March 31, 2017

Workshops 2017

Drums

  • hover image

    Drum Circle with Aaron Meli

    Aaron will be teaching an open level Drum Circle where everyone is welcome to come and develop their percussive skills.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Talking Drum with Baba Ade

    With a wide range of sounds, sometimes reaching a whole octave, you will learn how to play ‘call and response’ rhythms, come up will your own phrases and learn about the history of how Talking drums feature ceremonially.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Caribbean Drums with Blaggy

    A journey into the techniques used in "Nyabinghi drumming and chanting". Nyabinghi music is heavily rooted in the Rastafarian community in Jamaica and has influenced Ska, Reggae and dancehall.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Bodraphonics - Celtic drumming for everyone

    These engaging and informative workshops are designed to give the beginner the tools to play along to a range of Celtic and English dance and folk tunes, while also being able to challenge and progress the more advanced musicians.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Dun Dun Drums with Dembis Thioung

    The West African DUNDUN drums are a set of three double sided drums hit with sticks that make up the HEARTBEAT, the MELODY and the SOUL of traditional West African djembe music. They provide the rhythmic and melodic base for drumming ensemble.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Djembe Drums with Mohamed Gueye

    The Djembe drum is the back bone of West African music. In these advanced workshops Mohamed will challenge participants opening up the world of the Djembe and its infectious rhythms.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Japanese Taiko Drums with James Barrow

    An incredible artform - learn the ancient practice of Japanese Taiko drumming with James who has been teaching for over 20 years

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Ewe Drum with Kakatsitsi

    Broaden your drumming horizons with 3 sessions from these two heavy roots group from Ghana and Nimibia.

    READ MORE

 

Dance

  • hover image

    Title Here

    This workshop will provide an insight to the Senegalese style of dance. With explosive moves and fantastic drumming rhythms, participants can be assured they will have fun whilst learning something new.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Diola and Djembe Dance with Aida Diop

    Back by popular demand Aida will be delving back into the world of West African Dance with Diola and Djembe dances. These rich and vibrant dance styles will give you a great insight into Senegalese culture.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Bollywood taster workshop with Aanchal Gupta

    Enacting the lyrics though dance has always been the true essence of Bollywood which is very conveniently achieved by combining expressions and drama to highly addictive Bollywood steps.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Move it - to World Rhythms with Ann Earle

    'Move It!'- Lively workout using rhyming world music and various cultural dance styles to awaken and warm-up body and soul.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    5 Rhythms with Bernadette Ryder

    A free-style, catalytic dance-meditation, 5Rhythms works to free the body, open the heart, still the mind and awaken consciousness.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Flamenco with Felipe de Algeciras

    Come and try this exciting dance for everyone, with all its passion, fun and feeling. You will be inmersed in the unique music played live and direct so that your feet can tap their way through this beautiful form of expression.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Afrofusion with Kenzi Ireland

    Kenzi Ireland’s ‘Afrofusion’ is an exciting, creative, high energy dance class. Utilising the rich diversity of African dance movements with song, this class empowers students to explore their musicality, creativity, subtlety and power.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Classical Indian Dance with Manuela Benini

    Join Manuela in learning Kathak dance, a classical dance style from the north of India that literally means story teller.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Street Dance with Ocean Bell-Grey

    Ocean is back with his very popular street dance class to get you all moving to some gritty urban beats.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    African Dance for ‘Experienced Veteran’ Dancers’ with Rubba

    Rubba will teach the Damba Takie which is a stick dance from Ghana. This dance in it's traditional form is celebrated by Butchers.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Irish Set Dancing with Sharon and Mick

    A taster of Irish Set dancing, danced in square sets to lively jigs, polkas and reels. The Wednesday session is open to all to try. If you would like to perform please attend the other 3 sessions in order to produce a nice polished set.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Doris Morris with Vic Sprake

    Morris dancing is a traditional English Folk Dance, performed through rhythmic stepping and movement through figures by a team of dancers.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    South African Urban house fusion with Nyaniso

    This is aimed at expression, that is the heart of sbujwa, the heart of art. Just as you would listen to the latest house music in the township to get and an idea of where South Africa is.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Bedouin Dance from the Arabian Peninsula

    Traditional folkloric line style dance with earthy rhythmic foot work and clapping. This will be an open level workshop for all ,complete with the use of traditional costumes for  performance.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Kule Dance with Kakatsitsi

    Kule – a new dance choreographed by our lead dancer Kofi Adarkwah.

