This family-friendly event will include music, storytelling, crafts and cake.
The festival will see the launch of our exhibition as part of Liverpool Independents Biennial 2018. Over the course of the summer, artists will create works that respond to the woodland, and will survive or succumb to the elements, the exhibition growing and changing with time.
Acts and activities include:
Music by Rob Harrison, John Bentley and Antoinette (+more TBC)
Storytelling by Andy Johnson and Mary Rickett.
Printmaking workshop with Nicola Roscoe-Calvert
In 2007, a large number of words relating to the natural world were removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary. In response to this, Nicola is facilitating a project entitled #byewords. As part of this project, Nicola invites visitors to make prints inspired by these ‘Lost Words’ and the surroundings of the garden.
Water-gun painting with Ucraft
UCraft is a Community Interest Company. This means that we are an organisation with an aim – to bring arts and crafts to more people. We are a not for profit organisation so any money we make goes straight back into achieving this aim. We run pop up workshops around Liverpool, and soon we will be opening our purpose built arts and crafts centre, where we will be able to offer a huge range of arts and crafts tuition and groups.
Mindful meditation with Tom George
Learn to connect with the peace within…
Mindfulness is about paying attention to the present moment without judgement, connecting to the senses and nature, noticing beauty in the smallest things. Mindfulness tutor Tom George provides guided mindful meditation, which relaxes the body and mind through bringing attention to the breath. Learn how to relax in everyday life, regulate emotions, worry less, become more tolerant and compassionate.
No experience neccesary, no religious affiliation.
Cake stall – Kake by Affinitea
Installed artworks by Nicola Carter, Viv Holmes, Patrick O’Rourke, Claire Rice, Nicola Roscoe-Calvert, Pamela Sullivan, Wendy Williams, Heartsong Willow (+more TBC)
You are very welcome to bring a picnic.
Well-behaved animals (and their well-behaved humans) are free to enjoy the festival.
We will also be taking donations for a local food bank so please bring along anything you can spare. Suggested items are:
Long life milk
Long life juice
Tinned rice pudding/custard
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Sanitary towels and tampons
(Please check with food banks for more suggestions https://www.
Not Just Collective are very grateful for the support of our local Green Councillors in making this festival and residency happen.
More details to be added in the coming weeks. Please check the following for the most up to date information: