Most workshops will be in the Sitting Room and Library in the house and also in the beautiful grounds, gardens and woods.
Food, seeds and soil talks and worskhops with Heritage Seed Library, Gardening Organic, Permaculture and Biodynamics.
Natural Presence- moving from within in nature out in the woods. Listening with your body, giving to and receiving from the Natural World. Being the Gift- embodied inquiry into offering yourself to the world, whilst being supported by Agata Krajewska is a practitioner of embodiment, presence and expression, founder of Emergence Work
The Truth Mandala by Nicola Peel. This ritual exercise provides a simple, respectful, whole group structure for owning and honoring our pain for the world, and for recognizing its authority and the solidarity it can bring. It provides space for fear, sorrow, grief, anger, longing, emptiness and hope to be expressed and witnessed. From despair to empowerment we first acknowledge our truth and then move into change.
Caspar Walsh - Words from the Earth - Workshop We are all myth makers. Nature is a mirror to the myth. A true a reflection of who you are in the world. You just need to know when, where and how to look. Come dig for the words . Write, share, listen with Casper Walsh and Words of the Earth. The Seed Festival website will publish a mix of what we create.
A harmonious and delicious session of singing together in the woods, songs
of our love of the earth and our connection with all life. Both relaxing and
inspiring. All welcome, no experience needed. Led by local community choir
teacher, Jo McAndrews
Constellate Connection with Nature. Like family constellations, systemic environmental constellations can explore our personal connection to nature. Explore what holds us back from loving the earth with all we have, as well finding the support and resources we need to be strong in the face of change.
Loads more workshops coming soon including Yoga, Qi Gong, Foraging, Dance of Universal Peace.
Jewels Wingfield - Wild Grief, Holy Love
A ceremony for everyone - Through embracing the wild and sacred gateway of our Grief together; witnessed and welcomed, a powerful Love rises up from within us and becomes a catalyst in the healing of our world. Let fall the cloak of shame that hides the beauty of your grieving soul and throw open the gates of your untethered heart. All are welcome, bring a cushion. Jewels Wingfield has over 25 years experience work in relation to the collective evolution of humanity. She has a long background in the environmental movement as well as relationship and self empowerment work. She bring these things together in a unique alchemical mix and is well known for her cutting edge work
Lisa Schneidau - Story and the Land
A workshop exploring our own relationship with nature and the land through storytelling.It will use stories, games and discussion to explore new ways of looking at the land around us and the way we interact with it. Again no less than an hour would be good; up to an hour and a half would work well. This is for ages 12+
Sunday MorningEarth Beatswill be providing an uplifting, mindful dance practice that helps us connect to ourselves, each other and the world around us. From a space of embodiment and heartfulness we journey through the five elements to experience our interdependence with others, our community, spirit and the wider web of life.
Paul Howell - Awaken the Wild Heart - Nature and Soul
'The wild natural world is both the source and original mirror of the human soul. Come to the forest to explore the principles and practices that allow us to approach, pass through the three gateways, enter become present to the deep wild so we can hear the earth speak directly - in it’s original voice.' Paul Howell
The Warriors’ Way – A Journey to the Heart
Workshoping of Steph Bradley’s forthcoming book The Utopia of 2050. We will hear from the children of 2050 what life is like for them, and explore some of the inner issues that we face today as if we were living in those times ourselves. Check out our group on FB.Storyteller Steph Bradley worked for Transition Network before walking 2000 miles around England in a pair of old red flip flops. She has published 2 books and is working on a third, inspired by a pilgrimage across Wales in search of Tales of Inner Transition. She is studying for an MA in Ecology and Spirituality at the Schumacher College.
Seed Festival 2017
Seed Festival 7-9 July 2017 Planting Big Ideas! Hawkwood, nr Stroud. Musicians, Poets, Artists, Inspiring Eco Speakers, Movers and Shakers and YOU! Seed Festival inspires a more intimate and personal connection with our living world and our place within it. WIth the biggest UK Green speaker lineup that includes the voice of many Millennials, its set to be the best yet.
More about Hawkwood
Hawkwoodis an educational charity which provides short courses, trainings and retreats, talks, events and festivals. Our mission is to support people to develop to their full potential and we work in the arts, health & well being, spirituality nature and sustainability. Friday 17th July Charles Eisentstein launches the Centre for Future Thinking at Hawkwood.
More about Seed Idea
Seed Ideaexists to provide inspiring and engaging service through events, design, innovation and coaching. Seed Idea projects include: concerts, festivals, videos and workshops; plus the Big Green Chair.
They are particularly inspired by people and projects that break the mould and are grounded in social and ecological values - those who are planting big ideas in the world.