A DAY TO RE:ROOT
Thursday 13th August, 10am-4pm, (This is our first pilot day – 10 places. Strictly limited!)
Green Croft Arts, Gilsland, Northumberland, CA8 7EL
What do you get?
An accessible Hatha Yoga class led by Amanda Drago that includes asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing) and guided relaxation/meditation. Through yoga and breathing techniques you can let go of the daily preoccupations and scattered thoughts of the mind. This will help to still the mind and body and in turn become more open to creative ideas and solutions and help lower feelings of anxiety.
Skilled professional support to help guide and shape conversations from Relational Dynamics Coach, Caroline Pearce.
Exploration of the Northumbrian landscape to help you find perspective. Starting from Green Croft, a walk along Hadrian’s Wall National Trail and into Northumberland National Park with 360 degree views of Northumberland and Cumbria.
Safe opportunity to verbalise and discuss ideas with peers using Walk and Talk model, side by side (and socially distant).
Access to professionals who can support with signposting on Producing, Fundraising, Digital and more.
A socially distanced social day to create or reflect.
Who is it for?
Creative and Cultural practitioners with experience of, or an interest in, making outdoor work, work for heritage spaces, within the landscape, or simply people whose imaginations are fired by being out in nature and heritage with other creatives.
The pilot day is free of charge. To test the model we do need participants to commit so please book a space only if you are available to spend the day with us. Future events will be charged as a rate reflecting the running costs. Future events will be charged at a rate reflecting the costs of running.
If you would like to arrange a chat with someone then email Caroline on firstname.lastname@example.org
We have undertaken a risk assessment and are putting the following in place.
We have limited the number of those taking part to 10 people.
The majority of the activity will take place outside.
If the weather is fine then the yoga session can take place outside. If the weather is bad, the yoga session will take place in The Threshing Barn. This has slit open windows with a natural flow of air and the barn doors will be open.
Please bring your own yoga mat.
We will have sanitizing stations for regular use throughout the day.
Peer to Peer: Walk and Talk will take place outside and side by side.
Activity will adhere to government social distancing rules current on the day.
At the end of 2019, Caroline Pearce and Amanda Drago and a number of creatives took part in a low key event, Walk & Talk, the aim of which was to be with other like minded people helping each other formalise and shape plans, grow ideas and solve conundrums, through walking and talking with our peers. A Day to Re:Root was born out of that day and the need now more than ever to support our own mental health as well as begin connecting with others as lockdown eases.
Graduating from Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Amanda had a career performing, teaching, choreographing and making dance happen in the North East. She has performed works by Ben Wright, Charlotte Vincent, Wayner McGrgor and most recently Gillie Kleiman. She has taught dance to all ages and from beginners to advanced, including students starting their own vocational dance training at Dance City's Centre for Advanced Training programme, SEN children in hospital contexts and multi age community groups for carnival. She has produced many large scale outdoor dance performances including Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance’s AMU at Durham Cathedral with music by Sir John Tavener accompanied by Royal Northern Sinfonia. In 2010, she focused on a career in arts management working for grant funder Arts Council England as Relationship Manager Dance and then Combined Arts. In 2016 with her partner Kit Haigh, bought redundant farm buildings Green Croft with the view to creating a rural cultural - well being retreat. Green Croft Arts was set up to support project activity and since that time they have been working on the capital development plans for the farmstead.
A Producer that these days specialises in Programming and Coaching.
As a qualified and practising Relational Dynamics Coach I work with you to provide space for you to fully understand your own thinking, explore ideas or untangle thoughts or really focus on making plans to achieve a goal, it’s your time to use how you want and need on the day.
As a Producer I have a track record of delivering and supporting arts events and performances in pop-up, site-unconventional and traditional venue settings as well as working with artists across most artforms and networks of people who can help when I can’t. I specialise in methods of leading with engagement and embedding a consideration for audience into the heart of the idea and supporting new or unexpected collaborations. I have a model for helping artists develop and refine their ideas, especially at the stage of wondering if they need a Producer (and what they should look for in a Producer for this project), using coaching styles combined with Producing experience.
These two processes are separate and distinct, while both being available to you during the Re:Root day.