The Full Story
wild feet . . . . . . .
Co-Exist, Hamilton House, Bristol: 17 August, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
also 11 May, 22 June, 20 July 2013
This series of workshops in the studio and outdoors explores movement and awareness informed by the practice of movement medicine. Movement medicine is a meditational practice supporting creativity and change for beginners and experienced movers. Our bodies are made up of the same materials and processes as our surrounding environment. These workshop sessions will explore movement in relation to these processes, awakening our senses and imagination - learning to land in this experience wherever we are.
Further information, email Ailsa Richardson
Bureau of Urban Wilds
Sue Godfrey Nature Park, Deptford, London
Sue Godfrey Nature Park is a small and inconspicuous wild land, wedged amongst residential blocks in the heart of Deptford which has become a haven for wildlife.
Originally the site of the Parry's pottery works, when industry trades began to diminish in Deptford it was left as a wasteland, with parameters ringed and only the ruins of a 17th century kiln as a nod to its past. However, after a lengthy campaign by local residents, Sue Godfrey Nature Park was established in 1984, opening the site back up to the public and wildlife alike and who have since successfully fought off several attempts for redevelopment.
Drawing on the the rich history of local activism, trade and green spaces in Deptford, Rebecca Beinart will host a series of medicine making workshops, conversations and shared meals over the coming three months. The project seeks to open up wider questions around urban ecology, local knowledge and land use in cities.
10 August - Grasshoppers & Ghost Gardens [walk]
11 August - Clay Bottle Making [workshop]
17 August - Herbal Medicine Making [workshop]
18 August - The Urban Immune System, a shared meal and conversation with the artist, an ethno-botanist and herbalist, to examine the relationship between people and plants and the political dimensions of medicinal plant use.
To book please contact Bethan Johnson, or
0207 377 9677.
Rebecca Beinart on Axis