Natural Creative Workshops, Outdoor ‘Natural Arts’ trail with Earthkeepers
July 28th- August 19th 2012 10am-4pm
Come and join us in Stanmer Park (opposite Falmer station – one stop from Brighton in Sussex) to celebrate Lammas, an ancient tribal tradition. Wild Star Gathering is working towards unity, through creativity and reflection. There will be a natural arts trail to include ceramics, sculpture and textiles where permitted.
The energy of The Wild Star Gathering will be raised through community workshops and activities like drumming, singing or felt making. Earthkeepers intention is to help weave together the community through storytelling, circle dancing, fire ceremony and a despacho (prayer offerings to the earth) linking the earth with the stars.
Earthkeepers main celebration for Lammas will be on 18/19 August and includes creating a golden willow bower, corn dollies, singing and dancing, sharing food around the fire, setting our intention for the coming year. This is when we share our lovely ideas for our children’s children, setting our intention to bring these ideas into reality over the coming year. We will be embedding skills, ideas and visions for the future and coming full circle for the next cycle. This is a time when we think as part of a greater whole, for the good of the planet.
Workshops to include:
Sat 28.07.12 The Friends Centre, Brighton, BN1 4GQ
‘Dreams of Peace’, Felt making, 10am-4pm. Create felt wish flags and dream catchers using wet felting techniques. This activity is for adults with Ali Rabjohns, (beginners welcome).
Thurs 02.08.12 Stanmer Earthship
Third Eye Arts and Media & Penny Hart-Davies ‘Keep Out! 10am – 12pm, activity for 5-11 year olds with adult carer/parent. Natural Collage and Painting, 2pm-5pm. This is an activity for adults with learning disabilities. Forage and collect bark, seed heads, grasses and much more.
Sun 05.08.12 Stanmer Earthship
Third Eye Arts and Media & Penny Hart-Davies, Natural Mandalas 10am – 12pm & Natural Tree hangings 2pm – 4pm,
Sun 05.08.12 Stanmer Earthship,
’Walking the labyrinth’ with Earthkeepers: 10am – 4pm(break for lunch approx. 12pm), adult workshop.We will be creating a labyrinth and drumming outside, (weather permitting).
Sat 11.08.12 ‘Breathing Space’ Willow dome
‘Dreams of Peace’ 10am-4pm, felt making activity for adults with Ali Rabjohns, (beginners welcome). Using the felt wish flags and dream catchers we made last time, we will create a ‘dream chamber’ installation in the willow dome .
Sun 12.08.12 at Willow Dome ‘Breathing Space’
‘Weaving The Threads Back Home’, 10am – 3pm, adult workshop. This is a collaborative workshop to help you create a beautiful community weaving , also using storytelling and sound techniques ,with Carolyn Richards.
Sun 12.08.12 Stanmer Earthship.
Pots and Paper Kilns 1,10am-1pm with Sabine Dahn. Use some wonderfully earthy clay to make a pot or two, then weave the beginning of your very own paper kiln to fire them in. (Firing to take place on 19th Aug.) Children allowed if accompanied by an adult.
Sat 18.08.12 Stanmer Earthship
‘Drum circle’ 11am – 1pm with White Buffalo Woman, Adult Workshop .Tree walks. Workshops for children. Celebrate Lammas with Earthy Women & Kids10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm. Create golden willow bower, corn dollies, sing and dance, bring food for the fire, Pots and Paper Kilns 2, 3pm-6pm with Sabine Dahn. Come again to complete weaving the paper kilns around the pots; if you haven’t made a pot before you may just want to help build some wonderfully quirky kilns
Sun 19.08.12 Stanmer Earthship,
Pots and Paper Kilns 3,10am-1pm,with Sabine Dahn, Watch the spectacular sight of the paper kilns being set alight to fire the pots! Despacho ceremony 11am with Earthkeepers (Weather permitting), Circle dancing, Lammas ceremony and celebration 3pm, storytelling and natural art activities.
All activities: please bring lunch to share. Tea and coffee provided, Costs per workshop vary between £10-15 waged /£8 unwaged and £2-5 child + sibling, NB: the pottery course is 3 workshops and felt making is 2 workshops. If you’d like to book a place, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07528 614 747