Creative Resilience Part 2: Gardening Club with Blak Outside
Blak Outside, 2022

Safely and proudly outside in Dagenham

Child writes using pencil on lolly stick the word 'colour' to label a plant
Copyright 2022, Jimmy Lee, Create, LBBD
children and adults dig a pattern in soil using trowels
Copyright 2022, Jimmy Lee, Create, LBBD
3 people water soil with watering cans
Copyright 2022, Jimmy Lee, Create, LBBD
adult and 2 children sit at outside table in coats engaged in focused activity

Blak Outside conneced with a group of young people from Barking and Dagenham Children’s Care and Support Services to explore The White House garden in Dagenham and surrounding green spaces. Through growing, cooking, making and walking, the group explored ways to learn and care about nature. They also took inspiration from what they found to create nature inspired designs and print works. The group celebrated being safely and proudly outside.

Blak Outside

Blak Outside is a multidisciplinary creative collective providing culturally diverse and inclusive events. The collective host the Blak Outside Festival, an annual grassroots intergenerational event supportive of working class social housing residents and the QTIBIPOC community. Blak Outside is also a Serpentine Gallery Fellow. Carole Wright, founding member of Blak Outside, is a creative urban activist, community gardener and beekeeper. Carole currently manages two community gardens in Southwark, South London. Recent projects include: Blak Outside 2020 Festival, The Garden Museum and Peabody Blackfriars, 2020; Walking My Manor, Cordwainers Grow, 2020; Walking Whilst Being Blak Outside, Industria Publication, 2020; IFLA World Congress, 2019; The Big Lunch, Eden Project, 2019 and Penfold Medicinal Garden, The Showroom, 2018.