Thanks and well done to everyone who made today a massive success – thank you sun for shining! and thank you to the lovely Julia Donaldson for coming along and showing her support for the wood and meadow.
Tam’s West-End Festival Father’s Day sessions were brilliant, funny and captivating. If you missed Tales from Acorn Wood, Tam has filmed it, we’ll put it on here when it’s ready to view.
How could anyone want to build flats on this special outdoor community space!
Our next big event will be the Just So stories and some Hans Christian Anderson with Scottish author and writer Alasdair Gray, on the 30th of June. This event will close our West-End Festival Programme.
This photo of the North Kelvin Meadow and Children’s Wood team and Julia Donaldson is courtesy of Steve Welsh
We have an exciting week-end planned. On saturday (15th June) Author and storyteller Lari Don will read Little Red Riding Hood. Families are encouraged to stay and bring a picnic. There will be a second reading of Little Red Riding Hood in the afternoon for those who missed the morning session or who would like to see it again. Lots of Crafts, face painting and home baking.
On Sunday (16th) Tam Dean Burn will read a collection of Julia Donaldson favourites, with musical accompaniment from Andy Alston and Emma Schad. Tales from Acorn Wood in the morning and The Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child in the afternoon. Families can meet the Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child, face painting, crafts and more.
We’ve got a fantastic line up of activities and stalls for our Gala this SUnday (2nd June). There will be something for everyone. We hope to see you there. Join the conversation on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TheChildrensWood
We are delighted to learn today that Emily Cutts of the Children’s Wood and Douglas Peacock of the North Kelvin Meadow Campaign have been jointly short-listed in the Observer newspaper’s Ethical Awards “unsung local hero” category. This is a shortlist of around 5 out of 300 entries nationwide. It is a very welcome recognition of all the hard work they have put in. They have of course immediately said that it is a team effort by the whole community, and so it is, but Emily and Douglas have by far the strongest vision and perseverance of us all.
The nation’s “unsung local hero” will be chosen from the shortlist by popular vote from now to 24th May. To vote for Emily and Douglas, click the big button below, and to see the shortlist follow this link.
If you are new to this site, please take a look around, to see details of all the activities past and future in the Children’s Wood, to see videos about the land and a few of our events, and to see the celebrities, organisations and individuals who are supporting us. Visit our Facebook page also for the latest details and gossip.
The land is subject to a live planning application, which will come before the Planning Committee in the next few weeks. Glasgow City Council want to sell it to a private property developer for luxury flats. If you think this green oasis should be saved, the simplest and fastest action is to sign our petition - see the panel on the right. Share this petition with your friends. Sending a letter of objection direct to the Planning Committee will add a lot more weight – follow the Planning Application – How to Oppose link at the top of the page. Thank you for any support you can give us. This land is too precious to be built on.
Here is The North Kelvin Meadow and Children’s Wood West-End Festival programme. We are also hosting a primary school programme during the month of June. Please get in contact to find out more email@example.com or 07762029663
You can find out more about our events on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TheChildrensWood.
This week two local schools came to the Children’s Wood to participate in our Forest School sessions with Mike Brady, he also led some Forest School for families. They went really well, people made dens, swings, climbed ropes, made tea and had general outdoor fun. For some of the children this was the first time they done anything like this, and they loved it. We’re looking forward to Mike’s Forest School Club for schools next Friday, and to Joyce’s nursery to primary transition course with two local schools in a few weeks time. We have plans to run more outdoor learning sessions soon, we’ll keep you posted.
Come and join us for lots of fun activities for all of the family and community. This is part of the Children’s Wood West-end Festival Programme. See our events page for our other WEF activities for families. We also have a schools programme – get in contact to find out more.
2nd June, 2013, 10-4pm.