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The Instinct Lab: Part Two

18th Jun 22nd Jun 2024

Join artists Unfinished Business (Anna and Leo) for a week of fun and fermentation at Incredible Edible Knowsley.

Event Details
Incredible Edible Knowsley, Liverpool, UK
Access Information

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

If you'd like to discuss your access needs, please get in touch by contacting Emma on:

07421 455777 (Mon to Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm) or email

Creative Team
  • Artist: Unfinished Business

As part of their ongoing project, The Instinct Lab, Unfinished Business will be in residence at Incredible Edible, Knowsley, in June 2024.

The Instinct Lab explores the connection between our gut, our intuition and instinct, our ancient ancestors (micro-organisms!), the cycle of life and death and how we can make positive decisions for our lives and the life of the world we inhabit.

Together, they invite you to build and contribute to The Home to the Spirit of the Ferment; a new community space to sit, to contemplate and connect with our ancestors (basically a garden shed where all the ferments that we will be making can transform). From 18th - 22nd June there’s a jam packed schedule of activities at Incredible Edible - from fermentation, carpentry and divination, to experimental art workshops.

Drop in every day to be part of building the shed, or book onto one of the free workshops happening in the space. Staying for the full day? A light lunch will be provided each day, but feel free to bring your own refreshments too.

Get Involved

Tuesday 18th June

  • 9am - 12pm Community breakfast to celebrate Incredible Edible’s land transfer. Contribute to and bury a community time capsule (drop-in)
  • 12pm - 1.30pm Shed Installation and Pickle Picnic (food provided, including pickles and ferment, drop-in)
  • 1.30pm - 3pm The Past, the Present and the Kimchi workshop. Explore what you value from your past and present and learn how to make kimchi, a classic Korean side dish of spicy fermented vegetables. Please book a free place for this workshop.

Thursday 20th June

  • 11am - 1pm and 2.30pm - 4.30pm Community Shed Building and painting (drop-in)
  • 6pm - 8pm DIY Tarot: DIY Sauerkraut workshop. Learn how to make sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) and learn the fundamentals of shared tarot reading. Please book a free place for this workshop.

Friday 21st June

  • 10am - 12pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm Community Shed Building and painting (drop-in)
  • 1.30pm - 3.30pm Fermentation for the Future workshop. Create instant paintings with fermented beetroot and explore their hidden messages for the future, then learn how to make a magical 1-5 year ferment called fervida, which has many uses, from plant food, to gut support, to all purpose cleaner! Please book a free place for this workshop.

Saturday 22nd June

  • 10am - 12pm Community Shed Building and painting (drop-in)
  • 2pm - 4pm The Instinct Lab Celebration. Celebrate the launch of the Home of the Spirit of the Ferment - aka the fermentation shed! Try your kimchi, burp your fervida and sauerkraut and create shrines to the past and present within the shed.

About the project

What is instinct, intuition, gut feeling?

How do we feed it, what do we feed it with?

Is instinct something that happens only inside us, or is it a collective or communal experience?

The Instinct Lab is a participatory creative research project, exploring emerging scientific knowledge about the symbiotic relationship between animals, plants and the microbial world.

Unfinished Business