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The Challenge of Simplicity – Long Notes


The first ever Challenge of Simplicity weekend ran by Maggie took place at Melin Dolwion at the end of May 2015. One of the first exercises practiced during the weekend was ‘long notes.’ Long notes is one of the core vocal practices we do at the mill. We try to do it every morning for an hour. It involves dwelling within one note, exploring the different tonal qualities and sounds that can be woven from what appears to be a deceptively […]

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Review of Learning, Transforming, Technique


Sharon Winfield from Union Jill wrote this rather splendid review of the Learning, Transforming, Technique weekend which took place early April this year. We hope to run the event again next year. Perhaps this write up will encourage you to come along in 2016… *** The weekend was designed to explore learning techniques and transformational education practices – but was not your average education weekend. We had decided to submit our show as a session not just to contribute to […]

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Changing Room – Oiled and ready for action


In a previous post we gave an update on renovations to the Changing Room. We are delighted to report that the oiling of the floor has now totally finished! The work has been meticulously overseen by Nat, who has done an incredible job. Thank you Nat! She says ‘I can’t wait for people to start using the space.’ We now plan to add new furnishings to the room that will transform cubbies into hostel-style sleeping accommodation for visitors. The Changing Room […]

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