Meet The Author & More At The ‘Urban Tree Festival’

It’s only two weeks until the start of the ‘Urban Tree Festival’ where, after the success of sharing Shakespeare’s Nature at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2018, Gerit Quealy will be offering the ‘Shakespeare in the Wild: Urban Forest Bathing’ as part of the Urban Tree Festival & Chelsea Fringe. This immersive urban nature experience will bring ‘Botanical Shakespeare’to life in a mini Shakespeare forest.

Gerit, the author of Botanical Shakespeare fell in love with the Bard in third grade (7 years old) watching a production of Twelfth Night at school. She became an actor, working in regional theatres in America and most notably on ABC’s Ryan’s Hope, as well as opposite Romeo as Juliet several times. She turned to journalism (Including the New York Times and various garden magazines) & Elizabethan research more than 25 years ago where she lit upon the Renaissance tenet of “Learning through Delight” which is at the core of all her projects.

In the ‘forest’, a series of talks and events will also be on offer 14th–29th of May at HELLO LOVEArt & Design Studio at 62-64 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AR

These will include:
‘How can we interact with trees?’, which will be a discussion led by and Londonist.com editor-at-large Matt Brown at 3pm on May 18th.  ‘Medicinal Plant Allies: reconnecting with our wild traditional herbs’ a talk given by medical herbalist Hannah Sylvester, The District Herbalist at 1pm on May 29th. She & Gerit have a weekly Instagram show on Sundays called Shakespeare Therapy. Gerit will be on hand to discuss Rosemary for Remembrance — the benefits of Rosemary for memory, hair growth & so much more, including, why you should Crush & Sniff your herbs.Half of all proceeds go to the HELLO BEAUTIFUL FOUNDATION, the Bloomsbury-based cancer and illness prevention charity which is the spine of HELLO LOVE.

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