The day includes a range of activities from a creative celebration of local bird species and hands-on art and embroidery workshops to facilitated discussions about the climate crisis. We invite you to listen, watch, create and reflect on the wild spaces right on our doorstep. See below for more information and how to book onto individual workshops.
Environmental Justice Questions: Workshop
10.30am - 12.15pm, Booking required via Eventbrite
Environmental Justice Questions, organised and edited by Harun Morrison, is a compilation of questions for discussion and debate. Harun has invited a range of people including activists, writers, artworkers, theorists, architects, chefs, natural historians and horticulturalists to propose a question relating to environmental justice that can stimulate conversation. The workshop will involve a series of small-group discussions around chosen questions followed by a larger group discussion.
Suitable for ages 16+.
Harun Morrison is an artist and writer based on the inland waterways. He is currently Designer and Researcher in Residence at V&A Dundee and an associate artist with Greenpeace UK.
Let’s Make Rubbish Art
11am - 4pm, Drop-in, no booking required
Part show-and-tell, part artistic play area, Benjamina Albanese invites you to make ‘rubbish art’ from a range of materials she has accumulated over years of zero-waste living. Having lived without a general waste bin since 2018, the St Helens-based artist will use the session to challenge what we think of as ‘waste’, our role as waste producers, the waste we produce, and how that ‘waste’ might be reused .
Benjamina is a writer, performer and creative exploring themes of nature and identity in her work, often engaging with sustainability, accessibility and the importance of gentle activism. She has been commissioned by Heart of Glass as part of Prototype Projects 2023.
Avian Amble with Paul Harfleet
12.30pm, Booking recommended via Eventbrite
A special sharing / celebration event at Court Hey Park, where attendees of Paul Harfleet’s Birds Can Fly workshops are invited to share their bird-inspired creations, and have their portraits taken to add to an exhibition of ‘gently referenced’ ornithological looks. There’s a prize for best dressed, and a free lunch too. Meet us at the park café in your best feathers if you’d like to join the walk, or come along to watch!
Birds Can Fly uses art, illustration and design to educate and inspire bird lovers and promote creativity, kindness and acceptance, encouraging an inclusive community of ornithologists and naturalists.
Sign up to be part of the Birds Can Fly Family workshops.
Not been to a workshop? We'll have a box of bird-inspired costume items available to borrow.
1pm - 3pm, Drop-in, no booking required
Enjoy a delicious homemade lunch on us! From 1pm - 3pm grab some free food and take a tour round an exhibition of work by artist John Maguire and volunteers from Incredible Edible, exploring how we can help to look after our precious ‘green lungs’ (parks, gardens and fields). Meanwhile, writer and social advocate Bernadette McBride will be sharing poems from creative writing workshops with local group Cut Glass Writers.
Mythology, Ecology, Embroidery with Becca Rauer
2.30pm - 4.30pm, Booking required via Eventbrite
Folklore, mythology and storytelling have been used for centuries to influence behaviour and instil morals in children and adults. Many of these powerful stories include environmental conservation messages that continue to influence policy today. Becca’s embroidery workshop will explore how folklore can help shape attitudes towards green spaces, inviting you to share stories and knowledge to inspire original embroidered artworks.
Becca invites sewers and crafters of all experience and levels to take part in this session and will be on hand to offer tips and share skills with those less confident. She has been commissioned by Heart of Glass as part of Prototype Projects 2023.
We aim to create safe, welcoming and accessible spaces for all.
Access information for Incredible Edible and Court Hey Park:
Wheelchair accessible, with flat access
Nearest train station is Broad Green Station (for trains to and from Lime Street) - 15 minute walk from Court Hey Park
The number 79 and 61 buses run from Liverpool city centre and Huyton train station, respectively
Nearest accessible parking is in the main car park at Court Hey Park
By bike - Court Hey Park is situated not far from the Loop Line