Past

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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Herbal Medicine Workshop Pt.2 – Herbs to PROTECT

11am - 1pm, 17th June 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 first Herbal Workshop on Balance, the following workshops will…

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Bat Workshop pt.2 – How To Construct A Bat Habitat

11am - 1pm, 10th June 2017

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Phytology is launching a new bat sanctuary project – extending the natural resources of the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve to accommodate an urban bat population. The development of the bat sanctuary is the natural next step in our ongoing biodiversity improvement programme. Over the spring and summer months our resident ecologist Olly Edmonds is hosting…

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Botanical Drawing Classes

2pm - 4pm, 10th June 2017

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Drop in botanical drawing classes with artist and illustrator and teacher Jo Fisher Roberts. Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve 2-4pm, 10th June No previous experience required (donation payment). “To draw an object in nature is to stop and consider it, to try and work out how it fits together.”

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IN YOUR HANDS – After School Club

6th June - 13th July, 2017

Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Standpoint Studios, in collaboration with Phytology, invite young people aged 8 -14 to participate in a series of creative workshops over the summer of 2017. The course will focus on research within the Phytology site, exploring the amazing and illusive life of urban BATS! DATES Tuesday Club: 6th June, 13th June, 20th June, 27th June, 4th July,…

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VOICED – Sarah Westcott

6th - 27th May, 2017

Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

VOICED  is an immersive sound installation embedded amongst the trees, undergrowth and ruins of the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Sarah Westcott will be the featured artist throughout the month of May. Westcott has a science degree and an MA in poetry from Royal Holloway, University of London. She grew up in north Devon on the…

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Urban Mudlarking Workshop

11am - 1pm, May 27th 2017

Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Urban Mudlarking Workshop with Resident Artist – Ellie Doney Urban Mudlarking Workshop with Resident Artist – Ellie Doney: Sun-prints and flipbook animations This method of early photography captures the shadow or trace of an object, which we will animate by creating a little blue flipbook. Book your place here. We begin with a guided dig…

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