Halloween (Saturday) Night

Saturday 29 October, 6-11pm We’re hoping junior ghouls and witches and bigger ones too, will dress rehearse their spooky Halloween costumes, with a visit to the Garden this Saturday. All of the pumpkin lanterns will be lit up for their penultimate specatacular show, and we’ll have music from Newton ‘Four Aces’ Dunbar. We’ll be selling […]

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Spooky pizza-making for half-term holidays

Tuesday 25 October, 2-4pm Design your own spooky pizza for Halloween with Chef David and the team from ‘Lattos Pizzas’, before baking it in the Garden’s wood-fired oven. The half-term workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11, although younger children are very welcome, as long as their parent or carer works alongside […]

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Halloween House creatures

Wednesday 26 October, 2-3pm & 3-4pm Help puppet maker Hyunjung Choi & artist Sandra Keating fill our special ‘Halloween House’ (donated by our friends at Anorak Magazine) with bats, cats & spiders! These workshops take place inside the cosy Pineapple House at the Garden. The half-term workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – […]

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Wild Masks

Thursday 27 October, 2-3pm & 3-4pm Help puppet maker Hyunjung Choi & artist Sandra Keating fill our special ‘Halloween House’ (donated by our friends at Anorak Magazine) with bats, cats & spiders! These workshops take place inside the cosy Pineapple House at the Garden. The half-term workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – […]

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Spooky pizza-making for half-term holidays

Friday 28 October, 2-4pm Design your own spooky pizza for Halloween with Chef David and the team from ‘Lattos Pizzas’, before baking it in the Garden’s wood-fired oven. The half-term workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11, although younger children are very welcome, as long as their parent or carer works alongside […]

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Take part in our 2016 Pumpkin Lantern Show!

Saturday 22 October, 12 – 5pm & Sunday 23 October, 12 – 4pm It’s time for Dalston’s annual ‘Halloween Pumpkin Lantern Show’! All shapes and sizes of pumpkins will be waiting to be transformed by children and young people over a marathon weekend of carving. The weekend ends with all the lanterns lit up together in […]

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Smear Garden – Hackney artists’ exhibition

Friday 23 September from 6pm – Sunday 25 September (during garden opening times, 11am -11pm) “We are interested in the wild versus the cultivated (slugs and caryatids), emotional baggage, interspecies intimacy, inefficiency, and in fantasy, heart break and laughter.” Smear Garden is an evolving exhibition of four Hackney-based artists – Claire Blundell-Jones, Stephanie Farmer, Natasha LaForce […]

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Love Dart

Love Dart by Hermione Spriggs is part of the Smear Garden exhibition at the Curve Garden 23-25 September 2016 “The verb “to dart” is not a notion I easily associate with slugs and snails. “Love”, however, maybe. I once witnessed a slug, centrally placed on a gravel path in a London park, lustfully entwining itself […]

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Slugs: Can We Forgive Them?

Sunday 25 September 2016, 4pm Slugs are a part of British life, and not always a popular one with gardeners! But these ultra-specialised snails are not all bad, and some have much to teach us. Their surprising evolution, behaviour and diversity (as well as ways to control them) will be showcased by mollusc specialist Dr Ben Rowson from […]

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Open House 2016 – Free Talks

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September 2016, 2 & 4pm Come along to one of our free talks on 17 or 18 September for Open House 2016 to find out how many hands transformed this space into much needed green space for Dalston!

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