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Blossom inspired musical workshop with Shunyata Improvisation Group

Join Shunyata Improvisation Group at Gibside for a musical workshop inspired by blossom.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

The musical workshop will explore themes of impermanence, reflecting upon the joy of blooming and its passing and the connections of this natural cycle to musical improvisation.

Participants are welcome to bring any acoustic instruments or to use percussion and selected instruments provided.

Shunyata will create a friendly space in a gazebo in the Walled Garden where people can feel comfortable to try out new approaches while making music together. Everyone is welcome to participate including those with no musical experience.

Participants will be invited to play in several improvisations and be attentive to their interventions, the contributions of others and the ambient sounds of the garden.

Schedule:

10.30am Introductions 11.15am Listening exercises

12noon Creating improvisations together

12.20pm Final discussion

12.30pm Finish

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £7.50
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Only suitable for adults.

Meeting point

The workshop will take place in a gazebo in the Walled Garden at Gibside.

What to bring and wear

Please bear in mind that this workshop takes place outside but undercover. We recommend weather appropriate clothing and shoes.

Accessibility

The Walled Garden is accessible by wheelchair, but the gazebo will be over grass. Gibside shuttle bus may be available on the day, please ask at Visitor Reception. Chairs will be provided.

Other

Please arrive at Visitor Reception at least 15 minutes before the workshop. On arrival you will be asked to present your National Trust membership card or pay for entry if you are not a member. Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.

Contact info

Central Box Office

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