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FORTHCOMING EVENTS 2018

  JUNE Sunday 24th THE POWER OF COMPASSION A performance by the Tashi Lhunpo Monks Chant, mantras, music and dance by Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery: a magical window … Read more

LEADER GRANT AWARDED

Springhead is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a grant under the LEADER funding body. Upon the death of Rosalind Richards – daughter of Rolf Gardiner and life … Read more

NINEBARROW – 12TH AUGUST 2018

NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.  Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two … Read more

FORTHCOMING EVENTS 2018

 

JUNE

Sunday 24th

THE POWER OF COMPASSION

A performance by the Tashi Lhunpo Monks

Chant, mantras, music and dance by Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery: a magical window on to a world of reincarnation and Buddhist mysticism which has inspired audiences in theatres and festivals throughout Europe.

Founded by the first Dalai Lama in 1470, Tashi Lhunpo is one of the most important monasteries in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Re-established in exile in South India, it is one of the major centres of Buddhist learning, best known for its unique tradition of masked dances and sacred music.

From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by ancient Tantric musical instruments including horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums, cymbals, bells and with the shattering sound of the dungchen (long horns), the Monks evoke the atmosphere of sacred Tibet: an experience of an ancient culture accessible to all, with introductory explanations offering additional insight into this endangered world. See the monks in the stunning setting of Springhead Gardens as they tour with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

‘…a psychedelic whirl of chanting, dancing, drums, cymbals…’ The Times

Gardens open from 6:15pm for picnics. Bar Available. Bring a chair/cushion and torch and wrap up warm

Tickets £10, £7 u18s and friends, £28 family

Movement and Mudra Workshop

In an interactive pre-show workshop, the Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo introduce details of the unique costumes worn in the dances of the Gutor Festival at Tibetan New Year, and invite you to learn a few of the steps.  A demonstration and explanation of Taksel, the art of dialectical debate and teaching some of the intricate mudras (hand gestures) from Tantric prayer give an insight into Buddhist monastic life.

4:30pm-6pm. Places limited – £5 per person. Booking essential

Tickets can be booked on line at www.artsreach.co.uk or contact Springhead on 01747 811853 or email info@springheadtrust.org.uk.

AUGUST

Thursday 3rd

THE CHERRY ORCHARD presented by MIRACLE THEATRE in collaboration with Artsreach – For information check The Cherry Orchard post under Newsflash

Sunday 12th

NINEBARROW – For information check Ninebarrow post under Newsflash