Growing Up Green: Bearwood: Nature Bomb the High Street!

Sat, 25 Sept

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Bearwood High Street Community Garden

Growing Up Green: Bearwood: Nature Bomb the High Street!

We will create nature-inspired signs to get High Street shoppers thinking about how we can look after our environment. This workshop is open to all ages and all abilities, though the themes may be most accessible to those who are 8+.

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Time & Location

25 Sept 2021, 13:30 – 15:30

Bearwood High Street Community Garden , St Mary's Rd, Bearwood, Smethwick B67, UK

About

During this workshop, we will create nature-inspired signs to get High Street shoppers thinking about how we can look after our environment. We'll think about different and creative ways of protesting, have a look at some great protest signs, come up with our own catchy slogans, and then transform our words into striking signs made out of natural and biodegradable materials. 

With our powerful protest signs in hand, we'll head out to the High Street and tie them onto lamp posts and railings where they will make an eye-catching and inspiring exhibit that will get people thinking. By using natural materials in crafty ways we'll explore one of the many creative ways we can make a difference and show how nature can stand up for itself!

 This workshop is open to all ages and all abilities, though the themes may be most accessible to those who are 8+. If you are attending with children, please come ready to join in and get creative with them. Please get in touch if you have any questions or if there is any way we can make this workshop more accessible to you.

This workshop will be led by Kate DeRight with support from two very creative and talented young people, Betty and Tillie. Kate is a multi-disciplinary artist who founded and directs multi-sensory, neurodiverse performance company @spectraartscompany. Kate's work is all about collaboration and she is driven by a desire to amplify voices that aren't heard from enough. Her work seeks to welcome and include everybody, challenging audiences to be actively involved so that they get a sense of their power and how engaging with the arts can bring about change on both a personal and grand scale. Kate has degrees in Physical Theatre and Creative Writing and has worked with many of Birmingham's wonderful arts organisations as an artist, project manager or evaluator since she began her creative career in 2005.

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