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A little journey

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For the first time in around 20 years I managed to get over to the Netherlands to see my son. This became quite a trip! The plane journey became more of a trip through a maze courtesy of customs etc. at Manchester airport, then having to wait for a coach rather than a plane connection to get to Eindhoven from Schiphol. But arriving was glorious, that meeting at the airport, smiles and more then a gentle unpack in Rosmalen. After that we had the joy of Carnival – Den Bosch turned into Eiteldonk – don’t ask, it’s bonkers.

on another day we took a trip to Kinderdijk to see some old windmills out in the wild. these are great, old structures still used to pump water from one source to another level helping the local land, the farmers and general water supply, of course also stopping flooding and so on. We have all had too much experience of flooding recently – check UK news over recent months. As I have joked with my kids these windmills didn’t seem to run around much even though they are surrounded by fields. This is one of the reasons I am known as naughty, bonkers grandad. From there we took a trip further up the road to Rotterdam and had the joys of a drink with others in a local boozer called Locus Publicus and then went on to have a meal at a large fusion restaurant. Each was quite an experience.

Another day on and after a bit of a chat in which I mentioned that I tended to have a greater liking for places with a bit of age it was suggested that we have a run out to a place called Oud Housden. There we were treated to many of the sights above and below. it was a gentle but nice walk through the town and on to a cafe and bakery where we enjoyed nice local snacks – savoury and sweet. Then we had a further walk to see more of the watery sights.

 

This was a glorious journey for me – seeing my son and his partner, enjoying sights not seen before, having that delight of my eyes being greeted by something different each and every day, eating nicely … There is nothing like real experience, having your eyes, ears and taste greeted by something of difference. New experience, even what can be said to be ordinary, is a real joy. As was said then one thing I have little time for is the ‘Disneyland’ style of experience – all glitter, whoops and wows, noise and queues, carnival fair rides and the like. My taste is for real life and what it can bring, the difference of a real, living place or places, where there is a different texture to the life lived each and every day. This is experience!

International Women’s Day Event 8th March

sistershaktiyoga@gmail.com

Sunday 8th March 10:00-12:00

 £12 Concessions available 

The Light Room

Hagglers Corner

Sheffield

International women’s Day

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International Women’s Day

8th March

10am – 12pm

The Light Room

Hagglers Corner

Sheffield

Sisters! Let us all get together – whether we are actual family or sisters in spirit, attitude or sense. Let us enjoy and celebrate what it means. With movement, music, thought, sharing and more we will give this day a gentle brightness and ourselves a comforting joy.

Perhaps you will find here a new experience – something a little different, a little outside of what is normal for you. Whatever your background, interests, experience find something new, joyful, restful, expressive.

A women’s circle event with movement, something to bring women together on International Women’s Day – share, move, enjoy …

-sisters and beyond

– meet, move, share

sistershaktiyoga@gmail.com

Women’s Yoga Circle

Sunday 8th March 10:00-12:00

 £12 Concessions available 

Women’s Yoga Circle 

A journey with sisters. Two hours of movement, meditation and breathwork to connect with and embrace your innate feminine power. Held in a supportive circle of women

Share your Sunday practice with women and soak up the potent energy of International Women’s Day. 

Explore a feminine approach to yoga, with womb centred breath and posture practices. Tune to the feminine wisdom of the womb-heart connection. 

Open to the energy of spring and fall in love with yourself 

This class is for you if 

.. you are looking to deepen the connection with your womb? 

.. you are ready to invite joy and sensuality into your life

Notes 

Experience a feminine approach to yoga with womb centered practices to release the old and invite in the vitality of spring. 

Join your sisters all around the world as we honour the feminine for International Women’s Day. 

Calling upon tantra and yoni yoga 

Offering nourishing breath and posture practices to deepen connection to self. 

with nourishing breath and posture practices.

Hosted by Shakira a local yoga teacher. 

Women’s Yoga Circle 

Join your sisters for two hours of movement, meditation and circle sharing. 

Connect with women all around the world and honour all that is woman for International Womens Day. 

Nourish and nurture your body with breathwork, physical postures 

Are you looking for a deeper connection to the divine feminine?

.. preparing to conceive? 

Women’s yoga 

Gentle, fluid 

Working with cycles of womanhood. 

