UpRoot

Uprooted searocket clumps lay in sand dunes

Uproot

UpRoot acknowledges and celebrates survival, diversity and interconnectivity in a time of upheaval and change.

This workshop invites participants from any walk of life who may be new to their local communities to explore ‘putting down roots’. Over 2 days participants will cultivate notions of uprooting, transplant shock, bedding in, of ‘native’, ‘non-native’ and naturalized species, collectively crafting a nurturing creative space to talk about finding ways to survive and thrive through the medium of plants.  UpRoot accompanies Curious’ new performance Wild Longings, which celebrates diversity and interconnectivity in times of upheaval and change.

Our commitment to community engagement prioritises speaking ‘to’ and ‘with’ rather than ‘for’ and ‘about’ immigrants. Curious employ rooting and uprooting as metaphors for personal as well as botanical stories at a time when 65 million people are displaced worldwide.

Upcoming workshops:

Sat 13th April 10am-4pm
Norwich Plantation Garden 
as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival.  Workshop full.

4-5th May 10am-4pm both days
hosted by Phytology London
as part of the 2 Degrees Festival by Artsadmin  Places available.  Deadline 23rd April.

This workshop invites participants from any walk of life who may be new to the East End, London or the UK to explore ‘putting down roots’. Over 2 days participants will cultivate notions of uprooting, transplant shock, bedding in, of ‘native’, ‘non-native’ and naturalized species, collectively crafting a nurturing creative space to talk about finding ways to survive and thrive through the medium of plants.  UpRoot accompanies Curious’ new performance Wild Longings, which celebrates diversity and interconnectivity in times of upheaval and change.

This weekend-long workshop is offered free but places are limited.To apply for a place, please send a paragraph of no more than 100 words about why you’d like to take part to: curious@curiousperformance.com by 23rd April.  For more information, and to let us know your access requirements ahead of time please contact Cat: cat@artsadmin.co.uk/ 0207 247 5102

17th May 10am-5pm
Canterbury Christ Church University, Anselm Studio 2 Places available.

Offered as part of the UNESCO celebrations in Canterbury. To apply for a place, please send a paragraph of no more than 100 words about why you’d like to take part to: curious@curiousperformance.com.  For more information, and to let us know your access requirements ahead of time please contact artsandculture@canterbury.ac.uk or Tel: 01227 922994

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Wild Longings and UpRoot have been created through a rich interdisciplinary collaboration with Dr Sue Rhee, director of the Plant Biology Department at the Carnegie Institution for Science and with Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, who generously funded this work through a Venture Award. The works was co-commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Festival and is produced by Artsadmin.