The Art in the Meadow - NB Date and Time Change

June 24, 2022

Long Mead Wildlife Site
Oxford Road
Witney, Select OX29 4BT
United Kingdom

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This workshop continues NRN's Wild Arts series of workshops. Join us and let yourself be drawn into the art and science of Long Mead's Wildflower Meadow with botanical artist Julia Loken and Catriona Bass

Come and learn about Long Mead's extraordinary 1000-year-old floodplain haymeadow, with its many glorious wildflowers and wildlife - and the unique role is still plays in 21st century food production, water purification, carbon storage and flood mitigation. 

Get close up to its rare and beautiful flowers with botanical artist Julia Loken and discover whole worlds inside the petals of devil's-bit scabious and birds-foot trefoil...

No experience of painting or drawing needed.


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Speaker Julia Loken
Julia Loken worked for 20 years as a botanical illustrator for Oxford University and other organisations and publishers, making pen and ink illustrations for textbooks and botanical publications. In 1980, she turned her attention to painting in watercolour. Her experience in botany, and great love of plants, have led her …

Julia Loken worked for 20 years as a botanical illustrator for Oxford University and other organisations and publishers, making pen and ink illustrations for textbooks and botanical publications. In 1980, she turned her attention to painting in watercolour. Her experience in botany, and great love of plants, have led her to choose these forms as my main subjects. She is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists, and have held exhibitions in Switzerland, France, and the US, as well as in London, Oxford, and of course in Eynsham, often in conjunction with Oxfordshire Artweeks.

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Speaker Catriona Bass

 


Catriona Bass is a writer and environmentalist. She is co-founder of the Thames Valley Wildflower Meadow Restoration Project and co-owner of Long Mead Local Wildlife Site. She advises local government, landowners and NGOs on floodplain meadows. She is also an environmental assessor for the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment.


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Date and Time

Fri, June 24, 2022

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(GMT+0100) Europe/London

Location

Long Mead Wildlife Site

Oxford Road
Witney, Select OX29 4BT
United Kingdom

Long Mead Local Wildlife Site Oxford RoadSwinford OX29 4BT   This workshop will be held at Long Mead barn and in our species-rich floodplain hay meadow. Please travel by foot, bus or bike if you can. The S1 Bus stops at the Talbot Inn, just outside our gate. We are …

Long Mead Local Wildlife Site


Oxford Road
Swinford OX29 4BT



 


This workshop will be held at Long Mead barn and in our species-rich floodplain hay meadow. Please travel by foot, bus or bike if you can. The S1 Bus stops at the Talbot Inn, just outside our gate. We are between the Swinford Toll Bridge and the Talbot Inn (opposite the pub) recogniseable by the row of rusty birds on the gate and a thatch barn in the orchard.




If you need to travel by car please use the Eynsham Sports Pavillion car park (1 Oxford Rd, Eynsham, Witney OX29 4HG). It is marked with a green pointer on the map. It is 7 minutes walk from us.


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Long Mead Wildlife Site

Oxford Road
Witney, Select OX29 4BT
United Kingdom