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Ritual Art – Hitchin

December 3, 2019

Art is magic. Art is utterly vital. Art has the power to heal deep wounds, to aid us in the darkest moments.

The Ritual Art workshop will be an experiential workshop that explores both the rewards and sacrifice of this form of artistic and spiritual practice

Life is exploration. We enter the world to find our truth, the reasons for why we have manifested and what we might accomplish in the days, months and years of our lives.

Through exercises and collaboration, participants will engage in an exciting, fun and challenging day of creative and ritual activity that will develop a new working narrative for the story of existence.

John Harrigan has spent his life creating large scale rituals under the guise of FoolishPeople. As an artist he has developed a working practice ‘Theatre of Manifestation’ which is a framework and guide that enables each participant to plot their own course to explore the truth of their own story. John’s work with FoolishPeople has been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Arcola Theatre, Secret Cinema and Wilderness Festival amongst others. Over the last thirty years FoolishPeople has collaborated with hundreds of artists and creatives. John has hosted talks and workshops at the Royal College of Art, ICA, Royal Central School of Drama, the BBC among others.

Testimonials

“It has taken almost 2 weeks to fully process the incredible experience of taking part in the Ritual Art Workshop, and it is something that I will remember for the rest of my days. I’ve been lucky enough to have some truly memorable moments through shamanism and other spiritual practices, but nothing on this scale. John is one of the most engaging, passionate and humble people I have ever met and it felt at times like our group coming together was something beyond the synchronistic. We deconstructed ourselves, releasing all of the pretence and mirage that sometimes makes life feel like a badly written soap opera. And then we healed, allowing our true selves to finally find a voice. Mine has been stifled for way too long and I’d almost forgotten what it sounded like. A big thank you to John and everyone that took part in our journey that day. If you’re reading this, and you can make it to the next one, keep listening to that part of you that craves the unconventional”
Richard White

“Those of you who know me well will already be aware of the changes in me since I took part in the first Ritual Art Workshop in June and a subsequent one in July of this year, but I think the difference must be apparent to even those of you who don’t know all of the details. John Harrigan gave me the tools to free myself when I didn’t even know I was imprisoned, and in doing so has helped me find my way to where I should have been all along. I have so much love for this man and his work.”
Karen Mosley

DATE – 19th of January 2020
TIME – 11am – 5pm – F00lishPe0ple, Carling Building, Market Square, Coopers Yard, Hitchin, SG5 1AR

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Art is magic. Art is utterly vital. Art has the power to heal deep wounds, to aid us in the darkest moments.

The Ritual Art workshop will be an experiential workshop that explores both the rewards and sacrifice of this form of artistic and spiritual practice

Life is exploration. We enter the world to find our truth, the reasons for why we have manifested and what we might accomplish in the days, months and years of our lives.

Through exercises and collaboration, participants will engage in an exciting, fun and challenging day of creative and ritual activity that will develop a new working narrative for the story of existence.

John Harrigan has spent his life creating large scale rituals under the guise of FoolishPeople. As an artist he has developed a working practice ‘Theatre of Manifestation’ which is a framework and guide that enables each participant to plot their own course to explore the truth of their own story. John’s work with FoolishPeople has been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Arcola Theatre, Secret Cinema and Wilderness Festival amongst others. Over the last thirty years FoolishPeople has collaborated with hundreds of artists and creatives. John has hosted talks and workshops at the Royal College of Art, ICA, Royal Central School of Drama, the BBC among others.

Testimonials
“Those of you who know me well will already be aware of the changes in me since I took part in the first Ritual Art Workshop in June and a subsequent one in July of this year, but I think the difference must be apparent to even those of you who don’t know all of the details. John Harrigan gave me the tools to free myself when I didn’t even know I was imprisoned, and in doing so has helped me find my way to where I should have been all along. I have so much love for this man and his work.”
Karen Mosley

DATE – 2nd of February 2020
TIME – 10am – 4pm – Ashton Court Mansion

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Join us and experience a unique and powerful Full Moon meditation workshop in the spectacular landscape at Hitchin Lavender.

Prepare your mind, will and intent for all that 2019 holds, with an energising full moon meditation workshop under the full moon. Exploring how the full moon can be utilised to initiate powerful change. This workshop will enable you to relax, de-stress, embrace positivity and focus your will and intent for the coming month.

You will work with John Harrigan, Founder of FoolishPeople.org. John has extensive experience facilitating art and wellbeing workshops, including at Royal College of Art, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Wilderness Festival, Central School of Drama, Harmony Hitchin, David’s Book Store and the BBC amongst others.

Testimonials

“I found Meditation at the lavender fields an enlightening experience but also under the moon it was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. It was like a gravitational pull from the moment I entered the field, I felt anchored. The calmness I felt throughout the meditation was unlike anything I’ve ever felt before. WithIn the silence I found real strength and guidance. Empowering me through to my core. Guiding me to my truth. Thank you John.” – Amanda Berry

Wow! Just wow! Spent an amazing evening doing one of John Harrigan’s Full Moon Meditation Workshops. Beyond what I expected…. out of doors in a beautiful setting, empowering, freeing and now, lots to absorb. If you get a chance, I would highly recommend going. Oh, and it didn’t matter that you couldn’t see the moon tonight – you could feel the energy still. P.S. If you don’t fancy meditating amongst the elements or if it is chucking it down with rain, there are indoor spaces there too.” – Keeley Sparrow

We offer the choice of two different locations for your full moon meditation, outside in the beautiful landscape at Hitchin Lavender, or inside the cabin. Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket, something warm to wear and a torch.

Please Note: Tickets are non-transferable.

TIME
January – March
8:00pm – 9:30pm
April – August
8:30pm – 10pm
September – October
8:00pm – 9:30pm

Duration 1hr 30mins – £18
January 10th – Full Wolf Moon
February 9th – Snow Moon
March 9th – Worm Moon
April 7th – Pink Moon
May 7th – Flower Moon
June 5th – Strawberry Moon
July 5th – Buck Moon
August 3rd – Sturgeon Moon
September 2nd – Harvest Moon
October 1st – Hunter’s Moon
October 31st – Hunter’s Moon

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Hitchin Lavender
Cadwell farm
Arlesey Rd
Ickleford, Hitchin
SG5 3UA

Please Note: Tickets are non-transferable.