Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Date for the Diary: Sunday 9th July


We are now gearing up for our annual Community Fair & Dog Show on Sunday 9th July 12-5 PM. Make sure you put that date in your diary. More info to follow. We will have lots for the young, old, those in between and of course plenty for our canine friends.

If you'd like to help out in any way then email info@fomep.org.uk 

Also, can you think of any dog-related tracks to play during the doggie events? Let us know at info@fomep.org.uk


Friday, 31 March 2017

Our Annual General Meeting: This Wed 5th April, 7 for 7.15PM at The Art Pavilion


I hope some of you can make it to this year's Annual General Meeting. The Friends committee will be updating you on what we have got up to in the last 12 months as well as briefing members on our aims for 2017 and beyond.

The Park Managers will be around to brief attendees on their team's accomplishments in 2016 and future projects. There will also be a short Q and A session.

Of course, nibbles, soft drinks and wine will be available.

All welcome.

I hope to see you there.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Force Of Nature: Exhibition at the Art Pavilion 5th March-9th April 2017 12-6PM daily


A wonderfully accessible art exhibition has opened at the Art Pavilion in the park. It runs from 5th March to 9th April, 12-6PM daily. Works on display are inspired by nature and include pieces from David Nash and Andy Goldsworthy, and has been curated by James Putnam with Alteria Art.

Yours truly was lucky enough to pop along to the opening night and without a doubt, it is the most enjoyable exhibition the Art Pavilion has hosted in a while - I wanted to take just about all the exhibits home with me. There are works by 28 established and emerging artists and the Pavilion is the ideal setting with some of the works overflowing into the outdoor arena of the lake and the Art Pavilion island. The pieces are very varied, as is nature itself of course, and the curator James Putnam has done an amazing job of bringing together such a stimulating collection of exhibits of varying form, colour and texture that make full use of the Pavilion's panoramic setting.

There will be a late night opening (as part of First Thursdays) on Thursday 6th April

Sunday, 26 February 2017

As the days are getting lighter the park is springing into life


video

I hope you have had a great weekend. After a fairly dreary couple of months, the park has started to wakeup. The video above posted on twitter by @artmemos has really lifted my day. Just a minor detour from your busy day into the park to spot some squirrels or birds hopping around, or the bright joyful colours of the spring bulbs, can really lift the spirits.

The Friends monthly litter-pick sessions begin again next Sunday 5th March. We will meet by the Art Pavilion (behind the Grove Road Texaco Garage) at 10am and litter pick until approximately 12 midday. Then we'll pop to The Coffee Room in Grove Road for a [free] coffee or two and a chat. Pop along if you can for all or part of the session. Just make sure you have some good shoes on - we supply all the gloves, litter picks and refuse bags. It is a surprisingly social affair and fingers crossed the spring bulbs will be out in their wonderful mix of colours. 

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Traditions Exhibition: 12 noon to 6PM daily until Sunday 19th February



This exhibition by Art Catcher, a London curator of exhibitions about cultural and emotional identity, in collaboration with Incloodu Festivals and supported by Tower Hamlets Council, looks on the effects our cultural rituals have on how we feel about ourselves and the world, how it can help us to think big and walk towards each other while at other times it stops us from spreading our wings. 

40 artists have responded to the theme in painting, print, interactive installation and video work in sometimes humorous, sometimes questioning ways and it is a particular strong point of this show that it speaks to all ages and makes for an interesting visit for the whole family. 

The exhibition runs at the Mile End Park Art Pavilion until Sunday the 19th February and is open 12-6PM daily with further events as detailed on the Art Catcher website

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Family Festive Day: Sat 17th December 12-4PM


Over 50s Christmas Tea Dance - Wed 14th December 2016

This Wednesday sees the Annual Christmas Tea Dance for the over 50s at at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park. Entertainment will be provided by the Sunshine Kings and Dance Leader Barry Gordon. Put on your festive party clothes and come along for an afternoon of dancing, light refreshments and Christmas cheer.


FREE admission but advance booking is essential. 
Booking opened on Monday 28th November but phone 020 7364 7916 (9.30am to 4pm), or email festivalsandevents@towerhamlets.gov.uk if you want to come along.


Sorry for the late notice.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Litter Pick this Sunday 10am by the Art Pavilion

This dumped rubbish was reported over a month ago, but will it still be there on Sunday?

This Sunday is our monthly litter-pick of Mile End Park. We meet at 10am by the Art Pavilion (behind the Grove Road Texaco Garage) and stroll around the park for an hour or so picking up litter as we go. We then go for a coffee and cake in the Coffee Room.

Be great if you could pop along. It is quite sociable and good exercise!