THE MODERN MINT DIARY

Modern Mint director Darren Lerigo is available to visit your gardening club and give a talk – if you would like Darren to come and speak at your next event contact us to discuss.

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Nov 19

What Do I Do With This Space?

What Do I Do With This Space?

A question clients often ask us, a question we often ask ourselves.

So it became the title of our new talk for winter 2014/2015... but to answer this question, we have realised, is a huge undertaking.

Exploring potential answers left us delving deeper and deeper into new ideas, unpacking thoughts and contemplating the words of garden philosophers, and feeling ever more entangled by the question we had set out to explore. How could such a simple question become so complex? Or as Clarice Lispector puts it in The Passion According to G.H.:

“I don't know what to do with the horrifying freedom that can destroy me.”

And doesn't that sum it up well - what do I do with this space? Really, you can do anything.

The art or science or whatever you want to call it is left to you, the way you think and feel and what you know and don't know... and of course, the 'don't-knows' you are willing to explore.

The talk takes in the work of people from all over the world - starting in Japan, then ending in a dream garden via Scandinavia, Spain, Uruguay, Sheffield and the kitchen of a Parisian chef. It also quotes Motehr Teresa and Jack Gilbert, just to keep the audience on its toes!

It is a fascinating question we have set ourselves and we have had a riot exploring potential answers.

Booking for talks in winter 2014 and early 2015 are currently being taken. Please contact us now to discuss your requirements.

Time:7:00 pm

Location:Chignal St. James Village Hall, Essex