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You are cordially invited to our Winter Warmer
on Sunday 16th December 
from 1 - 6.30 pm
 

Join us in the garden this Sunday for Apple Day, from 11am - 4pm.

Take part in fruit pressing workshops all day- if you can, bring some apples from your garden and take home some juice (please bring an empty bottle).

There'll be apple games and art & crafts for all ages. Plus refreshments- delicious, hearty snacks made from food surplus, and of course... juice!

The event is a collaboration between the Castle Garden team and food campaigners Feedback.

 

Every October universities from around London, such as UCL,LSE bring new climbers to the Castle to let them try climbing for the first time. We are delighted that they have chosen the Castle as a space for their new climbing club members to have a go and learn the ropes in a safe environment.

At the Castle we work closely with the clubs to make sure there is minimum disruption to the centre due to the large numbers of new climbers. We want to also keep our current customers, you guys, in the loop about this.

Urban Harvest is a celebration of all of the tasty produce that has come from the garden over the year, as well as of the hard graft and collaboration- between insects, animals and people, that has taken place.

It's also a celebration of the autumn equinox.

What's on...

- Garden Cafe (seating under cover if needed) - serving teas, cordials and glorious garden harvest goodies - including cob oven baked bruschettas, and sweet treats!

- autumn equinox mandala and the community poem board.


When you start a new sport and have an endless stream of motivation, it’s hard to imagine the psyche will ever run out. Down the line, most climbers will recognise it’s common to have the odd motivational slump. Fear not, in this instalment, Anoushé provides us with her top tips to tackle the times when motivation runs low. 

Photo: Ben Grubb

Anoushé

In the build up to Paraclimbing London's next public event, we're releasing two incredible articles from Anoushé Husain, the groups founder and Castle sponsored athlete. In this article Anoushé explores what (and who) motivates us to climb. 


Why did you start climbing?

I started because a friend of mine thought it would be a great way of rehabilitating myself following cancer treatment. When I ask other climbers how they started, it’s often because someone they know is already climbing or they have come upon the sport without planning to and decided to try it out.

Young Guns

Thank you to all the young guns who got involved last weekend and made it a great day! Returning for it's third year on Saturday 14th July the day was full of laughs - featuring crazy bonus challenges, a bouldering pad raffle and lots of pysched climbers.


Below are the final scores from both the Finals and Qualifiers. Final scores are best off the former IFSC system: Tops > Attempts > Zone

Paraclimbing London

We've partnered with Paraclimbing London to bring you an exciting event on Saturday 25th August! The Paraclimbing London crew will be in the Centre having a climbing meet-up and you're all invited.


The group's focus is to make climbing more accessible, reducing barriers a paraclimber may face at the wall. Join us to discover a new way of climbing and learn more about the group. 

Garden Party

A huge thanks to everyone that came down and took part in the Garden Party Comp last weekend - you can find your score here. You may have noticed we've done something a little different this year and not ordered the scores - this competition is all about having a go and challenging yourself. We hope you'll join us next year for another fun comp. 

This month's garden event is about taking some time to observe, be present, and connect with our playful, joyful, creative wild selves. 
 
You'll discover self-led activities and workshops throughout the day, to restore calm and balance, and nurture wellbeing. These include:

- mindfulness in the garden activities 

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