Talks & Events
Our Spring Fair starts at 10am outside the Project, raising funds for all our activities and Outreach work
There will be lots of wonderful bric-a-brac to browse through as well as lovely jewellery, craft-work, wonderful hand-made toys and delicious treats. You can also enter our tombola and raffle
Saturday Movie & Sports afternoons – Free at The Project
As part of our Warm Spaces funding from Wandsworth Council, The Furzedown Project is happy to announce the launch of our first weekend activity.
Every Saturday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm we are offering a FREE drop-in session to watch a classic movie or/and the latest sporting event. Entry is free and everyone is welcome, and we will also be providing lunch and refreshments for attendees.
The first film we showcased was the classic Hitchock film Rebecca (1940) starring Joan Fontaine and Lawrence Olivier, which was popular – as was the popcorn! In April we will be showing Mildred Pearce, The African Queen, All about Eve and South Pacific. We’re happy to put on anything that is of interest in the future, so please make a request of what you’d like to see. Any questions please contact James on firstname.lastname@example.org
As we face soaring energy prices this winter, The Furzedown Project hopes to run FREE workshops on how to reduce your energy bills. The first ones in 2022 were very successful and we hope to do more.
This is in partnership with South West London Energy Advice Partnership (SWLEAP) (Habitats & Heritage and CREW Energy). It provides free energy advice across the London Boroughs of Richmond, Wandsworth and Merton to anyone in fuel poverty. To find out more about them visit: www.swleap.org.uk
The Furzedown Project’s first ever Wellbeing Day on Friday 1th June, was a great success. We had a wide range of events to address peoples physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.
We are looking forward to our talks returning and in 2023 had the wonderful Theresa (who’s aunt is a member of The Project) bring in costumes from BBC’s Strictly Show and gave a fascinating talk. 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 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. Little did we know that three years down the line, they have been a resounding success, proving not only very popular with our members, but also with members of our local Furzedown community.
Topics are based on the interests and skills of our members. We have had over twelve talks on subjects which include: Alternative Therapies, local history, Music Hall and Christmas traditions, Knitting and Crafts, Healthy Eating, Patterns in Asian Culture, History of E & A Wates and the Old Toy Museum.
The talks usually lasted approximately 2 hours, with a special musical talk and entertainment just before Christmas. We’re very fortunate to have a very talented group of members, tutors and local contacts who offer to share their expertise and experience with us.
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. Please come along when you see a notice in the newsletter or on the website and enjoy one of our talks.