ABNEY PARK USER GROUP MEETING
All users of Abney Park are automatically members of our User Group, so come to the next open meeting to make your voice heard! Hear about the ongoing works being done by Hackney Council and future plans for renewal as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant application. Find out about activities organised by the User Group and Abney Park Trust, and what you can do to help! Download the documents for the meeting here: http://www.abneypark.org/documents-for-APUG-meeting
18 October, 7pm
Abney Park classroom (right through the main gates on Stoke Newington High St)
Please arrive promptly as the gates will have to be unlocked to let you in.
FEAR IN THE DARK – PROMENADE STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – H. P. Lovecraft.
Inspired by and adapted from stories by Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft, Sheridan Le Fanu and MR James, Pandemonium Performance’s Halloween anthology show returns to Abney Park for a second year.
Trapped and alone, a man must find his way through dark, labyrinthine woods. Yet the darkness is not as empty as it appears – here live those whose stories must be told.
Don’t miss your chance to see this intimate and spine-chilling production in a truly breathtaking location. Please note this is an outdoors promenade performance on uneven, possibly wet, ground so dress appropriately.
The show contains moments of complete darkness and material which may frighten! 20-23, 26-31 Oct, 7pm & 8.30pm Tickets: £13/£11 concessions fromwww.wegottickets.com/pandemoniumperformance
Over 18s only
Spaces are extremely limited, so book early to avoid disappointment
HALF-TERM FOREST SCHOOL
In The Sticks’ Forest School returns to Abney Park for half term. Children will explore the wonders of the forest, build dens, go on nature walks, make natural art and craft, play some fun woodland games, plus a lot more. For children aged 6-11 years old.
Cost: £40/day or £190/week (Mon-Fri) per child.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info and to book. Places fill fast!
Children need to bring a packed lunch and wear warm, waterproof clothes and shoes. INTRO TO GREEN WOODWORKING COURSES
Taught in small groups over four consecutive Thursdays, this course gives participants confidence working in green wood with an axe and a knife. Suitable for complete beginners, those who have carpentry experience but are new to green woodwork, and those who have done a little green woodwork and would like to learn more. The course is also an induction to the London Green Wood workshop at Abney Park and all participants are invited to continue using the workshop regularly or occasionally after the course. 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct, 9am-4pm
3, 10, 17, 24 Nov, 9am-4pm
1, 8, 15, 22 Dec, 9am-4pm
£200, £150 concessions (limited spaces).
Suitable for: over 18s only, no previous experience required.
For more info and to book email email@example.com MONTHLY GUIDED WALK First Sunday of the month, 2-3.30pm Free, please donate if you can.
Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll around one of London’s most intriguing and beautiful sites. Learn about Abney Park’s rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about its fascinating flora and fauna. Meet at the main gates at Stoke Newington High St LANDSCAPE VOLUNTEERING
Every Thurs, 10am-2pm with breaks
Join us for our regular community volunteering days to conserve and improve the landscape at Abney Park. All welcome, but please email firstname.lastname@example.org coming for the first time. Meet 9.30am at the Stoke Newington High Street gates for a cup of tea before we start
MUSIC HALL GUILD TOUR
Last Saturday each month, 2pm
Join the Music Hall Guild of Great Britain & America for a guided walk around Abney Park. Meet at the main gates at Stoke Newington High St.
Abney Park Trust Winter Open Day, 10 Dec. Food, music, market and fun…