Great things to do this autumn…

Summer holidays are over and its time to look forward to what the rest of the year has to offer.  Here are a few events that you might enjoy:

Patrick Andrews and Friends

Dialogue – the art of thinking and being together. 10th September 7 pm to 8.30 pm, Royal Festival Hall. This free event is an opportunity to explore dialogue, a mode of being that allows us to connect with others in a deeper way. We meet on the 5th floor in the north-west corner. Just show up. “There is no more important art for humans to master than that of dialogue.” William Ury.

Exploring Collective Story – one day workshop at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation on Saturday 19th October. Our individual stories are all strands in the collective web – collective stories both shape us as we in turn shape them. This one-day workshop will explore some of the collective stories that have shaped our lives and identities – both those that we are comfortable with and also some of the ‘shadow’ stories where pain lies but wherein deep potential for the growth of compassionate community lies. We will also explore choice and collective story – how we can choose to view the narratives of our lives and the times we live in from many perspectives – and through this become more of an actor rather than a spectator in the collective stories of our times. It is for all interested in narrative, story, identity and peace and reconciliation in our times. For more info and to book go to:

Mastery in Sustainability– central London – starting 17th September – a six month programme integrating leadership development work, action learning and spiritual and other practices. Mastery in Sustainability is a journey of inner and outer enquiry designed for those who wish to be more powerful and effective in contributing to the shift to a more balanced and sustainable world. It is based on the belief that the most powerful ideas, visions and journeys these days are formed, nurtured and manifested in community. In a fellowship of kindred souls we can be ourselves, in all our vulnerability and beauty, which frees us up to take on any challenge with a full heart.  ”Let me not pray to be sheltered from changes but to be fearless in facing them.” Rabindranath Tagore

Life-enhancing Leadership – How to inspire commitment and shared responsibility in the places we live and work. Tuesday 22nd October 6pm to 9pm. Led by Esther Ridsdale and Patrick Andrews. This is an introduction to a body of work, including architecture, human systems dynamics and flow, that examines the conditions where people naturally connect with what’s important in their work and life.  We will explore how to create these conditions and to inspire personal resourcefulness, shares responsibility and co-creation in our workplaces and communities.

And of course, coming up we also have:

6heads Autumn Walk

Sunday October 13th – Harvest Hike: Explore the autumnal woodland and hidden valleys of the North Downs with experts in sustainable food and farming, ending with a wine tasting in an English vineyard. More details to follow.


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