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Retreats and Dance

Poetry residency
Over Easter 2011, I shared a residency at Dartington with a choreographer and dancers from the Ballet Rambert. We improvised dance and poetry and then joined up with musicians, another poet (Jennie Osborne) and an artist to give a memorable performance. You can watch an amateur video of this on Youtube. It’s quite long, and the dancers’ warming up takes quite a while, so you may like to skip some of the early part of the video. It was a great experience working with the choreographer and dancers.

Leading of Study days and retreats;
lecturing to church groups of all denominations, including:

  • Cultural Country Retreats, Sussex
  • Edward King House, Lincoln
  • St Mary’s Abbey, Wantage
  • Sutton Courtenay Abbey, Oxfordshire
  • United Reformed Church Ministers’ Spring School at Lee Abbey
  • St Edward’s House, Westminster
  • St Columba’s Woking
  • Guildford Diocese, Continuing Ministerial Education
  • Rochester Diocese Post-Ordination Training
  • Salisbury and Wells Theological College: Spirituality Summer School
  • Salisbury and Wells Theological College: Festival of Liturgy
  • Sarum College, A Conference on the Spirituality of the Body
  • Catholics for a Changing Church, AGM and Study Day
  • Community of the Sisters of the Church, St Michael’s Convent, Ham Common
  • Womenspace, St Martin’s in the Fields, London
  • Guildford Clergy Fraternal
  • Catholic Women’s League, Surrey
  • Wives’ Fellowship, Surrey and Hampshire
  • Senior Wives’ Fellowship, Surrey
  • Methodist Guild, Merrow
  • World Development Group, Guildford Diocese
  • Methodist Lay Preachers Study Day, Woking
  • Guildford Diocese Readers’ Conference
  • Cranleigh Mission
  • St James, Rowledge, parish and Julian Group

Teaching and enabling Dance

  • Royal Foundation of St Katharine
  • Cranmer Society, Oxford University
  • Archbishop’s Commission on Church Music
  • Festival of Liturgy, Salisbury and Wells Theological College
  • Dance day for Kingston Diocese
  • Westminster Pastoral Foundation
  • S.E Regional Methodist local preachers’ conference: Worship and dance
  • Guildford Council of Christians and Jews
  • Woking One World Week and Interfaith services
  • Merrow Methodist Youth Club
  • Establishment of Indian Dance classes in Woking, in connection with DES research

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