Monthly Gatherings

Our intimate monthly gatherings take place on the first Tuesday evening of every month. We welcome inspiring local speakers, performers, and artists to come and share their wisdom. These gatherings take place in the atmospheric surrounds of Priory Barn, a grade II listed building located just off the historic centre of Bradford on Avon.

We start at 7.30pm and open our doors at 7pm so there is time to relax into the space with a drink and a chat. Our events finish at 9.30pm with time at the end for extra questions for those who wish to stay. We ask for a suggested minimum donation to keep our events affordable and all events include a drink on arrival and usually top-ups throughout the evening.  

We pride ourselves on being a very open-minded and welcoming bunch so whether it’s your first time, or you’re a regular, you’ll leave feeling part of this special community.

Priory Barn

Nov 2023: “Winter’s wisdom – an evening of colour & craft” with Helen Baker

Helen Baker Colour

When: Tues 07 Nov 2023, 7.30-9.30pm

Where: Priory Barn, Newtown, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1NQ

Helen Baker is a local colour consultant, craftivist and a Wisdom Space Elder. During this gathering, we’ll be embracing our creativity and celebrating the beauty of the winter season as the darker nights draw in. We are all born with extraordinary powers of creativity and imagination and this workshop is for everyone especially if you are reading this telling yourself that you are not creative!

Helen will enlighten us about the power of colour as we make mini flower and leaf lanterns using locally foraged and pressed flora. As we face into growing darkness, these lanterns can provide moments of light, reflection and illumination.

“Young children are wonderfully confident in their own imaginations … Most of us lose this confidence as we grow up”  Ken Robinson

Jan 2024: “The myth and magic of CBD and medicinal mushrooms” with Mark Dunn

Mark Dunn Bristol CBD

When: Tues 09 Jan 2024, 7.30-9.30pm

Where: Priory Barn, Newtown, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1NQ

Cannabidiol (CBD) and medicinal mushrooms are suddenly everywhere. Sold legally in the UK as a food supplement, they come with big claims for wellbeing and healing. But there is still a lot of suspicion and confusion about what these naturally occurring substances offer, how they work, what to take, and the risks.

To make sense of this, we welcome Mark Dunn from Bristol CBD. Mark started Bristol CBD six years ago with his partner Koren after experiencing the benefits first hand. They then started producing affordable, high quality CBD oil and things have rocketed since including with their recent expansion into medicinal mushrooms.

During this gathering, you’ll have the chance to ask lots of questions and enjoy an uplifting session as Mark infuses everything with his training as a mindfulness and positive thinking coach.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

Albert Einstein

Feb 2024: “The Wisdom of energy medicine and future of health” with Gisela Norman – AAC MRadA RMN LicAc  

energy medicine

When: Tues 06 Feb 2024, 7.30-9.30pm

Where: Priory Barn, Newtown, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1NQ

Join Gisela Norman as she guides us on a journey into the incredible field of energy or vibrational medicine and opens us up to a new paradigm of health and vitality. Once considered “woo woo”, this is one of the fastest and most exciting fields of science, driven by the explosion in quantum physics. As Nikola Tesla says, “To understand the power of the universe you need to understand energy, frequency and vibration”. Ultimately, we’re all energy vibrating at differing frequencies.

During the two hours we will explore what health really is, causes of ill health and how to raise our vibrations. This includes going beyond our physical and emotional bodies to look at the role and impact of our subtle bodies which connect with the unseen world!

Gisela is a bridge between western and eastern philosophy, between science and spirituality. She brings a grounding in western medicine through her background as a Ward Sister in acute psychiatry and a love of science and builds on this with her wealth of experience as an acupuncturist, Reiki Master teacher, and practitioner in Radionics.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

Albert Einstein

Mar 2024: “The Wisdom of slow fashion” with Vishal Tolambia from Humanity Centred Designs

Vishal Tolambia Humanity Centred Designs

When: Tues 5th Mar 2024, 7.30-9.30pm

Where: Priory Barn, Newtown, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1NQ

We all want to look good but at what cost? Clothes have never been cheaper and our wardrobes have never been fuller. The UK is at the epicentre of fast fashion in Europe with the average person owning 115 items of clothing, buying 27kh of new clothes every year and never wearing 1 in 4 items in their wardrobe (Wrap, Greenpeace).

Join us as we delve into the truth about fashion and meet Vishal Tolambia – an award-winning fashion designer, sustainability researcher and founder of Humanity Centred Designs with flagship shops in Bath and London. Vishal is shaking up the fashion industry with his pioneering approach to sustainable and ethical textiles and has created the world’s first recycled fabric using entirely pre-consumer textile waste.

Buy less, choose well, make it last.”

Vivienne Westwood

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