A short film, specially produced for UK Fungus Day 2021, featuring esteemed mycologist Professor Roy Watling describing the stories behind Beatrix Potter’s remarkable fungus illustrations.
Voices for the Future - Beatrix Potter
Electric Voice Theatre is exploring the life and scientific work of Beatrix Potter through artistic, musical and creative elements, in relation to current women working in natural sciences and arts who, like Potter, are connected to Cumbria.
Working in collaboration with scientists, artists and local wildlife organisations, EVT are engaging children at Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School, Cumbria, in the creation and performance of unique musical pieces celebrating Beatrix as a mycologist.
Foraying for felted fungi
Join the Edinburgh & Lothians Fungus Enthusiasts as they set off on a foray for felted fungi and take some home to identify...
"Several of our members are keen crafters, and it turns out that wool lends itself well to making fungi, and also to showcasing the joy of finding and identifying them. Creating a fungus out of wool, or any other medium is a great way to get to know its morphology, and puts a creative spin on the world of fungi."
Becoming Fungi, Becoming Forest - performing the mycelial city
Sirenscrossing creates experiential, site-specifc, time-based works with an international group of collaborators.
Through workshops and performances, becoming fungi, becoming forest will reveal human entanglements in this shimmering ‘biome’ of interacting beings and systems (humans, fungi, trees, microbes, and other life), on scales from massive to microscopic.
Live from Coventry on UK Fungus Day: sirenscrossing artists in discussion with Merlin Sheldrake (author of Entangled Life)
Crochet a mushroom CHALLENGE!
Cara Burke takes on a crocheting challenge - to crochet some mushrooms from scratch! Watch Cara design and create an Amanita muscaria (fly agaric) - video above - and Agaricus bisporus (chesnut mushroom) - video below - and find out more about these fungi.
The Heeley Mushroom Project - a mushroom pavilion
In the Heeley Mushroom Project, Studio Polpo are designing and building a mushroom pavilion to explore the use of mycelium in architecture.
Working with children from a local school, the project also imaginatively explores ideas around nature, waste and low carbon construction.
The project involves the creation of an architectural structure made from locally sourced untreated timber, with timber dowels supporting mycelium panels.