Victoria park

Events

Download a copy of the Spring/Summer 2014 event leaflet

April 2014

Saturday, April 5 (10am – 12.30pm)
Junior Wildlife Club
Come join the Community Rangers and explore the wonders of Victoria Park’s nature. ‘BEE there or BEE square!’ Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.


Meet at the Victoria & Alexandra Building.

Wednesday, April 9 (11am – 3pm)
Urban Wheelers Jam
A fun-filled day where you can try out your skating and BMX skills at the fantastic new wheel park. A WHEELY great day! Coaching sessions will take place during the day.


Located at the Wheel Park.

Saturday, April 19 (12 noon – 3pm)
Easter Eggstravaganza
Come join the Community Rangers at this Easter fun event. Activities include Egg Hunt and arts and crafts. Fun for all the family.


Meet at the Victoria & Alexandra Building.

Sunday, April 27 (11am – 1pm)
Memoryscape History Walk
Take a trip down Memory Lane and join the Community Rangers on a recorded audio trail around the park. Limited spaces are available. To book a place call 020 7364 7968 or email samantha.brewster@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Meet outside the Victoria & Alexandra Building.

May 2014

Saturday, May 3 (10am – 12.30pm)
Bird Barmy Army
Bring your friends and family along to discover what feathered friends are living in ‘Vicky’ Park.


Meet at the Victoria & Alexandra Building.

Saturday, May 17 (1–4pm)
‘Food 4 All’ Cultural Event
A chance for the local community to celebrate cultural cohesion by joining the Community Park Rangers in tasting different dishes from around the world … mmm … yummy!


Located in The Hub Building.

Saturday, May 31 (11am – 3.30pm)
Fishing Taster Day
For all you budding anglers out there. Come and join the Community Park Rangers to see what fish you can catch on the day. You will be HOOKED! Coaching sessions throughout the day.
East Lake. Area

June 2014

Saturday, June 7(10am – 12.30pm)
Junior Wildlife Club
Come join the Community Rangers and explore the wonders of Victoria Park’s nature. ‘BEE there or BEE square!’ Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.


Meet at the Victoria & Alexandra Building.

Wednesday, June 25 (12.30–3.30pm)
Summer Tea Dance (over 50s)
Back by popular demand – come along and join the Park Rangers where they will be hosting this FREE over 50s tea dance. To book a place call 020 7364 5393 or email samantha.brewster@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Located at The Hub Building.

Sunday, June 29 (10am – 12.30pm)
Memoryscape History Walk
Take a trip down Memory Lane and join the Community Rangers on a recorded audio trail
around the park. Limited spaces are available. To book a place call 020 7364 5393 or email samantha.brewster@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Meet outside the Victoria & Alexandra Building.

July 2014

Saturday, July 5 (10am – 12.30pm)
Bird Barmy Army
Bring your friends and family along to discover what feathered friends are living in ‘Vicky’ Park.


Meet at the Victoria & Alexandra Building.

Wednesday, July 16 (1– 4pm)
Bowls Taster session
Come along and try your hand out in a game of bowls on our manicured bowling green. Roll Up, Roll Up! Coaching available throughout the day.


Located at the Bowling Green.

Saturday, July 26 (11am – 3pm)
Vicky’s Volunteer Day
Celebrating Victoria Park’s Volunteers
Come along and get involved with a major volunteering event where all of our volunteers come together for a big tidy up followed by a get together celebration to thank all those involved. For more information call 020 7364 4172 or email marcelo.novillo@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Meet at The Hub Building.

August 2014

Saturday, August 2 (11am – 5pm)
Victoria Park Day
‘A Great Day Out’
One of our best attended family festival events in previous years. Truly a great day out for all the family to enjoy. A fun-filled festival with many games and activities happening throughout the day.


Located at Lido Field.

Saturday, August 9 (10am – 12.30pm)
Junior Wildlife Club
Come join the Community Rangers and explore the wonders of Victoria Park’s nature. What a
BUZZ! Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.


Meet at the Victoria & Alexandra Building.

Wednesday, August 27 (12–4pm)
Sports and Healthy Living Day
Get out in the fresh air and participate in a wide range of fun-filled activities to promote a healthy lifestyle.


