We are so excited to let you know that we have just secured a workshop space at Belgrave Hall in Leicester! For those of you that live in or around Leicester, we are sure you will know how fantastic the gardens at Belgrave Hall are, and we can’t wait to get out there and start to use them to help improve people’s wellbeing.
We will still be out and about delivering services, as this is an integral part of what we do to help make the outdoors more accessible to people, but having this space means that we will be able to reach new communities, and offer more public workshops and events.
As we are a Community Interest Company, funds are always tight, so we are asking for a bit of help with this one! We’ve set up a Gofundme page to help raise some funds towards the cost of the workshop space, and would be really grateful if you could spread the word or donate if you can.
Our first retreat of the year promises to be a beautifully relaxing and energising Sunday afternoon.
We are so pleased to be joined by Freya again, to lead us through a nourishing yoga practice. Freya’s yoga is just delicious, and is sure to leave you feeling nurtured and restored.
There will also be an array of nature connection invitations and crafts, spaces to be quiet and still, and food and drinks from the fire. We aim to offer you the time, space and opportunity to fill your cup, soul and tummy full of good stuff.
Get in touch if you’d like to join us, we would love to see you there.
One of the first sessions we ever ran as Peace of Green (or PoG, as we affectionately call our little venture!), was a kind of grown up’s playtime, especially for people working in therapeutic or creative industries. We did this because we felt that people who spend most of their time looking after other people, or working to make people feel better, could probably do with a bit of their own medicine. Coming out of the pandemic, this felt especially important and timely
And so Creatives Playtime was born…
A few hours every couple of months for people to do as little or as much as they want. To just sit, be, play, chat, make or create in the woods. To be looked after instead of looking after for a short time. To breathe.
We loved it, and the people who came told us that they did too. We ran the sessions on donations, so money wasn’t a barrier and so that we felt that we were doing something to give back to those that give so much to others.
Last year we struggled to find time and space to fit many playtimes in, but it was still in our hearts and always on the list.
And so we are especially pleased to say that we are planning our first Playtime of 2023 on Saturday 18th February, 1.00 – 3.00 p.m, at our Nanpantan site. We are so looking forward to creating a special time and space for you, and hope that you’ll be able to join us.
Get in touch if you’d like any more information, or to book your spot, and we hope to see you soon x
We hosted our first Family Forest School session in January, it was a great success despite being very cold! We’ll be holding these sessions on the third Saturday morning of every month, at our Nanpantan site. Sessions run from 9.30 – 12.00, which gives you plenty of time to relax in a hammock, learn some new skills, make a den and cook a snack on the fire.
Until April, you can book your first session HALF PRICE, at just £5.75 per person, with under three’s FREE. As always, all profits go back into the pot to support our work with vulnerable groups of people. As the cost of living crisis starts to hit home for people, your support really does make a difference to us and to the people we work with.
Our next session is on Saturday 18th February, get in touch if you’d like more details or to book.
Peace of Green are currently applying for funding for an exciting new project for next year. The funding will allow us to run two outdoor wellbeing groups, for two years, for people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, or who are feeling isolated or lonely. It would really help us out to hear your opinions and feedback on our project proposals so that we can see if we are on the right track with our ideas. You can do this by completing our very quick survey at the link below. We appreciate your time and effort.
In 2022 we will be hosting four seasonal quiet outdoor retreats, alternating between two locations. Each retreat is three hours long, giving you plenty of time to relax, connect with the nature around you, and take part in any of the gentle activities on offer such as rock painting or creating a poem. Unlimited refreshments, and a vegan campfire lunch, are also included in the price of £15.
Spring: Saturday 2nd April: Nanpantan
Summer: Saturday 2nd July: Thurmaston
Autumn: Saturday 1st October: Nanpantan
Winter: Saturday 10th December: Thurmaston
All retreats run from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
To book contact us through social media, email or simply give us a ring!
Funded by The Shires Community Grants, and Peace of Green, we are excited to be able to offer this FREE group to County and City residents who are struggling with their mental health or wellbeing. The group starts on Monday 25th April, 12.00 – 2.00pm, and runs for eleven weeks at our Thurmaston site. We will be using our TOCI programme to offer a wide variety of activities and experiences, and will be welcoming visiting local artists who will deliver short workshops demonstrating their skills and techniques. All activities are optional and you will have plenty of time to relax and sit around the camp fire if you would like to.
Bus fares can be reimbursed for participants on low incomes. To book contact us through social media, email or simply give us a ring!