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Feeding Dreams: An adventure in food and creativity at Omved Gardens

Thu 24 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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We so enjoyed our Fringe last year that we are excited to present new experiences on our journey exploring food, foraging, health, art and music: stepping into the space between, the space that connects us. We celebrate the inspiring power and beauty of plants in the garden, in the glasshouse, in the kitchen, in music, art and food. Open daily 11 - 5.30pm 19-27 May  

Thrive @ Battersea Park

Thu 24 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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Thrive Battersea Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Across our four gardens in Battersea Park we will be presenting a series of events as part of Chelsea Fringe 2018, see individual listings for details of events, but please drop in at any time during the Festival. Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This is known as social and therapeutic horticulture - the process of working with plants to…

‘This speaking garden’

Thu 24 May @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST BMA HOUSE Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9JP United Kingdom
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The garden of the British Medical Association is on the site of Charles Dickens' original house and will be the setting for an afternoon of lectures and discussions centred around the 400th anniversary of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, and the legacy of founding apothecary, John Parkinson. The BMA invites you to celebrate the work of John Parkinson, 17th Century London apothecary and gardener. His book 'Paradisi in Sole, Paradisus Terrestris' is both a scientific study of medicinal plants, and…

Lucia Scuderi e il giardino delle meraviglie

Thu 24 May @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST Orto botanico di Palermo Via Lincoln, 2
Palermo, Sicily 90123 Italy
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La Sicilia, grazie al clima, alla fertilità del suolo e al talento agronomico dei suoi abitanti, è infatti da secoli la culla ideale delle piante più caratteristiche della flora mediterranea. I semi, così come i popoli, le loro lingue e le loro tradizioni, hanno viaggiato fin dall’antichità da una sponda all’altra del mare nostrum, e hanno messo radici all’ombra del più grande vulcano d’Europa. Come si illustra tanta storia e tanta bellezza? Attraverso quali tecniche e immagini?

A hive of activity at buzzing Borough Market

Fri 25 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST Borough Market 8 Southwark Street
London, SE1 1TL United Kingdom
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Join Borough Market for a day of un-bee-lievable inspiration on how to support urban bees. The Market Hall will be humming with bee experts who’ll provide an abundance of planting ideas for urban spaces, as well as sharing their expertise about hives and urban bee keeping. We’ll be joined by the author of ‘Planting for Honey Bees: the growers guide to creating a buzz’, Sarah Wyndham-Lewis for a live chat, plus from 1pm-2.30pm a special honey cookery demonstration will take…

Feeding Dreams: An adventure in food and creativity at Omved Gardens

Fri 25 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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We so enjoyed our Fringe last year that we are excited to present new experiences on our journey exploring food, foraging, health, art and music: stepping into the space between, the space that connects us. We celebrate the inspiring power and beauty of plants in the garden, in the glasshouse, in the kitchen, in music, art and food. Open daily 11 - 5.30pm 19-27 May  

Plants play music

Fri 25 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Middleton Street, Bethnal Green, E2, London
London, Tower Hamlets E2 9RR United Kingdom
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Artist Carol Sharp demonstrates a device that can read the electromagnetic vibration of a plant and translate it into music, during an installation at Phytology, an artist led project at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Hear how patterns and melodies change in relationship to fluctuations in the environment, listen to different plants and interact with them to affect the sounds. Play an instrument and hear the plant respond. Performances with invited musicians during the day and Carol will talk about her…

Thrive @ Battersea Park

Fri 25 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

Thrive Battersea Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Across our four gardens in Battersea Park we will be presenting a series of events as part of Chelsea Fringe 2018, see individual listings for details of events, but please drop in at any time during the Festival. Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This is known as social and therapeutic horticulture - the process of working with plants to…

Discussion: Urban gardening as a means of social change

Fri 25 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST Studio RCA StudioRCA, Riverlight Tower 1, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane,
London, SW8 5AU United Kingdom
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Discussion between Kate Metcalf of WEN (Women's Environmental Network) and philosopher Sara Lowe around urban gardening as a way of creating awareness of our surroundings and bringing about social change Kate is Co-Director at Women’s Environmental Network (WEN). WEN is the only UK charity working on issues that link women, health and the environment. Kate has 20 years' experience delivering participatory training, developing community networks, project management and campaigning. She has worked in international development organisations promoting gender equality in…

E’ fiorito il borgo – A village in bloom

Sat 26 May
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Nicola di Luni Nicola di Luni
Nicola di Luni, La Spezia 19034 Italy
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E’ FIORITO IL BORGO è una manifestazione florovivaistica che si svolge per il terzo anno consecutivo a Nicola di Luni, un borgo medievale, con la sua caratteristica pianta ovale, arroccato tra le Apuane e il mare che da qui si domina completamente. Per l’intero fine settimana il borgo sarà invaso dai colori e dai profumi delle piante esposte ed appuntamenti culturali che coniugano le peculiarità storiche e paesaggistiche del luogo con la pratica dei fiori e dei giardini scandiranno i…

Feeding Dreams: An adventure in food and creativity at Omved Gardens

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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We so enjoyed our Fringe last year that we are excited to present new experiences on our journey exploring food, foraging, health, art and music: stepping into the space between, the space that connects us. We celebrate the inspiring power and beauty of plants in the garden, in the glasshouse, in the kitchen, in music, art and food. Open daily 11 - 5.30pm 19-27 May  

