Myatt’s Fields Park is hosting a lively programme of free events and activities involving nature, food, wellbeing and music over the rest of the summer. Full details are on the website.
The park first opened in 1889 and is a Grade II listed Victorian park in south London, between Brixton and Camberwell. It has a nature area, greenhouse, Little Cat Café, playground, sports facilities and spaces for hire. The park was voted 9th most loved park in Britain 2015. It is run by a charity, Myatt’s Fields Park Project, in partnership with Lambeth council.
WHAT’S ON IN MYATT’S FIELDS PARK OVER THE SUMMER
Live music on the Bandstand
Every Sunday until 17 September, 3pm-5pm. Bandstand, FREE
Stop Look Listen will be hosting acoustic sets on the bandstand from the best new music acts from London and beyond. If you would like to perform email Stop Look Listen with a link to your music and the subject “Bandstand music.”
Every Friday throughout August, 1pm, FREE
Join the vegetarian feast cooked by park volunteer Saskia using surplus food supplied by Brixton Pound. Everyone’s welcome.
Yoga in the park
Tuesdays and Saturdays in August, various times, FREE (donations welcome)
All’s Well Yoga sessions in the park with Sarah Richardson, local yoga teacher and author of 365 days of Yoga. Classes include sessions for different levels, chair yoga, and yoga for teenagers. Full dates, times and information here.
Learn to ride!
Saturday 2 September, 10am-4pm. Cormont Road entrance. FREE
Cycle training for children, run by Peddle my Wheels and Lambeth council, plus a pop-up second-hand bike stall. No need to book, just pop over with your bike and helmet.
Thursday 14 September, 7.25-8.30pm. Meet by the Cafe. FREE
Join Lambeth council’s ecology officer, Dr Iain Boulton for an evening bat walk on the search for the bats in the park! You’ll use bat detectors to try and detect them and, hopefully, spot a few! Places are limited to 20 people, all welcome but book in advance. Contact Sara to book.
Sunday 24 September, timing TBC. Bandstand. FREE.
The annual harvest festival will be back with live music, delicious locally cooked treats and maybe a few farmyard animals (tbc). More details to follow.
Friday gardening club
Every Friday, ongoing, 9.30-11.30am. Meet at the Depot, FREE
Meet gardener Taye and get involved with hands on gardening tasks including growing plants in the greenhouse, shrub bed maintenance and other park activities. Trips to other green spaces in London are also organised. If you’re interested in coming along, contact Sara.
Tuesdays 1pm-4pm, ongoing, Greenhouse, FREE
Join community gardener Fabrice in the Greenhouse on to get your green fingers going!