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ALL THINGS MOTHER

Two by Two present an Online Festival of 3 Salons in May…
Mother Earth 6th May 2021
Conversations with Satish Kumar

Without soil there is no food and without food there is no life, trees, forests, animals or people.’ Satish Kumar

In our first salon we are thrilled to be joined by Satish Kumar, our overall Eco and Peace hero, and astrologer Carol Ferris for conversations inspired by Mother Earth and the astrological Moon.

Mother in Art 16th May 2021
with Art, Literature and Culture historian Alexandra Lawrence and Thomas Bendix from The Louisiana Museum, Denmark

We will be exploring representations of mother in Art from the ancestral Mother Gaia in mythology to the Madonna and Child in Renaissance art to modern expressions of Mother.

Mother in Words and Song 23rd May 2021
with guests actress Claire Galmiche, mezzo soprano Samantha Price and actor Nye Conant

Literature, song and conversations with readings, quotes and storytelling, from Shakespeare to Maya Angelou to the present. 

Festival price €100 Each salon will be 90 minutes.
All 3 salons will be live via Zoom and recorded; links will be sent after each session.
Creatively Connect
simple ways to engage with your own personal expression

Within each salon there will be a creative element for those who wish to be making/visually expressing what resonates whilst listening.

Included in your ticket price will be our Creative Kit for you to download; this will include original artworks as templates, illustrations and designs

The templates, combined with our short demonstration films, give the possibility of further connection and are supported by ‘live’ engagement together.

Activities take the form of paper cutting / folding / painting / writing / stitching…

At the end of each session, there will be an opportunity for you to engage with our speakers, with your own questions and thoughts.

Soil types .Image courtesy of John A. Kelley, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Mother Earth

6th May 2021

Mother in Art

16th May 2021

Mother in Words

23rd May 2021

Giving Back to the Earth

We are dividing funds raised from our Mother Earth salon for the Kitchen Garden at Schumacher College, founded by Satish Kumar and the Kitchen Garden that will be at Casa Bene*dix.

MOTHER EARTH
MOTHER IN ART
MOTHER IN WORDS

Mother Earth

with Satish Kumar
conversation with storytelling and paper theatre

6th May 2021

We are absolutely thrilled to be joined by Satish Kumar, a former monk and long-term peace and environment activist who has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years.Satish the editor of Resurgence magazine since 1973 and cofounder of internationally respected ecological and educational ventures including Schumacher College. He insists that reverence for nature should be at the heart of every political and social debate.

Without soil there is no food and without food there is no life, trees, forests, animals or people.’ Satish Kumar

Also joined by Carol Ferris, full-time consulting astrologer, teacher, and private tutor of astrology with four decades of experience.

‘Astrology is less about cause and more about nature and our natures. It’s a language about time and place.’ Carol Ferris

90 minutes online Zoom course at 8pm CET / 7pm UK / 2pm EST / 11am PST

Mother in Art

with Alexandra Lawrence & Thomas Bendix
conversation with storytelling and paper theatre

16th May 2021

We will be exploring representations of Mother in Art from the ancestral mother Gaia in mythology to the Madonna and Child in Renaissance art to modern expressions – tip-toeing over a world of possibilities!

Alexandra Lawrence is the founder of Forma Sideris, a Latin phrase referring to the many-pointed shape of a star; a space for guided conversations, to discuss books and exhibitions, beautiful images, a space for meaningful encounters with historical figures, places that have left an indelible mark, and magical realisations borne out of collaborations with other creative souls. 

‘The Mother Art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilisation.’ Frank Lloyd Wright

90 minutes online Zoom course at 8pm CET / 7pm UK / 2pm EST / 11am PST

The Venus of Willendorf

crafted between 30,000–25,000 BCE, making it one of the world’s oldest known works of art.
Fra Filippo Lippi

Madonna and Child with Two Angels, c.1460-65 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida

Mother, ca. 1895 Sorolla Museum, Madrid, Spain
Henry Moore

Memorial Figure, 1945-46 Dartington Hll, Devon

Mother in Words

Readings, storytelling and song with paper theatre

23rd May 2021

Literature, song and conversation. There will be readings, quotes and storytelling, from Shakespeare to Maya Angelou to the present. At the moment we will be joined by Samantha Price, mezzo soprano who has sung with the ROH and the ENO, actresses Claire Galmiche and Isabelle Townsend and National Youth Theatre actor, Nye Conant.

Not all of us can do great things. But we can all do small things with great love.’ Mother Theresa

90 minutes online Zoom course at 8pm CET / 7pm UK / 2pm EST / 11am PST

Maya Angelou
‘Son to Mother’
David Whyte
Farewell Letter
Samantha Price
Mezzo Soprano
Hannah Khalil
Award-winning Playwright
Screenwriter/Digital Content Producer

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