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Grow Heathrow 4th Birthday Party

Posted: January 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

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* SAVE THE DATE: 4TH BIRTHDAY PARTY, Saturday 1st March  *

The past year has been filled with more growing, renewable energy, sustainable building, and much more. 2014 will see us in to our 4th Birthday celebration at Grow Heathrow… (Yes, get ready)

Saturday 1st March from 1pm at Grow Heathrow. Plus Pre-Birthday performance, ‘Three Acres and a Cow’ Land Rights Performance, Friday 28th February from 5pm at Grow Heathrow

We’re breaking last year’s record of over 100 pizzas in our wood-fired clay oven, with a bigger feast, more face painting, seed sowing, arts, more live music and of course the famous bike-powered sound system. Bring your friends and family, and come on down…

Plus, check out our legal update here and come down to site to check out some of our 2013 additions such as the finished straw bale house, artistic totem pole, the new gasifying wood burner and help us kick off our 5th year with a bang.

See you there!

More info and address/directions here:

http://www.transitionheathrow.com/grow-heathrow/

info[at]transitionheathrow.com


Sun 15 Sep: Harvest Festival & Community Food Growers’ Network Jamboree

Posted: August 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Events, Gardening Club | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Community Food Growers’ Network summer harvest jamboree is coming up on Sunday the 15th September at Grow Heathrow.

Full information is copied in below so tell your friends and come along for an afternoon of gardening fun. The day will include horticultural games, workshops of many shapes and sizes, an allotment produce competition, a shared dinner and plenty of dancing.

Outline of the Day:

11:30 – 12 Arrive and have tea.

12 – 1 Site Tour of Grow Heathrow and practical Horticulture session. This is a chance to have a tour of the garden with one of the growers and learn more about the site. There will also be a parallel workshop on saving your own seed: an introduction to the politics, poetics and practices of seed saving in community gardens.

1 – 2 Lunch: Bring a contribution to share.

2 – 3 Workshops: ‘Growing to sell in a community food setting’ and ‘An introduction to the Landworkers Alliance and La Via Campesina in the UK’.

3 – 5:45 Horticultural games and allotment produce competition: The famous horticultural games will be held to include salad tossing, potato and knife race and sack race. Prizes and prestige to be won. Taste based allotment produce competition – entrants to bring 2 pieces of their best leaf, root and fruit, which will be judged on taste by a panel of experts.

6 -7 Closing CFGN plenary.

7 – 9 Shared Feast, Music and Dancing: Please bring along a contribution of your produce for the shared dinner, which will be prepared in the afternoon, or a contribution in kind. There will be music and dancing too.

Face painting and crafts alongside the events all day!

Allotment produce competition: Gardeners from all over London will be taking part in the great taste based produce competition. Anyone wishing to enter should bring along 2 pieces of their best root, fruit and leaf. Remember we are using botanical terms here so your tomatoes and cucumbers will be considered fruit.

Sharing Food: Bring along some of your harvest, or a donation to cover costs. Produce will be cooked up into a shared lunch and dinner with some special pizza from the clay oven.

Thanks to Jonathan Goldberg for putting together the awesome photo montage of our third birthday party: jongoldberg.co.uk


Costume Making Crafternoons for Hayes Carnival, Sat 6th July

Posted: June 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Cool Projects, Events, Residents | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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Come to Grow Heathrow on Saturday 6th of July from 2pm – 6pm to make your very own costume for the Hayes Carnival procession.

Exploring ways to recycle textiles and clothes creatively, the theme of this year’s carnival is Hayes, past, present and future.

For more information email info@transitionheathrow.com or call 07890751568.


Hayes Carnival, Sat 13 July

Posted: June 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Cool Projects, Education, Events, Residents | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Hayes Carnival 2013 Poster Flyer LR

The highlight of the Transition Heathrow year is coming up on Saturday 13th July – that’s right, it’s Hayes Carnival time!

Be there.

