Nature Nurtures: Explore Nature & Poetry Writing

Nature Nurtures: Explore Nature & Poetry Writing

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Camley Street Natural Park

12 Camley Street

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N1C 4PW

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Workshop for young people to explore & get creative in nature through practical conservation & poetry writing at Camley Street Natural Park

About this event

As part of the new Nature Nurtures project, London Wildlife Trust and creative arts agency, Spread the Word, are are running a series of taster workshops for young people (aged 16-25) over the summer. The project will include a whole host of exciting opportunities for young people that link nature with creative arts to get more young people volunteering and taking action for nature.

Our first FREE creative nature taster workshop will be taking place on:

  • Date: Saturday 9th July
  • Timing: 10.30am-3.30pm
  • Location: Camley Street Natural Park (Kings Cross)
  • Who can come? The workshop is open to young people aged 16-25
  • What to expect:

✨Morning – Get ACTIVE in Nature: Explore Camley Street Natural Park, learn about its wildlife & get stuck in with seasonal nature conservation tasks on the nature reserve - no experience necessary!

✨Afternoon – Get CREATIVE with Nature: Poetry writing with British Nigerian poet and writer, Theresa Lola. In this poetry workshop we will focus on the use of poetry in writing about nature, biodiversity, and climate emergency. Through reading and discussion of poems we will map the common threads of nature writing. We will learn new angles and techniques we can adopt to write refreshing nature themed poems relevant to our voice and time.

About Theresa:

Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet. She has previously been commissioned by Tate and The National Gallery. She has held poetry residencies at places such as Wellcome Collection, Bethlem Museum of the Mind, and St Paul’s Cathedral. She was joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize and was the Young People's Laureate for London in 2019-20.

✨Cost - FREE (we can also cover the cost of your travel expenses within London zones 1-6)

✨ Do I need to bring anything? Wear some comfy clothes and closed-toe shoes (no sandals/flip-flops!) and a packed lunch/drink (there is a café on site too). All other materials will be provided for you.

✨Nervous about coming alone? Get in touch with us ahead of the workshop and we will buddy you with one of the team, so you can connect before and during the workshop.

Accessibility For any questions about accessibility please contact us at efox@wildlondon.org.uk

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More info about the Nature Nurtures project:

Nature Nurtures is a new cross-sector project led by London Wildlife Trust with partners Spread the Word, Black Girls Hike CIC and London Youth. The project will be a whole host of exciting opportunities for young people that link natural heritage with creative arts to get more young people volunteering and taking action for nature. Nature Nurtures will also be an opportunity to explore themes of wellbeing, identity & cultural heritage within the environmental sector.

Specifically, this project will focus on young people from Black, Asian, and Minoritised Ethnic heritage, young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and those who live in socio-economically disadvantaged areas of London.

Nature Nurtures is supported by funds awarded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, via the Volunteering Futures Fund distributed by Arts Council England.

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British Nigerian poet, Theresa Lola, who will be delivering a poetry writing workshop focussed on nature, biodiversity, and climate emergency.

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London Wildlife Trust's Camley Street Natural Park

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