ENTANGLED ROOTS: Families and Intergenerational Exchange


Entangled Roots – Families and Intergenerational Exchange are 2 intergenerational storytelling and nature gatherings for people of colour and their families led by Em Ghassempour (Books for Change) and supported by Francine Hajilou. They will take place on 14th and 28th January 2023 in East Folkestone.

These sessions will build on our Entangled Roots walking/reading groups for adults and also the brilliant work by Books for Change, which seeks out writing for children by intersectionally diverse authors and makes it accessible for schools. Under Em’s expert guidance, we will focus on storytelling and connecting to the land in fun and accessible ways – including fossil hunting, fire-making, crafts, singing and (of course) sharing food and drink!

All equipment, food and drink will be provided

These gatherings will be a safe place for us to gather in solidarity, to consider and to share, if we so wish, our embodied knowledge of living as people of colour in the UK and more specifically Folkestone, providing an opportunity to gather together to enjoy nature and being together outdoors for physical and mental wellbeing.

The sessions can be experienced as series of two or individually. Please book as places are limited.

Saturday 28th Jan
11am to 1pm

Folkestone Warren.

Meet on Jocks Pitch field on Wear Bay Road at 11am.

What 3 Words: ///crunching.hatch.squish

Bring waterproofs and sturdy footwear for fossil finding, exploring the land, fire circle with food and drink and storytelling.

Saturday 25th Feb
11am to 1pm

Locavore Community Garden at Martello Primary on Warren Way.

What 3 Words: ///campfires.decreased.girder

Wrap up warm for an outdoor session exploring our identities and connections to the land with storytelling, craft and fire circle. There will be Persian tea tasting as well as the chance to learn some Farsi songs which we may like to sing together by the fire.

Families and Intergenerational Exchange