Welcome to the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
The Magnificent Seven: The Victorian Cemeteries of London
7 - 9pm
10am - 4.30pm
Come and join us in the woods for carving and a light lunch. The day is suitable for absolute beginners. Learn the skills needed to carve a beautiful yet simple butter knife.
£35/£28 concessions. Book here
Butterflies: Identification, understanding, encouraging
Sat 23 May
Knowing Native Trees and Shrubs in Summer
10am – 1.00pm
We will explore the Park, looking at a wide range of trees and shrubs and learning how to recognize them during summer. We will explore leaves, fruit, flowers and bark which can all be used to identify common species.
£15/£12 Concession. Book here.
A Night out at the Lodge
Shuffle Warm Up the Lodge
On 27 March, our friends from Shuffle Festival held an evening of music, cinematography, local ale and good food in and around our lodge building.
The fund raising event was a huge success and they raised a fantastic £5097.50.
In the summer of 2014, Shuffle Festival relocated to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park and used the historic lodge as their base - opening a café/bar area for the festival duration. This proved a huge success with local people and the hope of opening it up permanently was born. By Autumn 2015, we hope to have it open for all to use…. by request!
London Borough of Tower Hamlets have already secured funding for new windows, doors and structural works which are due to commence in April.
Plans for the lodge include a new office for the Friends, a community café and event space. Through an exciting extension to the building, it could host a workshop/laboratory for science and conservation workshops for kids and adults - as well as an exhibition space and music venue. The possibilities are (almost) endless!
To help us make this dream a reality we still need your help!