What comes to mind when you think of The National Trust? A rural organisation for old people? Think again. To shake off the notion that the charity is just old-fashioned and not for the young, they have devised The London Project. Offering people the opportunity to engage with contemporary London, The London Project is organising everything from garden parties to singles nights, beer festivals to immersive film parties, all in the hope to provide Londoners with events they want, as well as reinventing the image of The National Trust. As part of this transformation, they have paired up with the Chelsea Fringe – the alternative garden festival – and have a programme of events that will hopefully encourage London’s youngsters to investigate the capital’s green spaces and wildlife. Events include: planting mature fruit trees in Chamberlain galvanised bin at the Southbank Centre, an open performance on Twitter from some of London’s creatives, a fox watch and more. So if you fancy flexing that budding green finger or you want to learn more about the wildlife that surround us, get involved now. Carly-Ann Clements
For more info, see nationaltrust.org.uk.