All Workshop Events


  • Sunday 26th January
    2pm - 6.30pm
    The Guardian of the Threshold
    with Trevor Dance
    This play is the third in the series of four mystery dramas written by Rudolf Steiner. It penetrates deeply the personal relationships between the characters from a spiritual perspective. The interplay of Lucifer and Ahriman and their respective roles in human evolution are starkly depicted. The twelve different viewpoints and the complexities of bringing previously secret wisdom into the open are also examined. The play is extremely rich in content.
    All welcome, no need to book. Tickets £5/£3 Concessions
  • Friday 28th February - Sunday 1st March
    7.30pm - 1pm
    With lectures by Martina Maria Sam
    A study weekend for Members of the Anthroposophical Society
    Rudolf Steiner confided in his closest companions, Marie Steiner and Ita Wegman, his fear that one day his name could be separated from his work.  One aspect of this concern is that in the biography of a modern initiate, the life and work are one.  The life of Rudolf Steiner is an archetypal example of this interdependence.  What he wrote and spoke about came from his own experience, and the unfolding of anthroposophy is an expression of his own life.  The five lectures this weekend are an attempt to illustrate this on the basis of the notes he made about his occult schooling in conjunction with what we know from documentary and oral testimonies.  There is a significant turning point in this process before and after his initiation.  As far as 1903 we can follow his inner path with our own inner sensitivity, after that his work allows us but a peripheral view of the higher stages of his development. The mutually illuminating aspects of his life and work give us new insights into the course of his life and also a wider horizon onto anthroposophy.
    The weekend (from Friday 7.30pm till 1pm on Sunday) will include five lectures on the following themes with time for questions and discussion
    1. 1861 - 1880 Childhood and Youth: Discovering the Higher I
    2. 1880 - 1889 Student days in Vienna:  Beginnings of the inner path
    3. 1889 - 1898 From Vienna via Weimar to Berlin: Changes and Crises
    4. 1898 - 1903 Trials of the soul, Crossing the abyss, initiation
    5. 1903 - 1924 The sacrifice fulfilled: the higher stages of the inner path
    Dr Sam, an authority on Goethe’s Faust and on Rudolf Steiner’s insights into language and speech, has been engaged in the research of this theme for a number of years.  From 1997 to 2012 she led the Humanities Section of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum, and is also a eurythmist and author. She is currently working with Stefan Hasler on a new edition of Rudolf Steiner's Eurythmy Courses, is involved as editor in the six-volume edition of all of Rudolf Steiner's letters and, after last year's publication of her book "Rudolf Steiner. Childhood and Youth 1861-1884”, is now writing the second volume of his biography.
    To cover the expenses of this event we ask for a contribution of between £50 and £75.
    For more information and concessions, please contact andrewjwolpert@gmail.com
  • Sunday 8th March
    11am - 6pm
    with Sarah Kane
    Sunday 8th March; Sunday 5th April; Sunday 3rd May
    These are the first in a series of nine to be run monthly in 2020: they offer the opportunity to investigate the essential elements of Chekhov’s inspiring and enlivening approach to acting. Each workshop will explore a different aspect: the psycho-physical principle, the imagination, etc. All nine offer an overview of Chekhov’s technique.
    Sarah Kane studied Chekhov’s approach to acting with many of his students in the 1980s. She now integrates this approach into her teaching, directing and performing. www.performingartsintl.org
    Admission charge: 1 workshop: £90; concessions £75 3 workshops: £240; concessions £195
    For further information and bookings E: info@performingartsintl.org
  • Sunday 15th March
    2pm - 5pm
    With Dr. Sue Peat and Philip Martyn
    Biodynamics is an organic method of cultivation, arising out of Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual research. It works with the rhythms of the movements of the sun, moon, planets and stars which plants respond to. The workshop will cover the background to the biodynamic planting calendar, composting and the biodynamic preparations. Participants will be invited to exchange seasonal gardening tips, ideas and experiences. For the last hour we will stir the horn manure preparation (known as 500), so bring an empty screw top bottle if you want to take some home. A 500ml bottle is enough for an average garden. The workshop is suitable for those new to biodynamics and for anyone who would like to give their garden, window boxes or house plants a spring treat!
    Philip Martyn and Dr Sue Peat are long term students of Rudolf Steiner. Philip is a retired lawyer and has previously served as CoGeneral Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain. Sue is a medical consultant at Kings College Hospital, with a specialist interest in pain relief and medical education.
    All welcome, no need to book. £10 / £5
  • Friday 20th March - Saturday 21st March
    7.30pm - 10am
    With Graham Kennish
    Friday 20th March 7.30pm - 9pm and Saturday 21st March 10am - 1pm
    The Friday evening talk will serve as an introduction to the Saturday morning workshop, but attending Friday’s talk is not a requirement for the workshop and all are welcome.
    The Saturday is a workshop on Goethean Psychology, an anthroposophicallybased approach to psychology which supports self-care, well-being and personal development, as well as having therapeutic applications.It is effective for the self-care of therapists themselves, as well as a therapy for the whole range of psychotherapeutic and counselling issues - all of which are based on an anthroposophical understanding of the human being.
    Graham Kennish will introduce Rudolf Steiner’s seminal lectures, which led to a Psychology of Freedom, paralleling his Philosophy of Freedom. 
    All welcome, donations at the door.
  • Sunday 5th April
    11am - 6pm
    with Sarah Kane
    Sunday 8th March; Sunday 5th April; Sunday 3rd May
    These are the first in a series of nine to be run monthly in 2020: they offer the opportunity to investigate the essential elements of Chekhov’s inspiring and enlivening approach to acting. Each workshop will explore a different aspect: the psycho-physical principle, the imagination, etc. All nine offer an overview of Chekhov’s technique.
    Sarah Kane studied Chekhov’s approach to acting with many of his students in the 1980s. She now integrates this approach into her teaching, directing and performing. www.performingartsintl.org
    Admission charge: 1 workshop: £90; concessions £75 3 workshops: £240; concessions £195
    For further information and bookings E: info@performingartsintl.or
  • Sunday 3rd May
    11am - 6pm
    with Sarah Kane
    Sunday 8th March; Sunday 5th April; Sunday 3rd May
    These are the first in a series of nine to be run monthly in 2020: they offer the opportunity to investigate the essential elements of Chekhov’s inspiring and enlivening approach to acting. Each workshop will explore a different aspect: the psycho-physical principle, the imagination, etc. All nine offer an overview of Chekhov’s technique.
    Sarah Kane studied Chekhov’s approach to acting with many of his students in the 1980s. She now integrates this approach into her teaching, directing and performing. www.performingartsintl.org
    Admission charge: 1 workshop: £90; concessions £75 3 workshops: £240; concessions £195
    For further information and bookings E: info@performingartsintl.or