News

Spring Fayre Update

Our annual Spring Fayre on Saturday 19th May was a huge success. Over 2000 people enjoyed perusing the stalls, taking a chance on our tombola draw, and sampling a variety of foods and drink. The chapel was filled with music and song, and the tours were all well attended. Abney Park Trust would like to thank all attendees and stall holders who gave their support - we managed to raise over £1000 towards future projects.

 

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TimeOut Love London Awards Winner

This year 65,000 people London-wide voted for their favourite parks, restaurants and local spots. Abney Park is thrilled to have been voted ‘Most Loved Local Landmark in Dalston and Stoke Newington’. We would like to extend a big thank-you to all who voted, our supporters, and those who appreciate the unique charms of Abney.
See TimeOut for details, and other local winners.

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Trustees Sought for Abney Park

Are you passionate about Abney Park? Have you thought about joining the Trust team? Abney Park Trust aims to protect and promote the site, provide education, recreation and leisure opportunities and balances needs with local community involvement through transparent management. We are currently looking for several new trustees to help with this. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email info@abneypark.org with 'Potential Trustee' as the subject. Further details are on the next page.

Please apply by Friday 29th June 2018.

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May Forest School

Join us for our Forest School at Abney Park this May. Abney Park is a beautiful nature reserve in the heart of Stoke Newington. With veteran trees and an abundance of wildlife, it is a wonderful setting for our Forest School. We will explore the wonders of the forest, build dens, go on nature walks, make natural art and craft, play some fun woodland games, plus a lot more.

29 May to June 1st
£40 per day per child / £150 for full 4 days
To book, email -
info@inthesticks.org.uk

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Watts restoration funding goal reached

This year is the 270th anniversary of the death of Isaac Watts, celebrated poet and hymn writer who lived at Abney House. Time has taken its toll on his memorial statue, and one of the hands was lost. Last year Abney Park Trust launched an appeal for its restoration. The target has now been reached, in a large part due to the generosity of Talbot Underwriting, a City of London insurance firm, who had come to know Abney by involvement in the volunteer programme. Restoration works will be carried out this year.

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Bronterre O'Brien Commemoration

Melissa Benn, writer and campaigner, will give this year’s Bronterre O'Brien address, at radical Victorian politician O'Brien's grave in the evocative surroundings of Hackney's Abney Park cemetery. O'Brien fought, as a Chartist, for a free, untaxed press, universal suffrage and parliamentary reform in the 19th century.

Saturday 5th May, 11 am
Free,
All are welcome

Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High Street


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Park opening times

Abney Park is open from
8 am year round and
closes at varying times.
The current opening
hours are
8 am – 8.30 pm daily.

 

 

 

The Visitors Centre

Is usually open from
10 am – 4 pm, daily.

Times may vary so
please call before
making a special visit.

 

Contact Details

Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street,
London N16 0LH 
Tel: 0207 275 7557
info@abneypark.org
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