Arts In Ramsgate
with Rosie Carr, Jemma Cullen, Holly Hunter, Trevor Neal & members of GOLD (Getting on with Learning Difficulties)
The Plants Talk Back
What would plants say to us if they had the chance to talk back? We invite you to a two-day site-specific exploration and speculation at the Sunken Garden to investigate just how entangled we are with our natural environment, and each other.
Day 1 of ‘The Plants Talk Back’ is a drama improvisation workshop led by local writer and comedian, Trevor Neal, and organised by Jemma Cullen with members of GOLD (Getting on with Learning Difficulties) and Arts in Ramsgate. We invite the public to a casual and celebratory public performance / happening on site at 4pm.
Day 2 of ‘The Plants Talk Back’ is a sound workshop led by local artists Rosie Carr and Holly Hunter, and organised by Jemma Cullen with members of GOLD (Getting on with Learning Difficulties) and Arts in Ramsgate. By harnessing plant and human bioelectricity using Playtronica devices (prepare to be amazed), we give voice to flora at the site. We invite the public to a live improvised performance on site at 4pm.
Rosie Carr is an artist currently training in horticulture. She works with film, sound, people and plants. She studied her MA at the Slade School of Art, and is an alumni of Open School East.
Jemma Cullen is an art worker with a social practice. She also support community projects for people with learning difficulties and runs Arts in Ramsgate, an art and community centre. Jemma is a 2019 Open School East alumnus.
Holly Hunter is an artist based in Margate. Her work involves film, writing, sound, performance and workshops. She is particularly interested in ecology, science fiction and collaboration.
Trevor Neal, from comedy duo Trev & Simon and Saturday morning TV shows, Going Live and Live & Kicking.