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ECO SOMATICS &
STORYTELLING

with Rebecca Bond & Pridie Tiernan

Saturday 27th April

10:00 - 16:00

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 15+

Fully embrace the energy of spring with Somatic Movement Educator Rebecca Bond and professional storyteller Pridie Tiernan.

Spend a blissful day exploring the relationship between our inner and outer worlds, with this beautiful blend of nature-inspired somatic movement, breath work, storytelling and inspired art.

 

We'll map both body and land; tracking sensation and breath through spontaneous movement, and sharing stories, experiences and dreams rooted in our experiences of the natural world.

 

Add to that the time to walk, talk, forage, explore a variety of creative art forms such as mandalas and alters, and we have ourselves a heavenly setting in which to celebrate this extra special time of year.

From:

£75

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WOODCRAFT
With Dan Wightman  

 

Monday 6th May

Monday 27th May

Sunday 2nd June

Monday 26th August

10:00 - 11:30

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 6+

This man is a wizard with wood, and here is the perfect opportunity to hang out with our resident woodsman and ask him anything you want about felling, processing and working with trees. 

Dan will demonstrate some of the very many interesting things he gets up to here with trees, as well as guide you in the creation of your very own masterpiece to take home. 

From:

£10

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CYANOTYPING
with Lauren Youngs  

 

Monday 27th May

14:00 - 17:00

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 12+

We are lucky enough to have Lauren as our artist in residence this year and, WOW, does this woman know how to make real magic happen when it comes to combining art and environment. As well as being an incredible artist and art therapist, Lauren REALLY lives the wild outside life here in Wales (ask her what it's like to sleep deep in the woods in winter - she knows!)

 

This longer afternoon session provides you with the perfect amount of time to to try your hand at the incredibly meditative practice of cyanotyping. You'll leave with a piece of your own exquisite nature-inspired art and a whole new set of skills for creatively engaging with the great outdoors!

From:

£35

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FAMILY BUSHCRAFT 
Use of Tools & Natural Crafting

with Pridie Tiernan

Sunday 4th August

10:00 - 13:00

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite,

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 6+

The second of our Family Bushcraft holiday workshops. This workshop focuses on using, and making, tools in the outdoors - from foraging for string and whittling knives, to building fire tripods and weaving with willow, it's all about how we use what nature provides to create the most incredible things! 

(Pssst...there's also a generous selection of nature-connected folklore and storytelling!)

From:

£25

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TREE ART, DRAWING & WATERCOLOURS
With Kate Thompson  

 

Sunday 27th July

Sunday 18th August

11:00 - 12:00

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 7+

Educator and artist Kate is one of those very special humans. Specialising in combining the creative arts with mindful meditation in wild nature spaces, this lady takes you on a journey that is guaranteed to gift you peace and inspiration throughout!

 

Kate is with us teaching drawing and watercolours this year - all inspired by the native trees on site. 

 

Here is the perfect opportunity to hang out with Kate and learn how to make exquisite art with trees as your inspiration, leaving with your very own masterpiece to take home. 

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HEDGEWITCHING
Plants, Crafts & Art 

with Pridie Tiernan and Lauren Youngs

Sunday 5th May 2024

13:00 - 17:00

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 8+

Encounter the magic of the hedgerow with folklorist and forager Pridie and our artist in residence Lauren Youngs.

 

Expect a rich mix of story, foraging, pratical plant medicine, and inspirational art and crafting.

From the folklore of trees and hedgerow medicine making, to primordial tool making and the magic of sun prints and cyanotyping - this is a workshop with nature, art and plants at the heart of it all!

From:

£25

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HEDGESONG COLLECTIVE
Folklore, stories & song  

 

Wednesday 29th May

10:00 - 12:00

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 6+

Promising to be possibly one of our most beautiful workshops this year, Hedgerow Collective are joining folklorist and storyteller Pridie Tiernan for a glorious morning of celebrating our native trees with folklore, stories and skin-tinglingly enchanting harmonies.

This really will be a unique experience, definitely not one to be missed. The mission of the collective is to collect and share songs about trees to celebrate an entwined history. We honestly can't think of any better kind of morning!

From:

£18

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FAMILY BUSHCRAFT 
Fire & Food

with Pridie Tiernan

Sunday 28th July

10:00 - 13:00

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite,

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 6+

The first of our Family Bushcraft holiday workshops. Perfect for all the family, this workshop focuses on all things fire - from foraging the right seasonal materials and mouthwatering morsels to tinder bundle construction, fire lays, bow drill and a truly magical bannock recipe!

