Workshops

I have found that I really enjoy creating and facilitating workshops. This was a bit of surprise because I started doing it in my early twenties and found it scary and strenuous. I had to do it as part of the tour I was doing around Europe (mostly Germany actually) with Cambridge Experimental Theatre. That was in the days when I was an actor.

I think it is the drama and devising background that has enabled me to now feel proficient in developing all kinds of creative workshop activities.

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Guiding Vision Response

I started with drama and then went on to creative plant study. More drama with Borders Youth Theatre and then co -facilitated a whole series of workshops helping a Camphill Community engage with and remake their Guiding Vision.

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Mapping the community, its work and activities

I often use a process called goethean methodology. It is a seven step process that combines scientific empirical observation with artistic activities. During this process lots of material can be produced such as maps, sketches, drawings, stories, poems, movement, sound.

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Creating a Group Model of a woodland

All these create experiences for the participants that allows them to gain a deeper understanding of the subject. I always undertake to create activities that progress in a logical way and also include a lot of enjoyment. I have worked both indoors and out. In rural landscapes, in a tent and in a yurt.

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