Art Gene’s spring events 2020

More Extreme Views events and opportunities to be part of the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space will be shared via our newsletter and social media platforms, so please sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news.

 

 

BOOM Grows in Barrow!

Saturday 15 February,12 – 2pm

Join us for the launch of an exciting new community growing partnership with University of Cumbria’s Back On Our Map (BOOM) project.

BOOM, a National Lottery Heritage Funded scheme, will work with communities to help bring back and strengthen 12 different species of flora and fauna across South Cumbria over the next 4 years. Part of this project will be hosted and delivered at Allotment Soup: the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space.

With introductions to the species from expert guests, hot food, planting demos and art activities to kick start the project. Please RSVP events@art-gene.co.uk or call 01229 825085. FREE, all welcome.

Isle of Walney Community Growing Space, Mill Lane, Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 3XX (Opposite the fire station).

Read more about our partnership with BOOM. Part of Art Gene’s Re-wilding Barrow project with Landscape Working Party. Read more about Art Gene’s Allotment Soup project and the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space.

 

Barrow Tarot

Saturday 15 February, 12 – 2pm

As part of  ‘BOOM Grows in Barrow’, Extreme Views Artist in Residence Katie Anderson will host a drop-in workshop, sharing conversation and ideas about environment, sustainability, identity and creativity. Explore fortune telling for future towns using the Barrow Tarot, talismans and curiosities. FREE, all welcome.

Isle of Walney Community Growing Space, Mill Lane, Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 3XX (Opposite the fire station).

 

BOOM Grows…

Saturday 21 March, 1 – 3pm

Hands on expert led conservation workshop with University of Cumbria. Learn more about the species to be reintroduced and how to ‘bring up a butterfly’. Please RSVP events@art-gene.co.uk or call 01229 825085. FREE, all welcome.

Isle of Walney Community Growing Space, Mill Lane, Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 3XX (Opposite the fire station).

 

Extreme Views: Barrow Park to Lesh Lane

Sunday 29 March, 12 noon – 3pm (remember the clocks change)

The next in our series of Extreme Views Days, a future focussed walk and discussion exploring the changing role of green space in the urban core. With hot food. Please RSVP events@art-gene.co.uk or call 01229 825085. FREE, all welcome. 

Meet at Barrow Park Bandstand, Park Avenue, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9BJ

 

Extreme Views 2020 Exhibition

Opening Friday 17 April, 5:30 – 8:30pm

Open 21 – 25 April, 12 – 6pm

Work created throughout Art Gene’s Extreme Views programme, featuring Artist in Residence Owen Griffiths & Katie Anderson. Talks and tours available for schools and groups (please call to arrange).

Please RSVP for the opening events@art-gene.co.uk or call 01229 825085. FREE, all welcome.

Art Gene Gallery, Nan Tait Centre, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1LG

 

 

Other Art Gene Events

Above: volunteers planting wildflowers at Allotment Soup: the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space, 2019, photo Eve Mulholland

Allotment Soup Work Days

11am – 2pm

(Mostly Fridays) 

Join our community of gardeners on the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space and work with Landscape Engagement Coordinator Eve Mulholland to learn about resilience, growing your own food and sustainable living. Work days often include communal maintenance of the growing areas, and are a chance to meet up with other growers. No experience necessary!

Weekly dates and updates are posted on the public Facebook group Allotment Soup: the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space.

Learn more about Art Gene’s Allotment Soup & Landscape Working Party projects.

Isle of Walney Community Growing Space, Mill Lane, Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 3XX (Opposite the fire station).