 

(Pssst...there's also a generous selection of nature-connected folklore and storytelling!)

From:

£12.50

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FAMILY BUSHCRAFT 
Plants, Potions & Lotions

with Pridie Tiernan

Sunday 25th August

10:00 - 13:00

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 6+

The fourth of our Family Bushcraft holiday workshops. This workshop focuses on foraging from the hedgerow and meadow in order to make some magical medicines for the home - we walk out with our baskets to forage for plants that we'd usually pass by, whittle our own spatulas, create our own bubbling decoctions on the fire, and make beeswax balms, tonics and teas to take home

(Pssst...there's also a generous selection of nature-connected folklore and storytelling!)  

From:

£25

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MAKE YOUR OWN BIOMASS CAMPING STOVE
With James Tiernan  

 

Sunday 25th August

16:00 - 17:00

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 5+

Our man James is happiest when he's constructing something...especially if the kit he's building involves fire! 

Come and hang out with us for an hour and find out how easy it is to make your own little camping stove - powered by twigs! 

(Please be aware that this session involves sharp things and adults need to be present if kids want to get involved.)

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READING THE GREEN 
Folklore, Folktales & Foraging w
ith Tree & Plant ID

with Pridie Tiernan

Monday 6th May

Monday 27th May

Sunday 2nd June

Monday 26th August

11:30 - 12:30

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

Brecon Beacons

Suitable for all ages. 

These popular story walks are an hour long and take place at Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite. 

 

During the walk, Pridie shares a magical mix of folklore and stories connected to our native trees, plants and creatures, as well as an exciting assortment of practical bushcraft and wilder life tips.

Private bookings can also be made for up to six people (cost £55).

From:

£5

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RUNIC SYMBOLISM &
STORYTELLING THROUGH SCULPTURE
with Lauren Youngs  

 

Sunday 26th May

15:00 - 16:30

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 6+

This woman makes magic happen when it comes to combining art and environment. As well as being an incredible artist and art therapist, Lauren REALLY lives the wild outside life here in Wales (ask her what it's like to sleep deep in the woods in winter - she knows!)

 

Here is the perfect opportunity for familes to come and hang out with Lauren and enjoy exploring runic symbolism and natural sculpting, while making exquisite art within nature and asking her anything you like about living a truly wild life. 

From:

£10

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SKY STORIES
Storytelling & Stargazing

with Pridie Tiernan

Sunday 26th May 

Sunday 25th August

19:00 - 21:00 

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 5+

Ever wanted to be better at recognising our constellations? We share their stories while we wait for the sun to set (21:16) and the stars to come out!

 

We are in a Dark Sky Reserve and the stars are really something. Even if moonrise is early and bright, or if the weather is cloudy and overcast, you'll still with a ready supply of stories and be better equipped to recognise your constellations, we promise!

From:

£10

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FAMILY BUSHCRAFT 
Primordial art 

with Lauren Youngs

Sunday 18th August

10:00 - 13:00

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 6+

The third of our Family Bushcraft holiday workshops. This very special workshop will be led by our artist in residence Lauren Youngs, focusing on foraging from the hedgerow and meadows to make the most incredible natural art and crafting materials as well as equisite nature-inspired art itself! From using bark to make brushes, creating charcoal based paints, and experimenting with mushroom made inks, to drawing from nature and chatting about living off grid - this will be a truly delightful experience!

(Pssst...Pridie will also be there to share a selection of nature-connected folklore and storytelling!)  

From:

£25

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WRITING IN NATURE
With writer and broadcaster Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent

 

7th September 2024 

10:00 - 20:00

Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

Brecon Beacons

Recommended age: 15+

Have you ever held an acorn in your hand and wondered at the world it contains within? Have you ever sat with a tree, and imagined its story - past, present and future? 

Join Antonia and Pridie on this immersive nature-based writing workshop, where you'll explore and deepen your connection with the more than human world via a beautiful blend of practical bushcraft experiences, nature-inspired storytelling and joyful writing exercises. 

Antonia and Pridie share a passion for exploring how practical and storied immersion in nature can connect people with the natural world. The more we become engaged with nature, the more we want to do all we can to protect it! 

In essence, this workshop is a very gentle form of environmental activism, done through the joyful medium of outdoor skill development and the spoken and written word. It will involve the sharing of stories around the fire, a chance to learn about the 'old ways' of interacting with the land, an opportunity to find out more about the plants and the trees, and to get creative with some imaginative, uplifting writing exercises that help people sink deeper into the folds of the natural world.

Please note that fireside supper and camping is included for all participants. 

From:

£95

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