At last – Summer comes to Clissold Park – and there’s so much happening!

At last – Summer comes to Clissold Park – and there’s so much happening!

This year the Park User Group is bringing you a host of great events for all ages – why not come along, support us and have some fun?


Sunday 8th May, 2pm in Clissold House
The Parks and Gardens of London’s Working Class
A fascinating talk by Margaret Willes, the distinguished historian of parks and gardens, about Londoners’ love of parks, gardens and allotments, based on her acclaimed books The Gardens of the British Working Class (2014) and The Making of the English Gardener (2011).
Book your tickets, £5 (includes a glass of wine or a soft drink), from Eventbrite
A Clissold Park User Group fundraising event

Saturday 14th May, 11am to noon in Clissold House
CPUG Meeting with updates on all the latest developments in the park and a presentation about the remarkable archive of papers about the campaign to create the park in the 1880s

Sunday 15th  May, 7pm to 10pm, Clissold House
The always popular CPUG Spring Quiz NightTen teams of six quizzers will battle it out. If you are quick you can still enter your team of 6. Tickets are £12 per person (£72 per team) including entrance to the quiz, snacks and a free drink. Fabulous auction with some amazing items to bid for.
Text 07768 231 192 to book the last available table.
A Clissold Park User Group fundraising event

Weekend of Friday 3 to Sunday 5 June: Stoke Newington Literary Festival in Clissold Park,  the CPUG Venue

Friday 3rd June & Saturday 4th June, 7pm to 9pm on the Old Bowling Green: Literary Salons: Authors and poets appearing include Jack Cooke author of The Tree Climber’s Guide; Travis Elborough author of A Walk In The Park: The Life and Times of A People’s Institution; Jon Day author of Cyclogeography and writer/poet Jan Noble who opened the inaugural SNLF in 2013. There will be a pay bar in the Old Bowling Pavilion for ticket holders. Tickets are £5 and the event is for adults only.

Saturday 4 June, 11am to noon in Clissold House: Find Your Voice: singing workshop for children aged 7 to 16 run in partnership with local children’s choir Young Dissenters. Free, but please book tickets in advance. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone must sing!

Sunday 5 June, 1.30pm to 3pm:  Craft workshop in the Old Bowling Pavilion: join Anansi the Spider for a creative and story-telling workshop for families with children aged 4 to 10.  Free but please book tickets in advance. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets for all our Lit Fest events on sale soon from the Stoke Newington Literary Festival website

Thursdays 30 June, 7 and 14 July, 6.30pm to 9pm in the cafe garden.
Free live music events in the café garden. Relax with a drink in the evening sun and hear some of the best local musicians play and sing for you.  Free but all donations welcome to cover the costs of equipment hire.  Details to come soon.

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