“Lovely people and lively atmosphere. It brings so much of human interest to life at all levels and over time”
“This has been a really interesting day. Great variety of presentations – fascinating thank you”
Makers and Shapers Conference
“Lovely social as well as creative activity. Lots of laughter and something to take home”
‘Felting with Nature’ workshop
“Thanks for a great nature scavenger trail. We had a really enjoyable afternoon in the grounds of the Minster”
Sarah (half term trail)
Engagement for All
Alongside the money set aside for the capital works, there is a substantial budget to allow for engagement of the public through workshops, tours and talks for adults, learning sessions for schools and outreach to families. From family fun days and trails, art projects for a local school and tours of the capital works with our expert consultants, we’re trying to provide something to appeal to all members of the community. These leaves are part of our local and national heritage, and our aim is to help our visitors to love, enjoy and experience their wonder and the wonder of the natural world which they represent.
A suite of interpretive materials is being developed to tell the story of the leaves, which includes printed guides, video, tactile models and some new furniture and signage. Many months of research and design has gone into this, which we hope will help visitors to experience the site in a new way for a modern audience.
Forthcoming events will be posted both here and on our social media accounts. Sign up for the Leaves of Southwell Newsletter to be the first to hear about events.
NEW! Memories of Nature
For many people, nature is a place of solace and filled with a lifetime of memories. As this year has been one of uncertainty, the team at Southwell Minster decided to reflect on how important nature is to us. This initiative is part of the ‘Leaves of Southwell’ project, part-funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund, to celebrate and reflect on the natural world. Below, Joyce shares her favourite memories of spending time in nature – and we would love to hear about your memories of time spent in the countryside or in parks, gardens and allotments.
You can download our Memories of Nature activity sheet here or view it below.