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Main Programme - Summer 2008
Event Details
Regular Events
Creative Projects
Previous Events
 

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All activities take place in the Yurt, except for Meditation, which is hosted by St. Mary’s East Barnet

Spring 2008
 
June
5 Women's Art Workshops 8:00 - 10:00pm
12 Women's Art Workshops 8:00 - 10:00pm
19 Women's Art Workshops 8:00 - 10:00pm
25 Meditation 7:30 - 8:15pm
26 Women's Art Workshops 8:00 - 10:00pm
28 Alternative Summer Fair 11:00am - 5:00pm
 
July
2 Meditation 7:30 - 8:15pm
3 Women's Art Workshops 8:00 - 10:00pm
9 Meditation 7:30 - 8:15pm
16 Meditation 7:30 - 8:15pm
23 Meditation 7:30 - 8:15pm
30 Meditation 7:30 - 8:15pm
 
August
6 Meditation 7:30 - 8:15pm
13 Meditation 7:30 - 8:15pm
20 Meditation 7:30 - 8:15pm
22/25 Breathing Space @ Greenbelt Arts Festival  
27 Meditation 7:30 - 8:15pm

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Event Details

 

The Alternative Summer Fair The Alternative Summer Fair
Sat 28th June 11:00am - 5:00pm Price: Entrance by donation
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Summer breeze browsing in a unique environment.
Alternative gifts made by local people
Fairly traded and hand-crafted goods for sale

In aid of the Sechuan Earthquake

Refreshments available

Ages: All Ages

 

Women's Art Workshops Women's art workshops
Thur 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June & 3rd July 8:00pm - 10:00pm Price: £50 including materials
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP

SHADOW BOX MEMORY BOX
REFLECTION STORY TRIBUTE BOX
HOMAGE SHRINE MEMORIAL
OBJECT ART
PERSONAL EXPRESSION

Using assemblage and mixed media,
connecting with objects that inspire and motivate us,
from the playful to the reverent.

Ages: Adult

 

Breathing Space @ Greenbelt Arts Festival  
Fri 22nd Aug - Mon 25th Aug
 
Venue: The Yurt, Cheltenham Racecourse
Breathing is delighted to announce that we will be bringing the Yurt to this summer's Greenbelt Arts festival. As well as a full programme including storytelling, yoga, meditation and workshops the Yurt will also be a place for quite reflection and a place to "find yourself".

Look out for the Yurt in the Greenbelt programme. Find out more on www.greenbelt.org.uk

Ages: All

Regular Events

 

Breathing Space
 
The Breathing Space Yurt can also be booked for times of private quiet and reflection as part of the Small Pilgrim Places network.

 

Slow Reading Group  
Tuesday 8:00pm - 9:30pm (fortnightly)
Contact us for planned dates
Price: Free
Venue: 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
This is a small but focused group which uses lectio divina, an ancient contemplative practice that slows down our reading to allow the process to descend from being a high brow activity for the intellect to an activity of the heart. This term we are looking at the book Living With Contradictions by Esther de Waal.
Ages: Adults

 

Meditation Group - this space is not for sale Christian Meditation - FlyerChristian Meditation - Flyer
Every Wednesday 7:30pm - 8:15pm Price: FREE
Venue: St Mary's Church, Church Hill Road, East Barnet, Herts EN4 8XD
Breathing Space, together with St Mary's, will be hosting these evenings in the beautiful setting of this 12th Century church.

Simple, Still, Silent – this is an inclusive meditation group for all ages. If you are new to meditation and would like further information please feel free to contact us for more details, or simply drop in.

We welcome people of any faith or none to join us.

