Healing Herbs Symposium

202330jul2:00pm6:00pmHealing Herbs SymposiumLocal herbs for local people for local healing - learn about holistic health from leading healthcare professionals

Event Details

The Healing Herbs Symposium shares information and practices explored in the Community Gallery exhibition Herbs, Healing and the Natural Environment.

– Explore how we can use plants and nature to heal ourselves
– Understand medicine & history with community practitioners
– Learn more about the plants that grew in Gloucester
– Understand the power of water for our healing

In a panel discussion, learn about holistic health from leading professionals including:

Saskia Marjoram has been working with plants for her whole working life and making and working with flower essences(similar to the Bach Remedies) for the last 20 years. Many of her essences were made in the Stroud Valleys where lived for a large proportion of her life Susan Hepburn runs the Cook Speak Eat project, teaching English and wellbeing through food and cookery. A passionate believer in the power of food as a connector and taking learning out if the classroom, she has seen great success for speakers of other languages using this method and is developing culinary therapy techniques to help with wellbeing for everyone.

Simon Charter has both studied and worked creatively with moving water and the environment for over 30 years. He has collaborated in the fields natural water treatment systems , aesthetic water landscaping with Flowform water sculptures, holistic flow science and the developing understanding of the geometry in natural form. Running short educational workshops in the UK and abroad has become a major area of work . He lives in Chalford with his wife, chickens, a family of dippers, a 2 acre garden and the River Frome.

The audience will be able to engage through a Q&A panel.

Workshops will include:

1. Historic use of herbs in Gloucester – Tir Na Nog Heritage Education
2. Discover how flower essences can help you connect more deeply with nature, and yourself – Saskia Marjoram
3. The Language of Water – Simon Charters

Tickets can be booked at Healing Herbs Symposium – Art Fund

For more information email: museums.education@gloucester.gov.uk

Voices Gloucester is committed to ensuring that the projects and events that we organise and support, contribute to the environmental wellbeing of Gloucester. Where possible please use public transport to attend this event.

By car: Gloucester is situated on the M5, Junction 11 from the north and Junction 12 from the south. Plenty of car parking is available around the city centre, the most nearby being: Ladybellegate Street, NCP Gloucester Blackfriars, Longsmith Street, Southgate Moorings – Gloucester Docks

By train: Gloucester Railway Station is a 10-15 minute walk via Gloucester City Centre or a 7 minute car journey by taxi.

By bus: Gloucester Transport Hub is a 10 minute walk via Gloucester City Centre or a 7 minute car journey by taxi. Local bus links and National Express services run to and from the hub.

By taxi: SabsCars, Royal Cars, Five Star Taxis, Andy Cars

Accessibility: Blackfriars has a small curb at the main entrance but with a temporary ramp available when open to the public. The North Range is an open plan space with two levels. The upper level is accessible by five steps or a platform lift. The East Range has three floors. The ground floor has a wooden ramp built through to each room and also leads to a small courtyard and the upper level of the North Range. The first and second floor can be accessed via a platform lift. The ground floor of the Scriptorium is fully accessible, however, the first floor is accessible by stairs only. A disabled toilet is located on the first floor in the East Range. Outside the main entrance, Ladybellegate Street car park has 7 accessible bays.

Location

Blackfriars Priory

via Sacra, Ladybellegate Street

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Time

July 30, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm(GMT+01:00)

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