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21st CENTURY SOUL 2016


‘Looking to the future with depth, grit, grace and spirit’

30th September till the 2nd October 2016

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The wonderful illustration is the work of Emily Wilkinson,

This year, the focus is on joining up our personal life practices with community development and activism in these challenging and confusing times.  You’ll be invited to rethink your path in imaginative ways; considering creative responses that well help us look to the future with depth, grit, grace and spirit and make a real difference in our work, art and life.


We all want to live in ways that are vital and useful, productive and provocative. To do so, we need to start telling new stories of connection, as an antidote to the culture of disconnection we have become accustomed to, and against the backdrop of climate change and the future we and our children will have to live in.


We'll be asking:

  • How can we sustain our 'selves' as activists, artists, writers, musicians, professionals, entrepreneurs, therapists, politicians...?

  • What can we do to keep us going when around us are turbulence, chaos and the underlying threat of climate change?

  • How can we work with children and young people to prepare them for the future – and to help them develop their own ‘soulful’ selves?

  • How can we witness and support each other’s’ struggles with vulnerability and doubt in these troubled times?

  • How can we integrate our practices soulfully and sustainably?

  • Who might we be able to share our journeys with?


Who is it for?

  • The weekend is for anyone interested in soulful life and work:

  • busy professionals and entrepreneurs looking for balance;

  • artists, therapists, musicians, designers; writers and creatives of all sorts;

  • those working with children and young people, and more broadly in the helping professions;

  • therapists, psychologists, health workers;

  • community leaders, thought-leaders and activists.


In short, Soul Makers 2016 is for anyone interested in developing ethical and imaginative responses to the social, cultural and ecological issues of our times.


The programme

There will be a full programme of workshops and teaching sessions run by experts in their field around soul making, music and voice, 'unpsychology', human organising, responses to climate change and other themes.


More specifically:

The third edition of Unpsychology Magazine – on the theme of 'childhood' will be available – and there'll be chance to to explore issues around soulful childhood with some of the authors and contributors.


Patrick Andrews' new book, Human Organising, will also be launched at the gathering, and he'll be talking about this project and the theme of soulful organisation, whilst Dave Hicks will be exploring the themes of his new e-book, A Climate Change Companion.


There'll be inspiring Song and Voice work with Sarah Jewell, and Steve Thorp will be working around The Therapy of the Ordinary – a new way of practical soulmaking, listening and helping and there will be ecological and artistic explorations of the Mill's local 'earth', 'water' and 'nature' with Jess Tanner.


There will be space and time for you to enjoy the Mill and its surrounds, and an Open Mic to share your own creative offerings. – together with a menu of wholesome locally sourced food.


The aim is that you will go away feeling rejuvenated, reconnected and less fragmented!



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