Past

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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Wormery building workshop with Beth Stewart

11am - 5pm, 11th August

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join us to help make a worm farm for Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Wormeries are an amazing way of recycling uncooked food waste and producing a rich compost and liquid plant fertiliser called ‘worm tea’. They also provide a great habitat for some of the most important and interesting creatures on the planet. At this workshop…

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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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Urgent Matters II: answering the call of nature

1pm - 8pm, 10th August

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

This is the second in a series of talks and workshops addressing urgent material, social and environmental concerns through conversation, making, and thinking together. 1pm – 5:30pm In this two part workshop you will have the chance to learn some practical plumbing skills, with Ariana Jordão, Water Resources Biologist from The Centre for Alternative Technology…

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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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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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