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Laurel Park Arts is happy to announce this summer’s four events: a festival of arts, spirit, history and nature, as we begin to emerge from the pandemic!

VISITING CHURCH SERVICES IN THE TABERNACLE

July 13, 20, and 27: The First Churches, 10 am. All are welcome to join in.

GUIDED NATURE TOUR OF LAUREL PARK

SATURDAY JULY 10, 10am:

Peter Russell, a keen amateur mycologist and neighbor at #7, will lead a tour of the park, including around the Tabernacle, the community garden, and some of the lanes, at a gentle pace. The event may last an hour and a half, but people will be welcome to stop when they are tired. This event is mainly for residents, but you are welcome to bring guests.

Included in the tour will be:

  • How to identify different types of trees
  • How to eat different types of trees (some parts of most of them are edible!)
  • Invasive species and disease
  • Laurel Park in the context of natural ecosystems and the history of human management
  • Associated mushrooms

About Peter: He trained originally as a botanist in salt marsh biology, and moved on to survey ancient woodlands in Wales before getting sidetracked by a career in finance. In later years Peter has developed a passion for mushrooms, performing several surveys including ancient grasslands indicators for the Uk National Trust. Nowadays he spends his spare time at no 7 studying fungi in his biolab (porch)!

A MOVEABLE FEAST OF THE ARTS OF LAUREL PARK

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 14TH:

Musicians and artists of all kinds, who live in or are connected to Laurel Park, will share their gifts outside their houses and around the park, for residents and friends to roam around and enjoy! There will be a map and a schedule to where it’s all happening on the day; refreshments will be available. Rain day: Sunday August 15th. There is room for all, please let us know if you’d like to participate! Contact Liz at lizduffyadams@gmail.com.

LAUREL PARK HISTORY AND A CENTURY OF THE BAKER FAMILY

Late summer, date to come.