Recipes for Change: Shadow Sistxrs - FERTILE SOULS

Serpentine Pavilion

5 Sep 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Recipes for Change:
Shadow Sistxrs - FERTILE SOULS

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On 5th of September, Recipes for Change will become Fertile Souls, a roaming survival school. This iteration of Fertile Souls will be led by Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club founders, Monique Etienne and Ayesha Tan-Jones. Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club is a self defence class for women, binary and non binary trans people and QTIBPOC combining martial arts and herbalism.

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In this daytime ritual we will explore our bodies as weapons for protection, words as seeds, our actions as pollinators for ideas, and community as the fertile soil in which we sow. Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club will present a series of offerings, from self defence techniques, plant based ink poetry, vocal frequency healing, and seed bomb making.

For nourishment, we have chef Bhavini Joshi from Saint Margaret's House Gallery Cafe, a community cafe in Bethnal Green, who will be sharing insight into the seed based foods. 

Fertile Souls is part of Ayesha Tan-Jones's artist residency at Saint Margaret's house, where they have been working alongside the community over the Summer. For the duration of September, Tan-Jones will be creating a potent sacred space at their studio on Old Ford Road, where offerings such as queer and body positive massage and reiki will take place, queer and kink friendly Tarot readings, survival skills such as herbal medicine making, knot tying, bone magick and digital stealth workshops will be happening, alongside the distribution of seed bombs into the community through sculptures. Please come along and visit! 

Building on the Radical Kitchen programme launched in 2017, this third season deepens our connections through food. The invited groups will meet with visitors over a picnic to discuss the ways in which they create sustainable projects and campaigns in their communities. Themes of care, solidarity and resilience run throughout the work of the groups, who tackle issues as diverse as poverty, migration and community empowerment.

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