Walking Backwards with Alex Cecchetti
Artist, poet, choreographer and gardener Alex Cecchetti presents the incantation, Walking Backwards (2013-ongoing), specifically re-conceived for the eight-acre, historical garden of the little-known and enchanting Myddelton House, once the home of gardener and botanist Edward Augustus Bowles. Inspired by the remarkable biodiversity of the vegetation, guides lead audience members, one by one, on a backwards walk. Accompanied by the whispers of a guide, as plant species, pathways and thoughts come into unexpected view, Walking Backwards weaves together dream, botany, poetry, intimacy and trust. Part of the General Ecology project.
> Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear
> Suitable for ages 12+
> There is a chargeable car park onsite at Myddelton House
> There are Toilets located behind the cafe outdoor seating area
By Rail: we're a 15 minute walk from Turkey Street on the Liverpool Street line. Turn right out of the station, continuing under the subway and up to the end of Turkey Street.
By Bus: the nearest bus stop is on the A10 at Turkey street. Leave the bus at this stop and we're a 10 minute walk up Turkey Street. Bus No's 217, 317, 617, 629 and 327.
By Car: from M25 J25 take the Southbound A10 signposted London. At the next junction (Bullsmoor Lane) take the right lane filter turning right into Bullsmoor Lane.Take the first exit at the mini roundabout into Bulls Cross (The Pied Bull Pub is on the right) then continue. Myddelton House Gardens can be found on the right hand side directly opposite the junction with Turkey Street.
A Free shuttle will depart from Liverpool Street Station towards Myddelton House Gardens at the following times on both Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September:
> 10am - Arrives 10:45am
> 12pm - Arrives 12:45pm
> 2pm - Arrives 2:45pm
> 4pm - Arrives 4:45pm
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