Summer Course latest news


JUNE NEWS RELEASE:  Summer Course latest

Lindsey Harris* writes:

August is fast approaching, and just a few places remain.  The planning committee for the Summer Course are entering the last two months of their preparations, deliberating on how to fit all the many optional activities, hour by hour, into the daily timetable. 

With a few meetings still to go, one of the most enjoyable tasks for the planning committee is to prepare the opening presentation. 

Already we are engaged in surveying possible approaches to the course theme : Images of Power and the Power of Images.

The opening presentation, happening on the first Sunday afternoon, is a tightly kept secret; all we can say is that it aims to capture the essence of the word power, not through intellectual ramblings, but through myth and magic of an ancient story of archetypal dimensions, that exposes the dire consequences of an unbridled passion for power.

We have a great story to tell, and look forward to seeing you at Hothorpe Hall on Sunday 5th August.

There are still some places: it is not too late to book.

No prior experience is needed, no skill required, simply a willingness to explore with your imagination. There is a unique quality in this special all-inclusive 5-day event – an arts and soul retreat for psychology, imagination and the arts.

 If you would like to join us, please contact our administrator Eleanor: courses@champernowne.org

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All the course participants who have signed up so far will soon  be receiving their advance information sheets, with details of the venue, and both formal and informal activities.

Meanwhile the preparation work goes on:

  • The committee will make a site visit soon to Hothorpe Hall, in order to allocate which rooms are best for which arts activity.
  • The speakers (Michael Vannoy Adams from New York, Patricia Skar from Switzerland, and Jocelyne Quennell from England) are writing their talks.  See their enticing tittles here.
  • The workshop leaders  (Michael Vizard - writing, Alison Davies - music, Antonia Boll – fairy tales, Aleka Loutsis - dance, and Bryn Jones – drama) are dreaming up their workshop activities for each afternoon Monday - Thursday. 
  • The open art studio leaders  (Catriona MacInnes and Claire Lee) are assembling their art materials for your unlimited use, as they consider how to make the art space inviting, reflective and calm, allowing creative work to flow.

*Lindsey Harris is joint coordinator of the Summer Course Committee

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