To Follow will be the Walled Garden Schedule and the Music Programme.
Just click on the days and the PDF will open for that day. If you cannot come for the whole event, then maybe think about coming for part of the Gathering or a specific day. You can get your tickets by clicking here
The Theme of the Main Talks this year will be: ‘Exploring Self, the Planet & the Future.’ WE have two inspiring Speakers this year Jason Lewis and Andy McGenny, who will explore self, the planet and the future with us on Saturday and Sunday. They will also be offering workshops, where we can explore the subjects further, during the Summer Gathering.
Jason Lewis is an award-winning author, explorer, and sustainability advocate. He is recognized by Guinness World Records as the first person to circumnavigate the Earth by human power—without using motors or sails. He walked, cycled, and inline skated five continents, and kayaked, swam, rowed, and pedalled a boat across the rivers, seas, and oceans. Taking thirteen years to complete, the 46,505-mile journey was hailed “the last great first for circumnavigation” by the London Sunday Times.
Well-being in Nature is an ecotherapy walk. Ecotherapy is about creating a deeper connection to nature and feeling better for it.
Ecotherapy uses specific techniques to enhance well-being, really relax you, and be a tonic for mind, body and soul. It is an evidence based practice, promoted by Mind and supported by the North East London Foundation Trust NHS. Andy is a Ecotherapist & Photographer “I have been very fortunate to have had a lifetime’s fascination with the natural world. I express this creatively through my photography and ecotherapy.
My professional background is in counselling, psychology, facilitation and wildlife education.”
We have a great line up of music at the Summer Gathering 2016
Here is a little sneaky peek at The Undercover Hippy Acoustic Hip-hop reggae with conscious lyrics, freestyling, good times and festival vibes!
Billy Rowan, (aka The Undercover Hippy), is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled MC.
Goompi is going to be coming to our Summer Gathering offering workshops, dance, ceremonies and more over the 4 days….Goompi is a proud tribal man whos ancestors are originally from Gurreng Gurreng people near Maryborough QLD. After settlement his great great grandmother was forced to move to the Ngnarangwal tribal area (Gold Coast) and Minjungbal tribal area (Tweed Heads), where Goompi and the last few generations of his family were born and bred.
Goompi has a mix blood of South Sea Island (Lena Islands), Sri Lankan, and Irish on his mothers side and Scottish and French blood from his father.
Goompi has practiced culture (song, dance and language) from a young age. He is a member and manages, Bundjalung Kunjiel Dance Troupe which has performed for dignitaries, members of Parliament and influential people in Australia and overseas.
Goompi has been painting since 2002, and shows great talent. Using a restrained colour palate and eye-catching graphic designs, Goompi is able to create exciting and engaging works of art.
His artworks are investment pieces and his black and white style has been tagged as corporate style art.
Goompi has travelled to France and America to exhibit his artworks and to showcase his cultural dances with his group, Bundjalung Kunjiel. Some of Goompi’s art admirers, who now own pieces of his artworks include The Princess, Benedicta of Denmark and The C.I.A in America, which both also witnessed the tribal dances of his troupe.
He has exhibited widely in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales area and now in galleries around the world. Goompi’s driving force which he quoted is ‘I want to do my best to show our culture to the world and also teach our young to keep traditions alive as our culture that our ancestors practiced and lived is who we really are and that gives us our true identity.’
Earlybird tickets for the Summer Gathering are still available at £150 for one adult.
Gentle natural Yoga for children and adults with Diana Briggs
The Sacred Sound of OM with Debbie Walker
Ecstatic Awakening Dance session with with Emma Walls
Testimonials of Emma’s class:
“Emma is so funny. She leads her Ecstatic Awakening Dance Class with a huge sense of humor and happiness. During the class, I felt secure and she gave simple and clear recommendations. The process is amazing and very easy to follow. The music was very good and I enjoyed very much the dance and specially the visualisation. After the session, I was relaxed, and happy. People are really lovely. I warmly recommend Emma and her Ecstatic Awakening Dance Class.” – Orriane Corman
“I love the ecstatic awakening dance with Emma! It is an amazing opportunity to go on a journey into your inner self, connecting with your body, mind and soul and coming back from it happier, lighter, wiser, more aware of the beautiful connection we hold with the nature and other people. Can be life changing! Highly recommend it :-)” -Joanna Tyszczuk
“I love to move and shake and dance, Emma’s class is a great place to do this, very safe space to get crazy and be still. I feel free and excited after a good shake…….I live and work in a very main stream area, so it great to share my dance at Emma’s class. One word……AMAZING ” – Peter Swift
“Emma’s passion to gently but surely bring people’s awareness to their beauty, their freedom, their own joy in life shines brightly from her. I feel safe, held, inspired and able to really dive in to the dance with Emma and always learn a lot from her classes. The dance shows me where I’m at, where my self-love needs to go, where I need to drop things that trouble me… Emma always brings a new aspect to each class that allows us to freely explore and discover what we need to. I am eternally grateful to have found Emma and the dance.” – Ruth Lawson
“So good it made my cry.” Lottie
“I am a sannyasin of Osho so it’s been like being home.” Lahar Fornaro
“Really energized. Best birthday present ever.” Emily Oran
There is a happy team working really hard on the Summer Gathering Decorating team. Ribbons, colourful material and a lot of laughter. Wednesday is decorating day, let us know if you want to get involved or add your name to our Summer Gathering decorating page on Facebook
Remember to get your tickets at the early bird rate before they go up to full price. Early Bird tickets