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Workshop/Course, from 29 Jun 2017, free entry

Dove Cottage Garden

Dove Cottage Garden

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    In ancient Chinese tradition practices such as Taiji (movement) & Qigong (breath) were developed to bring human beings into accord with nature, fostering a sense of inner integrity, or what can be recognised as the ‘inner happiness’ described by Wordsworth. These meditative arts are also believed to engender ’the valley spirit’, a state of spontaneous creativity which has been sought and venerated by Chinese artists, calligraphers and writers for centuries.

    Eileen Pun, a Lake District poet and martial artist (pictured), will lead a series of five sessions exploring these practices this summer:

    1st June - The water tortoise and creative flow

    15th June - Floating wooden dragons: mind & direction

    29th June - Your fire breathing crane: passion & balance

    13th July - Crouching tiger, earthly strength

    27th July - Forging metal snakes: flexible precision

    Participants will be lead through simple physical and breathing exercises in order to develop mind-body coordination and overall wellness. Each session will also include reflective, creative journalling and complimentary tea, with a special opportunity to sample a different Chinese tea each time. The relaxed and informal sessions are designed as a series, but each stands alone

    You are advised to wear loose fitting clothes with sufficient layers for the outdoors and comfortable lightweight shoes such as trainers. No experience necessary, suitable for adults of any age. Advanced bookings preferred, drop-ins welcome.

    Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

    Children welcomeDisabled access

    Full disabled access is available to the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery. As Dove Cottage is an historic building, we have been unable to make provision for disabled access. However most wheelchairs will find the ground floor accessible and there is a virtual tour of the cottage available at the information point in the Wordsworth Museum.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Thu 29 Jun 2017 15:00 to 16:30
    Thu 13 Jul 2017 15:00 to 16:30
    Thu 27 Jul 2017 15:00 to 16:30

    Prices

    Free entry

    Donations

    Contact

    The Wordsworth Trust

    015394 35544

    Address

    Town End,
    Grasmere,
    Cumbria,
    LA22 9SH

    Directions

    By Bus: Hop on the regular 599 open top service from Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside. Sit back, relax and admire the stunning views across the Lakes. The 555 also runs regularly between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops just across the Road from Dove Cottage.

    By bike: There are cycle parking stands near the attraction's restaurant.

    On Foot: There is an easy and safe two-minute walking route from Grasmere to Dove Cottage along Stock Lane. There is also a lakeside path or the Coffin Trail Bridleway which links Grasmere to Rydal near Ambleside. Both are fairly easy-going routes with great views.

    By Car: Leave the M6 at jct 36, follow signs for Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside. Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery is located on the A591, the main Kendal to Keswick road through the Lake District, just South of the Grasmere mini roundabout.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Windermere station

    Facilities

    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access

    Full disabled access is available to the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery. As Dove Cottage is an historic building, we have been unable to make provision for disabled access. However most wheelchairs will find the ground floor accessible and there is a virtual tour of the cottage available at the information point in the Wordsworth Museum.

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