Ages: All

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Creative Projects

 

The Rising Sun - Easter Arts Workshop Easter Art Workshop
Fri 21st March 10:30am - 4:30pm Price: £10 per person
(£30 for family groups of up to 5)
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Painting, mixed media & collage
Be part of an exhibition to follow
Encounter stories from the Land of the Rising Sun

* All materials supplied
* Suitable for all ages
* Aged under 10 accompanied by an adult please
* Bring a packed lunch
Ages: All Ages

 

Grow Freedom : Inspired by Wangari Maathai
Current work in progress
Venue: The Yurt - in various locations
Born in a rural Kenyan village in 1940, Wangari Maathai knew the importance of trees. After studying in America she returned to Kenya and, after many run-ins with the brutal government of Daniel arap Moi, set up the Green Belt Movement in 1977. Now active across all of Africa this movement helps restore indigenous forests while assisting rural women by paying them to plant trees. Wangari's courage saw her go through imprisonment and illness in order to help change Kenya's government into a democracy. After being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 she now serves as Kenya's Depty Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources.

Using professional actors we will share some of Wangari's inspirational story in the unique theatre space of the Yurt.  
Ages: N/A

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Previous Events

 

Introducing the Enneagram - with Simon Parke Enneagram weekend - with Simon Parke
Sat 10th May 10:00am - 5:00pm
and Sun 11th May 10:30am - 4:00pm
Price: £50 per person
 
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
The Enneagram is an adventure in self-awareness. It draws together ancient
philosophical and spiritual wisdom and modern psychological insight.
It seeks to take us beyond our conditioned and separate self, to a bigger
beyond. This is both a psychological and spiritual work.’ - Simon Parke

Join Simon as he explores the Enneagram over this week-end. Find out more on www.simonparke.com

Please book early for this as spaces are strictly limited.

Ages: Adults

 

The Rising Sun - Art Exhibition, Origami & Tea  
Mon 7th April 2:00pm - 5:00pm Price: Free
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Come and see the artwork created by participants in the recent "Rising Sun" Easter workshop. There will also be Origami with the chance to take part yourself and a Japanese style tea ceremony.
Ages: All Ages

 

Anam Cara - A gathering inspired by the life
and work of John O Donohue
Anam Cara - Inspired by the life of John O Donohue
Thur 15th January 7:30pm - 9:30pm Price: Free
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
A space to warm our hearts on the words and musings of the Celtic poet, mystic and philosopher John O Donohue, hosted by Breathing Space with Earthstars Full Moon Group.
Refreshments available.
www.jodonohue.com
Ages: All Ages

 

The Alternative Christmas Fair The Alternative Christmas FairThe Alternative Christmas Fair
Sat 1st December 10:00am - 5:00pm Price: Entrance by donation
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Stress Free Shopping In A Unique Environment
Find something a bit different to give this Christmas
Fairly Traded and hand-crafted gifts for sale
Local people making alternative gifts

In aid of the North London Hospice

Refreshments available

Ages: All Ages

 

Advent Art Workshop Advent Art Workshop
Sun 2nd December 2:00pm - 5:00pm Price: £6 per person
(£18 for groups of 4)
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Join us for a family afternoon of seasonal creativity and make a unique winter lantern.
* All materials supplied
* Aged under 12 accompanied by an adult please
Ages: All Ages

 

Winter Blooms Winter Blooms
Sun 2nd December 7:30pm - 9:30pm Price: Free - Please bring some food to share
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
You are warmly invited to join us for alternative and traditional Christmas songs, stories, music, food and laughter all around the log burning fire in a cosy Mongolian style Yurt.

Please bring some food to share and a story, song, poem...
or just yourself!

Ages: All Ages

 

Mischievous Medieval Mayhem - The Golden Horde Storytellers Medieval Mayhem
Sat 17th November 7:30pm - 9:30pm Price: £8 per person
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Golden Horde present a cornucopia of medieval stories; epics garnered from bards, rude riddles, and the tender travails of troubadours to warm you on an autumn evening, together with some odd (possibly very odd) songs.

