Come and join the conversation about reducing the plastic we use and learn how to make a terrarium or bird feeder from used plastic bottles!

Sunday 31st July 1- 4pm  

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About this event

One million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and less than 1/3 of these will be recycled. Single use plastic water bottles are polluting our oceans, where they decompose very slowly, breaking into tiny pieces known as microplastics, which can enter the marine food chain and become incredibly damaging to sea life.

Come and join in the conversation about ways of reducing the amount of plastic we use in our everyday lives and learn how to make a terrarium or a bird feeder out of your used single use plastic bottles with artist Henrietta Armstrong.

Please bring your used medium / large plastic bottles with you, such as from water, soda or cold cafe drinks. (And we’ll have some on hand too.)

About the Artist:

Henrietta Armstrong is a multimedia artist and curator based in London, specialising in sculpture, installation and public art. She looks at man-made objects and structures from everyday technologies that are often obsolete or defunct, and the symbolism or meaning that we imbue them with. Her recent work has been looking at the brutalist forms of sea defences, sea erosion and the global threat of rising sea levels.

About Summer of Art:

Chisenhale Summer of Art is a collaboration between Chisenhale Studios, Chisenhale Gallery and Chisenhale Dance Space, alongside Chisenhale Primary School’s PTA. In its second year, the Summer of Art programme offers classes in dance and art, live performances, and a festival day for our local community in Bow. Chisenhale Summer of Art is possible through funding from Action for Bow.

Access information:

Booking guarantees a place but drop-ins will be accommodated within capacity. The venue is outdoors and at ground level.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.


Image from Dolos by Henrietta Armstrong.