‘Postcards from the Plot’ is a new creative project that explores the meaning and importance of allotments today. There will be activities, workshops and inspiring stories from growers in our city and beyond. The idea behind it is to make connections within our city and beyond and share stories about how allotments have supported our wellbeing during lockdown.
In a series of commissions we’ll be examining allotments as a place for creative inspiration and a resource for artists. We’ll be looking at their role in sustainable food production and as places to connect with other people as well as with the natural world.
In the first of these we’re delighted to be working with ‘Poet’s Prattler’s and Pandemonialists’ who will be creating new poems inspired by Boundary Way as well as running two online poetry workshops. These will take place on the 13th and the 23rd September via zoom – please follow the links below for further details. Poet’s, Prattler’s and pandemonialists’ are a collective of 3 poets; playwright and performance poet Dave Pitt, poet and writer Steve Pottinger and writer and performance poet Emma Purshouse who is currently poet laureate for the City of Wolverhampton.
Postcards from the Plot Online List & Haiku Poetry Workshop – Book here for 13th September 2020
Postcards from the Plot Online Recipe & Renga Poetry Workshop – Book here for 23rd September 2020
How you can get involved
We’re also going to compile ‘virtual postcard’ messages and pictures and would love to hear your stories of growing in lockdown and we will be collating these as an archive on our website. You can send us text and images via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use the hashtag #Postcardsfromtheplot to share your story on Instagram or Twitter. Deadline for sending images and text is Friday the 18th of September 2020.
Thankyou to our funders
The project has been created by the team at Boundary Way Project based at Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden in Wolverhampton. It is made possible with Emergency funding from the National Heritage Lottery, thankyou to National Lottery Players.