The Voice of the Trees

Join us for a collaboration between artists, educators, dancers, protectors of biodiversity and cycling enthusiasts.

Friday September 10th 2021: 7.00-8:30pm | Online Webinar exploring the rights of trees. Speakers TBC and participants will be emailed a zoom link prior to this event.

Sunday September 12th 2021: 10:00-4:00 | In-person workshop. Workshop participants will be divided up into 4 small pods and will rotate through four workshops. The workshops will be site-specific in Cork city green spaces. We will email you information about your starting location after the registration process is complete.

Cost: €25. The workshop is supported by Irish Aid, in collaboration with MTU, and Green Spaces for Health.  You can book you place here.

What is this workshop about?

Join us to explore the “voice of the tree” through visual art, mindful movement, and theatre. Interactive workshops will take place outdoors on Sunday September 12th. Participants will move in small groups through four workshop stations, gaining a deeper understanding about the root causes and concerns regarding tree removal and deforestation, and develop a deeper appreciation of our interconnection with trees.  The workshops will take place along Cork’s new ‘Tree Trail’, being developed by Green Spaces for Health and the art work created during the workshop will used to further promote this trail for people to experience around the city.

Facilitators

Visual Art: with Claire Coughlan and Helen O Keeffe

Playback Theatre performance: with Chriszine Backhouse and Speak Out! Theatre for Transformation

Mindful Movement: with Tina Horan

Tree Guardianship: with Maria Young

Booking

Book at MTU Events.

Cost: €25 (supported by Irish Aid, in collaboration with MTU, and Green Spaces for Health).  Covid procedures will be sent to you via email prior to the event.

If you cannot afford the workshop fee, please contact us at chriszine.backhouse@cit.ie. Some free places will be available on a first come, first served basis.

This workshop will involve some physical movement and participants will be required to move between the different locations. Anyone with any mobility issues or concerns can contact us in advance for more info.