Workshop: Life in a Square with Artist Lydia Halcrow (FACE)
25 Jun 2021
Saturday 26 June, 10am-4pm
Join artist Lydia Halcrow (Families Acting on Climate Emergency – FACE) to explore the biodiversity (insect, flora, fauna) through the lens of one place in Bath, that will gradually form part of a map of biodiversity across and around the city that we can revisit to see how insect and wild flower species are doing each year to encourage and support species growth. Explore, observe, discover, record, draw and discuss how biodiversity is closely linked to the climate emergency. Learn ‘how to make your local spaces more insect friendly’, with simple steps like creating your own bug house, and some wild flower seeds to take away to plant to encourage pollinators. We will be bringing together drawings of bugs and flowers and ideas about how to encourage biodiversity from the workshops to share online and in print after the event.
FACE – Families Acting on Climate Emergency is an action group working with all ages across BaNES to raise awareness of the climate emergency and to find ways to come together to make small everyday steps to encourage biodiversity and environmentally aware decision making across the city. The sessions will be run by co-founders Lydia Halcrow, Pauline Harris and Sarah Skeels. Lydia is an artist working with re-mapping places through close observation, Sarah works with clay and the natural environment, Pauline is a researcher and facilitator specialising in climate change communication.