Little Creators Exploring Lichens

The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Event cost
Saturday 7 May 2022 (10:00-12:00)

Lichens come in all kinds of different shapes, sizes and colours - green, brown, white and even red. Just like humans, they love clean air, so they can tell us a lot about the air we’re breathing – if there are fewer types of lichens in an area, the air is probably too polluted.

Discover the amazing world of lichens through movement and drama with artist Sarah Hamilton Baker. Get up close to real specimens, be inspired by their shapes, colours and textures and create your own artwork to take home.

The event costs £3.00 per child, booking essential

This event is presented as part of The Air We Breathe, a brand-new public programme, with an exhibition, activities and events that explore the close relationships between us, our environment and our air quality. From a hydrogen train to a sci-fi forest, discover the work being done by the University of Birmingham to deliver clean air both here in Birmingham and around the world and how you can get involved.