Climate Carnival events: Friday 29 October

Climate Carnival event details for Friday 29 October.

Events are shown in time order, from the earliest to the latest.

Urban Ecology Trail: Self-guided tour

Time: All day
Location: Across H&F
Sign up: None required

Our H&F Urban Ecology Trail has been launched as part of the Climate Carnival! This trail showcases some of the projects we’ve worked with our housing communities to deliver. Access the map and guide here and get your walking shoes on.

Breakfast briefing: Adapting to climate change

Time: 8:30am
Location: Online webinar
Sign up: Register for the adapting to climate change breakfast briefing (Eventbrite)

Climate change is happening here and now, so where we can’t mitigate, we must adapt. This talk will show how the steps we’re taking to protect our community will also help bring about a greener, safer and more resilient built environment. The talk will also cover how these techniques can be adapted into domestic gardens and allotments.

Craft activities at Flora Gardens Community Centre

This is a family-friendly event
Time: From 9:30am to 11:30am
Location: Flora Gardens Community Centre, W6 0UD
Sign up: None required 

Craft activities will be recycling everyday items for the children to create play items with. We will also be crafting mini-world globes and the story time book will be about climate change and looking after the planet. To highlight our message we will also be face painting the earth on the children.

Nature and crafts with Bubble & Squeak

This is a family-friendly event, targeted at 5 to 12 year olds
Time: 10am
Location: Old Oak Community Centre
Sign up: Please email

As part of the Climate Carnival, Bubble & Squeak will be running an activity morning with den building, nature walks, arts and crafts. This will be followed by a lunch for all participants. The event will be held at Old Oak Community Centre.

Tiny Forest Care Day

Time: From 10am to 11am
Location: Tiny Forest, Hammersmith Park
Sign up: Register for the Tiny Forest Care Day (Eventbrite)

In this hour 'care' session, we'll be helping our tiny forest thrive by getting rid of overgrown weeds and by doing a litterpick.

We'll start this session by explaining what a tiny forest is and why its such a great initiative to fight and adapt to climate change. We'll also point out what we want to keep and what is outcompeting our baby trees - so this session welcomes those who have never tried weeding before.

Rain Garden (SuDS) tour 

Time: 11:30am
Location: Starting outside Goldhawk Road Tube station
Sign up: Register for the Rain Garden (SuDS) tour (Eventbrite)

For this event we'll be touring the Shepherds Bush and White City areas to see some of our favourite rain gardens and other SuDS features (such as permeable paving). At the end of the tour we'll be stopping at the urban oasis that is Phoenix Farm for refreshments. Whether you're a SuDS fanatic or didn't even know that our mini rain gardens served a larger purpose, you're welcome to come along!

NOTE: Limited spaces available.

Garden tour, talks, lunch and activities with Soup4Lunch

Time: From 1pm to 5pm
Location: India Way, W12 7QT
Sign up: None required

Come along for free homemade lunch and activities and see the new Meanwhile Garden Space in White City. Find us behind the White City Community Centre.

Family cookery session with Nourish Hub

This is a family-friendly event, aimed at 7 to 14 year olds
Time: 2pm
Location: Nourish Hub, W11 4SS
Sign up: Register for the family cookery session (Eventbrite)

Free family cookery sessions! From the hubs new education kitchen, you will develop your family's cookery skills and confidence to prepare tasty, affordable meals whilst exploring the impact of food waste on the environment. Young people to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Afternoon briefing: Ecology

Time: 4pm
Location: Online webinar
Sign up: Register for the afternoon ecology briefing (Eventbrite)

Making space for nature is one of the council’s priorities to tackle the climate emergency. This talk will showcase how and why the council is protecting and enhancing local biodiversity.