Monday 15 April 2013

The Bird Yarden - launch day Sat 4th May 2013

The Bird Yarden: Launch Day, for the yards at the side of the AirSpace contemporary art gallery in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

Sat 4th May 2013, 11am - 7pm.

A day of activities and talks for all ages to celebrate the launch of ‘THE BIRD YARDEN’ at AirSpace Gallery. As well as the talks and activities below, there will also be drop in workshops and activities all day, for all ages.

11.00am - 12.00pm - THE BIRD YARDEN will be open to the public for the first time, take this opportunity to look around the space and our first Yarden exhibition showcasing the work of 5 site responsive art commissions, as well as the “Speaking in Tongues” exhibition in the gallery.

12.00pm-2.00pm - Clive Mollart (aka The Garden Design Doctor) will present the 7 Principles of Good Garden Design and offer diagnoses for all your garden design problems, so bring photos or sketches of your outdoor space for bespoke advice.

2.00pm - 3.00pm - Professor Chris Baines, original presenter of BBC's Countryfile, and author of “How to Make a Wildlife Garden”, will deliver a talk entitled, "Wildlife gardening and the nature of the future", followed by Q&A's.

3.00pm - 4.00pm - David Tideswell from the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust will give a demonstration in how to build the perfect birdbox and bird feeder, plus plenty of tips and advice on the best way to attract and look after urban birds.

4.00pm - 5.30pm - Yard activities and food, interactive sound sculpture by ECHOMAP, Bird Painting activity, and drop-in workshops for all ages. There will be food and other refreshments available.

6.00pm - 7.00pm - Sarah R Key leads a tour of, and talk about, her exhibition, “Speaking in Tongues”.

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