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Wild Ways Family Events

We're so excited to share details of four inspiring family events taking place over the next few weeks across the Wigan Borough, in our local green spaces! Each event is run by the artists in partnership with the Lancashire Wildlife Trusts’ Carbon Landscape Partnership, and intends to connect children, and their families with their local green spaces.

If you missed our introduction to the four Wild Ways artists, click here to read our previous blog post!


Wild Ways: Wanderland Art Lab with Jayne Seddon @ Pennington Flash

Saturday 11th June

Join artist Jayne Seddon and Wander at Pennington Flash for a day of ecological art, celebrating the extraordinary wildlife of your local nature reserve.

Book on an artist led walk and workshop with Jayne Seddon for Wanderland Art Lab. Make field studies of the natural specimens collected as you walk in the Wanderland Art Lab in Horrocks bird hide No.1. Try various ways of looking from macro to micro, to create drawings from the patterns that connect the brilliant biodiversity of the flash.

Then share your artwork on #WanderlandsArtLab

This session is must be booked in advance at one of the following time slots:


Wild Ways: Smitten with Bitterns with Sally Gilford @ Wigan Flashes

Saturday 25th June

Join artist Sally Gilford on her campaign for the visibility of the Bittern at Wigan Flashes.

We will venture into Wigan Flash on a mindful forage to collect natural form commonly found in and around the Bitterns habitat.

Then we will head back to our pop up workshop to create gel prints which will reflect the fragility and beauty of nature in this magical green space.

Each participant will have the opportunity to create one of a kind prints to take home at the end of the workshop.

This session is must be booked in advance at one of the following time slots:


Wild Ways: Magical Moths at Bickershaw with Natalie Linney @ Bickershaw Country Park

Saturday 2nd July

Join artist Natalie Linney in celebrating the magic of moths.

Have a go at dressing up as a Bickershaw moth & posing for photos in their environment in this interactive drop in session.

The images will be used in a campaign by LWT & Wigan Steam to promote Bickershaw Country Park .

So come get on your wings and fly!

This is a drop-in session between 12noon - 4pm


Wild Ways: Amberswood Through the Lens with Joe Ford @ Amberswood

Saturday 25th July

Come and experience and capture the essence of Amberswood with artist Joe Ford.

You'll learn how to use analogue 35mm film cameras and take a walk around Amberswood Local Nature Reserve, photographing what you see around you. Photographs taken will go on display on Friday 19th August at a celebration event at Pennington Flash.

This session is must be booked in advance at one of the following time slots:


We hope to see you there! 🌿

Part of Wanderland, in partnership with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Carbon Landscape Partnership and Wigan Council. Funded by The Deal and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. #TheDeal #NationalLotteryHeritageFund #Wanderland


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