15 Feb 1 Jun 2014

FLORALILLE

In spring 2014, the City of Lille and lille3000 are reinventing the flower show

Lille

http://www.floralille.fr

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To make their city more beautiful, the people of Lille are being called on to take part in big collective and individual operations. Young and old will be able to sow and plant together to make large-scale installations out of pixels, designed by artist Mikostic, at the Gare Saint Sauveur and on the Grand Place.

No need to have a green thumb to participate: thanks to introductory workshops at Lille Neige, participatory workshops at the Gare Saint Sauveur and the Grand Sud, fact sheets available online and nature events, all Lille residents will be able to learn and participate in this great celebration. Everyone will be able to compose, plant and maintain their own flower boxes in the middle of a large collective work.

Based on the principle of Do It Yourself, each person will compose their own simple floral arrangements to hang from windows or create plant “graffiti” on the walls of their courtyards or streets. Younger residents will be invited to decorate their schools with flowers. Residents – notably those living in the Bois Blanc district – will then continue the planting of the facades.


CALENDAR / INSTRUCTIONS:

PLANTING
Early April 2014

At the Gare Saint Sauveur and at the Grand Sud
a) I have a green thumb: I pick up my box at the Gare Saint Sauveur or at the Grand Sud.
b) I’m a beginner: I take part in workshops at the Gare Saint Sauveur or at the Grand Sud.

GROWING AT HOME...
April 2014

CREATION OF TWO INSTALLATIONS
From 5 to 18 May 2014

At the Gare Saint Sauveur and the Grand Place in Lille
a) Take your flower box to the Gare Saint Sauveur and to the Grand Sud.
b) Last chance: potting workshops at the Gare Saint Sauveur and the Grand Sud.

OPENING WEEKEND FLORALILLE
Wednesday 21 May: Opening of two installations
From 16 May to 9 June: “Do It Yourself” workshops at the Gare Saint Sauveur and the Forum Paysage ITIAPE at the Palais Rameau...

Other events featured in the Floralille programme: Verdissons nos murs (Let’s green our walls), Lille Neige (15 February to 16 March 2014), Fête des Quartiers (Neighbourhoods Day), Fête de la Nature (Nature Day) and Jardins lillois (Lille Gardens), Rendez-vous aux jardins (Garden meetings) and Marché aux Fleurs (Flower Market) on the Grand Place in Lille.
 


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