We Foragers Unquiet at Brockhampton
In 2023, we are working in partnership with Salt Road's We Foragers Unquiet, whose inspiring programme of activity aims to connect people with the orchards, exploring the rich biodiversity of these priority habitats.
In 2023, we are working in partnership with Salt Road's We Foragers Unquiet, an artist-led programme funded by Arts Council England, which explores the devastating loss of foraging landscapes and offers a cultural response to the ecological crisis.
Throughout the year, We Foragers Unquiet are delivering an inspiring programme of activities that encourages audiences to connect with the seasonal rhythm of Brockhampton's traditional orchards, exploring the rich biodiversity of these priority habitats. The project curators will establish an artist residency in the old apple store tea-room, working with a number of artists to create paintings, nutritional art workshops, performances, installations, and virtual and augmented reality artworks.
We Foragers Unquiet will also welcome several community groups to Brockhampton, working in partnership with The Dolphin Women’s Centre and the Handsworth Association of Schools to introduce urban audiences with limited access to nature to the estate. The programme will also be working with two local schools, Brockhampton Primary School and Queen Elizabeth High School in Bromyard.
How you can get involved
Throughout the year, We Foragers Unquiet are hosting a number of events and festival days that coincide with different celebrations, from Blossom Week to International Youth Day, featuring creative workshops, performances, and digital art that visitors can get involved with.
On these days, join the artists for a range of drop-in workshops, creating artworks inspired by the traditional orchards at Brockhampton and exploring the question ‘Who is the forager?’. Through illustration, food art, and photography, you can create your own artistic response to the ecological and climate crisis that will feature as part of the exhibition that will be displayed in the orchard over the seasons.
We Foragers Unquiet Festival Days
Here are the dates of the festival, where you can participate in various activities and workshops. Stay tuned for more updates on the festival's schedule and additional performances.
Saturday 29 April: Blossom Week
Sunday 14 May: National Children's Day
Saturday 12 August: International Youth Day
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