Golden Horde are a quartet of actors and storytellers who bring the magic of theatre into the intimate world of storytelling. Their Silk Road Stories in June was a sell-out success, so please book early.
Ages: All

 

THE BIG DRAW THE BIG DRAW - Creative Workshop
Sun 14th October 2:00pm - 5:00pm Price: Donations £1 per person
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Come and explore and draw all things big and small in The Yurt and help create a wonderful drawing installation in this unique environment.
All drawing materials supplied.
Ages: All Ages

 

Movement - Summer Workshop Movement - Summer Workshop
Wed 25th Fri 27th July 10:30am - 4:00pm Price: £30 each (families - 3rd plus children half price)
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Three days of dynamic creation
Physical theatre, art, stories and kites!
Another in our popular summer arts workshops
Ages: Young People

 

Grow Freedom - Be a part of it! Theatre Be Part Of It - Flyer
Sat 9 June 11:00am - 6:00pm
and Sun 10 June 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Price: £20.00
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
What do you do when the rivers dry up?
There's a forest fire - and nobody is lifting a finger to help.
Can one person make a difference?

An opportunity to be a part of a new theatrical production Grow Freedom and work with professional actors over an intensive and creative week-end. 

The completed production will be performed at the East Barnet Festival's "Theatre in the Park" the following Sunday.

Wear clothes suitable for movement work.

Ages: Adults and young people 12+

 

Grow Freedom - Theatre in East Barnet Park Grow Freedom - Theatre - Flyer
Sun 17 June 3:00pm - 5:15pm (Performance at 4pm) Price: £6.00 (£4.00 conc)
Venue: The Yurt, The green woodland arena, Oak Hill Park, East Barnet Village
What do you do when the rivers dry up?
There's a forest fire - and nobody is lifting a finger to help.
Can one person make a difference?

A new performance piece from Breathing Space Theatre - inspired by the work of Nobel peace prize winner Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt movement she founded see below

Within the canopy of a hand crafted Yurt, actors and young people from the local community come together to create dynamic and vibrant theatre.

Included in the price is an optional one-hour creative workshop before the performance. The workshop starts at 3:00pm with the performance at 4:00pm.

Ages: All

 

Cabaret Evening - Journey of the Reluctant Veterans  
Sat 23 June 7:00pm - 9:00pm Price: Donations to Oxfam
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
An evening where you can be stimulated by stories of journeys, startled with magic and chill out to the music. There will also be an open floor when we will invite audience member to tell their stories of journeys.

This event is to support some of our friends as they prepare for the Oxfam Trailwalker event on 14 and 15 July when they will walk 100 km across the South Downs in 30 hours to try and raise £2,000 for Oxfam. You can visit their fundraising page here

There will be no charge for this event but we will be asking for donations for Oxfam, so please come prepared to be generous.

Ages: All

 

Easter Workshop -  Freedom in the City Easter Workshop - Freedom - Flyer
Tuesday 3 - Wed 4 April 10:30am - 4:00pm   Price: £20 per person (£50 for family groups of up to 5) - Plus tube fare
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Join us for a two-day Easter arts workshop including a trip to the Tate Modern to experience Carsten Hollers slide installation ‘Test Site’.

- How would you really like to go from A to B?
- The brief is to design play and pleasure back into our local landscape
- Create your designs, working with canvas board
- Equip the Yurt as a playful space for an evening on the theme of Freedom
- Encounter stories from across the world where freedom and play are denied
 
Ages: 10+ (10-14 to be accompanied by an adult please)

 

Storytelling Evening - Freedom Storytelling Evening - Freedom - Flyer  
Wed 4 April 7:00pm - 9:30pm Price: Free - donations welcome
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
A time to gather around the fire and enjoy the inspirational space created by participants of our Easter workshop.

Please bring:
- something to eat or drink
- a story, piece of music, object, photo, anything that represents the theme
- or just yourself!

Ages: All (Children to be accompanied by an adult please)

 

Making Peace  
Sun 19 Nov 2:00pm - 5:00pm  
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
A practical workshop to think about words and the way we use them. Suitable for anyone who enjoys creative writing, poetry and exploring the use of language and for all those struggling to be 'peace-makers'.

