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Qawmien Workshop – Flowers and herbs in beauty, relaxation and revitalization of the self, the other and relationships

Workshop Qawmien - Blog ImageThe image of the tree has come to symbolise life across many cultures. It draws attention to the need for our connection to the earth in order to be able to grow outwards and upwards towards people and elements in our environment. Our holistic well being depends on our being rooted to earth and connected with ourselves and others.

This workshop will invite participants to experience multi-sensory stimuli. Through this experience they will be invited to reflect upon the way in which a sensorial connection with the environment can inspire connection with their selves and others. They will have the space to share their feelings and thoughts about how their energy can be shifted, and their wellbeing altered through these connections. 

By Lou Ghirlando; Workshop Qawmien facilitator

 

Workshop Invitation

What if we met to exchange our stories, be they personal, ethnic, cultural, spiritual or traditional, on the use of herbs and flowers?

We, at the Proġett Ħwawar u Fjuri, want to invite you just for that! Join us at our fifth workshop, Qawmien, where we will meet together to exchange our stories on Saturday 26th of July between 9:00a.m. and 12:00a.m., at the Carmelite’s Priory in Mdina.

The workshop will be facilitated by Ms. Lou Ghirlando.

How to Participate?

If you wish to take part in the workshops, please send us a 100-200 word letter of motivation by Friday 19th of July on hwawar.fjuri@gmail.com. Selected participants have to prepare a couple of stories to share during the workshop, after which each participants will be given 20€ as a sign of gratuity for participating and sharing their stories with us.

Workshop Information

The workshop, which is restricted to around 8 participants, will be facilitated to invite participants into sharing their stories of flowers and the use of herbs on the theme of the workshop. After the workshop, the stories shared will be used by the facilitator to compile a general narrative, whilst respecting everyone’s anonymity. The narratives and photography of the workshops will be reproduced at the Carmelite Priory in Mdina during the closing photographic exhibition of the project. The workshops will therefore be attended by a professional photographer, who will take pictures of the workshop, unless advised otherwise by the participants. In the compilation of narratives, the anonymity of each participant will be ensured.

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Demgħa Workshop – Flowers and herbs in funerals & other losses

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 To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

William Blake.

A short extract from one of my favourite poems, Auguries of Innocence, is made up of a series of paradoxes, where all that is good and beautiful in the world is contrasted with that which is not.
“Heaven in a wild flower”; I love that line. For me a flower captures all that is beautiful and alive! How very paradoxical then, that I also associate flowers with death. I’m not alone in this.
Do we refer to flowers in death as a mark of etiquette, a bunch of flowers to show respect? Do we say it in flowers in our darkest moments – when words fail? Do flowers capture the beauty and fragility of life? Is it spiritual? How is it for you? I’ll share my story, are you ready to share yours…?

By Dr. Maria Pisani, Demgħa Workshop facilitator

Workshop Invitation

What if we met to exchange our stories, be they personal, ethnic, cultural, spiritual or traditional, on the use of herbs and flowers?

We, at the Proġett Ħwawar u Fjuri, want to invite you just for that! Join us at our fourth workshop, Demgħa, where we will meet together to exchange our stories on Saturday 21st of June between 9:00a.m. and 12:00a.m., at the Carmelite’s Priory in Mdina.

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Maria Pisani.

How to Participate?

If you wish to take part in the workshops, please send us a 100-200 word letter of motivation by Friday 13th of June on hwawar.fjuri@gmail.com. Selected participants have to prepare a couple of stories to share during the workshop, after which each participants will be given 20€ as a sign of gratuity for participating and sharing their stories with us.

Workshop Information

The workshop, which is restricted to around 8 participants, will be facilitated to invite participants into sharing their stories of flowers and the use of herbs on the theme of the workshop. After the workshop, the stories shared will be used by the facilitator to compile a general narrative, whilst respecting everyone’s anonymity. The narratives and photography of the workshops will be reproduced at the Carmelite Priory in Mdina during the closing photographic exhibition of the project. The workshops will therefore be attended by a professional photographer, who will take pictures of the workshop, unless advised otherwise by the participants. In the compilation of narratives, the anonymity of each participant will be ensured.

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Namur Workshop – Flowers and herbs in love affairs, courtship & marriage

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 As the honeybee
Drifts from flower to flower
Another joins it,

Jeanine Dejesus

Can you learn about a culture through love and flowers? The love for flowers? The flowers as an expression of love? What flower comes to your mind when you feel love? Do you use flowers for ceremonies and rituals? How do they convey love? Do you have a story to narrate how you used flowers to express your love to someone?
Do you use herbs to put you in the mood to open your heart for love? What herbs do you use as aphrodisiacs and in love potions? In ceremonies and rituals to convey love?
Come and share your story or the story of your family and culture as related to flowers, herbs and love.

By Censu Caruana, Workshop Namur facilitator

Workshop Invitation

What if we met to exchange our stories, be they personal, ethnic, cultural, spiritual or traditional, on the use of herbs and flowers?

We, at the Proġett Ħwawar u Fjuri, want to invite you just for that! Join us at our third workshop, Namur, where we will meet together to exchange our stories on Saturday 10th of May between 9:00a.m. and 12:00a.m., at the Carmelite’s Priory in Mdina.

The workshop will be facilitated by Censu Caruana.

