(image description: a woman with white skin wearing a hooded bright red rain coat, blue waterproof trousers and hiking boots, reclines on a carpet of brown leaves with her eyes closed under the low branches of a beech tree with bright green leaves.)
We’re heading back to Epping Forest in mid-May for a two day weekend workshop right on London’s doorstep. Epping Forest has become an old friend in the Kinship programme. We usually head out to the forest at Autumn time but this year we’ll be there in late Spring. I’m really looking forward to see how it feels in the forest at this time of year.
Although it’s so close to London – there are definitely some wild places in Epping Forest! From the station we’ll head into the forest, and after introductions and sense-tuning, we’ll spend the time exploring our relationship to place through sensing, moving and reflection. Please have a look at the What To Expect page for more information on the general format of a Kinship Workshop.
We will run the workshop with some special alterations to help people feel at ease during the pandemic by following current guidelines on social distancing, and providing individuals with options to distance further if needed. We’ll keep an eye on changes to government guidelines and adapt or adjust as and when new guidelines are put in place. Before the workshop there will be an email with detailed information that explains the plan for the weekend taking into consideration any restrictions.
ACCESS: We’ll meet each day at Loughton station (on the Central Line of the London Underground). There are toilets at the Sainsbury’s supermarket just opposite the station we can use before heading into the forest. In the forest there are no facilities.
The forest is about a gentle 20 minute walk from the station. Once inside the forest, we’ll be using gravel and earth tracks as well as going off track. We will hike between sites walking up to about 45minutes at a time. The forest has many small hills and valleys.
10 PLACES AVAILABLE
SCHEDULE: 10am-5pm each day
GIFT ECONOMY: please fill out the booking form (button below) to make a proposal of a contribution of some time or a skill in exchange for participation in the workshop
SUGGESTED CONTRIBUTION TO RUNNING COSTS: £30 (including a £10 donation to a Kinship Cause – donations from this workshop will support Ape Action Africa)