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Free exhibition opens at Walthamstow Wetlands

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Anna in her studio (credit: Anna Alcock)
02 March 2022

A free exhibition inspired by the wildflowers of Walthamstow Wetlands is now open at the Engine House.A free exhibition inspired by the wildflowers of Walthamstow Wetlands is now open at the Engine House.

‘Spring Awakening’, featuring the work of artist and printmaker Anna Alcock, whose studio is just a short walk away, opens today until 28th April.‘Spring Awakening’, featuring the work of artist and printmaker Anna Alcock, whose studio is just a short walk away, opens today until 28th April.

Over 50 varieties of wildflowers have been recorded on the wetlands and the exhibition is a reminder to treasure and protect the natural landscape that can be found in busy cities.Over 50 varieties of wildflowers have been recorded on the wetlands and the exhibition is a reminder to treasure and protect the natural landscape that can be found in busy cities.

Anna said: "I hope it might serve as a reminder and wake up call to us all of just how important it is for us to protect the natural world which surrounds us.Anna said: "I hope it might serve as a reminder and wake up call to us all of just how important it is for us to protect the natural world which surrounds us.

“We might simply set aside a tiny wild space in our own city gardens or window boxes to encourage bees and other pollinators.“We might simply set aside a tiny wild space in our own city gardens or window boxes to encourage bees and other pollinators.

"As a regular visitor to Walthamstow Wetlands, it inspires my work and is a place I explore with my family, so I am delighted to be given the opportunity to exhibit there.""As a regular visitor to Walthamstow Wetlands, it inspires my work and is a place I explore with my family, so I am delighted to be given the opportunity to exhibit there."

Visit the exhibition at Walthamstow Wetlands Engine House from 9.30am to 3.30pm in March or 4.30pm in AprilVisit the exhibition at Walthamstow Wetlands Engine House from 9.30am to 3.30pm in March or 4.30pm in April