    READ MORE

 

Song

  • hover image

    Your Voice with Celestine Walcott-Gordon

    Your Voice - is about encouraging individuals to express themselves vocally in the truest form. Through relaxed yet focused guidance, singers will have the space to develop their artistry and confidence.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Harlem Jazz with Dionne Draper

    Sing and dance the night away at the 'Harlem Fields' Speakeasy. Be part of the most colourful 1920's jazz story ever to be set in the Leicestershire countryside. It's jazz with hay bales!

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Songs of the Orixas with Jon Hardeman

    Delve into the beautiful, powerful call and answer praise songs of the Orixas, the suprahuman expressions of natural forces, communion and the divine self, from the African/Brazilian religious ceremonies of the Candomblé.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    English Folk Songs with Yvette Staelens

    Come and explore English folk songs … and more at Doris! We will discover and share the songs of our singing ancestors - the true voice of the people!

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Love Peace Harmony World Family with Hilal Yildirim

    Love, Peace and Harmony song carries the high frequency and vibration of love, forgiveness, compassion and light. We will learn and chant to release blockages and transform in every aspect of our lives.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Jamaican Folk Songs with Tan Teddy

    Tan Teddy Jamaican Folk Culture Group will be facilitating folk singing workshops, encouraging harmonic voices to showcase a rich combined folk singing fusion

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Afro-Colombian Song with Jose Augusto Barco and Sandro Granda

    Warm and sticky Afro- Colombian call and response songs which will remain in your soul for the winter to come.

    READ MORE

 

Music Making

  • hover image

    Musical Composition with Alphonse Touna

    It is an opportunity for the participants to use any musical instrument of their choice. By the end, the participants will have an improved team spirit, confidence and ability to perform live.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Balafon with Ben Lawrence

    Get lost in the beautiful melodic world of the Ghanian Balafon. This class is an introduction to group performance.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Zimbabwean Mbira Music with Denise & Kennedy

    Immerse yourself in the sacred magic of mbira music through playing, singing & exploring the rhythms of this ancient tradition.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Introduction to Indian Classical Music

    Here you will gain an understanding of the life-blood of Indian Music, how musicians think, communicate and express themselves.

    READ MORE

 

Movement

  • hover image

    Giving and Receiving Yoga with Ali Jane

    A guided practice in Partner Yoga and Thai massage. Come to wind down and soothe aching muscles with this nourishing and heart connecting practice.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Qigong with Bill Commerford

    Inner Qigong exercises are easy to learn and facilitate wellbeing, self-awareness of posture, breath, stillness and integrated movement.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Ra Yoga with Cara Jefferies

    Ra uses movement and breath to feel lightweight in your body and bright in your mind!

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Mat Pilates with Matt and Anne-Maries

    Pilates Mat work. Join these are fun and informative classes and learn something new about the way your body moves.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Animal Spirit & Tai Chi with Dr Olu Taiwo

    Join Olu Taiwo in these two workshops that will take you on a journey through ancient movement and animal connection.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Hatha Flow Yoga

    Hatha Flow Yoga is energising and relaxing at the same time. We will warm up the body gently and then come through a flowing sequence of postures.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Yoga for drummers with Heather Murray

    Yoga to channel our 'ki', merge with our 'ma' and for drummers to play from the heart and the hara.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Capoeira Angola with Ollie Dennison

    Capoeira is an Art combining dance, music, and philosophy. Originating from Brazil it is a discipline that exercises the body and mind.  We would like to encourage intergenerational and family learning in these sessions.

