This event happened in the past (2018 edition)

The Global Garden

This is an event from the 2018 edition

Join us to break down the barriers between arts and science! Harnessing scientific ideas and images, participants will be invited to give their personal response to the relationship between plants, chemicals and people through poetry and collaborative art.

This science, art and writing workshop presents an opportunity to break down the barriers between arts and science.

Plants produce a stunning array of chemicals, many of which are valuable natural products used by humans. Some of the most interesting plant species are found in remote locations across the globe, where indigenous people often have a long-standing relationship with the natural products they produce.

The workshop will begin with hands-on science activities, real plant case studies and a discussion of the aims of scientists using them. Harnessing these scientific ideas and images, participants will be invited to give their personal response to the relationship between plants, chemicals and people through poetry and collaborative art. The resulting work will be used by academics for further research in the field.

With Samatha Stebbings, John Innes Centre.

WISB Open Plant  SAW
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Thursday 25 October
10am–5pm
Venue: Millennium Library, Vernon Castle Room
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 16+

Tickets go off-sale 12 hours prior to the event. Tickets may be available at The Forum’s ticket office on the day. All attendees need a ticket.