Based around the book Making Peace by Joy Mead.
Ages: All

 

Aphrodite And The Real Red Shoes
by Xanthe Gresham
Xanthe Gresham - The Real Red Shoes Flyer
Sat 25 Nov 7:30pm - 9:30pm  
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Aphrodite and the Real Red Shoes is a tale that will carry you through time, from Orphic Creation Myths to Modern-Day Soho on the red spike heels of the gutsy Goddess Aphrodite. This piece of epic story telling promises to upturn, kick, gyrate, spill and explode the themes of passion, obsession, addiction and redemption.
Previously performed at the Barbican earlier this year.
Ages: Adults (age 13+)

 

Seasonal Creative Workshop  
Sun 3 Dec 2:00pm - 5:00pm  
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Creative workshop around a seasonal theme. Join as for some practical creativity. Please check back nearer the date for this years theme.
OR
To register your interest (and get details directly via email) please click the Info link above.
Ages: All

 

Winter Blooms  
Sat 9 Dec 7:30pm - 9:30pm Price: Free (donations welcome)
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
A seasonal gathering for stories, music, songs and anything else you wish to bring.
Ages: All

 

Red Tent Workshops - "The Red Shoes" Red Shoes Workshop Flyer
Sun 15 Oct 10:30am - 4:30pm  
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
The first in a series of workshops for women where we creatively explored stories from the book Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. This is a story of the beauty of the "handmade life" when we decide to walk a path of faith, intuition, devotion, creativity, love as well as the dangers of a compromised life. These event will be facilitated by Linda Hill and Amanda Miles.
Ages: Women of all ages

 

Open Day and Labyrinth Making Workshop  
Sun 10 Sep 12:00pm - 5:00pm Price: Free (Donations welcome)
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
A group of us attended this labyrinth making workshop 12:00 – 2:00pm. We enjoyed space, quiet conversation and walked the labyrinth 2:00-5:00pm. This event marked the launch of the Yurt as a place available for personal reflection and space - as part of the Small Pilgrim Places network.
Ages: All

 

Drumming Evening - Sing to the Well Drumming Evening - Sing to the Well
Wed 24 May 7:30pm - 9:00pm Price: Donations welcome
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
An evening of music with international drummer and musician Martin Neil, who lead us in a drumming circle and sharing some music and video from the Wagogo people of Tanzania.

The Wagogo people of Tanzania are renowned for their musicality and Martin has recorded a cd/dvd to share their music - and their story of hope.

Proceeds from the cd go back to the village to fund the rebuilding of old wells and the digging of new ones.

This was a very special drumming circle with a variety of unusual instruments. A fun evening for all ages and abilities.

Ages: All - children very welcome, accompanied by an adult

 

It's A Wonderful Life - Film showing for the  Jack Brown Appeal WonderfulLife - Jack Brown Appeal - Flyer  
Sun 14 May 7:30pm - 10:00pm Price: £10 donation per ticket - proceeds to Jack Brown Appeal
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Sunday 14 May was an evening where we celebrate the wonderful life of Jack Brown as Films in the Yurt hosted a showing of the classic film "It's A Wonderful Life" to help raise money for the cancer treatment he urgently needs. Almost £400 was raised for the Jack Brown Appeal
Ages: All

 

The Upper Room - Storytelling The Upper Room - Flyer  
Wed 12 April 7:00pm - 9:30pm Price: Free - donations accepted
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Wednesday April 12th was a time to gather around the fire and enjoy the beautiful ambient space created especially by participants of Breathing Space Easter Arts Workshop. The space was inspired by Chris Ofili’s Upper Room in the Tate Britain and set in our very own Mongolian style Yurt!

The Upper Room was based around a story where hospitality is shared with friend and enemy alike until all such distinctions dissolve.

Stories on the themes of hospitality and friends and enemies were told by experienced storytellers, drummers drummed, and many creative and thoughtful contributions were made.

