Join us online for a varied programme of weird and wonderful taster sessions, short films and discussion to brighten up a lockdown Sunday in lieu of our usual wider community weekend. Breaks for lunch and tea and chance to chat with old and new friends as well.
Programme and registration link below.
Free event – donations welcome
10.30 – 11.00 – Greetings and introductions – Aggie Forster
11.00 – 12.00 – Human needs in conscious co-existence: an experiential workshop
What does ‘conscious co-existence’ mean, in terms of how we speak and listen? What are the qualities we most long for in communication? And, how can we bring those qualities into our everyday dealings with each other? A taster for the June weekend NbC workshop (Needs-based Communication) Pencil & paper needed – Graham Timmins
12.00 – 12.20 – Braziers past – short film
A family film shot at Braziers in 1992 has been discovered with fascinating glimpses into Braziers past and the community of the time who many will remember. Includes Glynn Faithfull’s account of the founder’s aims – Una Kipps
12.20 – 12.40 The Polymath Chapter 20
A dip into Breo Gorst’s soon to be published novel, based on Braziers in Glynn Faithfull’s time; a mythical journey into what might have happened – Bryan Harrison
12.40 – 13.00 – Gentle Yoga – suitable for all
Enjoy some lovely stretches before the lunch break – Louise Hurford
13:00 – 14:00 Take a lunch break!
14.00 – 14.20 – Whatever next? An interactive zoom seance!
Interspersed with recitation of prose and nonsense poems. Please have a showerproof hat handy – Cliff Jordan
14.20 – 14.30 – A wander through Braziers’ grounds – Take a trip around the springtime grounds and walled garden and see what’s been going on outside during lockdowns -Will Simpson
14.30 – 14.40 – My sheep make me happy
A short video introducing Aggie’s sheep, An opportunity to share some ovine delight – Aggie Forster
14.40 – 15.00 – 12 Volt Sewing Machine Conversion for Small Solar Power
It’s surprisingly easy to convert older sewing machines to run from 12V power. Great when off-grid and interesting anyway! – Nick Mercer
15.00 – 15.20 – Permaculture Futures
How can permaculture cheer us through lockdown and help create happier futures for people and planet? A taster for Braziers’ weekend courses in July and September – Trish Whitham
15.20 – 15.40 –Rebellion of One
A short talk by an activist fiilm-maker on livestreaming planned individual Extinction Rebellion actions in March. A photos and livestream mix will be distributed to amplify our individual voices – Zoe Broughton
15.40 – 15.50 – A Song
A musical howl of protest from a local singer/songwriter singing original material about the effect of austerity on disabled and working class people – Rona Topaz
15.50 – 16.00 – Anniversaries
Thoughts and discussion on the importance of anniversaries in our lives – Colum Hayward
16.00 – 16.10 – Tea time chat and Colum’s virtual birthday cake (coffee and walnut).
Bring your own and enjoy a chat with old or new friends.
16.10 – The Polymath Chapter 22 – (optional extra) – Bryan Harrison
The event is free but donations will be much appreciated after this tough year – even small donations will be a great help. Session leaders are volunteering. If you could offer a session at a future event please contact Aggie Forster