How to Participate?

If you wish to take part in the workshops, please send us a 100-200 word letter of motivation by Friday 2nd of May on hwawar.fjuri@gmail.com. Selected participants have to prepare a couple of stories to share during the workshop, after which each participants will be given 20€ as a sign of gratuity for participating and sharing their stories with us.

Workshop Information

The workshop, which is restricted to around 8 participants, will be facilitated to invite participants into sharing their stories of flowers and the use of herbs on the theme of the workshop. After the workshop, the stories shared will be used by the facilitator to compile a general narrative, whilst respecting everyone’s anonymity. The narratives and photography of the workshops will be reproduced at the Carmelite Priory in Mdina during the closing photographic exhibition of the project. The workshops will therefore be attended by a professional photographer, who will take pictures of the workshop, unless advised otherwise by the participants. In the compilation of narratives, the anonymity of each participant will be ensured.

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Talba Workshop – Flowers and herbs in religious rituals and worship

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All religions and belief systems make use of flowers, herbs and spices to enhance the spiritual experience of the faithful inasmuch as these elements appeal to the senses and give a heightened sense of beauty, harmony and well being. Through the use of particular flowers, herbs and spices chosen for specific festivals, religious people sensually and physically absorb the spiritual significance of the mystery being celebrated through cultic forms of rituals. Cult in turn generates culture. Thus one can find that the use of these same elements is not restricted to the cultic setting. Parameters are extended into daily life, such as in the preparation of food, and in other areas. The workshop aims at looking at particular flowers, spices and herbs used in particular cultic and cultural traditions. 

By Fr. Glen Attard and Fr. Charlo Camilleri, Workshop Talba facilitators

Workshop Invitation

What if we even met eachother to exchange these stories, be they personal, ethnic, cultural, spiritual or traditional, on the use of herbs and flowers?

We, at the Proġett Ħwawar u Fjuri, want to invite you just for that! Join us at our second workshop, Talba, where we will meet together to exchange our stories on Saturday 5th of April between 9:00a.m. and 12:00a.m., at the Carmelite’s Priory in Mdina.

The workshop will be facilitated by Fr. Glen Attard and Fr. Charlo Camilleri.

How to Participate?

If you wish to take part in the workshops, please send us a 100-200 word letter of motivation by Friday 28th of March on hwawar.fjuri@gmail.com. Selected participants have to prepare a couple of stories to share during the workshop, after which each participants will be given 20€ as a sign of gratuity for participating and sharing their stories with us. Should you wish to apply, but not want to be photographed, please feel free to contact us to make the necessary arraignments.

Workshop Information

The workshop, which is restricted to around 8 participants, will be facilitated to invite participants into sharing their stories of flowers and the use of herbs on the theme of the workshop. After the workshop, the stories shared will be used by the facilitator to compile a general narrative, whilst respecting everyone’s anonymity . The narratives and photography of the workshops will be reproduced at the Carmelite Priory in Mdina during the closing photographic exhibition of the project. The workshops will therefore be attended by a professional photographer, who will take pictures of the workshop, unless advised otherwise by the participants. In the compilation of narratives, the anonymity of each participant will be ensured.

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L-Ikla Workshop – Flowers & herbs in food and kitchens

when honey bees dance
waggling provocative tail…
queen bee smiles sweetly

 John Freeman

Flowers have been associated with food for centuries with different cultures, such as the Greeks, Chinese and Romans, incorporating flowers in their traditional recipes. Herbs of course give that added flavour and spark to food.

Which flowers do you incorporate into your traditional dishes? Which “secret” herbs do you incorporate in your liqueur, tea and/or Syrup? Do you have a recipe involving flowers to share? How are flowers and herbs incorporated to add health and vitality into your food?

How do you dry and store edible flowers or herbs? How do you candy flowers? Do you have a story to tell about bees, flowers and honey? Come and share your culture and family’s stories relating to flowers, herbs and food.

Censu Caruana and Simona Lippi.

Workshop Invitation

What if we even met eachother to exchange these stories, be they personal, ethnic, cultural, spiritual or traditional, on the use of herbs and flowers?

We, at the Proġett Ħwawar u Fjuri, want to invite you just for that! Join us at our first workshop, L-Ikla, where we will exchange our stories on Saturday 1st of March between 9:00a.m. and 12:00a.m., at the Carmelite’s Priory in Mdina.

The workshop will be facilitated by Censu Caruana and Simona Lippi.

How to Participate?

If you wish to take part in the workshops, please send us a letter of motivation on hwawar.fjuri@gmail.com by Monday 24th of February. All accepted participants will be given a gratuity after the workshop for participating and sharing their stories with us. Should you wish to apply, but not want to be photographed, please feel free to contact us to make the necessary arraignments.

Workshop Information

The workshop, which is restricted to around 8 participants, will be facilitated to invite participants into sharing their stories of flowers and the use of herbs on the theme of the workshop. After the workshop, the stories shared will be used by the facilitator to compile a general narrative, whilst respecting everyone’s anonymity . The narratives and photography of the workshops will be reproduced at the Carmelite Priory in Mdina during the closing photographic exhibition of the project. The workshops will be attended by a professional photographer, who will take pictures of the workshop, unless advised otherwise by the participants. In the compilation of narratives, the anonymity of each participant will be ensured.

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