Celebrating Erich Fried / The Ecchoing Green / Landscape learn : Growth and Decay – all at Kensal Green Cemetery Dissenter’s Chapel
Three unique events taking place in the first half of July, each in the remarkable grade II listed Dissenter’s Chapel of Kensal Green Cemetery in West London. 391 Ladbroke Grove. London W10 5AA. Entrance via Cemetery door on Ladbroke Grove.
July Thursday 13th : The Ecchoing Green with Chris McCabe, Tom Jeffreys and SJ Fowler.
Time: 7:00 PM – Free entrance www.poetrylibrary.org.uk/events/readings/?id=13145
This event will celebrate Chris McCabe’s ongoing publication project with Penned in the Margins, following In The Catacombs and Cenotaph South, with new work responding to Kensal Green Cemetery. // This event will see the launch of Worm Wood, Old Oak, a new piece of short fiction by SJ Fowler, published by Sampson Low, written about the Cemetery and its impending neighbour, the Old Oak development. // This event will explore Tom Jeffrey’s Signal Failures, published by Influx Press, which provides, through a walk along the proposed route of HS2, a wide-ranging critique of humanity’s most urgent failures. – An evening of readings and discussion with three of the UK’s most interesting presses, poets and writers.
July Saturday 15th : Landscape Learn – Growth and Decay
Time: 12:15–15:30 Tickets £10 on Eventbrite
Landscape Learn is a new prototype for learning and engaging with the landscapes around us. Landscape Learn will use the seasonality of nature to structure our approach to adaptive and immersive learning. A pioneering new project from J&L Gibbons.
Growth and Decay will explore how our identity and wellbeing is intrinsically linked to the socio-geographic context of our lives. Co-hosted by Poet SJ Fowler, the Kensal Green Cemetery, forms a distinguished and biodiverse context for a discussion on health and wellbeing in a changing city. We will walk through Kensal Green Cemetery, and look back to look forward with Museum of London osteologist Jelena Bekvalac who specialises in reading the bones of dead Londoners. Neuroscientist Dr Andrea Mechelli of King’s College London, Michael Smythe of Nomad Projects, Jo Gibbons and Neil Davidson, Urban Mind collaborators will discuss citizen science and realtime collection of data on state of mind in the city. Dr Tereza Stehlikova’s film pieces of a disappearing neighbourhood will be screened in the Dissenters’ Chapel.
All events are part of Worm Wood, an exhibition and residency in Kensal Green Cemetery Dissenter’s Chapel throughout the summer by Tereza Stehlikova and SJ Fowlerwww.theenemiesproject.com/wormwood