Forthcoming

‘Speaking to the City’ billboard installation

30th August - 14th December, 2018

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

The Alternative School of Economics is a collaboration between artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck. It is both an artwork and a way of working; it links artist practice with self-education as a way to study economics, creating a framework for investigating political, social and cultural issues. The Alternative School of Economics are in residence at Phytology…

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Past

ROOT HARVEST – Solidarity Medicine Making

10am - 1pm, 24th November

Bethnal Green Nature Reserve & St Margarets House

Join Community Herbalists Rasheeqa Ahmad (Hedge Herbs, Herbalists Without Borders (HWB) London) & Shumaisa Khan (HWB-Sussex, Phytology), for a community root harvest at the Phytology medicine garden, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. The root stock will be made into medicine for refugees currently living in camps across France. Rasheeqa will also guide participants in making a simple cough…

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Annual General Meeting

6pm - 7:30pm, November 13th 2018

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX

The Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Trust invite you to our Annual General Meeting. Time – 6pm till 7:30pm Tuesday, 13th November 2018 Location –  Soanes Centre, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX All welcome! Your presence at this Annual General Meeting is a great way to support the Charity, hear news from the past year and discuss plans for…

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Bat Walk at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

6pm - 8pm, 29th Sept

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Evening Bat Walk at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park with Ecologist Olly Edmonds Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park – meet by the Soanes Centre, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park main entrance on the corner of Southern Grove and Hamlets Way at 6pm. Join us for the last bat walk of the season where we’ll enjoy the spectacle of bats…

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Bat Habitat Workshop

11am - 1pm, 29th September

Rocky Park, off Ellsworth St, Bethnal Green E2 0AU

Join Phytology Ecologist, Olly Edmonds for our final bat box install of the season at the Hollybush Estate, Bethnal Green. Help build, paint & install bat boxes around this great East London housing estate. We will also be installing one of our famous ‘rocket’ bat box towers! Olly will lead a walking tour of the…

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Urban Mind – Launch Event

6pm - 8pm, 20th Sept

Eastern Curve Garden, Dalston 13 Dalston Ln, London E8 3DF

Help us understand how city living is affecting mental health and wellbeing Please join us for the launch of Urban Mind, an international research project exploring how the urban environment influences mental health and wellbeing. Over three-and-a-half billion people, more than half the world’s population, live in urban areas. This number is rising fast, and it…

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Campfire Club: Jim Causley + Saskia Maxwell

7pm - 11pm, 15th Sept

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Returning for a fourth summer filling London’s green spaces with music. A concert like no other: unamplified, outdoors, around a fire. Gather together and listen. Tickets here! Jim Causley During the past decade Causley has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, last year he was nominated as…

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Urgent Matters III

3pm - 5:30pm, 8th Sept

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Urgent Matters III: soil, poetry and care, brings together creative, philosophical, ethical, poetic and political concerns in relation to soil. We are delighted to invite Maria Puig de la Bellacasa and Dimitris Papadopoulos to share their work on these themes, in conversation with the Soil Ecologies poetry group, and a selection of performances from Katherine McMahon, Ama Josephine Budge and Helena Hunter. This…

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Calming Yoga by Lemonade Yoga Life

1pm - 2pm, 8th Sept

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Come and join us this summer or calming, meditative and balancing yoga sessions with yoga practitioner Rosemarie St. Louis. http://www.lemonadeyogalife.com 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. All levels welcome!…

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Herbal Medicine Workshops: Herbal Tinctures for Digestion

11am - 1pm, 8th September

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Led by Phytology Medical Herbalist Molly Maitland. Focus: Internal Medicinal Tinctures for Digestion An introduction to tincture making and how to make medicines for internal use at home. Explore the Phytology meadow and make your own tailor made medicinal tinctures to take home. Phytology’s summer workshops offer an introduction to the native plants growing in the…

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LCN presents: Art & Ecology panel discussion

7pm - 9pm, 5th Sept

SPACE Gallery - Mare Street, London

Bringing together a panel of art practitioners working at the intersection of ecology, science, activism and art, the session will focus on different perspectives around ecology in the urban and digital space. The discussion will present a range of ways that artists can develop their practice within this field. Panelists: Angela Chan – Worm Kristina Pulejkova –…

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‘Speaking to the City’ – The Alternative School of Economics billboard launch

1pm - 2:30pm, 1st Sept

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join The Alternative School of Economics (Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck) for the launch of their new billboard commission titled ‘Speaking to the City’. Make and share dampers with local honey, hear about their practice and discuss the social historical meaning of the word bread as livelihood and the phrase ‘bread and honey’ as money in cockney rhyming slang….

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Foraging Course with Totally Wild UK

11am – 2pm, Sat 1st Sept

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join expert forager Gavin Ireland to learn the basics of foraging and discover a variety of edibles within the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Gavin will introduce you to a number of edible species, giving you tips on harvesting and correct identification. Whilst doing this you will have the opportunity to taste a range of pre-made…

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Herbal Medicine Workshop: Herbs To Restore

11am - 1pm, 25th August

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Led by Phytology Medical Herbalist Molly Maitland. An introduction to Phytology‘s summer herbal meadow and the plants main herbal constituents. Explore how to pick and dry herbs seasonally and how to make your own magnesium rich relaxing bespoke baths salts using fresh & dried herbs from the meadow. Phytology’s summer workshops offer an introduction to the…

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Life Underground pt.2

11am - 2pm, 24th Aug

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join Ellie Doney and Nayoung Jeong for the second part in their olla irrigation and fermentation workshop. During this session you will have the chance to bury and install some of the ollas that we made in the previous workshop, and to ferment some veg to make traditional Korean Kimchi.  You are welcome to come…

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Life Underground pt.1

11am - 4pm, 18th Aug

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

This informal clay pot making session explores the buried vessel as site of transformation, and agent of slow irrigation. Conceived as an exploratory part of our composting season, artists Ellie Doney and Nayoung Jeong take inspiration from their areas of research: edible materials and transformation, and the materialisation of displaced Korean identity. They will co-create vessels to…

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Gasper Nali + Ellie Ford

7.00pm - 11.00pm, 17th August 2018

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Tickets here! Gasper Nali Gasper Nali plays a Babatoni – a 3 meter, one-stringed, home-made bass guitar – with an empty bottle and a stick. And makes the most beautiful and catchy original afro-beats possible. Gasper is a one-man-band, with the Babatoni bass guitar, cow skin kick drum and very catchy tunes. He is absolutely…

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