2013 Penquoit Art: Let's celebrate the Land

Monday 7 October '13 to Saturday 2 November '13

Get creative and celebrate at Penquoit Centre...

A month of celebrations and events held in Pembrokeshire National Park on the edge of The Cleddau Estuary. A group of creative people including visual and performance artists, poets, writers and energy workers all exploring ideas around 'Let’s Celebrate the Land'.

There will be creative workshops, mindfulness walks, discussion groups, meditation sessions and much more, come along and join in the workshops and events.

Or if you are a musician, a visual artists, a writer, a poet, a dancer…
                     …and would like to get involved or offer something then get in touch. 

Accommodation: Dorm beds are available, bring your own bedding (please book a bed in advance). Donations welcome.

Food: Breakfast and lunch catering for yourself, dinner communally (please bring food to share, sharing cooking and eating together most evenings).
Community: Each day there will be a time to gather and share journeys and experiences together as a group (possibly before or after dinner).
Travel: Narberth or Clynderwen Railway Stations are approximately 10 miles away (pick up from the station can be arranged – petrol donations to the driver). Driving directions are available on request.
Address: Penquoit Centre, Little Pencoed, Lawrenny, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, SA68 0PL 

Why not join us for a day, a few nights or even the whole month and explore, create and share these creative journeys.  

Come along and be a part of the journey, share your skills or join us for a workshop…

…what would you like to do?

What’s on at Penquoit?

Tuesday 15 October - Seeing meditation/ workshop with Judy Bruce
Look for yourself: At one time Art was about the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Maybe it isn't now, but the art of life still is. In this workshop we will explore a way of finding these within ourselves, by means of direct observation and simple experiments in perception.

Time: arrive 10.30am, session 1: 11am to 12.30pm, lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm, session 2: 1.30pm to 3pm. Please bring food to share

Thursday 17 October – Community create day
Come and join in, creating art to celebrate the land.

Time: Drop in 10am to 4pm, if coming for the day please bring food to share.

Friday 18 October – Apple Day
Using our press, press apples for delicious juice. Bring apples and bottles for bottling.

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Sunday 20 October – Grid work: one day workshop with David Plimmer
Example of activities

  • Chi Gung for yourself, Chi Gung for the land
  • Grid meditations, setting up spirals, vortex’s and the new planetary grid
  • Create a vision of a new future
  • Clearing the land, the Grid and Sacred Sites
  • Music and instruments on the grid including Gongs, bring your instruments to play to the land

Time: please arrive by 9.30am for a 10am start
Price: £35 one day, please bring food to share. See page 3 for more information about grid work.

Sunday 27 October – Exploring our forgotten connections with nature day workshop with Melissa Roussopoulos
This will be an inspiring, experiential inquiry into, and deepening of, your relationship with Nature.  The workshop will include hearing about some of the latest (and most ancient) research into humans’ deep interconnectedness with the animals, plants and land around us in ways our culture has forgotten.  We will be using an experiential methodology (Constellations) to explore questions related to nature that participants have.  Book by calling Lizzy on 07812 568 15707812 568 157 reception at the Centre is limited so please leave a message and she we get back to you (numbers will be limited).  Please bring: outdoor clothes, lunch to share, an open mind and a willingness to have a go!  www.forgottenconnections.org.

Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Price: Donations welcome

Wednesday 30 October – Gong and art day
Enjoy a gong bath and then a sketching walk. Break for lunch (please bring food to share) and in the afternoon there will be a gong and art collaboration (a time to create whilst within the vibrations of another gong bath)

Time: arrive 10am for tea and biscuits
Price: £20

Saturday 2 November – Community Celebration day
This day/ event will be organised and led by people who have been part of Penquoit Art. What might happen on the day: Creative writing workshops, life drawing, tours of the land, an exhibition...save the date, more information will be available closer to the time.

Location of all activities and workshops:

Penquoit Centre Little Pencoed, Lawrenny, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, SA68 0PL

Information about other events and workshops will be circulated throughout October: please email and ask to be added to the mailing list: liz.e.mooney@gmail.com

Dates to be confirmed:
Women’s Jade circle
5 Rhythms
Life drawing
Circle dancing
Additional community create day

Any questions?

What and where is the Penquoit Centre? The centre is owned and run by a wonderful woman called Joan Carlisle who we are working with to create Penquoit Art. In the heart of beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, on edge of Pembrokeshire National Park and The Cleddau Estuary; Penquoit was an ancient half croft where the human inhabitants originally lived above the animals. It has been converted into hostel accommodation for groups of between 10 and 25. The hostel consists of two dormitories, communal showers and toilet block. There are also two private rooms. There is a large dining room with wood burning stove. The kitchen is fully equipped and the centre is fully centrally heated. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3F4GxUCPu

Grid work weekend workshop What is grid work? The work involves working on the old grid, part of the grid is the Ley line system. Healing places of cosmic power that have been shut down, this includes churches, hill forts, stone circles, standing stones, old wells and lots more . This is acupuncture of the Earths meridian system. This work will enable you to clear the grid of blocks and repair damaged aspects of the grid.

Who can do the grid work? Anyone who feels drawn to this work.

Seeing meditation/ workshop
Find out more about Seeing meditation/ workshop http://www.headless.org

Can I come and just be there? Yes, come and explore your own creative journey around ‘Let’s celebrate the land’ or take part in the workshops – whichever you feel drawn to. Breakfast and lunch catering for yourself, dinner communally (please bring food to share) and chance to share experiences. Please let us know if you are coming so we can book you a bed.

Do I have to pay? Where possible workshops are free or heavily subsidised and the organisation of the residency has been, to date 100% volunteer led. Voluntary donations towards these activities and accommodation will help to create more events in the future.

Find and friend me (Lizzy Mooney) on facebook to join the Penquoit Art Group

If you have any questions, are interested in any of the workshops or would like to get involved, please get in touch ASAP:
Lizzy Mooney

Looking forward to seeing you all