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Floating Garden: The Story Hunt with Cassandra Wye

Date 02.07.16

Time 2.30pm – 4pm

Location Garden (via Boat from Arnolfini)

Synopsis

Join Cassandra Wye, international storyteller, on an amazing adventure to the Floating Ballast Seed Garden to discover the secrets skills of the plants hidden there.

Details

Listen carefully to the story to unveil secret information about the plants growing in the garden. From miracle cures to marvellous inventions – meet the plants that have changed our world! Cassandra has created this magical blend of fact and fiction to bring the stories of the plants alive for all ages from 0 to 90!

Cassandra Wye has been sharing stories around the globe since 1991. Fizzing with energy and enthusiasm, her love of storytelling knows no boundaries. Working with gardens and gardeners world-wide, she is passionate about how plants can bring people and places together.

Meet at Arnolfini Box Office

Located on Bristol’s historic harbour, just below Castle Park, the The Ballast Seed Garden was created by Maria Thereza Alves in June 2012. Constructed from a disused grain barge, the garden is populated with a variety of non-native plants, creating a living history of the city’s trade and maritime past.

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Seeds of Change: Floating Ballast Seed Garden brochure is available from Arnolfini.

Located on Bristol’s historic harbour, just below Castle Park, the The Ballast Seed Garden was created by Maria Thereza Alves in June 2012. Constructed from a disused grain barge, the garden is populated with a variety of non-native plants, creating a living history of the city’s trade and maritime past.

Steven Claydon’s work brings together objects recalling historical artefacts, cultural ephemera and geological samples, skillfully mixing different cultures and periods of history. Merging reality with fiction, and appearing at once meaningful and useless, Claydon’s works oscillate between an idea of truth and fantasy, seeming to offer a fragmented image of a future civilisation’s past. He will talk about his practice and new commission in Bristol.