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My Teacher is a Troll first performance goes down a storm!

August 12, 2021

Huge well done to The Ruined Theatre Company whose first performance of My Teacher is a Troll was absolutely brilliant. The show runs until 22nd August 2021 so still plenty…

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A Troll has come to Lesnes!

July 31, 2021

It is very exciting to be at Lesnes Woods Lodge at the moment. The Ruined Theatre Company have just started rehearsals for the production of My Teacher is a Troll…

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Global Village Family Day

July 31, 2021

Huge thank you to Essex Cultural Diversity Project who organised and welcomed people to our Global Village Family Day. We had had great dance performance by Dynamixs Dance Group, workshops…

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Volunteer Training History Walking Guides

July 31, 2021

Thank you to our amazing Volunteers who have signed up to become Lesnes Abbey’s first History Walking Guides. They are currently attending a 2 day course being run at the…

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Peter Fortune GLA Member for Bexley and Bromley Visits Lesnes

July 31, 2021

We were delighted welcome Peter Fortune GLA Member for Bexley and Bromley and Cllr Craske Cabinet Member for Places. They were given a tour of the woods, where they saw…

the Lesnes hundred nominee naming their tree

The Lesnes Hundred is Launched

June 26, 2021

The Lesnes Hundred was launched at a beautiful celebratory event on 26th June at Lesnes Abbey Woods. From January to May 2021 artist Eric MacLennan interviewed a hundred members of…

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Lesnes has a new Farmers and Craft Market

June 15, 2021

Lesnes Abbey will be having its very own monthly farmers market! Every 2nd Sunday of each month 10am to 3pm and will feature locally sourced and handmade food, fresh produce,…

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My Teacher is a Troll – a new show for Lesnes

June 15, 2021

We are so excited to welcome The Ruined Theatre’s production of  Our Teacher’s a Troll by Dennis Kelly (writer of ‘Matilda the Musical).  A story of two terrible twins with a talent for…

The Gardening Club get busy in the garden

Lesnes Abbey Woods Welcomes Back its Volunteers

April 30, 2021

We are very pleased to announce that Garden volunteering resumes on Tuesday 4th May followed by Nature Conservation volunteering on Wednesday 5th May. The meeting point is by the cherry…

Wild daffodils and squirrel at Lesnes Abbey Woods

Spring has arrived at Lesnes Abbey Woods – The Wild Daffodils are in bloom

March 1, 2021

It is official Spring has arrived at Lesnes Abbey Woods our wild daffodils have just come into bloom and they are looking stunning.  We have one of the largest collection…