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March 2018

Folk in the Pub: Modern Fairy Sightings with Jo Hickey-Hall

22nd March 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Folklorist, Jo Hickey-Hall is co author of new book, Magical Folk: British and Irish Fairies 500AD to the present. She set up research project, Modern Fairy Sightings two years ago and has an interest in fairy encounters that people continue to report. This talk will discuss people's sightings and look at how we've arrived at the Disney-fied idea of fairy. We'll also examine the taboo of reporting such experiences and why Jo feels the research is important. Where: The Old…

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Folk in the Pub: Death and Music with Folklorist, Gideon Thomas

26th March 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Bookshop, 65 North Street
Bristol, BS3 1ES United Kingdom
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Free

Death and Music with Folklorist, Gideon Thomas Gideon is author of a book on the same subject and a member of the Folklore Society. His talk will examine ghosts and the undead in a selection of traditional songs found in the oral traditions of England, Scotland, United States and Canada. We'll explore: - different types of ghosts and revenants - sentient creatures who desire to complete some sort of goal - the behaviour of these undead figures in various songs.…

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April 2018

Modern Fairy Sightings

9th April 2018 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
The Old Bookshop, 65 North Street
Bristol, BS3 1ES United Kingdom
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Free

Folklorist, Jo Hickey-Hall is co author of new book, 'Magical Folk: British and Irish Fairies 500AD to the Present'. She set up research project, Modern Fairy Sightings two years ago and has an interest in fairy encounters that people continue to report. This talk will discuss people's sightings and look at how we've arrived at the Disney-fied idea of fairy. We'll also examine the taboo of reporting such experiences and why Jo feels the research is important. Where: The Old…

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May 2018

Avebury Workshop: Fae Affinity at Beltane

7th May 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Avebury The Henge Shop, High St
Avebury, Marlborough SN8 1RF United Kingdom
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£40

Our workshop draws upon the rejuvenating energy of Beltane, the liminal space between Spring and Summer to invite connection with the Fae, elemental beings that exist within the resonance of the magical Avebury landscape.

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Birdsong Identification & Dawn Chorus Experience with Peter Holden

12th May 2018 @ 9:30 am - 13th May 2018 @ 6:00 am
Bedminster Quaker House, Wedmore Vale
Bristol, Bedminster BS3 5HX United Kingdom
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£35 – £50

Join famed ornithologist, Peter Holden MBE to identify common British birdsong and find out why birds sing. Peter is the author of the RSPB handbook and pioneered the RSPB's Young Ornithologists Club (now Wildlife Explorers) after co-presenting TV programme, Big Garden Birdwatch in 1979 with Bill Oddie.  Peter more recently collaborated with his son Andy to create an art exhibition which has featured on 6 Music, and has developed an RSPB app which you can find here. Peter's workshops are very entertaining and…

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August 2018

Innermost Creativity Retreat: The Garden of Complete Being

10th August 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 14th August 2018 @ 3:00 pm
East Devon Forest Garden, Kerswell
Devon, United Kingdom
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£200 – £400

This summer, R E T R E A T to the peace and wild of the East Devon Forest Garden, “The Garden of Complete Being,” over four days to replenish, reconnect to our deepest roots of stillness, nature and creativity. We’ll create a healing space together supporting each individual to take a next step in their life, letting go of the past. This transformative and healing experience strengthens the relationship with your essence and truest way of life, held and…

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Viking Runes and Ritual Workshop: Yggdrasil

25th August 2018 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Bedminster Quaker House, Wedmore Vale
Bristol, Bedminster BS3 5HX United Kingdom
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£50 – £75

"Nordic Nights and Northern Lights with Ana Adnan" This workshop gives us the opportunity to explore Yggdrasil, the mighty tree upon which Norse mythology hangs, through some of its key stories. We will conclude the day with a ritual using the inspiration of the runes, which we will create together. (No prior knowledge or experience of ritual is necessary). Facilitator, Ana Adnan is a storyteller and timeless weaver of magic, who has been facilitating workshops and creating rituals since 1990.…

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September 2018

‘Birds in Autumn & Winter’ Workshop & Walk with Peter Holden MBE

29th September 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bedminster Quaker House, Wedmore Vale
Bristol, Bedminster BS3 5HX United Kingdom
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£35 – £50

Join legendary ornithologist, Peter Holden MBE as he returns to Bristol to teach participants how to understand and observe the birdlife around us as we move from summer into autumn. Bird communication is not so obvious, but what should we be listening out for at this time of year and what else is going on that the curious observer might discover for themselves? For birds the urge to breed evaporates and other urges take over - moulting feathers, finding new…

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April 2019

Identify Birdsong Workshop & Dawn Chorus Walk 2019

27th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bedminster Quaker House, Wedmore Vale
Bristol, Bedminster BS3 5HX United Kingdom
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Learn to identify birdsong with famed ornithologist Peter Holden MBE...then try out your skills on a magical dawn chorus!

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May 2020

Virtual Dawn Chorus: Mass Participation

3rd May 2020 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am
Free

In this time of social distancing, join together and share recordings of your dawn chorus: the most enchanting expression of spring.

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