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April 2017
£110

Spoon & Bowl Carving with Maurice Pyle of the Woodsmith Experience

April 22 @ 10:00 am - April 23 @ 5:00 pm
Spoon Carving at Laya Point Permaculture, Duddon Valley, Lake District, Cumbria

Come and carve a spoon & bowl in the beautiful Lake District Carving a spoon, ladle or scoop from a split piece of green round wood is an immensely satisfying and creative process, crafting an item of practical use, bringing joy every time you use it.  They also make fantastic gifts, if you can bear to give them away! By working with the grain, freshly cut wood reveals itself as a strong and flexible material, easily worked with a few sharp…

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£85

All Night Gong Puja with Deepsong Sacred Sound Collective

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - April 30 @ 9:00 am

Laya Point and the Deepsong Sacred Sound Collective from Hebden Bridge invite you to join us for a truly magical night-long journey into the deepest realms of sonic enchantment. After a delicious evening meal together, we’ll weave a shared tapestry of mystical sounds, including singing bowls, shruti box, chimes and voice to begin the night. From there, a team of experienced players will keep the gongs resonating throughout the night while others sleep, rest or meditate, building a rich and…

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May 2017
£150

Stone Letter Carving

May 6 @ 9:30 am - May 7 @ 4:30 pm
Stone letter carving with Stephen Watts at Laya Point in the Old School, Duddon Valley, Lake District, Cumbria

A two day stone letter carving workshop, led by Stephen Watts.   This pleasantly meditative craft is a wonderful way to work with stone to explore the beauty of lettering.  Carved stone can have a profound effect on your garden, home or workshop. This stone letter carving course will introduce you to the basics of letter carving and perhaps even start off the journey into a new hobby or even a new vocation! We will be learning the basics in…

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£150

Willow Sculpture – Weave your own ‘Power Animal’

May 20 @ 10:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm

Over two playful and relaxing days learn how to make willow sculptures with master craftman Phil Bradley. On this course you will learn all the techniques of willow handling and sculpting and will produce at least one finished piece of work which you can take home! Learn the ways to establish the stable foundation framework for a delightful sculpture, how to develop volume and movement and all the little ways to make it come to life! There will be time…

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June 2017
£650

Permaculture Design Course with Aranya

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - June 18 @ 12:00 pm
Vegetable beds at Laya Point, Duddon Valley, Lake District, Cumbria

Permaculture Design Course in the Lake District National Park Join us for our third Permaculture Design Certificate, here in the stunning beauty of the Duddon Valley in the Lake District National Park. We are delighted to welome back one of the UK's most experienced Permaculture educators and designers, Aranya Gardens. He is returning to us for his second PDC at Laya Point Permaculture.  Aranya has taught over 70 Permaculture Design courses both in the UK and internationally and is one…

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July 2017

Fearless Devotion to Play – A Clown Workshop

July 1 @ 9:00 am - July 2 @ 5:00 pm

Discover Clown!  Take the RISK of being vulnerable for an audience.  What does it mean to be funny? In this workshop students will explore various points of departure toward the generation of a playful spirit and the will to delight an audience.  How do you create humour and spontaneity in front of a live audience?  How do you remain emotionally and physically receptive? In this two-day workshop you will be asked to delve into specific aspects of imagination, physical comedy,…

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£450

Calligraphy Intensive ~ Historical and modern Italics

July 14 @ 10:00 am - July 19 @ 5:00 pm

An intensive Calligraphy experience with Barcelona-based calligraphers, Amanda and Keith Adams, at our stunning Lake District location Out-of-the ordinary scripts, full of possibilities, along with delightful decorative initial letters- Meet the challenge to bring them into the modern day, in your own creative way, or keep them mysteriously historical. Cost: £450 (6-day option) or £250 (3-day weekend option from 14th-16th). Cost includes all tools and materials (pens, paper, inks and paints) and a delicious wholefood lunch each day. Comfortable cottage accommodation…

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£450

Calligraphy Intensive ~ Art Nouveau lettering

July 21 @ 10:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm

An intensive Calligraphy experience with Barcelona-based calligraphers, Amanda and Keith Adams, at our stunning Lake District location Out-of-the ordinary scripts, full of possibilities, along with delightful decorative initial letters- Meet the challenge to bring them into the modern day, in your own creative way, or keep them mysteriously historical. Cost: £450 (6-day option) or £250 (3-day weekend option from 21st-23rd). Cost includes all tools and materials (pens, paper, inks and paints) and a delicious wholefood lunch each day. Comfortable cottage accommodation…

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September 2017
£150

Wild Food Weekend with Jesper Launder

September 2 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm

Foraging for wild food in the Lake District This two-day event will focus on some of the richest and most rewarding native wild foods to be found, in some of the Lake District's most stunning locations. Mushroom foraging Day one is all about mushrooms. Be they medicinal, edible, psychoactive, poisonous, for paper-making, or for dyes; the day is aimed at immersing ourselves into the world of mushrooms, learning about their diverse shapes and forms as well as uses. How to…

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£180

Shamanic Drum Making Workshop

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

To birth your own drum is a truly rewarding experience; putting your love, intent and energy into this powerful medicine tool will make a truly special friend who will heal you, take you on breathtaking journeys and share with you a connection and oneness with all.  In this full day workshop, you will birth your own Shamanic Drum in a day of ceremony, honouring the spirits of the animal and the tree. We make our drums in the traditional way…

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