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Chelsea Fringe: Shout out for green spaces

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May 2-5pm


The Chelsea Fringe ‘festival of flowers, gardens and gardening’ is taking place all over London and beyond from 20 May to 4 June.

Right now people all over the world are protesting for what they believe in and Londoners are standing up for the many precious green spaces that are under threat.  On the weekend of 20 & 21 May, we are inviting you to join in and shout out for the trees, the plants, the bees, the bugs and all of our Hackney green spaces and share why they matter to you.

Hackney artist Emily Tracy will lead drop-in design sessions where you can make your own placard, using printing, painting and collage techniques. Visitors will be invited to create a multitude of messages, whether they are about trees, nature, the right to green space, or imagining what beetles, birds and bees would shout out for if they could speak for themselves. All of the placards will become part of one huge growing art installation to fill the Garden for the two weeks of this year’s Chelsea Fringe.

In among all the placard making, on Saturday 21 May, you will be able to grab a pizza, a drink, listen to DJ Newton Ace and have a chat with the conversationalists from Open East Radio who will be broadcasting their live monthly internet radio show from the Curve Garden, 2-4pm.

The placard workshops are particularly suitable for young people and adults, but as always children are welcome, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Activities are free, but donations towards our costs are always welcome.

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