Write to be you: your stories
Sep
19
to Oct 24

Write to be you: your stories

  • The Open Door, Church Twitten (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A course of 6 writing workshops, on Wednesdays starting 19th Sept 10am to 12am.

Do you long to write your personal stories? Want to record them for yourself and others? Prompts and inspirations will help your words flow onto the page. No experience of writing is necessary.

To book:
Email:christinehollywood@yournewchapter.org 
Phone: 0777 3379 526

Ticket Price: £120 for 6 weeks (£108 if booked before 10th Sept)

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Over 60's Weekly Wellbeing Drop In
Oct
15
10:00 PM22:00

Over 60's Weekly Wellbeing Drop In

Weekly activity plus tea and cake in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Mon 15th October - Alexander Technique with Kate Minogue: What is it? How does it work?  Learn some practical tips to help you function better and feel more comfortable in yourself.

Cost: £2 per person

Looking forward to seeing you here!

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Full Moon Fire Ceremony
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon Fire Ceremony

We will be celebrating Halloween and Samhain soon and journeying into the darkness. This is traditionally the Celtic New Year, where we can honour the ancestors. This fire is in gratitude for our lineage. Honouring the golden threads that connect to us all . Come and join us!

Details:

Please allow plenty of time to arrive. If you aim to arrive by 6.30pm, then you can walk to the fire site - which takes about 20 minutes and be ready for 7pm. 

Cost: Suggested donation £ 5- 10 to cover materials, if this is too much then just donate what you can.

Other details: Bring a warm blanket and wet weather clothes.

Please discuss offerings for the fire beforehand with Ali, that are other than rosemary sprigs, cinnamon sticks, dried lavender, dried flowers, tobacco, cacao, sage, small wax candles or palo santo.

Please bring a song or a poem to share after the fire, also warm clothing and snacks. If you need to sit down, then it's best to bring a blanket or a camping chair for a front row seat!. Please wear suitable footwear for mud.

Bring shakers and small hand drums-rattles if you have them.

If raining, please check with Ali by email or mobile ( ali@lucidhealing.co.uk / 07528 614 747) where ceremony will be held.

Alternative address :
Barn Croft, The Street, Rodmell, East Sussex
BN7 3HF

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Vital Spirit Qigong
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Vital Spirit Qigong

Vital Spirit Qigong Sessions

Vital Spirit Qigong (Jing Shen Qi Gong) an ancient Chinese spiritual way known as Internal Alchemy (Nei Dan) and Vitality Practice (Qi Gong). This holistic style of Qigong works with Yin-Yang, Three Treasures, Five Elements and Chinese Medicine.

This system of Internal Alchemy Qigong benefits body, mind and spirit: it rejuvenates, heals, transforms and develops your spiritual potential. Posture, movement, voicework and breathwork sequences are combined to connect to your and nature’s vital energy (Qi) which benefits your physical health and general well–being. Meditation, visualisation and attunement are used to experience and realise your integral spiritual reality (Jing Shen).

The aim of these fortnightly sessions is to access the spiritual, vital and essential resources you need. You also experience your inherent connection to the universe and nature which enriches your life and sense of wellness.

For 30 years I have studied and taught various styles of Qigong, including Daoist and Medical Qigong. I bring insights gained through the study of Classical Chinese language and philosophy, as well as 30-plus years practicing acupuncture.

For more information please go to www.vitalspiritqigong.com or FB - @VSQigong
For further details contact Amadis on 07941 665506 or amadis@inspiritway.com

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Vital Spirit Qigong
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Vital Spirit Qigong

Vital Spirit Qigong Sessions

Vital Spirit Qigong (Jing Shen Qi Gong) an ancient Chinese spiritual way known as Internal Alchemy (Nei Dan) and Vitality Practice (Qi Gong). This holistic style of Qigong works with Yin-Yang, Three Treasures, Five Elements and Chinese Medicine.

This system of Internal Alchemy Qigong benefits body, mind and spirit: it rejuvenates, heals, transforms and develops your spiritual potential. Posture, movement, voicework and breathwork sequences are combined to connect to your and nature’s vital energy (Qi) which benefits your physical health and general well–being. Meditation, visualisation and attunement are used to experience and realise your integral spiritual reality (Jing Shen).

The aim of these fortnightly sessions is to access the spiritual, vital and essential resources you need. You also experience your inherent connection to the universe and nature which enriches your life and sense of wellness.

For 30 years I have studied and taught various styles of Qigong, including Daoist and Medical Qigong. I bring insights gained through the study of Classical Chinese language and philosophy, as well as 30-plus years practicing acupuncture.

