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July 2019

Fascinating Fungi explored in Textiles- Markmaking in Stitch

7th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden, Boundary Way
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT
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£25

An exciting and unique opportunity to investigate and creatively respond to the world of fungi. Working with textile artist Elise Stewart examine intricate shapes and patterns of fungi as a source of inspiration. Participants will exploring how to make marks to represent these. This will be translated into a stitched piece using fabric and thread. All materials and full instructions provided. Participants are welcome to bring along their own materials too if they wish. Recycling things you already have is…

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Art & Science – Fungi Watercolour Studies

11th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden, Boundary Way
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT
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£5.00

Working with artist and scientist Sue Brisco participants will closely investigate the world of fungi. The session will begin with with a short talk and there will be a chance to explore the landscape. We will then examine fungi specimens using a light-microscope, responding creatively through drawing in watercolour pencil. There will be an optional opportunity to exhibit the final results as part of the Magnifying Mushrooms Open day and exhibition on Saturday the 7th of September 2019. Suitable for…

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Magnifying Mushrooms Drawing Workshop

28th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden, Boundary Way
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT
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£5.00

Join artist Hannah Boyd for a close up examination of the world of fungi at Boundary Way. Beginning with an inspection of different types of fungi with magnifying glasses. Hannah will be guiding participants through a process of creating large scale drawings with charcoal. Materials procivide, but participants are welcome to bring along there own drawing materials and sketchbooks as well. Suitable for age 14+ The workshop costs £5 and must be booked and paid for in advance. Limited to…

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September 2019

Watercolour Painting Workshop with artist Kanj Nicholas

7th September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden, Boundary Way
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT
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£5.00

Join artist Kanj Nicholas to investigate The world of fungi through watercolour painting technique. Inspired by recent research into fungi Kanj will discuss her inspiration and methods in her work for the Magnifying Mushrooms project at Boundary Way. There will be a unique opportunity to see Kanj's new body of work and to learn about and try her painting methods. All materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring along their own drawing materials and sketchbooks if they…

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Magnifying Mushrooms – Fungi Themed Open Day

7th September 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden, Boundary Way
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT
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Join us for an exciting exploration of fungi and interrelationships in nature. This is the culmination of a 6 month project supported by Grow Wild at Kew Gardens and National Lottery Community Fund And an Open Access Award from Creative Black Country. There will be creative activities, expert talks and the unveiling of new work by artists inspired by fungi.  

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Fungi Discovery Tour with Mycologist Rich Wright

7th September 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden, Boundary Way
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT
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£2.50

As part of our Magnifying Mushrooms Open day join fungi specialist Richard Wright for an informative and interactive tour of Boundary Way Community Garden. Suitable for adults and accompanied children Richard will give an overview of fungi and its interrelationships with plants and trees and the hidden world beneath our feet known as the Wood Wide Web. He will be explaining the importance of fungi to ecosystems and the future of the planet. The tour costs £2.50 and must be…

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September 2020

Postcards from the plot – Online poetry workshop – Haiku & List Poems

September 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online, on Zoom
£2.50

Join performance poets Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse for a morning of creativity in an online Zoom workshop. Learn how to create haiku and list poems about your allotment, garden, or favourite green space. A fun and friendly session with experienced workshop facilitators. Beginners welcome and the cost is £2.50. Places are limited so please reserve your place via the ticket link. This workshop is one of two poetry sessions taking place as part of ‘Postcards from the Plot’ -…

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Botanical Ink Making with Carolyn Morton – Online Workshop

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online, on Zoom

This workshop is now sold out, but will recorded and will be available via our resources section later this month. Explore the process of botanical ink making with artist Carolyn Morton. Taking inspiration for some of the plants included in ‘The Lost Words’ by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris Carolyn will demonstrate the technique of creating inks from plants. Further details and bookings coming soon, watch this space. Part of ‘Postcards from the Plot’ - a series of workshops and…

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Postcards from the plot – Online Poetry Workshop – Recipe & Renga Poems

September 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online, on Zoom
£2.50

Join performance poets Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse for a second morning of creativity. Learn how to create renga and recipe poems in this online writing workshop. A fun and friendly session with experienced workshop facilitators. Beginners welcome and the cost is £2.50. Please reserve your place via the ticket link to avoid disappointment. This workshop is the second of two workshops taking place as part of ‘Postcards from the Plot’ a collection of creative activities, workshops and inspiring stories exploring…

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Exploring anthotypes with Hannah Ayre

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online, on Zoom
£2.50

Find out more about creating anthotypes - a method of producing sunprints using photosensitive extracts from plants. Join artist Hannah Ayre for to explore the world of anthotypes. This early form of photography uses plants and sunlight to create images. Practiced for 200 years, yet relevant today as a sustainable art form. This session is both informative and also an opportunity to share ideas. It’s recommended, but not essential that you try out the technique before attending the workshop. Learn…

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