Upcoming events

With six campuses across London, our very own public gardens, zoo, farms, plant sales and commercial businesses, there are many varied and interesting activities happening at Capel Manor College. Take a look at our calendar below to view upcoming dates for our students and visitors, including cultural celebrations, awareness days, Open Days, Advice Evenings, online events, family days out, and more.

2021

October

1 October: Black History Month

Launched in London in the 1980s, Black History Month is celebrated nationwide, aiming for communities to challenge racism and educate themselves, and others, about Black history. This year's theme focuses on 'Proud To Be'.

4 October: World Animal Day

World Animal Day aims to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe and to create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings.

4 October: World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day focuses on reflecting on the state of towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. This year's theme focuses on accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world.

4 October: Dyslexia Week

Dyslexia Week is aimed at further understanding and raising awareness about dyslexia. It aims to raise awareness about what it means, what it is and what can be done to support people who have dyslexia.

5-6 October: UCAS Create Your Future at ExCel London

A unique face-to-face experience with hundreds of creative courses, apprenticeships, and careers in design, music, and the performing arts – all under one roof at Create your future. You can register to visit our stand here.

9 October: Open Day (10am to 3pm)

Our Open Days give you an opportunity to visit our campuses, find out about the courses we have on offer and talk to our tutors and Admissions team. You can register to attend here.

9 October: Plant Sale at Gunnersbury Park (10am to 3pm)

Come down and stock up on plants and flowers for your home and garden at our Gunnersbury Park Campus 

10 October: Farmers' Market at Forty Hall Farm

Discover a range of local food producers, street food stalls and visit some of our farm animals. Pre-booking is not required for this event. You can find out more about Forty Hall Farm here.

10 October: World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. This year's theme focuses on 'Mental Health in an Unequal World'.

25-31 October: Halloween at Capel Manor Gardens

Dress up and be prepared for a week of spooks and scares in the Gardens this October half-term! You can register to attend here.

2 November: Advice Evening (5pm to 7.30pm)

Our Admissions team and tutors are available for course advice, guidance and support. Our Brooks Farm Campus event starts at 2pm and finishes at 5pm. You can register to attend here.

4 November: Diwali

Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, notably Newar Buddhists.

11 November: Armistice Day

Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I.

14 November: Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Day has been observed since the end of the First World War to remember armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.

14 November: Farmers' Market at Forty Hall Farm

Discover a range of local food producers, street food stalls and visit some of our farm animals. Pre-booking is not required for this event. You can find out more about Forty Hall Farm here.

15 November: Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week aims to raise awareness of bullying of children and young people and to highlight ways of preventing and responding to it. This year's theme focuses on 'One Kind Word'.

19 November: International Men's Day

International Men's Day acknowledges the positive value men bring to the world. This year, we will be highlighting the work of men in the land-based industry.

22 November: Disability History Month

Disability History Month celebrates the lives of disabled people now and in the past. It aims to challenge disablism by exploring oppression over time and by achieving equality.

23 November: Virtual Advice Session (6pm to 8pm)

Our Virtual Advice Sessions allow you to visit multiple subject advice rooms to talk to tutors and ask questions about courses via Zoom. You can register to attend here.

27 November: National Tree Week

National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season. It aims to bring people together to celebrate and plant trees across the country. 

28 November: Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the battles the Maccabees levied against their oppressors and how they were able to win their religious freedom.

2 December: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The international day for the abolition of slavery is observed every year on December 2, all over the world since 1986 to raise awareness about slavery and put an end to all kinds of slavery.

3 December: International Day of People With Disabilities

International Day of People With Disabilities aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect.

4 December: Wildlife Conservation Day

Wildlife Conservation Day seeks to spread awareness about preserving and protecting the natural world and its inhabitants.

12 December: Farmers' Market at Forty Hall Farm

Discover a range of local food producers, street food stalls and visit some of our farm animals. Pre-booking is not required for this event. You can find out more about Forty Hall Farm here.

16 December: Virtual Advice Session (6pm to 8pm)

Our Virtual Advice Sessions allow you to visit multiple subject advice rooms to talk to tutors and ask questions about courses via Zoom. You can register to attend here.

25 December: Christmas Day

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration by billions of people around the world.

2022

January

17 January: World Religion Day

World Religion Day aims to spread awareness and knowledge of the thousands of religions practised in the world today, and to develop a shared tolerance and understanding between people of all faiths.

19 January: Virtual Advice Session (6pm to 8pm)

Our Virtual Advice Sessions allow you to visit multiple subject advice rooms to talk to tutors and ask questions about courses via Zoom. You can register to attend here.

27 January: Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day is dedicated to the remembrance of the Jews and others who suffered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution.

1 February: Chinese New Year

Also known as Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, the Chinese New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

1 February: LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month focuses on the observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.

1 February: Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week focuses on the importance of mental health within children and young people. 

