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Upcoming events:

Pause… on the hill A residential retreat in Devon, 8-12 June 2021.  Time to pause, potter, play and pray together.

Kissing the Void, Deep Adaptation and the creative spirit 9-14 July.  A retreat in Devon.

VULTURE: A WAKE  A collaborative research lab into the textures of our troubled times at Dartington Hall (SW England) In September 5-9, 2021 Part of the ongoing Vulture project I curate with The Emergence Network)

Being Nature: Body, Awareness, Ecology  One Day workshop September 14th, Dartington

Facilitation Skills for Experiential Environmental Education One Day training September 15th, Dartington

BORROWED TIME SYMPOSIUM an international symposium at Dartington Hall (SW England)  October 31 – November 2 2021

BORROWED TIME: on death, dying & change A series of events hosted by art.earth. I’m part of the curatorial team. Check out the series. In particular here are the 2 events I’m running or co-hosting:

Other Current Work:

Mentoring I have spaces for a few new clients so do get in touch for an introductory chat.

the pause un/consultancy and trainings are in development. The focus is on creating a CIC, building team and applying for further funding to be able to offer un/consultancy to certain groups for free or very low cost, and to offer a year training in ‘the power of the pause’. If you’re interested in a conversation about how we might bring the pause to your organisation, group or community, please get in touch.

Call of The Wild. The Wildwise Foundation in Outdoor Leadership has moved from its long-term home at Schumacher College to the wildening grounds of Embercombe. As part of the teaching and hosting team I recommend catching the last few places left!

The Emergence Network As lead curator for ‘Vulture’, along with Bayo Akomolafe and Geci Karuri-Sebina, we’re developing ‘Vulture’ as an offering of post-activist engaged practice, working with existing groups to collaborate on responses to their context. Do stay in touch and check out our other work here.

Transition Town Totnes  New projects responding to the climate and ecological emergency explorations in Totnes.  More info to come (Community engagement)

Recent Events:

Living Deep Adaptation A 7-week online journey, combining personal inquiry, shared experiments and practical action. Action Inquiry in to what it is to live the principles of Deep Adaptation in practice, including my additional 4 Rs…

the pause at St Ethelburgas: A day of practices, poetry and personal experiments online and in your home. 10th May

What do you do when there is no hope? Myself and Bayo Akomolafe in conversation Listen to the talk here

Wilds Beyond Climate Justice An Emergence Network event. Session exploring ‘A Pedagogy of Destruction’ plus co-curation of closing ceremony

Conflict Transformation Online Summit “Coming Down to Earth”.  A Journey to explore pathways towards Regenerative Cultures in a Time of Breakdown.  We had conversation between 4 of us Emergence Network Curators, exploring conflict, emergence, the otherwise and more…

Deep Adaptation and the Regenerative Power of telling the Truth   

Kissing The Void: Deep Adaptation and The Creative Spirit (A ‘pause’ retreat)

Vulture: Courting The Otherwise in a Time of Breakdown

Deep Adaptation public talk December 2018 with Jem Bendell

A Deep Adaptation Deep Dive with 50 people for 5 days, December 2018

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Other ways to access my work:

Poetry: Currently the best place to find my poems is on my Patreon site.

Mentoring: If you’re interested in having me as a mentor click here for info and booking

Facilitation, artist in residence, consultancy: If you’d like to have a conversation about working together please get in touch here

Become a Patron: If you know the value of art in times of crisis, and what it takes to make it; if any of my work has touched you and you’d like to see more, you can support me here on my Patreon site. From £1 a month upwards and you’ll get sent poems and other shapes of artistry. It’s about more than money!

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