The Greenwich Garden


As part of City Noises, Avant-GArdening have been invited to curate a programme of workshops, talks and interventions in a specially created space at the Peninsula Festival. 

The Greenwich Garden 

Friday 27 July - Lead artist Emily Tracy

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival

12am Help create an alternative garden by making flowers from discarded bottles and plastic cups.  Yesterday’s trash will be transformed into today’s recycled garden2pm Using corrugated plastic and silhouette participants will make their own lantern depicting Greenwich’s iconic buildings, the river, its history and importance to the area.

4pm Help create the wishing satellites - spheres created from recycled cups. Add images, wishes and thoughts to create a garden of spheres 

Saturday 28 July - Lead artist Jo Peel

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festiva

Kite making workshops times TBC Scrawl Collective member and seasoned kite-flyer Jo Peel, will be visiting the Greenwich Garden with her kite-making workshop. Create your own beautiful sky-dancer and prepare to take to the skies on nearby Blackheath

Sunday 29 July - Lead artists Rosie Oliver and Avant-Gardening

11am A slow start for a lazy summer Sunday Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival. 

1.30pm Rosie Oliver of dotmaker tours will be joining Paul Green of Avant-Gardening for a psychogeographic celebration of the eccentricities of Greenwich Peninsula and creating a creative commons map. Join us as we circumnavigate the festival site looking out for the layers of history and experience that will help us to understand the Peninsula’s history and how this may influence its future 

Monday 30 July - Lead artist Polly Brannan

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival

1.30pm Watercolour challenge. Explore the views of the Greenwich Garden or the surrounding area and create your own watercolour. All brushes, paper and paints will be provided. Do not fear if you have never painted before that’s all a part of the fun! 

3.30pm The Greenwich Garden Zine. Help to create the Greenwich Garden fanzine - an collection of stories, anecdotes and gardening tips from visitors to The Greenwich Garden

Tuesday 31 July - Lead artist Polly Brannan

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival

1.30pm Watercolour challenge. Explore the views of the Greenwich Garden or the surrounding area and create your own watercolour. All brushes, paper and paints will be provided. Do not fear if you have never painted before that’s all a part of the fun! 

3.30pm The Greenwich Garden Zine. Help to create the Greenwich Garden fanzine - an collection of stories, anecdotes and gardening tips from visitors to The Greenwich Garden

Wednesday 1 August - Lead artist Emily Tracy

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival

12am Help create an alternative garden by making flowers from discarded bottles and plastic cups.  Yesterday’s trash will be transformed into today’s recycled garden

2pm Using corrugated plastic and silhouette participants will make their own lantern depicting Greenwich’s iconic buildings, the river, its history and importance to the area.

4pm Help create the wishing satellites - spheres created from recycled cups. Add images, wishes and thoughts to create a garden of spheres 

Thursday 2 August - Lead artist Emily Tracy

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival

12am Help create an alternative garden by making flowers from discarded bottles and plastic cups.  Yesterday’s trash will be transformed into today’s recycled garden

2pm Using corrugated plastic and silhouette participants will make their own lantern depicting Greenwich’s iconic buildings, the river, its history and importance to the area.

4pm Help create the wishing satellites - spheres created from recycled cups. Add images, wishes and thoughts to create a garden of spheres 

Friday 3 August - Lead artist Polly Brannan

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival

12pm Imagining Greenwich - Over the course of the day we invite participants to help create a map of the Greenwich Peninsula using recycled materials and plenty of imagination. During the day we will host guided tours of the fantasy model of Greenwich and ask what will Greenwich look like in the future?

More dates to follow.....

Entry to City Noises is paid for but we are arranging for free entry to some Greenwich Garden workshops and special community days.  More information about free entry will be available soon please e-mail paul@avantgardening.org for more info as it becomes available

Peninsula Festival, Area 12, Greenwich, London

 

artwork by polly brannan
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