For more information please go to www.vitalspiritqigong.com or FB - @VSQigong
For further details contact Amadis on 07941 665506 or amadis@inspiritway.com

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Gluten Free Bread with Emmanuel Hadjiandreou
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Gluten Free Bread with Emmanuel Hadjiandreou

Learn the fundamental skills needed to make delicious and nutritious, gluten free breads from one of the UK's most popular bakery teachers.

We will work with freshly milled grain and legume flours and explore making, maintaining and baking with a sourdough starter. You will make a basic gum free, GF loaf suitable suitable for countless variations, sourdough crumpets and a gluten free stollen. Emmanuel will help you to plan a gluten free system that fits around your rhythm.

This workshop is suitable for coeliacs and includes a seasonal lunch.

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Vital Spirit Qigong
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Vital Spirit Qigong

Vital Spirit Qigong Sessions

Vital Spirit Qigong (Jing Shen Qi Gong) an ancient Chinese spiritual way known as Internal Alchemy (Nei Dan) and Vitality Practice (Qi Gong). This holistic style of Qigong works with Yin-Yang, Three Treasures, Five Elements and Chinese Medicine.

This system of Internal Alchemy Qigong benefits body, mind and spirit: it rejuvenates, heals, transforms and develops your spiritual potential. Posture, movement, voicework and breathwork sequences are combined to connect to your and nature’s vital energy (Qi) which benefits your physical health and general well–being. Meditation, visualisation and attunement are used to experience and realise your integral spiritual reality (Jing Shen).

The aim of these fortnightly sessions is to access the spiritual, vital and essential resources you need. You also experience your inherent connection to the universe and nature which enriches your life and sense of wellness.

For 30 years I have studied and taught various styles of Qigong, including Daoist and Medical Qigong. I bring insights gained through the study of Classical Chinese language and philosophy, as well as 30-plus years practicing acupuncture.

For more information please go to www.vitalspiritqigong.com or FB - @VSQigong
For further details contact Amadis on 07941 665506 or amadis@inspiritway.com

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Turkish Vegetarian Cookery Workshop
Nov
24
10:30 AM10:30

Turkish Vegetarian Cookery Workshop

Join us for a feast of Turkish food

We will start with a breakfast of sesame crusted Simit rings served with Menemen, spicy peppers and eggs.

We'll make our own Yulfka pastry and prepare Borek, pastries stuffed with spring greens, herbs & cheese served with Chachik and Ezme.

For lunch we will have Imam bayildi, stuffed aubergines with Pilaf and Ezo Gelin, saffron flavoured lentils in tomato sauce.

We'll end with Baklava and coffee

This hands on workshop is suitable for beginners and enthusiasts - includes lunch and a take away.

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Vital Spirit Qigong
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Vital Spirit Qigong

Vital Spirit Qigong Sessions

Vital Spirit Qigong (Jing Shen Qi Gong) an ancient Chinese spiritual way known as Internal Alchemy (Nei Dan) and Vitality Practice (Qi Gong). This holistic style of Qigong works with Yin-Yang, Three Treasures, Five Elements and Chinese Medicine.

This system of Internal Alchemy Qigong benefits body, mind and spirit: it rejuvenates, heals, transforms and develops your spiritual potential. Posture, movement, voicework and breathwork sequences are combined to connect to your and nature’s vital energy (Qi) which benefits your physical health and general well–being. Meditation, visualisation and attunement are used to experience and realise your integral spiritual reality (Jing Shen).

The aim of these fortnightly sessions is to access the spiritual, vital and essential resources you need. You also experience your inherent connection to the universe and nature which enriches your life and sense of wellness.

For 30 years I have studied and taught various styles of Qigong, including Daoist and Medical Qigong. I bring insights gained through the study of Classical Chinese language and philosophy, as well as 30-plus years practicing acupuncture.

For more information please go to www.vitalspiritqigong.com or FB - @VSQigong
For further details contact Amadis on 07941 665506 or amadis@inspiritway.com

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Festive Baking
Dec
15
10:30 AM10:30

Festive Baking

Learn to make breads from three festive traditions

In this hands on workshop we’ll bake

Christopsomo, a Greek Christmas bread, sweetened with orange and wine and enriched with candied fruit and nuts.

Stollen, a German Christmas bread enriched with marzipan, almond and raisins

Rugelach, a Hanukkah treat of cream cheese enriched crescent buns filled with spicy chocolate

This workshop is suitable for beginners and enthusiasts and includes tuition, lunch, refreshments and lots of bread to take home.

