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Discover Bow Cemetery at Spring Festival this weekend

PUBLISHED: 08:00 29 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:56 05 October 2010

BUDDING willow weavers and wildlife watchers can get to know London s most central area of woodland at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park s Spring Festival this Bank Holiday weekend. Attractions include woodland crafts like willow weaving and green wood work and

BUDDING willow weavers and wildlife watchers can get to know London's most central area of woodland at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park's Spring Festival this Bank Holiday weekend.

Attractions include woodland crafts like willow weaving and green wood work and there will be games, fabric flower making, heritage and history talks, walks and family research information.

Park manager Ken Greenway said: "We run the event to engage people in the park and provide an exciting way for visitors to explore and get to know to the park.

"Apart from small charges for things like face painting and the bouncy castle all the activities are free."

There will also be the opportunity to roll your sleeves up and help with the nature conservation project or give your bike a spring service with Dr. Bike.

Especially for children there will be Egbert the Explorer, a bouncy castle, pond dipping, face painting, shelter building and a chance to meet comic book heroes Spiderman and the Flash.

Visitors can take a tour around the park in a rickshaw and there will be guided walks led by the Friends of THCP who will share their nature and local history knowledge throughout the day.

The Women's Institute will be selling homemade cakes, along with tea and coffee and there will also be a barbecue grilling meat from Farmers' Markets, as well as vegetarian options, an ice cream van and live music from Chris Letcher and Bruise.

The Spring Festival at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Southern Grove, Mile End will take place from 11am-4pm on Sunday.


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