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Unintended Consequences: Natures playground workshop

Sat 8th October, 13:00

Tune in and listen to your bodies, to understand and connect to the land and world around us.

As part of the Unintended Consequences programme at Quarry Bank National Park, FutureEverything, in partnership with the National Trust, have curated a season of special maker-led activities and workshops for visitors to Quarry Bank Mill.

Healthy ecosystems can be heard and the changing landscapes over time can be noticed by the altering sounds within a space. During this half day workshop, you will be invited to participate in creative exercises exploring our connection to the environment.

We will be working in the woodland space and outdoor spaces around Quarry Bank. We will start by exploring the spaces close to the site, listening to sounds of the environment, we will then bring these experiences together to create a collaborative, immersive artwork together. Suitable for beginners. No prior experience necessary. Participants might want to bring a notebook and pen to record their findings.

We will be working outside so please bring appropriate clothes for the weather on the day.

Led by Anna Horton Cremin
Suitable for children aged 12+. Please meet in the Mill Yard.
This is a free event, but tickets are required for all attendees.

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences is a programme of activity exploring the impact of the industrial revolution through stories of environmental change present within the Quarry Bank landscape. Through a series of participatory events, the project is inviting us to consider what we can do to create a more sustainable future.

The Unintended Consequence workshops will run in parallel to Gathering Downstreaman installation created by artist Jen Southern produced by FutureEverything which launched at Quarry Bank in May 2022.The artwork explores the legacy of the Industrial Revolution and its, often exploitative, impact on the landscape and people. It gathers together the movement of plants, rocks, people and machines, through their relationship to water. From the river and damp air that brought both mossy abundance and the cotton mill to Quarry Bank, to the drought and flooding that are two of the biggest global impacts of the climate crisis.

The installation will be on display until November 25th, 2022.