Talks & Events

Plant & Plug Event

Saturday 9 March at 10:30am to 2pm 

The Furzedown Project would like to invite you to the official opening ceremony of their community vegetable garden in Streatham Bowls Club, Pringle Gardens SW16 1SH

Come along at 10.30 am to meet the Furzedown Project team and volunteers. And plant and plug some vegetables that you can enjoy in a few months.  We will have plenty to share.

  • 11.00 There will be a talk by local ecologist Tom Dibbs on ecologically sensitive food growing.
  • 11.45 am Official opening by the Deputy Mayor of Wandsworth
  • 12.00pm The opportunity to select your chosen vegetables to plant in the community garden- we will have plenty to share.
  • Join us for refreshments afterwards  in the Gazebo and a relaxing Qigong session.

Please confirm your attendance to ensure we have enough for everyone! We look forward to seeing you there!

Open to everyone. Suggested donation: £2 members £3 non-members. Spaces are limited, please book and pay in advance at The Furzedown Project reception.

Project’s Spring Fayre

Saturday 16 March 10am to 2pm

Lots of easter treats and great spring bargains! Please tell your friends and neighbours – raising money for The Project

Tips on Trips

Falls Prevention Talk

Mon 11 March, 2 to 4pm

A special talk with tips on preventing falls, with a Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist from St Johns Therapy Centre.

Transport is available.  Please book at reception. Suggested donation: £2 members £3 non-members.

Pub Lunch

Fri 19 April 

Pub Lunch at Fairmile Pub, Cobham.

£7 Spaces limited, please book at reception or email

Furzedown Voices

We are looking forward to lots of different talks in 2024. Recent highlights included the wonderful Theresa (who’s aunt is a member of The Project) who brought in costumes from BBC’s Strictly Show, and some wonderful talks from local authors and historians.

If you have any thoughts about what you’d like to hear, have any connections or could give a talk yourself please let us know.

Way back in 2014 we first  discussed the possibility of having a couple of talks on topics which might be of interest to our members. We started off with Helen Long, who told us some fascinating stories about the history of Furzedown and subjects have included: Wartime bombing raid, Tooting wine, Alternative Therapies, local history, Music Hall and Christmas traditions, Knitting and Crafts, Healthy Eating, Patterns in Asian Culture, History of E & A Wates, the Old Toy Museum and a special musical talk and entertainment at Christmas…. The talks usually lasted approximately 2 hours, they have been a resounding success, proving not only very popular with our members, but also with members of our local Furzedown community. .

Below are the posters used for our talks. We have included photos where we can, and we hope it will give you a flavour of the variety of our talks. 

Photos and posters of our previous talks.

The Furzedown Project.

91/93 Moyser Road, London SW16 6SJ

Call: 020 8677 4283

Charity Number 1076087