Inspired by tantric practices of embodiment and devotion. ?? 

Subtle energy of the feminine .. breath & mudra . 

Experience womb centered yoga. 

Practice together with women. 

Embrace your innate feminine power 

Spring as a time of renewal & vitality 

Offering nourishing practices 

Open heart & womb to feminine wisdom 

Tune into the feminine body 

Spirit 

Opening 

Explore & Cultivate  

Agenda

Sage on arrival 

Greet each woman – eye contact 

Presence & ground <15mins 

Information about womb heart connection 

Womb breathing 

45min yoga class – meditative YIN FLOW 

Light rhythmic posture work 8x5min practices 

One for each phase of moon cycle 

Shaking – 10-15mins

Sheffield, Plot 22, Rite Trax and festivals

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Every city, town or village is brightened by its festivals, street parties and all such. They add quality and character to a place and help to give particular texture to the everyday lives of the people there and generally attending. They give visitors something …

I have performed at a number of these and will be performing in the future – give us a shot!

https://www.facebook.com/events/216401332419939/

 

 

The feelgood summertime vibes in Sheffield keep coming following the announcement of The Castlegate Escape – a free street party..

Source: Free Street Party Heads to Castlegate

February events

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There are a few things coming up, here are just some …

Source: GOOD STUFF – Launch Party

There is nothing quite like a good independant club night. Rite Trax are just one of the local purveyors, of course, along with Peachy and crew. I will be providing visuals for each of these and spinning a few at the Grooveyard event.

Source: In:flux x Peachy with Marcus Nasty (The Valentine’s Spesh)

Watch videos & listen free to Marcus Nasty. Leading funky DJ from London. Myspace description: DJ MARCUS NASTY began djing in 1998 with his first show on Flava fm in 1999. Marcus knew he could offer more to the music industry, so by bringing in vocalists, mc’s & rappers from around the UK, he formed the group N.A.S.T.Y. The 1st mc’s alongside Marcus were Sharky Major & Stormin’. Together they started gaining recognition amoungst the underground circuit and recruited the top dj/mc’s in the game – DJ Mac 10 and the best UK artists they could get involved – Nasty Jack, Hyper, Griminal, Little Nasty, Kano, D double e, Ghetto, Demon, Footsie, Monkey, Jammer, Kassimo,… Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm.

Source: Marcus Nasty’s Biography — Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and photos at Last.fm

Redemption events

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There is a real chance I could be doing some work with these guys – supplying visuals and more for various of their events, from the Grosvenor on to a bunch of their other events at venues small and large, outdoors for festival like gigs and on from such.

Redemption events Source: AJ

These guys supply entertainment in so many ways from your usual pub and venue quiz nights, karaoke and lip sunc events, to weddings, birthdays and themed parties, on to club nights, festivals and more. Most of the people involved have played all over Europe and the Mediterranean alongsode really big names (no I am not going to give a list).

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Cranni – Plot 22 – the adventure, talent developes

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Down at Plot 22, the venue created by Rite Trax the jourbey developes for Cranni, a musical adventure centres around Nigel Cranswick. Coming soon there will be an ep and then, it is hoped, at least 3 albums. I will be supplying the visuals for the opening event – 7th September, Cubanos, Sheffield.  The whole story, though, is so much more interesting, some of which you can find on the Cranni blog – the english version and the dutch version – see below. That in itself is a little odd – a musical project being pursued in both languages.

Rite trax via Plot 22, the venue and studio space down by the old markets in Sheffield, is helping a whole range of creatives and performers with their art, events, development. Futurhood av and F4mmedia (both me) are there to help as well, providing a range of help and support, products and services.

Source: Cranni – Singer & Songwriter – Nigel Cranswick – Cranni – Singer & Songwriter – Nigel Cranswick

Source: Cranni Dutch Version – Netherlans – Nigel Cranswick – Cranni – Singer Songwriter

Source: Cranni – YouTube

Source: RiteTrax #022 – free entry!

RiteTrax CIC is a newly formed social enterprise based in Manchester and Sheffield, aimed at providng a platform for underground creative culture.

Source: RiteTrax CIC :: A platform for underground culture

Summer Paradise set by Tabitazn available for $3.20 at DesignBundles.net

Source: Summer Paradise set by Tabitazn | Design Bundles

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