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Archived Selection of Wild Women Workshops & Salons...

Wild Woman Alchemy
Poetry Apothecary with Rebecca Sharp 
7th October 2018, 12 - 3pm

Time to create your own Wild Poetry Alchemy with Guest Artist, Rebecca Sharp. In this workshop, you will learn about scent-blending, the history of natural perfumery and alchemy, the uses and meanings of different oils, plus have guided writing time.

You will leave the session with your own unique 10ml scent-blend personal blend, piece of writing and a wealth of techniques and ideas to take forward as you wish, through all areas of your life.

No previous writing experience necessary: the 'poetry' part can mean many things - it may simply be a collection of words inspired by the oils you choose, or a few lines describing the scent and what it means to you. It might simply be a title for your scent! 

Women only event. Venue: Beckside Books, St Andrews Square, Penrith. 

£35 (£30 low income) including refreshments, all materials, essential oils and your own unique 10ml scent to take away. Limited space - please book!

DOUBLE BILL SPECIAL - Book Poetry Apothecary and Wild Cards together and pay £45 (£40 low income) for both

To book, purchase directly from Beckside Books, Penrith or pay ticket online via the below PayPal link. Please note we are working on setting up an online payment scheme but until we sort it out, we are using a private PayPal account - don't be alarmed :-)  

Please remember to add a note with your full name, the event you are booking for and the number of tickets you want to book.

Please indicate "DB" if you are paying for a Double Bill Ticket.

Wild Voices, Women's Songs
10th September 2018,
12.30 - 3pm

Join the wonderful Beth Porter for an afternoon workshop, using writings by women to inspire your own songs. No experience of songwriting or music needed, just bring along a favourite book by a woman author, and together we will weave new songs from our wild voices.

"...I produced a piece of writing I genuinely feel pleased with. I was quite nervous but I am so glad I came. Great process. Lovely wild women..."

"...Really enjoyed the session...nice relaxed atmosphere, lots of interesting books, people and ideas..."

"I really enjoyed it, particularly the guidance from Beth (challenging but also kind) and hearing what others had written...friendly, welcoming and comfortable"

Salon - The Bookshop Band
10th Sept 2018, 5 - 6.45pm

An intimate gathering with the fabulous Bookshop Band. 

What started as an artistic collaboration between a group of songwriters and their local indie bookshop spiralled into major UK and European tours, writing over 150 songs over 13 albums, collaborating with some of the biggest names in the literary world, including Philip Pullman, Yann Martel, Louis de Bernieres, Joanne Harris and Ben Okri, as well as being commissioned to create new work by Radio 3, The V&A Museum, The Pompidou Centre and The National Portrait Gallery. ​The band currently live in Wigtown, Scotland's Book Town and continue to tour and write music. 

“a modern day Twinkle meets fairytale-land for adults" - Derval McCloat, BBC 6 Music

Re-Wilding Your Home: 
life without plastic
and other tips for wilder living!

9th September 2018, 11 -3.30pm Appleby Hub

Re-wilding the world starts with bringing the wild back into our homes! Join Wild Women for a fun day of activities, demos, and sharing of knowledge, with top tips on how to reduce plastic use in the home, create your own products, and nurture the planet.

"...Wild Women ran an amazing workshop as part of CAfS Green Build Festival. They arranged a knowledgeable and skilled range of workshops and hosts to attend, and everything from the organisation on the day to the feedback from delegates was excellent. The day was a breeze for us at CAfS- thank you Wild Women!..."

(Frankie O'Keefe, Cumbria Action for Sustainability)

Check out this blog, inspired by the day - and follow one family as they embark on a life without plastic!