Of Ash and Seed – theory into practice

The Silent Eye

For an event that lasts for one whole and two half days, ‘Of Ash and Seed’ has taken a lot of preparation!

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The issue is not that it is more complex than previous workshops, it’s simply that doing such a weekend in the depths of December is a challenge in itself. The first consideration is the length–or rather, shortness–of the day. Over the years we’ve learned that the ‘working day’ for these Winter pre-solstice  weekends begins at ten in the morning and ends at four in the afternoon. That’s not a lot of time….

The second is the weather – December can be very unkind.

Fortunately, Anglesey is sufficiently compact and rich in ancient sites to be able to accommodate this kind of event. The guide books suggest that the island can be split into three ‘tours’. We’ve opted to convert this into two events – one this year and…

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