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Emerging from emergency

Hopes, joys, skills, support for life beyond lockdown

Saturday July 17: 2-5pm, Bridport
With Alan Heeks and John Harley

In recent weeks, we’ve had a big loosening of lockdown, with hopefully more to come soon : so how will we use our new freedom? This workshop offers a hopeful, supportive space for us to explore: harvesting what we’ve learned, and forming a vision of the life we’d like now, as individuals and in our community.

Our afternoon will include processes for exploration, sharing time, skills tips, and a simple ritual to help each of us step into the future.

The covid pandemic has probably brought some blessings as well as setbacks for all of us. The outlook ahead is uncertain in many ways, but is also full of opportunity. Right now is a unique chance to learn from lockdown, and grow from it.


Alan Heeks has been helping individuals and communities with resilience and wellbeing for many years. In Bridport, he started the cohousing project, and the Bridport Food Matters initiative on food security.

John Harley is a facilitator, drama therapist and Unitarian minister who is passionate about creative and holistic ways to engage with the climate crisis and the current pandemic.

Venue: The Yellow Room, Chapel in the Garden, East Street, Bridport. This is a large room which we’ll keep well ventilated. We’ll discuss any other covid-related guidelines at the start of the group.

Cost: £10, concessions £8.

Bookings and enquiries: Contact Alan on or 07976 602787.