Bees & Seas Event August 2021 | Creating A Buzz About Bees

We are celebrating ‘National Bee day’ with a series of FREE family fun events this summer!

Our mission is to help engage the local community with pollinators through a series of collaborative activities, workshops and volunteering opportunities. We have been working hard to transform an industrial site at Brooklands Park into a community beekeeping project! The Worthing Honey Collective have been very busy preparing our Honey Bees for onward delivery to the Brooklands Apiary. Please come and join us to celebrate this achievement for ‘National Bee Day’.

We are hosting a series of FREE family fun activities, shows, talks and stalls at Brooklands Park from Friday 20th August through to Sunday 22nd August.The theme this year is building back better for bees: focusing on actions for restoring, supporting and enhancing the role of these important little pollinators.

FRIDAY 20th AUGUST

1130 – 1400 
Sussex Wildlife Trust Guided Walk & Talk.
Explore and Identify a variety of wildlife on a nature walk. As number on the walks are limited, please prebook via friendsofbrooklands@hotmail.com

1100 – 1600
Bee Finger Puppets with the RSPB.
Protect the wildlife and wild places you love. 

1130 / 1430
Meet The Beekeepers.
Meet the Worthing Honey Collective and learn all about our bees. 

1100 – 1600
Bee Hotel Making with Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust.
Make comfy bee homes with the O Art Epic team.

1100 – 1600
Stone Painting and Litter Picking.
Help keep our park ‘waste and plastic’ free with the Council Coastal Rangers. 

1200 / 1330 / 1500 
Birds of Brooklands Guided Walk.
Wildlife walk and talk with the Worthing Birding Group. Please arrive early to secure your place. 

1100 – 1600
Big Games with the Council Park Rangers.
Big ‘family fun’ games for all to enjoy.

1100 – 1600
So Sussex  Hapa Zome Flag Making.
Japanese printmaking, hammering the natural pigments of leaves and flowers to produce prints on to fabric. 

SATURDAY 21st AUGUST


1130 / 1530

Seaweed Gels & Salty Scrub Skin Workshop
with Stacey Manser-Knight, foraging chef. Group size limited to 20 people.

1130 / 1330
Family RSPB Mini Beast Hunt.

Find and learn about the small creatures that live at Brooklands Park.
 

1130 / 1430
Meet The Beekeepers.
Meet the Worthing Honey Collective and learn all about our bees. 

1100 – 1600
Leaf Rubbing with Friends of Brooklands Park.
Create colourful art with the local community group that looks after the park.

1100 – 1600
Stone Painting with the Council Coastal Rangers.
Create kind messages and ‘bee art’ stones.

1100-1600
Bird Observation by the Lakeside .
Wildlife watching with the Shoreham Bird Group.

1330
Using Seaweed in the Kitchen, Farm, Sea, Garden Talk.

Stacey Manser-Knight, phycologist and alchemist teaches us about the versatility of seaweed.

1300
Meet the Wild Bees with Breathing Spaces Hike.

Organised walk from our Sea Log Hive to our Downs Log Hive. Pre-book via info@breathingspaces.co.

1100 – 1600
Big Games with the Council Park Rangers.
Big ‘family fun’ games for all to enjoy.

1100 – 1600
Cycall Dr. Bike Safety Checks.
Bring your bike along for a free safety check.

1100-1600
Lancing Prep Children ‘Hives’ Get Buzzing.

This local eco group will bee dance visitors to our new apiary for ‘bee’ themed treats and stalls.

1100 – 1600
So Sussex Trolan Weaving & Gods Eyes.
Create bracelet and decorations using ancient crafts, wool and wood. 

SUNDAY 22nd AUGUST

1330
Seaweed Gels & Salty Scrub Skin Workshop
with Stacey Manser-Knight, foraging chef. Group size limited to 20 people.

1130 / 1330
RSPB ‘Whats The Bird’ Guided Walk.
A birdlife and nature walk around the park. Arrive early to secure your place.

1130 – 1430
Meet The Beekeepers.
Meet the Worthing Honey Collective and learn all about our bees. 

1100 – 1600
Dream Catcher Creation with Friends of Brooklands Park.

Catch your dream with the local group responsible for regenerating the park.

1100 – 1600
Egg Case Beach Hunt with Council Coastal Rangers.

Search the beach for shark, ray and skate egg cases. 

1100-1600
Bird Observation by the Lakeside.
Wildlife watching with the Shoreham Bird Group.

1100 – 1600
Foody Giveaways & Recipes with UK Harvest.

How to be a food waste warrior with the Uk’s leading food rescue team. 

1200 / 1400 / 1530
Bee-rilliant BUZZ Show.
Featuring award winning puppetry, giant honeycomb, grumpy Mr. Fred and Shredder the Dog!

1130 / 1300 / 1500
Live Punch and Judy Puppet Show.
Staycation celebration ‘classic seafront’ fun returns. 

1130
Versatility of Seaweed In The Kitchen Talk
with Stacey Manser-Knight; phycologist, alchemist and foraging chef. Fresh samples provided.

1530
Versatility of Seaweed In The Garden Talk
with Stacey Manser-Knight; phycologist and foraging chef. Grow luscious, strong plants with seaweed.

1100 – 1600
Big Games with the Council Park Rangers.
Big ‘family fun’ games for all to enjoy.

1100 – 1600
So Sussex ‘Bees and Seas’ Murals.
Use a range of print techniques and materials to create a collaborative bee-utiful mural.

1100 – 1600
SDNP Bug Hunt

Catch some bugs and find out all about them with the South Downs National Park. 

Bees and Seas is a local project born from a common passion to connect communities with nature, across the land and sea. Three community enterprises: We Are FoodPioneers CIC, Friends of Brooklands Park and Creative Waves CIC, have come together to create this community beekeeping project and educational training space in Brooklands Park. None of this would have been possible without the vital funding, grants, sponsorships and donations received! We are very grateful to the South Downs National Park Trust, Postcode Local Trust, the Sussex Transport team, Rampion Fund Sussex Community Foundation, Worthing Community Chest and Worthing and Sompting Lions for their incredibly generous donations. All of this is in addition to a whole host of amazing business sponsors who have worked hard and contributed considerably to the development of our new eco pollinator hub. We cannot thank the local community and all our funders enough for this tremendous support!

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