Wild Women Workshops & Gatherings

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"...One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began…"

(Mary Oliver, The Journey)

Dear Wild and Wonderful Woman,

You know that voice that will not be quiet, even when you don't want to listen to the truth it tells you within? You know the woman who will not sit back when she hears things that are unjust? You know that urge to dance barefoot in the sand or to dig your toes into the forest floor and smell the scent of the earth rise up? You know that strength that keeps you getting up and loving, even when you feel exhausted by life and all it brings? You know that woman who paints bold brushstrokes across her life, who writes poems, who sings in the car and dances in the rain? You know that woman who you wonder if anyone will ever understand or accept? You know that howl, that belly laugh, that passion, that dream you have deep in the heart of your breast, even when you hide it? That is the scent of the wild woman. That is your wild woman. That is you!

Whether you are grey in the coat or still shedding the furs of youth, the wild woman lives in every woman. And even when we try to keep her quiet, she just won't let go. She is your unique fire, your beauty, your wonder-filled self. And there are lots of us out there.

Wild Women workshops and gatherings are a space where you can come along and discover, celebrate and share that amazing woman and all the ideas and creativity she holds. That you hold.

Wherever you are on your journey, give yourself the gift of time and make today the day you begin...

I look forward to meeting you.

Wild Wishes,

Victoria (Founder of Wild Women and Wild Women Press)

Give Yourself the Gift of Time...Monthly Creative Days just for Women

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For most women, spare time is as rare as a month of Sundays. Have you ever said "I will make that art/write that book/take that leap when I have the spare time"? The thing is…there is no such thing as spare time! If you don't stake your claim to it now, someone or something else will. So, what are you waiting for?

Don’t leave your creative dreams until later, take the time now and nurture your imagination. Make time for your own wild ideas. Join other wild and wonderful women (yes you are, you know!) in a special time of play, creativity and connection. You never know what you might discover!

Using poetry, free flow writing, journalling, art making, movement, sound and crafts, these unique Wild Women workshops and sessions offer an opportunity to rediscover and celebrate your own creativity and set your dreams free.

And if you wanted to make a weekend of it and take time to explore this beautiful corner of Eden, why not check out some of the great self catering and BB options in the village - from the luxurious Morland House BB right next door, to the self catering cottages, bunk barn and campsite available through Greengill Holidays? (Please do mention that you are attending a workshop at The Invisible Orchard when you book).

For more information, please contact victoria@invisible-orchard.com

Where: The Invisible Orchard, Morland, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3AZ (next door to The Mill Yard Cafe). There is parking outside our building and the cafe, or guests of the workshop can park in the grounds of Morland House (entrance next to The Invisible Orchard)

What we have so far...

Loosen Up Your Art
Every 2nd Sunday starting 9th Feb
11 - 3pm £15 includes materials
A monthly workshop for women to get a good creative 'work-out' through a series of fun, challenging, lively and inspiring exercises and hands-on experiences. Using mark making, words, sound, movement and more. All levels of experience, just a willingness to have a go!

Mother Myself
23rd March 11 - 4pm £30 includes materials and home-made soup lunch.
Day workshop that explores and celebrates the act of motherhood. Finding ways of celebrating, discovering, honouring and exploring our own mothers, and ourselves, this day is for mothers and daughters of all ages (adult only). Part of the Month of Sundays programme

Mama Create
Alternate Tuesdays
10-12noon £5 session, materials included
Are you finding that having children is a creative experience but one that leaves little time for your own creativity, or connection to other creative women? Are you an artist who has taken a break from practice to have children? Are you a mother returning to practice after having a break from your creative work? Would you like the opportunity to meet with other creative women, share ideas and connect and get creative together? Then this is for you. Children are welcome to accompany, but please note you will be required to keep an eye on them if they do (there are toys, books and creative materials that are on hand). If enough women are interested and bringing children, we may be able to arrange someone to come in and supervise children during the session at a shared extra cost.

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