Opposite V&A building.

September 2014

Saturday, September 6t (10am – 12.30pm)
Bird Barmy Army
Bring your friends and family along to discover what feathered friends are living in ‘Vicky’ Park.
Meet at the Victoria & Alexandra Building.

Saturday, September 27 (11am – 3pm)
Urban Wheelers Jam
A fun-filled day where you can try out your skating and BMX skills at the fantastic new wheel park. A WHEELY great day! Coaching sessions will take place during the day.


Located at the Wheel Park.

Sunday, September 28 (11am – 1pm)
Memoryscape History Walk
Take a trip down Memory Lane and join the Community Rangers on a recorded audio trail around the park. Limited spaces are available.


To book a place call 020 7364 5393 or email samantha.brewster@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Meet outside the Victoria & Alexandra Building.

 

Victoria Park Summer Bandstand Season


Kindly organised by the Victoria Park Friends Group
Come and join us around the bandstand for an afternoon of music and fun. The perfect way to
relax – feel free to bring a picnic! Located at The Bandstand.

Sunday, May 18
Sunday, May 25
Sunday, June 29
Sunday, July 13: Our Big Gig – West Side Area B3
Sunday, July 27
Sunday, August 10
Sunday, August 31
Sunday, September 7
Sunday,  September 14
Sunday, September 21

Victoria Park Artist in Residence

Why the clock is to time what laminate flooring is to trees
Wednesday, April 2, 7pm
Chisenhale Gallery, 64 Chisenhale Road, E3 5QZ


Cathy Haynes introduces her research project, Stereochron Island, for the Chisenhale Gallery Victoria Park Residency. Drawing on ideas from anthropology to astrophysics, and the skill of telling time through shadows and birdsong, Cathy argues that the park protects a richer and more layered experience of time than the ‘mono’ time of the mechanical clock. The Chisenhale Gallery Victoria Park Residency 2013-14 is produced for the third year in partnership with Tower Hamlets Parks and Open Spaces Department.


This event is free but booking is strongly advised. Please contact mail@chisenhale.org.uk to make a booking.

Internal Time Workshop with Cathy Haynes
Wednesday, May 21, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Meet at The Hub Building.

Solar clocks and Shadow Mapping
Saturday, June 21, The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, SE10 8XJ
Sunday, June 22, The Hub Building, Victoria Park, E9 5DU


Chisenhale Gallery and Victoria Park are collaborating with The Royal Observatory to run two days of free public workshops for adults investigating Solar Time over the Summer Solstice weekend. Led by the Public Astronomer Marek Kukula, participants will learn how to tell time by the Sun and understand how the movements in the solar system affect shifts on Earth. The workshops are part of artist Cathy Haynes’s research project, Stereochron Island, for her Chisenhale Gallery Victoria Park Residency 2013-14. To find out more about this and related events for the project, visit the Calendar page at www.chisenhale.org.uk.

Workshops are free but booking is strongly advised. You can attend one or both days. Please contact mail@chisenhale.org.uk to make a booking.


Make Your Mark On Vicky Park

Come and join the Rangers with some practical park volunteering in various conservation projects! We wouldn’t be called the People's Park without the people). Last Saturday of every month 11am – 2pm. All ages/abilities welcome.
For further information please contact marcelo.novillo@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Vicky’s Veggie Growing Project


People are welcome to join the group for an opportunity to be involved in learning about and growing vegetables, fruits and flowers right in the middle of Victoria Park! The group have been given their very own area of the park and from now on are exercising their green fingers to spruce up the area as they see fit and turn it into a new green space growing
flowers, herbs, vegetables and whatever takes their fancy.

The group meet on Sunday and Thursday afternoons at the Whitening Yard (adjacent to the model boating lake).
For more information call 020 7364 4172 or email marcelo.novillo@ towerhamlets.gov.uk
Whitening Yard.  

Event GroupFestivals and Commercial Events

Victoria Park is home to a few larger festivals and events such as Field Day and Lovebox. We would like to assure you that we’ll be working hard to keep noise and disruption to local residents to a minimum.

If you require more information about festivals, please contact the events team on 020 7364 7905 or email at festivalsandevents@towerhamlets.gov.uk .

 

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