Monthly Archives: May 2014

7 May – Winchester Cathedral Visit with Portway School

My co-creative workshops are with pupils from Portway Primary School in Andover.  We start with a visit to Winchester Cathedral to see the Winchester Bible and make drawings of animals, patterns and faces within the architecture.  They were fabulous at finding … Continue reading

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24 April – A Natural History Shelf, Momento Mori and a Stone Coffin

Catherine, one of the Rangers, introduced me to her Natural History Shelf – an exquisite, personal collection of nature finds from the estate including wings of barn and tawny owls, a stuffed jay and skulls of water vole, barn owl, … Continue reading

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23 April – Medieval Roses

Jonny the Gardener in charge of Mottisfont’s Rose Garden (probably the best job in the world and he seems like a happy man) walks me around to look at the roses that were around in the Middle Ages.   There … Continue reading

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22 April – Wildflower Count in the Wetlands

On a very wet afternoon on 23 April I join a group of volunteers with botanical expertise on the Spring Wild Flower Count in the Wetlands. The point of the exercise is to identify all wildflowers in bloom and provide … Continue reading

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