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Stuffed Bread Workshop
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Stuffed Bread Workshop

We'll explore stuffed breads from across the world in this hands on baking and cookery workshop.

You'll learn to make enriched dough and pizza dough, and use them to make:

Strombole, an Italian American rolled & stuffed pizza

Khachapuri, a Georgian bread stuffed with cheese and herbs.

Tahini Ekmek, a coiled, seseme filled flaky bread from Turkey

This workshop is vegetarian and suitable for beginners and enthusiasts.

Includes lunch and bread to takeaway 

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Natural Treatments for Stress, Anxiety & Depression
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Natural Treatments for Stress, Anxiety & Depression

  • The Open Door, Church Twitten, next to (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Focussing on Emotional Freedom Technique


These are simple & easy to learn techniques that can have long-lasting effects, helping you to master your mental health.

Booking in advance essential

Ticket Price: £10
Please bring water, pen/paper and an open mind.

For more information please contact Kathy Johnson on 07952 999987.  

www.eftlewes.co.uk 

https://www.facebook.com/tapintohealing

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Workshop – Taking a Natural Approach at Menopause
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop – Taking a Natural Approach at Menopause

This one-day workshop is for anyone interested in exploring a more natural approach at menopause.

We cover some useful background information on your hormones at menopause, and the nature of this important and powerful life stage for women.  Looking at different options for support and gaining clarity around HRT, and some of the alternatives available. We consider a range of self-help and lifestyle measures that you can build in for support for specific menopausal issues as well as your general long-term health.

There will be handouts so that you can relax and enjoy the day with plenty of information to take away. This workshop aims to give you the chance to explore your choices and to consider the best strategies and support measures for you around menopause and beyond.

Places are £50 per person (concessionary rates available on request), and booking is essential. To find out more you can visit Lynne’s website Events page and contact her directly.

www.chantryhealth.com

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Let's Get Funked
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Let's Get Funked

  • All Saints Centre Lewes, Friars Walk, BN7 2LE, Lewes East Sussex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Another dance night in Lewes featuring funk, soul and reggae music for grown-up dance lovers who like to party early. Half price drinks from 7.30-8.30. Finishes at 11pm, cloakroom available. Tickets: £8.00 on the door, or £7.00 online in advance.

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Menoheaven
Oct
2
to Oct 4

Menoheaven

A unique 3-day retreat for women facing or experiencing peri-menopause and menopause. Learn from experts about the nutrition, exercise, medicine, self-care and more that can support your mind and body at this time. Go home empowered, relaxed, rejuvenated and informed with a wealth of helpful information, a goodie bag of organic products and a bunch of new friends!

Ticket Price: £550

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Fermenting
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Fermenting

Discover the importance of fermented foods

Celebrate cultural biodiversity, discovering the art of traditional ferments.

Make your own kimchi & sauerkraut from seasonal vegetables.

Discover traditional methods of making grains, dairy & pulses more digestible.

Learn to make the perfect sourdough rye loaf.

From gundrie to shrubs to tempeh there are lots of ideas and tastings.

Includes all ingredients and delicious lunch.

Contact jean@greencuisinetrust.org to book

Ticket Price: £95

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Thai Vegetarian Cookery
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Thai Vegetarian Cookery

Learn to make classic vegetarian dishes from across Thailand

In this hands on workshop we'll make:

Phak Chup Peang Thod - mixed vegetable fritters with sweet chilli sauce

Kaeng Khiao Wan - a fiery, aromatic and sweet green curry with coconut, aubergines and sweet potato

Som Tam Taeng - cucumber and peanut salad

Pad Krapow To-hu sai Hed - tofu with basil and chilli

Kao Niow Dahm - sticky black rice and coconut pudding

This workshop is hands on and includes lunch and recipes

Suitable for vegans and gluten free diets

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Full Moon Fire Ceremony
Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

Full Moon Fire Ceremony

You are warmly invited to a Full Moon Fire Ceremony in Vert Woods.

If raining, please check with Ali by email or mobile ( ali@lucidhealing.co.uk / 07528 614 747) where ceremony will be held.

Alternative address :

Barn Croft, The Street, Rodmell, East Sussex

BN7 3HF

Please bring a song or a poem to share after the fire, also warm clothing and snacks. If you need to sit down, then it's best to bring a blanket or a camping chair for a front row seat!. Please wear suitable footwear for mud.

£5 donation gratefully received. RSVP.

We will try and have people to guide you nearer to the woods but please print these out and read them very carefully, it will be an adventure!.

