Past

VOICED – Stick In The Wheel

12th August - 2nd September, 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

In the summer of 2015, artists Lucía Montero and Duncan Robertson commissioned six writers to develop original text inspired by this wild piece of land called the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. The Voiced project took the form of a traditional artist residency, providing a space for writers to explore the cultural heritage of this part of East London through song and spoken…

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Herbal Medicine Workshop Pt.4 – Herbs to DIGEST

11am - 1pm, 26th August, 2017

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Phytology’s Herbal Medicine summer workshops offer an introduction to the native plants growing in the medicinal meadow at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, alongside practical information about how to use these herbs safely and effectively in the home for many different ailments. Following on from the third Herbal Workshop on cleansing, the following workshops will focus…

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Restorative Yoga

4pm - 5pm, August

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Come and join us throughout August for calming, meditative and balancing yoga sessions at Phytology with yoga practitioner Rosemarie St. Louis. Relax the mind and body within the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve with a slow moving yoga, and finish the session with a fresh cup of relaxing herbal tea picked from Phytology’s medicinal meadow. Dates Saturday 12th August | 4-5pm Saturday 19th August | 4-5pm Saturday 26th August | 4-5pm Book here – Eventbrite link £7.50 recommended donation…

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Dig 4: Mobile phone microscopy & ‘stained glass’ collage

11am – 1pm, 19th August 2017

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Urban Mudlarking at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve with Phytology’s Artist in Residence: Ellie Doney. Over the summer months Ellie will lead a series of public ‘digs’, urban mudlarking, excavating, analysing & archiving found materials. 11am till 1pm – followed by a shared lunch Using a clip-on microscope and mobile phones will enable us to closely look…

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Bat Workshop pt.4 – Bat detecting & monitoring in Hampstead Heath

8pm till 10pm, 12th August

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Phytology takes a field trip in August, with resident ecologist Olly Edmonds, looking at a variety of bats within Hampstead Heath. Using bats detectors, we have a good chance of encountering up to four species including Britain’s biggest bat the noctule. We will discuss novel techniques for monitoring biodiversity in urban environments and how this can…

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VOICED – James Nixon

29th July - 5th August 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

In the summer of 2015, artists Lucía Montero and Duncan Robertson commissioned six writers to develop original text inspired by this wild piece of land called the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. The Voiced project took the form of a traditional artist residency, providing a space for writers to explore the cultural heritage of this part of East London through song and spoken…

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The Growth

4pm - 6pm, 5th August 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Culture Device present The Growth, an afternoon of performance poetry by UK’s leading artists with Down Syndrome. Tickets £5 Book here! Featured artists include Sarah Gordy, Tommy Jessop, Holly Risebough, Sam Bernard, Rishard Smith, Otto Bexter.

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Herbal Medicine Workshop Pt.3 – Herbs to CLEANSE

11am - 1pm, 29th July 2017

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Phytology’s Herbal Medicine summer workshops offer an introduction to the native plants growing in the medicinal meadow at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, alongside practical information about how to use these herbs safely and effectively in the home for many different ailments. Following on from the second Herbal Workshop on Herbs for skin, the following workshops…

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This is the garden and the garden is many things

1pm - 2:30pm - July 29th, 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

with Kim Trogal, Ana Vilencia & Kathrin Böhm Phytology is described by its users and keepers as a cultural institute, a bat paradise, a garden, a medicinal field, a community space, and much more. Existing without a purpose built architecture (except the fence) Phytology is a great example for how users of a place construct and develop spaces which…

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VOICED – Lucy Cash

1st - 22nd July, 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

In the summer of 2015, artists Lucía Montero and Duncan Robertson commissioned six writers to develop original text inspired by this wild piece of land called the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. The Voiced project took the form of a traditional artist residency, providing a space for writers to explore the cultural heritage of this part…

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Dig 3: Found object collage & mouldable plastic badge-making

11am - 1pm, 22nd July 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Urban Mudlarking at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve with Phytology’s Artist in Residence: Ellie Doney. Over the summer months Ellie will lead a series of public ‘digs’, urban mudlarking, excavating, analysing & archiving found materials. 11am till 1pm – followed by a shared lunch Book here! Inspired by medieval pilgrim badges, this workshop begins with a guided dig…

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Bat Workshop pt.3 – Bat detecting along the canal (the basics in echolocation)

8:30pm - 11:00pm, 15th July 2017

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join us for an evening of bat detecting along a walk from Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park to the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve taking in Mile End Park and the Regents Canal. The walk will take us through a variety of different habitats which bats like to use for feeding and commuting and we may encounter…

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Ivana Kupala – Solstice Festival

6pm - 11pm, July 6th 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join us for Ivana Kupala celebration, an Eastern European & Scandinavia summer solstice festival dating back to pagan times. The evening will include a Ukrainian tea ceremony by artist Olha Pryymak, a performance by folk singer Svitlana Pyrkalo, astronomy talk by Paul Hill, and an installation by Phytology resident artist’s Ellie Doney and Lumen. Join us for a Ukrainian…

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Let’s Get Lost

7.00pm - 10.00pm, 1st July 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Come and join us for an evening of outdoor readings from contemporary writers & poets, including specially commissioned work exploring themes of urban wilderness. Contributors include.. Music by Helen Bailey and Wiryjack Kate Richards on Beginnings Daphne Walker – city life with a country soul Rym Kechacha – poem Baobab Marika Thorogood – story Raw/Den…

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Dig Workshop pt.2 – Pewter casting and silicone mould making

11am till 1pm, June 24th

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Urban Mudlarking at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve with Phytology’s Artist in Residence: Ellie Doney. Over the summer months Ellie will lead a series of public ‘digs’, urban mudlarking, excavating, analysing & archiving found materials. 11am till 1pm – followed by a shared lunch Inspired by traditional gold weights from Ghana, this workshop involves casting found objects…

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VOICED – David Nash

3rd - 17th June

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

In the summer of 2015, artists Lucía Montero and Duncan Robertson commissioned six writers to develop original text inspired by this wild piece of land called the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. The Voiced project took the form of a traditional artist residency, providing a space for writers to explore the cultural heritage of this part…

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