The 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.
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 for our fifth and last planned 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.
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.
5th April – Talba Wokshop on flowers & herbs in religious rituals and worship, facilitated by Fr.Glen Attard and Fr. Charlo Camilleri
10th May – Namur Workshop on flowers & herbs in courtship, love affairs and marriages, facilitated by Mr. Censu Caruana
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
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,
St. Ursula street,