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Two by Two present an Online Festival in May…

It’s all about Mothers.

WE’RE ALL BORN OF ONE AND WE ALL BELONG TO ONE.
WHY is this online festival DIFFERENT & worthy of your precious TIME?

Because this is about Connecting, Noticing and Nurturing our souls, the nature where we come from… and each other.
Now, more than ever, we need to create a new way of being human together, to con- nect and share – nurturing and mothering our creativity.

Two by Two Creators events are ‘layered’. They are about Discovery.
You can listen, you can engage and you can always learn something New. Rich expe- riences where the objective is to leave you Nourished and Curious to discover more.

We supply you with the tools to make something…
As children we freely create without being judgemental, then we grow up and get scared of ‘not being good enough’ We want to bring back that open-hearted curiosi- ty to play and explore.
It’s not about being the best. It’s not about being good or bad, it’s about How it makes You Feel…surely the joy of Zoom is that you can creatively play… unobserved.

WHAT’s HAPPENING?

Three online Zoom events, 90 minutes starting at 7pmUK / 8pm CET

with guest speakers joining us for enriching conversations, presenting films, story- telling, words, poems, song and creative engagement.
For each event, you can download a creative kit of original illustrations, unique designs, templates and notes.

Mother Earth 6th May 2021

Satish Kumar, life-long activist and former monk inspiring global change or over 50 years shares his wisdom on Mother Earth and what his own mother taught him. As a founder of Schumacher College, for 30 years he has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic and social challenges with learning principles of Head, Hand and Heart.

Carol Ferris, astrologer from Portland, Oregon. Reflecting on the rhythms of nature, she speaks about the planets and our universe in a down-to-earth way whilst revealing the power and passage of Mother Moon – our divine feminine.

Two by Two Creators will present a short version of Jean Giono’s ‘The Man who Planted Trees’, animated with a theatre of paper illustrations and also show how to create simple envelopes for collecting seeds.

Mother in Art 16th May 2021

Alexandra Lawrence, Art, Literature & Culture historian from Florence, Italy will be guiding us beyond the classic representation of all things mother in the Renais- sance paintings of Madonna and Child; with this a she starting point, she will take us back to the ritualistic art of the Romans and Greeks and Gaia herself.

Thomas Bendix, from Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark will reflect on more recent Mother expressions, for example Louise Bourgeois’s ‘Maman’, the work of Tomas Saraceno and Hockney’s portraits of his mother.

Two by Two Creators will be storytelling and creating colourful boxes inspired by paintings discussed.

Mother in Words and Song 23rd May 2021

Hannah Khalil, Irish-Palestinian playwright and screenwriter, will be presenting two short films; a retelling of greek Myth Persephone and a modern piece ‘Suited’ as shown at the recent “motherhood’ exhibition in London.

Samantha Price, mezzo soprano who has sung with the ROH and the ENO, will be singing Schubert and contemporary songs.

Claire Galmiche and Suzanne Burden, actors from the RSC and young actor Nye Conant, will be reciting poems, stories and tales.
We will be storytelling and bringing creative elements, giving you the opportunity to engage your hands whilst listening.

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.

FESTIVAL TICKETS

100€ / Pay as You Can / Donations

We want as many people as possible to share the experience of our Mother festival and tickets are dona- tion-based.

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

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 has been 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, storytelling and creative elements to inspire you; from Shakespeare and Schubert to David Whyte. We are delighted that playwright and screen writer Hannah Khalil will be joining us, presenting two short films. As well as songs sung by by Samantha Price, mezzo soprano who has performed 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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