Apples and Snakes Poetry Retreat

Sunday 15th May

10am - 4pm

Nottingham Girls High School - 9 Arboretum St, Nottingham, NG1 4JB


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A one-day event for poets at all stages to refresh, reboot and connect.

The retreat offers creative workshops, discussions and wellness activity to re-energise your practice, soothe your soul and leave you with a new spring in your step.

On the day, you will be able to drop in to any of the activities, whether it’s just one of them or all of them.

Pre-book your free ticket in advance, or arrive early to avoid disappointment.

PROGRAMME: Creative Writing and Yoga 10:00 – 11.00am.
Lead by Parmjit Sagoo and Ravelle Sadé
By engaging the body, mind and breath we will open ourselves up to creative possibility in order to explore the flow of language that exists within all of us. Expect to be stretched and held and healed from within.
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Shared Space Poetry Reading 11.15am – 12.15pm.
With Georgina Wilding
Come and be present and connect through shared experience and contemplation of proximity. Participants will gather together to silently read alongside the author. Followed by question and answer and discussion session.
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Lula Voice Bath 12.30pm – 1.15pm.
Lead by Dom Coyote
An alternative type of inactive meditation.
Participants are encouraged to let go of negativity as you “bathe” in the soothing vibrations of vocal sound.  Participants lay in near darkness allowing the voice to resonate through them. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
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Inner-Life Drawing 1.30pm– 2.30pm.
Lead by Bohdan Piasecki
Take a space at an easel and study our human subjects as they ponder the questions of existence. Through observation, participants will be encouraged to draw out the internal monologues of our subjects to develop works of character-based creative writing.
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Intention Setting 2.45pm – 3pm

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(organised in association with NPF)

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