Events for 1 Nov 2017 - Thursday, 30 November 2017

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  • Volunteering at Summerlands woodland and pond

    • Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at 10:00 - 13:00
    • Location: Summerlands woodland and pond GU6 7DD
    • Cost: Free

    These sessions are led by James and will be from 10:00 - 13:00.

    Wednesday 18 October

    Bankside coppicing: Coppicing willows around the pond to allow more light to reach the water and keep the trees at a manageable size.  Meet at the pond beside Kiln Copse, GU6 7BW

    Wednesday 1 November

    Woodland management: Woodland improvement works to reduce holly cover. Meet behind the last property on the right hand side of Rydelands before the dead end, GU6 7DD.

    Wednesday 8 November

    Woodland management: Another morning of woodland improvement works to reduce holly cover. Meet at the southern end of the wood.

  • Volunteering at Frensham Common

    • Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - Wednesday, 28 March 2018 at 10:00 - 15:30
    • Location: Frensham Common
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions usually take place every Wednesday from 10:00 – 15:30, apart from the second Wednesday of the month where the session will instead be at Mare Hill Common.

    Meet at either 9:45 or 10:00 (see listing) at the Frensham Pond visitor centre, Bacon Lane, Churt, GU10 2QB. Sessions led by Darren.

    Wednesday 25 October

    Management of bronze age barrows: Today we will use the trusted combination of loppers and bowsaw to clear the barrows of vegetation. These scheduled ancient monuments are at risk of erosion, and the clearance of scrub is a requirement of our stewardship agreement. (Meet at 09:45)

    Wednesday 1 November 

    Clearing Rhododendron from the Axe Pond: The Axe pond on The Flashes has gradually been taken over by this prolific invasive species, and work will focus its gradual removal. (Meet at 09:45).

    Wednesday 29 November

    Clearing Rhododendron from the Axe Pond: We will continue removing this invasive shrub from around the Axe pond on The Flashes. (Meet at 09:45)

    Wednesday 6 December

    Clearing Rhododendron from the Axe Pond: A final session of Rhody clearance from the Axe pond on The Flashes. (Meet at 09:45)

    Wednesday 20 December

    Cut your own Christmas tree: Come and help clear the heathland of invasive pine scrub. Tea and coffee will be provided and you will be free to choose a native Scots pine Christmas tree for your efforts! Limited spaces; booking required via darren.hill@waverley.gov.uk (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 3 January

    Scrub clearance: In the first volunteer task of 2018, we will be clearing areas of heathland of invasive silver birch and pine scrub. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 17 January

    Scrub clearance: Continuing with clearing birch and pine scrub from the heathland. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 24 January

    Scrub clearance: Another day of clearing invasive birch and pine scrub from the heathland to preserve its open character. Meet at 10:00

    Wednesday 31 January  

    Scrub clearance: Our final session of clearing invasive birch and pine scrub from the heathland. Our efforts during this month will make this area more suitable for rare ground nesting birds and other specialised heathland wildlife. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 7 February

    Pine pulling: One of the big enemies of heathland management, pine saplings have spread across several areas of the Common. We will manually remove these saplings to help halt their colonisation. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 21 February

    Pine pulling: A second session of removing invasive pine saplings from the heathland. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 28 February

    Gorse management: Gorse is an essential part of the heathland landscape, but without management can become too large and leggy, thus reducing its value for wildlife and presenting a potential fire risk. We will be coppicing areas of gorse to promote a more compact and valuable growth form. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 7 March

    Gorse management: A second session of coppicing gorse to promote the more compact bushy growth which is of greatest benefit to heathland wildlife. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 21 March

    Preparing  a tern raft: Frensham Pond Sailing Club has generously donated a floating jetty to re-purpose as a new and improved raft for nesting terns. We will be fitting baffles to the sides, spreading gravel on the deck and providing shelter for future chicks before the finished raft is put into location ready for the breeding season. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 28 March          

    Preparing a tern raft - we will continue with making a floating jetty generously donated by the Frensham Pond Sailing Club into a raft for nesting terns. (Meet at 10:00)

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

  • Volunteering at Farnham Park

    • Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - Wednesday, 28 March 2018 at 09:30 - 12:30
    • Location: Farnham Park
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions take place every Wednesday morning from 9:30 – 12:30 to assist in the management of this historic deer park.

