Friday, 12 April 2019

Our AGM is this Monday 15th April 7PM at the Eco Pavilion (7 for 7.15PM)

This coming Monday 15th April is our AGM at the Eco Pavilion (which is just off Grove Road between the Brittania Fish Bar and the Grove/Roman Road junction).

The past year has been a busy year for the Friends with lots of activities including: litter-picking, planting thousands of bluebells, snowdrops and wild-flower seeds, our Annual Community Fair and Dog Show, closer links with Tower Hamlets Cemetary Park and the Friends of Meath Gardens and of course keeping an eye on the Park. At the AGM there is a chance to hear about these topics and our future plans.

The committee is keen to get more people involved in running the Friends. Nothing too onerous - the committee usually meet for an hour or so about 3 times a year in one of our houses. If you are interested and want to find out more, then please just pop along on Monday. We don't bite!

The Park Management will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Free nibbles, soft drinks and wine will be available to help proceedings. 


1  Apologies for absence (to Secretary in advance)
2  Minutes of 2018 AGM
3  Matters arising
4  Chair’s Report on Activities and Developments
5  Treasurer’s Report on Finance and Annual Accounts
6  Update on Future Events:
a) Community Fair and Dog Show
b) Monthly litter-picking get-togethers
c) Bulb-planting
d) Any other suggestions invited
7  Election of officers:
a) Chair
b) Treasurer
c) Secretary
8  Update from Mile End Park Management team
9  Any other business

The Magnificant Seven

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

St George’s Day Over 50s Tea Dance - Wed 24th April 2019 (2-4PM) at the Art Pavilion

Tower Hamlets Council is hosting its St George's Day Tea Dance for the over 50s on Wednesday 24th April (2-4PM) at Mile End Park's Art Pavilion. This annual event is always popular and where else can you devour a French Fancy and dance to New Orleans Jazz on St George's Day.

There will be live music from The Sunshine Kings, dance host Tony Lane, and refreshments to help you dance the afternoon away! 

Free but advance booking essential.  Please call Regina on 020 7364 7916 from 9.30-1pm Mon—Fri or email 

Art Pavilion Exhibition: Staring at the Sun 4-14th April 2019

Staring at the Sun which is part of the Queer, Feminist and Decolonial Responses to Ecological & Environmental Changes festival is currently on at the Art Pavilion in our Park.

At the speed of techno-global-capitalism we continue producing, consuming and living without accounting for the earth’s ability to replenish itself at the pace that we demand – we want to stare at the sun and, at the same time, expect not to lose our sight. The artists in this international group exhibition critically approach this predicament by producing lived and speculative alternatives to the ongoing ecological and environmental destruction. Their visions draw from indigenous knowledges, eco-sustainable modes of living, non-exploitative human/non-human relations, queer bio-hacking, gendered approaches to climate change, nature-based spirituality and ecosexuality. 

Artists: Eca Eps / Helena Hunter / Liz Rosenfeld / Mary Maggic / Micha Cárdenas / Nadja Verena Marcin / Pinar Yoldas / Tabita Rezaire / Zheng Bo

Staring at the Sun @ The Art Pavilion
5 – 14 April / 12-7pm daily / FREE