Forthcoming

London Bulgarian Choir + Harbottle & Jonas

7.00pm - 11.00pm, 20th July 2018

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Tickets here! London Bulgarian Choir The award-winning London Bulgarian Choir is a vibrant, sociable and open-hearted group of singers embracing all nationalities, ages and abilities. The choir was founded in 2000 by Dessislava Stefanova (Dessi), a former singer with the legendary Philip Koutev Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble in Sofia, and thanks to her patience and dedication…

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Dwelling in Phytology – A Movement Based Exploration

10am - 1pm, 21st July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Dwelling in Phytology is part of a research project exploring and designing tools to expand sensory and movement awareness. Luc and Mira will lead the session through exercises of perception and performance; by awakening our senses, we aim at developing little choreographies in order to communicate our experiences to each other. Can this unfold into dancing…

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Shared lunch lecture – Matthew Beach

1pm - 2pm, 21st July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join our Resident Geographer, Matthew Beach, as he introduces current working processes. Beach is researching the historical, material, and caring geographies rooted within its participatory art projects. Specifically, the medicinal garden and bat habitat projects — as embodied case studies of the growing interdisciplinary discourse around caring in a more-than-human world.  Matthew’s research will ask ‘What is the role of participatory…

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Help us build a new bat sanctuary in Hackney!

11:30am - 1pm, 21st July

Haggerston Park Orchard, Hackney

 Join us for a bat box & habitat building workshop in Haggerston Park.  11:30am – 1pm Learn all about London bats, the ecological importance of places like Haggerston Park and how we can all enhance our homes to support these amazing mammals. The session will be followed by a tour of the Haggerston Orchard and food growing…

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London National Park City Fair

11:30am - 1pm, 21st July

Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq, WC1

London National Park City, put simply, is a movement to improve life in London. Michael Smythe will discuss various ways we can all influence, shape and design healthier ecosystems in modern cities. He will focus on the relationship between biodiversity & mental health through his current research projects Phytology & Urban Mind. London National Park City Fair – http://www.nationalparkcity.london 

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Yoga with Alessandra Bosi

3:30pm - 5pm, 21st July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Alessandra Bosi will be leading a Vinyasa class at Phytology. She will move through a open level class focussing on Muladhara, the First Chakra. A great way to recharge Muladhara is walking barefoot and practicing yoga outside, so this is a perfect location. We’ll finish the session with a fresh cup of herbal tea picked from Phytology’s…

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Compost Mentis

11am – 5pm, 16th till 21st July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join Compost Mentis all week as they build our community designed compost toilet. Email – hari@nomad.org.uk for details. Supported by Veolia.  

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London Radical Herbalism Gathering

10:30am - 5pm, 21st July

Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Clapton

London Radical Herbalism Gathering – Join Shumaisa Khan (Phytology) as she talks about Ayurvedic health & colonisation of European plant medicine tradition by biomedicine.

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Evening Bat Walk & Moth Calling

8:30pm - 10pm, 21st July

Haggerston Park Orchard, Hackney

Join Ecologist Olly Edmonds to learn all about London bats & the ecological importance of places like Haggerston Park to support these amazing mammals.  8:30pm – 10:00pm  You will learn how to use special bat listening detectors to locate bats as they emerge at dusk & feed over the pond and sports fields. Keeping with the…

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Shared lunch lecture – Nick Bridge

1pm - 2pm, 28th July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join our resident climate change expert, Nick Bridge, as he introduces ongoing working processes. Nick is the writer in residency throughout 2018. His residency reflects on the meaning and value of the site, and the larger discussions of environmental justice. This summer we will be hosting a series of Shared Lunch Talks where members and contributors of…

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Yoga with Alessandra Bosi

3:30pm - 5pm, 28th July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Alessandra Bosi will be leading a Vinyasa class at Phytology. She will move through a open level class focussing on Muladhara, the First Chakra. A great way to recharge Muladhara is walking barefoot and practicing yoga outside, so this is a perfect location. We’ll finish the session with a fresh cup of herbal tea picked from Phytology’s…

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Herbal Medicine Workshop: Herbs to Protect

11am till 1pm, 28th July

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Gain hands on experience making your own bespoke lip and body balm using fresh herbs from the Phytology meadow. We will explore the properties of different carrier oils for external use, learn the different techniques of infusing herbs into oils and you will create a bespoke lip balm made on site to take away with you….

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Soil Ecologies Workshop, Part 1 & 2

11am - 4pm, 4th August

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

During this hands on workshop we will explore different ways of relating to, understanding and taking care of soil. Did you know that there is more life in a teaspoon of soil than there are human beings on the planet?! And furthermore we are losing 2.2 million tonnes of topsoil in the UK each year….

