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the opal forest with shonaleigh saturday 18th june 2016 plus workshop in the red tent sunday 19th june 2016

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Shonaleigh 2016



Katrice Horsley - Clockwork


The Hag of the Land - Sue Charman, Ronnie Conboy, Lisa Schneidau and Laura Salmon
Thirteen Moons Festival, Postbridge, Dartmoor
Debs Newbold - Romeo and Juliet


The Red Tent at Quest
A weekend of workshops, meditations, talks and performances. Including stories from the Bardic Babes, Shonaleigh and Janet Dowling, poetry form Susan Taylor. Talks on the Divine Feminine and the Female Mystic. Workshops in natural crafts and jewelry making.

Midsummer Stories and Red Tent Retreat Day
Over the Solstice weekend the Red Tent opened her door to an evening of storytelling from Jane Flood and Lisa Schiedau followed by a day of community, rest, and treats - massage, meditation, hot tub, story walks and tarot readings.

The Wood Sisters Winter Festival
On 1st February the Red Tent welcomed everyone to this Festival in honour of Imbolc.
The Red Tent can now afford a waterproof cover for touring and residencies.

12th October: the Red Tent was nominated for Outstanding Community Project at the British Awards for Storytelling Excellence (BASE). We were pipped at the post by Open Storytellers Frome, but it was a great evening.

Red Tent Visioning Day: the Red Tent Council were able to spend a whole day in the Tent on Sunday 11th August to meditate, vision and share dreams for the Tent over the coming year. We agreed to meet on the dark of the moon for the next 13 moons as preparation for offering this to a wider group perhaps the next year.

Wood Sister's Lughnasadh Gathering: on Saturday 10th August, we were able to have this gathering in the Tent in glorious sunshine. It was a special day.

Respect Festival: the Red Tent went to Respect for the first time on 1st & 2nd June - perfect weather, lots of people, storytelling and crafts in the tent and lots of interest in the Red Tent & its work.

Shonaleigh came to Totnes in May 2013 and enthralled a audience of 70+ people with tales of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba in the Golden Labyrinth

The Red Tent was a sanctuary space and a venue for storytelling at the Westcountry Storytelling Festival at Embercombe on 24th - 27th August.

The inaugural outing for the newly-built Red Tent was to Quest Festival of Mind, Body, Spirit in Newton Abbott, on 12th - 15th July. Meditation, open sanctuary, storytelling, crafts, music, poetry and performance filled the tent with blessings. Lots of people visited the tent and there was great interest in our work.


Open door at Quest 2014

Red Tent 3.lowres

Gathering beneath the red skirts.


Shonaleigh Telling Tales with the Red Tent roof wheel behind her.


Abigail Robinson filling the tent with beautiful harp and voice.


Sue and Sam, founders of The Wood Sisters, before the altar in the Red Tent.

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