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GONG BATH with Candida Valentino

Friday 18th May 2018 7:30 – 9pm

The Sonic Retreat Centre, Frome, BA11 3NG £15 advance booking onlyMichael Ormiston & Candida Valentino are one of the UK's most experienced gong & sacred sound practitioners, leading gong baths, sound journeys and sonic meditations for the past 25 years.
Limited to 8 Places. Bring cushions and blankets to make yourself comfortable.

Contact candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 01373474368 07837074505

KIRTAN with Candida Valentino & Michael Ormiston

7:30 – 9pm Wednesday 6th June 2018

The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG Cost £5 Limited places booking essential

For details & booking Contact candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837074505 01373474368

https://www.facebook.com/events/589793408031223/


GONG BATH with Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

7:30 – 9pm Friday 8th June 2018

The HubNub Centre, Whittox Lane, BA11 3BY Frome, Somerset Cost £15 in advance £20 on the day. Limited places

booking Contact candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837074505 01373 474368

Please bring water, Blankets, Pillow & Yoga Mat


Roots & Branches Festival 2018

15th to 17th June 2018

Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre Ringsfield Hall, Ringsfield, NR34 8JR Beccles, Suffolk

A hand-craf‍‍‍ted mini-festival to inspire community building activism from the grass roots.

Michael & Candida will teach overtone singing and create an overtone choir during the weekend details https://www.facebook.com/events/1920585538255390/


MONGOLIAN OVERTONE SINGING EVENING CLASSES with Michael Ormiston

Monday 25th - Friday 29th June, 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm 2018

SOAS Summer School at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG For more info and booking musicevents@soas.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4500 and visit

https://store.soas.ac.uk/product-catalogue/short-courses/music-courses/mongolian-overtone-singing-khoomi-monday-25th-friday-29th-june-2018


These 6 Evening Classes are a rare opportunity to learn an authentic traditional Mongolian technique.

Khöömii is an amazing style of overtone or harmonic singing where one person sings two or more distinct pitches at the same time.

Open to anyone who wishes to explore the harmonic nature of their voice.

Listen to your own overtones as you discover the unknown depths and heights of your voice through these enchanting sounds.

Michael is the UK's most experienced Khöömii singer and teacher Blessed to pass on the tradition by master singers Tserendaava & Gereltsogt Course Fee: £115 (Concessions £95)

KIRTAN with Candida Valentino & Michael Ormiston

7:30 – 9pm Wednesday 4th July 2018

The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG Cost £5 Limited places booking essential

For details & booking Contact candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837074505 01373474368

https://www.facebook.com/events/589793408031223/?event_time_id=589793421364555


YOGA & QIGONG Workshop with Candida Valentino

Saturday 7th July at 9:30–12:30pm

Great Gaddesden Parish Hall Dagnall Road, HP1 3BW Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

£30 per person and must be paid in advance by calling Nutmeg Spa on 01442 234681.email Victoria at spa@nutmegspa.co.uk

Details https://www.facebook.com/events/347065452453799/?active_tab=about


SYMPHONIC GONG Workshop Candida & Michael

Saturday 7th July at 13:30–16:30pm

Great Gaddesden Parish Hall Dagnall Road, HP1 3BW Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Limited to 8 people.

£45 per person and must be paid in advance by calling Nutmeg Spa on 01442 234681.email Victoria at spa@nutmegspa.co.uk

An experiental journey through the sounds of the gongs, an introduction to their history and use in meditation/relaxation and deep listening practices. Details https://www.facebook.com/events/280027155866991/


OVERTONE SINGING Workshop Michael & Candida

Sunday 8th July at 10:00–13:00pm

Nutmeg Spa 81 High Street, HP1 3AH Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

£35 per person and must be paid in advance by calling Nutmeg Spa on 01442 234681.email Victoria at spa@nutmegspa.co.uk

Learn an authentic traditional Mongolian technique
Listen to your own overtones as you discover the unknown depths and heights of your own voice.
The workshop is open to anyone who wishes to explore the harmonic nature of their voice.

Details https://www.facebook.com/events/587524008250383/



DHARMA FESTIVAL, GAUNTS HOUSE, DORSET JULY 11-15TH 2018


VERY EARLY BIRD BOOKING NOW OPEN

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dharma-festival-tickets-42744352509


TASHI LHUNPO MONKS - MASKED DANCE - RITUAL INSTRUMENTS & CHANT - TIBETAN SAND MANDALA


TENZIN DECHEN ROCHARD -BUDDHIST TEACHINGS, TASHI MANNOX - TIBETAN CALLIGRAPHY,


SIKA DEER , NIGEL SHAW & CAROLYN HILLYER - SACRED WILD MUSIC


MICHAEL ORMISTON & CANDIDA VALENTINO, MONGOLIAN KHOOMII OVERTONE SINGING,


ANUSHA SUBRAMANYAM - SOUTH INDIAN DANCE, OLU TAIWO - ANIMAL SPIRIT DANCING,


DRUMMING, SINGING BOWLS,  GONG BATHS, ARTIST'S WORKSHOPS, YOGA AND MORE!


The second Dharma Festival at Gaunts House, following on from the successful event in 2015, offers a range of fascinating performances, workshops and exhibitions with an opportunity to relax in the peaceful environment of the garden and park in the middle of the Dorset countryside. Arrive on Wednesday 11th July and set up your tent in the glorious grounds of Gaunts House.

The MONKS FROM TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY will be starting the construction of a Sand Mandala in the Tantric tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and there will be an opportunity to watch the opening ceremony.  for more details please visit

 http://www.tashi-lhunpo.org.uk/tours/2018-dharma-festival-at-gaunts


Michael at COLOURSCAPE 2018

May 20th Colourscape at Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham Symphony of the Senses
May 29th to June 1st Waddesdon Colourscape Festival free-flowing performances and workshops for families.

Fantastic for all ages from babies through to 100 year-olds
Saturday June 23
rd Colourscape at Sevenoaks Festival; with Simon Desorgher
Saturday/Sunday July 21/22
nd Corby Colourscape Festival; July 21st Symphony of the Senses. Sunday July 22nd with David Stephens
August 20th to 24th Bath Colourscape Festival; free-flowing performances and workshops for families. Fantastic for all ages from

babies through to 100 year-olds

More information http://www.eyemusic.org.uk/whatsonevents/whatson.php


INTO THE WILD SUMMER FESTIVAL

Summer Festival August 24 - 27th 2018 Wilderness Farm. Near Hever Castle. Kent/Sussex border. TN87LP

Michael and Candida will be performing with the Tashi Lhunpo Monks and running workshops

visit https://www.intothewildgathering.com/summer-festival-in2wild


The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust and The Green Room present:

Tibet And Mongolia:

Music And Sacred Dance From The Roof Of The World

Thursday, 13th September 2018 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm £15

The Cheese & Grain, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE


“…a window of time onto a magical universe of reincarnation and release…” (The Independent)


With  Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

and Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino.


For booking & more information

http://www.cheeseandgrain.com/event/tibet-and-mongolia-music-and-sacred-dance-from-the-roof-of-the-world/






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