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November Events at Common Ground

Hello, all Common Grounders!

Sorry for the lack of email communications recently but we’ve been taking a fresh look at how we get our information out to you and have decided to move away from a monthly newsletter to a less detailed but more regular approach to highlighting what is coming up on our calendar. From now on we’ll send a short email each week or fortnightly (depending on how much is on) focusing on any one-off events.

As you know we have a google calendar which shows all the times and dates of our various activities so please go directly to that to see what is coming up.

Here’s a screenshot of our week ahead – if you click on the image it will bring you to the calendar itself –

Some events of interest coming up are!

We will have a Repair cafe on the 24th November alongside our Market dayso come along and get that chair, piece of jewellery or old sewing machine fixed!

Also, Christophe Mouze will be teaching a Sati Yoga Workshop on this coming Saturday 17th at Common Ground – there’s only a 10euro booking fee! – with the option of a donation to Christophe at the end of the workshop –

For more info on Christophe see here – https://macallafarm.ie/mindfulness/teacher

 

August Newsletter

Dear Common Ground Members,

Sorry about the late newsletter! See below our events for August. Join us this Wednesday for a pot-luck meal at the common ground HQ or why not start up a new block of Yoga. There’s also an extra chance to join an Aikido class every second Saturday in the loft room.

All the best!

Jay Roche – 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 August 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

Beachcomb For Plastic – Saturday 4th, 10 am. Let’s get the plastic off the beach, and away from the sea, so it’s no longer a threat to marine life. Bring a bag (and some gloves, if you wish). We’ll try and coordinate with the council or Greenstar to remove the waste, but be prepared to take home what you find. Bring food to share, while we sit and admire our good work! Meet at the Bray head end of the beach, 10 am.
Text Ruaidhri 0894137785

Members Get-Together and Pot Luck – Wednesday 8th at 7.30 pm
Members social evening at Common Ground – 7.30 pm. Come along and discuss new ideas and possibilities for Common Ground, get to know other members and have a chat – bring along a dish or a bake and share a meal! Hope to see you there!

Cuddle Salon Sunday 19th 1.30-5pm https://www.facebook.com/CuddlePartyIreland/
Visit our popular monthly cuddle party. 25euro suggested price.
The months falls on Sunday 15th starting at 1.30 pm.
For more info contact – Randy Ralston
dreamiz@runbox.com
087-687-5354

Market Day Saturday 25th 1-4pm 
Come along to our Monthly Market and pick up locally supplied goods or collect your food order…if you have something you’d like to sell, please let us know and we’ll give you space!
Contact Jay  – 0868235628

OTHER EVENTS – 

Fri 31st – Mindfulness for parents and carers of babies every last Friday of the month at Bray library, 10am. A space for parents and carers who are looking to cultivate a sense of peace and calm during these early years of parenting and caring for a little one. We will explore breathing techniques and practice mindfulness together that can be useful during challenging times. Each session will be approximately 20 mins, Admission free, space is limited so please book in advance on yogawithkarenj@gmail.com, children welcome 🙂

https://www.heritageweek.ie/ Lots of nice events around Wicklow

Fri 3rd – Mon 5th All Ireland Permaculture Gathering 2018, Knockree Youth Hostel, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, for more information http://www.permaculture.ie/

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.

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).

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 or Elilda 0857508390 by text or WhatsApp.

  • Mondays:

Weekly Singing Group –   Taking a Break for the summer. 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/

Sounding and Soundbathing 8pm. https://www.facebook.com/The-power-2-heal-324109078450/

  • Tuesdays:

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.

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

Women’s Group – Taking a break for the summer. Check Facebook page for possible one-off meetings.
A sharing group for Women.  https://www.facebook.com/womensgroupatcommonground/

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 – No class 4th & 8th Joe McHugh https://www.facebook.com/AikidoIkedaDojoWicklow/ www.aikidoikedadojo.ie  086 101 96 68.

  • Thursdays 

Evening Meditation 8-8.30pm

  • 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 shared lunch for more information call 0868678010. Please contact Joanne directly on 0868678010 to confirm classes are running as she will be away for some of the month

  • 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…

July Newsletter

July Newsletter and Calendar Link! (see below)

  • Sat 7th  – Beachcomb 10am
  • Wed 11th – Members Get-Together 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 10th 1-3pm – Songwriting Summer Workshop 6 weeks
  • Saturday 14th 4pm – Free Tango class
  • Thursday 19th & 26th – TRE Workshop
  • Sat 28rd – Market Day 1pm

Dear Common Ground Members,

We hope everyone is enjoying the glorious weather! I think we can truly call this a proper heatwave. Remember to conserve water if you can and be mindful of how you use it.

