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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 18 September, 3.30-8pm: Living Roof Launch
Official launch party hosted by SpaceShip Earth artists with food, music, film screenings and a plant-cuttings swap throughout the day.
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)
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