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…

NEW WORKSHOP: Schiedam, The Netherlands 15 June 2019

NIEUWE WORKSHOP: Schiedam, Nederland
15 juni 2019 10:00 – 17:00 uur
KINSHIP WORKSHOP onderzoekt onze relatie tot de natuur, het landschap en andere dieren door middel van het lichaam, beweging en reflectie.

NEW WORKSHOP: Hebden Bridge 12-14 July 2019

KINSHIP heads north to Hebden Bridge and the surrounding Calder Valley in July for a 3-day weekend workshop. Our home-base will be at Wainsgate Chapel in Old Town, Hebden Bridge – home of Wainsgate Dances initiated by Charlie Morrissey and Rob Hopper – for indoor studio work in the mornings. We’ll then head out onto the…

NEW WORKSHOP: Dundee & Tentsmuir Forest 20-22 June 2019

I’m very pleased to announce another workshop in Dundee & Tentsmuir in June 2019. This will be the second time that we will head out to the Fife gem of Tentsmuir Forest right on the North Sea. Scottish Dance Theatre is once again supporting the workshop to happen with the use of their Dundee Rep…

KINSHIP 2018: a review

  2018 is coming to an end. I’m in France for Christmas and have been walking in the woods in grey and wet weather. Weather always looks worse from indoors. When you’re out, it’s something else. I learned a lot this year from being outside. In September 2017 I trialled a residential version of Kinship…

WILD PLACES: Upper Calder Valley, Yorkshire

In November I went up to Hebden Bridge to visit and walk with my friends Rob and Charlie. They have started an artist-led project called Wainsgate Dances at Wainsgate Chapel in Old Town, Hebden Bridge. I’d love to organise a workshop up there so Rob and I walked up onto the hills to see what…

NEW WORKSHOP: Dartmoor 20-24 May 2019

It gives me great pleasure to announce another Dartmoor workshop in May 2019. This will be the third year running that Kinship has been hosted in this beautiful place. I’m excited to introduce another group to Blissmoor. You can read about last year’s workshop HERE. Kinship workshops are led by myself, however, each iteration happens…

ROUND-UP: Cych Valley & Pembrokeshire Coast 2018

The last Kinship Workshop of the year in Pembrokeshire ended almost a month ago and now Autumn feels like it’s heading to Winter: the clocks have changed and the long nights have started… but in the past few days I have been in touch with some of the participants and this week together is still…

ROUND-UP: Epping Forest KINSHIP WEEKEND 2018

This was such a short weekend, but oh so sweet… I’m just always surprised and reassured by how sensitive we are, what small things we notice, our capacity to feel in the context of being in a landscape. And then I wonder why we ignore these things habitually. Kinship Workshops attempt to support individuals to…

KINSHIP WEEKEND: Epping Forest 15&16 September 2018

Epping Forest is a 2400 hectare ancient woodland on the border of Greater London and Essex, easily reached via the London Underground. It’s a stunning area with both woodland and meadow that’s home to a variety of wildlife including Fallow and Muntjac deer. It is possible to travel from London for each day but it’s…