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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Our Springtime workshops in the mountains of La Sibilla

   Imagine your creativity
Creativity Workshops in the Magical Mountains of La Sibilla

                                Painting, Photography. Poetry.

Our workshops this Spring in Italy are centred at Cittadella, a wonderful Agriturism high up in the Sibillini mountain range in the Province of Le Marche Italy, just below the ancient volcano of Monte Vettore. 

It is a very special place where mother nature still rules supreme, a place indeed where succesful re-wilding programmes are in action to restore the original population of wolves, bear and many other species of both fauna and flora.
Our workshops invite our guests to re-wild themselves, which simply means returning for a while to your childlike innocent playful self and through painting, poetry, photography, to deepen your commitment to live more creative and fulfilling lives.

We talk about the realm of creativity being like a distant roar of the wind which, if we give our attention to it, gets closer and closer until it absorbs us and we are taken on a flight like autumn leaves in an October storm.  And we are necessary in this dance. We make manifest these whispers, these messages, sent to us sometimes in the roaring wind and sometimes in the gentle sound of a babbling steam, or the echoing cry of a circling falcon.
By being awake and fully attentive to these wonders, we are compelled to make images, write poetry, stories, music. as out gift back to this source, whatever it might be, wherever in comes from.

The beautiful centre at Cittadella in its panoramic landscape, will help people reconnect with their natural selves, taking a break from their normal life and environment and allowing their innate creativity to flow.
And when it's time to leave, you leave with your creations, happy, relaxed, in tune with nature and your rediscovered natural self.

Here are the dates and titles. Simply click on the links in blue below to learn more about these fascinating weekends in the Magical mountains of La Sibilla. Good company, authentic Italian food, spectacular scenery.

Wild Photography in the Sibillini Mountains in Italy:
May 31 to June 4, 2018
With Michael Eldridge and Natasha Lythgoe

The Tango of Creativity
Cost E175 plus accom
With Michael Eldridge

Re-wilding the Self – via painting, sketching, poetry,17th to 21st May 2018 Cost E175 plus accom
With Michael Eldridge

Re-wilding the Self. June 8 to 12
With Michael Eldridge and Peter Moolan-Feroze

Read what the Guardian says about Cittadella

Very best wishes for 2018, may it be a creative one for you!

Friday, January 12, 2018

La magica della Sibilla; Cittadella, Maggio 2018

Quindi cosa succede su tra le nuvole di Cittadella?
Lo spazio intorno a noi si estende e ci troviamo assimilati da uno spazio più grande dove l’incantevole regno della creatività ci sussurra (e a volte ci urla) attraverso la musica, la poesia e la pittura. E’ là che ci aspetta e vuol essere ascoltata per dare alla nostra mente e alle nostre mani la libertà di esprimersi e di mostrarsi. In breve, per superare ciò di cui credevamo di essere capaci di fare.
Disegnare, pitturare, poesia, fotografia naturalistica, Ci Kung Tai Chi.
Tutto nella meravigliosa terra di Cittadella.
Autentica cucina italiana, una bellissima piscina, cavalli da cavalcare e sentieri di montagna dove avventurarsi.
Una terra immersa in mitologie e leggende, una terra in cui furono combattute esoteriche battaglie tra cristianesimo e paganesimo che tutt’oggi continuano ad echeggiare.
E’ qui, sotto al Monte Vettore, dove l’imperatore Ponzio Pilato fu decapitato e gettato nel lago che oggi porta il suo nome.
Una terra di magia e stregoneria.
Della vecchia religione della natura in cui Madre natura regna tutt’ora.

Nel cuore della natura dove possiamo ritrovare il nostro cuore e la nostra creatività innata

In Inglese/Italiano

Volete sapere di più?

Clicca qui  per il programma 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

Workshops in the Sky

Cittadella is our home in Springtime.
1000 metres up in the sky beneath the ancient volcano of Monte Vettore in the very heart of wild nature, a land of mountain eagles,wolves and bear. And it is here that we enter another space in our lives, escaping from the prison of conformity in which modern life is cocooning us, and allowing mother nature herself to open us to our birth right, to the wonder of creativity; that powerful instinct which is simply waiting to be re-awakened withn us.

So what happens up in the sky at Cittadella?
The space around us expands and we become absorbed into that greater space where the realm of creativity whispers (and sometimes shouts) with music, poetry and painting, just waiting for us to listen to, and give our hands and minds to the freedom to express and make manifest. In short, to create beyond ourselves.
Sketching, Painting, Poetry, Wild Photography, Ci Kung Tai Chi.
In the wonderland of Cittadella
Authentic Italian cuisine, beautiful pool, horses to ride, mountain paths to get lost in.

Citta della Sibilla, the land of La Sibilla, the seer of Rome
A land steeped in Myth and Legend, a land where esoteric battles were fought between Christianity and Paganism and where echoes of these struggles exist even today.
Where beneath Monte Vettore, Pontius Pilate was beheaded and his body thrown into the Lake which now bears his name.
A land of Magic and Witchcraft.
Of the Old Nature religion, where Mother Nature still reigns supreme.
In the veritable heart of nature, where we re-discover our own hearts and our own innate creative nature

Want to know more?

Click for dates and contact

And read what the Guardian says about Cittadella