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Plants and People: Folklore
Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm BSTFree
Plants & People: Folklore
Sunday 22 May | 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Free event, but booking essential
As part of this years Chelsea Fringe, we are inviting people to explore our new ‘Plants and People’ trail at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The trail explores the relationships between plants and people. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives, and it is sometimes easy to forget their importance. Plants feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport and entertain us.
Join us to learn about the plants in the Cemetery Park and to discuss the folklore associated with them.
The area of ‘folklore’ is broad, but can cover anything from: traditional beliefs concerning plants, local names of plants, herbal remedies, plants and plant materials used in traditional customs and religious festivals, sayings, riddles, tales and legends concerning planst, plants used in childrens games and pastimes…..and many many others.
Join Roy, plantlore expert, to learn a little more about the plants in the Cemetery Park and to discuss the folklore associated with them.
Event leader: Roy Vickery worked as a botanist at the Natural History Museum from 1965 to 2007.He remains a Scientific Associate at the Museum, where he participants in events in its Wildlife Garden and helps curate its lichen collections. He has collected plant folklore for many years and has extensively written on plant-lore and green issues.
- London postcode (first part)
- London Borough
- Tower Hamlets
- Detailed directions to the venue
- Directions: On exiting Mile End station, turn right onto Mile End road. Walk down Mile End road, and take the 2nd street on your right (Southern Grove). The main entrance to the Cemetery Park is half way down Southern Grove. Meeting point: The Soanes Centre, E3 4PX. The Soanes Centre is the single storey building to your right as you enter the Cemetery Park from the main Southern Grove entrance.