An Evening of Listening

April 7th 2022, Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

The evening will include ‘Projection’ a participatory interspecies performance led by Hayley Harrison, bat echolocation led by Michael Smythe – accompanied by fresh nettle pakora, herbal tea & a campfire.

7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 7th April.

Tickets here!

Since the spring of 2021, Hayley Harrison has been collecting questions from different communities – ‘If you could talk to plants and trees what would you ask them?’ The questions vary from humorous to poignant – ‘what did you have for breakfast’ or ‘do you feel welcome’. Now, these questions will be projected onto plants and trees and read out collectively. This interspecies event is a chance to stand together and listen to what the answers might be.

‘Projection’ will be performed at dusk around 8 pm – followed by bat echolocation and listening session with bat detectors led by Phytology’s Michael Smythe. Nettle Pakora harvested from BGNR Medicine garden and made by Frank Kelly.

This event will be filmed – participation in the participatory performance is optional.