RaP Walk Sunday 24th August

The next Rivers and People walk will take place on Sunday 24 August at 2.00 pm. The walk goes from Catford Bridge station to Ladywell Station via Ladywell Fields and will look at the naturalised sections of the Ravensbourne river and other aspects of this green space, once part of the Kent countryside. We will … Continue reading RaP Walk Sunday 24th August

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Come to support Ladywell Fields’ funding bid on Wednesday 29 January

Robert Sheppard writes... IONA CLOSE ORCHARD is a wonderful pocket of undisturbed wildlife in the heart of Catford (behind Bournville Road) – but it will deteriorate quickly if not carefully looked-after.  It remains quite overgrown, but retains some fine old fruit trees. In common with most old orchards, the site is of high nature conservation … Continue reading Come to support Ladywell Fields’ funding bid on Wednesday 29 January

A lovely day for a dip in the river

On a bright and sunny Tuesday our volunteers headed to Ladywell Fields for a dip in the river.  There was quite a lot to do, so some donned waders and cleared the Ravensboune of litter, while others concentrated on bankside management.  Between the 4 of them the volunteers in the river pulled out 6 bags of … Continue reading A lovely day for a dip in the river

Invitation to Rivers and People – The legacy installation

On a still-warm September Sunday evening, something magical happened in Ladywell Fields along the banks of the River Ravensbourne.  London Bubble Theatre Company, working in partnership with Lewisham Council, told the story of Ladywell Fields, the River and its spirit, the Naiad. Local artists and residents created film, photographs and beautiful flora and fauna from … Continue reading Invitation to Rivers and People – The legacy installation

Ladywell Fields clean up with Thames 21

Join Thames 21 at Ladywell Fields on Sunday 11 November for a family friendly clean up.  Email Vic Richardson of Thames 21 for more details.  The meeting point is by the cafe in the northern fields. The nearest train station is Ladywell, easily accessible from London Charing Cross, Canon Street or London Bridge on the … Continue reading Ladywell Fields clean up with Thames 21

London Orchard Project & Ladywell Fields User Group

The London Orchard Project will be running another couple of training sessions at Iona Close Orchard in Ladywell Fields.  They ran a couple of training sessions here during the summer, but there is still quite a bit to do.  The two sessions will be on Sunday 18 November and Sunday 9 December.  For more information … Continue reading London Orchard Project & Ladywell Fields User Group

London Bubble & Rivers and People

On 16th September the London Bubble Theatre Company and Rivers & People held and evening with artists, singers and storytellers.  They presented an eclectic array of performances to celebrate the regeneration of Ladywell Fields.  Inspired by the flora, fauna and river life which inhabits the park, and performed by local artists (and dogs) who enjoy the facilities and … Continue reading London Bubble & Rivers and People

London Bubble Theatre Group present a celebration of Ladywell Fields and the River Ravensbourne

On the evening of 16 September, artists, singers and storytellers we present an eclectic array of performances to celebrate the regeneration of Ladywell Fields.  Inspired by the flora, fauna and river life which inhabits the park, and performed by local artists (and dogs) who enjoy the facilities and picnic spots along the river. Travel advice The performance … Continue reading London Bubble Theatre Group present a celebration of Ladywell Fields and the River Ravensbourne

How much wood does a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood? – Part 4

The Nature’s Gym volunteers really are getting in to the art of the woodchip footpath having previously done it at a Local School ,  De Frene Road allotments and Burnt Ash Pond.  Luckily they still seem to enjoy it, in fact they are finding new ways of improving the task.  They were also able to use previously unknown and hidden talents of … Continue reading How much wood does a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood? – Part 4

Iona Close Orchard confirmed

Hi all Nature’s Gymers, just to let you know that we will be going ahead as planned at Iona Close Orchard on Thursday 17th May 2012.  At this session we will be laying a footpath through the site and building some log piles.  For those of you that were there last time, you will notice a lot of changes!  … Continue reading Iona Close Orchard confirmed