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Gentle Craftivism at Careys Secret Garden

Sarah P Corbett & Simon Constantine in conversation

Award-winning activist, author and Ashoka Fellow Sarah P Corbett will be in-conversation with founder of Careys Secret Garden Simon Constantine who is also the founder of And Fragrance. All of Simon’s and Sarah’s ventures are all about creating positive solutions to the problems we face in a world in a world of fear and confusion. They will be discussing the power of the senses for positive action and wellbeing sharing their own stories and knowledge in this field. Topics covered will include the creative process in gentle craftivism planning, how we can use many senses for solidarity when addressing social change and the power of communal events.

Sarah P Corbett was born in 1983 into an activist family in Everton, Liverpool. A professional campaigner most recently with Oxfam GB, she works with charities, museums, galleries and unusual allies to reach new and nervous audiences to activism. Sarah was included in the Crafts Council 2018 ‘Power List’. She has given lectures including at Parsons College of Design in New York, exhibited in Stockholm (2015), Helsinki Design Week (2016), Design Museum Danmark in Copenhagen (2022-2024) and her speech ‘Activism Needs Introverts’ was chosen as a TED Talk of the Day. 

Simon Constantine is a a renowned perfumer, and co-founder of ånd fragrance developed his interest in fragrances during his childhood. His passion for the craft of perfumery led him to embark on an impressive career, creating scents for some of the world’s most recognisable brands. His journey in the world of perfumes started at Lush Cosmetics, where he worked for over two decades. He started as a perfumer, eventually becoming the head buyer and perfumer for the company. During his time at Lush, Simon was responsible for creating some of the brand’s most beloved scents, such as Snow Fairy, Sleepy, Rose Jam, and Lord of Misrule.

Careys Secret Garden

Over three acres of beautiful gardens. Enclosed behind a 19th century wall the garden had been left abandoned for a number of years but has been carefully restored for all to enjoy. Careys is also home to the ‘The Berlin Wall Exhibit’, is a moving and atmospheric new exhibition of original Berlin Wall fragments complete with original artwork and graffiti.

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