Time for my annual picnic in Regents Park!
Called “Friends & Friend’s Friends Picnic”, it is held every year – and this is YEAR 14!!!
This year it is to be held on Sunday, 9th August 2015.
13 years ago, I had a vision of bringing people together in community in a spirit of fun and contribution – and so I invited all the people in my life to a picnic. And I asked them to invite all their friends too.
So my “Friends & Friend’s Friends Picnic” was born!
That first year, around 60 people came, despite it being a cold and rainy June Sunday.
Then in 2013, I had over 400 people attending – and it’s getting bigger every year!
Thanks to all of you who bought into my vision of bringing people together.
It’s actually a very simple concept.
The idea is to get a lot of friends and their friends together. I invite all my friends and they invite all their friends and they invite their friends and so on……and before we know, there will be 100’s of friends, new and old, having a lot of fun.
Everyone is invited to bring their own food and drinks plus some extra to share. We will also be playing Frisbee, frisbee etc for fun, so bring those trainers and sports gear. And of course children are most welcome. If you haven’t got any, borrow some for the day
I recently got some Hula Hoops so it should be entertaining watching some people have a go!
There are lots of things you can do in Regents Park. There is boating on the lake, heronry and waterfowl collections to visit, and of course the world famous Rose garden.
We will also be having some African drumming and singing. Bring along any musical instrument that you would like to play.
This year we’ll have some laughter yoga, bhangra dancing, singing lessons and a quick yoga session. A friend’s friends is even bringing cake for everyone from her shop. Yes, cake for over 200 people!
Please note that this picnic will be happening no matter what the weather is on the day!
A heat wave is forecast for this week so it should be a great day out for all of us.
The details are as follows:-
Date: Sunday 9th August 2015
Time: 1pm till 9pm
Location: Regents Park at the London Mosque end. Use the Mosque as your landmark, as its minaret is visible from almost anywhere else in the park.
Enter the Park via Hanover Gate, turn left and you are there. You will see a children’s play area. The chosen picnic spot is the whole of this semi-circular area of grass and there is room for at least a 1000 people.
Parking – You must pay for parking within Regents Park even on Sundays till 6.30pm. Alternatively, you CAN park free on single yellow lines on Prince Albert Road, and around St Johns Wood High St.
Nearest Tube stations: – St Johns Wood and Baker Street
For further clarification, please call me on 07803 950 250. Keep this number with you on the day, in case you are lost – remember that Regents Park is huge.
Please invite all your friends and ask them to invite their friends. And so on – this could be the start of something big.
This is the 14th year running that I have organised this Friends and Friend’s Friends Picnic. It is now an annual event and is held every year in July or August.
If you are not able to come to London for this picnic, then no matter where you are in the world, how about organising your own?
For further information and clarification, just contact me
Let us make it happen so that more and more people come together in such events so that ultimately we get to see that we are all really the same – and our differences simply makes the world a more interesting and colourful place.
Help me bring more people together!