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Armageddon Gospels, the second feature film from FoolishPeople is coming in 2017. The Ritual has begun.

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Art is magic. Art is utterly vital. Art has the power to heal deep wounds, to aid us in the darkest moments.

FoolishPeople is hosting a Ritual Art Workshop at the Coate Studios: Creative Hub Workshops/ Art/ Events in Hackney this Saturday 23rd of July.

We facilitate workshops that offer the willing participant the opportunity to reconnect with the true nature of magical art in a safe and supportive environment, using core techniques developed over twenty years through FP’s own ritual workings and artistic practice.

You will work with John Harrigan, founder of FoolishPeople to explore various visualisation, meditation and exercises that combine the essence of shamanism with ritual, drama therapy and personal mythology. These techniques will enable you to overcome fear, address emotional blocks and effectively control stress so you are ultimately free to explore your own path and journey in art and also life.

This aim of this workshop is to empower and teach you new skills and tools that you can use in everyday life to attain a greater sense of wellbeing, happiness and peace in your creative practice.

John’s work with FoolishPeople has been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Arcola Theatre, Secret Cinema and Wilderness Festival amongst others. Over the last twenty five years FoolishPeople has collaborated with hundreds of artists and creatives. John has hosted talks and workshops at the ICA, Central school of Drama, Wilderness Festival, the BBC among others.

Places for this workshop are very limited.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please message us on Facebook or email

#ritual #art #workshop #hackney #uk #london  

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“The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

Robert Frost

#RobertFrost #TheRoadNotTaken  

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“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?”
- John Lennon

#dreams #nightmares #JohnLennon #myths #fairies #dragons  

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“If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!”

- Invitation by Shel Silverstein

#ShelSilverstein #Invitation #Poetry #Dreamer  

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“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”  
- Anais Nin

#AnaisNin #quote #marvelous #life  

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"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
- Thomas Merton

Artwork: Z. Beksinski

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“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”

- Émile Zola

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
- Francis Bacon

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