What's On

From guided nature walks to tree planting and willow weaving to habitat management, Prospects endeavours to provide a wide range of events to suit all ages, abilities and environmental interests. Have a look at our events to see if there is anything you fancy!

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Click here for a sample of the activities we will be hosting at The PROSPECTS Enviroment Centre during the next four months.

FILM FESTIVAL

Films showing weekly from 9th September to 16th October.  Matinee and evening performances. Tel 01254 230348 for more information.

You need to SIGN Up on the right hand side of this web page to receive the newsletter and an invitation to individual films. The Film Programme & Invitations will be sent out from August.  For Film Licence and Copyright reasons you must SIGN UP/register with PROSPECTS to receive information.

Wednesday 3 September 2014

WALKING FESTIVAL - Peel Park Playground and Parks

Family and pushchair friendly walk with Hyndburn Borough Council to look at the new playground and paths and hear about the work that has been done and is planned.   Meet: Bowling Green Car Park, Peel Park Avenue, Accrington, BB5 6HF.  Wed 3 Sept – 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Sunday 31 August 2014

Walking Festival – Introduction to Hyndburn Ramblers with Stepping Out Walk.  Meet at Mercer Hall, Queen Street, Great Harwood and the walk will be between 2-3 hours long.  Sun 31st Aug, 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Sunday 31 August 2014
Walking Festival - Huncoat Circular - A 9 mile moderate walk through countryside, woodlands and canal, exploring the old parish boundaries of historic Huncoat.  Bring your lunch and wear appropriate foot wear.  Meet: The Stocks, Highegate Road, Huncot BB5 6LH.  Sun 31 Aug, 12noon to 5.00pm
Friday 29 August 2014
Walking Festival - Bat Walk and Talk Spouthouse Wood, Huncoat.  Come to the Prospects Environmental Centre for a talk on bats and then a walk through Spouthouse woods to search for some.  Meet at Prospects Environmental Centre, 54 Broadway, Accrington, BB5 1EW. Booking Essential.  For more information phone Roger Plum, 01254 230348, 07974 626835 or email roger.plum@prospectsfoundation.org.uk. Fri 29th Aug, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Wednesday 27 August 2014

Walking Festival - Jackhouse Nature Reserve Walk.  An easy going walk exploring the history and wildlife of Jackhouse Nature Reserve.  Meet: Outside The Plough Pub, Fielding Lane, Oswaldtwistle, BB5 3BE.  On Weds 27th Aug from 1.30 to 3.30pm

 

Sunday 24 August 2014

Walking Festival - Jubilee Walk – A 4 mile walk around Baxenden taking in countryside, parks and Woodnook Vale.  Meet outside Haworth Art Gallery, Hollins Lane, Baxenden, BB5 2JS.  This is a Baxenden Community Forum event.  Phone Sheila on 01254 384619 for more information. Starts 1.30pm and finish approximately 4.oopm on Sun 24th Aug

Friday 22 August 2014

Walking Festival - Ladybird Trail - An 8 mile walk around Hyndburn taking in the views, history and wildlife through woodlands, fields and the canal.  Meet: Entrance to Mercer Park on junction of Grange Street and Sparth Road, Clayton-le-Moors, BB5 5TA.  Fri 22ndth Aug, 1.00pm to 17.00pm

Friday 22 August 2014
Herb Crafts & Lavender Gifts.  The workshop will be led by Julie Livesey.  The theme of the workshop is creating your own beautiful and aromatic botanical products whilst saving money.  Simple projects to beautify your home and body or to give as gifts.    How to Book…... email: barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation      Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348  By website: EventBrite: the-prospects-foundation-6436481173  Session Fri 22ndth Aug 10.00am to 14.30pm
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Wednesday 20 August 2014
Walking Festival - Family Walk and Bug Hunt at Woodnook.   Family walk and bug hunting, pushchair friendly. Meet Kim Coverdale from Lancashire Wildlife Trust at the Nuttall Street entrance to the cycleway, Woodnook 2.00pm.  For more information phone Roger Plum, 01254 230348, 07974 626835 or email: roger.plum@prospectsfoundation.org.uk.        Weds 20th Aug from 2.00pm to 3:30pm
Monday 18 August 2014

MONDAY CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Session at Hollins Wood, Woodnook Vale Nature Reserve with The Wildlife Trust.  One of our regular ‘Monday Volunteers’ conservation sessions.  This week they will be dealing with invasive species and balsam pulling using different tools and techniques.  Meet at the top of Plantation Street at the entrance to Arden Hall.

