All Events


  • Friday 18th October
    7pm - 8.30pm
    With Philip Martyn
    Rudolf Steiner gave many simple mental exercises for pulling together our thinking, feeling and our ability to exercise our will power. In this interactive session Philip Martyn will go through some of these exercises and we can practice a few of them to get a feel for how it is to work in this way and what effect these exercises can have. Practiced regularly they offer us the possibility of being more awake, more positive and less stressed in our daily lives. Philip Martyn is a retired lawyer who has served on the council of the Anthroposophical Society and as co General Secretary.
  • Saturday 19th October
    2pm - 6.30pm
    The Soul's Probation
    With Trevor Dance
    Suggested donation £5/£3
  • Sunday 20th October
    10.45am - 6.15pm
    With Sarah Kane
    The three workshops offer an opportunity to investigate new ways of working on a scene by applying both the principles and practical tools Chekhov developed. Each workshop explores different aspects of the approach (e.g. atmosphere, gesture as relationship, text as gesture), building on the previous one. It is possible to participate in individual workshops.
    Admission charge: 1 workshop: £90; concessions £75 3 workshops: £240; concessions £195
    Sarah Kane studied Steiner’s approach to speaking, then Chekhov’s approach to acting with many of his students in the 1980s. She now integrates them in her teaching, directing and performing.
    www.performingartsintl.org
    For further information and bookings E: info@performingartsintl.org
  • Tuesday 22nd October
    7.30pm - 9pm
    Human Evolution Past & Future Part 1
    Cost: £10 Full/ £7 Concessions
    Tickets available online via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-evolution-past-future-part-1-tickets-75831350611
  • Thursday 24th October
    7.30pm - 9pm
    With Wim Wolbrink
    People who have near-death experiences often mention tunnels and bright light. People who say they are consciously in contact with angels also say that angels are beings of light and love. To observe the work of angels we start in everyday life with special ‘coincidental’ phenomena. We will also look at what is present in our feelings and how thoughts come to our mind. By these means we will arrive at the supra-physical domain of the angels.
    The workshop also discusses what mankind can mean for the angelic world.Wim is the director of the Dutch National Storytelling School. A storyteller and storytelling teacher for more than 20 years, he organises storytelling festivals and workshops mainly in Japan, Belgium, UK and the Netherlands. Through these festivals he brought thousands of people together around such themes as Freedom, the Threefold Social Order, and Karma and Reincarnation, www.nationalevertelschool.nl

    Tickets available online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-of-bright-light-angels-tickets-75861382437
  • Friday 25th October
    7pm - 8.30pm
    With Andrew Welburn
    Transformation is unsettling, not always dignified, means taking risks and sometimes backfires. But without it we are going nowhere, and the Mysteries are always a journey. An ancient initiate called his parable of life The Golden Ass, with the message that just when things seem at their worst the answer can first clearly be seen. Our own time is darker than most, but for us too the gold may be there waiting to be found. Andrew Welburn has been an academic in the fields of English Literature and biblical interpretation and history. A lifelong anthroposophist, he has written several books on Steiner’s philosophy, esotericism and Christianity, and on the prophet Zarathustra.
  • Sunday 27th October
    10am - 4.30pm
    With Mike Buckley
    A guided discovery of how to re-connect with your true self and find a lasting peace of mind ‘Mike finds a way to help you simply be’ Simple guided meditations and transformative insights help bring about an experience of deep peace, which is not dependent on circumstances, and an understanding of life where everything falls into place. The day will include some tai chi breathing practices. Mike Buckley leads this day of guided meditations and life changing insights to help you to your own taste of freedom. Tickets £75 Maximum 14 places - booking required Details & booking: www.peaceofmindnow.co.uk/events Enquiries: mcmbuckley@gmail.com Tel : 07931 986168
  • Tuesday 29th October
    7.30pm - 9pm
    Human Evolution Past & Future Part 2
    Cost: £10 Full/ £7 Concessions
    Available online via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-human-evolution-past-future-part-2-tickets-75832714691
  • Thursday 31st October
    7.30pm - 9pm
    With Ralf Roessner
    Water is both commonplace and mysterious, fundamental to life, and according to Paracelsus, is life itself. It affects us physically, psychologically and spirituality because it has such a great capacity as a carrier of energies. Healing springs and wells were known in antiquity and this is a resurgent spiritual science today.Ralf has 20 years’ experience as a researcher of the esoteric life of water and developer of vortexing products to revivify what comes out of your taps. He is also a former Steiner School Art teacher and biodynamic farmer of light root.
  • Friday 1st November
    7.30pm - 8.45pm
    Christian Art is full of the representation of those who have died, especially the saints and martyrs. The artists and people of the early Christian centuries felt themselves in communion with these highly developed individuals who had preceded them. Further, the celebration of a meal with the dead was an important festival for them. Later, artists as diverse as Raphael, Blake and Picasso felt themselves inspired by those they loved who had died before them. We will consider what our relationship to the dead is, not only in our creative working but also in our everyday thoughts and activity.
  • Saturday 2nd November
    10am - 6pm
    A sense of wellbeing is what really matters in life. We need a new movement of awareness and action to bring meaning to life and to put community wellbeing at the heart of political and social decision-making. Instead of economic growth, we need growth in wellbeing. The Festival of Wellbeing will explore these ideas - expect inspiring speakers and entertainment.
    Confirmed speakers include: Marjatta van Boeschoten was educated at a Steiner school and then became a lawyer, practicing for 7 years. After two children, she started a new career as a management development consultant, based on the social development impulse of Bernard Lievegoed. She founded a consultancy working predominately with large national and international companies and governments in leadership, management and personal development. Her particular expertise became building sustainable, creative and collaborative long-term relationships in these contexts. She was a member of the Board of Supervisors and of Trustees of Triodos Bank NL and is now General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain.