    READ MORE

Ceremony, Meditation and Healing

  • hover image

    Sacred Community Fire with Carole Nomessin

    Fire provides warmth, lights the unseen and helps us rediscover our inherent capacity of knowing and connection.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Soundbath Healing with Gail Stewart

    You are invited to experience the benefits of a sound bath with the great gongs, to luxuriate and pamper your mind, body and spirit.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Medicine Wheel with Jo Elliot

    Morning prayer to greet the day with appreciation, to acknowledge the gift of life and the blessings of this world.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Tibetan Meditation with Nyima Kunchok

    The Sound and vibrations bring your attention to a place of rest deep within yourself and allow you to reconnect with your true nature bringing you understanding and acceptance.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Sufi Philosphy and Whirling Sheikh Ahmad Dede

    Whirling is an active meditation and an ancient Sufi technique. During these workshops there will be wisdom talks and an introduction to the meaning of the secrets of whirling.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Guided Meditation and Tea Ceremony with Jitei White

    The Ceremony of Tea is a beautiful way of experiencing yourself, of experiencing Tea and finding a deep connection with all things.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Gong Bath with Aaron Meli

    Gong Baths are one of the most soothing, body detoxing holistic rejuvenating vibrational ancient tools. A gong bath or gong sound meditation is a sound massage for the body and mind (great for those of you who like the idea of a massage, but don't like to be touched).

    READ MORE

Cosmic Workshops

BRAND NEW workshop tent this year hosting a wholesome array of healing workshops

  • hover image

    Vision Board workshops with Agata Palmer

    Create your Vision Board to focus your intentions and choices in living your life to fullest of your unique purpose and desire.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Mama Luna Red Tent Steam with Emma Ako

    The Mama Luna Red Tent Steam is for women to come together and learn about natural womb health and healing.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Reflexology Made Easy with Holistic Holly

    The wonderful art of Reflexology: How and when to use it (no experience required)

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Physio Yoga Weave with Lesley Dike

    Yoga... a great way to explore and invest in your body's well being, especially after camping and long car journeys!

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Native Herbal Medicine with Stephen Watts

    A practical focus on the native plants surrounding the site, teaching and experiencing their edible, medicinal, spiritual and folklore uses.

    READ MORE

Arts, Crafts and Creativity

  • hover image

    Creative Writing with Adriana Dorsett

    By using found objects and ephemera as vehicles, we will imagine narratives. We will ask ourselves what things feel like, and draw upon our emotional memories to feel, sense and collage moods, colours and tones.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Banner Bonanza with Alex Lucas

    Put your mark on Tribe of Doris! Help make banners that will be used year after year at Tribe of Doris!!

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Sacred Geometry with Colin Power and Heike Bielek

    Explore the wonderful world of Metaphysics, through the creation of beautiful mandalas, fractals, and geometric images.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Soft Metal Work with Kevin Hughes

    We will be using simple metalworking tools to create our own designs in copper aluminium and bits of scrap metal. Let your imagination run wild in metal!

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Watercolours with Pip Gillman

    We will practice watercolour techniques, wet-into-wet, dry brush etc. We will paint from life, memory and imagination.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Tribe of Doris Bayeux Tapestry with Brook Tate

    Brook will teach workshops on drawing and painting, bringing the sketches back to a large canvas to reproduce the drawings on a much larger scale. As the week progresses we should get one long storyboard of the Tribe of Doris!!!

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    One World, One Love

    Join us to experience what a world without borders could really look like – ours will be full of art, poetry, film-making, dance, colour and joy.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Wood Carving with Pa Modou

    African Woodcarving workshops . Learn the ten steps of carving and ten basic roles of health and safety in handling carving tools. Also learn he history of Gambia and design

    READ MORE

 

Walks, Talks and Learning

  • hover image

    Equine Facilitated Learning with Kate Mably

    Connection, in a world where we increasingly feel disconnected horses have something to teach us.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Ancestral Memories in the Creative Process

    Ancestral memory theory says that memories of our ancestors are retained in our DNA and collective memory which is why we sometimes have an affinity with places, music or movement we have never encountered before

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Sugar, Sugar: Dramatic readings and writing workshop

    Find your voice at the Sugar, Sugar writing workshop with Lainy Malkani author of ‘Sugar, Sugar Bitter-sweet Tales of Indian Migrant Workers.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Age Defying Nutrition

    Join me to discuss natural health solutions that can increase our vitality now and prevent health conditions in the future.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Exploring Stanford Hall with Nick Fothergill

    Want to know more about the land, the house and the history of the beautiful site that welcomes us back for our 4th year at Stanford Hall?

