Part Exchange Co is pleased to announce the Earthed Weekender programme - taking place on the 14th and 15th of June at the Create centre in Bristol, as part of the Big Green Week’s Big Beautiful Weekend.

Come down and get involved and be a part of this fun and hands-on weekend, all activities are free with some needing pre-booked tickets in advance.

You can get your free tickets for the workshops on Eventbrite, and as an added extra, your ticket will get you a discount on the Bristol Ferry to the Nova Scotia stop near the Create Centre.

The Earthed weekender is the start of a creative process for Part Exchange Co to develop a giant piece of storytelling that will encourage people to get out into their local green spaces across Bristol in 2015, during the International Year of Soil and with Bristol as the European Green Capital. 

(The Earthed Weekender is run by arts events and theatre company, Part Exchange Co and funded by the Create Centre and Big Green Week).


All day activities

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th, from 10am to 5pm (no need to book, just turn up).

Self-led Art Activities
 – Earthed artist designed activities, just ask for information on them at the Create centre reception when you arrive.
Make And Mow - an exciting opportunity to create a stunning design for a large-scale piece of grass art for our land art competition.

The Big Dig  - we will be peeling back the turf and digging down to reveal the hidden layers of earth and time beneath the surface of the meadows.
Earthed Exhibition - bring your stories, memories, knowledge and findings about Ashton Meadows and add them to the interactive exhibition at the Create centre.

Programmed activities

Limited numbers so please book ahead to ensure your free place

Saturday 14th June

Earthed conversations - What Lies BeneathSoil specialists, geologists and archaeologists in a conversation on all things earthy.
Earthed works: A practical site-inspired earth sculpture workshop with land artist Mick Petts.
Earthed writes: A practical site-specific writing workshop with writer David Lane. 
Artists Talk - Language and Landscape: Mick Petts and David Lane explore the connections and approaches of their different practices.

Sunday 15th June

Earthed conversations - The River’s Role: Join river specialists and enthusiasts alike in a big discovery and sharing of all things watery. 
Earth Graffiti: Practical river-inspired mud graffiti art workshop with Mick Petts. 
River Writes: Practical river-inspired site responsive writing workshop with David Lane.
Artists Talk - Earthed Reflections: Mick Petts and David Lane select the discoveries, questions, creations and quotations that inspire them most from the Earthed Weekender.

The Viewing Chamber 

And as always, our Engine House's viewing chamber is there for you to read about what we are up to and see 
the nuts and bolts of the creative process.

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And a little extra treat in the form of the intense colour experience of Steve Brockett’s aerial tulip photographs

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