Sunday 3 April 2022
As the bees emerge from Winter hibernation and the Daffodils,Tulips and Spring-flowering bulbs are blooming all over Dalston Curve Garden, we are launching our very special ‘Little Museum of Spring’.
This weekend the doors of the Museum will be opening for the first time to mark the start of our ‘SpringBurst’ season of activities, exploring the time of the year when everything feels fresh and full of renewed energy. The installation, curated by artist Laura Halliwell, will evolve throughout Spring. The changing display will showcase nature-inspired artworks made in free community workshops, starting with exhibits made by members of our weekly group for older people.
On Sunday 3 April, 2-5pm you can join artist Kathryn Holt for a free drop-in craft workshop where you will be able to create your own exhibits to be added to the ‘Little Museum of Spring’. Kathryn is an artist, craftsperson and storyteller, with a passion for the natural world. She works with people of all ages using a wide range of creative techniques, including collage. She describes her workshop: “Inspired by the signs of Spring and the feelings that the season evokes, we’ll use beautiful coloured papers, a sprinkle of imagination and a range of display techniques to playfully curate our little museum, celebrating all things Spring”
This workshop will take place outside in the Garden and is open to adults as well as children, but young children will need help from their grownups. There’s no need to book, you can just turn up, join in and stay as long as you want to.
‘SpringBurst’ is the first of our seasons of creative activities exploring plants, nature and biodiversity. Programmes will take place until the end of 2022 and are supported by Hackney Council’s ‘Hello Again Hackney’ Fund. You can find out about this initiative which allows residents to take advantage of discounted tickets and invitations to cultural events at venues across Hackney at: www.lovehackney.uk/entertainment-offers