Held on Saturday 24th of June, the fair will showcase the work of local wood crafters and artists, as well as the conservation work of the team at Barnes Common. Our team members will demonstrate the significant benefits of woodlands in an urban setting and how working them is beneficial for the local flora and fauna and ourselves, particularly with regards to wellbeing.
Made possible by the Mayor’s Community Weekend Grant, the fair will run from 10am to 4pm and will take place on Barnes Common, with activities for the whole community. Ellie from Wood Wool Willow will offer small wood craft drop-in sessions and will demonstrate basket weaving. Ben will demonstrate pole lather, our resident woodland and river experts Will and Tarun will host guided woodland and Beverley Brook walks, Operation Centaur horses will demonstrate log pulling throughout the day. Entomologist Bugman Jones will identify the bugs found by visitors in the woodlands.
At our stall, you will be able to purchase small wooden items made from surplus wood from the common, such as coasters and plant labels. After all that activity, you’ll be needed refreshments, which will be available all day from our food stall.
Fancy volunteering? There will be lots to do on the day and we would love your help – please do get in touch if you are available! We will also need cakes to sell at our cake stall, so please do get baking for us!
On the same day, join us at our story time nook at the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival and follow a map on a nature trail along the Beverley Brook.
Entry is free but fees apply to some activities. Please book your tickets here so we know how many people to expect.
Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.