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Slow Morning
Slow Morning

Sun, 04 Aug

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London

Slow Morning

An opportunity to explore the gardens, slow down and engage with the work of guest artist Lyson Marchessault.

Time & Location

04 Aug 2024, 11:00 – 13:30

London, Townsend Yard, London N6 5JF, UK

About the event

Drop by the garden between 11am and 13:30pm with the only purpose but to slow down and connect with the surroundings.

Feel free to sit somewhere and read, write, draw, meditate, converse or just be. You can also explore the photography display in the glasshouse, follow our ecologist's advice to engage with the garden, take a self guided poetry tour or help our landscape gardener and guest artist Lyson Marchessault use clay from the site to build a biodegradable stool.

About Lyson Marchessault:

Lyson Marchessault is a French-Canadian and British artist based in London, primarily focusing on natural materials. Her work has an interest in ancient techniques and forms, incorporating folklore and ritual into raw materials and clay that she harvests herself from the landscape. Part of her practice also involves ecology, fermentation and regenerative art.

www.instagram.com/larochepottery

About OmVed Gardens:

Since 2017, we have been carefully restoring a previously tarmacked land in Highgate Village, north London, to provide a space to explore food, creativity and ecology for health and climate resilience.

We are a community interest company featuring a permaculture garden, a creative zero-waste kitchen and a growing educational, events and exhibition space. Our aims are to realise our deep entwinement with each other and the more-than-human, through thinking around food, gardening and ecological awareness, to improve diversity at all levels (seed, food, species, participation) and to use creativity and nature-led knowledge to help tackle the climate emergency.

www.omvedgardens.com · @omvedgardens

Practical site Information:

Access to our garden can be steep, please wear sturdy shoes. Due to temporary works, the gardens, glasshouse and toilets are not suitable for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility. There is no visitor parking so we encourage you to cycle, walk or take public transport. Google Maps Directions There is paid parking on Highgate from 10am - 12pm and free before and after. We unfortunately cannot allow any furry friends unless they are guide/support animals. Please let us know in advance if you need to bring them with you. The Glasshouse (Our indoor space) is not heated so please dress for the weather.

Health & Safety Information:

Children are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and should not be left unattended at any time when they are on site. If you have an allergy to a particular plant or insect, please get in touch before attending our site. The gardens are a habitat for a variety of pollinators, including busy bees. Please respect them and do not approach the beehives for their safety and yours. We have ponds - members of the public are not permitted in the pond at any time. Do not ingest any plants, mushrooms or fungi that you find on site. There are two first aid kits on site, one in the glasshouse and one in the dome.

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