Plants play music

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sat 26 May, 2018

Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Middleton Street, Bethnal Green, E2, London
London, Tower Hamlets E2 9RR United Kingdom
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Artist Carol Sharp demonstrates a device that can read the electromagnetic vibration of a plant and translate it into music, during an installation at Phytology, an artist led project at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Hear how patterns and melodies change in relationship to fluctuations in the environment, listen to different plants and interact with them to affect the sounds. Play an instrument and hear the plant respond. Performances with invited musicians during the day and Carol will talk about her…

Daubeney Garden Show

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST Daubeney Road, Hackney E5 0EQ Daubeney Road
Hackney, LONDON E5 0EQ United Kingdom
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Clapton Park Open Day, Homerton, Hackney. See how a Hackney neighbourhood is making its streets 10 x greener. Start at the Sparrowhawk newly painted on the wall of a house on Daubeney Road E5. Walk down the street past the street planting residents have done for a Friends of the Earth project. Stop at the end of the street and listen to how local people built a community garden there on a derelict car park. Spot the 40 year old…

Below the Blossom…

Sat 26 May @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm BST Amenity Space Paradise Road
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1UA United Kingdom
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Come along to celebrate the beautiful blossom in the newly planted community orchard in Henley on Thames. You will be able to meet the people who have been involved in organising and planting the orchard - many of whom are local residents.  There will be a talk at noon on orchards and conservation.  This event is inspired by the Japanese tradition of enjoying the blossom - please bring a picnic for after the talk.  All welcome.

Tasseography (Future Tea)

Sat 26 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST pump house pavilion Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Join local horticulturalists and artist Joanna Brinton as we explore plants traditionally used to make tea. Drop in as we look for specimens local to the gallery and in the park, in particular the Rosebay Willow or Fireweed; a fast growing weed common to bomb sites that was gathered and dried to make drinks during the post war years. In this free session, we will be working with plant specimens and continue a local tradition by developing your own brew.…

Pranic Healing

Sat 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST Sandhurst Community Hall Sandhurst Community Hall, Yorktown Rd,
Sandhurst, GU47 9BJ United Kingdom
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After a hard day's work in the garden why not consider the benefits of Pranic healing? This non-touch energy therapy can accelerate the healing process to address physical and emotional imbalances, engaging with nature around us. The technique can give happiness and clarity of mind, which you can learn to use yourself. You are welcome to come to one of our talks and a demonstration.  

We Are All Wolves

Sat 26 May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST English Garden, Battersea Park Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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A SERIES OF READINGS PERFORMED BY LOCAL ACTORS Exploring the Anthropocene through storytelling, the public is invited to join performers on benches in the English Garden in Battersea Park, to listen to an intimate reading of the selected texts. Scrutinise our flirtatious, sometime amorous and hateful relationship to Nature, through a selection of texts by J.G Ballard, Edouard Glissant, Donna Haraway, Ursula Le Guin to name a few. The selection of texts will endeavour to demonstrate the complex range of…

E’ fiorito il borgo – A village in bloom

Sun 27 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Nicola di Luni Nicola di Luni
Nicola di Luni, La Spezia 19034 Italy
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E’ FIORITO IL BORGO è una manifestazione florovivaistica che si svolge per il terzo anno consecutivo a Nicola di Luni, un borgo medievale, con la sua caratteristica pianta ovale, arroccato tra le Apuane e il mare che da qui si domina completamente. Per l’intero fine settimana il borgo sarà invaso dai colori e dai profumi delle piante esposte ed appuntamenti culturali che coniugano le peculiarità storiche e paesaggistiche del luogo con la pratica dei fiori e dei giardini scandiranno i…

Street Trees: The Urban Arboretum

Sun 27 May @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BST 56 Ambler Road, London N4 2QR 56 Ambler Road
London, London N4 2QR United Kingdom
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An entertaining (and educational!) walk around the streets of N4 (Finsbury Park) with the very knowledgeable and very likeable Paul Wood, author of 'London's Street Trees'. Fascinating facts and a great insight into why and when particular trees were planted in our streets in Islington and Hackney. Huge fun and you'll learn a lot! Booking essential here

Feeding Dreams: An adventure in food and creativity at Omved Gardens

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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We so enjoyed our Fringe last year that we are excited to present new experiences on our journey exploring food, foraging, health, art and music: stepping into the space between, the space that connects us. We celebrate the inspiring power and beauty of plants in the garden, in the glasshouse, in the kitchen, in music, art and food. Open daily 11 - 5.30pm 19-27 May  

The Legacy of John Evelyn and the future at Sayes Court

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST Sayes Court Park Sayes Court Street,
London, SE8 3LN United Kingdom
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Deptford, Southeast London was home to one of England’s greatest horticulturists John Evelyn. At Sayes Court Park we will be exploring John Evelyn writings ‘Kalendarium Hortense’ & ‘Directions for the Gardiner’ at Sayes Court. In this workshop we will discussing history and origins of the plants and flowers he grew here, and we will be sowing current cultivars available today in pots to take away. You are invited to visit the John Evelyn Community Garden also in Deptford and bring…

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