Urban Oasis ABC22 ~ Art and Biodiversity Festival

Friday 3rd June, 2022 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summerhill Pavillion and Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6EH

Just some of what is on offer!

  • A three day ART `INSECTIBITION` in the Summerhill Pavilion featuring the amazing insect art of Tzipporah Johnston of BBC fame, Ed Hall’s Macrophotography, Joshua Alder images of sea slugs of BBC `House through Time` frame and local fine artists of insects;
  • Stalls with environmental information, local participation opportunities, art fun and games and vegan food outlets;
  • Family insect parade, costume making and face painting and music;
  • Street theatre from Madame Zucchini, Bedlam Oz, NWSI and local circus performers;
  • Urban Oasis Dancing with insects with Simon Tarrant, Simona Yovcheva, Lila Naruse;
  • Giant family insect jigsaw.
  • Creating a New Pollinator garden in the top corner of Summerhill Park, with families planting 1000+ pollinator supporting flowers;
  • Opportunities to join our new Flower Power Brigade and help to plant thousands of flowers all across the city;
  • Participation of Erica McAlister Dipterist (leading fly expert in the UK); a public lecture suitable for everyone from this extraordinary and hilarious BBC presenter 6.00 in the Curtis Auditorium, Newcastle University sponsored by a Dickinson Award from the Natural History Society of Northumbria NHSN (click for more information and to reserve your free place);
  • A bio blitz Bug hunt organised by the NHSN… with experts who will identify and count (click for more information and to reserve your free place)

Follow the link for the Art & Biodiversity Celebration 2022 highlights & programme

Date: Friday 3rd June, 2022 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Summerhill Pavillion and Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6EH