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Egg Sessions - 6. A DAY WITH PLANTS

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SE2 9AN

Lakeside Centre

Bazalgette Way

London

SE2 9AN

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Walk/Plant Swap/Picnic/Discussion

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Natasha Bird & Helen Chandrinos join Joseph Griffiths

Schedule

10:30 - Meet at Lakeside Centre - Tea/Coffee

11:00 - Walking Tour of Thamesmead with Natasha Bird

12:30 - Picnic & Workshop with Helen Chandrinos

14:00 - Active listening with Joseph Griffiths

16:00 - End

Natasha Bird will lead a walk through some of the many plant-filled spaces of Thamesmead, and you will talk about flows of production, consumption and waste in cities, bodies and plants. Interesting and potentially tasty food and drink is provided along the way!

Natasha is an artist based in London. Her current work is concerned with aspects of city water infrastructures, ideas of flow and stagnation and their potential for production; and how these relate to the experience of being a body inside a system. A recent graduate of the MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, exhibitions include Moloko Plus Six at the Lakeside Centre, Thamesmead, and The Polder as a Cyborg, at Cultureland in Amsterdam.

https://www.natashabird.co.uk/

Helen Chandrinos will lead a workshop on propagation techniques and invites you to bring along some seeds, cuttings or plants to swap. Helen will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have on problems you are encountering with your in/outdoor plants. Bring some photos on your phone to help her with the challenge!

Helen is an Occupational Therapist Support Worker and Gardener based in Cardiff.

Joseph Griffiths will initiate a discussion around plants and propose a discussion around their function - ecologically and socially, as well as their representation - culturally.

Joseph is an Artist and Writer based in London.

https://the-space-between.org.uk/

Project Background

These participatory group sessions initiated by Joseph Griffiths are not planned beyond the fact of them having had a proposed theme pre-set as a suggested point of departure. They have been initiated as a way to develop and explore group conversation and active listening within the unique environment of Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg. Some discussions are aimed specifically at Artists and others are more generalised. However, it is not essential that you are an Artist to attend any given session - everyone is welcome.

Practical

ARRIVAL: This is a full day event. Please arrive at 10:30 at the Lakeside Centre. For latecomers - there will be a member of Bow Arts Trust on site throughout the day. However, if you are late - you may miss the walk. The building is a little out of the way - Please check your route in advance -

Address: Lakeside Centre , Bazalgette Way, London, Greater London, SE2 9AN

SUSTENANCE: Tea, Coffee and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your own packed lunch or a dish to share with the group for the lunch time picnic.

ACCESS: The Lakeside centre is fully accessible. However, the Exbury Egg only has access up 5 steps. The sessions will take part outside of the Egg. However, if you would like to access it and foresee any issues - please get in touch in advance. If you have any questions or considerations for Natasha’s walking tour or any other aspects of the day - please get in touch.

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