Midsummer Fires are Forging Fires...
Come and spend three glorious summer days and two nights living close to the land as you bring a hand forged sounding instrument into existence.
These days invite a celebration! We will come together and celebrate the community of bowl makers, the sound beings and the land that is Villa Farm in Staunton, Gloucestershire. Right in the very heart of England we will create a forging community ... a central smithing fire of sound in a rural English village!
For new and experienced bowl makers this workshop is an opportunity to enter into the beautiful and powerful field of an ancient and new way of creating sound in conscious collaboration with all of life.
The days will be woven through with the heart of sound crafting, the hammers a chorus of metal on metal and wood on metal ... with an occasional personal 'ping' as you explore the sound that is coming into form through the various stages of alchemical transformation and chaos.
... a generous and powerful space for co-creating.
We encourage you to come and stay on the land with us during these days but of course you are welcome to sleep somewhere close by and join us again each day from 9 30 - dusk. You will be given ample space to make contact with your own process ... a tuning in to the greater silence that these instruments call forth as well as social circles around an evening fire or the shared meals.
From 2pm Friday 5th - 6 30pm July 7th
Villa Farm is the home of Barbara and Christopher Weavers. Barbara is by her own admission a Bowl Addict and totally devoted to Nature and the many spiritual beings of liht that live there. You will be warmly welcomed to an enchanted and thriving home and garden in the heart of England.
The vilage of Staunton is within easy reach of Gloucester train station and borders two other counties - Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
"There is magic at work here... an invitation to what sounds you would like to bring into the world...."
Full Camping Residential £425
Materials extra - based on metal chosen - approx £12 - £75
A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required to secure your place.
The workshop price includes two lunches and one supper and all snacks and drinks throughout. For those who are non-resident we are happy to include you in the evening meals for an additional price as per the booking form. It does not include materials.
Please see our terms and conditions page before registering.
To Book your place on this workshop email Heather or Gabriella. We welcome all enquiries. If there is anything more you'd like to know please get in touch with us.
For more about the Singing Bowl Workshop and the process involved see here.
What's in the making of a singing bowl?
Midsummer Fires are Community Fires...
to our Community of Makers
For those who have made two or more instruments with us in the past six years
we are offering a Discounted Price for Experienced Makers if you would like to come and be part of teh community back up support with some daily running as part of the residential at Villa Farm.
Please contact us if you'd like to know more.
Come and be a part of this beautiful summer gathering of sound creation!