Hwawar u Fjuri – Demgha Wokshop

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  • Date :

    Saturday 21st June 2014
  • Time :

    9:00 - 12:00

Hwawar u Fjuri

“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…?

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.



Workshop Information

The workshops, each of which is restricted to around 8 participants, will be each facilitated by a different facilitator who will invite participants to share their stories of flowers and the use of herbs on the theme of the workshop. These stories will be used by the facilitator to compile a general narrative. 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.

Upcoming Workshop

21st June – Demgha Workshop on flowers & herbs in funerals and other losses, facilitated by Dr. Maria Pisani

26th July – Qawmien Workshop on flowers & herbs in beauty, relaxation and revitalization of the self, the other and relationships, facilitated by Ms. Lou Ghirlando

Hwawar u Fjuri

Project Information

Ħwawar u Fjuri is a project run by Integra Foundation in collaboration with the Carmelite Priory in Mdina with funds awarded under the President’s Creativity Award. Proġett Ħwawar u Fjuri desires to create a space were Maltese and migrants can meet each other and ‘get to know the other’ through the narration of stories on the use of herbs and flowers in one’s own country and culture of origin.

Proġett Ħwawar u Fjuri,
Integra, 124,
St. Ursula street,
Valletta, Malta
Email: hwawar.fjuri@gmail.com
Website: http://hwawarfjuri.wordpress.com

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