Friday, 31 May 2013

Twinkle Park summer festival Sunday 9 June

Although strictly speaking Twinkle Park is in Greenwich, I don't like to hold that against it. And if you've never had chance to explore this little oasis at the end of Watergate Street, the summer festival - this year on 9 June - is a good excuse to do so.

‘Sounds in the Park’ is presented by Twinkle Park Trust and Friends in partnership with Parksfest 2013, a series of free events organised by Friends of Greenwich Parks and supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich. 

This Summer Festival will take place in the beautiful surroundings of Twinkle Park, close to the River Thames. This charming ecological garden with a large pond is the serene habitat of wildlife, and is surrounded by colourful shrubs and tall trees. It is a magical place of relaxation and beauty. 

It will be the eighth annual summer event organised by members of the Trust, and volunteers and is a free event open to the general public. This lovely setting will provide an open air stage for the Paul Zec Jazz Quintet; reggae by DJ Patrick Gardener; Heart of Soul Steel Pans; Arty Party - mask making; Pond Dipping (a children’s activity), Pimms O’Clock cafĂ© and refreshments. 

In addition the Festival will host displays by the Twinkle Park Trust and Build The Lenox project; Utrophia, Community Garden, the Solar Smoothie and Portrait Stall. 

The Festival is supported through grants from Greenwich Parks Forum and the Royal Greenwich Festivals, Royal Borough of Greenwich. The Park has recently undergone a clean up provided by United House, a friend of Twinkle Park Trust and Twinkle Park Trust Friends. United House plan to fund a replanting scheme this autumn. 

Both Twinkle Park and neighbouring Charlotte Turner Gardens, managed by Twinkle Park Trust received the Green Flag Community Award in 2012, nine years for Twinkle Park and 4 years for the Gardens; and are now being assessed for the 2013 award. It is a day when visitors from both the local community and members of the public from further afield, come together to enjoy a great day of events for all the family, young people and adults in the great open space of Twinkle Park.

Sounds in the Park
Sunday 9 June, 1-6pm
Twinkle Park, Borthwick Street, Deptford
Bring a picnic and a rug!


O'Quo-Charlz said...

Missed this!!!

Steve said...

Last time I looked, Twinkle Park is in Deptford. True it's in the Royal Borough but it's firmly Deptford.