DIRECTIONS TO LOWER VERT WOODS – NORTHERN ACCESS ALONG VERT LANE
1. Directions – from Lewes and Brighton - essentially you aim for Laughton village (near Ringmer and Lewes) and drive through in an Easterly direction. Go through village past Post Office and then left at the first crossroads into Park Lane. Carry on for c.1 mile past the small industrial estate (if it is on your right) and wooden house on left. Go past the Estate and head up Park Lane for further 1/2 mile to a metal gate-barrier on the right. You’ll see a parking area, some concrete blocks and single lane track off on the right.You'll see Full Moon directions here. The gate will be unlocked though it will look closed.This is Vert Lane. Open the gate and make sure you pull the gate closed behind you.

Drive slowly up the track past 2 gates on the right to a third gate and a chip stack. Park here by reversing carefully in close to otrher vehicles. Don't go straying off on slopes - you might get stuck.. Walk through third gate (directions again) and south down the track. Walk down to the crossroads. Go straight ahead and you’ll see a wooden sticks signpost on the right marking the path to the main camp area. There will be lights showing the way. It's a 10 mins walk and be careful as it will be a little slippy in places.
Do Bring - torches, a light folding seat if you have one, and dress for winter. Bring hot drinks in flasks, and some nibbles to share and a poem song and something to contribute (optional). Bring shakers and small hand drums-rattles if you have them.
Donation of £5 suggested to cover our costs, thanks.

Bring your heart and willingness to connect to the spirit, Nature and our lovely Moon.

2. From Polegate and Eastbourne – head to A22 in direction of Uckfield. Just after Golden Cross there is a turn to the left – B2124 in direction of Laughton and Lewes. Around 1.5 miles along here you’ll see a turn to right along Park Lane (marked for East Hoathly). Carry on for c.1 mile past the small industrial estate on right and wooden house on left. You’ll see a parking area, some concrete blocks and single lane track.

• What to bring
Wear warm and waterproof clothing . Bring a torch and a snack to share at the end. Bring a poem or song if you're able to.

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Vital Spirit Qigong
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Vital Spirit Qigong

Vital Spirit Qigong Sessions

Vital Spirit Qigong (Jing Shen Qi Gong) an ancient Chinese spiritual way known as Internal Alchemy (Nei Dan) and Vitality Practice (Qi Gong). This holistic style of Qigong works with Yin-Yang, Three Treasures, Five Elements and Chinese Medicine.

This system of Internal Alchemy Qigong benefits body, mind and spirit: it rejuvenates, heals, transforms and develops your spiritual potential. Posture, movement, voicework and breathwork sequences are combined to connect to your and nature’s vital energy (Qi) which benefits your physical health and general well–being. Meditation, visualisation and attunement are used to experience and realise your integral spiritual reality (Jing Shen).

The aim of these fortnightly sessions is to access the spiritual, vital and essential resources you need. You also experience your inherent connection to the universe and nature which enriches your life and sense of wellness.

For 30 years I have studied and taught various styles of Qigong, including Daoist and Medical Qigong. I bring insights gained through the study of Classical Chinese language and philosophy, as well as 30-plus years practicing acupuncture.

For more information please go to www.vitalspiritqigong.com or FB - @VSQigong
For further details contact Amadis on 07941 665506 or amadis@inspiritway.com

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Vital Spirit Qigong
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Vital Spirit Qigong

Vital Spirit Qigong Sessions

Vital Spirit Qigong (Jing Shen Qi Gong) an ancient Chinese spiritual way known as Internal Alchemy (Nei Dan) and Vitality Practice (Qi Gong). This holistic style of Qigong works with Yin-Yang, Three Treasures, Five Elements and Chinese Medicine.

This system of Internal Alchemy Qigong benefits body, mind and spirit: it rejuvenates, heals, transforms and develops your spiritual potential. Posture, movement, voicework and breathwork sequences are combined to connect to your and nature’s vital energy (Qi) which benefits your physical health and general well–being. Meditation, visualisation and attunement are used to experience and realise your integral spiritual reality (Jing Shen).

The aim of these fortnightly sessions is to access the spiritual, vital and essential resources you need. You also experience your inherent connection to the universe and nature which enriches your life and sense of wellness.

For 30 years I have studied and taught various styles of Qigong, including Daoist and Medical Qigong. I bring insights gained through the study of Classical Chinese language and philosophy, as well as 30-plus years practicing acupuncture.

