Location – National Theatre
Event – The Alternative Village Fete* at the Watch this Space Festival)
Date – Sunday September 27th, 2009
Time –12pm – 3pm
NUG – Activity – Grow Your Own
Garden Specialists - Chris Lewis-Jones & Simon Withers (Head Gardeners)
* Home Live Art (Creative producers)
‘The Alternative Village Fete offers us the opportunity to unleash our interests in Nu-progressive urban gardening, folk tradition, garden festivals, village fêtes and miniaturisation. We hope that when the project is presented to the viewers they will be stimulated by the exhibition and wish to get involved. These gardens will lead artists and viewers into new terrains and scenarios… seeding new expressions of creativity. Each of these miniature gardens functions as a subjective/private space placed within a broader objective/public space. This idea is not unlike garden festivals such as the Chelsea flower show where the public view, cheek by jowl, both traditional and experimental approaches to gardens and gardening.’
Chris Lewis-Jones & Simon Withers
The NUGs would like to thank Laura Godfrey-Isaacs, Jane Greenfield and Janet Waugh at Home Live Art. Thanks also to the Home volunteers who supported us throughout the glorious afternoon and to Jon at Joule Events for supplying us with the timber and the soil...you all made our job a real pleasure.
The NUGs would also like to thank to the Executive Producers, The National Theatre: Angus Mackechnie.