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…

WILD PLACES: South West Waters

In these last few weeks I’ve been attending workshops in Devon and Cornwall. This year I decided to spend more time in water exploring this love I have for being in and under it. I wanted to dig deeper into what I love about it and simply to spend more time in water. That’s something I…

NEW KINSHIP WORKSHOP: Cych Valley and Pembrokeshire Coast 1-5 October 2018

I’m thrilled to announce the next residential Kinship will be in the beautiful Cych Valley and Pembrokeshire & Cardiganshire coast. The Cych Valley is the meeting place of the three counties of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire in South-West Wales. The Cych River passes next to the village of Abercych where we will have our home…

WILD PLACES: Underneath

This year, I wanted to try Freediving. While in Thailand in January, I did my first course with my friend Petra in Koh Tao with Apnea Total. I couldn’t complete a second course out there as I had some middle ear problems. In June I went to Malta to finish it up the second course…

ROUND-UP: Dartmoor 2018

I was walking through a town park today and thinking about Kinship… it’s possible anywhere. Dartmoor is an exceptional place, the people and support that made it happen also. Having said that, in the park, the plants grow, the jackdaw struts and the heron soars overhead… the people flock, gather and go solo too. An…

ROUND-UP: Dundee & Tentsmuir 2018

I’ve been basking in the sun a bit today, tired but satisfied. It wasn’t like that out in Tentsmuir yesterday and the day before… we had wild weathers AND went anyway – to meet it all. There’s a silent and deafening presence of the landscape out there, somehow stark and rich at the same time….

WILD PLACES: The Wild Atlantic Way

This year I’m intent on exploring places that I’ve been curious about for a while. I’ve just come back from the West coast of Ireland. It is wild and stark there at this time of year. In terms of animals I saw mostly sheep and birds, and they are hardy – battered by the elements,…

SANCTUARY: Boon Lott and Elephant Nature Park, Thailand January 2018

It’s been quite some time since I’ve visited a sanctuary, but it’s been great to make a return this January whilst travelling Thailand. Sanctuaries were one of the main inspirations for the Kinship work. It’s where I’ve spent most time with other animals in adult life and where I learnt most about freedom, agency, self-determination…

NEW KINSHIP WORKSHOP: Dundee and Tentsmuir Forest April 2018

Kinship is heading to Scotland in April for a special version of the workshop, hosted by Scottish Dance Theatre for Scotland-based practitioners. The workshop will take place both from Scottish Dance Theatre’s home base at the Dundee Rep and out in Tentsmuir Forest just the other side of the Tay, where we’ll encounter some diverse…