For more information please go to www.vitalspiritqigong.com or FB - @VSQigong
For further details contact Amadis on 07941 665506 or amadis@inspiritway.com

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Full Moon Drumming Circle
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Full Moon Drumming Circle

Into the Wild Festival : Chiddingly. Full Moon Drumming Circle: Bring your rattles and drums to create a circle of light, so that we can send this beautiful sami or light nectar out into the world. Release aspects of heaviness in your life, welcoming in the light for your rainbow body. Come and dream your world into being in a powerful group energy this special full moon!  Adults and children over 7yrs old welcome.

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Into The Wild Summer Festival
Aug
24
to Aug 27

Into The Wild Summer Festival

  • Chiddinglye, Selsfield Road, West Hoathly, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4QS (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Over the August bank holiday weekend, we create a beautiful summer festival, celebrating together under the midnight stars and sparkling summer sky.

nto the Wild isn't just a festival, it is  a vibrant creative village of life and all its potential.  

Come and join us in the majesty of the wild!

We have amazing music from around the world as ever.

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Vital Spirit Qigong
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Vital Spirit Qigong

Vital Spirit Qigong Sessions

Vital Spirit Qigong (Jing Shen Qi Gong) an ancient Chinese spiritual way known as Internal Alchemy (Nei Dan) and Vitality Practice (Qi Gong). This holistic style of Qigong works with Yin-Yang, Three Treasures, Five Elements and Chinese Medicine.

This system of Internal Alchemy Qigong benefits body, mind and spirit: it rejuvenates, heals, transforms and develops your spiritual potential. Posture, movement, voicework and breathwork sequences are combined to connect to your and nature’s vital energy (Qi) which benefits your physical health and general well–being. Meditation, visualisation and attunement are used to experience and realise your integral spiritual reality (Jing Shen).

The aim of these fortnightly sessions is to access the spiritual, vital and essential resources you need. You also experience your inherent connection to the universe and nature which enriches your life and sense of wellness.

For 30 years I have studied and taught various styles of Qigong, including Daoist and Medical Qigong. I bring insights gained through the study of Classical Chinese language and philosophy, as well as 30-plus years practicing acupuncture.

For more information please go to www.vitalspiritqigong.com or FB - @VSQigong
For further details contact Amadis on 07941 665506 or amadis@inspiritway.com

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Vital Spirit Qigong
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Vital Spirit Qigong

Vital Spirit Qigong Sessions

Vital Spirit Qigong (Jing Shen Qi Gong) an ancient Chinese spiritual way known as Internal Alchemy (Nei Dan) and Vitality Practice (Qi Gong). This holistic style of Qigong works with Yin-Yang, Three Treasures, Five Elements and Chinese Medicine.

This system of Internal Alchemy Qigong benefits body, mind and spirit: it rejuvenates, heals, transforms and develops your spiritual potential. Posture, movement, voicework and breathwork sequences are combined to connect to your and nature’s vital energy (Qi) which benefits your physical health and general well–being. Meditation, visualisation and attunement are used to experience and realise your integral spiritual reality (Jing Shen).

The aim of these fortnightly sessions is to access the spiritual, vital and essential resources you need. You also experience your inherent connection to the universe and nature which enriches your life and sense of wellness.

For 30 years I have studied and taught various styles of Qigong, including Daoist and Medical Qigong. I bring insights gained through the study of Classical Chinese language and philosophy, as well as 30-plus years practicing acupuncture.

For more information please go to www.vitalspiritqigong.com or FB - @VSQigong
For further details contact Amadis on 07941 665506 or amadis@inspiritway.com

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Full Moon Fire Ceremony
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Full Moon Fire Ceremony

You are warmly invited to a Full Moon Fire Ceremony in Vert Woods.

If raining, please check with Ali by email or mobile ( ali@lucidhealing.co.uk / 07528 614 747) where ceremony will be held.

Alternative address :

Barn Croft, The Street, Rodmell, East Sussex

BN7 3HF

Please bring a song or a poem to share after the fire, also warm clothing and snacks. If you need to sit down, then it's best to bring a blanket or a camping chair for a front row seat!. Please wear suitable footwear for mud.

£5 donation gratefully received. RSVP.

We will try and have people to guide you nearer to the woods but please print these out and read them very carefully, it will be an adventure!.

DIRECTIONS TO LOWER VERT WOODS – NORTHERN ACCESS ALONG VERT LANE
1. Directions – from Lewes and Brighton - essentially you aim for Laughton village (near Ringmer and Lewes) and drive through in an Easterly direction. Go through village past Post Office and then left at the first crossroads into Park Lane. Carry on for c.1 mile past the small industrial estate (if it is on your right) and wooden house on left. Go past the Estate and head up Park Lane for further 1/2 mile to a metal gate-barrier on the right. You’ll see a parking area, some concrete blocks and single lane track off on the right.You'll see Full Moon directions here. The gate will be unlocked though it will look closed.This is Vert Lane. Open the gate and make sure you pull the gate closed behind you.