 
Ages: All (Children to be accompanied by an adult please)

 

Easter Workshop -  The Upper Room Easter Workshop - Flyer  
Tuesday 11 - Wed 12 April 10:30am - 4:00pm Price: £15 plus tube fare (£30 for families)
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
JThis two-day Easter arts workshop included a trip to the Tate Britain to see Chris Ofili's "The Upper Room". Icons of hospitality were created and creative installations were prepared making an ambient space for an evening of stories, music, food and reflection for friends, enemies, family or stranger.

* Suitable for everyone over 10
* No previous art experience required but artists also welcome
* Materials provided
* Aged 10 –14 accompanied by an adult please
* Bring your packed lunch both days

Ages: 10+ (Children to be accompanied by an adult please)

 

Drumming Circle Drumming Circle - Flyer  
Every Friday from 6 Jan - 10 Feb (6 weeks) 7:15-8.30pm Price: £30 per person (whole course)
or £7 per person (single evening)
Venue: St Mary's Church, Church Hill Road, Barnet, Herts EN4 8XD
Nadia Al Faghih Hasan has many years of working with groups in a variety of arts facilitation roles. For the past eight years this has revolved around her love of drumming and its ability to break down barriers and build community. She has travelled extensively through West Africa learning new rhythms and techniques.

We are currently "resting" the drumming circle prior to relaunching it in the near future. Please contact us if you are interested.

It is recommended that people bring a djembe drum or something else to bang on. 

Ages: All

 

Landmarks  
Tuedays fortnightly from 1st November 7:45pm - 9:30pm Price: FREE
Venue: 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
A group of us took a journey as we worked through the book Landmarks – an Ignatian Journey by Margaret Silf, inspired by the writings of St. Ignatious Loyola, a Christian pilgrim of the sixteenth century.
This book is intended as a companion for your own inner journey and the purpose of a Landmarks group is to come together to share in this journey.

We met fortnightly on Tuesdays in two sections as follows:
1 Nov*, 15 Nov*, 29 Nov*, 13 Dec*
Then break for Christmas:
10 Jan, 24 Jan, 7 Feb, 21 Feb

You will need your own copy of the book and to be prepared to read two chapters a fortnight in advance of the group as well as to work through some of the suggested exercises.

The group is open to anyone interested in taking this journey.

* Please note we have had to change these dates from those on our original leaflet.
The dates on the web site are the correct ones.

Ages: Adult

 

Agora - The 21C Programme  
Visiting Speaker
Venue: Bristol - see event details
AGORA aims to pioneer new initiatives in our society that:
- Generate the highest possible quality of public conversation
- Build realistic trust
- Encourage vision

This season of 21C events was designed around the theme of spiritual journey. Amanda Miles will lead a workshop based on Peter Brook’s understanding of ‘Holy Theatre’, as a place of ‘true contact with sacred invisibility.’

See the main Agora website for more general information.

Ages: N/A

 

Winter Blooms – “A Fool Life”    
Sat 10 Dec 
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
One of our regular, seasonal community gathering was once again held around a wood burning stove in the Yurt. Seasonal stories, songs, poems and paintings were shared representing the theme "A Fool Life", in the most topsy-turvy season of all... advent.

This was a lovely end to a year when we were looking at the “Fool” in all his (and her) guises - continuing our theme of carnival, protest and beautiful foolishness.

Ages: All - N.B. Parents must be responsible for their children around the fire.

 

Family Art Afternoon - Making and Mystery  
Sun 27 Nov 
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
This creative workshop for all ages saw many families come and explore the advent themes through art and poetry. Hanging mobiles were created which combined art with "discovered" poetry (by selecting words within magazine articles).

Great fun for all ages.

Ages: All

 

Eyewitness - An Iraqi Humanitarian Aid Worker's Story Eyewitness - Flyer  
Fri 25 Nov 
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
We were privileged to be able to host an evening with an Iraqi humanitarian aid worker and speaker who was touring the UK.

