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Saturday Afternoons at Waunifor

Autumn Talks and Art Workshops

You are invited to a collection of talks and experimental art workshops offered by volunteers and members of the Waunifor Centre community.  These will take place on Saturday afternoons starting at 2pm, throughout the autumn. 

Talks £5
Art Workshops £15  for the art workshops (which will include all art materials as well as tea/coffee).  Concessions for students and over 60's are available for the art workshops (£12). 

Please ring 01559 395437  or email to book the art workshops as they have limited places.

Talks vary in time, approx. 1 hour and then time for questions, and workshops approx. 3 hours with a break in the middle. For background information about those who are doing the talks and the workshops visit our events page on our sister website

20th Oct: The Joy of Patterns , Art Workshop with Jackie Henshall & Viv Mullet.Cafe
In this painting workshop we will explore the creation of new patterns based on the geometry of number as well as simple organic forms.  Using a variety of techniques, we will go on a journey to find those patterns that speak most directly to ourselves. We will create paintings to describe the world around us and within us that are full to the brim with our love of patterns.

20th Oct: The Appearance of Intelligence from the Future through the Arts (Talk) with James Smith. Art Room.

James is fascinated with understanding the story of how intelligence appears from the future through the arts (theatre, drawing, literature, painting and dance).  What do these understandings propose for each life that searches for new artistic expression now?  For example, how does a person attune themselves to new appearance? How can the noises be filtered out? This presentation is a journey of discovery touching on many areas to see what new intelligence from the future is appearing now.

27th Oct: Hidden Wisdom in Renaissance Art (Talk) with Martin Pilkington. Art Room.

The period of the Renaissance was a special crucible of change in human history. It marked a major leap forward in science, commerce, philosophy and art.  Out of this era came extraordinary artwork that has intrigued scholars and searchers alike. Hidden messages were coded into the artwork inspired by Hermetic and Platonic influences fueling much philosophical speculation in the following centuries through to the modern era.  This talk explores Renaissance artwork and some of the hidden messages within it, to draw out and expand upon the original philosophical and esoteric meanings.

3rd Nov: Reclaiming the Divine Feminine (Talk) Eva Skalla and Joan Franclova. Art Room.

 A fascinating pictorial journey through the many goddesses of the world, looking at Marian apparitions, Japanese priestesses and mother goddesses from Peru to Crete.  What do they have in common and what do they tell us for today about the magic of being feminine?

10th Nov: Meditation through Word Art.    Art Workshop with Clare Zeevi and Sally Hayes. Cafe

This meditation/art workshop will be an opportunity to gather your thoughts and feelings about what qualities you want to live in the world, in others and in yourself.  The words you choose will be woven over and over again with fine pencils and crayons, interlacing and interlocking until a finished piece emerges, powerful both as an artwork and as a petition or self-mark.

17th Nov: The Art of the Doodle.  Art Workshop with Sally Hayes and Jackie Henshall. Cafe

This art workshop is a dwelling experiment where we let our pen travel as it chooses without much thought, whilst listening to different pieces of music as well as several contemplations about space and time.  Using coloured pens and pencils, we will attempt to create a space and a time where something new can appear not only on the paper we are doodling, but in ourselves.

1st Dec: Wellbeing through Nature – December 1st with Kirsti Sivyer and Judie Coull. Cafe/outside

This is a lively and practical exploration into the living worlds of nature. We will be exploring the different frequencies of plants, trees, colours and the elements and how these can enhance our wellbeing and we will be discovering through our own senses which ones can enliven us when we are tired, or calm us when stressed or even stimulate our creativity.

Do our attitudes and values influence the energy flow between ourselves and the natural worlds?  Everything in nature is alive, and interconnected.  This workshop is about how to become a more conscious part of this web of life and perhaps join more fully the reality of how sacred this journey on planet earth can really be.



End of Summer Art Exhibition To view 2018 brochure click here.
Artists: Contact Jenny Mynett on 01559 372191 or email

For general information or about the workshops and talks call 01559 395437 (office hours) or email


Pottery and Craft workshops are arranged according to demand. If you would like to arrange a proper 'throwing on the wheel' pottery workshop, or Felt making, Mosaics, Glass painting, Card making, or Jewellery making then please contact us.