Events

Sustainability – Climate Change and the impact from Industry

17 May 2022

Open Source Exhibitions

Open Source #22: Bags For Life – Luke Saxon

1 May - 31 May 2022

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: LOOK Climate Lab 2022

13 January - 20 March 2022

Past Events

An evening with Maytree Poets

28 April 2022

Past Events Events

Recovery in Focus & Inside Stories

14 May 2022

Past Events

Homo Humour film screening & Q&A

7 May 2022

Events

Painting the Mersey in 17 Canvases Coast to Coast to Coast

21 May 2022

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

Open Source #21: Ancestral Folk – Eunice Pais

1 April - 30 April 2022

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

Exhibitions

Saturday Girl About Town at Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces: Wigan

28 January 2022

Past Exhibitions

WE

31 March - 1 May 2022

Past Events

Who Cares? – Symposium exploring the role of art & design in health & care

26 April 2022

Past Events

Socially Engaged Photography Network: North West regional meet up event ‘Co-authoring the Collection’ 

28 April 2022

HOPE COMMUNITY GARDEN/ FEEDING LIVERPOOL: REIMAGINING YOUR FUTURE FOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD

9 March 2022

SESSION 3: DERELICTION TO DELICIOUS

11 March 2022

PELOTON COOP: JOY RIDE

18 March 2022

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: Grow Your Own

23 February - 20 March 2022

Taking Root Bootle – Growing on the Streets: Involving local residents In greening up public spaces

10 March 2022

Liverpool Food Growers Network: Panel Discussion

12 March 2022

Past Events

ECOSYSTEM 2: OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

19 February - 20 March 2022

SCOUSE FLOWERHOUSE

2 March - 5 March 2022

Session 3: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

12 March 2022

Taster Menu

11 March 2022

Session 2: Dereliction to delicious

11 March 2022

Session 2: Introduction to beekeeping

11 March 2022

Session 1: Dereliction to delicious

11 March 2022

Session 1: Introduction to Beekeeping

11 March 2022

Session 2: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

10 March 2022

Session 2: Relax and Grow

10 March 2022

Session 1: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

10 March 2022

Session 1: Relax and Grow

10 March 2022

Compost Works – An Introduction into Composting

9 March 2022

Hope Community Garden/ Feeding Liverpool: Reimagining your Future Food Neighbourhood

9 March 2022

Liverpool Food Growers Network: Rethinking our Food System

9 March - 12 March 2022

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: NOVUS: Restricted Views – Creative Outlooks

1 December - 12 December 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: On the Brink

27 January - 19 March 2022

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

Open Source #20: Matt Dunne

9 February - 28 February 2022

Arts Groupie Workshops

26 February - 19 March 2022

TREE: Live Storytelling Session

19 March 2022

Horti-Culture Sharing Sessions with Arts Groupie and Incredible Edible

19 March - 9 March 2022

Liver Bird Safari with Arts Groupie

26 February - 26 February 2022

Past Events

Shop the Look Project with Emma Summerscales Open studio

11 February 2022

Mersey Green Map

4 February - 14 March 2022

Climate Cafés

26 January - 9 March 2022

Growing Sudley CIC: Nature’s Apothecary Workshops

23 January - 6 March 2022

Cyanotype Workshop with Edd Carr

25 February 2022

Read Now Write Now: Climate Champions Writing Workshops

30 January - 17 March 2022

Hope and Fear

25 January - 30 March 2022

Past Events

Peloton Liverpool Cooperative

16 February - 18 February 2022

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SCOUSE FLOWERHOUSE

2 March - 5 March 2022

Scouse Flowerhouse is about smiling: a transformational movement to embed a joyous celebration of flowers and creative ecology, showing how to put nature back in our lives in a contagious way, and imagining what is possible with wildflowers as a starting point. It’s an infectious way of bringing wildflowers back to the people, and “wildflowering” together as a verb – a local action contributing to a colourful city mosaic.  Liverpool City Region can still lead the world in land ethic and circular economy thinking, and heart and soul doorstep nature. From Powerhouse to Flowerhouse. Observe and enjoy, sow and grow! We believe in this movement as a renaissance for parks and open spaces with nature in mind, which starts with the sower, and with wildflower seed as our new shared currency.

Scouse Flowerhouse has sown 40+ sites in Liverpool and Sefton, partnering with a wide range of social and environmental groups. The image above is a sowing of Princes Park in 2021 with Windsor Community Primary, Friends of Princes Park and Mandela8.  Over the pandemic Scouse Flowerhouse continued to sow and harvest, with school bubbles when we could.  We are keen to explore the potential of co-operative working on sharing seed across the City and the City/Region, and this display at Open Eye Gallery is a platform for us to do this and to celebrate and share some of the work to date.

