Events for Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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  • Minibeast Safari Week

    • Monday, 13 August 2018 - Friday, 17 August 2018 at 11:00 - 16:00
    • Location: Birdworld, Holt Pound, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LD
    • Cost: Usual admission prices apply. Please visit www.birdworld.co.uk for more details.

    Join Birdworld to celebrate Minibeast Safari Week!

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    Throughout the week, the Birdworld Education team will run lots of bug-themed activities for visitors including bug classification tasks and games.

    Visitors can all take part in bug-themed arts and crafts, raise money for the Birdworld Conservation Fund with games and follow a specially-designed creepy crawly activity trail.

    The keepers also carry out their regular daily talks and shows such as penguin and pelican feeding and of course, Birdworld’s famous outdoor flying display.

    Find out more

    See www.birdworld.co.uk for more details about pricing.

    Contact: 01420 22140 / 22992 or email info@birdworld.co.uk for more details.

  • Janine Partington: Maker in Focus

    • Saturday, 28 July 2018 - Saturday, 8 September 2018
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
    • Cost: Free admission

    Bristol-based designer-maker Janine Partington combines the traditional craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary designs in her latest showcase at the New Ashgate Gallery.

    Grasses___Janine_Partington_2017___vitreous_enamel_on_copper_panel_1Enamelling is the art of fusing glass onto metal. Janine's work is created mainly using the technique of dusting powdered vitreous enamel over hand-cut stencils onto copper then fired at a temperature of 800°C.

    As the metal cools, the true colours of the panel emerge. It takes multiple short firings to create a finished piece of work, and whilst her years of experience in mastering her skill can shape the outcome, so much of enamelling and the final artwork are left to the mercy of the material itself.

    The New Ashgate Gallery is pleased to present Janine’s new collection of hand-carved leather; a bold new direction for Janine as a part of her recent MA studies which we’re delighted to show.

    Janine takes inspiration from the shape of things around her. In particular she is inspired by trees, flowers, leaves and seed heads, their inherently graphic lines and shapes within. Exploiting the sensitive relationship between the copper and enamel is at the heart of her work. Janine is constantly playing with the materials, seeing where they can take her.

    Enamel is a versatile, durable, strong and impervious material which is well-suited for every room in the home or workspace from kitchen to bathroom, from washroom to boardroom. The inherent qualities of the enamel, its sheen and interplay with light bring something new and very tactile into a living space.

    Find out more

    Visit the New Ashgate Gallery website

  • Volunteering at Broadwater Park

    • Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - Wednesday, 19 September 2018 at 10:00 - 13:00
    • Location: Broadwater Park
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions are run on the third Wednesday of the month. Meet at the Old Stable Block, next to the community centre off Summers road, GU7 3BH. Sessions led by James.

    Wednesday 15 August

    Woodland management work in clearings near the boundary with the golf course.

    Wednesday 19 September

    Clearing weeds and grass from hedge along school boundary.

  • Volunteering at Farnham Park

    • Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at 09:30 - 12:30
    • Location: Farnham Park
    • Cost: Free

    Assist us with the management of this historic deer park.

    We run a volunteer session every Wednesday morning. 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 Nick.

    Wednesday 1 August

    Himalayan balsam removal. Meet at Oast House Lane.

    Friday 3 August

    Ragwort pull. Meet at Parliament Road.

    Wednesday 8 August

    Himalayan balsam removal. Meet at Motorway Bridge.

    Wednesday 15 August

    Himalayan balsam removal and path clearance. Meet at YoYo Pond.

    Wednesday 22 August

    Vegetation/path clearance. Meet at St James' Avenue entrance.

    Wednesday 29 August

    Bridge install and vegetation cutting. Meet at Nutshell Lane.

    Wednesday 5, 12, 19, and 26 September

    Scrub clearance: We will be clearing scrub in the grazing area to make new areas accessible for the cattle. Meeting place to be confirmed.

    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, 1 August 2018 - Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at 10:00 - 15:30
    • Location: Frensham Common
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions 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.

    Unless otherwise specified, meet at 10:00 at the Frensham Pond visitor centre, Bacon Lane, Churt, GU10 2QB. Sessions led by Darren.      

    Wednesday 1 August

    Toad Pond Maintenance: We will spend the day maintaining the natterjack toad ponds and surrounding terrestrial habitat. This will involve cutting the grassy areas directly in front of the ponds but will also focus on the surrounding areas.

    Wednesday 15 August

    Site Maintenance: Sessions in August are subject to change due to site visitor pressure but will focus on reactive, site maintenance works.

    Wednesday 22 August

    Wildlife Survey: The final survey day of the summer programme. In addition to adding to the data gathered so far during the daytime surveys, we will also be heading out after dark to survey bats, moths and nightjars. The evening session will run from 1 hour before sunset at the Great Pond car park.

    Wednesday 29 August

    Site Maintenance: Sessions in August are subject to change due to site visitor pressure, but will focus on reactive, site maintenance works.

    Wednesday 5 September

    Gorse coppicing: Today we will be coppicing overgrown and straggly path side gorse to increase fire break potential and create more diversity of vegetation structure.

    Wednesday 19 September

    Gorse coppicing: Today we will continue with coppicing overgrown and straggly path side gorse to increase fire break potential and create more diversity of vegetation structure.

    Wednesday 26 September

    Gorse coppicing: Today we will be working to coppice a large area of gorse, providing more sunlight to the ground flora, introducing diversity of structure and reducing the overall risk of fire.

    More information

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

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