New Orchard for New Beckton Park
You’d never guess it during the rush hour, but there are more trees in London than people. And our urban forest is about to grow a little bigger. Newham Council are working with Trees for Cities to plant 20 fruit and nut trees in New Beckton Park. When they’re fully grown, passers-by will be able to pick delicious damsons, apples, plums, pears, and more from this free orchard. Sign up to get your hands dirty at the community planting event. A hot lunch is provided, and so are trees, gloves, and tools.
For your visit
Community basketball club for 8 to 18 year-olds from Newham, in partnership with UEL.
Art & Culture
Sample an impressive range of art events and workshops, or just the great coffee, at this Bow Arts caff.
State-of-the-art UEL sport facilities, offering martial arts, table tennis, badminton, and more.
Join the Docks
Our Docks: Local history family fun
Sun 22 Sep, 12-4pm
Join us at the Museum of London Docklands, housed inside a magnificent Grade I listed sugar warehouse on West India Quay, to voyage through the rich history of London’s docks at this family fun day.
Join the Docks
Our Docks: Compressor House community history event
Sun 29 Sep, 1-4pm
Visit Compressor House, a historic building not usually open to the public, originally built as a refrigerated storage facility in 1914. Discover the history of the site, the people who worked and lived around the Royal Docks and the role London’s docks played in making East London what it is today.