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Spring, Song and Seaweed – 2 places Available
April 22 2022 - April 24 2022
With Lucy O’Hagan and Candy Verney
22-24 April 2022
Singing and Foraging go hand in hand and heart in heart
This event is now full but may be repeated with sufficient interest. Please get in touch to express your interest and we will add you to a waiting list.
As you learn how to safely identify, sustainably harvest, process and preserve nature’s bounty, you will be encouraged to explore your own voice in giving thanks to the land and collectively rising up together with the rising tree sap.
Foraging and singing together can enhance strong inner and collective resilience, boost our immune systems and forge strong connections with the land, ourselves and with each other.
This offering is open to all levels, no experience is necessary.
During this weekend, we will explore the coast, harvesting the nourishing seaweeds on offer and learn ways to transform them into diverse foods and medicines. As they say, ‘When the tide is out, the table is set’. We’ll also learn how to dig for fairy potatoes, pick cockles on the beach and relish in the abundant spring greens to wake up our bodies, minds and spirits.
The singing is for everyone. You don’t need to have sung before. We’ll learn simple songs by ear, some harmonies too, songs that connect us to land, ourselves, and each other.
We’ll enjoy a wild lunch on the beach (depending on weather) with the addition of many delicious foraged treats from Lucy’s wild food pantry.
Accommodation, all food, (some foraged food included), all tuition
Twin Room: €320 pp
En Suite twin room: €360 pp
Bunk Room (with 3 or 4 people): €300 pp
Non-residential price (includes lunch, supper): €220 pp
Camping price: €260 pp
Please contact email@example.com to book a place!
Meet your hosts
Lucy O’ Hagan
(She/They) is the founder and director of Wild Awake, an organisation which seeks to rekindle cultural and ecological resilience through the (re)learning of ancestral and traditional skills in nature. Lucy is an ancestral skills teacher, ethnobotanist & Rites of passage guide who has been working with groups for over ten years and is dedicated to supporting individuals to recognise their innate gifts and true belonging with the land. Lucy is particularly interested in rewilding and rekindling the knowledge and skills we once knew so intimately, which connect us to our place in the world. Lucy feels most at home wandering through the woods, following animal trails and nibbling on what nature has to offer.
Candy’s passion is to inspire and create, through singing, a sense of harmony which gives an experience beyond the ordinary. She has been building singing communities in different ways all her working life. She created and developed 6 community choirs in and around Bath for 20 years. She runs Community Choir Leader Trainings, seeding singing groups throughout UK and Germany. She initiated and directed The Trowbridge Song project, celebrating diversity through sharing traditional music, in a rural town in Wiltshire. She is now director of The Song House, a retreat centre in Co. Donegal, NW Ireland, where she also runs singing holidays and trainings.