Online Zoom Forum: Celebrating the Creative Spirit in Music, Visual Art, Story, and the Healing Arts:
A Conversation in which Phyllida Anam Aire will respond to talks by Ceolanna, Aine Divine, Margot Henderson, and Áine Críseá Murphy.
Date: Sunday 29 January 2023.
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm (UK time).
Format: In turn, Ceolanna, Aine Divine, Margot Henderson, and Áine Críseá Murphy will each speak for 10 minutes, and Phyllida Anam Aire will ask each to elaborate or clarify on a theme, before opening up to Q & A and discussion.
Phyllida Anam Aire:
Bio: I just love being a fully paid-up participant in this amazing drama of Life. Somehow, I don’t see it as MY Life rather, I have the awful privilege of being called to experience a very short spiral in this dramatic and dynamic mystery of Love made flesh.
Nearing my 80th birthday is such a rich and splendid privilege, one that fills me with deep gratitude to Life Itself. Joy has been a constant companion these past years.
Title: The Freedom of Sound/ing.
Description: I will talk about my experiences of singing, sounding and music from childhood, till now. How the healing power of sound has shaped my life and has been a large part of my own healing journey, that then, became a natural progression for me to study sound, colour and movement which led me to work with others in different communities and schools with voice, sound and chants.
Bio: Ceolanna-Elizabeth Scott works in the field of Sound/voice healing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and is a Sweat lodge guide. She has been working in the therapeutic field for over 30 years. Ceolanna‘s teaching and experiences come from Dzogchen and Native American Shamanistic spiritual disciplines. She feels blessed to now root herself in Celtic Consciousness.
An Initiative of Brigid, Ceolanna teaches Gaelic Mantras and Gutha. She believes that when we can experience the fragility of our own hearts, we can move into compassion with others.
Aine Divine RSW:
Description: In this talk I want to bring to light the benefits of regular creative play and what happens when we choose to honour this in ourselves and each other.
Irish Poet and philosopher John O'Donohue said that we are born creators not functionaries. When we bring creative play into our everyday lives I believe we open ourselves up to receive fresh ideas and simply experience more joy.
The smallest creative act can significantly lift the spirits and make us feel at one with all of life, in flow and free.
I’m glad of the chance to explore this subject and hope this forum inspires you to clearly recognise and celebrate your own creative flow.
Bio: A celebrated portrait painter, tutor and elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, Aine is an award winning artist who has featured on BBC’s Star Portraits and was a finalist on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2014. She works in a variety of media painting flowers and landscapes as well as portraits.
Bio: Margot Henderson is a Scots -Irish Poet, Storyteller and Community Artist. She is a trained counsellor and integrative arts therapist. Much of her work is site specific, celebrating our connection to community, heritage and the natural world.
Her work takes place in diverse settings ranging from community centres, prisons and homeless shelters, theatres, galleries, to woodlands and wild places.
She was an Artist Educator for the Tate Galleries for many years and Storyteller in Residence for Coral Arts an Environmental Arts Theatre Company. She performs her work regularly in the Universal Hall at Findhorn and at many international festivals and conferences.
She has produced a number of collections of her work. As a skilled group facilitator she leads a range of workshops in creativity and well-being. She has led retreats at various centres such as Shambala, Newbold House and Hawkwood, combining practices in Mindfulness, Nature Connection, Qi Gong, Reflective Writing and Ritual.
She has been a Cultural Creative with the 8 Shields movement for 10 years, staffing on The Art of Mentoring camps.
“As a storyteller, I tell traditional stories from around the world, many from the Celtic tradition and local stories rooted in place as well as creating stories for specific occasions and celebrations. In my telling I combine, movement, music, poetry and song. I also work with story-making and the gathering of local history stories.
Áine Críseá Murphy:
Bio: Áine Críseá Murphy has been working with children and young people with multiple disabilities and vision impairment (MDVI) for many years. She works through drama and mindfulness to create an environment where the children can respond with feeling and find joy in creative adventures. Within the confines of education, Aine works from the soul.
NB: There will be no refund if you cancel your booking.
Cost: By Donation. For a Registration Form:
(for late inquiries on the day, then email, do not phone.
If you book on the day of the event you will be emailed the Zoom sign-in details 1-2 hours before the event).