    READ MORE

 

Kids and Youth

  • hover image

    Woodland Crafts with Bob Blunden

    Set in a woodland hideaway, these workshops will take you through some Doris bushcraft basics - fires, shelters, carving, instrument making.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Gumboot Dance with Cecilia Ndhlovu-Edwards

    Originating from South African gold mines, the gumboot dance is an empowering and exhilarating dance that expresses the miners fight for freedom and their need to communicate with each other when talking was forbidden.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Afro Brazilian Percussion with Claudio Kron

    An infectious, high energy, fun workshop in which a variety of Brazilian rhythms are taught, practised and performed.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Chanter & Drumming Pipe Band Style

    Come and have a go at making a lot of noise with lots of laughter.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Capoeira Angola for ALL the family with Ollie Dennison

    Capoeira is an Art combining dance, music, and philosophy. Originating from Brazil it is a discipline that exercises the body and mind. We would like to encourage intergenerational and family learning in these sessions.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Wooden Games with Oluwatosin Shittu

    Play in a green world where the creative Wooden Game become magic and reality that you made in freedom.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Family Singalong with Poco Drom

    Back by popular demand our favourite animal sing along friends! A great way to get all the family singing.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Drum and Dance with Ruth and Jerome

    Movement, music, fun and games for little people. Join a mini drum circle, wiggle, jiggle and stretch as we sing and dance.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Stencil Graffiti T-Shirt Making with Stephanie Turner

    Create your own unique T-shirt using stencilling techniques, masking tape and spray paint. Celtic, African and Sacred Geometric patterns.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Song/Lyrics and Performance with Watusi87

    Creative exploration of various ways of performing the arts, with songwriting at the forefront.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    'Captain Arthur Barrel and The True Story Of The Pirate Patch' with Kim Brulee

    Interactive storytelling show with art, music, props and puppets. Held in a planetarium/camera obscurer!

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Flamenco for children with Elena, Karina and Sonia

    Girls and boys of all ages come and have fun and dance to Flamenco music. We will make up a little choreography using our bodies, feet, hands and other props and perform in the Saturday showcase!

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Family Jamming with Jules Olsen

    A crazy mayonnaisey jamming session for all the family and everyone is welcome. Bring voices, instruments, family and friends and let’s make some noise.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Sports with Juan Jose Muniz Martos

    Burn off all your excess energy, make new friends and breath in that lovely country air with Juan.  He will be facilitating football and volleyball sessions every day.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    "Pull Up" DJ Workshop with KMT Freedom Teacher

    DJ Workshop - Learn various techniques such as drop mixing, Beat matching and Scratching.

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Clonkerboard for Babies and Toddlers with Naomi Rosenberg

    A Clonkerboard is a colourful resonance board that the children can sit on and feel the vibration of songs, chants, rhythm, music and speech. 

    READ MORE

  • hover image

    Carnival Costumes with Mariana Pinho Rabello

    Create beautiful recycled and up-cycled carnival costumes and props for an exciting parade on Sunday led by Mariana and young people! Delivered by the "Transform Project"

    READ MORE

 

 

7 thoughts on “Workshops 2017

  • Hi – my first time at summer school. I am not clear if you have to book workshops and how to? Advice please Thanks

    • Hi Mary

      No need to book workshops, you simply turn up to them as and when you want. The programme will be available online by the end of July so you can start planning the merriment! Only thing you pay separately for is the sauna or massages should you want to enjoy something like that. Massage you book once on site. Any other questions?

  • Sooo excited about all the new and different workshops this year as well as wonderful old favourites!!! And the Healing Field looks like a ‘must visit’ destination between workshops! :) So now can you arrange for MORE hours in the day to fit everything in please ! :) 😀

    • Glad you like the look of things to come…it’s always hard to balance Doris favourites with a fresh programme. We thank and appreciate all teachers who have taught before and to all those that are yet to! xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *