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Sunday, 20 January 2013

LEAF - The Programme - 1st – 4th May 2013 London

For All Humans and Non-humans
Please see the end of the post for a full schedule of events and details of how to get to the venue. 

“Enclosure” by Dan Eltringham
Dan needs more space for his things. He’s staked a claim on part of the Green. He might lease it to you.

“Tree / Book” by Camilla Nelson – Interactive Installation
Materials for reading, writing and mark-making will be threaded into a web between the branches of two oaks on The Green, in order for readers and writers to use them to express their environment, verbally and non-verbally, using the pages provided.  These pages will then be published as part of the physical web.  This installation is designed to inspire a playful exploration of the materials local to the area, and to encourage an expanded understanding of writing practices and materials in relation to environment.

“Labyrinth” by Maria Strutz 
A walkable sculpture.

“The Keithettes: Divination” by Beetle and Bird
London based Performance Company, Beetle and Bird pay homage to their Irish heritage, 
The Keithette's retell a traditional Irish Mayday folklore with the help of some snals.

“After The Tempest” by Teatro Vivo – Theatre
The Spirits of Albion Island invite you to come and celebrate Independence Day! 
The tyrannous Prospero has relinquished control and the Spirits will be celebrating by planting a
memorial. Discover lovers and kings, monsters and men creating a storm in the undergrowth. 
This will be a work in progress showing inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

“Nest” by Nathalie Hauwelle  Performance
           A nest fit for a human is built from wood found on The Green

“Insect Hotel” by the International Collective of Ecological Actors
Performance Installation
You are trying to check in but the receptionist is busy building bed-space for some exceptional guests.

“I Surrender” by Rachael Henley
Performance Installation
Knitting - Live

“Linus Slug” by Mendoza
Witches! Familiars! Descent / dissent! A history of Northumberland Entomologically retold.

Gleaning, Leaning and the Lean” by Natalie Joelle
What does it mean to glean and what are the ecological implications of its gestures?

“The Last Cuppa” by Elaine Pantling
There is comfort in a cup of solitude but there is much more pleasure in sharing a pot of tea with friends. 
Every cup, every sip stirs up a story and invokes a memory never to be forgotten…

“Where Do We Go From Here?” by the International Collective of Ecological Actors
 Interactive Installation
Reveal the path to the future

“Danae” by Melissa Budasz 
Open House Gallery
Steeped in myth, history and the natural world Melissa Budasz explores her physical and emotional relationship with these themes, placing herself at the centre as both subject and voyeur.

“Sprites In Shorts” by Simon and Phil 
The festival finishes with Crystal Palace’s finest. Famous for their “Blessing of The Pond” on Albion Millennium Green


WHO? WHAT? Wednesday        1st May Thursday        2nd May Friday                 3rd May Saturday           4th May
Camilla Nelson Tree/Book 2pm-8pm 2pm-8pm 2pm-8pm 2pm-8pm
Dan Eltringham Enclosure 2pm-8pm 2pm-8pm 2pm-8pm 2pm-8pm
Maria Strutz Labyrinth 2pm-8pm 2pm-8pm
Beetle and Bird Divination 2pm-3pm 2pm-3pm 2pm-3pm 2pm - 3pm
Nathalie Hauwelle Nest 5pm-8pm 2pm-8pm 2pm-8pm
International Collective of Ecological Actors Insect Hotel 2pm-8pm 2pm-8pm 2pm-6pm
International Collective of Ecological Actors Where Do We Go From Here? 2pm-8pm 2pm-8pm 2pm-8pm
Teatro Vivo  After The Tempest 7pm-8pm 7pm-8pm
Rachael Henley I Surrender 2pm-8pm 2pm-7pm
Natalie Joelle Gleaning 4pm-5pm
Elaine Pantling The Last Cuppa 4pm-8pm 4pm-8pm
Mendoza Insect Poetry 6pm-7pm 6pm-7pm
Melissa Budasz Danae Open House 2pm - 8pm
Simon and Phil Sprites in Shorts 6pm-8pm
Main Image photo by David Eberts design by Simon Foster

Map showing the 7 minute walk from Forest Hill Rail Station:

Getting To Albion

Two entrances:

 1. Via Clyde Vale and railway path. (Fastest from the station)
2. At the end of Albion Villas Road. SE26 4DB.

Forest Hill Rail Station  
Overground: trains from Highbury and Islington, Crystal Palace, West Croydon
Network Rail: trains from London Bridge, East Croydon, Victoria

Buses 122,176,197. Stop: Thorpewood Avenue.
Limited Free Parking
on surrounding streets. No parking on Albion Villas Road, (single lane road)

Please Note: This is an open air venue, with some rough terrain. Please bring a coat and outdoor shoes. 
TOILETS: at Forest Hill Pools, (2mins walk via railway path).

click here for info on:  Albion Millennium Green

Pupils from Holy Trinity School Plant English Oak in Albion Millennium Green. Photo by Bruno Roubicek


 Above Image  by Beth Stikeman: "Barking"