During lockdown we've all become more aware of the world around us and the creatures who live in our neighbourhoods. We've all been growing more food and trying new recipes too. So here are some short practical clips about looking after our shared patch of earth, served with a story and some delicious recipes too!
10.15am: Story - Gluskabi and the Wind Eagle, a Native American tale, retold by Frances Kelly. Frances is a storyteller and community artist from Hull, and always brings her treasure trove of costumes to the Big Malarkey.
10.30am: How to Make Your Own Reset Button. A handy demo showing you how to make your own electronic button, with the simple craft packs available FREE at Hull Libraries (Central, Fred Moore, Western, Gipsyville, Freedom Centre, Bransholme, Ings and Greenwood).
10.40am: Wild About My Back Garden – three short videos about observing and caring for the creatures in parks and gardens:
- A Palace for Worms: Lausanne Tranter of Constable Community Allotment in Hull shows you how to make a simple wormery, to turn your kitchen scraps into beautiful compost
- Invertebrate BioBlitz: for all bug hunters out there! Have you ever wondered where you can find interesting wildlife in your local area? It might be closer than you think. Emma Peasland from the University of Hull shows you how to search for animals close to home and share your findings with other curious naturalists
- A haven for birds: More people are taking a closer interest in the nature around them than ever before. Dr Callum Macgregor from the University of Hull gives three simple tips for how to attract birds into your garden. You can contribute to science by recording the birds you see to iNaturalist, one of the largest online databases of wildlife sightings in the world.
11.05am: Calvin’s Creations: We check in with Calvin to see what he's been up to - pencils at the ready!
11.40am: Lucy Musgrave’s summer treats: Vegan chef Lucy Musgrave cooks up some delicious summery food from her Hull kitchen. We’re all being encouraged to eat more vegetarian dishes and 16 year old Lucy has lots of ideas you can check out in her book Powered by Plants. Lucy has been cooking since the age of 10, and is now supplying her fantastic vegan recipes to businesses across the UK.
11.50am: How to make a colourful Tie-dye T-shirt and pop-up animal cards from paper: fresh ‘how to’ ideas from Hull Libraries’ Makerspace artists – tie-dye from natural dyes, pop-up animal cards, bleach stencilled T shirts and a close encounter with our 3D printer.