With the new year in full swing, there is much poetry to be written, many stories to be told, plenty of voices yet to be heard and bodies that want to be moved! So I’m delighted to share what I will be up to this year, both as performer and facilitator, to help make these things happen!
My focus this year will continue to be about helping others to find their voice and facilitating spaces where people can feel seen and heard and move in all their authentic and creative glory. I’m also feeling the pull to step back out into performing, writing and creating new visual work, whilst continuing to discover and embrace my intuitive voice and deeper connections to land and spirit.
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Truly Spoken Workshops & Courses: True Life Storytelling & Creative Being
Sat 27th Jan 1pm-3pm True Life storytelling Workshop: The Beginning. Fishery Wharf Cafe, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. A FREE taster introduction to True Life Storytelling.
Sat 17th Feb 1pm-4.30pm The Object of The Story: A True Life Storytelling Workshop. Fishery Wharf Cafe. Our home and environments are filled with treasures and memorabilia of a life lived. Join us to discover how we can use them to remind, shape and share our stories of life.
Monday 8th March & Mon 26th March. The Object of The Story. Watford Writers. Watford BIG Word Fest. Over the course of two sessions, Kate will be offering an interactive introduction to the art of true-life storytelling & writing and why we would share our personal stories in the first place. We will then further our exploration with her unique workshop ‘The Object of the Story’
Saturday 17th Mar 1pm-4.30pm Being Human: A True Life Storytelling Workshop. Fishery Wharf Cafe. We will seek to unlock the hidden wisdom behind the stories we tell ourselves and explore ‘What it means to be Human’ through a playful journey of self expression.
Saturday 28th April 1pm-4.30pm The Place I Live, The Lands I Walk: A True Life Storytelling Workshop. Fishery Wharf Cafe. Exploring our stories of home and place, the land that surrounds and the mythology woven into our daily life, we turn our everyday stories into a magical adventure and deeper sense of connection to where we live.
Truly Spoken: A seven Week Journey of Self Explorations, Creative Expression to find our Authentic Voice. Thursday evenings from 13th September – 25th October. 7pm-10.30pm. Fishery Wharf Cafe. From page to performance, Truly Spoken is a seven week journey of creative being that offers a safe and intimate space to delve into our story so far. The nature of this course is to play within our personal experience to creatively explore & transform ‘What it means to be Human’ whilst embracing our authentic voice and vulnerable self, to share our poetry and stories and remember what it feels like to be you.
I am also looking into the possibility of a Truly Spoken 6 day retreat somewhere within the UK in mid June, so please keep your eyes open for more news!
Wild Words & Wisdom: Poetry Story & Song for Women. Fishery Wharf Cafe, Boxmoor, Hertforshire. 7pm-10.30pm. 8 evenings throughout 2018
Wild Words & Wisdom, an intimate evening of deep sharing and poetical conversation for Women. The event follows the calendar of ‘The Celtic Wheel of the Year’, which allows us to explore and honour our connection to nature and the seasons within. There will be 8 events throughout the year, always on a Tuesday evening. For those interested in attending or for more information please see Wild Words & Wisdom
Ecstatic Awakening Dance Classes
15th-17th June. Rumble Festival:Connection Through Movement. Chesham. This festival, devoted to its dancers will take place in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, just 1 hour out of London. It stretches over 3 days from 15th -18th June and will be jam packed with delicious dances, world music, funky beats and vocal treats, wholesome foods and fireside flames. Alongside some truly amazing facilitators, I shall be offering my Ecstatic Awakening Dance class on Saturday afternoon to get out the chatter mind, into the body and dance like no-one watching! If you would like to know more or book tickets, use this link, which will apply a £5 discount on tickets. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rumble-tickets-33782757136?discount=KateW
Monday 25th June. Ecstatic Awakening Dance Class. Movement Mondays at Sacred Spring Sanctuary. Bovingdon. I shall be sharing my Ecstatic Awakening Dance class with the lovely people of Scared Spring Sanctuary, inviting participants to get out the chatter mind and into the body, shaking off energies trapped or no longer needed, to really open the heart, feel our natural state of bliss and dance like no-one watching!
Poetry & Story Performances
25th-27th May. Small World Solar Stage & Festival, Spring Festival. Headcorn, Kent. I will be joining Tribal Voices at the fireside for poetical ramblings and musical jams as the flame dance their way into the night skies.
1st – 3rd June. Bardic Fire. Fire In The Mountain, Aberystwyth, Wales. I am delighted to be co-hosting the Bardic Fire at the stunning Fire In The Mountain Festival for the 5th year. All poetry, stories & song are welcome as we share words to beguile through the night. Please click the link for more information about Fire In The Mountain
November (dates tbc) Winter Tales storytelling Show. Regional Voice Theatre. Various venues across the West Midlands. I have the pleasure of working with Regional Voice Theatre Company for a second run of our our Winter Tales storytelling show. Get lost in 3 spine chilling tales of the supernatural. Please see link for more information and updates from Regional Voice Theatre
So thats about it for now although I’ve no doubt there will be more bits added as the wheel continues to turn and I embrace the flow of new creative energy, so keep an eye out for updates throughout the year.
I am open to taking show bookings, workshops or performance slots should you feel that you would like me to attend any of your poetry, storytelling, festivals or events. In which case, please leave a message or contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org