We are so fortunate to have the magnificent Messums gallery in Tisbury, but with the gallery closed for Lockdown throughout January and February, Messums is hosting a weekly series of discussions on the theme, 'Active environmentalism'. The talks are on Wednesday evenings at 6.30 pm and this week Ben Goldsmith will be discussing rewilding and the environment.
Each talk is approximately 30-40 minutes long followed by discussions and questions are welcome in advance to help build the conversation. Full details on Messums website, here. You can join for one talk priced at £10 or take up Online Membership for the entire year and attend as many as you would like. Membership includes an archive of Digital content to catch up on these and other recorded talks as well as online video and research.
They explain that this 'marks the transition from protest to participation. It is a recognition that knowledge is better shared and that when informed our innate moral compasses are all the guide we need. These consecutive discussions that take us from the sea though land and air towards a consideration on the future.'
Talks so far have been by Oliver Steeds, on his mission to genome the ocean; and 'Future ancestor,' an interview with Dr Christian Thompson.
The pages now display photos of fungi taken by members. This one by Andrew Carter - Trametes versicolour.
Please do not eat any of them.
If it's not me, Elizabeth Forbes, website editor (keen but ignorant), I'll say so.