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Norwood ScareCrow JunKAction

  • Location South Norwood Recreation Ground, South Norwood SE25 6TG
  • Date Jun 24 2023
  • Time 11:00 am till 2:00 pm
  • TicketsFree
  • AgesAll ages

On Saturday and Sunday 24-25 June Norwood JunKAction invites you to join Norwood ScareCrow JunKAction at the South Norwood Recreation Ground as part of the Mayor’s Community Weekend.


This creative participatory two-day event will be led by artist facilitator and Norwood JunKAction founder Norman Mine and will feature a litter-picking activity and an art-making workshop.

24th June 11am-2pm:
The first day of Norwood ScareCrow JunKAction will feature two litter-picking sessions held at 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm. Participants will get an introduction to litter-picking before embarking on their own treasure hunt for litter in the park equipped with free litter-picking tools provided by Norwood JunKAction team. After a set time, we will get back together to bring the litter we have found.

Participants can take part in one or both sessions, work collectively or individually.

25th June 11am-5pm:
The following day we continue onto our art-making workshop where you will be immersed in the process of creating JunK ScareCrows incorporating the found litter as well as using essential art and DIY materials. Scarecrows are traditionally placed in fields to frighten birds away from crops. Norwood JunKAction proposes to use scarecrows as a playful and humorous way to discourage people from littering in our green spaces and cultivate care for our environment.

This activity is suitable for adults and children alike. No prior experience is required. Just bring your enthusiasm and get ready to scare the junk out of the park!

● The litter-picking sessions will take place on 24 June at 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm at the South Norwood Recreation Ground. The art-making workshop on 25th June is durational, so participants can spend as much and as little time as they wish / drop in and out of the process
● Free healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided on 25th June
● Participants will be provided with free litter-picking equipment and art and DIY materials

To secure your spot and free tools for this event, please register by emailing us to info@norwoodjunkaction.co.uk.

Norwood ScareCrow JunKAction is generously funded by a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund and supported by Stanley Arts.

Norwood JunKAction is an art and ecology community project that provides an imaginative outlook on social and climate issues, turning litter into artwork. We work with local organisations, schools and community hubs in Croydon.

Norwood JunKAction facilitators have over five years of experience delivering high-quality workshops in schools and community settings. If you are interested you can read here about our art and ecology eproject in action!

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