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Tales from Woodlandia at Patterns, Brighton

Patterns launches immersive digital art installation 'Tales from Woodlandia'.

Patterns, on Brighton seafront will offer customers the chance to discover an enchanting, snowy forest throughout the winter months with Tales from Woodlandia.

Patterns is well known for its music and culture events and they’ve really pushed the boat out this time, transforming into an enchanted forest filled with nostalgic treats and immersive visual feasts inspired by Britain’s woodlands and the wild outdoors in Winter.

The ground floor bar has been transformed into a winter wonderland reminiscent of scenes from The Chronicles of Narnia, brought to life by a multi-level digitally projected and interlinked forest, complete with softly falling snowflakes, inquisitive wild animals and scents of the forest air.

Inside, you’ll find festive treats such a boozy hot chocolate menu and Hot Buttered Rum to enjoy as you watch a flock of birds fly around the room or a snow fox dart in front of you. Imagine watching the sunset from a discarded Chesterfield in Narnia with a warming cocktail in hand, dancing amongst the swirling snow in the glow of a Victorian lamppost and you will be half way to Woodlandia.There will also be a series of specially curated immersive events, inspired by the natural world such as urban foraging and Winter Wreath making workshops – please scroll down for all events and sample food and drink info.

Tales from Woodlandia has been created by Brighton based digital projection artist Thomas Buckley as an extended sequel to his two-day Digital Autumn project at The Brighton Dome during Brighton Digital Festival.

Thomas said “A lot of my work is me trying to create a sense of discovery and awe at the natural world. For Woodlandia, I’ll be building a digital collage of found images, from books, old photographs, people’s holiday uploads to Facebook, etc. I’ll animate these and record my own footage to layer on top along with 3D elements. This will form a looping backdrop image to be projected onto the wall. In front of this I’ll positionfound items – an old sofa, a day bed, an old bath to create a feeling of discovery – like this winter scene has been found by chance. In front of this object layers of material will hang and falling snow will be projected across it.”

Woodlandia will be in place for four months from early November to Spring 2017, giving the installation time to evolve and grow with the seasons, so make sure you return after Christmas to watch our forest thaw and turn green with the first flushes of spring.

  • Tales from Woodlandia at Patterns, Brighton review - Scoffers

    Patterns - Tales from Woodlandia

  • Tales from Woodlandia at Patterns, Brighton review - Scoffers

    Patterns - Tales from Woodlandia

  • Tales from Woodlandia at Patterns, Brighton review - Scoffers

    Patterns - Tales from Woodlandia

  • Tales from Woodlandia at Patterns, Brighton review - Scoffers

    Patterns - Tales from Woodlandia

  • Tales from Woodlandia at Patterns, Brighton review - Scoffers

    Patterns - Tales from Woodlandia

  • Tales from Woodlandia at Patterns, Brighton review - Scoffers

    Patterns - Tales from Woodlandia

  • Tales from Woodlandia at Patterns, Brighton review - Scoffers

    Patterns - Tales from Woodlandia

  • Tales from Woodlandia at Patterns, Brighton review - Scoffers

    Patterns - Tales from Woodlandia

Here’s a selection of the special food, drink and events on offer during the installation:

Drinks

  • Turkish Delight Martini
    Lanique Rose liquor, rose water, grenadine, vodka, chocolate liquor, chocolate bitters
  • Black Forest Boozy Hot Chocolate
    Dark hot chocolate with a splash of bourbon topped with cherry liquor, garnished with berries and whipped cream
  • Mexican Milk Boozy Hot Chocolate
    Milk hot chocolate with Nutella, a splash of tequila, a shake of pink pepper and grated dark chocolate and whipped cream

Food

  • Currywurst
    A traditional German Christmas market favourite – Bratwurst topped with ketchup and curried spices
  • Pulled Duck ‘N’ Caramelised Apple Hot Dog
    Pork dog with sticky plum sauce pulled duck, braised red cabbage and caramelised spiced apple (star anise, cinnamon)
  • Santa’s Little Helper
    Bacon wrapped pork dog, baked camembert, cranberry sauce, fried Brussels sprout leaves

Events

Yoga in the Forest

Dates: 19 Nov, 3 Dec, 17 Dec
Time: 11am-12pm
Price: £12.50

Join yoga instructor Alexandra Murphy for an hour of stretching, strengthening and relaxing in an environment like no other. Ensconced in the tranquil digital forest created by the artist Thomas Buckley at Patterns, welcome winter with a grounding, earthing practice. Beginners, and all levels, welcome. Alexandra specialises in Vinyasa inspired flow sequences that strengthen and relax the body in one fell swoop.

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Wild Winter Wreath Workshop

Date: 26th November
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Price: £32.50 plus booking fee

Learn how to make a stunning Willow based winter wreath with florist Katie Kearns in two hours of festive creativity set in an enchanted digital forest at Patterns. You will be taught how to make big and wild winter wreaths using Willow to make the frame. There will be a selection of beautiful big headed flowers and wild foliage to choose from that will dry out on your wreath, ensuring it lasts throughout the winter season. All materials included.

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Planning your visit

Tales from Woodlandia is open Tuesday – Sunday until Spring 2017 and entry is free, unless there’s a ticketed or private event on.

More info

Find out more at;
patternsbrighton.com


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Gary Simmons

Digital designer by day, food blogger by night and in to all things foodie, Gary has eaten 13 meals in one day, a tarantula, a scorpion, the world's hottest chilli and most expensive soup.