WORKSHOPS

A DIVERSE AND DYNAMIC WORKSHOP LEADER, ELEANOR BLENDS CREATIVE EXPRESSION WITH RIGOROUS RESEARCH PRACTICE, SACRED RITUAL WITH EMBODIED EXPERIENCE AND STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY FOR PERSONAL AND COLLECTIVE TRANSFORMATION.

 
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WHAT SHE DOES

STORYTELLING AND WORLD FOLKTALE

Eleanor leads work in the art and craft of storytelling, how to access the meaning embedded in ancient folktale and how to craft contemporary and personal responses for powerful telling.

CONNECTION TO NATURE WITH MYTH & RITUAL

CREATIVE PRACTICE

ELEANOR IS A BOTTOMLESS SOURCE OF POSITIVE ENERGY. SHE DOES EXACTLY WHAT AN OLD CHINESE PROVERB SAYS: TEACHERS OPEN THE DOOR, YOU MUST ENTER BY YOURSELF. WE ALL ENTERED THROUGH THE DOOR AND ON THE OTHER SIDE WAS A KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM CENTURIES OLD.
— Workshop Participant

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STORY DREAMING WORKSHOPS

As part of her ongoing research, Eleanor leads workshops on the practice of story as vision quest, stimulating the imagination and the language of symbol to access the collective unconscious, blowing open the imaginative possibilities to roam in lands that run alongside our own. These workshops look at the robust practice of enlivening inspiration while honing sensitivity to our inner landscapes to create shared mythscapes that bind us closer to each other.

DREAMING STORIES FOR THE FIRST TIME WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. SO SIMPLE, SO INTIMATE BUT AT THE SAME TIME COMPLEX. I LOVED IT.
— Workshop Participant

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WHERE SHE DOES IT

Eleanor has led workshops for: The RCA, Theatre Royal Winchester, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Theatre Studio London, 1927, The Heroine Project Presents, the University of Santa Barbara, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Beijing Opera House and for the British Council in Jordan, Spain, Georgia, Israel, Ukraine and China. 

She is an associate trainer at the fabulous Asha Centre, leading courses in diverse educational and creative practice with young people from across the world in partnership with Erasmus + and the Lila Poonawalla Foundation.

She is an assistant facilitator for Dr Kath Burlinson’s ‘Authentic Artist’ workshops and a member of Pathmakers, a training course for creative facilitators run by the Authentic Artist Collective (CIC).

I LEARNED TO RESPECT THE DIVERSITY. TO PERCEIVE THE POSITIVE WAVES AROUND US. TO HONOUR THE ANCESTORS. TO USE CALM, BALANCE AND PATIENCE BEFORE EVERY CHOICE.
— Workshop Participant

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THE SHADOW TRAVELLER WORKSHOPS

Eleanor and Zoie lead workshops in The Shadow Travellers’ unique approach to story creation using improvising techniques to access personal truth and deepen relationship to symbol and metaphor.

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YOU TOOK MY MIND BY THE HAND AND HELPED IT STRETCH ITS LEGS IN IMAGINARY FAR OFF LANDS…. AN EXPERIENCE THAT BOTH EXCITED MY NEGLECTED IMAGINATION AND SOOTHED MY TIRED SOUL. A CURE FOR GROWING UP.
— Lolo Brow, Neo-Burlesque artist & performer

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EDEN’S CAVE WORKSHOPS

Alongside Artistic Director Henry McGrath, Eleanor leads workshops for Eden’s Cave that focus on excavating personal freedom and embodied performance practice.

In association with The Asha Centre, Eleanor and Henry are beginning a 10 month research journey into creative practice to strengthen community systems with the EVS volunteers as The Asha Centre.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.edenscave.org

I RECEIVED A GENTLE, POWERFUL, SURPRISING RECONNECTION WITH THE TRUTH AND POWER OF MY BODY. I HAD SO MUCH FUN.
— EC Workshop Participant

 
I RECEIVED A STRONG EXPERIENTIAL REMINDER THAT A CONNECTION TO INNER TERRITORIES IS AN ESSENTIAL STARTING PLACE TO CREATE SOMETHING OF TRUTH. THANK YOU.
— Workshop Participant
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