EVENTS

SCHOOLS VISITS

WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH

Scouse Flowerhouse and artist Peter Carney, working Hillsborough Legacy Education Programme are collaborating to offer workshops to Primary School Students. The paper craft workshops to make beautiful paper wildflowers for the Hillsborough Memorial banner display and for displays in local schools will be led by artist, Ling Raaby Warlow.

All Saints, Anfield’s Eco-Emerald will visit the exhibition and take part in a workshop.  Many schools have been actively involved in sowing, learning about and caring for their local Scouse Flowerhouse meadows. In 2022, Scouse Flowerhouse is working with National Museums Liverpool to develop more worksheets, inspired by and consolidating the work of artists and educationalists, Louise Kinney, Nina Edge and Jay Hampton, and we are keen to engage with teachers and schools.

St Vincent’s School will bring students from their Reclaim the Green programme, with their own wildflower meadow on site, to the Gallery over lunchtime to learn about the Climate Lab and to interview the artists, curators and ecologists involved in the project.

 

COMMUNITY DISCUSSION: WILDFLOWER SEED AS SCOUSE CURRENCY

THURSDAY 3 MARCH, 1.30PM – 3.45PM, BOOK HERE

Scouse Flowerhouse is opening up a dialogue with social and environmental activists on how wildflower work can generate a local seed economy, and how this can sustain sowings and care for the wildflowers across Liverpool City Region year on year.  It is not just a question of maintenance, it is a question of responding to what nature throws up, what is already in the soil and what can be restored from edgelands and rural neighbourhoods close by.  City wildflower sites can be open labs for learning about nature and also capture carbon and promote wellbeing.

Champions from local Friends’ groups, social activists and wildflower rangers on a journey with Regenerus and Taking Root will share stories and ideas.  The purpose of this session is to agree a staged plan for a co-operative seed exchange with members, guidelines and a framing which enables all partners to contribute energy and skills, and to derive benefits.  This pioneering concept builds on a unique history of creative conservation on Merseyside, announcing a renaissance of new land ethics in the City Region which hosts the world’s first public parks. Seed is a great metaphor we want to make real in the cultural connection between people and nature.

Seeds are condensed sunshine.  How can we increase the natural resources for producing and distributing seed in Liverpool for the benefit of our citizens and communities? The key lies in our pro-active social and environmental community groups: and Liverpool has many with an abundance of humour and spirit.

Since 2020, the National Wildflower Centre has been harvesting seed again on Merseyside, after regaining a yellow combine harvester, named SUNNY.  Some of this seed has been harvested as close to home as Walton, Croxteth, Everton, Kirkby and King’s Moss, St Helen’s, with seed being given to local community groups for their own use.  Hand harvests of perennial seed have supplemented these harvests with the combine.

Scouse Flowerhouse is a local movement born from a twinning project between Liverpool and Manchester which resulted in the playful vision for a Northern Flowerhouse.  Everton Park is the heart of the Northern Flowerhouse and the Scouse flavour of our city streets and open spaces shines when local people get involved in sowing, caring for the sites, music-making, and sharing food along the way.  Collectively we are working towards wildflowering a mosaic of verges, doorstep nature sites, village greens and parks for people, birds and insects.  The ongoing presence of the National Wildflower Centre based at Liverpool’s World Museum and homed at the Eden Project provides an opportunity to stimulate and sustain a local seed economy.

This event is for people interested in the cooperative approach to a Seed Exchange. Individuals, community group representatives: all are welcome. For further info please contact bloom@scouseflowerhouse.com or Richard Scott rscott@edenproject.com

 

SCOUSE FLOWERHOUSE: OPEN DAY

SATURDAY 5TH MARCH, ALL DAY EVENT

Book here to join us for the lecture or drop in throughout the day.

Volunteers from groups involved in Scouse Flowerhouse meadows will be on hand to have conversations with visitors about their involvement in the wildflower work in Liverpool and Sefton.

At 1pm, National Wildflower Centre Director and Chair of the UK Urban Ecology Forum, Richard Scott, will give a presentation and talk about this work and his commitment to a new land ethic.  There will be ample time for dialogue with fellow activists.  Social and environmental justice are just as interlinked as people and nature with ingenuity, heart and perseverance being what powers us forward.

Image by Richard Scott: Spring sowing with Windsor Community Primary, Mandela8 & Friends of Princes Park 2021

 

Scouse Flowerhouse is about smiling: a transformational movement to embed a joyous celebration of flowers and creative ecology, showing how to put nature back in our lives in a contagious way, and imagining what is possible with wildflowers as a starting point. It’s an infectious way of bringing wildflowers back to the people, and “wildflowering” together as a verb – a local action contributing to a colourful city mosaic.  Liverpool City Region can still lead the world in land ethic and circular economy thinking, and heart and soul doorstep nature. From Powerhouse to Flowerhouse. Observe and enjoy, sow and grow! We believe in this movement as a renaissance for parks and open spaces with nature in mind, which starts with the sower, and with wildflower seed as our new shared currency.

