Green Week 2017


Monday 20th February
Rogue Seeds, Red Tape (SU Cafe, Kensington)
A week long exhibition exploring climate change. Add your own work, old or new, to the ever expanding collage across the cafe. Email for more info.

Making Hanging Containers from Recycled Bottles, 12:00 – 15:00 (Dyson Cafe, Battersea)
Help make stylish hanging containers for the Dyson Cafe.
We will be wrapping recycled 2 litre bottles with twine, using PVA glue, to make clusters of hanging containers which will be planted up later in the week and beyond.
It would be great if you could bring some empty 2L bottles.

Seed and Propagation Workshop, 14.00 – 16.30 (Terrace, Kensington)
Learn how to propagate houseplants and start the year’s seed planting. All materials provided, but bring your own seeds too!

Tuesday 21st February
Green Morning Glory, 09.00 – 11.30 (ArtBar, RCAfe & Terrace, Kensington)
Early morning juice party in the cafe! The greenest way to start your day.

Yoga, 11.00 – 11:30 (Cafe, Kensington)
Join us for an early morning stretch to get you in a relaxed mood for the day.

Seed, Propagation and Potting Up Workshop, 12:00 – 15:00 (Dyson Cafe, Battersea)
Learn how to sow seeds and how to make propagate plants for the Dyson Cafe.
We will be sewing banana seeds and runner bean seeds (amongst others), and anything else you would like to bring.

Just like we outgrow our shoes, plants outgrow their pots. We will be using the plants from the ‘nursery’ in the Dyson Cafe and will be planting them into the new Hanging Containers, made as part of Green Week. You are welcome to bring your own plants in need of potting up.

Cowspiracy, 13:00 – 14:30 (Art Bar, Kensington)
Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet’s natural recourses and why this crisis has been largely ignored by major environmental groups.

Weather Radio Live, 18:00 – 21:00 (The Draft House, Battersea)
Enjoy a herbal cocktail and see some exciting live performances and DJ set. Also tarot card readings, all proceeds go to LGBT History Month.

Wednesday 22nd February
Lunchtime Pecha Kucha, 13.00 – 14.00 (Art Bar, Kensington)
Working on sustainability? Come to our lunchtime Pecha Kucha to present your projects and meet similar minds from across the College. Email to sign up.

Anthotype Workshop, 12:00 – 15:00 (Dyson Cafe, Battersea)
Starting times at 12, 13.00 and 14.00. 5 person per class, sign-up essential.
Please book by emailing
Learn to make Anthotypes, a historic photographic process, invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842.
It is an entirely natural process, using photosensitive liquid extracted from plant matter. The coated paper is positioned underneath a positive piece of film or an object and is left to expose in the sun. The sun causes the emulsion to fade in areas that are not covered and thus creates the image.
The shutter speed varies hugely from a quick 3 hours to weeks and even months.
Please bring digital negatives or translucent flat objects. We will be taping the Anthotypes against the windows to expose for a period of time, ranging from 3 hours to several weeks.
Objects thus need to be flat and max working size for this workshop is A5.

POP UP HOME, Academic Lecture Series feat. Weiyin Ma, 17.30 – 19.00 (Art Bar, Kensington)
Join us for Pop-up Home, the Green Week ALS special where Weiyin Ma will discuss social innovations in city spaces.

Herbal Cocktails & DJ set by 3BM, 19.30 – 23.00 (Art Bar, Kensington)
Herb infused cocktails at the ArtBar, with guest DJs 3BM on the decks.

Thursday 23rd February
Käfig Workshop, 10:00 – 16:00 (Courtyard Gallery, Kensington)
A day long workshop exploring improvisation and play through material, sounds and movement. Email to sign up.

Dr Bike, Bike Maintenance Session, 10.00 – 18.00 (Kensington)
A drop in session by Dr Bike Mechanics to repair minor damages to your bike.

RBKC Cycling Stall, 10.00 – 14.00 (Kensington)
Find out more information about cycling in London, including one-to-one route planning sessions and trialing an RBKC e-Bike. With free goodies to take away!

Blendavenda Smoothie Bike, 10.00 – 14.00 (Kensington)
Pedal your way towards a morning smoothie, with a visit from the Blendavenda Smoothie Bike.

n.b. These sessions have been organised with Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, we are in the process of contacting Wandsworth Council to try and get something similar for Battersea! 

Friday 24th February
Oyster Mushroom Growing Workshop, 10.00 – 12.00 (Dyson Cafe, Battersea)
Learn how to grow Oyster Mushrooms and look out for the harvest ceremony at the end of term.

Question for Ed, 10:00 – 16:00 (RCAfe, Kensington)
Does your work link to food growing, hydroponics or green spaces? Edward Hill, IDE alumnus and co-founder of Friche, is available to offer informal tutorials in the RCAfe. Email to sign up.

Noise of Pollution, 10:00 – 16:00 (Courtyard Gallery, Kensington)
Create some sonic furniture using found objects highlighting human consumption and the impact and scale of material waste. Email to sign up.

Saturday 25th February
RCA|CC Green Spaces, 10:30
A relaxing ride through a green corridor of Hyde Park, Regents Park and Hampstead Heath. All levels welcome. Email for more info and meeting points.