Past

VOICED

May till September, 2016

Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

VOICED is a five-part  immersive sound installation created by Duncan Robertson and Lucia Montero in collaboration with Lucy Cash, David Nash, James Nixon, Stick In The Wheel and Sarah Westcott. Embedded amongst the trees, undergrowth and ruins of the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve the artwork explores a variety of themes including the nature of soil, the interaction with seasons, past and contemporary history of…

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Herbal Skincare and Tea-Making Workshop

3rd September, 11am - 1pm

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Gain hands on experience making your own healthy, inexpensive, and effective herbal body balm, using fresh herbs from the Phytology medicine garden. The workshop is taught by qualified medical herbalist and podiatrist Molly Maitland who is experienced in the clinical use of plants for medical conditions. We will explore the properties of different carrier oils, learn the…

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Places to Dwell that May Never Have Been Seen

May till September, 2016

Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Installation and street artist Lucy McLauchlan has created Places to Dwell that May Never Have Been Seen, a sequence of fluid, playful location-responsive installations situated throughout the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve woodland. . Dates: May 7th – September 3rd, 2016 Time: 11am – 6pm, Saturdays (other times by appointment – info@nomad.org.uk) Address: Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton St, London,…

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Herbal Skin Cream Workshop

August 20th, 11am - 1pm

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Our season of Phytology summer workshops continues this August with an herbal skin cream-making workshop. August 20th – 11am till 1pm Gain hands on experience making your own quick, inexpensive and effective herbal skin creams, using fresh herbs from the Phytology medicine garden. The workshop is taught by qualified medical herbalist and podiatrist who is experienced in…

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‘So Below’ Billboard – Sam Wallman

1st July till 1st August, 2016

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

‘So Below’ is an online graphic essay by cartoonist and journalist Sam Wallman. Exploring the idea of land ownership, Wallman melds the political with the poetic, connecting both historic and contemporary manifestations of territorialism and dominion. www.SoBelow.org Wallman will install a series of large-scale billboard drawings at the Phytology site (East London) throughout 2016.  This billboard hoarding hosts an…

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So Below

8th July - Dec 31st, 2016

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

So Below is an online graphic essay by cartoonist and journalist Sam Wallman. Exploring the idea of land ownership, Wallman melds the political with the poetic, connecting both historical and contemporary manifestations of territorialism and dominion. Wallman’s idiosyncratic artwork critiques the notions of private property, land as commodity, national borders, exclusion zones, and the everyday resistance…

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The Walking Reading Group: On Commons

6th July, 2016

SPACE Studios & Phytology

The Walking Reading Group (TWRG) ‘On Commons’ offers a chance to discuss the many perspectives related to this complex theory while walking a contextual and predetermined route starting in Hackney. The selected texts for each walk provide shared references to delve into separate areas of discourse on the commons: resource, governing process and community. Date:…

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Balm Making Workshop

11am till 1pm, July 2nd

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Our Phytology summer workshops start this July with a herbal body balm making workshop.WHEN:Saturday, 2 July 2016 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST) – Add to CalendarWHERE:Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve – Middleton Street, London, E2 9RR TICKETS: www.eventbrite.co.uk Gain hands on experience making your own healthy, inexpensive, and effective herbal body balm, using fresh herbs from…

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Wood Spirits by Steph von Reiswitz

4th - 30th June, 2016

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

‘Wood Spirits’ Inspired by the myth of Demeter & Persephone, artist Steph von Reiswitz has produced a series of drawings and large-scale paintings during her spring residency at the Phytology site. Exhibition dates: June 4th – 30th, 2016 Location: Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton St, E2 7LF

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Medicinal Weed Tour – Haggerston Park

11th June, 2016

Haggerston Park, Hackney

The Phytology team will be leading a medicinal weed tour of Haggerston Park this Saturday. Date: June 11th Time: 1pm – 1:45pm Location: Audery St, Hackney, London E2 8QY Fore more information please email – thehaggerstonorchard@gmail.com This is a free event

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Steph von Reiswitz – Billboard Launch

4th June, 2016

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

‘Wood Spirits’ Inspired by the myth of Demeter & Persephone, artist Steph von Reiswitz has produced a series of drawings and large-scale paintings during her spring residency at the Phytology site.   Join us for the private view of these new works this Saturday! June 4th – 4pm till 7pm Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton…

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WHO HOLDS THE KEYS

May 1st - 29th, 2016

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Political cartoonist Sam Wallman has produced the most recent billboard artwork titled ‘WHO HOLDS THE KEYS’. The artwork explores the idea of land ownership – connecting both historical and contemporary manifestations of territorialism and dominion. The artwork will be on display from May 1st till 29th at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve.

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The Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Trust – Public Meeting

May 21st, 2016

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Trustees Meeting & Site Tour The Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Trust has recently been granted charitable status. We will be hosting our first Friends & Trustees meeting this Saturday, May 21st. Schedule: 4pm – 5pm: Introduction & site tour 5pm – 6pm: Trustees & Friends meeting   Bethnal Green Nature Reserve – Middleton Street, E2…

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Launch

May 2016

Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

The Phytology project will reopen this Saturday – May 7th. Join us for celebratory drinks from 4pm till 7pm. This years program will feature new works by Lucy McLauchlan, Sam Wallman and VOICED – a collaborative project by Duncan Robertson, Lucía Montero, Lucy Cash, David Nash, James Nixon, Stick In The Wheel and Sarah Westcott.

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Japanese Knotweed and Urban Foraging as Collective Performance

Friday 22nd April - 6.30pm

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

A two-part Haystack event with Ljubljana based designer Gaja Mežnarić Osole. Spring has sprung and the Japanese knotweed season is upon us. Please join us for the next Haystack in collaboration with Phytology and Company Drinks. Friday 22nd April from 6.30pm at Phytology Presentation and talk by designer Gaja Mežnarić Osole about her work with the…

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Stick In The Wheel – Billboard

March 20th - April 20th, 2016

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Stick In The Wheel are Nicola Kearey and Ian Carter. Their recent billboard artwork directly references a prayer pamphlet found within St Jude’s church around the turn of the century. St Jude’s church was destroyed during the Second World War. The ruins of the building remained untouched for years, gradually becoming wilder and wilder, transforming into…

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