NEW WORKSHOP: Epping Forest 29&30 August 2020

** Participant numbers updated – please see notes below ** KINSHIP returns once again to favourite sites in Epping Forest at the end of August. Epping Forest is uniquely placed within easy reach of London (at the end of the Central Line) and so makes it more easily accessible for many people. At the same…

NEW WORKSHOP: Hebden Bridge 1&2 August 2020

** Participant numbers updated – please see notes below ** KINSHIP returns to Hebden Bridge in the Upper Calder Valley, West Yorkshire for the first workshop in the 2020 season! A 2 day weekend workshop, open for participants to join for one day or the whole weekend (priority given to those booking the whole weekend)….

KINSHIP 2020 PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Kinship has a new website address! http://www.kinshipworkshop.info This is a very late new season message… normally I would have had the programme published and started taking bookings months ago. We all know the reason why, but that hasn’t stopped Spring from springing and wild beings and places jumping into life… life moves on. I know…

Kinship 2019: a review

The light is returning after mid-winter and there are only a few days left of this year, so here are some reflections from this past year’s Kinship Workshops. Kinship had six outings in 2019: Dartmoor, Schiedam in Holland, Dundee & Tentsmuir Forest, Hebden Bridge, Brecon Beacons and Epping Forest. There were 36 participants and we…

KINSHIP co-writing 2019 season

Here is a link to some writing that Katye Coe and I have put together about what has been percolating for us this season… Kinship co-writing 2019

ROUND-UP: Brecon Beacons/ Epping Forest

This September was quite quiet on the uptake for workshops, so Katye and I decided to take the Brecon Beacon workshop as a time for personal practice. The site was near the town of Brecon – a stunning location near a mountain lake, nestled in a small valley with expansive views and great forage opportunities….

ROUND UP: Hebden Bridge 2019

It’s been almost 2 months since Kinship went to Hebden Bridge for a 3 day workshop. Looking back at these pictures, I’m remembering some good conversations… about taking care of the individual and unique nervous systems of each other, about veganism, what’s important in the world, seeking out the edges and how we participate. And…

KINSHIP GENERATIONS: Epping Forest 29 September 2019*

(*CHANGE OF DATES: NOW A ONE DAY WORKSHOP IN EPPING FOREST) I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the school strike for climate movement and Extinction Rebellion. It feels more and more important to take care of the relationship between our next generation and nature. This special edition Kinship Workshop is for everyone, but with…

ROUND-UP: Dundee & Tentsmuir Forest 2019

There’s something in the air these days and months. It could be the scent of change. I receive signals and news of future loss, paradigm shifts, system collapse and climate breakdown. And I don’t know if I’ll make it… or if any of us will. They’re stark words aren’t they… When I go out with…

ROUND-UP: Schiedam 2019

I was buoyed up by this group of young people. Brilliant! They met new experiences with humour, curiosity and willingness. I have been thinking a lot about the future recently, often with melancholia, and so to take this gang out into wilder places, freshened me and my spirits right up! …We can meet whatever is…

ROUND-UP: Dartmoor 2019

I’ve been teaching in Holland for 2 weeks and yesterday was the second workshop of the season in Schiedam not far from Rotterdam… so I thought I better get on with some Rounding-up before they run away with me! This year’s workshop on Dartmoor was the third time Kinship has happened there. It changes. It…

KINSHIP CAMP: Brecon Beacons 5-8 September 2019

There is a beautiful mountain lake in the Brecon Beacons that I discovered with Katye a couple of years ago. It is surrounded by magnificent views of the Brecon landscape and there are free-roaming animals that graze the surrounding hills. At the bottom of the hill there is a wild camping spot next to a…