Events for Wednesday, 6 September 2017

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  • Volunteering at Farnham Park

    • Wednesday, 6 September 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 6, 13, 20, 27 September 2017

    Scrub clearance: removing small bushes and trees to create open grown trees and link glades in areas of dense scrub.

    Wednesday 4, 11 and 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

     

  • Volunteering at Frensham Common

    • Wednesday, 6 September 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 6 September 2017

    Pathside Vegetation Management. We will be cutting back Gorse and Heather to create a more fire resistant structure. The work will be focused on the edges of paths and bridleway across the common. We will meet at 1000 at the rangers office before heading out on site. Tea, coffee and a welcome back cake will be provided!

    Wednesday 20 September 2017

    Pathside Vegetation Management. We will be cutting back Gorse and Heather to create a more fire resistant structure. The work will be focused on the edges of paths and bridleway across the common. We will meet at 1000 at the rangers office before heading out on site. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided as usual!

    Wednesday 4 October         

    Heather mowing: In the first of the new weekly winter tasks, we will be using the BCS mower to cut strips into the heather on The Flashes. The arising’s will be burnt on site, the first fire of the year! (Meet at 09:45)

    Wednesday 11 October       

    Heather mowing: We will be using the BCS mower to cut strips into the heather on The Flashes. The arisings will be burnt on site, providing some warmth for tea break! (Meet at 09:45)

    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

  • Views of Farnham: Part 2: John Bryce & Susie Lidstone

    • Saturday, 12 August 2017 - Saturday, 23 September 2017
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
    • Cost: Free admission

    Following on from a very successful Farnham Views Part 1, we are delighted to bring together two more local artists and their observations of the town and surrounding areas.

    Before retirement, John Bryce worked as a research scientist at the Royal Aerospace Establishment, Farnborough. He now pursues an active career as a painter and printmaker.

    As a wood engraver, John produces original limited edition prints. The process involves engraving an image onto an end-grain boxwood block. This is then inked and printed onto paper using a Victorian Albion Press.

    John is very influenced by the effects of light as they occur in the sky, on buildings and on water and he has tried to depict this in his recent wood engravings. He uses the engraving tools to cut a variety of marks on the block to express the drama and mood of an experienced event.

    Susie Lidstone has been painting seriously for some 30 years and works from her small studio in Farnham. Susie trained in fine art printmaking at West Surrey College of Art and Design and has gone on to accept commissions from all over the world. Susie is one of only a few women worldwide to be a full member of The Society of Architectural Illustration. Fascinated by the architecture of Farnham and all its alleyways, Susie enjoys capturing the hidden parts of Farnham and the shops that have gone but form so much of the history of the market town. Susie and John's work is shown with award-winning classic trugs by Jane Crisp, inspired by local heritage and low-tech processes.

    Find out more

    For further details, call 01252 713208 or visit the New Ashgate Gallery website

  • Maker in Focus: Mandy Cheng: The Graceful Minimalist

    • Saturday, 12 August 2017 - Saturday, 23 September 2017
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
    • Cost: Free admission

    Mandy Cheng's porcelain works are designed to look graceful and minimalist, they conjure a feeling of lightness and a sense of movement.

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    Mandy Cheng's porcelain works are designed to look graceful and minimalist, they conjure a feeling of lightness and a sense of movement. Her signature mesmerizing patterns mimic the vivid diversity of nature, but are not painted on. Using lamination method, the patterns are meticulously prepared by repeated cutting and layering of porcelain sheets. Her hands-on approach ensures every pattern is unique and unrepeatable. Being creative and technically minded, Mandy continues to develop the skills needed to overcome the combined challenges of the natural fragility of porcelain, the complex lamination method, and the difficulty of hand building thin walled larger works. Her beautiful creations are both functional and decorative: timeless collectible objects to behold and use.

    Find out more

    For further details, call 01252 713208 or visit the New Ashgate Gallery website.

  • Jane Wormell: Botanical Landscapes exhibition

    • Saturday, 12 August 2017 - Saturday, 23 September 2017
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
    • Cost: Free admission

    Jane works from a studio in North London where she has created a flower-filled courtyard garden, where she gathers the subjects that inspire her paintings.

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    Jane works from a studio in North London where she has created a flower-filled courtyard garden, where she gathers the subjects that inspire her paintings. Jane's work encompass small, intense studies of individual plants and large expansive canvases of hedgerows and flower borders. She is driven by her love of plants and the English landscape, and a quiet intensity and northern light infuses her work. She is interested in the structure of the plants but also the atmosphere they create and their relationship with the vegetation around them. Jane works in oil on linen, building up layers of colour to create carefully constructed, highly detailed paintings. An obsessive gardener, Jane is never happier than when sitting with a cup of tea and a seed catalogue amongst her plants.

    Find out more

    For further details, call 01252 713208 or visit the New Ashgate Gallery website

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