Courses and Workshops

The Dreaming of the Night Sky

21 -28 September 2018

With Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden

Every culture has looked up at the sky and seen its own myths reflected back to itself in the configurations of the stars and the waxing and waning of the moon. In this week-long workshop Hugh and Daniel will be exploring the stories of the constellations, the planets and the moon, drawing on the traditions of many peoples. The emphasis will be on developing and telling stories. All participants will contribute to a performance at the end of the week. If the weather is kind it will be under the great dome of a Cretan sky.

At Amari, Crete, for full details and costs Click Here

The Spell on the Tongue

22 Oct – 27 October 2018

With Hugh Lupton & Eric Maddern

Poetry, prophecy, prayer, invocation, preaching, storytelling, song…the uttered word has the power to enchant, to cast a spell over its listeners. In this week of experiment and exploration the tutors will examine various kinds and qualities of ‘heightened speech’. Participants will be actively engaged in uttering their own words, the words of bards and poets, and the words of the anonymous creators of traditional myths, tales and ballads. There will be spells, curses, incantations and charms. There will be praise-songs and satires, and the course will involve several excursions into the landscapes of Gwynedd.

At Ty Newydd Writers Centre, North Wales, for full details Click here