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Bow Families Special: Making wildflower seed bombs with Miyuki Kasahara

Sunday 23rd July 2023 , 11:00am to 1:00pm

Pollinators in our environments are essential for plants and crops to thrive! Come along and make flower, butterfly, bee and other pollinator-shaped wildflower seed bombs. Explore the rest of the Second Nature programme here.

Why are pollinators important? What are wildflowers? In this Bow Families Special, learn about the relationship between bugs and buds, and how a diversity of flowers helps an ecosystem to stay healthy.

Children will learn that pollinators are declining, as well as what kinds of wildflowers encourage pollinators to visit, and will explore how we can help butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects enjoy a variety of plants.

Together, we will get stuck in to make fun and colourful seed bombs in creative shapes for families to plant together. These wildflower seed bombs can be distributed in your garden, by the roadside, riverbanks or derelict land to help the pollinators. 

Bow Families is a series of free, drop-in family art workshops that take place on the last Sunday of every month in the Bow Arts Courtyard. These sessions are a wonderful opportunity for local families to get creative and try something new! Each session is led by a Bow Arts’ Artist and all materials are provided.   

Free (drop-in, no booking required!)

183 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ
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Born in Japan, Miyuki Kasahara graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art.

Her work is research driven and addresses the impact of humans on the ecosystem. How we can find ways to reconnect with a losing grasp of the natural world and stop poisoning it and ourselves. She examines in her work the environmental factors affecting global issues, including that arising from politics and societal change. The outcomes from her research have included drawing, film, installation, interactive performance, sculpture, or a combination of those. She has exhibited throughout the UK, Europe and Japan.  

Access information  

The Bow Arts Courtyard has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system. Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.  

The Nunnery Gallery and Cafe have step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. The Bow Arts Courtyard includes access to an accessible toilet. These venues do not have a hearing loop system.  

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email nunnery@bowarts.com or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3)  

Access requirements could include things like providing equipment, services or support (e.g. information in Easy Read, speech to text software, additional 1:1 support), adjusting workshop timings (e.g. more break times), adjustments to the event space (e.g. making sure you have a table near the entrance) or anything else you can think of!

Transport Information  

Opening hours: Mon-Friday, 9am to 5pm  
Address: Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ  
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.  
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.  
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.