Monday, 14 March 2011

Eltham and SE London events - March (2)

More ocassional and random events:

Tuesday, 15 March
'The Birds of SE9'
ST MARY'S COMMUNITY CENTRE, Eltham High Street, Eltham, SE9 1BJ
An illustrated talk by John Beckham, Greenwich Park Ranger, hosted by Eltham Nature Club
Contact Details: £1 entry. Email here  Visit Website

Wed 16 March 2011
Me and the Crown Jewels
A former senior guardian at the Tower of London, John Newson, will be giving a free talk
Tudor Barn, Well Hall Road Eltham SE9
For details call 07894 711765

Sunday 20th March 2011
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Kirtan (Chanting) in Greenwich
by The Yogi Tree
Kirtan/Chanting evening to celebrate the Spring Solstice and Full Moon in March. A new chanting group being established in South London lead by Katie Rose at The Yogi Tree, Yoga Studio in East Greenwich.

Sunday 20 March 2011
National Frog Day
11am to 3pm

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, SE10
Fun free event celebrating all things froggy!
Pond dipping & bug hunting, prize trails, froggy art, barbecue (no frog's legs), things to buy and more.  All ages and no booking necessary. (there's 2 hrs free parking nearby).

Friday 25th March - Thursday 7th April 2011 
Telegraph Hill Festival 2011
Now in its 17th year the festival brings together thousands of local residents to celebrate home- grown arts, creativity and engagement.
This year's programme is the biggest and most varied ever with over 70 events packed into the 10 days. You can find out what's on by looking at the day by day programme here.

Wednesday 30 March
History talk at Erith Library
A local historian will be talking about the history of Erith riverside from the founding of its Dockyard by Henry VIII and the fitting to its part in the D-Day landings. Ken Chamberlain is due to give a talk at Erith library in Erith High Street, on Wednesday, March 30, at 2pm, when he will look back to the 19th century when the area was known as a riverside resort.
Tickets cost £2 and are available in advance from the library. Call 020 8303 7777 and select option four.

Looking ahead:

Sunday 10 April
Bromley Fun Run 2011
Norman Park, Bromley
Closing date for entries: 20 March. See

Sunday 17 April 2011
Vegetable growing
Practical workshop by Growing Greenwich
Well Hall Pleasaunce, Well Hall Road Eltham, SE9


Eltham Cycle Club rides
Start Eltham Park cafe (Glenesk Road, SE9)
All ages and abilities, varied routes

Click here for other What's Ons


Marion said...

Tonight I attended the meeting at St. Mary's Community Centre for the talk and slide show on 'Birds of SE9'. About 40 people turned up.
It was Eltham Nature Club's first public meeting and was a great success.
Membership is only £5 for a whole year. The next outdoor meeting will be a Bat Walk on 17th May at Avery Hill.
For further details .....

Raven said...

Wow, that was a good turnout. Obviously there's a gap in the market for 'birds of SE9', though I didn't realise that birds respected postcode boundaries! (Did he mention Eltham's famous parakeets though...?)

And, do you think the 'bat walk' would be suitable for two little kids?

The £5 membership sounds a bargain for such a wonderful club - there might be two more applications in the post...

Marion said...

Well, the postcode is only relevant inasmuch as we don't get that many golden eagles or albatrosses - well, not in my garden anyway!
SE9 caters more for robins, blackbirds and wrens - especially wrens! (private joke).

I'm sure the bat walk would be suitable for children - watch out for ads, nearer the time, in SEnine and Newsshopper.