Bronterre O'Brien Commemorative Address 
May
25
11:00 am11:00

Bronterre O'Brien Commemorative Address 

Dr Bernard Regan, writer and campaigner, will give this year’s Bronterre O'Brien address at the grave of radical Victorian politician, O'Brien, in the evocative surroundings of Abney Park cemetery. James 'Bronterre' O'Brien fought, as a Chartist, for a free, untaxed press, universal suffrage and parliamentary reform in the 19th century. His radical politics brought him to the attention of the authorities and in 1840 he was charged with sedition and jailed for 18 months.

This is a free event; donations for Abney Park will be welcome.  
Meet at the main gates Stoke Newington High St at 10.45 am
All welcome.

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Abney Park History Tour
Jun
2
2:00 pm14:00

Abney Park History Tour

Come and enjoy one of London's most intriguing Victorian garden cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park's rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about the diverse flora and fauna. This is an extremely informative tour, led by cemetery guide Sam Perrin.

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street. Please wear sturdy shoes.

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The Wind in the Willows
Jul
10
to 28 Jul

The Wind in the Willows

After the huge success of last year's The Wizard Of Oz, Pandemonium Performance return to Abney Park with this new theatrical version of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind In The Willows. Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and, of course, Mr. Toad on their adventures in the Wild Wood in this unique and exciting promenade performance. The production will bring all the intrigue and fun of Grahame's novel and promises to be an unmissable opportunity to see this beloved classic in a beautiful and singular location.

Wednesday 10 July to Sunday 28 July, 8pm - 9.30pm
(excluding Mondays and Tuesdays)
Earlybird tickets £13 / £11 concs / £11 children
General Admission £15 / £13 concs / £13 children
Book tickets here

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Abney Park Spring Fayre
May
11
11:00 am11:00

Abney Park Spring Fayre

Abney Park is looking forward to hosting their annual Spring Fayre on Saturday 11th May. Come along and enjoy a variety of arts and crafts stalls, second-hand books, tempting food and drinks for all, arts & plant workshops, kids activities and music in the chapel. Plus - many fabulous prizes to be won on the Abney Park User Group tombola! Proceeds raised will help fund future activities and projects at Abney Park.

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Abney Park History Tour
May
5
2:00 pm14:00

Abney Park History Tour

Come and enjoy one of London's most intriguing Victorian cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park's rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about its diverse flora and fauna. This is an extremely informative tour.

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street. Please wear sturdy shoes

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Ecology of the Stoke Newington Forest
May
1
6:00 pm18:00

Ecology of the Stoke Newington Forest

A guided walk through Abney Park Nature Reserve with local ecologist and tree expert Russell Miller.

On this evening walk Russell will discuss how Abney's current woodland relates to earlier landscapes and why it is now a nature reserve of national importance for decaying wood habitat.

Free, suggested £5 donation welcome
Meet at ther main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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The Little Bee Hunt
Apr
21
2:30 pm14:30

The Little Bee Hunt

A guided walk looking for some of Abney's 40 species of native bee.

Local ecologist Russell Miller will be explaining how to identify common bee species and inviting people to join in the hunt for Abney's rarest bee, the Red-Girdled Mining Bee.

Free, £5 donation welcome
Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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 The Salvation Army Connection
Apr
14
2:00 pm14:00

The Salvation Army Connection

Join Alan Gartrell for a tour to learn about the Salvation Army connection with Abney Park. Why are General William Booth and 'the Mother of the Army' Catherine Booth buried at Abney? Find out about the many extraordinary characters who started the Salvation Army, the fight against slavery and the ill-treatment of children, the crisis of 1929 and the brave men and women who took the Army to India and Korea.

Meet at the main gates, Stoke Newington High St.

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Abney Park Litterpick
Apr
13
10:00 am10:00

Abney Park Litterpick


Spring is in the air and we don't want the rubbish to spoil our enjoyment of the Park, so do come and join us if you can. It's a splendid and much appreciated thing to do and a nice way to meet new people.

We'll provide you with everything you need (bags, gloves, litter-pickers) but wear sturdy shoes. If you can't make it this time, then the second Saturday of any month is our regular date. Get in touch if you have any queries. Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month - add it to your diary!

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Easter Forest School
Apr
9
to 11 Apr

Easter Forest School

Join In the Sticks Forest School at Abney Park this Easter holiday! It's feeling more and more Spring-like, with longer, warmer days. Abney Park will be brimming with wildlife by Easter and there will be lots to see, do and explore. With veteran trees and an abundance of wildlife, it is a wonderful setting for our Forest School. We will explore the wonders of the forest, build dens, go on nature walks, make natural art and craft, play some fun woodland games, plus a lot more.

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Abney Park History Tour
Apr
7
2:00 pm14:00

Abney Park History Tour

Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll around one of London's most intriguing Victorian cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park's rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about its diverse flora and fauna. This is an extremely informative tour.

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street. Please wear sturdy shoes

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Women of Abney
Mar
9
2:00 pm14:00

Women of Abney

Join your guides, Romany and Sam (aka 'Doyennes of Death'), as we pay homage to the fearless women interred in Abney Park – pioneers who ripped up the rule books and whose stories are inspiring, surprising, and poignant.

Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions) - Book now

Meet at main Egyptian Gates entrance on Stoke Newington High Street at 1:50pm Saturday 9 March. Wear suitable footwear and please be aware of uneven paths.

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APUG Abney Litter Pick
Mar
9
10:00 am10:00

APUG Abney Litter Pick

Spring is in the air and we don't want the rubbish to spoil our enjoyment of the Park, so do come and join us if you can. It's a splendid and much appreciated thing to do and a nice way to meet new people.

We'll provide you with everything you need (bags, gloves, litterpickers) but wear sturdy shoes. If you can't make it this time, then the second Saturday of any month is our regular date. Get in touch if you have any queries. Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month - add it to your diary!

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Abney Park History Tour - with John Baldock
Mar
3
2:00 pm14:00

Abney Park History Tour - with John Baldock

Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll around one of London's most intriguing Victorian cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park's rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about its diverse flora and fauna. This is an extremely informative tour.

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates pn Stoke Newington High Street. Please wear sturdy shoes

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Abney's Four MP's Tour
Feb
24
2:00 pm14:00

Abney's Four MP's Tour

Join Alan Gartrell for a guided tour to learn about Hackney's very first MP, the philanthropist who saved the Old Vic, the 'apostle of peace' and precursor of the League of Nations and the Fenian who tried to storm Chester Castle. Come and hear the stories of the four MPs buried in Abney and how they fit into Abney's radical heritage.


Suggested £5 donation welcome 
Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street

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February Half-Term Forest School
Feb
18
to 22 Feb

February Half-Term Forest School

Join our Forest School at Abney Park this Spring! February marks the end of winter with the emergence of green shoots and leaves. If we are lucky at forest school, birds and other animals can be easily spotted among the still-bare branches of Abney Park's trees. We can support wildlife during the coldest month by making bird feeders and bug homes. Join us during February half term for these activities, as well as crafts and den-making.


£40 per child per day, £190 full week
Book at info@inthesticks.org.uk

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Abney Park History Tour
Feb
3
2:00 pm14:00

Abney Park History Tour

Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll through wintry trees around one of London's most intriguing Victorian cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park's rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about its diverse flora and fauna. This is an extremely informative tour.

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates pn Stoke Newington High Street

Please wear sturdy shoes

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Hidden Abney - An After Dark Tour
Jan
23
7:00 pm19:00

Hidden Abney - An After Dark Tour

Join John Baldock for an after dark tour of Abney Park to learn more of its hidden secrets such as - a notorious hangman of whom Charles Dickens once quoted “Mr. William Calcraft, the finisher of the law". Learn also of the 'The Mysterious Lady', 'The Celebrated Enchantress' and the daughter of the 'Wizard of the South', as well as a hidden catacomb, and the stories of those in common graves.

Tickets £10 - Book here

Entry at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street from 6.35 to 6.55pm (Please note - latecomers will not be admitted)

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Missionaries of Abney Park Tour
Jan
20
2:00 pm14:00

Missionaries of Abney Park Tour

There are many missionaries buried in Abney Park who went to all corners of the world. Their stories include cannibalism in the South Seas, the 'Baptist Wars' in Jamaica and other struggles for emancipation throughout the world. In the Cemetery lie the man who took the Salvation Army to India and was arrested for it and the Jamaican slave who became a missionary in Africa. Join Alan Gartrell on a fascinating tour to learn more.

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New Year's Day Tree Walk
Jan
1
2:00 pm14:00

New Year's Day Tree Walk

Come and learn all about Abney's amazing collection of trees – some ancient, some rare, some unique. Discover the vital role they play in supporting a wide variety of other plants and animals, and have created a valuable green oasis in the middle of the city. Russell Miller, of the Tree Musketeers, will be leading this very popular annual guided Tree Walk.

Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome

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Abney Unearthed Tour of Discoveries
Dec
16
2:00 pm14:00

Abney Unearthed Tour of Discoveries

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Hackney Council, the Abney Unearthed project has now run for two years. Join us on a tour to hear about some of the people and monuments uncovered and researched by the team of volunteers, as well as the progress made to date. Display boards will also be exhibited.

Free tour - Donations to Abney Park welcome

Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street.

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Wintry Songs in the Abney Chapel
Dec
15
1:45 pm13:45

Wintry Songs in the Abney Chapel

Join us to hear three local choirs will sing a selection of music with a wintry theme, including festive favourites with a folky twist, traditional songs, pop songs, modern compositions for the choir - showcasing all the best (and possibly even the worst) that winter has to offer. At the end we'll hand out lyric sheets and invite the audience to join in.

Abney Park Chapel

Free, Donations welcome

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APUG Abney Litter Pick
Dec
8
10:00 am10:00

APUG Abney Litter Pick

Winter, though warmish, is definitely on its way. There's less of it around but we still don't want the rubbish to spoil our enjoyment of the Park, so do come and join us if you can. It's a splendid and much appreciated thing to do and a nice way to meet new people.

We'll provide you with everything you need (bags, gloves, litterpickers) but wear sturdy shoes. Whatever the weather (barring pouring rain), here's hoping to see you on 8th December at 10am and if you can't make it this time, then the second Saturday of any month is our regular date. Get in touch if you have any queries. Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street.

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