What’s On

Find walks/talks, ad-hoc volunteering or conservation work parties, gardening days and more environmental activities happening locally.

Learn more about the different types of volunteering 

Please contact the event organisers for further information.

London is becoming the first ever National Park City with over 300 events across the capital to celebrate! Check out the festival website to see a selection of events centred around Hounslow and Ealing or use the ‘Categories’ filter on our events calendar to find things in Richmond Borough

 

Jan
28
Tue
Walk and Talk: What’s in Season on Ham Lands
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Walk and Talk: What's in Season on Ham Lands @ Croft Way & Riverside Drive, Ham | England | United Kingdom
Come and join Friends of Ham Lands this spring to discover what the new season brings in nature. This walk is for people who would like to learn more about Ham Lands and its biodiversity or just to enjoy a bit of nature and fresh air.

Meet at Croftway/ Riverside drive in Ham at 9.45 am.

For more information please see https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/friends-of-ham-lands/upcoming-events-2/

 

Jan
30
Thu
Talk/Conversation: What does sustainability mean for you? – Ham United Group
Jan 30 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Talk/Conversation: What does sustainability mean for you? - Ham United Group @ At Ham library, | England | United Kingdom

Join Ham United Group (HUG) on a brainstorming and group discussion about sustainability. What does it actually mean in practice? We will look at the topic from three different angles and explore how it could look like for you personally, for our community and for the world.

The meeting is open to everyone – no previous experience or knowledge needed. 

The meeting starts at 7:30. Tea & biscuits from 7:15.

There will also be a discussion about the HUG upcoming promotion and fundraising event at the Ham Parade market in March.

How can we inspire and empower more people to care about where we live?

For more information about HUG please visit https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/

Feb
5
Wed
Climate Change Conversations: The Big Questions
Feb 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Climate Change Conversations: The Big Questions @ STUDIO 2, THE EXCHANGE | England | United Kingdom

Join Let’s Go Outside and Learn (LGOAL) on a series of 10 sessions for people who are interested in their local environment or taking action against climate change. This is part of Richmond Community Adult Learning programme 2020 and all sessions are free to community learning priority groups.

Meetings will take place until July 2020, from 10.30 to 12.30 at the Twickenham Exchange -STUDIO 2-

Feb
9
Sun
Mosses and Lichens, Ham Lands
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mosses and Lichens, Ham Lands @ Croft Way & Riverside Drive, Ham | England | United Kingdom

Come and join Friends of Ham Lands as winter is the best time to look for mosses and lichens and the wetter it is the better!  For much of the year, they are hidden by vegetation or become dried up and are easily overlooked. Although much smaller than flowering plants, they are fascinating when looked at through a magnifying glass or a hand lens. This walk will provide an introduction to the world of mosses and lichens and you will see some of the common species to be found on Ham Lands.

Meet at Croftway/ Riverside drive in Ham at 1.45 pm.

For more information, please see https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/friends-of-ham-lands/upcoming-events-2/

Feb
15
Sat
Explore Donkey Woods and Gunpowder Mills with FORCE
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Explore Donkey Woods and Gunpowder Mills with FORCE @ Location in Donkey Woods, yet to be confirmed. Staines Road Feltham | England | United Kingdom

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) on a walk to learn about local history.  The River Crane had several such mills along it’s reach.  Come along to Donkey Woods to hear about the Gunpowder Mills that were used alongside the river.  This will be a sociable walk through the river hinterland along paths. The exact start location and route will be announced nearer the time so please keep an eye on FORCE’s events calendar

Please wear sturdy footwear and clothing for the weather on the day. Attendance is free but please register here.  Please wear sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the weather on that day.  Due to safeguarding needs, all children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

Feb
19
Wed
Looking for Signs of Spring with FORCE
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Looking for Signs of Spring with FORCE @ Mereway Nature Park, beside the Kingfisher Bridge in-between the park and Kneller Gardens. At the end of Mereway Road | England | United Kingdom

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) on a walk searching for signs of spring in Merway Nature Park and along beside the Duke of Northumberland River – from where it branches from the River Crane and into Kneller Gardens -.  This will be a lovely gentle spring walk taking in the local sights, looking for plants and wildlife along the river banks as signs that spring is coming.

The walk will start on the Kingfisher Bridge between Kneller Gardens and Mereway Nature Park, Twickenham and will be led by FORCE Trustees. This walk is being held in half term holidays as a family event. As it is a FORCE Family Challenge activity bring your challenge card to collect your stamp!  For those who haven’t signed up yet, just click here to join in and start collecting stamps for the FORCE Challenge water vole badge!