    Dr Gail Bradbrook has been researching, planning and training for mass civil disobedience since 2010. She is a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion (XR) which has grown rapidly since its launch in October 2018, with 260 XR groups in 30 countries. Gail has been arrested three times for acts of civil disobedience, most recently at the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and previously at fracking and incinerator sites. She joyfully invites UK citizens to join her in London to close the city down and said she is "willing to die" if it would serve to protect the environment, but has every intention of living a long, courageous life. Gail trained in molecular biophysics. Her online talk on the science of the ecological crisis, the psychology of active participation and civil disobedience went viral and inspired many to join XR. She is a coal miner's daughter and was recently on Radio 4's profile show for her part in instigating a rebellion against the British Government.
     

    Professor Herbert Girardet is a cultural ecologist, working as an international consultant and author. He is a member of the Club of Rome, the World Future Council and the World Academy of Art and Science, and a trustee of The Resurgence Trust. He is a former chairman of the Bristol-based Schumacher Society. He is a recipient of a UN Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievements. He has developed sustainability strategies for London and, as 'Thinker in Residence', for Adelaide, South Australia. His 13 books include Earthrise (1992), The Gaia Atlas of Cities (1992 and 1996); Cities, People, Planet - Urban Development and Climate Change (2004 and 2008); A Renewable World - Energy, Ecology, Equality (2009), and Creating Regenerative Cities (2014).
     

    Tony Juniper CBE is a campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and well-known environmentalist. His wide-ranging achievements include being Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns for WWF-UK, Special Adviser to the Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit, President of The Wildlife Trusts and Director of Friends of the Earth.
     

    Tom Heap presents regularly on TV's Countryfile and the BBC Radio 4 environment series 'Costing the Earth' alongside reporting for Panorama on rural and energy matters. Tom worked directly for BBC News for many years including stints as Science, Environment and Rural Affairs Correspondent. When not at work he likes growing sweetcorn and chillies, splitting wood and most things involving snow.
     

    Satish Kumar is the Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist. A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has been quietly setting the global agenda for change for over 50 years. Inspired in his early 20s by the example of the British peace activist Bertrand Russell, Satish embarked on an 8,000 mile peace pilgrimage. Carrying no money, he walked from India to America, via Moscow, London and Paris, to deliver a humble packet of 'peace tea' to the leaders of the world's then four nuclear powers. In 1973 Satish settled in the UK becoming the editor of Resurgence magazine. He has been the guiding spirit behind a number of now internationally respected ecological and educational ventures. He co-founded Schumacher College in South Devon, where he is a Visiting Fellow. His autobiography, No Destination, first published by Green Books in 1978, has sold over 50,000 copies.
     

    Noga Levy-Rapoport, 17, led the London climate strike march on 15 February 2019 and has since become heavily involved with the U.K. Student Climate Network, where she forms nationwide school initiatives and has travelled to Berlin as a national representative. She has previously presented a BBC radio 4 programme on the youth strikes and had guest-edited a special climate change section in the Guardian, as well as confronting corporate leaders directly at International Petroleum Week in February. Noga is one of the founders of T.E.A., an amateur youth-led theatre group based in West London, dedicated to improving teenagers' wellbeing through performing arts. Currently an A-level student at Arts Educational School in Chiswick, Noga also trains as a classical singer.
     