There’s lots to do at Common Ground and below is our calendar of July events. The loft room is particularly pleasant at the moment and should be a nice place to spend a day at one of our workshops. Hopefully, we’ll see you at a few.

As you know Common Ground is an evolving project and we are learning as we go – it’s an experiment and we want to look at ways in which it can develop towards it’s most successful form. Therefore we will be sending out an important email soon to help us in this process. Please keep an eye on your mailboxes.

Till then…

Love to all

Jay Roche – 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 July Calendar:

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

Alternatively please email us if you need more information.

MONTHLY CLASSES/EVENTS

Beachcomb For Plastic – Saturday 7th, 10 am. Let’s get the plastic off the beach, and away from the sea, so it’s no longer a threat to marine life. Bring a bag (and some gloves, if you wish). We’ll try and coordinate with the council or Greenstar to remove the waste, but be prepared to take home what you find. Bring food to share, while we sit and admire our good work! Meet at the Bray head end of the beach, 10 am.

Text Ruaidhri 0894137785

Members Get-Together and Pot Luck – Wednesday 11th at 7.30 pm
Members social evening at Common Ground – 7.30 pm. Come along and discuss new ideas and possibilities for Common Ground, get to know other members and have a chat – bring along a dish or a bake and share a meal! Hope to see you there!

Cuddle Salon Sunday 15th 1.30-5pm https://www.facebook.com/CuddlePartyIreland/
Visit our popular monthly cuddle party. 25euro suggested price.
The months falls on Sunday 15th starting at 1.30 pm.
For more info contact – Randy Ralston
dreamiz@runbox.com
087-687-5354

Market Day Saturday 28th 1-4pm 
Come along to our Monthly Market and pick up locally supplied goods or collect your food order…if you have something you’d like to sell, please let us know and we’ll give you space!
Contact Jay  – 0868235628

OTHER EVENTS –

TRE Workshop 19th & 26th 3-5pm.For more information call Geoff on 0858418073. For information on TRE see here – https://treuk.com

Songwriting Summer Workshop for 12-17 years olds. 6 weeks starting Tuesday 10th 1-3pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1281011025365315/

Usui Reiki Tuesday 3rd  7.30-9.30pm contact Bianca 086 8322575
https://www.facebook.com/The-power-2-heal-324109078450/

FREE Tango class Saturday 14th 4pm https://www.facebook.com/events/879805832191983/

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.

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).

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 or Elilda 0857508390 by text or WhatsApp.

  • Mondays:

Weekly Singing Group –   Taking a Break for the summer. 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/

Sounding and Soundbathing 8pm. https://www.facebook.com/The-power-2-heal-324109078450/

  • Tuesdays:

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.

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

Women’s Group – Taking a break for the summer. Check Facebook page for possible one off meetings.
A sharing group for Women.  https://www.facebook.com/womensgroupatcommonground/

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Aoife Driver – Taking summer break, returning August 7th.
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 – No class 4th & 8th Joe McHugh https://www.facebook.com/AikidoIkedaDojoWicklow/ www.aikidoikedadojo.ie  086 101 96 68.

  • Thursdays:

Iyengar Yoga 7 pm with Liz Kavanagh Taking a summer break and returning in August 
Liz has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years. She trains regularly in Ireland and abroad with Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers including the Iyengar family at their Institute in Pune, India. Cost 12 drop-in (10e for CG members) Book 10 classes for 100e (90 for CG members) tel Liz 0879314914 www.soulartyoga.com https://www.facebook.com/Soul-Art-Yoga-164610643602211/

  • Fridays:

Weekly Stillmoving Yoga with Joanne Breton 10-11.30 
Joanne at 0868678010
https://www.facebook.com/stillmovinghomeopathyogadance/

Stillmoving Dance with Joanne – 11.30-1pm followed by shared lunch for more information call 0868678010.

  • Sundays

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

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

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…

June Newsletter

  • New!Morning Meditation and Porridge Weekdays at 7am
  • Sat 2nd  – Beachcomb 10am
  • New! Yoga and Meditation Mondays at 6.15pm
  • Wed 13th – Members Get-Together 7.30pm
  • Sat 23rd – Market Day 1pm

Dear Common Ground Members,

We’re entering the solstice month and looking forward to lots of sunlight and warmth (hopefully!) over the coming weeks. Come along and join us for some of our June events and get to chat with other common ground members. There are plenty of opportunities with a drop in morning on Tuesdays, our various groups and of course the members social and pot luck which falls on Wednesday 13th this month.

