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You are invited to In Your Hands, a celebration of ten years of Fruit Routes.

17th + 19th May 2022

Join two days of events, performance, wild food, stories, discussions and talks as part of The Institute of Advanced Studies’ Festival of Ideas: Transitions. Students, staff and the local community are all welcome to come and enjoy the edible campus and the evolution of this project which focuses on celebrating the natural world, exploring food systems and developing the campus as a living laboratory.

Tuesday 17 May

Part I: Branching Out Storywalk: Traditional Stories of Our Treescapes. Join
storyteller Patrick Ryan as he weaves stories of the trees on this storywalk around Fruit
Routes. Part of Branching Out, a UK Future Treescapes Project. Meet in the Barefoot Orchard

Refreshments available from 15.00 Barefoot Orchard

15.30 — 17.00
Part II: Stories of the Heart Wood: Gather in the Barefoot Orchard to listen to and share stories about trees. both personal and universal. Bring your good cheer and the tales that live about you. Led by Fred Dalmasso and Elizabeth Lovely from the Storytelling Academy

Thursday 19th May

Celebration of Fruit Routes & Launch of the Fruit Routes Charter marking the first
decade of this living eco-art project and the future of our edible campus. Short talks. followed
by a panel discussion, include contributions from the local community. university researchers
and artists. International House

Ensemble Walk A walk together around the route sharing different
observations. reflections and knowledge guided by Fruit Routes founder and artist
Anne-Marie Culhane. Meet at International House

Wild Tea Come for tea and foraged food from campus. Try your hand at
tasseography – the art of reading the future. with Paul Conneally and Anne-Marie Culhane
and Jo Dacombe. Barefoot Orchard

Spell-ing the Green Knowledge a performance to mark a decade of Fruit Routes
created by Topologies-of-Between [Gillian Whiteley. Geoff Bright, Lyn Hodnett and Walt
Shaw]. who bring together sound. image. mark-making. objects and voice. Barefoot Orchard

21.00 ’til late
Moth Trapping Join in moth trapping with Graham and Nona Finch from
Leicestershire Entomological Society. Barefoot Orchard

All are welcome, no booking required.

Barefoot Orchard, nr Pilkington Library,  opposite University Lodge

International House nr Pilkington Library

Events in Barefoot Orchard take place on level ground and with some on site seating provided. The route itself is not always on structured paths but is mostly flat with alternative routes for sloping areas.

Contact environment@lboro.ac.uk for any other info. about Fruit Routes or accessibility.