4 February: Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk day happens on the first Thursday every February. It's a great day for communities, workplaces, schools, or anyone to get together and have a chat about mental health.

10 February: Virtual Advice Session (6pm to 8pm)

Our Virtual Advice Sessions allow you to visit multiple subject advice rooms to talk to tutors and ask questions about courses via Zoom. You can register to attend here.

1 March: Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is observed in many Christian countries through participating in confession and absolution, the ritual burning of the previous year's Holy Week palms, finalising one's Lenten sacrifice, as well as eating pancakes and other sweets.

1 March: World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year on March 3 to cherish the planet's wildlife and biodiversity.

8 March: Virtual Advice Session (6pm to 8pm)

Our Virtual Advice Sessions allow you to visit multiple subject advice rooms to talk to tutors and ask questions about courses via Zoom. You can register to attend here.

8 March: International Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year we will be focusing on women in the land-based industry. 

13 March: Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family or individual, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

16 March: Young Carers Awareness Day

Young Careers Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of the struggles and importance of young carers across the country.

18 March: Global Recycling Day

Global Recycling Day was created to help recognise, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet.

19 March: Open Day (10am to 3pm)

Our Open Days give you an opportunity to visit our campuses and talk to our tutors and Admissions team. You can register to attend here.

19 March: Plant Sale at Gunnersbury Park (10am to 3pm)

Come down and stock up on plants and flowers for your home and garden at our Gunnersbury Park Campus 

1 April: Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month is held every April to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.

2 April: World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day aims to raise awareness about people with autistic spectrum disorders including autism and Asperger syndrome throughout the world.

2 April: Ramadan

Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.

15 April: Good Friday

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.

17 April: Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is a Christian festival and cultural holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, occurring on the third day of his burial following his crucifixion.

22 April: Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

26 April: Advice Evening (5pm to 7.30pm)

Our Admissions team and tutors are available for course advice, guidance and support. Our Brooks Farm Campus event starts at 2pm and finishes at 5pm. You can register to attend here.

1 May: Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan)

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims worldwide because it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.

2 May: Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the isolation that deaf people can occasionally experience, and promote the importance of social inclusion around the deaf community. 

8 May: Buddha Day

Buddha's Birthday is a Buddhist festival that is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha, who was the founder of Buddhism. 

9 May: Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. 

12 May: International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is an international day observed around the world on 12 May of each year, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society.

18 May: Advice Evening (5pm to 7.30pm)

Our Admissions team and tutors are available for course advice, guidance and support. Our Brooks Farm Campus event starts at 2pm and finishes at 5pm. You can register to attend here.

21 May: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development provides an opportunity to celebrate all forms of cultural diversity and expression and to reflect on how these contribute to dialogue and development.

1 June: Pride Month

Pride is celebrated each year in the month of June to honour the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement.

5 June: World Environment Day

World Environment Day aims to inspire more people than ever before to take action to prevent the growing strain on planet Earth's natural resources.

11 June: Open Day (10am to 3pm)

Our Open Days give you an opportunity to visit our campuses, find out about the courses we have on offer and talk to our tutors and Admissions team. You can register to attend here.

11 June: Plant Sale at Gunnersbury Park (10am to 3pm)

Come down and stock up on plants and flowers for your home and garden at our Gunnersbury Park Campus 

19 June: Fathers' Day

Father's Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society.

22 June: Windrush Day

Windrush Day honours the British Caribbean community, and the half a million people who travelled to the UK after the Second World War. The purpose of the day is to encourage communities to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants.

22 June: World Rainforest Day

World Rainforest Day to celebrate the existence of rainforests and to create and raise awareness regarding the preservation of this integral natural resource.

14 July: Virtual Advice Session (6pm to 8pm)

Our Virtual Advice Sessions allow you to visit multiple subject advice rooms to talk to tutors and ask questions about courses via Zoom. You can register to attend here.

19 August: Post-GCSE Advice Day (10am to 3pm)

If you are unsure of what you want to study, register for our Post-GCSE Advice Day to find the perfect environmental course for you. You can register to attend here.

1 September: Organic September

Organic September is a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the many benefits of organic food and farming and includes supporting biodiversity and wildlife.

1 September: Advice Evening (5pm to 7.30pm)

Our Admissions team and tutors are available for course advice, guidance and support. Our Brooks Farm Campus event starts at 2pm and finishes at 5pm. You can register to attend here.

4 September: National Wildlife Day

National Wildlife Day encourages improved awareness of the species around us and in the broader world. It focuses on endangered species, preservation, and conservation efforts around the world. 

4 September: Classic and Vintage Car Show at Capel Manor Gardens

Come along to the Classic and Vintage Car Show at Capel Manor Gardens. The event showcases a wide range of fabulous cars, some dating back to the 1920s.

10 September: World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day aims to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. Organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.

25 September: Jewish New Year

The Jewish New Year, also known as Rosh Hashanah, is a special two-day festival that celebrates the creation of the world and marks making a fresh start.