Drive slowly up the track past 2 gates on the right to a third gate and a chip stack. Park here by reversing carefully in close to otrher vehicles. Don't go straying off on slopes - you might get stuck.. Walk through third gate (directions again) and south down the track. Walk down to the crossroads. Go straight ahead and you’ll see a wooden sticks signpost on the right marking the path to the main camp area. There will be lights showing the way. It's a 10 mins walk and be careful as it will be a little slippy in places.
Do Bring - torches, a light folding seat if you have one, and dress for winter. Bring hot drinks in flasks, and some nibbles to share and a poem song and something to contribute (optional). Bring shakers and small hand drums-rattles if you have them.
Donation of £5 suggested to cover our costs, thanks.

Bring your heart and willingness to connect to the spirit, Nature and our lovely Moon.

2. From Polegate and Eastbourne – head to A22 in direction of Uckfield. Just after Golden Cross there is a turn to the left – B2124 in direction of Laughton and Lewes. Around 1.5 miles along here you’ll see a turn to right along Park Lane (marked for East Hoathly). Carry on for c.1 mile past the small industrial estate on right and wooden house on left. You’ll see a parking area, some concrete blocks and single lane track.

• What to bring
Wear warm and waterproof clothing . Bring a torch and a snack to share at the end. Bring a poem or song if you're able to.

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Village Builders Workshop
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Village Builders Workshop

Humanity currently faces a perfect storm of crises: environmental, political and social.

The challenges can seem overwhelming and it’s easier to withdraw into our own worlds than face up to them. But this is making us disconnected and depressed.

There is another way forward. At Sacred Earth we believe we can use the principles of permaculture to build connections with each other and the natural world in a way that creates positive change. This means positive change on a personal level and at a wider community level. The crisis we now face can actually be a positive tipping point, a chance to create new solutions for our communities, the planet and ourselves.

The Village Builders Seminar is about building communities. It takes inspiration from some of the mentoring techniques and nature-connection rituals that are successfully used by indigenous cultures and uses the principles of social permaculture to create a practical toolkit that you can take away with you.

It answers questions like:

  • How connected are we to those around us?
  • What types of practice improve our connection to self, others and nature?
  • What kind of resources do we need to build a resilient community?

Facilitated by Phil Greenwood and Deborah Benham and in run co-operation with 8 Shields, this seminar will immerse you in the concepts of cultural repair and regenerative design.

The seminar will cover:

  • types of behaviour that support unity and positivity
  • the concept of the ‘community web’ and how to create it
  • how to create a healthy culture
  • barriers to connection: what are they and how can they be overcome?
  • getting involved in your local area
  • best practices that are attainable in the short term, but with long term goals.
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Mindfulness
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Mindfulness

Annie Akasati McAuley and Nick Diggins, they would like to invite you to a Free Introduction to Mindfulness.

Mindfulness can increase clarity, focus and calm, while reducing stress, anxiety and low mood. These one hour sessions include practice and theory with discussion and questions. Those interested in a more in-depth exploration of mindfulness will be able to find out more about our 8-week courses.

Telephone: 01273 474949

Email: theopendoorlewes@gmail.com

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Mindfulness
Jul
13
11:30 AM11:30

Mindfulness

Annie Akasati McAuley and Nick Diggins, they would like to invite you to a Free Introduction to Mindfulness.

Mindfulness can increase clarity, focus and calm, while reducing stress, anxiety and low mood. These one hour sessions include practice and theory with discussion and questions. Those interested in a more in-depth exploration of mindfulness will be able to find out more about our 8-week courses.

Telephone: 01273 474949

Email: theopendoorlewes@gmail.com

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Fermenting
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Fermenting

Discover the importance of fermented foods.

Celebrate cultural biodiversity, discovering the art of traditional ferments. 

Make your own kimchi & sauerkraut from seasonal vegetables. 

Discover traditional methods of making grains, dairy & pulses more digestible.

Learn to make the perfect sourdough rye loaf.

From gundrie to shrubs to tempeh there are lots of ideas and tastings.

Ticket Price: £95.00

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Making Food Choices. Why do we eat the food we eat?
Jun
23
10:15 AM10:15

Making Food Choices. Why do we eat the food we eat?

Join consultant and facilitator Anni Townend in conversation with nutritionist Daphne Lambert at a special food event in Depot’s studio.

