EARTHSHAPES #7 Re-storytelling, Autumn Equinox

Join Becky Lyon / ELASTIC FICTION for the seventh in a series of 8 art-practice-led gatherings following and drawing attention to seasonal rhythms, patterns of place and earth-centric chronology.

About this event

For our penultimate EARTHSHAPES journey through the seasons we gather around the fire in the urban woodlands of Phytology to brew up new stories for changing times. As we reach the Autumn Equinox, half light, half dark - themes of both harvest and decay emerge - what do we want to carry with us and what needs renewing?
“Re-storying” is our guiding verb, a complex little made-up word all at once invoking repair, returning, renewing, regenerating and re-narrativising. Our mascot for this work is of course…the mushroom! We are joined once again by artist-researcher-chef Barney Pau to fill up on fungi-fuelled potions as we contemplate moonlight magic, recomposing ourselves and co-flourishing in ruinous times.

Join us as the leaves turn Thursday 29 September 6pm - 7.30pm.

Useful info:
  • This event will take place outdoors so come dressed for the weather!
  • This event will involve some gentle movement.
  • If you can please bring a cup (and let us know if you have any allergens).
  • Please feel free to email me in confidence with any access requirements.
  • Over 18s only please.
  • No dogs please (unless they support you accessing the site).
  • All are welcome - if you would like to attend but can not manage the consumables cost or if you have any questions / pondering don't hesitate to contact me at

More about EARTHSHAPES gatherings

Many of us are out of rhythm. Our time has become capped and contorted around the 9-5 (if we’re lucky), our year punctuated by the commercial calendar, our patterns of pause out of sync with the stillness of darker days. We are off-beat with our ecology.
The garden is a space to interrupt those oppressive rhythms. On crossing the threshold you enter Garden Time. You cannot rush the pace of growth, you cannot will the raspberries to grow in Winter, you cannot threaten the bulbs to bloom before spring. Entering the woods is an invitation to slow the haste and embrace the character of that moment.
Side-stepping the Gregorian, financial and academic diaries I invite you to join a series of gatherings providing punctuation marks dictated by significant time-turning points of the British Isles.
Each session guest artists will present offerings from their art-research practices that highlight and draw focused attention to that moment. Together we may move, ingest, tell stories, collectively write, sound out, conduct rituals, weave together, meditation, make....

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