We’re looking forward to implementing some of the ideas and plans we harvested from our Macalla farm retreat and to start putting them into action. We will be having an open day soon to try and get more feedback from the wider membership and to try and encourage inclusion and participation. We will also hold an AGM in the autumn to take a look at mandating our core steering group (the committee) and to create more active involvement from members in decision making.

The information below will give you more detailed  information on what’s coming up…

Hopefully see you over the next few weeks – enjoy this month’s opportunities for creating community and connection!

Love to all

Jay Roche – Common Ground Committee

For a full list of events at Common ground see our Calendar – the following are some highlights for June:

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

Beachcomb For Plastic – Saturday 2nd, 10 am. Let’s get the plastic off the beach, and away from the sea, so it’s no longer a threat to marine life. Bring a bag (and some gloves, if you wish). We’ll try and coordinate with the council or Greenstar to remove the waste, but be prepared to take home what you find. Bring food to share, while we sit and admire our good work! Meet at the Bray head end of the beach, 10 am.

Text Ruaidhri 0894137785

Members Get-Together and Pot Luck – Wednesday 13th at 7.30 pm
Members social evening at Common Ground – 7.30 pm. Come along and discuss new ideas and possibilities for Common Ground, get to know other members and have a chat – bring along a dish or a bake and share a meal! Hope to see you there.

Cuddle Salon Sunday 17th 1.30-5pm https://www.facebook.com/CuddlePartyIreland/
Visit our popular monthly cuddle party. 25euro suggested price.
The months falls on Sunday 15th starting at 1.30 pm.
For more info contact – Randy Ralston
dreamiz@runbox.com
087-687-5354

Market Day 23rd 1-4pm 
Come along to our Monthly Market and pick up locally supplied goods or collect your food order…if you have something you’d like to sell, please let us know and we’ll give you a space!

Contact Jay  – 0868235628

OTHER EVENTS –

Sat/Sun 16/17 Activist Summer Camp – Or very own Ruaidri will be giving a talk about out Common Ground currency, The Dargle Exchange https://communities.cyclos.org/dargle
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/activist-summer-camp-2018-tickets-44709300722

Sat 30th Dublin Pride Parade http://dublinpride.ie/events/dublin-pride-parade/

WEEKLY CLASSES –

We strongly advise you check directly with practitioners to ensure our information is up to date. Contacts can be found below.

NEW – 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).

NEW!! – 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 or Elilda 0857508390 by text or WhatsApp.

  • Mondays:

Weekly Singing Group –  8-9.30. 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/

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

  • Tuesdays:

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.

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

Women’s Group – Tuesdays at 7.30-9.00 pm in the Ground Floor Room
A sharing group for Women.  https://www.facebook.com/womensgroupatcommonground/

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Aoife Driver –  Every Tuesday at 7.30 in the Loft Room –
Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm.
Drop in classes for 12euro(10 euro for CG members)
contact aoifeyoga1@gmail.com   https://www.facebook.com/vinyasayogawithaoife/

Wednesdays:

Pilates 1 – 9.45-11am – with Deirdre https://www.facebook.com/Deedoyl/ for more information call 086 0894182 (last class 20/6 until September)

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

  • Thursdays:

Stitching a New Story 11.30-1pm
Once upon a time, mending our clothes was a necessity, especially using pieces of well-worn garments to extend the life of others. It is no wonder, in a society that is more likely to toss away our old objects that repurpose them, the process of slow stitching is becoming more and more desired: a chance for reflection, a pause in a busy day, and quite often time spent mending on the insides. Mending, darning, knitting, crochet, hand-sewing of any kind. Open to all ages and abilities. Please note: this is a chance to skill share, it is not a class. For more information contact Ciara on 0863935671.

Iyengar Yoga 7 pm with Liz Kavanagh -New Block starts Thursday 7th 
Liz has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years. She trains regularly in Ireland and abroad with Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers including the Iyengar family at their Institute in Pune, India. Cost 12 drop-in (10e for CG members) Book 10 classes for 100e (90 for CG members) tel Liz 0879314914 www.soulartyoga.com https://www.facebook.com/Soul-Art-Yoga-164610643602211/

  • Fridays:

Weekly Stillmoving Yoga with Joanne Breton 10-11.30 
Joanne at 0868678010
https://www.facebook.com/stillmovinghomeopathyogadance/

Stillmoving Dance with Joanne – 11.30-1pm followed by shared lunch for more information call 0868678010.

  • Sundays

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

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

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