Join in the ‘pernickety picnic game’ and share your food passions. Unravel the stories behind our food. Explore how we create nutrient-dense diets that nourish everyone. Engage in the lively conversation about food while you sip and savour summer taste sensations.

Greencuisine Trust will be collaborating with Depot to create a Specials menu all week in the restaurant. After the event, you can relax & enjoy one of the dishes on offer.

Anni Townend has been working with leaders, their teams, and groups in organisations for over twenty years as a consultant, facilitator and coach.

Daphne Lambert is a nutritionist who has cooked, studied and written about food for all of her adult life. She was the chef and co-owner of an award-winning organic restaurant for 25 years and has run a nutrition consultancy for over 20 years. Daphne’s purpose is to create a way of eating that re-vitalises both our health and that of planet Earth.

Greencuisine Trust is a food education charity. Through inspiring projects, courses and consultancy, the Trust explores our relationship with food and encourages ways of growing and eating that nourish people without harming the environment.


For more information or concessions contact Sue Fleming on (07855) 777715 or email jean@greencuisinetrust.org

Cost: £15 (includes refreshments and tastings)

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Tour de Frack UK
Jun
23
9:30 AM09:30

Tour de Frack UK

On June 23rd, a fun and family-friendly cycle ride will tour key sites in the southeast where drilling for oil / gas extraction is taking place.

Cyclists will see for themselves the changes being made in the landscape by the oil and gas industry and learn about the drilling sites’ history and ongoing protector campaigns.

The Tour has 3 routes, for cyclists of all abilities (16 miles, 30 miles & 55 miles), and includes Brockham, Balcombe, Horse Hill and the beautiful Leith Hill, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Please join us on the Tour de Frack - it will be a great day out and you'll see some stunning countryside.

 

We will meet at Meadowbank Park in Dorking:

9.30am - Talks, refreshments, activities and facepainting

10.30am - Cyclists will set off on tour

Tour Finish (varying times) - Food and Live Music at Leith Hill Protection Camp

 

Please note* Cyclists should be a minimum of 12 years old, and take responsibility for their own safety. No dogs please.

 

Further information, including the routes, can be found at www.frackfreesurrey.com/tourdefrack

Please share the event on social media using #TourDeFrackUK and #DontDrillTheWeald

 

Transport

By Train: The Meeting point at Meadowbank Park is just 8-12 minutes walk from all nearby Dorking train stations - Dorking (Deepdene), Dorking (Main) & Dorking (West).

By Car: Parking is available at St Martin’s Walk shopping centre. Type in the postcode RH4 1DX for directions. There is parking for just under 400 vehicles. Parking is also available in other Dorking car parks.

Any further questions please contact: tourdefrackuk@gmail.com

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Summer Solstice Fire
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Summer Solstice Fire

Lucid Healing, Campfire Convention and the Zu crew are coming together to celebrate !

We are approaching the zenith of the year, the summer solstice! Come and celebrate your fertility, creativity and power.

Summer Solstice Fire Ceremony
Come and join us around the fire on Thursday 21st June at 8pm. This fire will probably go on a little bit longer than usual. Car sharing will be essential.

Spaces are limited and £10 - £12 is a suggested donation. Once you have booked your place, then the details of the Plumpton location will be shared with you a few days before the fire.

We have put Half Moon Pub in Plumpton because this is where you need to park.
Please contact ali@lucidhealing.co.uk to book your place or text 07528614747. 

www.lucidhealing.co.uk


Please allow plenty of time to arrive. If you aim to arrive by 7.30pm , then you can walk to the fire site - which takes about 20 minutes and be ready for 8pm.

Please discuss offerings for the fire beforehand with Ali, that are other than rosemary sprigs, cinnamon sticks, dried lavender, dried flowers, tobacco, cacao, sage, small wax candles or palo santo.

Please bring a song or a poem to share after the fire, also warm clothing and snacks. If you need to sit down, then it's best to bring a blanket or a camping chair for a front row seat!. Please wear suitable footwear for mud.
Bring shakers and small hand drums-rattles if you have them.

Cost: Suggested donation £10-12 to cover materials, if this is too much then just donate what you can.

If raining, please check with Ali by email or mobile ( ali@lucidhealing.co.uk / 07528 614 747) where ceremony will be held.

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Vital Spirit Qigong
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Vital Spirit Qigong

Vital Spirit Qigong (Jing Shen Qi Gong) is based on the ancient spiritual system, The Way (Dao). This integral style of Chinese Qigong uses Internal Alchemy, Vitality Practice and medicine Practice to benefit body, mind and spirit. 

