Eynsford's Green Team organises Events for the Great Big Green Week

23rd May 2024

Eynsford's Green Team organises Events for the Great Big Green Week

Eynsford's Green Team has organised a series of events and opportunities to celebrate the Great Big Green Week between 8th and 16th June 2024.

For more information about the Great Big Green Week please visit https://greatbiggreenweek.com/

Join us for these great events!

Saturday 8th June - two guided walks exploring the rewilding project at Upper Austin Lodge

9.30am - 10m Station to Station Rewilding Walk in the Darent Valley - full details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e...
This wallk is free but you must book a place.

2pm - Shorter Rewilding Walk at former Upper Austin Lodge Golf Course - full details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e...
This walk is free but you must book a place.


Sunday 9th June  - "Hang onto This!" Three exciting Art Activities inspired by the Darent Valley

10am - 1pm - Free Frame Decorating Workshop aimed at families. This will take place at Riverside, Eynsford - use materials provided to decorate pciture frames and use the frames to create your own views of the Darent Valley. Suitable for ages 8+. Free pop-in event.

12.30pm - 4pm - Darent valley Artist-led Walk & Workshop. A 3 hour session with artist Victoria Threlfall consisting of a 1.5hr walk and draw session along the Darent Valley followed by 1.5hr workshop at St Martin's Church, Eynsford. Start at the ford,Riverside, bring your own lunch. Full details are here and booking is required - £10 each + booking fee. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e...

6pm - 8pm - Sights and Sounds of the Darent Valley - an exhibition, curator's talk and sound performance at St Martin's Church, High Street, Eynsford. There will be a performance of a specially created sound piece of the Darent Valley by sound artist Paul Cheese. Sarah Newman, the curator of the Samuel Palmer exhibition recently held in Sevenoaks and Dartford libraries will have some of the pictures on show and talk about his work and other artists inspired by the valley.

You will also be able to watch a 360 degree film, Stream of Consciousness, created by artist Feral Practice. This celebrates the Darent Valley’s rich cultural landscape and biodiversity. Beginning before sunrise at the River Darent's source and ending at sunset as the river flows out to the Thames, the different precious habitats - water meadows, lakes, wildflower meadows, ancient trees and more - are explored along the way. We will also be showing a beautiful, animated film, ‘The River’, written and narrated by Deborah Wolton and made by Temujen Gunawardena and Badj Whipple. In only a few minutes it tells the story of the River Darent, going back 100 million years and sheds light on its fragile existence today.

These works have been created with support from the Darent Valley Landscape Partnership.

Also - from 8th - 16th June - The Big Picture Along our River. A signposted family walk between Millfield and Lullingstone Roman Villa where you can admire the stunning views of the Darent Valley through giant picture frames. Walk length - approximately 1 hour.

View of Rewilding area

Saturday 15th June - Eynsford Gardeners' Club Summer Show, Eysnford Repair Cafe and Farningham & Eynsford Local History Society at Eynsford Village Hall

2pm onwards- come along to Eynsford Village Hall for an extra special afternoon of all things green! Eynsford Gardeners' Club will be holding their Summer Show (see https://www.egclub.co.uk/_file... for full details of what will be on show and how to enter if you wish) alongside Eynsford's Repair Cafe and a display by our local history society. Bring along items for repair and our volunteers will fix them if it's possible, enter your flowers, veg or crafts in the summer show and have some delicious homemade cake! Entry is free and all are welcome.

Sunday 16th June - Community Litter Pick

3pm - 5pm - Come and help us to clean up Eynsford! Meet at the Scout Hall, Priory Lane, Eynsford. Equipment and refreshments will be provided. Gloves are recommended. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

If you have questions about any of these events, contact info@eynsfordparishcouncil.org.uk

Many thanks for the Darent Valley Landscape Partnership who have given us a grant that is subsidising many of the these event. https://darent-valley.org.uk/

Thank you to the members of our Green Team who are volunteering their time and skills to make these events happen.

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