The 30th of July sees the launch of London’s unique new floating garden entitled Farmopolis. The free attraction joined forces with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 and found a home for tens of thousands of Chelsea’s plants. The floating garden is situated on the Greenwich Peninsula and will offer a year-round programme of live music, experiential supperclubs, literary salons, immersive theatre, creative workshops and talks, transforming the Jetty into a hub of creativity.
Celebrating the opening on Saturday 30th July, all events on the opening day will be free and open to all from 10am-11pm. Visitors will be able to drop in at any time to sample the food, experiences and workshops that will be on offer throughout the year. They will include children’s shows by Arcola Theatre, scholarly hi-jinx from Literary Death Match, live music curated by Mahogany sessions, floral face-painting, botanical jewellery classes, dream potion making, creative workshops in collaboration with Quodo, Biomodd and much more.
The Farmopolis cafe will be serving food and drink throughout the day. Visitors will also be able to adopt a rescued plant from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show or help make Chelsea’s Children from clippings, in the House of Wayward area.
As the second part of the opening weekend celebrations, Sunday will see Disney’s ZOOTROPOLIS takeover for one day only from noon – 5pm. The film that is set in the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of ZOOTROPOLIS, will be screened twice during the afternoon and there will be a whole range of extra fun for all the family including face painting, animal performers, inspiring speakers, food and drink and many more exciting surprises on the day. Animal fancy dress is encouraged and there will be exciting Disney prizes on the day for the ‘Best Dressed’ on the Jetty.
For more information, visit the Farmopolis website here
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