Community Haystack 2018

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 30th Jun 2018


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Join the Community Haystacks Team to celebrate the sixth annual Community Haystacks event in one of London's last remaining ancient pieces of semi-natural marshland, Walthamstow Marshes.

Scything workshops

10:30 - 12:30

Learn how to scythe with scything expert Ida Fabrizio. Refreshments and equipment will be provided.

Prices are £20 per session, (£10 for concessions).

To book a place email [email protected]

Scything competition

13:00 - 14:30

We are running a scything competition on the Marshes, with local food prizes so sharpen your blades and join us for some urban mowing.

Ranger Ramble

13:00 - 15:00

Join a guided tour around the marshes with park Ranger Eamonn Lawlor. Meet at the entrance to the Lee Valley Ice Centre.

Nature Deficit Clinic

15:00 - 17:00

For a few hours only this ground breaking clinic is setting up shop on the marshes. Get your ad-hoc prescription from our special nature Deficit Clinic team. No charges.

For the good of the village

16:00 - 17:00

Sit down for an informal talk with invited guests to talk about Cultures of Communing, Nature Deficit Disorder in the city and doing things for the 'good of the village' with Ida Fabrizio (Castle Garden and SABI) Michael Smythe (Phytology and Urban Mind and Kathrin Bohm (Myvillages and Company Drinks).

Haystack, Picnic and Music

15:00 - 20:00

Come along to help us build a large community haystack on the marshes. Bring your own picnic and enjoy some live music from 17:00 onwards.

Haystack, Picnic and Music

All day

A large area of the marshes will be dedicated to scything, and open to those who already know how to scythe.

Contact and Booking Details

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 30th Jun 2018


Booking details and information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

2018-06-30 2018-06-30 Europe/London Community Haystack 2018 Learn how to cut hay, or just enjoy the fun at this annual scything festival. Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes,Lea Bridge Road,Leyton,London


Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes,

Lea Bridge Road,
E10 7QL

Nearest tube and train stations to Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes


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