GreenSpirit Spring Walking Break 2013
Walk the Story of the Universe
Monday 27th May - Thursday 30th May 2013
At EarthSpirit, Dundon, Somerton, Somerset. TA11 6PE
Come with us to walk the story of the Universe, from the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, through the creation of the stars, galaxies and planet Earth; tracing the evolution of life on our planet through to today. We will walk 13.7 km making each metre equivalent to a million years.
During the walk we will learn a great deal about the science of the unfolding Universe - no scientific background is necessary - explanations will be simple enough for everyone to understand.
The first day of the walk will begin with an overview of human evolution since our common ancestor with the chimpanzees around 6 million years ago. Then we will learn about the big bang and walk the story of stars, galaxies and the elements.
On the second day we will walk the Earth story, exploring the formation of the solar system and the evolution of single-celled and then multicellular life in the oceans, the movement onto land, the emergence of mammals and finally of our own species. We will conclude with some thoughts on how we might interpret our lives in the context of the huge journey we have travelled.
And we will have time for conversation, creativity and more as we embody the experience of this awesome journey and ask questions about its significance in our lives.
This walk will be led by Greg Morter who runs Universe Story walks - see his website at: http://www.universewalk.co.uk/
Greg's knowledge of the Universe Story and his fun and engaging explanations are highly recommended by those who have been on his walks before.
We will start with dinner on Monday 27th May, please arrive after 6:00pm on the Monday. The event will end after lunch on Thursday 30th May at about 2:30pm approximately. We will be staying at EarthSpirit in Somerset. Click here for full details of the centre. Accommodation will generally be shared.
The cost of the weekend for 3 nights including full accommodation and all meals for the 3 days is:
Basic (dormitory style): £180
More comfortable: £200
There is a £15 supplement for special diets (allergies/intolerances, vegan etc.). And you will be very welcome to add a donation to GreenSpirit if you wish.
To book online, click here and send an email to hapn(at)greenspirit.org.uk if you have any further details to send. Alternatively, send a cheque payable to 'GreenSpirit' to Hilary Norton, 33 Park Road, Stratford, London. E15 3QP.
For further enquiries, contact Hilary Norton, tel: 020 8470 3365, email: hapn(at)greenspirit.org.uk
Speak to us if you think you might need a concession. Numbers might be limited - so you are advised to book soon.
GreenSpirit Wild Week in Wales 2013
Connecting with Nature at Cae Mabon, Snowdonia
Friday 16th - Thursday 22nd August 2013
A week of living close to each other and capturing the meaning of GreenSpirit: living in a loving consciousness of the interconnected world. We enjoy being in and celebrating our natural surroundings together, go walking, sing and tell stories around the fire in the round house and relax in the hot tub under the oak trees and stars. This holiday is like a retreat from our busy lives and is always nurturing. People who attend are invited to bring something they can share, like a workshop, stories, songs, favourite recipes, musical instruments...
The Wild Week takes place at Cae Mabon in Snowdonia. Cae Mabon is set in natural woodland by a rushing river, near a deep lake, at the foot of high mountains and almost within sight of the sea. A family of beautiful, natural, earthy structures provide appealing spaces for groups to sleep, meet, retreat, work and play.
We cook our meals together and can therefore cater for any kind of diet, and the cost of the holiday depends on the number of people attending and should not be more than £200 each.
For more information see the Cae Mabon website at www.caemabon.co.uk. To enquire or to book, contact Hilary Norton t: 020 8470 3365 e: hapn (at) greenspirit.org.uk, 33 Park Road, Stratford, London. E15 3QP. Due to the increasing popularity of the Wild Week, you are advised to book early to secure your place.
Pictures of previous Wild Weeks can be seen at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/90427912@N00/sets/72157594492083344/
GreenSpirit Annual Gathering 2013
Friday 11th October - Sunday 13th October 2013
At Trigonos, Plas Baladeulyn, Nantlle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd. LL54 6BW.
Main Speaker: Jay Griffiths.
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