An exploration of local growing culture and fair food systems with artists from Africa and Latin America.
Organiclea and Mbilla Arts have formed a partnership to increase participation in African performing and visual arts in the north of Waltham Forest and surrounding areas to increase visitors to the Hawkwood Nursery through an engaging art and culture programme.
Think Globally - Create Locally will comprise a series of performing and visual arts workshops at a Yardley Primary school and Hornbeam Learning Lodge in Pimp Hall Nature Reserve culminating in an exhibition and performance day at Organiclea’s Open Day on Sunday 30th June.
The workshops will explore permaculture projects in Africa and the diaspora and Organiclea's work in Chingford using art forms including storytelling, music, song, movement and visual arts to enable local children and families to learn about the environment, food sustainability and healthy eating, as well as develop creative skills.
Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May - Tracing Food Journeys, with Eco Printing and Weaving
Final celebration open day Sunday 30th June 12-3pm at Organiclea Hawkwood Nursery, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH
West African Storytelling and drumming workshops
Parade and performances by African musicians with students from Yardley Primary School
Eco Printing and Weaving workshop
Coffee, cake and delicious lunch made with locally grown produce
Plant sale and tours of the Hawkwood site