For more information phone Kim Coverdale on 01282 704605 or 07717 366815  Session Mon 18th Aug
10.30am to 2.30pm
Saturday 16 August 2014
Walking Festival - Guided walk on the Coppice.  Tramper buggies available on the day. Hire a Tramper and try out the new paths on the Coppice. Bring your own tramper or walk as well. Booking essential to hire a tramper.  Meet: Bowling Green Car Park, Peel Park Avenue, Accrington, BB5 6HF.  For more information phone Roger Plum, 01254 230348, 07974 626835 or email roger.plum@prospectsfoundation.org.uk.  August 16th from 1.00pm
Friday 15 August 2014
Walking Festival - Visit to Foxhill Bank Nature Reserve.  The ‘Walking Bus’ will start from Tesco, Great Harwood and you can join us along the route at St John’s Street, benches along the white path past the cemetery, Tottleworth railway bridge, Spring Street canal bridge, High St bridge canal café and at Church Kirk canal bridge at the end of the Hyndburn Greenway.  We will spend time touring the Nature Reserve with Phil Dykes, Lancashire Wildlife Trust and enjoying a picnic before our return walk to Great Harwood.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL via PROSPECTS. A Gt Harwood PROSPECTS Panel event.  Full day event - see more for times

Friday 15 August 2014
Traditional Crafts The workshop will be led Julie Livesey.  The theme of this workshop is rag work techniques.  The ULTIMATE in thrift crafts, rag work is enjoying a timely revival with the renewed Interest in recycling materials to produce something new. The textile materials are Cheap or Free... the TECHNIQUES ARE SIMPLE to Grasp... How to Book…... email: barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation      Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348  By website: EventBrite: the-prospects-foundation-6436481173  Session Fri 15th Aug, 10.00am to 14.30pm
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Thursday 14 August 2014
ONE PLANET PLANTERS are an open group of volunteers who carry out light food-growing activities on a range of community sites around Accrington.  They meet on once a fortnight but   please contact Ian Hodgson to confirm details and the venue for each session.  Dress for practical gardening work please.  For more details, contact Ian Hodgson on 07599 453236.  Session Thurs 7th Aug from 1.00 to 4.00pm
Wednesday 13 August 2014

 Walking Festival - Evening Stepping Out Walk  Meet:  Outside Swan Inn, junction of Sandy Lane and Manchester Road (A680), Barnfield, BB5 2BN  Wed 13 Aug from 6.45pm – 9.00pm

Wednesday 13 August 2014
Baxenden Community Forum – This is a workshop activity for footpath clearing.  Meet at the top of Waverledge Road.  Phone Sheila on 01254 384619 for more information. Session Weds, 13th Aug
10.00am
Wednesday 13 August 2014
The 2014 Walking Festival starts today.  For more information phone Roger Plum, 01254 230348, 07974 626835 or email roger.plum@prospectsfoundation.org.uk.  The Festival will end on Sunday 7th September.  See website for details.
Tuesday 12 August 2014

MIAMI – Eco Crafting with Plastic Bags.  Workshop including Weaving & Fusing Plastic

with Pauline Hague & Diane Flynn from Pendle Crafters.  You will learn different techniques and 10 things to do with plastic bags.  You won’t have time to make 10 but you will have the knowledge and skills to produce more things at home.  How to Book…... email: barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation      Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348  By website: EventBrite: the-prospects-foundation-6436481173   Session: Tues 12th Aug from 9.30am to 1.00p.m
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Monday 11 August 2014
MONDAY CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Session at Spout House Woods with PROSPECTS.  One of our regular ‘Monday Volunteers’ conservation sessions.  This week they will  be doing fencing removal and meadow work.  Park on Burnley Road and meet at the notice board at the start of Spout House Lane.  For more information phone Roger Plum, 01254 230348, 07974 626835 or email roger.plum@prospectsfoundation.org.uk.  Session Mon 11th Aug, 10.30am to 2.30pm
Thursday 7 August 2014

AND SOW TO BED (Raised Bed Food Growing) The last in a series of four workshops with Ian Hodgson that are aimed at people new to food growing in a small area or those creating their first raised bed.  This session is about compost and soil improvers.  These workshops are FREE to Hyndburn residents.  How to Book…... email: ian.hodgson@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation      Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348  By website: EventBrite: the-prospects-foundation-6436481173

Thurs 7th Aug from 10.00am to 12.00noon  This is a stand alone event you do not need to have attended the previous three workshops.

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Monday 4 August 2014
MONDAY CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Sessionat Arden Hall or Woodnook with The Wildlife Trust.  One of our regular ‘Monday Volunteers’ conservation sessions.  For more information phone Kim Coverdale on 01282 704605 or 07717 366815  Session:  Mon 4th Aug, 10.30am to 2.30pm

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