Lapidus Scotland Newsletter, June 2024

The latest issue of our monthly newsletter went out earlier this week. This month we feature Sukhema’s tribute to Gerry Loose, poet and long-term associate of Lapidus Scotland, who died suddenly at the end of April. It seems only fitting that the resource from our Facilitators’ Toolkit this month, ‘Slow Writing’, should be by Gerry. […]

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Palm-reading

As we mentioned in the last post, Jane Walker has been working with members of Glasgow’s Flourish House. At a recent session, she facilitated a session where everyone traced their hands front and back and added colour. Then they were asked to read the lines in their hands to see what might they say about […]

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Hot Air Balloons

Janie Walker has been leading Art into Writing sessions at Glasgow’s Flourish House recently. She writes, “one afternoon we made these hot air balloons, then wrote about what would we put in the basket to remove from our lives and fly away with them.” Who wouldn’t want to take to the air in one of […]

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Everything Goes Out Dancing

Pat Sutherland has attended many Lapidus Scotland groups over the years, and her work featured in our anthology Seven Journeys. Playspace Publications has just published a collection of poems by Pat, Everything Goes Out Dancing. Of her work, Stephen Beattie writes: ‘Every aspiring poet has the desire to become the best they can be, and […]

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Sensuous Facilitation Residential Workshop

Sensuous Facilitation: A Residential Workshop for Experienced Facilitators Whatton Lodge, East Lothian Friday 21st to Monday 24th April 2023 with Ted Bowman, Valerie Gillies, Sukhema (aka Larry Butler), Penny Stone Cost £247 – £290 Early Bird discounts for applications received by 15 February To apply please complete and return this form Sensuous Facilitation appl-form Join […]

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Mindfulness and Expressive Writing Retreat, November 2022

A 6 day retreat in the glorious setting of Myres Castle, combining meditation, mindful movement and expressive writing, from Monday 14 to Saturday 19 November. Stop and rest, and appreciate the goodness of life, despite it all. ‣ Honour your feelings in response to your own suffering and the suffering in our world. ‣ Connect […]

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Spark My Words with Lesley O’Brien, September 2022

Gather under Glasgow Green’s yellow gazebo for a series of mini-adventures. Explore the familiar in a new way to spark ideas and creative writing, facilitated by Lesley O’Brien, singer, storyteller and poet. We will be running these sessions on Fridays 2nd, 9th & 23rd September, from 11.00am to 1.00pm. Come to one session or to […]

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Improvised Bodies

Kibble Scribblers is a writing group established by Lapidus Scotland some years ago, and now operating semi-independently. The group usually meets at the Kibble Palace in Glasgow Botanic Gardens, with some sessions led by guest authors. Recently the group took part in a workshop led by Lin Li, together with Sukhema (Larry Butler). The workshop […]

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Walking Writing Talking, August-September 2022

6 morning walks by Glasgow’s River Kelvin with Sukhema (aka Larry Butler) What I take with me, what I leave behind, are of less importance than what I discover along the way. from In Praise of Walking by Thomas A. Clark Friday 5th August 10:30am to 12:30 Dawsholm Park Saturday 13th August 10:30am to 12:30 […]

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