Help with species habitats and nature conservation in Burgess Park and other parks. Launch event includes talks from Simon Saville, Butterfly Conservation and Jon Best, Southwark Ecology Officer.
One threatened species is the White-Letter Hairstreak Butterfly (picture) spotted in Burgess Park and reliant on Elm trees.

Agenda 3rd March 2020

SOUTHWARK NATURE ACTION VOLUNTEERS  launch

Theatre Deli, Old Library, Burgess Park, Wells Way, SE5 0PX

6.45 pm Registration and refreshments

7.00 pm Welcome, Chair, Chris Henry, Friends of Burgess Park (FOBP)

Purpose and origin of the Southwark Nature Action Volunteers idea — Jenny Morgan, FOBP
Surveying priority species and improving habitats in Southwark
e.g. Butterfly / tree conservation — White-letter Hairstreak Butterfly & Elms

What are the Biodiversity Action Plans for Southwark and progress report on implementation — Jon Best, Southwark Ecology Officer
• Define the role of the Southwark Nature Action Volunteers and how we will relate to Friends of Parks’ groups, Parks teams, Idverde, Wild London and TCV
• Top priorities for the Southwark Nature Action Volunteers

Film  White-letter Hairstreak Butterfly 

How the volunteer scheme may work and the benefits to volunteers and Parks Team — Jenny Morgan and Jon Best

Views, news and questions from other Friends’ groups
• Peter Wright – East Walworth Green Links – Elephant Park,  biodiversity plans
• Dave Clark – RSPB Dawn Chorus walk 

Butterflies in Burgess Park / Southwark & Surveys — Simon Saville, Chair, Surrey & SW London Branch — Butterfly Conservation
• Volunteers to do Transects Surveys in summer.
• How volunteers could support butterflies and moths within Southwark parks
• Butterfly hot-spots and endangered species.

Film – Elm trees

Discussion
Ideas for implementation, suitable locations, other volunteers’ projects in other parks, etc.

Next steps

9 pm Close meeting

Tuesday 3 March 2020, 7pm, Theatre Deli, Wells Way SE5  Book ticket.

Do you live in the areas of Canada Water, North & South Bermondsey, Rotherhithe and Surrey Docks?
 
Then this community event is for you! We want to hear your thoughts on the Canada Water master plan and collectively have one voice to the Council and British Land. 

Tiger Developments has plans to reshape this part of the town centre to meet the changing needs of local communities, offering greater choice of shops and leisure and other local amenities, all within a better environment for everyone that uses the area. At the heart of the proposals is the creation of new shops and homes, as well as an improved Morrisons store.

Tiger Developments will be hosting a series of public exhibitions of its plans, so please do come along, view the plans and provide your feedback.

If you are unable to attend one of the events, the display materials will be made available to download from this website on 22 February. There will also be further opportunities to provide feedback with a second exhibition taking place later this year.

Date: 3 April 2020

Choir: City Chorus conducted by Paul Ayres

Orchestra: Instrumentalists from the Royal College of Music

Start time: 7.30 pm

Venue: Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London SE1 9DA

Programme:

      • Mozart Coronation Mass (K317)
      • Handel Zadok the Priest (HWV 258)
      • Mozart Ave Verum Corpus (K618)
      • Handel My Heart is Inditing (HWV 261)

Box Office: http://www.londoncitychorus.com/tickets/4591211526

Tickets: £20 (Nave), £10 Website: http://www.londoncitychorus.com

City Chorus sings Mozart Coronation Mass and Handel Zadok the Priest

City Chorus is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2020 with a special birthday concert on 3rd April 2020. Please join us to hear 100 choral voices, accompanied by Instrumentalists from the Royal College of Music and professional soloists. We will perform Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Ave Verum Corpus, and Handel’s anthems My Heart is Inditing and Zadok the Priest, in the stunning setting of Southwark Cathedral in London.

The Choir’s History

The City Chorus began life in 1920 as a choir set up by staff of the National Provincial Bank, as it was then known. From the first, it was a significant London musical group, attracting distinguished soloists and performing the core classical repertoire. After an inaugural performance in Westminster Central Hall of Coleridge Taylor’s Hiawatha, the National Provincial Bank Musical Society went from strength to strength, and in 1922 was honoured

to have the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams conducting his own Fantasia on Christmas Carols. The repertoire expanded to include works by Elgar, Brahms and Holst, and one of the choir’s concerts was shown on television, a novelty at the time. In 1965, the choir underwent a fundamental change when it appointed its first ever professional conductor, Ian Humphris. Another change occurred in 1969 when the Provincial’s merger with Westminster Bank led to the change of the choir’s name to the National Westminster Bank Choir. The Nat West Bank, now part of the Royal Bank of Scotland, has subsequently provided much appreciated support throughout the years. Since then, the choir has changed its name to City Chorus and performed a wide range of music from the sixteenth century to modern choral compositions and arrangements, including works by Clucas, Grabu, Fauré, Lotti, Rossini, Orff and Elgar. To celebrate the choir’s 90th birthday, City Chorus commissioned a new piece, ‘Still Roar’, from British Composer Award winner Kerry Andrew. On tour, the choir has visited Brussels, the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, and has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe. Future plans include an exchange with the choir Een van Zin from Eindhoven.

Paul Ayres was born in London, studied music at Oxford University, and now works freelance as a composer & arranger, choral conductor & musical director, and organist & accompanist. In addition to directing City Chorus, he conducts London College of Music Chorus, and several workplace choirs. Paul has received over one hundred commissions for new works, and he particularly enjoys “re-composing” classical works in various styles, and creating classical versions of pop and rock music.

Come along to Plastic Free East Dulwich’s next Community Clean Up – Sunday 23rd February, 11am,

Goose Green. All equipment provided just bring friends and family!

The meeting is on social regeneration and the development of Old Kent Road

The Reader is a charitable social enterprise working to connect people with great literature through shared reading.

They run weekly shared reading groups. Everything is read aloud at the group so there’s no need to read anything in advance.

They bring people and great literature together. Their primary way of doing this is through our innovative shared reading model, bringing people together in weekly groups to listen to poems and stories read aloud. Thoughts and experiences are shared; personal and social connections are made.

The Reader run several local groups in Southwark, which are listed on their website. Please get in touch with The Reader if you want to know more or visit a group.


Adults who are interested in sharing literature and can attend a group.
Check if there’s a shared reading group near you by looking at The Reader’s website. Attend a group or contact The Reader for more information.
0151 729 2200
info@thereader.org.uk

The Reader is a charitable social enterprise working to connect people with great literature through shared reading.

They run weekly shared reading groups. Everything is read aloud at the group so there’s no need to read anything in advance.

They bring people and great literature together. Their primary way of doing this is through our innovative shared reading model, bringing people together in weekly groups to listen to poems and stories read aloud. Thoughts and experiences are shared; personal and social connections are made.

The Reader run several local groups in Southwark, which are listed on their website. Please get in touch with The Reader if you want to know more or visit a group.


Adults who are interested in sharing literature and can attend a group.
Check if there’s a shared reading group near you by looking at The Reader’s website. Attend a group or contact The Reader for more information.
0151 729 2200
info@thereader.org.uk