Registration here is necessary as numbers are limited. As we shall be walking over varied terrain and some of the ground may be muddy, please wear appropriate attire and footwear.  Due to safeguarding needs all children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Feb
25
Tue
Walk and Talk: What’s in Season on Ham Lands
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Walk and Talk: What's in Season on Ham Lands @ Croft Way & Riverside Drive, Ham | England | United Kingdom
Come and join Friends of Ham Lands this spring to discover what the new season brings in nature. This walk is for people who would like to learn more about Ham Lands and its biodiversity or just to enjoy a bit of nature and fresh air.

Meet at Croftway/ Riverside drive in Ham at 9.45 am.

For more information please see https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/friends-of-ham-lands/upcoming-events-2/

 

Feb
26
Wed
Climate Change Conversations: The Big Questions
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Climate Change Conversations: The Big Questions @ STUDIO 2, THE EXCHANGE | England | United Kingdom

Join Let’s Go Outside and Learn (LGOAL) on a series of 10 sessions for people who are interested in their local environment or taking action against climate change. This is part of Richmond Community Adult Learning programme 2020 and all sessions are free to community learning priority groups.

Meetings will take place until July 2020, from 10.30 to 12.30 at the Twickenham Exchange -STUDIO 2-

Mar
11
Wed
Friends of Ham Lands metting – all welcome
Mar 11 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Friends of Ham Lands metting - all welcome @ At Ham library, | England | United Kingdom

Do you want to learn more about Ham Lands?

Join Friends on Ham Lands every other month to discuss ways to preserve and enhance the natural habitats of Ham Lands. The group organises volunteer work projects and guided walks to inform about the area so that more people can understand and appreciate this Local Nature Reserve. New people are very welcome to join these meetings.

We meet at Ham library, arrive for 7.15 pm for tea and social. The meeting starts at 7.30

For more information please see https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/friends-of-ham-lands/

Mar
26
Thu
Talk/Conversation: How do we create a sustainable future in our community and the world? – Ham United Group
Mar 26 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Talk/Conversation: How do we create a sustainable future in our community and the world? - Ham United Group @ At Ham library, | England | United Kingdom

Join Ham United Group (HUG) to carry on the brainstorming and discussion about sustainability, ideas, and new events and projects.

This is also an opportunity to know what present groups in Ham Lands do; new people are always welcome to join!

This space is open to everyone – no previous experience or knowledge needed.

The meeting starts at 7:30. Tea & biscuits from 7:15.

For more information about HUG please visit https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/

Mar
29
Sun
Walk: Cherry blossom, Ham Lands
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Walk: Cherry blossom, Ham Lands @ Ham House Car Park | England | United Kingdom

In Japan, the amazing cherry blossom is celebrated in remarkable fashion. Although our wild blossoms at Ham are not so spectacular, they are truly delightful and a welcome herald to Spring.

Come and join Friends of Ham Lands in this walk to enjoy and celebrate our blossom trees while learning about the different kinds of cherry and plum to be found at Ham. Along the way, there will be an exploration of other early flowers (sharp-eyed children will be good at this!).

This linear walk will cover both North and South Ham Lands.

Meet at Ham house car park, Richmond at 1.45pm

For more information please see https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/friends-of-ham-lands/upcoming-events-2/

 

Apr
1
Wed
Climate Change Conversations: The Big Questions
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Climate Change Conversations: The Big Questions @ STUDIO 2, THE EXCHANGE | England | United Kingdom

Join Let’s Go Outside and Learn (LGOAL) on a series of 10 sessions for people who are interested in their local environment or taking action against climate change. This is part of Richmond Community Adult Learning programme 2020 and all sessions are free to community learning priority groups.

Meetings will take place until July 2020, from 10.30 to 12.30 at the Twickenham Exchange -STUDIO 2-

Apr
22
Wed
Climate Change Conversations: The Big Questions
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Climate Change Conversations: The Big Questions @ STUDIO 2, THE EXCHANGE | England | United Kingdom

Join Let’s Go Outside and Learn (LGOAL) on a series of 10 sessions for people who are interested in their local environment or taking action against climate change. This is part of Richmond Community Adult Learning programme 2020 and all sessions are free to community learning priority groups.

Meetings will take place until July 2020, from 10.30 to 12.30 at the Twickenham Exchange -STUDIO 2-

May
7
Thu
Talk/Conversation: How do we get our ideas of the ground, how can we help you to start a new project? – Ham United Group
May 7 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Talk/Conversation: How do we get our ideas of the ground, how can we help you to start a new project?  - Ham United Group @ At Ham library, | England | United Kingdom

Join Ham United Group (HUG) to carry on the brainstorming and discussion about sustainability. Following up on ideas that might have come up at the two previous meetings, the following topics will lead the discussion on this day:

  • Can we use some of our ideas from the Ham Parade market?
  • What did we learn from that event?
  • How can we inspire and empower more people to care about where we live?

The meeting starts at 7:30. Tea & biscuits from 7:15.

For more information about HUG please visit https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/