Wellbeing by the Lakes
Sep
19
to Sep 22

Wellbeing by the Lakes

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Wellbeing by the Lakes is a three-day festival exploring what it means to be mindful and live well in this fast-paced modern world. A curated blend of expert talks, live performance, meditation, movement sessions, wholesome food and healing therapies.

At the heart of the festival will be the unique opportunity to witness the Tashi Lhunpo monks creating an intricate sand mandala which will be washed away on the final day in the River Frome representing the impermanence of all things and the quality of non-attachment. 

Sculpture by the Lakes is nestled in 26 acres of Dorset's glorious countryside near Dorchester, interspersed with monumental sculptures by renowned sculptor Simon Gudgeon, reflective lakes, the fast flowing River Frome, a silver birch wood, landscaped gardens and meandering paths through wild, unspoilt scenery.

I’ll be talking about my new book Dark Skies, and how being awake at night can help us escape the chaos of the modern world and form a deeper connection with nature.

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Dark Skies Book Tour - The Haslemere Bookshop, Surrey
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Skies Book Tour - The Haslemere Bookshop, Surrey

In September 2019 I will be launching my second book Dark Skies, a non-fiction piece inspired by a year exploring the landscape at night. I visited Norway to see the Northern Lights, swam in a Finnish archipelago under the Midnight Sun, listened to nightjars in Sussex, sailed down the River Dart at dusk in my own handmade coracle, and learnt all about the night sky.

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Wigtown Book Festival
Oct
1
3:00 PM15:00

Wigtown Book Festival

Known for its friendliness and informality, Wigtown's annual award-winning book festival takes place in and around Scotland's National Book Town, a destination for booklovers who can lose themselves in a dozen local book shops. They are also surrounded by some of southern Scotland's most beautiful countryside, from the hills of the Galloway Forest and crystal-clear skies of the area's world-renowned Dark Skies park, to the unspoilt shores of the Solway Firth.

I’ll be speaking at this year’s festival in September - more info here.

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Cheltenham Literary Festival
Oct
9
8:00 PM20:00

Cheltenham Literary Festival

For ten days every autumn, Cheltenham is transformed into a literary lover’s dream as they welcome over 600 of the world’s finest writers, actors, politicians, poets and leading opinion formers to help celebrate the joy of the written word. 

I’ll be speaking at this year’s festival on Wednesday 9th October at 8pm. More details will be available on the website here.

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Creative Countryside - Autumn Gathering: Embracing the Darkness
Oct
11
to Oct 14

Creative Countryside - Autumn Gathering: Embracing the Darkness

I am so delighted to say that I’ll be attending the Creative Countryside Autumn Gathering just over the Welsh border - a wildhearted celebration of autumn, with seasonal activities, wonderful food, and creative connection. I’ll be talking about connecting with the landscape at night, as well as running a drawing workshop inspired by darkness.

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Bloomsbury Festival
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Bloomsbury Festival

Bloomsbury Festival is an annual celebration of the area’s pioneering creativity, presenting an inspiring programme of arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and reflection.

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s lunar landing, the 2019 Festival theme ‘Small Steps and Giant Leaps’ will act as a springboard for a host of creative and engaging Festival events and projects for 2019.  Celebrating endeavour, progress, and pioneering achievements ‘Small Steps and Giant Leaps’ will embrace the small vital contributions alongside the famous moments, shining a light on the radical imaginations, institutions and residents of contemporary Bloomsbury.

I’ll be talking about my new book Dark Skies in Gail’s Bakery at 6pm. More info will appear here!

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust - Wilder Conference
Oct
24
9:30 AM09:30

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust - Wilder Conference

In ten years’ time we must be able to say that nature is recovering, wildlife is returning and ecosystems are restored. How will we achieve this and who will help us? HIWWT members can join the Trust for their annual general meeting and conference as they set out their plan for a wilder future.

I’ll be taking part in the conference - more details soon!

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Dark Skies Book Tour - Bishops Waltham, Hampshire
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

Dark Skies Book Tour - Bishops Waltham, Hampshire

In September 2019 I will be launching my second book Dark Skies, a non-fiction piece inspired by a year exploring the landscape at night. I visited Norway to see the Northern Lights, swam in a Finnish archipelago under the Midnight Sun, listened to nightjars in Sussex, sailed down the River Dart at dusk in my own handmade coracle, and learnt all about the night sky.

This is a private talk for the Bishops Waltham Wildlife Trust group - click here for more information.

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Dark Skies Book Tour - Gosport, Hampshire
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Skies Book Tour - Gosport, Hampshire

In September 2019 I will be launching my second book Dark Skies, a non-fiction piece inspired by a year exploring the landscape at night. I visited Norway to see the Northern Lights, swam in a Finnish archipelago under the Midnight Sun, listened to nightjars in Sussex, sailed down the River Dart at dusk in my own handmade coracle, and learnt all about the night sky.

This is a private talk for the Gosport branch of the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

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Dark Skies Book Tour - Fareham, Hampshire
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

Dark Skies Book Tour - Fareham, Hampshire

In September 2019 I will be launching my second book Dark Skies, a non-fiction piece inspired by a year exploring the landscape at night. I visited Norway to see the Northern Lights, swam in a Finnish archipelago under the Midnight Sun, listened to nightjars in Sussex, sailed down the River Dart at dusk in my own handmade coracle, and learnt all about the night sky.

This is a private talk for the Fareham Wildlife Trust group - click here for more information.

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Dark Skies Book Tour - Bosham, Sussex
Jan
8
2:30 PM14:30

Dark Skies Book Tour - Bosham, Sussex

In September 2019 I will be launching my second book Dark Skies, a non-fiction piece inspired by a year exploring the landscape at night. I visited Norway to see the Northern Lights, swam in a Finnish archipelago under the Midnight Sun, listened to nightjars in Sussex, sailed down the River Dart at dusk in my own handmade coracle, and learnt all about the night sky.

This is a private talk for the Bosham WI group - click here for more information.

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