Hayes Carnival 2013 Poster Flyer LR map

We’re incredibly proud and honoured by our past awards for best float and best eco-float. This year’s going to be the best yet. You’ll have to see it to believe it.


Hayes Carnival 2012

Posted: July 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Roll up! Roll up! Transition Heathrow hits the Hayes Carnival for our fourth successive year of fun, frolics and frivolity! All, of course, brought to you with minimal environmental impact and maximum sparkle.

Grab some tea and cake from the rocket stove cafe, mix up a delicious smoothie on our bike-powered smoothie-maker, find some fab free clothes in the Free Shop, learn about growing your own food and take some plants away to get yourself started, or join in with some arts and crafts making beautiful things to take home!

And once you’re tired of all that, we’ll be chilling out in the sun (fingers crossed!) by our big top tent, with live bands through the afternoon including local acts ‘Colour Me Purple’ and ‘The Tuts’  as well as our classic mix of folksy goodness – all powered by renewable energy.

We will also be defending our title in the procession, with a hot new upgrade on our bicycle float. We’d really love it if you could join us for the parade – bring your bike and we’ll help you decorate it, so you can join our bike block! We’re going for a Mayan look this year (the theme is 2012, so we’ve chosen the apocalyptic interpretation) – get yourself dressed up or we’ll dress you on arrival. Meet at 12.30 at Hayes End Rec for a 1pm departure – we’ll be with the bicycle sound system! If you can’t make the procession, we’d love to see you through the afternoon in Barra Hall Park!

More information can be found on the Hillingdon Council website here: http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/index.jsp?articleid=16259


Grow Heathrow Mid-Summer Fest!

Posted: June 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , | No Comments »

It’s time to celebrate the season! Come and join us at Grow Heathrow for an open day of seasonal delights on Sunday 24th of June from 12 onwards. It’s a great opportunity for a first visit if you’ve never been before and a perfect excuse to come back for those who have.

Fun for all family and friends.

There will be foraging, home made pizzas, picking and eating home grown goodies and general summer revelry.

For directions to Grow Heathrow, click here.

See you all there!! SPREAD THE WORD!


Photos from Grow Heathrow’s birthday party

Posted: March 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: | No Comments »

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the photos from the day are now up on our flickr site. Check them out HERE


Hayes town to play host to September festival

Posted: September 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , | No Comments »

In the finest tradition of EMI, and its link with HAYES, the town centre will once again come alive with LIVE MUSIC, ART and CULTURE, as local radio station 91.8 Hayes FM, puts the fun back into our area with a 9-day HAYES TOWN FESTIVAL at the end of SEPTEMBER.

The festival will run from the 18th to the 26th September and will bring together some of the finest local talent from the world of Rock, Pop, Classical, Acoustic, World and Asian music, that also aims to highlight some of the many activities currently being undertaken in the area. The hope is that it will bring more people to the town centre in Hayes.

Its just not about the music, the weeklong event will also offer a fun and exciting line up of activities including workout exercises, dancing, street performers with a  varied range of stalls from Hillingdon NHS, Age UK as well Fair Trade from 12 midday to 2pm.

The 9-day festival is being supported by Hillingdon Community trust with support from Hillingdon Training. The programme launches on the 18th with the finest local dance groups, Bollywood Dancers, even a Micheal Jackson dancer, with street performers.

Local MP, John McDonnell, himself a Beatles fan, said, ” From the  early days of EMI through to the 1960s when the Beatles records  were produced here, Hayes has played a had a place in the history of Rock and Pop and Modern culture”

Sutish Sharma, Manager of Hayes FM, said, “this is a  great opportunity for people to watch and hear some of our brightest local talent, as well as people from all over the place to come to Hayes town and connect with the place that for many years was a centre of all that was great about British music, arts and culture”

What makes this programme unique for the area, is that for the very first time, music art and culture is being used to reinvigorate the town, and support local business.

People can tune in on a regular basis for updates by tuning in on 91.8 FM wave band or log on www.hayesfm.org