Matrix Project is a fusion of two artists: Sax player / DJ: Mirto Ferrandino and Drummer / Percussionist: Pablo Paracchino who are coming together specifically for The Roots & Wings Arts & Well Being Festival, with the sole intention of bringing good vibes to the occasion. Expect to be moved by their deep dub grooves filled with live sax and percussion.
Mandy Shadow is a British / Spanish Singer- Songwriter based in London. Her songs are about love experiences and moments in her life. Inspired by her poet Grandfather, she began to write songs at the age of eight and has been playing guitar for thirteen years. Mandy’s style is Indie / Alternative however she loves all kinds of music that speaks to the soul. Listen to her first EP release : The Fox on Spotify / iTunes and you can follow Mandy Shadow on Spotify / iTunes / Facebook / YouTube /
Mandy will be playing on Saturday afternoon / evening 7th October
Half hour long Tai Chi and QiGong classes with Sam Ma on Saturday 7th Oct
And two free talks also on Sat 7th Oct: https://catcatalyst.co.uk/2017/07/19/chinese-medicine-body-clock-in-everyday-living-made-easy/
Tai Chi: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Talk 1: 11:10 am – 12:00 am
Talk 2: 12:20 am – 13:10 pm
QiGong: 13:15 pm – 13:45 pm
‘MEWS’ which stands for Micro Experiences for Working Spaces is a new venture started by Helena Nora Vitola-Jones in order to invite discussion and reflection on the science behind working cultures, community and creativity. She describes MEWS as a breath of perspective: A different point of you that is achieved by connecting to the senses in a series of immersive explorations via awareness of materials and movements in personal or collective micro-experiences to create soul replenishing working cultures.
What to expect in a 1hour workshop:
The mark-making experience is suitable for 6 people per group (half hour each group), 12 people in total (we can allow for small flexibility in numbers) starting with a 5-10 minute introduction of materials; inks, brushes, papers, and the nature of materiality and texture suitable for the practice of Ensō which is a spiritual ZEN Buddhist practice, done regularly, by drawing a circle with ink and brush, in full attention and awareness.
Workshops are an ideal family experience. Helena and Richard will be conducting MEWS mark-making workshops both days of the festival. Suitable for adults and children aged 10 upwards.
Work shops are free however you can SIGN UP HERE!
Kali’s food is a selection of authentic Nepalese dishes which she has personally selected and created using the freshest ingredients which she obtains from specialist stores to stay as true to the original recipes as possible.
Kali will be providing delicious food on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October
Francine is a physical theatre performer, educator and Applied Theatre artist from Nova Scotia, Canada. Her training has taken her from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (BA French and Theatre) to L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, Paris (2008-2009) and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Applied Theatre 2015).
Balanced between the worlds of explorative play and theatrical performance, she has worked as a facilitating artist for over nine years, applying drama to the teaching of language (French and English), social studies, eco-systems, computer coding and currently body image/gender.
Francine is the founder and co-artistic director of Blooming Ludus – the new home of her MA research in game design and applied theatre fusions! Francine enjoys creating new work and research techniques in interdisciplinary arts practice/education, working with multi-media and physical theatre, as well as strengthening educational environments which explore diverse learning methods and multiple subjectivities.
Come and explore the world of Autumn nature through song, movement and storytelling! Whole families welcome!
‘Pilates, stretching, running, cycling – you’ve worked your body’s muscles, now it’s time to work on the mind’s muscle memory too, welcome to everyday Mindfulness training’.
Way back in the Palaeolithic day, during our evolution we became attuned to hyper vigilance. For the sound of the crack of a stick in the Woods could easily be a wolf about to leap out and devour us, however even in mondern-day times human minds still chose to remember unpleasant or threatening events, to enable us to be guarded against further traumatic events from happening again in future.
Catherine says: I’m a 49 year old university educated woman, in a loving long term relationship, a lengthy career within the service and education sectors, with stable finances, a love of theatre, literature, politics, Spain, language, culture, warm weather, food and wine and I’ve had a mental breakdown! Too many decades of anxiety, perfectionism and the over riding perception that I could never be good enough came to a head. Subsequent GP referrals to local mental health providers, counselling, drugs and group talks all helped to get me back on track, but it was the acceptance and resilience gained from practising ‘Mindfulness’ that has kept me there. I find it invaluable and I hope that I can share what I’ve learnt to help others.
Catherine volunteers at The Stress Project in Holloway.
More resources on the subject of Mindfulness can be found on the CMF website: Compassionate Mind Foundation
它顯示出在日常生活中如何容易地採用，並有助於減少所有常見但危險的疾病，如高血壓, 糖尿病, 高膽固醇,心臟病和嚴重的肩頸疼痛。
Sam Ma, TCM Acupuncturist
BSc(Hons) DipLAc LicAc MAcuSo MFHT
Confederation of Chinese Business UK – Sports Division Vice President
Deyin Institute Taiji Instructor
British Health Qigong Association Qigong Instructor