September Newsletter

  • Fri. 21st CultureNight Klinkerdin!
  • Beachcomb on Saturday 15th
  • Wed 12th – Members Get-Together/Pot Luck 7.30pm
  • Sat 29th – Market and Active Membership Day 1 pm – 4 pm.

Dear Common Ground Members,

So the autumn is truly upon us and it feels like it’s time to get things done! Why not start a yoga class or a get involved in some of our many activities and groups or why not start your own project!

We have a good bit happening this month most especially our Culture night event which will be an evening of information and entertainment and should give you a chance not only to get to know more about Common Ground but also rub shoulders with other members and see what they’ve been up to.

We also have an Active Membership day on our market day on Saturday 29th. This is to help members get a foothold in the common ground network and to both avail of its many opportunities but also to give back to the community in ways that may not always be obvious. We’ll be sending out more information on this soon.

Hope you all have a great month and look forward to seeing you soon!

All the best!

Jay Roche – on behalf of the Common Ground Committee

For more information on other events at Common ground see below…

For our calendar please click the image below!

The following are some highlights from the September Calendar:

For contacts for any of the Classes/Events check the calendar link or go to this page on our website or our members Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/418425951622040/

Alternatively please email us if you need more information.

MONTHLY CLASSES/EVENTS

!!!! This month’s Beach Sweep is taking place on September the 15th (not on the usual first Saturday) !!!

!!!The Women’s Group is back on Friday 7th September at 7.30pm. We will join together in a circle and start with brief introductions, followed by a short silent meditation. This will lead us into the sharing time. We are each welcome to have 5 to 10 min to speak or spend how we choose while the rest of the group listens without responding. The listeners are there to hold a supportive and non-judgemental space. We don’t try to fix or interrupt or make interpretations. It is a safe space to explore ourselves, our dreams, fears, questions, songs….. whatever we choose to bring. This will be a one-off event but will possibly become a monthly group. Contact Wendy with any questions:  wendystephensart@gmail.com

Sat 8th & 15th Charity Yoga Classes with Rob, 12pm – Donations for this class go to the Earth Child Project where Rob will be volunteering for three months next year http://earthchildproject.org/

Sat 29th , Market day, 1-4pm (Basic Income Ireland will hold an information stall)  also – COMMON GROUND ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP – information and discussion around getting involved in Common Ground with feedback and input greatly welcome! COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY EVENT

Friday 7th The Common Ground Women’s group returns, 7.30pm one off for now, but may become monthly (see above) COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY EVENT

Sat 15th Beachcomb on World clean up day to mark world cleanup day, 10am meet at the Bray Head end of the beach on the beach https://www.facebook.com/groups/1886400811372797/about/ COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY EVENT

Wed 12th, Members Social, Pot luck – bring a vegetarian dish to share, 7.30pm COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY EVENT

!!!Friday 21st CULTURE NIGHT – KLINKERDIN and Open Night – COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY EVENT

Join us on Culture Night for an open evening to learn about the events, classes and activities available for members; and then stay to enjoy an eclectic mix of music, film, dance, comedy and visual art at the Klinkerdin live performance and workshop session we’re holding in our upstairs studio, 6-10pm https://culturenight.ie/event/common-ground/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/482338878639160/

NEW !!! Friday 28th, NEW monthly Community Drum Circle with Sinead O’Brien, 8-10pm (see doc in other forwarded email)

Sat 29th – Market & Active membership day, 1-4pm  (more info here) COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY EVENT

OTHER INDEPENDENT EVENTS – 

Sun 16th Cuddle Salon, 1.30pm at  Common Ground https://www.facebook.com/CuddlePartyIreland/

WEEKLY CLASSES –

We strongly advise you check directly with practitioners to ensure our information is up to date. Contacts can be found below.
Please note – many practitioners are taking holidays for some or all of July and August. If you are unsure, please check with them directly.

Common Ground weekly community get-togethers –

Morning Meditation and porridge – Drop-in – Sit in silence – Monday to Friday 7-8am contact Ruaidhri 0894137785 for more information (not on June 4th bank holiday).
Open House – Food Club – Spice Swap 10am-1pm 
Drop in for a cuppa and a chat contact Loukia on 0877917066 or mail commongroundbray@gmail.com. If you’re planning to call in, please check by text.
MON or WED CG mornings – ‘Working alongside each other in the kitchen’. The Common Ground kitchen room is free most Monday and Wednesday mornings. Some CG members have decided to meet once in a while to do a couple of hours of focused work followed by a cuppa or shared lunch. If you would like to join us contact Loukia on 0877917066 by text or WhatsApp.
Thursday Evening Meditation 8-8.30pm

Weekly Independent Events

  • Mondays:

Weekly Singing Group Returns!

We are an informal group using natural voice principles the first one being that everyone can sing and we all have the right to. We sing together in harmony in a relaxed and welcoming manner. We sing from cultures all over the world and have set some of our poetry to song.
Our name is Chaos in Harmony so anything is possible 🙂 We have some chaos and many moments of pure delight and deep appreciation of ourselves and each other. Singing is time out, spent with others making beautiful sounds together with little or no judgment imposed or necessary. https://www.facebook.com/chaosinharmonybray/

Yoga and Meditation with Alice 6.15pm https://www.facebook.com/AliceMachaYoga/

  • Tuesdays:

Tai Chi Class – with Dr. Beijung 6-.7.30pm for more information call 0876798707 beizhengliu@gmail.com – http://taichi.ie/

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Aoife Driver – New5 week term starts on August 7th. 7.30 pm
Drop in classes for 12euro(10 euro for CG members)
contact aoifeyoga1@gmail.com   https://www.facebook.com/vinyasayogawithaoife/

Wednesdays:

Aikido 7.30-8.45pm –  Joe McHugh https://www.facebook.com/AikidoIkedaDojoWicklow/ www.aikidoikedadojo.ie  086 101 96 68.

  • Fridays:     

Weekly Stillmoving Yoga with Joanne Breton 10-11.30 
Please contact Joanne directly on 0868678010 to confirm classes are running as she will be away for some of the month.
https://www.facebook.com/stillmovinghomeopathyogadance/

Stillmoving Dance with Joanne – 11.30-1pm followed by Lunch.

  • Saturdays   

NEW! Common Ground Drama Group 6-8pm CG member Connor McGowan is facilitating a drama group with a focus on creating new and original performances. To begin with, he is planning on stage a short play he has written. Afterwards, he plans to run improv sessions and create devised performances, or work with new original scripts by members. Members with any level of experience and interests in any area of theatre are welcome. The overall direction of the group being led by its members. For more information email conor9719@gmail.com.

  • Sundays

Meditation 11 am https://www.facebook.com/braymeditationspace/

Listening Lounge 12.30 for more information call or text Ruaidhri on 089 4137785.

NEW! Aikido Class every 2nd and 4th Sunday (12th & 26th) 12.30-2pm.

We need volunteers for some of the events so please call or text Loukia on 0877917066 if you can lend a hand…

If you have any queries about the events please don’t hesitate to contact us 
commongroundbray@gmail.com or reply to this email…