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Marianne's travelling trunk workshop
Kew offers community voluntary groups and organisations a workshop based on the life of Marianne North (1830-1890). Marianne North was a Victorian traveller, botanical artist and creator of a unique gallery at Kew Gardens.
The aim of the workshop is to explore Victorian times and inspire workshop participants by the adventures of a woman who decided to travel the world on her own in search of tropical plants.
During the workshop participants will be able to handle unique Victorian items, read Marianne's diary, sample exotic fruits and spices, try botanical painting and learn about life and travel in the 19th century.
The workshop will be held at your premises at a time and date to suit you. Minimum number of participants is seven. The workshop is about two hours long and can be adapted to your needs (e.g. for ESOL students, women's groups).
- Price: free
- Contact: Jana Haragalova, Community Outreach Officer, to book and enquire
- T: 020 8332 5696
- E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooking with Marianne's plants
We are collecting recipes which use plants from painting by Marianne North. This project aims to celebrate the Marianne North Gallery in Kew Gardens; a dazzling collection of botanical paintings from all over the world.
Can you help us?
- Do you know a recipe for a dish (sweet or salty) or drink containing any of these ingredients below?
- Is there a story behind this recipe?
- How did you learn it?
- When do you cook it?
- Why do you like it?
The plants in Marianne's paintings
- Poppy seed
- Sharon fruit
Share your stories with us
- Please email your stories to Jana Haragalova, Community Outreach Officer: email@example.com
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