponsored swim. I am awaiting further details. However contributing to the founds would not do any harm to anybody. I think the aim is to help low-income families to allow their kids to swim at the Hackney Aquatics swimming club.

Parkview Spring Fayre

On Saturday 12th May, it’s Parkview Spring Fayre! All Parkview residents invited,

11am – 3pm at the Glasshouse, FREE plants for your balcony and FREE tea and cakes 🙂

At 12 noon there will be a container growing workshop led by Rita from @hackneycityfarm and at 1pm, live music!

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Happy Christmas

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May I wish all residents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and successful 2018. Picture drawn by my granddaughter.

Please also see the very positive report from our Borough Commander of the Met Police for crime statistics in the borough.