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Winter Wreathmaking & Wellbeing Workshop

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Leytonstone Tavern

119 Harrow Road

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E11 3PX

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Join local nature writer, editor and botanical artist Sonya Patel Ellis (The Herbarium Project // A Botanical World) and floral artist and potter Jessica Webb (Aunt Dahlia // Jessica Webb Pottery) for an evening of winter wreath-making and wellbeing.

Create everlasting wreaths and garlands using foraged, homegrown, dried and evergreen flowers and plants; explore simple sustainable floristry and upcycling techniques; be inspired by stories of ancient botanicals and wintertime celebrations such as Saturnalia and Yuletide; and help navigate your way through the commercial craziness and runaround of Christmas (we’ve all been there!) with a few waste-not-want-not tips and a little bit of plant-based pampering for body, mind and spirit.

Hosted in the cosy hub of the Leytonstone Tavern's newly restored Woodhouse Room, each session costs £45 including all wreath/garland-making materials, a warming welcoming drink courtesy of Hawkes Cider, a choice of seasonal snacks (vegetarian and vegan options included) and a bag of lovingly handcrafted gifts to remind you that all that glitters is not gold (or tinsel) and to put your feet up when you get home.

To spread the joy further, £5 from every ticket will also be donated to the Forest Gate Community Garden to help support their work creating welcoming green spaces for the community. There will also be a range of signed books, pressed botanicals, nature-inspired prints, festive plants, seasonal floral designs, and bespoke pots, ceramics and decorations available to buy on the night for those looking for gift ideas. Wrapping service included.

Available dates include Wed 4 and Wed 11 December, 7.30pm to 9.30pm (tickets on sale from 7 November; book early to avoid disappointment). Food is served from 5pm (untl 9pm) and the pub closes at 11pm so do come earlier for a full sit down dinner or stay later for a drink (or two). The more the merrier as they say...


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Sonya Patel Ellis is a writer, editor, artist and mum of two boys living and working in Forest Gate, London E7. Her recent book The Botanical Bible // Collin's Botanical Bible (Harper Collins, 2018) combines the story of plants and flowers, botany for beginners and growing and gathering with botanical recipes, remedies and nature-inspired art, design and craft. The Heritage Herbal (British Library Publications, out spring 2020) explores the history and importance of herbals from ancient times to the present day, with heritage herb-inspired recipes, remedies and craft ideas to heal, nourish and style, and wonderful illustrations from Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal (1737–39). Sonya also founded The Herbarium Project (now part of A Botanical World) in 2013, looking closer at nature and connecting plants and people, largely through the prism of herbaria and pressed botanicals. Exhibitions, events and articles featuring her artworks and writings include Hortus Uptonensis at West Ham Park, Herb Garden at The Marksman, Seeing Floral: The Art of Florilegia at The Garden Museum, Gardens Illustrated and Wilma Journal. She also works with the nearby Forest Gate Community Garden and other community groups on various outreach projects including a 'Dare to Dream' youth social action project and pop-up plant shops and swaps (look out for a main hub in the community garden at 136 Earlham Grove, E7 and a satellite shop coming to The Leytonstone Tavern soon).

www.abotanicalworld.com

@theherbariumproject

@abotanicalworld

Jessica Webb is a floral designer and potter based in Forest Gate, London E7. Formally trained as a dancer and singer, she also helped launch Ace Hotel London in Shoreditch as part of their initial marketing team and has worked in talent management and casting. As a hands-on mum of three, she recently retrained as a florist and potter, producing functional, simple, hand-thrown homeware with a playful twist, and seasonal floral designs and bouquets using home-grown and foraged fresh and lovingly dried and saved plants and flowers. She is passionate about genuinely sharing ways to slow down, celebrate nature, savour what's around you and strive for a more sustainable lifestyle, an ethos that comes through in her Aunt Dahlia and Jessica Webb Pottery artworks and designs.

@jessicawebbpottery

@aunt.dahlia

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Leytonstone Tavern

119 Harrow Road

London

E11 3PX

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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