TRWCO field trip and art intervention: Botanising with a Third Eye

We present our second TRWCO event providing opportunity for thought and initiating conversations about environmental change.

9.30am arrive and refreshments
10am artists’ conversations
12pm – 12.45pm lunch
1pm guided walk at Ceibwr Bay
5pm tea, cake and summary at Small World Theatre

Ceibwr Bay, Pembrokeshire has a special flora along the coast that includes flowering plants, lichens and algae living in the tidal zone and bryophytes. Pat Wolseley, expert botanist, will lead a field trip accompanied by artists Fern Smith and Sean Vicary to look closely at what grows there and how it’s able to live where it does.

Pat Wolseley is based at the Natural History Museum and a specialist on lichens as bio-indicators of pollution and environmental change in Britain and South East Asia. She was brought up on a farm in Pembrokeshire and will speak about how her 40 year study of the lichens in the Pembrokeshire landscape can tell us about survival and loss over centuries of change.

Fern Smith is co-founder of Volcano Theatre and founder of Emergence. She is currently a Creative Wales Award Recipient and artist in residence at Small World Theatre. She will lead a conversation in the role of art and dialogue in the transition to a sustainable society.

Sean Vicary is based in Cardigan and uses animation and moving-image to investigate our relationship with the ‘natural’ world. He is also a Creative Wales Award Recipient and using the flora, fauna and landscape at Ceibwr in his research.

Everyone is welcome to share stories and experiences. Join us and be part of a growing discussion on climate change, sustainable living and building positive futures.

Please book early and pay for your places in advance. Numbers are limited to 30 places

£12 includes lunch at Small World Theatre