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Thamesmead's Best Beaks with J D Swann

Saturday, August 17, 2019 to Sunday, September 8, 2019
Opening Hours: 
Lakeside Centre Southmere Lake Complex 2 Bazalgette Way (formerly Belvedere Road) Thamesmead SE2 9AN

The Eggman is pleased to welcome J D Swann, a leading ornithological investigator to the Exbury Egg for the first series of our workshops taking place between August-September, who will present the first of four interactive workshops asking, ‘What are the characteristics of the ‘typical’ Thamesmead bird?’. You may decide on your favourite beak, head, neck, wings, tail feathers, leg and feet and make collages from their images.

J D Swann (also appears courtesy of Calum F Kerr) is also open to all bird stories; about the Swans on Southmere Lake, Rose-Ringed Parakeets, Grebes, Coots and Cormorants. From the workshop, he will create a free poster of the “typical” Thamesmead bird to be available locally (and from the Exbury Egg) from October.

Workshops are free to attend, and you’re welcome to drop in at any time or stay for the afternoon.

All materials are provided, each event is suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note: access to the Egg is up narrow steps.

Event dates – (drop-in, all are welcome)

  • Saturday 17 August
  • Saturday 24 August
  • Saturday 31 August
  • Sunday 8 September

Access Information

Lakeside Centre has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet and 1st and 2nd floors/rooftop (via lift) and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is available on-site, limited to two spaces however Bazelgette Way offers free parking.  Or come by train as the studios are located only a 10-minute walk from Abbey Wood Station.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 774 (Ext. 1)

Travel information

Address: Lakeside Centre, London, SE2 9AN
Nearest station(s): Abbey Wood
Bus: 117, 180, 229, 401, 472, 601, 602, 669, N1,
Parking: Limited on-site parking available.

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