Singing The Spiral – Vocalising The Work that Reconnects

15–17 May 2020 / Devon


Date: 15–17 May 2020

Cost: £90-£130 sliding scale

Location: The Angel Hall, Bowden House, Totnes



Run by: Holly Ebony

Contact details: 07949474042

Further information:

Singing The Spiral is a journey through The Work That Reconnects through voice play facilitated by Holly Ebony.

Joanna Macy’s profoundly impacting body of facilitation work The Work That Reconnects has been accumulated and sculpted during her 40-year career as an environmental activist, thinker and teacher.
Singing The Spiral will draw on exercises from this body of work, combined with voice play, singing and nature connection practices to generate embodied presence, depth of perspective and connection to all life.
The intention of this weekend workshop is to generate a rich seam of resource to support us though the planetary crisis in which we find ourselves.

Through a curated cauldron of songs chosen to connect us to the Spiral of The Work That Reconnects linking gratitude; honouring our pain for the world; seeing with new eyes and going forth; we will journey through the spiral delving deeply into our shared experience of living as human beings of 2020 as part of Earth.

“To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe – to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it – is a wonder beyond words.”
Joanna Macy

Holly Ebony is a passionate, intuitive singer and compassionate vocal leader dedicating her gifts to serenading Earth.
She is forging community with other singers, human and otherwise to create song-centred sacred celebration of Earth with intention to generate a resonant invocation of thriving life.
Holly runs The Feral Chorus unchoir and Wild Birds Singing woodland family singing sessions around a campfire. She’s a prolific and diverse songwriter and vocal improviser.
She has been training in The Work That Reconnects for the past year with a group of facilitators and developing facilitators lead by Lydia Violet of Music As Medicine, close friend and student of Joanna, experienced facilitator of The Work That Reconnects and wonderful singer and musician.

Friday 15th May 7-9pm (Included in the weekend workshop or as concert only for £8-10 sliding scale)
An intimate concert with Holly Ebony in the beautiful Angel Hall at Bowden House.
Connect with the journey of the spiral and become familiar with the songs she has curated to conjure the spiral within us and root us in the intention of serenading Earth.
Drinks and snacks available by cash payment.

Weekend workshop:
Saturday 16th May 10am-4pm
Workshop Day 1:

Developing presence and opening our awareness to the ecology around us, we will engage with our bodies, the land and other than human sphere in the stunning grounds of Bowden House.
Connecting as a collective, we will drop into WTR activities and song, beginning with accessing our gratitude and working through The Spiral.
Snacks and hot drinks provided. Bring a picnic lunch.

Sunday 17th May 11am-3pm
Workshop Day 2:

We will continue to work through the spiral and songs culminating in an immersive singing session of the full cauldron of songs.
Snacks and hot drinks provided. Bring a picnic lunch.

Workshop contribution:
£90-£130 sliding scale.

Find your own place on the sliding scale.
(Friday evening concert charge included in the workshop price)
The weekend workshop is inclusive of both days and attendants be available on both Saturday and Sunday.
Spaces limited.
This event is for adults only.

Booking essential.
Email  or call Holly on 07949474042