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Calming Yoga by Lemonade Yoga Life

1pm till 2:30pm - 11th August

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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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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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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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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Past

Calming Yoga by Lemonade Yoga Life

1pm - 2pm, 14th July

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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Urgent Matters I: Plants, people and pollution

7.00pm - 9.30pm, 12th July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Urgent Matters I: Plants, people and pollution How can people and plants work together to improve air quality, as well as mental and physical health in the city? In this talk we will hear from researchers and practitioners who have been exploring citizen sensing and ‘phyto-sensing’ as strategies for gathering data on pollution and health…

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Bat Box Install – Canal Club Community Gardens

4pm - 6pm, 10th July

Belmont Wharf, Waterloo Gardens, London, E2 9HP

Join Ecologist, Olly Edmonds, at the fantastic Canal Club Community Garden to help build and paint bat boxes. 4pm – 6pm We will install the boxes around the garden to give these amazing little mammals somewhere to roost. Come along to find out more about the bats that live in and use London’s canals! Suitable for…

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Ivana Kupla Celebration

7pm – 10:30pm, Sat 7th July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

. Join us at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve for the second year of Ivana Kupala summer celebration – based on the traditional Ukrainian folk midsummer celebration. The evening will include musical performances, fire, Ukrainian food, crown making, a herbal tea ceremony, moth calling, art installations, morning dew exchange and fern flower search. . This event…

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Compost bay building with Beth Stewart

11am – 5pm, Sat 7th July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join us for an all-day community build workshop (11am – 5pm) when we will be assembling our first new composting system on site. We will be using reclaimed and sustainably sourced timber to construct the bays, no carpentry skills or knowledge required. There will be a free shared lunch from 1-2pm. If you have any…

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Yoga with Alessandra Bosi

3:30pm - 5pm, 7th July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Alessandra Bosi will be leading a Vinyasa class at Phytology. She will move through a open level class focussing on Muladhara, the First Chakra. A great way to recharge Muladhara is walking barefoot and practicing yoga outside, so this is a perfect location. We’ll finish the session with a fresh cup of herbal tea picked from…

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Bat Box Install – Bow, East London

1pm till 2:30pm - 7th July

St Leonard's Churchyard

Join Ecologist, Olly Edmonds, at the historic St Leonard’s Churchyard in Bow (East London) to help build, paint bat & install new boxes & habitat infrastructure. 1pm – 2:30pm This Borough wide project aims to provide these amazing little mammals somewhere to roost. Come along to find out more about St Leonard’s churchyard. The 19th century church was destroyed in…

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Community Haystack 2018

10:30am till 8pm - 30th June

Walthamstow Marshes

The annual haystack event is back! Join us for the hay harvest on the Walthamstow Marshes, learn how to scythe and build a haystack, ramble the marshes, come along to a field-talk on ‘commoning’ or simply ‘bring your own picnic’ and enjoy some outdoor music. The full programme can be found here!

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Herbal Medicine Workshop: Herbs for Balance

11am - 1pm, 30th June

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Focus: Herbs for allergies and respiratory system health. Guest speaker Nat Mady from Hackney Herbal. An introduction to Phytology‘s herbal meadow and the plants main herbal constituents. Explore how to pick and dry herbs seasonally and how to make your own synergistic fresh and dried tea blends, decoctions and infusions. Phytology’s summer workshops offer an…

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Compost Toilet Co-design Workshop at Phytology pt.3

11am – 2pm, Sat 23rd June

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Come and help design a new accessible compost toilet for Bethnal Green Nature Reserve! This is the third and final co-design workshop and opportunity to have your say about how you’d like the new toilet to be. All contributions are welcome and no design knowledge or compost toilet experience is required. In this workshop we’ll…

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Compost Toilet Co-design Session pt.2

11am – 2pm, 15th June

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

This year we will be building a new accessible compost toilet at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve to improve access to the site. We would like to involve local residents as well as past, present and future users of the site in the design process, and will be running three co-design sessions throughout May and June….

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Phytology Evening Bat Walk with Ecologist Olly Edmonds

8:30pm - 10pm, 9th June

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Phytology will extend our successful bat habitat project across East London this Summer, in collaboration with several housing estates and community groups. Join us for our second session this June. Phytology Evening Bat Walk w/ Ecologist Olly Edmonds. Meet at Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, E2 9RR – 8:30pm – 10pm. Hot soup will be…

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Bat Box Install: Columbia Rd & Ion Sq

11:30am - 1:30pm, 9th June

Columbia Rd & Ion Sq

Phytology will extend our successful bat habitat project across East London this Summer, in collaboration with several housing estates and community groups. Join us for our first session this June. Sessions will involve building, painting and installing bat boxes in both Ion Square Gardens and in the Rose Garden on Columbia Road. We will also…

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Urban Mind – Arts in Mind Festival

18:00 - 20:00, 5th June

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Denmark Hill Campus, London

Over three-and-a-half billion people, more than half the world’s population, live in urban areas. This number is rising fast in both developed and developing countries, and it is expected that 66% of the global population will live in cities by 2050. This ongoing urbanization has major implications for global mental health. Urban Mind is an…

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Campfire Club: Seckou Keita

7pm - 11pm, 1st June

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. £12 – 16 online or £17 on the door Get your tickets – here Seckou Keita How to describe Seckou Keita? Griot, praise singer, composer, djembe master, virtuoso, Kora player, pioneer? The answer is…

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Compost Toilet Co-design Session pt.1

11am – 2pm, Sat 26 May

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

This year we are building a new accessible compost toilet within the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. We would love to involve past, present and future users of the Reserve to participate in the design process. Three co-design sessions will be held throughout the months of May & June. All welcome! No design knowledge or compost…

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