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Project Update June 2018

 More events are planned for this summer so do come along and get involved!

Works update

We apologise for the appearance of Russell Gardens while work is carried out. The work is taking place in phases. We are trying to avoid disruption through the busy summer period and we have had to avoid doing some work through the bird nesting season. Work will continue later this year.

Paths from the new entrance in Russell Gardens are now complete along the Alkham Road side of the ornamental pond. This entrance to the park is opposite the western car park in Kearsney Abbey and there is step-free access through the entrance that is a few metres further along the Alkham Road, in the direction of Dover. Further pathway works will continue later this year.

Art In The Park – artist residencies

We have now appointed the artists to work on the Art In The Park – Kearsney Interpreted project. Information about the artists is on the Dover Arts Development website at http://www.dadonline.eu/projects/art-in-the-park-kearsney-interpreted/. We have also shortlisted five newly-graduated students from the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, and one will be awarded a short-term residency.

There will be lots of chances to get involved over the next few months. Digital video maker Jamie Jenkinson will be running two free workshops on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th August. He’ll start by explaining how you can get the best images and videos from your smartphone and will then lead a walk around Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens so you get the chance to put your new-found skills into practice!  More information and details of how to book are online at www.kearsneyparks.co.uk/events

Meet the team in Love Parks Week

We’ll be in Kearsney Abbey, near the café, on Tuesday 17th July from 3pm until 6pm. Come along and find out about the project and tell us what you love about Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens! We’ll do our best to answer any questions you have. Love Parks Week runs from 13th – 22nd July.

Big Tree Climb in September

We’ve sold out for the Big Tree Climb in Kearsney Abbey this month, but there’s another chance to take part! The Great Big Tree Climbing Company will be coming back to Kearsney Abbey on Saturday 15th September. You’ll be able to experience the park from a whole new perspective! Tickets are £20 each and the event is open to adults and children aged six years and over. Information and the link to buy tickets is at  https://www.kearsneyparks.co.uk/Whats-On/2018/Big-Tree-Climb-September-2018.aspx

Kearsney Parks Forum

Please note that the next meeting of the Kearsney Parks Forum will now take place on Tuesday 4th September. This will be held in the café in Kearsney Abbey from 6pm – 7.30pm. If you’d like to come along, please email kearsney.parks@dover.gov.uk

. Keep-me-posted.