SpaceShip Earth: Living Roof

Masterminded by Mark Pavey, Michael Shaw and Dafna Talmor, the sustainable, living roof at Beaconsfield has been more than a year in the making, built by volunteers, working under strict principles, only from donated and salvaged materials.

Sunday 18 September at 2pm: Green Walk

To celebrate public access to the living roof, local guerilla gardener and artist Caroline Todd will lead a green walk from Tate Britain to Beaconsfield’s own patch of green. The walk starts at Cultivate Tate: Team Gardening’s herb garden, and will include a visit to guerilla gardens and Arden House’s community-built Biodiverse Roof on Lambeth Council Garages along the way. Assemble at Tate Britain Millbank Entrance for a prompt 2pm start.

Places on the green walk are limited. To reserve a FREE place contact

Sunday 18 September, 3.30-8pm: Living Roof Launch Spaceship Earth Eco-Structure

Official launch party hosted by SpaceShip Earth artists with food, music, film screenings and a plant-cuttings swap throughout the day.

DJs include…

Wil Troup (Ransom Note)

Danny (Heavenly Jukebox)

Nasty McQuaid (Off Modern)

Tendraw (The Gluerooms)

Strick a.k.a Possibly Sick (The Gluerooms/Gaggle/NTS)

Tiny Dancer (The Gluerooms/Tiny Dancing)

Rob (Nintendisco)

Launette – (NTS Radio)



The Living Roof was initiated through Dafna Talmor’s project-in-residence SpaceShip Earth: one of Beaconsfield’s TestBed 1 commissions, Summer 2010.

For more info and updates visit the SpaceShip Earth Facebook page







Top: Dafna Talmor with Mark Pavey and Michael Shaw, SpaceShip Earth Living Roof

Middle: SpaceShip Earth Living Roof Launch, photography Michael Curran

Bottom: SpaceShip Earth Living Roof Launch, photography SpaceShip Earth