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Sowing Roots Family Workshop | The First Breadfruit Tree

As part of our Sowing Roots project exploring the horticultural heritage of Caribbean people in south London, this session will explore storytelling, collaborative making and printmaking using fruit to tell the story of the First Breadfruit Tree. It will be run by two experienced Art in the Park artists, Ange Mukeza and Florence Goodhand-Tait.

Exploring the story of Prince Lee Boo, which took place long long ago when a Prince from the Palau Islands traveled all the way to London and lived in Rotherhite, we will learn that Breadfruit grew in Palau and that Prince Lee Boo would have eaten it. Breadfruit is not only a staple in the south Pacific but also in other tropical areas in particular the Caribbean. The First Breadfruit Tree is a story about a magical breadfruit tree on a small island called Ngibtal.

Participants will get the chance to use real breadfruit to create your own artwork about the story both collaboratively and on your own pictures to take home.

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    Art in the Park

    Art in the Park is a charity devoted to enriching Londoners’ lives and environment through the visual arts. We run art, performance-based and heritage projects, education and training workshops and are involved in community, studio and public art projects. Our well-resourced studios and training space are located in the centre of Burgess Park, London and run by a team of experienced and talented artists.