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Ballast Seed Boat Tour with Three Cane Whale

Date 22.07.16

Time 19.30 - 21.00

Location Garden (via Boat from Arnolfini)

Synopsis

Three Cane Whale: Live Acoustic Trio perform on the Ballast Seed Floating Garden.

Details

From churches to abandoned railway stations, multi-instrumental acoustic trio Three Cane Whale are no strangers to playing in unusual locations.  Playing a wonderful variety of instruments (20 at the last count!) join them for an intimate evening inspired by folk, minimalism, classical and film and enjoy music that has been described as “fascinating, remarkable and impressively original” (The Guardian), in which “the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible” (The Observer).

Meet at Arnolfini Box Office

Bookings:

Boat tours are £8/£6 concessions and depart from Arnolfini, unless otherwise stated. Please book by calling Arnolfini box office on 0117 917 2300 or visit arnolfini.org.uk. All tours will be accompanied by a volunteer from the University of Bristol Botanic Garden who will be able to interpret the plants and provide information on the Ballast Seed Garden.

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

Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden:

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.