Join a gardening party at Charlton station this Sunday

Charlton Station community garden

Got green finders? Charlton Community Gardens would like you to join them for their gardening party this Sunday morning.

They say…

This coming Sunday, July 3rd, we have our Gardening Party from 10 am until 12 noon at Charlton Station. Gardening experience isn’t necessary, but please bring some gloves, if you have them. We have tools for you to use.

Please join us as close to 10 am as you can because if the weather changes, or the tasks listed below are completed, we go home.

The tasks for Sunday:
– general weed and litter pick
– water
– tie up any climbers
– remove acanthus from the pollinator-friendly area
– continue the audit of flowering plants in the pollinator-friendly area
– prune the Cornus in the station bed
– tie in/cut back climbers on the back wall, including the vine
– move bark chippings away from base of raised beds
– other tasks as identified on the day

You can find out more about Charlton Community Gardens at charltoncommunitygardens.org.uk.


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Take in an arts, crafts and jumble trail in Charlton this Saturday

Map of streets involved

Residents in a group of streets near Charlton are banding together to take part in an arts, crafts and jumble trail this Saturday afternoon.

Locals will be setting up stalls in their front gardens to offer handmade items, henna tattoo painting, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothes, plants, toys, books and much more.

There will also be a solent auction at St Richard’s Hall on Swallowfield Road, raffle and food bank collection point. The local police safer neighbourhood team will also be there.

The event is being run as part of the Charlton Central Residents’ Association‘s Community Day.

Maps of the homes taking part will be on offer from St Richard’s Hall from 1.30pm, while the sale will run from 2-5pm.


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Thames-Side Studios’ Open Studios returns this Saturday

Thames-Side Studios
Open Studios four years ago – the annual event is now back once again (photo
© Thames-Side Studios)

Thames-Side Studios is opening its doors to the public again this Saturday for Open Studios – its first in three years.

It’s easy to miss, but the complex by the river, on the Charlton-Woolwich border, is the UK’s biggest site for artists, makers and designers, with over 550 studios. Saturday will be your chance to meet them and buy their wares.

You’ll be able to see painting, drawing, fashion design, carpentry, photography, print making, picture framing, stained glass making, graphic design, film and video and much more besides.

The complex is next to Faraday Works – the old Siemens factory due for redevelopment – while you can also see the Royal Iris, the abandoned Mersey ferry rusting away next to the studios.

Thames-Side Studios is on Warspite Road SE18 5NR and on the Thames Path. Open Studios runs this Saturday, June 25, from noon to 6pm.


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