    Mukti Kumar Mitchell is a carpenter, sailor, author and director of Mitchell & Dickinson Ltd, providing insulation solutions for period properties. Mukti has written several online carbon footprint calculators, and his book The Guide to Low Carbon Lifestyles was distributed to every MP and Lord in Parliament. He designed and built a zero-emission microyacht and sailed around Britain in 2007 giving talks on how reducing your carbon footprint improves your quality of life, endorsed by the Prince of Wales and Prime Minister. Mukti launched Mitchell & Dickinson in 2010 to address the problem of heat-loss in Britain's older housing stock, and has now insulated over 500 homes, saving more than 30,000 tonnes of CO2. He has won awards and continues to promote low-carbon lifestyles.
     

    Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury (Chris Smith) is Master of Pembroke College Cambridge, former Culture Secretary and former Chairman of the Environment Agency. Chris became MP for Islington South and Finsbury in 1983. In 1992 he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Environmental Protection, and two years later moved to Heritage, then Social Security and Health. In 1997 he became Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and Chairman of the Millennium Commission. He currently sits on the crossbenches as a non-affiliated Peer. In 2003 he became Director of the Clore Leadership Programme. He chaired the Environment Agency from 2008 to 2014; from 2007 to 2017 he was also Chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority. In 2014 he became Chairman of the Art Fund; he was Chairman of Judges for the Man Booker Prize in 2004; and Chairman of the Donmar Warehouse Theatre until 2014. He has been Master of Pembroke College in Cambridge since October 2015.
     

    Isabella Tree is an award-winning travel writer and author, married to the conservationist Charlie Burrell. Her latest book Wilding tells the amazing story of their daring wildlife experiment: the rewilding of Knepp Estate (3,500 acres) in West Sussex. Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy Sussex clay was economically ruinous, they decided to step back and let nature take over. By introducing free-roaming herbivores - proxies of the large animals that once roamed Britain - the Burrells' degraded agricultural land has become a functioning ecosystem again. In less than twenty years wildlife has rocketed and numerous endangered species have made Knepp their home. The Knepp experience challenges conventional ideas about our past and present landscape, and points the way to a wilder, richer future - a countryside that benefits farming, nature and us.
     

    Raynor Winn is a long-distance walker and writer. Her first book The Salt Path was a Sunday Times bestseller in 2018 when released in hardback and a Sunday Times bestseller this year in paperback. It was shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Book Awards in the "Biography" category. The judges described it as "an absolutely brilliant story that needs to be told about the human capacity to endure and keep putting one foot in front of another." It is about Raynor and her husband Moth, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness called corticobasal degeneration. They became homeless after a bad investment and decided to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path. She now lives in Cornwall with Moth and Monty the dog.
    Tickets: £40; or £30 concessions. Optional vegetarian or vegan lunch £10 per person.
  • Saturday 2nd November
    2pm - 5pm
    With Dr. Sue Peat and Philip Martyn
    Death is a certainty for all of us. For some it appears to be simply a final end to life with maybe the possibility of leaving memories held by the living as a legacy. For others it is the return to a spiritual home and the start of a journey that brings us back to a future life on earth. At this time of year, when we particularly remember those who have crossed the threshold of death, there is an opportunity to develop closer connections with them – connections that can be mutually beneficial. During this workshop we will outline the insights Rudolf Steiner offered into the spiritual journey we take after death and into how we can work with those we have known during life who now live on across the threshold.
    Dr. Sue Peat is a medical consultant at Kings College Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospice and Philip Martyn is a retired Lawyer who has served as a Co-General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society.
    All welcome, no need to book, donation towards expenses.For further information E: suejoanpeat@gmail.com
  • Tuesday 5th November
    7.30pm - 9pm
    Spiritual Forces Active in Humanity Today
    Cost: £10 Full/ £7 Concessions
    Tickets available online via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spiritual-forces-active-in-humanity-today-tickets-75833665535
  • Thursday 7th November
    7.30pm - 9pm
    With Hannes Kaiser
    Even conventional scientists know that sound can affect matter. Rudolf Steiner explained the connection between sound and the creation of matter, including the form of the human body. In this experiential workshop we will explore in a playful way the different qualities of the sounds that compose human language and see how poets have used specific sounds to enrich their works. Bring a short poem or an excerpt if you like.Hannes is a graduate of the 4 year Artemis School of Speech & Drama course, a former Steiner School Class Teacher and a musician and choir leader.
     

    Tickets available online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hidden-life-of-sounds-tickets-75867448581
  • Friday 8th November
    7pm - 8.30pm
    With Peter van Breda
    How does the future form itself for individuals, nations and indeed for the whole of our world? As individuals are we simply following, or not following, the will of Divine powers and where does our own will play into these futures? We may see deeds of consecration as something just for those with a deep connection to religion, but as is often said even the most mundane task, carried out rightly, can become a prayer and have a pivotal influence on our future and that of others. Peter Van Breda lives in London and is a priest of The Christian Community - a movement for religious renewal.
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