I had the pleasure of working with the Nu Urban Gardeners in 2013, They were commission by Transported, a Creative People and Places Programme in Lincolnshire, to undertake a week long residency to engage new, hard to reach communities in the arts. The duo were truly a delight to work with. When devising their residency, they were efficient and thoughtful. They really took on board Transported's aims and ethos, which was reflected in the success of the project and the positivity it received from new audiences and participants.
They were assertive in maximising the impact of the project. They engaged participants easily, with kindness and good humour. The project was creative, accessible and a great concept.
I would highly recommend working with The Nu-Urban Gardeners and they would be a fantastic asset to any project or event. Rosie Lesurf / Creative Producer / November 2016
A big thank you for all your work at the fete ! Feedback forms prove you are very popular!! As ever, it’s a pleasure having you at these events. My lasting memory is the cow lying dead with a shovel sticking out its side…wonderful. Jane Greenfield / Producer for HOME LIVE ART LTD / October 2011
Just a note to say we really enjoyed your Gothic Gardens event at Tattershall - it was great fun. I hope we come across you again at some point in the future - please do put me on your mailing list if you have one. Tim Ryder (and the rest of the Ryder family) October 2011 / Tattershall event
Hello It was an absolute pleasure meeting you both at the Alternative Fete and I am now a complete convert to the minature garden ;-) Loving the photos you have put up on your website. Keep it green Molly. Molly Doyle / National Trust / October 2011
'the good, wondrously wacky, work which is full of laughter but with an inner seriousness' Derek Sellars / Artist / October 2011 ‘YOUR PERFORMANCE WAS THE ICING ON THE CAKE OF THE PICNIC’ KATE STODDART / CURATOR / MAY 2011
HI SIMON AND CHRIS, JUST A QUICK MESSAGE TO SAY HOW GREAT IT WAS TO SEE YOU AT HAMPSTEAD HEATH ON SUNDAY AND HOW MUCH I THOUGHT THE PARTICIPANTS ENJOYED THE ACTIVITY - A LOVELY DAY, THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COME DOWN…I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT NEW STREET SQUARE! BEST WISHES CORINNE BASS / EDUCATION MANAGER, CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL / JULY 2010
DEAR CHRIS AND SIMON, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING PART IN THE ALTERNATIVE VILLAGE FETE THIS WEEKEND! YOUR CONTRIBUTION WAS WONDERFUL AND I THINK THE MINIATURE GARDENS WERE EXQUISITE: SO WELL CONSIDERED, AND THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL LEAD TO SOME AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL RESULTS BY THE AUDIENCE. IT WAS LOVELY TO WORK WITH YOU, AND THANKS FOR HELPING MAKE THE EVENT SUCH A SUCCESS. LAURA GODFREY-ISAACS / DIRECTOR / HOME LIVE ART / SEPTEMBER 2009
DEAR SIMON AND CHRIS, THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR EXCELLENT CONTRIBUTION TO THE ALTERNATIVE VILLAGE FETE. THE MINIATURE ALLOTMENTS WERE BEAUTIFUL AND VERY ORIGINAL! ...A MASSIVE HIT WITH EVERYONE I THINK. THE HOME TEAM WERE VERY HAPPY WITH THE WAY THE WHOLE WEEKEND WENT, IT HAD A GREAT ATMOSHERE, WITH ARTISTS AND PUBLIC CLEARLY HAVING A GOOD TIME… AGAIN THANKS AGAIN FOR MAKING IT SO SUCCESSFUL. JANE GREENFIELD / PRODUCER / HOME LIVE ART / SEPTEMBER 2009