Firstly, local voice coach Selena Mara is offering a fantastic 2 hour evening workshop on '5 Essential Tools for Powerful Singing'. She says this is a transformative opportunity for singers to unlock greater richness, power and sparkle in their voices, including key tips on bad habits to avoid. She'll be teaching practical and accessible techniques, in a fun and empowering session, which is open to singers of all levels. To book and for more information, visit her website. Booking essential! Sunday September 18th, 7-9pm, Dartington. Donations towards room hire would be appreciated.
Gill Coombs is offering a full day 'pay what you feel' workshop: Finding the Right Work. This is for you if you want to find work that is aligned with your skills and passions, or to make your current working life more fulfilling. Everyone has unique qualities and skills to offer – but in today’s highly commercialised and individualistic society, many find themselves in work they don’t enjoy, or doesn’t fit their values. Through discussion, creative activity and individual reflection, you’ll gain greater clarity about how your life at work could develop. You’ll create a plan to take these insights back into your daily life, launching you gently towards realising your vision. Gill's role is to match people’s skills and passions with the needs of the world, bringing many years of coaching and group facilitation, and a deep commitment to the importance of finding our calling in the world. September 24th, 10am-4.30pm, REconomy Centre. To book please email Gill. Pay what you can.
Sapphira is offering an Introduction to EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)Skillshare. EFT is an extraordinarily simple and effective therapeutic tool to deal with emotional triggers such as patterns in ourselves like being constantly late, anxiety in response to particular situations, irritation and impatience, challenges in relationships. You can do it on yourself or with another person - exploring an issue, releasing any energy/emotion safely and genuinely letting go and moving on. Sapphira de la Terre has been doing EFT for over 15 years and working as a practitioner for the past five - running groups and working with people 1-2-1. Please book your place here: http://bit.ly/2bOCErR September 25th, 10am-5.30pm, Totnes Natural Health Centre. Donations towards room hire would be appreciated.
Sapphira is also offering a free half day introduction to her work Becoming Aphrodite on Sunday 2 October - more information on her website.
Anna's monthly sewing Skillshares have restarted at her workshop in Littlehempston. There is only space for 5 people so please contact her in advance! Anna says: please bring your sewing project and anything you need to complete it. ( I do have a stock of haberdashery which I am happy for you to use as long as you can help me with the costs. Please note I'm not keen on helping you make curtains as they take up so much space in the workshop.) Ideas: Mending/patching holes, altering hems, darning, replacing zips, upcycling charity shop finds, making fancy dress outfits out of scraps, copying favourite old dresses. Drop Anna an email if you'd like to attend or to go on her mailing list: email@example.com, www.ilovesewing.co.uk 07906 388644
Anna's next Sewing Skillshare will be the first Friday 7th October, 6.30-9pm.
Other free events! Fun for little kids and big kids
There's a lovely free family event coming up at Follaton Arboretum, on Saturday Sept. 17th, between 2-4.30pm organised by Follaton Forest Garden/Incredible Edible. Come and join us for this fun family event, organised with Orchard Link, in Follaton Arboretum orchard. Activities include woodland games for children, harvesting fruits, labelling and caring for our orchard trees, and a scrummy cream tea!
Apple picking at Colwell Wood, Totnes on Friday October 7th, 5.30-7.30pm. We will be harvesting windfalls from Colwell wood orchard, with soup and cider refreshments on offer. This will be followed on Saturday 8th by apple pressing on Vire Island from 12-6pm, as part of the Forking Local Food Festival (below) - bring apples to press if you like! We will have apple games for children and a smoothie bike too!
Forking Local Food Festival -