Onslow Park

Mural Painting – Update no 2

On 10th September we had a mural celebration in Onslow Park to thank children and adults for all their hard work with free ice cream, mural based cakes and an epic mural poem from Rob Gee. Thanks also to Near Neighbours for funding the mural.

Mural Painting – Update no 1

We have now finished painting our mural in the park – see the images below. The animals and plants were drawn by children who use the park and then put into a beautiful design which everyone helped to paint on the wall.

Mural Painting

During the school holidays we will be painting a mural on a wall in Onslow Park. Come along and join in! The dates are:

Sunday 16th July 1pm – 4pm – design workshop in the park

Wednesday 19th July, Friday 21st, Sunday 23rd, Tuesday 25th July 9am – 4.30pm painting mural – weather permitting.

For more information contact Penny on 07414 465 695 or southhighfieldsneighbours@gmail.com

Funding for this project has been provided by

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Onslow Park Book Launch

Saturday 1st April  in Onslow Park saw the launch of our new book called Shared Spaces, People at Play,  which tells the stories of some of the women who go to the craft group ‘Krafty Women’ and some of the families who use the park.

Kajal Nisha Patel launched the book and Rehana Sidat, Linda Harding and Razif Abas also spoke about their positive experiences of the park and of ‘Krafty Women’.

The event was well attended, amongst those present were Cllr. Lucy Chaplin and two of our local police officers. Hot food and refreshments were provided.

We are grateful to Near Neighbours for funding for the book, copies of which are available for £5. Contact Penny on 07414 465695 to purchase your copy now.

A few photographs follow.

Mid-Winter Fun Day in Onslow Park – UPDATE

Despite the rain over 30 children came along to the Midwinter Fun Day on 29th January. It was just too wet to do anything outside other than look at the daffodils we had planted in the autumn which are now coming up.

After that we went into the gazebos and played pass the parcel, dressing up and other games; we made beautiful flower pictures and we read stories aloud. Soup and hot chocolate kept us all warm and there were books for everyone to take home. Highfields Children’s Centre also kindly gave us bubbles and paints to give away. Thanks to St. Peter’s Community Centre for the space to dry everything out the next day!

A few photographs follow:

Mid-Winter Fun Day in Onslow Park

This event will take place on Sunday 29 January 2017 from 2pm.

Everyone is welcome – if you wish to volunteer to help at the event please contact Penny to offer your assistance.

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Images from recent events in Onslow Park

Malaysia Day on Saturday 17th September 2016 was wonderful with amazing food – so many different dishes – and games, activities for children and an interesting exhibition explaining history, national flowers, beautiful places etc. It was well attended and enjoyed by everyone. Many thanks to Razif and his friends for organising this event, and for all the photographs.

The bulb planting on Sunday 18th September also went well with 15 children planting bulbs (daffodils and crocuses) in 2 corners of the park and also each taking home 3 daffodil bulbs in a pot so if the park ones don’t survive they can watch the ones at home grow.

Forthcoming events in Onslow Park

Saturday 17th September 2016 from 2pm -4pm  will be a Malaysia Day Celebration. Organised by Malaysian families who live in Skipworth Street and their friends, with support from South Highfields Neighbours and a ward grant, there will be a celebration of Malaysian culture with Malaysian food, drink, traditional games and a mini poster exhibition about their country. 16th September is actually Malaysia Day, a very special day for them, and they would like to share it with their neighbours but the next day, Saturday, is a better day to do it. Everything is free and everyone is welcome. It will be great fun!

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Sunday 18th September 2016 from 3pm -4pm, weather permitting, we will be planting daffodil bulbs with the children who use the park. If it is raining we will choose another day.

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