A Walk on the Wild Side Poetry & Foraging
@ Clandeboye Courtyard, Clandeboye Estate, Saturday 16 September, 11am – 3pm
If you like your poetry with a generous helping of the great outdoors and some sneaky snacks, then come along to our Walk on the Wild Side workshop, part of Aspects Festival Bangor, a celebration of Irish writing from 14 – 22 September.
For this one-of-a-kind workshop and lunch, we will be collaborating with poet and performer Rachel McCrum. Originally from Donaghadee but now based in Quebec, Rachel is a poet, performer and workshop facilitator. She was the inaugural BBC Scotland Poet in Residence in 2015 and her first book The First Blast To Awaken Women Degenerate (Freight Books) was published in 2017.
We will be making the most of September’s wild autumnal bounty as well as drawing literary inspiration from nature, walking and the changing of the seasons. Journeying on foot we will discover some hidden places on the beautiful Clandeboye Estate, foraging for edible plants along the way. As well as gathering food for our supper, we’ll take inspiration from the surroundings to write some Japanese inspired renga poetry.
On our return to the Clandeboye Courtyard, we will prepare a dish or two using our foraged ingredients and then sit down together to a delicious, seasonal lunch cooked by us (The Edible Flower) and inspired by wild foods, and to share our writings from the afternoon.
Here are the details:
The food: Some snacks and tea and coffee will be available on arrival before the walk, and we will provide a two course ‘foraged’ lunch at about 2 pm.
The time: 11am to 3pm, Saturday 16 September 2017
The place: Clandeboye Courtyard, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, BT19 1RN (the entrance to Clandeboye Courtyard is off the Belfast Road)
The cost: £25 per person, please book your ticket via Aspects Festival’s booking page.
This event involves walking over uneven ground, so is not suitable for people with mobility issues. Bring sturdy shoes and wet weather gear if it looks like rain.
This event is not suitable for young children due to the nature of the activities.
Please let us know about any dietary requirements in advance.