Holistic Qigong works with Yin-Yang, The Three Treasures, and The Five Elements to access essential, vital and spiritual resources you need to heal your body, replenish your energy, and develop your spiritual potential. 

Through postures, movements, voicework and breathwork you increase your vital energy (Qi) which improves your physical health and wellness. Through meditation, visualisation and attunement you experience your integral spiritual reality (Jing Shen) which benefits your psychological and spiritual wellbeing. 

Amadis, an acupuncture practitioner for over 30 years, has practiced and taught Qigong for 25 years. He incorporates his knowledge of Classical Chinese Language and Medicine to enrich his classes and workshops.

Contact Amadis at amadis@inspiritway.com or 07941 665506.

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Full Moon Fire
May
29
8:30 PM20:30

Full Moon Fire

Full Moon Fire Ceremony.
We are nearing the zenith of the suns power, the Summer Solstice. This is the time to start celebrating your talents and skills, if you haven't done so already!
Come and joinus around the fire at this beautiufl time of year.

If raining, please check with Ali by email or mobile ( ali@lucidhealing.co.uk / 07528 614 747) where ceremony will be held.

Alternative address :

Barn Croft, The Street, Rodmell, East Sussex

BN7 3HF

Bring shakers and small hand drums-rattles if you have them.
Donation of £5 suggested to cover our costs, thanks.

Bring your heart and willingness to connect to the spirit, Nature and our lovely Moon.

If you need to sit down, then it's best to bring a blanket or a camping chair for a front row seat!. Please wear suitable footwear for mud.

£5 donation gratefully received. RSVP.

We will try and have people to guide you nearer to the woods but please print these out and read them very carefully, it will be an adventure!.

DIRECTIONS TO LOWER VERT WOODS – NORTHERN ACCESS ALONG VERT LANE
1. Directions – from Lewes and Brighton - essentially you aim for Laughton village (near Ringmer and Lewes) and drive through in an Easterly direction. Go through village past Post Office and then left at the first crossroads into Park Lane. Carry on for c.1 mile past the small industrial estate (if it is on your right) and wooden house on left. Go past the Estate and head up Park Lane for further 1/2 mile to a metal gate-barrier on the right. You’ll see a parking area, some concrete blocks and single lane track off on the right.You'll see Full Moon directions here. The gate will be unlocked though it will look closed.This is Vert Lane. Open the gate and make sure you pull the gate closed behind you.

Drive slowly up the track past 2 gates on the right to a third gate and a chip stack. Park here by reversing carefully in close to otrher vehicles. Don't go straying off on slopes - you might get stuck.. Walk through third gate (directions again) and south down the track. Walk down to the crossroads. Go straight ahead and you’ll see a wooden sticks signpost on the right marking the path to the main camp area. There will be lights showing the way. It's a 10 mins walk and be careful as it will be a little slippy in places.
Do Bring - torches, a light folding seat if you have one.

2. From Polegate and Eastbourne – head to A22 in direction of Uckfield. Just after Golden Cross there is a turn to the left – B2124 in direction of Laughton and Lewes. Around 1.5 miles along here you’ll see a turn to right along Park Lane (marked for East Hoathly). Carry on for c.1 mile past the small industrial estate on right and wooden house on left. You’ll see a parking area, some concrete blocks and single lane track on the right.

Suggested donation: £5

Tickets: 07528614747

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Vital Spirit Qigong
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Vital Spirit Qigong

  • HAPSTEAD HALL, 13 HIGH ROAD, ARDINGLY, WEST SUSSEX, RH17 6TB (map)
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Vital Spirit Qigong (Jing Shen Qi Gong) is based on the ancient spiritual system, The Way (Dao). This integral style of Chinese Qigong uses Internal Alchemy, Vitality Practice and medicine Practice to benefit body, mind and spirit. 

Holistic Qigong works with Yin-Yang, The Three Treasures, and The Five Elements to access essential, vital and spiritual resources you need to heal your body, replenish your energy, and develop your spiritual potential. 

Through postures, movements, voicework and breathwork you increase your vital energy (Qi) which improves your physical health and wellness. Through meditation, visualisation and attunement you experience your integral spiritual reality (Jing Shen) which benefits your psychological and spiritual wellbeing. 

Amadis, an acupuncture practitioner for over 30 years, has practiced and taught Qigong for 25 years. He incorporates his knowledge of Classical Chinese Language and Medicine to enrich his classes and workshops.

Contact Amadis at amadis@inspiritway.com or 07941 665506.

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