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Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden.

Maria Thereza Alves. Working with the University of Bristol Botanic Garden and Bristol City Council, Arnolfini have utilised a disused grain barge and created a Ballast Seed Garden on Bristol’s Floating Harbour.

Learn more about the project here. Share your photos with us or tell us what you think @arnolfiniarts #ballastseed.

We Are Family: Global Roots of Football Boat Tour and Family Workshops

We Are Family: Global Roots of Football Boat Tour and Family Workshops

Saturday 26 October 2013, 13:00 to 17:00
Join Dr Matthew Brown on a football themed boat tour to our Ballast Seed Garden, alongside other exciting activities based on dry land.
Moving Places Boat Tour

Moving Places Boat Tour

Wednesday 09 October 2013, 18:30 to 20:00
Boat tour of Floating Ballast Seed Garden with Dr Lucy Donkin, Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol.
Documenting Plants: Art and Photography in Dialogue

Documenting Plants: Art and Photography in Dialogue

Wednesday 25 September 2013, 18:30 to 20:00
Join photographer John and illustrator Anne Bebbington on a boat tour to the Floating Ballast Seed Garden, where they will demonstrate how they work together, using both photography and botanical ...
The Marvellous World of Fruit Boat Tour

The Marvellous World of Fruit Boat Tour

Saturday 21 September 2013, 14:00 to 15:30
Join Roger Mellors from the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, and Shane Jordan, local Bristol chef, on a boat tour to the Ballast Seed Garden, and learn about the strange histories and quirky ...
We Are Family: Sea Shanties Boat Tour

We Are Family: Sea Shanties Boat Tour

Saturday 31 August 2013, 13:00 to 18:15
As part of our We Are Family programme, come along to our drop in sea shanty workshop and other sea inspired activities.
Boat tour led by a University of Bristol Botanic Garden volunteer guide.

Boat tour led by a University of Bristol Botanic Garden volunteer guide.

Thursday 22 August 2013, 18:30 to 20:00
An introduction and welcome to the Seeds of Change artwork, uncovering the botanical background to the Ballast Seed Garden.
Boat tour devised by Travelling Light Summer School

Boat tour devised by Travelling Light Summer School

Friday 09 August 2013, 18:30 to 20:00
Join us for a specially devised boat tour to Castle Park, featuring storytelling and experimental theatre – a chance to see a ‘work in progress’ by Traveling Light Summer School (young people ...
Boat tour led by a University of Bristol Botanic Garden volunteer guide

Boat tour led by a University of Bristol Botanic Garden volunteer guide

Thursday 01 August 2013, 18:30 to 20:00
An introduction and welcome to the Seeds of Change artwork, uncovering the botanical background to the Ballast Seed Garden.
Sailing the Black Atlantic: Ships in the artworks of Yinka Shonibare and Keith Piper

Sailing the Black Atlantic: Ships in the artworks of Yinka Shonibare and Keith Piper

Thursday 18 July 2013, 18:30 to 20:00
Join Elizabeth Robles, Department of History of Art, University of Bristol on a boat tour to the Floating Ballast Seed Garden.
Tue Greenfort and the Feeder Canal Sand Martin Colony

Tue Greenfort and the Feeder Canal Sand Martin Colony

Thursday 11 July 2013, 18:30 to 20:00
Meet and hear from artist Tue Greenfort about his recent project for Bristol which involved the creation of a roost to encourage the growth of a small Sand Martin colony on Bristol's Feeder Canal.
Hub of the World: Historical boat tour led by Dr Richard Stone

Hub of the World: Historical boat tour led by Dr Richard Stone

Sunday 23 June 2013, 17:30 to 19:00
Join Dr Richard Stone, Department of Historical Studies University of Bristol on a historic boat tour to the Floating Ballast Seed Garden.
Port to Port : Travelling Tales of Plants and People

Port to Port : Travelling Tales of Plants and People

Saturday 22 June 2013, 17:30 to 19:00
Join storyteller Cassandra Wye on this family boat tour adventure to the Floating Ballast Seed Garden.
Festival of Nature Boat Tour with Kasha Smal

Festival of Nature Boat Tour with Kasha Smal

Sunday 16 June 2013, 11:30 to 13:00
As part of Festival of Nature, you can take a boat tour to see the Floating Ballast Seed Garden to hear about its eco-design and the plants that inhabit it.
Festival of Nature Boat Tour with Aldo Rinaldi

Festival of Nature Boat Tour with Aldo Rinaldi

Saturday 15 June 2013, 17:30 to 19:00
As part of Festival of Nature, you can take a boat tour to see the Floating Ballast Seed Garden to hear about its eco-design and the plants that inhabit it.
Festival of Nature Story Hunt Boat Tour

Festival of Nature Story Hunt Boat Tour

Saturday 15 June 2013 to Sunday 16 June 2013, 14:30 to 16:00
As part of Festival of Nature, set sail on an adventure to our Floating Ballast Seed Garden.
Festival of Nature Boat Tour with Tom Trevor

Festival of Nature Boat Tour with Tom Trevor

Saturday 15 June 2013, 11:30 to 13:00
As part of Festival of Nature, you can take a boat tour to see the Floating Ballast Seed Garden to hear about its eco-design and the plants that inhabit it.
Festival of Nature: Seeds of Change Tent

Festival of Nature: Seeds of Change Tent

Saturday 15 June 2013 to Sunday 16 June 2013, 10:00 to 18:00 & Sunday 16 June 11.00 to 17.00
Visit the temporary, community Ballast Seed Garden at the Festival of Nature’s Amphitheatre on the harbourside, specially created for Bristol’s BIG Green Week Festival.
The Making of an Artwork

The Making of an Artwork

Thursday 30 May 2013 to Friday 31 May 2013, 12:00 to 16:00
This half term meet volunteers and Arnolfini staff at Castle Park for a bird’s eye view of the Floating Garden. Families can visit our activity tent to take part in fun drop-in activities.
Tour of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Tour of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Sunday 19 May 2013, 10:00 to 16:00
Join in with celebrations for International Fascination of Plants Day at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. Please note that this event is only bookable through the Bristol University Botanic ...
International Fascination of Plants Day Boat Tour

International Fascination of Plants Day Boat Tour

Saturday 18 May 2013, 17:30 to 19:00
Learn about the concept of Maria Thereza Alves’ Seeds of Change project and the botanical background to the Floating Garden.
Seeds of Change: Tour for Gardeners

Seeds of Change: Tour for Gardeners

Saturday 20 April 2013, 11:00 to 16:00
This fascinating two part tour will begin with a boat trip from Arnolfini to the Floating Garden and finish with a tour at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.
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