events 2010

I organise and participate in various community events and festivals throughout the year. The page below contains all currently scheduled events in reverse date order. Links to past events in previous years can be found at the bottom of this page. Do take a look, there are some nice pictures in there. Send me an email to find out more or discuss new projects.

 

The TranceDance chakra journeys are a series of consecutive meditative dance sessions that allow you to energise your whole body and spirit and give you an opportunity to reconnect with your roots. With your whole body involved in the meditative experience you are able to explore and transform blockages and connect more fully with yourself and your environment.


TranceDance logo on bear footprint

The chakra sessions are a comprehensive, progressive journey, and I recommend that you commit to attending all 6 sessions to make the most of your experience. Previous trancedance experience is helpful but not required. You can download a pdf with more information about TranceDance here. Places are limited to 15, so book early if you wish to attend. Cost: £6.50 per session. A special rate of £35 is available if you book all 7 events. All proceeds of these events are in aid of the Wild Wood Ways initiative, so donate more if you are able.

The chakra sessions will be preceded by a power animal hunt, see below. You can contact me to find out more.


TranceDance.com logo

Further information about TranceDance is available at TranceDance.com.

 

The autumn season of shamanic TranceDance kicks off with a special event where you can invite a 'power animal', a spirit helper and guide, to come forward for your dream journeys through the autumn and winter months. Dancing in the dark, your ancient instincts awaken, helping you to connect more deeply with your world and broadening your perspective. You can download a pdf with more information about TranceDance here.

Woman dancing

This event will be followed by a six-week series of chakra dances that will culminate in a visionary trance meditation at the end of October, see above. You can contact me to find out more. Places are limited to 15, so book early if you wish to attend. Cost: £6.50. A special rate of £35 is available if you book all 7 events. All proceeds of these events are in aid of the Wild Wood Ways initiative, so donate more if you are able.


TranceDance.com logo

Further information about TranceDance is available at TranceDance.com.

 

Live Arts project created over two days with visitor participation to highlight and celebrate the skylarks local to this field in the West Wight. Initially scheduled to be a 3-day installation, the labyrinth remained in place for several weeks due to popular demand.


Closeup of labyrinth

All natural and mostly local materials: Willow, grasses, sorrel, feathers.


People weaving and walking the nest-shaped labyrinth

Visitors weaving and walking on a glorious summer's day, skylarks singing all the while.


Closeup of labyrinth structure

Like the skylark, the labyrinth blended into its surroundings and only revealed itself to those who knew what to look for.


Walker sitting at the centre of the labyrinth

Sitting quietly at the centre, sky above and earth below, enjoying the delicate harmony of colours and shapes that echoed the field and coastline.


Completed labyrinth in the evening

At the end of day 2, the labyrinth sat resting in the evening sun, inhabiting its space with natural grace. A multitude of people enjoyed creating and visiting it over the weekend. Thank you everyone! The project was synchronised with the Open Studios weekend and supported by West Wight Landscape Partnership and the National Trust, without whom it wouldn't have been possible. Thank you to all my sponsors!

 

A glorious day gave us the opportunity to celebrate Summer Solstice with a sun labyrinth in the tidal zone at the far end of Compton beach. Thank you to a group of teenage girls who spontaneously helped build it, giving up the larger part of the time they had!


finished sun labyrinth at Compton beach

Warm wind and sunshine made it a pleasure to build this labyrinth that marked the longest day of the year.


Centre flag with Tibetan prayer flags

The centre flag got company of some Tibetan prayer flags this year, and we sent out our prayers and thoughts for the Tibetan people.


Family walking labyrinth

Whole families walked the labyrinth as old and new friends as well as people walking along the beach joined our little gathering in the afternoon.


Labyrinth being washed away

Eventually, the tide came in and the sea took our offering gently and with great care. Another turn of the wheel...

Past events 2009

Past events 2008

Past events 2006-2007