The co-founder of a humanitarian relief organisation, made up of Iraqis and Americans who work primarily with children and women currently at risk in Iraq. Her stories were both moving and challenging.

This was a unique opportunity to hear the often untold stories that make up the current situation in Iraq.

Ages: Adults and accompanied, mature children

 

Green Choices - A green gathering Green choices - Flyer  
Wed 16 Nov 
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
Hosted in partnership with Breathing Space this is a Christian initiative from the Justice & Peace group, looking for ways to change in response to the environmental crisis.

This initial meeting will hopefully be the start of more collaboration focusing on environmental and social justice issues.

Ages: All

 

A Letter To The Prime Minister - Film Screening A Letter to the PM - Flyer  
Sat 12 Nov 
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
A screening of this film which was recently premiered at the Barbican took place in the yurt to coincide with the anniversary of the second attack on Fallujah by coalition troops.

A Letter To The Prime Minister (cert 12) is a documentary film that follows Jo Wilding, a trainee barrister, human rights observer and clown, as she went to Iraq during the recent war. As well as eye witness reporting from Fallujah it also contains scenes of unrestrained clowning and stilt walking. It is therefore suitable for anyone who has watched the news from the Middle East and thought "what can we do?". 

A DVD copy of the film can be purchased from the web-site link above.

Ages: Adults and accompanied children 12 or older

 

Animal Art Exhibition  
Sun 25 Sep
Venue: The Yurt, 28 Abbotts Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5DP
"Do you think their life is the same as ours? I mean what it's made of, that little flicker of spirit, or whatever it is, inside them. Do you think it's the same as what we have inside us?" Nicholas Evans

Local Breathing Space artist Frankie Coventry displayed her latest collection of animal paintings in the unique setting of the yurt. Frankie has been painting animals for many years (when not busy with her career in film animation and book illustration). The collection was then toured to local venues including The Bull in Barnet High Street.

All of the work is for sale and Frankie is also available to discuss commissions. Some of her work can be seen on our Who's Who page. For more details see Frankie's website

Ages: All

 

Greenbelt Arts Festival  
Fri 26 Aug - Mon 29 Aug 2005
Venue: Cheltenham Racecourse
This year at Greenbelt Breathing Space supported a group from WCCM to host a creative contemplative space in the Yurt. As well as supporting Fr Laurence Freeman who spoke on contemplation and non-violence we also hosted several creative workshops. See some of what we got up to on our Greenbelt Festival 05 page.
Ages: All age

 

Trees - Summer Holiday Workshop  
Wed 17 Aug - Fri 19 Aug 2005   
Venue: The Yurt
Hosted in the Breathing Space Yurt we used photography, drawings, montage, poetry, story - the interplay of word, image and nature to produce an art installation for the Greenbelt Arts Festival. This was an all age workshop inspired by the work of environmental artists. See the results on the Trees Workshop page.
Ages: All age

 

Highland Gardens Picnic Day  
Sun 10 July 2005  
Venue: The Yurt @ Highland Gardens Park
To support the "Friends of Highland Gardens" we set up the yurt in this local park. As it was such a hot day, we rolled up the sides as many people came in to take part in some environmental arts events, including making tactile pictures with various beans and puppets with giant leaves. To see some photos of the day click here.
Ages: N/A

 

East Barnet Festival  
Sun 3 July 2005  
Venue: The Yurt @ East Barnet Park
We took the yurt to East Barnet Festival to support the G8 Make Poverty History events. To see some photos of the day and read a short report please click here.
Ages: N/A

 

Sensing Stories  
This 6 week course ran in June - July 2005
Venue: The Yurt
In the body's battle with the world the senses suffer. We start to feel very little of what we touch, to listen to very little of what we hear and to see very little of what we look at. These workshops for women used games and play to help awaken our senses. We brought what we learnt to a variety of texts where sense awareness was central to the theme.
Women Only

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