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Guided Walk: Soapsud Island to Zen Garden

June 19 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm BST

The group will meet at the Oak Tree Mosaic by South Acton Station for a walk taking in the area of South Acton once called Soapsud Island (due to the large number of laundries) that was then transformed into the slightly notorious South Acton Estate and has now been turned into the more sedate (= less high) Acton Gardens.

On the way, you will see the changing street art and talk about activism in arts and crafts along with community involvement. How have the changes been received? Have all benefitted? Have all had a say in them? Are there enough green spaces? What does the new environment feel and look like? Has anything been saved? How has the community itself changed over the years?

Much later, you will go past Acton Town Station, cross Gunnersbury Lane and visit a local Zen Garden on one of its special opening days. This part of the tour is optional but well worth it. Entry is £3.50 pounds and watching the matcha tea ceremony £3.00. The house and garden are also the Japanese Buddhist Centre, and another of the signs of the Japanese presence in Acton.

As mentioned, Acton Town Station is a short walk away as are Gunnersbury Avenue and the Uxbridge Road for local buses.

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Details

Date:
June 19
Time:
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm BST
Event Categories:
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Venue

W3 8TG
Oak Tree Mosaic, South Acton Station, Palmerston Road
London, W38TG United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
June 19
Time:
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm BST
Event Categories:
, , ,

Venue

W3 8TG
Oak Tree Mosaic, South Acton Station, Palmerston Road
London, W38TG United Kingdom
+ Google Map