Do Trees Talk (and if so, do they talk to bees)?

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 18:34

Are trees the strong, silent type or is there a lot of forest chatter going on? We will be exploring the idea that trees not only communicate with one another above and below ground but are also in dialogue with insects including bees.

River of Flowers and BeeBristol will be presenting the documentary film ‘In the Mind of Plants’ at The Cube Cinema, Bristol. This fascinating expose of the secret world of plants will be followed by an audience discussion with panelists from both sides of the Atlantic. Invited guests include artist and engineer Natalie Jeremijenko, founder of the Environmental Health Clinic at New York University and Prof. Daniel Robert of Bristol University, who has been researching into plant bioacoustics and communication between bumblebees and flowers.

The Cube is a volunteer-run cinema experiment just off King Square that plays host to a broad public programme of film, music and performance as well as providing a platform for its community of artist-workers to experiment with their ideas. BeeBristol improves the environment for pollinators and people through education, conservation, art installations and events.

Rowan trees provided by Honeycomb Meadow will be joining the conversation in the Cube auditorium where special honey and botanical cocktails will be available on the night.

Venue: The Cube Cinema, Dove Street South (off Kings Square where there is parking), Bristol BS2 8JD

Date: Sunday 22 May 2016

Time: 19:00

Tickets: £5/£4