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The Park
About Richard Layzell

Join creative ecologist Richard Layzell on a unique and fascinating walk, talk and performance around Waterlow Park where he has an artist’s residency. Taking inspiration from Lauderdale’s former neighbour, the 17th century poet Andrew Marvell whose garden poetry is famous, Richard will share his very individual view on the special, peculiar and unexpected qualities of our local ecology. The walk will start in the the internal central Courtyard.

Find out more about the rest of the Heritage Weekend here.

Richard Layzell studied at the Slade in London and is an award-winning artist and performer. His work on The Naming has taken him to five continents and many meetings with extraordinary beings and individuals. He lectures in fine art at University of the Arts London and is the author of Enhanced Performance, Cream Pages and The Naming.

As Creative Ecologist at LUX in London, Richard has developed strong relationships with local trees, not to mention the pied butcherbird and the brown bear. For this performance he refers to his many discoveries in Waterlow Park, his interest in its history and heritage, the evolution from garden to park plus anecdotes from his international work.