    Meet at 9.30am at the Farnham Park ranger’s office in the main car park on Folly Hill (GU9 0AU) or check site noticeboards and meet at the work location at 10am.

    Dates and tasks are subject to change – please check with site noticeboards or the ranger beforehand by calling 01252 717047.

    Sessions led by Robin.

    Wednesday 18 October

    Pond maintenance: removing invasive vegetation from our ponds to maintain open water and depths.

    Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November

    Scrub clearance: Clearing scrub to link glades and promote open-grown oak trees

    Wednesday 6, 13 & 20 December

    Hazel coppicing: Coppicing hazel stakes and binders to use for our hedge laying in the New Year.

    Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 January

    Hedge-laying: Continuing our traditional hedge laying along the Queen Mother’s Hedge

    Wednesday 7, 21 & 28 February

    Scrub clearance: Clearing scrub to link glades and promote open-grown oak trees

    Wednesday 7, 14, 21, & 28 March

    Scrub clearing and maintaining paths and gates

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

     

  • Surrey Artist of the Year Competition 2017

    • Saturday, 30 September 2017 - Saturday, 11 November 2017
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
    • Cost: Free

    The New Ashgate Gallery invites members of the public to come and vote for their favourite artist.

    Ali_Tomlin__Narrow_necked_bottleThe Surrey Artist of the Year competition is a partnership between the New Ashgate and the Surrey Artists Open Studios to celebrate the wealth of creative talent in Surrey. Starting in 2009, this aspirational exhibition offers a collective of local quality arts and craft as voted for by the public during open studio visits. The top scoring artists come together for a programme of events.

    There is a wide variety of artworks on show, all offering different materials and techniques: ceramics, glass, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and woodwork. The shortlisted artists are Adam Aaronson, Joanne Alwyn, Naomi Beevers, Mary Branson, Alex Freeman, Emma Godden, Nikki Hearnshaw, Christine Hopkins, Su Jameson, Jule Mallett, Katie Netley, Alison Orchard and Ali Tomlin.

    Again, during the exhibition, members of the public are encouraged to vote for an artist; and the artist with the most votes from public and judging panel, is named Surrey Artist of the Year 2017. The winner receives a bursary of £1,000 and a solo show. The competition is organised in partnership with the Surrey Open Studios. It is supported by the Patricia Baines Trust. Surrey Life magazine, which has a monthly section dedicated to the local art scene, is the official media partner of the competition. The season includes workshops for adults and artists.

    Find out more

    For more information on the exhibition and workshops for adults and artists, visit the New Ashgate Gallery website.

  • Denise Jaques: Winner of the 2016 Surrey Artist of the Year Competition: One Year On

    • Saturday, 30 September 2017 - Saturday, 11 November 2017
    • Location:
    • Cost: Free

    Denise Jaques is mixed media artist specialising in contemporary mosaics. She is the winner of Surrey Artist of the Year 2016 and is a member of BAMM (British Association for Modern Mosaics).

    Denise_Jaques___The_Pier_60cm_x_40cm_mixed_media_mosaicDenise Jaques is mixed media artist specialising in contemporary mosaics. She is the winner of Surrey Artist of the Year 2016 and is a member of BAMM (British Association for Modern Mosaics). Denise creates artwork for interior and exterior spaces. Her work has a strong sense of colour, pattern and rhythm, and plays with the idea of distorted reflections. She is fascinated with the journey of experimentation and excited by the unknown destination.

    Her recent artwork relates to places she has lived and loved. Denise has created a series of abstract landscapes and seascapes inspired by the Surrey countryside, Essex coast, and beyond. She uses the reflective qualities of glass to capture the ever-changing light on the natural environment.

    Denise also creates mosaics for exterior spaces. She has developed her craft to create fun, shimmering mosaic art for the garden. These pieces gently sway, projecting a scattering of ethereal reflections around the exterior space. If you would like to try mosaic making, contact the New Ashgate Gallery to book for Denise's workshops in the gallery.

    Find out more

    For further details about the Surrey Artist of the Year and future exhibitions at the gallery, visit the New Ashgate Gallery website.

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