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The Challenge of Simplicity

May 22, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - May 25, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

close up of hands playing at piano

A weekend to experience the joy and liberation of mindful music making with Maggie Nicols.

Maggie explains:

My approach is designed to reassure the nervous and challenge complacency.

Many of us have been socialised to believe that the simple is beneath us and that we must strive to be clever and impress, however, simplicity can take us into depths of our personal and collective being that we never imagined possible.

Over the weekend, we will sound out different approaches to free improvisation.

Using a variety of strong, simple starting points which liberate the imagination, we will create a musical weaving of improvising voices and other instruments.

This will enable us to be fully present and practice the freedom that is our birthright.

Improvisation and Daily Life

Improvisation is part of our daily lives. It is a dance of outer influences and inner impulses. When we let ourselves, we can reflect and connect with each new moment and everything that has ever been.

Throughout, there will be opportunities for questions & discussion of the creative process and the social implications of improvisation.

We will practise safe and inspiring ways to explore each new changing moment & draw on the reservoir of all that’s ever been, as we improvise together.


Residential spaces available on a sliding scale of £100-£250

This includes:

Accommodation for three nights (single, double, hostel-style and camping spaces available)

Meals and refreshments

Tuition with Maggie Nicols

Non-residential places available on a sliding scale of £75-£200

This includes:

Meals and refreshments

Tuition with Maggie Nicols

Booking and Schedule

To book a space please contact us using the form or email create.ahh@gmail.com

Details of full schedule will be released in due course.


May 22, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
May 25, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
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Melin Dolwion
Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire SA44 5UY United Kingdom