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May 2017

Stone Letter Carving

May 6 @ 9:30 am - May 7 @ 4:30 pm
£150
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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Willow Sculpture – Weave your own ‘Power Animal’

May 20 @ 10:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
£150

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

Permaculture Design Course with Aranya

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - June 18 @ 12:00 pm
£650
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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Calligraphy Intensive ~ Historical and modern Italics

July 14 @ 10:00 am - July 19 @ 5:00 pm
£450

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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Calligraphy Intensive ~ Art Nouveau lettering

July 21 @ 10:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm
£450

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

Wild Food Weekend with Jesper Launder

September 2 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm
£150

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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Shamanic Drum Making Workshop

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
£180

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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October 2017

Shamanic Journeys with the Spirit of Autumn

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

At this special time of year, at the balance of light and dark, we honour and welcome the spirit of the Autumn and all its wisdom and medicine. Hearing the rhythm of the drum and the melody of spirit, we journey into the raw and beautiful landscape of our ancestors, whose memories are etched into the hillside, and connect with that timeless wisdom of the land to align ourselves with the Celtic wheel.  This full day workshop will cover the…

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November 2017

Willow Frame Baskets with Phil Bradley

November 4 @ 9:30 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm
£150
Willow frame basketry courses with Phil Bradley at Laya Point, Duddon Valley, Lake District, Cumbria

    Willow Frame Basketry in the Lake District National Park Frame baskets are some of the earliest and some of the most beautiful baskets ever made. On this course we will explore this tradition and learn some of the unique techniques associated with willow frame baskets including the production and shaping of the frames and ribs and produce at least one finished piece of work.   The techniques of Willow basket making Over two days you will have the…

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