The Large Honey Collider


12 March 2016 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Edinburgh College of Art; West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LE,

Telling the Bees invites people from different backgrounds (beekeepers, storytellers, designers, environmental humanity scholars and many more!) to share knowledge and experience at our final Telling the Bees event.
We’ll explore some of the work from the project, giving you the chance to experience the Beespoon, hear and respond to some of the stories about bees and pollination created by primary school children, and take part in a live storytelling discussion that draws on our archival research. After a break for lunch (provided) the afternoon will be spent exploring the potential for folklore as a concept in addressing current and future concerns for human-environment relationships.
The Telling the Bees project team are delighted to be joined in our final event by artist Alec Finlay and storyteller Owen Pilgrim.
ECA Boardroom, Evolution House
78 West Port
Edinburgh College of Art
You can get your free tickets at:
Who should attend?
If you’ve got an interest in bees and ecology, or design (codesign, design fictions) and storytelling, circular economies, sustainable living, ecocriticism, or related then this might be the event for you!
Do I have to have been part of the project before?
No! We welcome everyone, but we do have a maximum capacity so tickets are strictly limited.
Is lunch included?
Yes, a sandwich buffet will be provided (unfortunately we’re unable to cater for specific dietary requirements so we encourage you to bring along food if you have allergies etc.) We encourage you to continue conversations at the end over a drink or two (also provided!).
Provisional Schedule
10.00 Registration and coffee
10.30 Introductions
10.45 Exploring Telling the Bees
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Colliding – 3 short talks by invited speakers to set the scene for discussions
14.15 Colliding – group discussions
16.00 Feedback and reflections
17.00 Close and informal drinks
For more information contact Debbie at: