Parlour Jardin

-An evening of the uncanny-

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Something is stirring in the Oxford Botanic Gardens. For one evening the myths, fairy tales, and folklore surrounding the gardens are being brought to uncanny life.

The Parlour Collective and The University of Oxford Botanic Garden present new performance works from seventeen contemporary international artists responding to the garden as a space of myth and fairytale. From the dangerous gardens of the brothers Grimm to the enchantments of Eden; the garden has always represented a space in literature and art, and human imagination, which blurs the boundaries between the invisible and the everyday. Often portrayed as a mysterious space full of uncanny wonders; the garden becomes an atmospheric labyrinth inviting exploration.

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