HARVEST MOON CAMP
Adult Workshops 2020
TRIBAL SPIRIT DRUMMINGJohn Bowker
Earthsong is famous for its large drumming sessions, up to 200 people gather for the evening drum in the Big Top. Using Djembes, Bougaraboos, Sabars, Dun Duns, bells, shakers and our voices we put together powerful polyrhythms from Africa. We chant and dance and create a truly wonderful tribal sound.
BEST LOVED SONGSHelen Yeomans
Helen will bring her best-loved songs to Earthsong this year, her first time at the camp. If you haven't sung with her before you’re in for a treat. Helen is an award-winning songwriter based in Devon and has been leading choirs and workshops in the UK and abroad for 17 years. She’ll be teaching a wide range of songs, from uplifting anthems to heart-opening love chants. Everybody welcome. Expect to be moved!
FAMILY CONSTELLATIONSRoisin Fallon
Family constellations is about acknowledging what is working together as a group we
explore the hidden dynamics and patterns in our families that have interrupted the flow of
love in our lives. Using exercises, rituals and personal constellations we create a safe
space where we learn to take our lives fully and inhabit our place in this world.
RAINFOREST SINGINGSue Hart
The Baka, (hunter gathering Pygmy people from Central Africa who Martin and Su have been visiting since 1992) are thought to be the first humans to sing. Their rainforest singing styles build community, helps to heal illness and argument, soothes babies and enchants the animals ensuring luck in the hunt. Music and listening is at the heart of everything “Baka” This “ sound mending” is a beautiful interlocking of Voices with accessible rhythmic and fun.
LISTENING FROM THE HEARTAnet Moore, Keran Simmonds & Rachel Parry
An introduction to peer listening; we will teach some guidelines and techniques, and there
will be an opportunity for all participants to have a turn at listening, and being listened to.
This simple description can not convey the power, meaning and heart opening experience
that ensues. Do come and be uplifted, connected and amazed; we open our hearts and
find new thinking, a sense of belonging and courage.
SPOON CARVINGColm Gannon
Delighted to be sharing my passion for spoon carving with camp this year. We'll be learning all the basic carving techniques needed to carve a spoon, as well as all the knowledge and skills needed to start carving at home. All the tools and raw materials will be provided. Look forward to seeing what people create!
GONG BATHChrys Blanchard
Chrys also creates Gong baths and Soundscapes where you can immerse yourself in deep sound relaxation.
5RHYTHMSSherron St Clair
When we practice 5Rhythms, flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness, we learn to creatively express aggressiveness and vulnerability, emotions and anxieties, edges and ecstasies.
Each rhythm is interpreted by individuals in a uniquely personal way, opening them to a new sense of freedom and possibility that is both surprise in and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative. It is, in essence, exercise for the right brain.
SOUND HEALINGChrys Blanchard
Chrys is a freelance, composer, choir leader and percussionist, whose professional work calls upon the great diversity of skills she has acquired after more than 30 years in the performing arts. She creates and directs projects, training and workshops for education, theatre and
CIRCLE DANCETony Wrench and Faith
Circle Dancing draws from an ancient tradition. We dance simple dances from many folk cultures, including Greek, Romanian, Armenian, French and Russian. Some dances are energetic, some gentle. We teach each dance before dancing it. The chief aim is enjoyment, rather than technique, and the experience of moving together as a circle. The music will be live.
POETRY BATHSiobhan Daffy
An immersive experience in sound and spoken poetry for relaxation and self-enquiry. Siobhan Daffy is a poet and community artist with 20 years experience of soundscapes and spoken word. She uses poetry and live music to create a restorative, nourishing environment.
EMBODIED HARMONYAnna Ling
Embodied Harmony is a space to connect with our selves and each other through song and movement. We focus on the embodied experience of singing with others and the magic that can happen there. Open to all.
THE NATURAL HOMEColin Ritchie and Feile Butler
What should you consider when selecting a site? How do you put yourself at the heart of your design? How difficult is it to deal with the planners ... and do you really have to? How can model-making help get ideas out of your head and into the real world? Can construction be sustainable? Explore the answers to these questions and more with architect, Feile Butler and builder, Colin Ritchie, on their Natural Home Workshop.
A simple devotional Chanting practice, utilised in most spiritual traditions, allowing us to dive deeper into our love and connection with the Divine. An open space, beautifully meditative, still, but also vibrant and full of life and energy. We'll go on a journey together during the week, chanting in Sanskrit, the sacred Hindu Deities. Accompanied by the harmonium and some light percussion.
FAMILY DRUMSiobhan Daffy
Family drum is a fun opportunity for all ages to play and explore rhythm and sound together. Its amazing what we can do when the small people have plenty of big people around them playing too, everyone finds their part and we go on a group journey of rhythm and sound. Instruments are provided. No previous experience necessary.
EXPERIENTAL ASTROLOGYRobert Green
In experiential Astrology we will endeavor to enter sacred space and use drama, meditation and games to explore the ancient art of Astrology, creating and experiencing Astrology in action, where we can receive insights, healings, direction and clarity. Robert has been passionate about Astrology for 28 years and has always felt that there is a need for people to experience Astrology in a very real way without all the dry intellectualism. The workshops are very much his own style.
BLACKSMITHINGMark is a very experienced craftsman & blacksmith and he will bring his pop-up forge to the camp and will provide metal and copper smithing on the field.