Scouse Flowerhouse has sown 40+ sites in Liverpool and Sefton, partnering with a wide range of social and environmental groups. The image above is a sowing of Princes Park in 2021 with Windsor Community Primary, Friends of Princes Park and Mandela8.  Over the pandemic Scouse Flowerhouse continued to sow and harvest, with school bubbles when we could.  We are keen to explore the potential of co-operative working on sharing seed across the City and the City/Region, and this display at Open Eye Gallery is a platform for us to do this and to celebrate and share some of the work to date.

EVENTS

SCHOOLS VISITS

WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH

Scouse Flowerhouse and artist Peter Carney, working Hillsborough Legacy Education Programme are collaborating to offer workshops to Primary School Students. The paper craft workshops to make beautiful paper wildflowers for the Hillsborough Memorial banner display and for displays in local schools will be led by artist, Ling Raaby Warlow.

All Saints, Anfield’s Eco-Emerald will visit the exhibition and take part in a workshop.  Many schools have been actively involved in sowing, learning about and caring for their local Scouse Flowerhouse meadows. In 2022, Scouse Flowerhouse is working with National Museums Liverpool to develop more worksheets, inspired by and consolidating the work of artists and educationalists, Louise Kinney, Nina Edge and Jay Hampton, and we are keen to engage with teachers and schools.

St Vincent’s School will bring students from their Reclaim the Green programme, with their own wildflower meadow on site, to the Gallery over lunchtime to learn about the Climate Lab and to interview the artists, curators and ecologists involved in the project.

 

COMMUNITY DISCUSSION: WILDFLOWER SEED AS SCOUSE CURRENCY

THURSDAY 3 MARCH, 1.30PM – 3.45PM, BOOK HERE

Scouse Flowerhouse is opening up a dialogue with social and environmental activists on how wildflower work can generate a local seed economy, and how this can sustain sowings and care for the wildflowers across Liverpool City Region year on year.  It is not just a question of maintenance, it is a question of responding to what nature throws up, what is already in the soil and what can be restored from edgelands and rural neighbourhoods close by.  City wildflower sites can be open labs for learning about nature and also capture carbon and promote wellbeing.

Champions from local Friends’ groups, social activists and wildflower rangers on a journey with Regenerus and Taking Root will share stories and ideas.  The purpose of this session is to agree a staged plan for a co-operative seed exchange with members, guidelines and a framing which enables all partners to contribute energy and skills, and to derive benefits.  This pioneering concept builds on a unique history of creative conservation on Merseyside, announcing a renaissance of new land ethics in the City Region which hosts the world’s first public parks. Seed is a great metaphor we want to make real in the cultural connection between people and nature.

Seeds are condensed sunshine.  How can we increase the natural resources for producing and distributing seed in Liverpool for the benefit of our citizens and communities? The key lies in our pro-active social and environmental community groups: and Liverpool has many with an abundance of humour and spirit.

Since 2020, the National Wildflower Centre has been harvesting seed again on Merseyside, after regaining a yellow combine harvester, named SUNNY.  Some of this seed has been harvested as close to home as Walton, Croxteth, Everton, Kirkby and King’s Moss, St Helen’s, with seed being given to local community groups for their own use.  Hand harvests of perennial seed have supplemented these harvests with the combine.

Scouse Flowerhouse is a local movement born from a twinning project between Liverpool and Manchester which resulted in the playful vision for a Northern Flowerhouse.  Everton Park is the heart of the Northern Flowerhouse and the Scouse flavour of our city streets and open spaces shines when local people get involved in sowing, caring for the sites, music-making, and sharing food along the way.  Collectively we are working towards wildflowering a mosaic of verges, doorstep nature sites, village greens and parks for people, birds and insects.  The ongoing presence of the National Wildflower Centre based at Liverpool’s World Museum and homed at the Eden Project provides an opportunity to stimulate and sustain a local seed economy.

This event is for people interested in the cooperative approach to a Seed Exchange. Individuals, community group representatives: all are welcome. For further info please contact bloom@scouseflowerhouse.com or Richard Scott rscott@edenproject.com

 

SCOUSE FLOWERHOUSE: OPEN DAY

SATURDAY 5TH MARCH, ALL DAY EVENT

Book here to join us for the lecture or drop in throughout the day.

Volunteers from groups involved in Scouse Flowerhouse meadows will be on hand to have conversations with visitors about their involvement in the wildflower work in Liverpool and Sefton.

At 1pm, National Wildflower Centre Director and Chair of the UK Urban Ecology Forum, Richard Scott, will give a presentation and talk about this work and his commitment to a new land ethic.  There will be ample time for dialogue with fellow activists.  Social and environmental justice are just as interlinked as people and nature with ingenuity, heart and perseverance being what powers us forward.

Image by Richard Scott: Spring sowing with Windsor Community Primary, Mandela8 & Friends of Princes Park 2021

 

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