A Walk on the Wild Side

Saturday 16th September,


Clandeboye Courtyard

£25 per person (please state any dietary requirements when booking)

If you like your poetry with a generous helping of the great outdoors and some sneaky snacks, then come along to our Walk on the Wild Side workshop.

This one-of-a-kind workshop and lunch is the brainchild of poet and performer Rachel McCrum and Northern Ireland fork-to-fork supper club The Edible Flower. Now based in Quebec, Rachel is a poet, performer and workshop facilitator. She was the inaugural BBC Scotland Poet in Residence in 2015 and her first book The First Blast To Awaken Women Degenerate (Freight Books) was published in 2017. Erin and Jo, the duo behind The Edible Flower, are inspired by local and seasonal produce, wild food and their travels in Ireland and all over the world.

We will be making the most of September’s wild autumnal bounty as well as drawing literary inspiration from nature, walking and the changing of the seasons. Journeying on foot we will discover some hidden places on the beautiful Clandeboye Estate, foraging for edible plants along the way. As well as gathering food for our supper, we’ll take inspiration from the surroundings to write some Japanese inspired renga poetry.
On our return to the Clandeboye Courtyard, we will prepare a dish or two using our foraged ingredients and then sit down together to a delicious, seasonal lunch cooked by The Edible Flower and inspired by wild foods, and to share our writings from the afternoon.
This event involves walking over uneven ground, so is not suitable for people with mobility issues. Bring sturdy shoes and wet weather gear if it looks like rain.


A Walk on the Wild Side with Rachel McCrum

£25 per person (please state any dietary requirements when booking)