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Workshop: Sunday 14 April, 2—4pm
Producers Lunch: Sunday 12 May, 1—3pm
£20 for both events
Booking essential, limited capacity
Slow Boat, meet at Ikon

In 2000, Japanese artist Shimabuku embarked on a two week canal boat journey from London to Birmingham — the duration of which was used to pickle cucumbers. In a nod toward this, join artist Kirsty Clarke for a two-part pickling and fermenting workshop. Learn the art of using ‘controlled decay’ to transform foods and taste the rich, complex results as we cruise past the remnants of Birmingham’s industrial past, citing fermentation as a political act against mass production and consumerism.

Please note that this event takes place over two dates

Please book online or call Ikon Shop on 0121 248 0711. Online booking closes at 12pm on Sunday 14 April.

Slow Boat is accessible by wheelchair via a ramp and lift and crew are on hand to provide additional assistance for foot passengers boarding the boat. We advise visitors to call 0121 248 0708 to discuss any access requirements.