COLLISION & CONFLICT
Collision & Conflict will be a geolocated sound walk through the Northumberland Cumbria landscape. The walk will travel along Hadrian’s Wall National Trail taking Thirlwall Castle, Green Croft On The Wall, the pronounced ditch at Gilsland, preserved milecastle at Poltross Burn, 914m stretch of wall at Willowford and to roman bridge remains beside the River Irthing leading to Birdoswald Roman Fort.
Often called the Borderlands or Forgotten Lands, the area is wild, bleak, beautiful, and unforgiving. Conflict over boundaries have dominated the history of the area, leaving scars present on the landscape. Thirlwall Castle is where the barbarians ‘thirled’, or threw down part of the wall, during a raid in Roman times. Romans were replaced with Reivers, with Gilsland at the centre of conflict and raids between Reiver families. Conflict continues in contemporary rural Britain with contested views on what land should be used for; production, consumption, preservation, diversification.
ARTIST OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Pregnancy yoga is a form of gentle yoga that is designed to complement the growing needs of a pregnant body. The focus is on restorative poses that keep you safe while practicing movement, stretching, deep breathing, and mental centring.
My pregnancy classes are nurturing and inclusive and designed to support you and your well-being as your body changes through pregnancy. Classes are small and friendly so you can meet other Mums-to-be and share the experience of being pregnant. Yoga is a great way to maintain a healthy mind and body. Pregnancy yoga can help to
Increase flexibility and endurance (great for labour!)
Reduce lower back pain
Plus pregnancy yoga can help develop the bond between mother and baby.
Pregnancy yoga classes follow the same structure as a normal yoga class but are tailored to mother and baby providing you with the tools to prepare for birth and beyond. We will begin the class with pranayama or breathing and will offer a range of calming breathing techniques. During the classes, you will learn safe and healthy ways to stretch and strengthen your muscles and postures to improve your balance and circulation. We will end the class with a relaxation.
WHEN, WHERE AND WHAT TO BRING
Thursday 7.15pm - 8.45pm, Haltwhistle Library, Mechanics Institute, Westgate, Haltwhistle NE49 0AX. There is a car park next to the library.
Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat, blocks if you have them and a cushion to maximise your comfort in relaxation. Don't forget the water to keep you hydrated.
The classes run termly. Classes are £8.00 for 1.5 hour class with payment paid at the beginning of each term. After 38 weeks you can pay as you go. I am very committed to making the class accessible to everyone so please get in touch if you need a concession.
Please complete the Pregnancy Yoga Health Questionnaire before attending the class for the first time.