February half term events

Following on from the busy swap shop and screening at FormaHQ and Peveril Gardens earlier this month, everyone’s welcome to our upcoming programme on 14 & 18 February. Come defeat the winter blues and usher in the Spring together!

Day 1

Tuesday 14th February, 12-3pm

Winter Wellness Workshop

Community grower Ali Yellop will be holding space to guide you through how to create your own medicinal body balms to aid in soothing chesty coughs, as well as achy joints & bones. We’ll also have the loose herbs available for you to create your own winter wellness tea bag blends.


Sign-making for the Garden

Take part in a drawing and sign-making activity exploring how we inhabit the garden together, led by design team Design Print Bind (the design team behind our book, Queer Diasporic Futurity, and the wonderful graphics for our residency at Forma). We’ll be thinking together about how we can welcome all kinds of life into Peveril Gardens.


Day 2

Saturday 18th February, 12-3pm

Outfitting Workshop

Hosted by artists Hannah Le Feuvre and Ulijona Odisarija

12-3pm inside FormaHQ

Clear out your closet and bring your old and unwanted clothes and accessories to make new outfits together! An afternoon to swap, donate and style old and new garments, share styling tips and tell each other how good we look in a comfortable and safe environment.

There will also be artwork, food and music and we will have mending tools to sort out any holes and rips on the go.


Garden Open Day

Meet at the entrance of FormaHQ at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.
Local gardener Richard Court will be leading introductions to Peveril Gardens every hour, sharing knowledge about how to identify plants and the work that goes into maintaining this rooftop oasis. Spend time in the garden, help sow seeds and learn how to get involved.

All ages welcome.

Getting there

Peveril Gardens is located on the rooftop of FormaHQ, 140 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4GW. A lift is available to arrange in advance by emailing info@forma.org.uk or call 07769 977216.

Contributor bios:
Alexandra Yellop is a community grower whose long-term vision is to empower communities towards food sovereignty and encourage people to spend time in communion with The Land. Ancestral land practices and reverence is at the centre of her work.

She currently teaches workshops & curates educational programmes for community projects and organisations.


Design Print Bind is the studio partnership between graphic designers Flaminia Rossi and Samantha Whetton. They specialise in the design and production of books and other printed matter, working in a way that is hands-on and practically experimental. Alongside those specialties they make websites and teach letterpress and bookbinding skills. Recently they worked with Flatness on their Queer Diasporic Futurity book.


As well as working in the performing arts as a multi disciplinary artist in contemporary dance, theatre, voice and live art, Richard Court has evolved his skill set to become a gardener and garden designer with a focus on creating beautiful sustainable and biodiverse environments for people and planet