Things to do this weekend


Eid Festival 2014 – Saturday 2 August 2014 – starts at 12:00 noon at Trafalgar Square

Highlights include a food festival where you can sample a host of delicious cuisines from across the world. There’ll be Malaysian, Turkish, South Asian, Egyptian, Lebanese, Indonesian, Arabic and more. You can also enjoy live music and performances, while there’s also a range of fun activities for children to try like face-painting, henna, calligraphy and sports.

Eid Festival is a free Mayor of London event to mark the end of Ramadan.


Croydon Airport Open Day – Sunday 3 August 2014

The original control tower is now home to the Croydon Visitor Centre displaying original memorabilia from the days when Airport House operated as Croydon Airport. It’s open on the first Sunday of each month and a visit is highly recommended. For more information please contact the Society directly


Great North Wood Walk – Sunday 3 August 2014 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join London Wildlife Trust and Friends of One Tree Hill for a great walk, covering Honor Oak Park, Crystal Palace Park, Cox’s Walk and Sydenham Hill Wood. 

It’s a four mile walk taking in the beautiful Cox’s Walk, the history laden Sydenham Hill Wood and Dulwich Wood. The walk aims to celebrate the natural and cultural history of the local area, once known as the Great North Wood. The wood was a vast complex of commons and woods which once stretched from Deptford to Sellhurst, parts of which were noted in the Domesday Book in 1086. The Great North Wood is still thriving today in the string of ecologically rich nature reserves and green spaces, which make up its remnants. 

The walk will cover about four miles, so clothing suitable for the conditions and suitable footwear as well as water and necessary refreshments is recommended. 

The walk is free, and booking is not necessary, dogs must be kept on a lead throughout. More info on


PAGB e-News No. 122 (which also contains e-News 121)

To read the latest issue please click on this link


Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy

Just a few more weeks to view theSummer Exhibition at the Royal Academy which closes on 17 August 2014.