Events Leytonstone

Stone Mini Market to host nature connection workshop

Led by environmental writer Charlotte Du Cann, the free event will include a trip to the Wanstead Flats where participants will be taught how to connect better with the natural world

A tree stump in the Wanstead Flats, Credit: Joanna Pocock

The Stone Mini Market in Leytonstone will host a free workshop on 28th January teaching people how to strengthen their relationships with nature.

Led by writer and environmental teacher Charlotte Du Cann, attendees will be taught how to weather the storm of current crises and work with the “more-than-human world”.

The session, will include a trip to the Wanstead Flats where particpants will learn how to tune into and physically and imaginatively connect with the land and its non-human inhabitants before translating those connections into images or words.

The workshop, which runs between 11am-1pm on Sunday 28th January, is organised by Transition Leytonstone’s Library for Change, a lending library containing more than 300 books on all aspects of sustainability, including climate change, alternative economics, practical books on gardening, and eco-poetry.

Charlotte Du Cann is a writer, editor and co-director of the Dark Mountain Project. Copies of Charlotte’s book, After Ithaca – Journeys in Deep Time, as well as a selection of books published by the Dark Mountain Project, will be available to purchase.

Attendees are asked to bring a notebook, pen or pencil, plus something to sit on and warm rainproof clothing. Donations towards Transition Leytonstone’s Library for Change are also welcome.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Book here. You can find out more about Charlotte Du Cann’s work here