Farmopolis | Greenwich Peninsula
Sadly, Farmopolis has now closed.
Welcome to the last moment in your life when you didn’t know about Farmopolis.
Go ahead, soak it up.
You see, everything up to this point will seem strangely banal in retrospect.
Because being unveiled at the end of this month is Farmopolis, and it’ll be turning Greenwich Peninsula into a verdant, plant filled, activity-laden, permanent cultural hub hovering on stilts above the Thames. It’s brought to you by Secret Productions (Sunday Papers Live), Wayward, and Greenwich Peninsula; it’s essentially a gigantic floating garden; and it’s going to be filled with plants rescued from this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, after an extensive rehoming program that moved literally tens of thousands of the planet’s prettiest blooms to their new river-based address.
They’ve outfitted the jetty itself with huge archway-style greenhouses with a huge stage for live music and TED-style talks, plus a cafe, bar, and an event space to create the overall impression of an ongoing, permanent festival. They’ve even got a plant-filled barge floating just off the moorings, too. You can drop in throughout the day, and here is a mere smattering of what you can expect to find & do:
SEE A LITERARY DEATH MATCH
You know panel shows? Well, this is a live one in which you’ll see a trio of all-star guests (like Sam Baines, a comedian and actress you’ll possibly recognize from Call the Midwife) each get handed a subject and asked to prove it’s greatness by eloquently trash-talking the opposition.
HEAR SOME LIVE MUSIC
It’s all programmed by The Mahogany Sessions, who’ve built a remarkable following curating videos & shows for artists like James Bay, Hozier, Imogen Heap, Foy Vance, and more.
TAKE A WHOLE TON OF WORKSHOPS
Learn about the intersection of plants & technology at Biomodd, taste some natural aphrodisiacs, take a “herbal first aid” course, and get a crash-course in screen printing, leather working, and much, much more with Quodo.
ATTEND THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
Get a side of self-realization to go with the martini you just odered at the bar with Alain De Botton’s extraordinary, eye-opening presentations…
…and that’s not even mentioning the shows from the Arcola Theatre, seasonal food from the Farmopolis Cafe, and the other stuff we don’t even have space for here.
Now welcome to the next, best part of your life.
NOTE: Sadly Farmopolis has now closed.
NUDGE MEMBERS NOTE: The Farmopolis private preview launch is taking place on Thursday 28th July, with complimentary events, food and drinks, and music, from 6pm until late. You’re invited. To reserve your complimentary tickets please unlock the padlocked chest on this page and use the password to access our guest list at the bottom of this page.
Sorry, this event has now sold out. Please feel free to look at our alternative members experiences available right now just HERE.
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