Activities at a.p.p.l.e
art at a.p.p.l.e
A.P.P.L.E’s in-house ARTS TEAM are responsible for developing our long standing and regular arts projects and clubs.
They are adaptive and responsive to a wide variety arts opportunities as and when they come available. For example, commissioned arts projects in schools, working with other organisations such as Gunnersbury Park and Museum, and sourcing festivals and carnivals for our organisation to take part in.
A.P.P.L.E continue to build on an established reputation for exciting, challenging and imaginative art projects.
Cooking at a.p.p.l.e
Food is very important to us at A.P.P.L.E. It is at the heart of everything we do.
Everyone who comes to A.P.P.L.E. can expect to be given fresh food and a warm welcome.
Sitting down to share a meal brings everyone together to chat, share ideas, explore new tastes and so much more.
We our proud of our healthy eating programme. At cooking club we make and cook everything from scratch with fresh ingredients and some produce from our own garden.
sport at a.p.p.l.e
We offer croquet, tug-of-war, hula-hooping, BMXing, skateboarding, yoga, skipping, water fights, dodge ball, dancercise alongside traditional sports such as football, cricket, basketball, tennis and more- whatever the young people decide.
Trips will involve challenging physical activities i.e., BMXing, skateboarding, archery, rock climbing.
With our base in Acton Park A.P.P.L.E. is in the heart of the local community and we regularly get involved in community events like the Acton Carnival and the Love Acton Campaign.
Trips at a.p.p.l.e
gardening at a.p.p.l.e
Thursday during term time we run Cooking and Gardening Club for 16 year 5/6 children from East Acton Primary School. They are the core team who provide A.P.P.L.E with fresh produce. Nicola, and Jake lead the gardening introducing children and young people to home grown fruit and veg. During the summer months there are lots of opportunities for all the children and young people to get involved in gardening.
Our CROWDFUNDING project to re-landscape our gardens at the ARTBLOCK ran through May and June 2018. We sucessfully raised £22,177.
The gardens were re-landscaped and up and running by the summer holidays thanks to the hard work of the staff, children and young people with big thanks you to The Shed ( landscaping company) and LB Ealing Parks for their outstanding work.
The gardening project is closely linked to our cooking club and the Healthy Eating programme.
The Tree Trail
Acton Park Tree Trail
The first stage of the Acton Park Tree Trail was started in 2008 with artwork in 11 trees around the park. There has been a constant changing as new pieces have been added and old pieces of artwork come down as their life comes to a natural end.
There are always trees that generate ideas, particularly as the park is endowed with a very diverse and old collection of trees. New work keeps the trail alive and a constant surprise and source of interest to all those who use the park.
Pieces aim to engage the public both visually but also in a interactive way- a tree trail quiz, hidden treasure, and events such as decorating the Poppy Tree for Remembrance Sunday. The artwork made varies in character and has differing life spans. The whole trail expands and changes over time. A.P.P.L.E. wants to take this project from a local interest to attracting wider recognition, both for the artistic quality and the practice by which it was created.
The art pieces range from pieces made by nationally recognised artists, Walter Bailey and Tim Norris, local artists, Sam and Jake Barker, Edward Parkinson, Sharon Walters, Nella Johnson, Jessica Mason, to the children and young people at A.P.P.L.E.
Participation of the children and young people is crucial to meet our aims of creating a local arts culture and inspiring and assisting young people as the artists and art audiences of tomorrow.