Sat, 19 Nov|
Sheela Na Gig Celebration Day in Oxford
This Samhain season, join Goddess in Oxford for a full day celebration event focused on a much loved figure in our city, Sheela-na-Gig. Sheela... She who stands at the gateway between inner and outer, empowerer of all those who are keepers of the sacred body portal between life and death.
Time & Location
19 Nov 2022, 10:00 – 16:00
Summertown, Diamond Pl, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DP, UK
About the Event
Goddess in Oxford is excited to offer our community another full day Goddess celebration event this Samhain season, honouring Sheela-Na-Gig with full visibility, wildness, and intensity. We are connecting to the Glastonbury Goddess Temple's celebrations of Sheela this year, with wonderful collaborations by ceremonialists from the Temple and from the Path of Love Mystery School. Join us for Sheela empowerment and ceremony with workshops, drum circle, a pop-up exhibition of Sheela art, and a pop-up Temple celebrating Sheela in Her power and potential. The day will include opportunities to meet like-minded people and to connect more deeply with Sheela and Goddess within and in our city and land through sound, song, rhythm, meditation, creativity, and presentations. The day will run from 10.00 am to 4 pm at North Oxford Association Community Centre (Diamond Place). This event is being offered with love for our community and tremendous thanks to our presenters on a £5 donation basis to help cover costs of the venue. We advise advance booking to avoid disappointment, but at this time drop in visits on the day should also be possible. The full day's programme will be published here once finalised and emailed to all who register. This event is open to everyone who loves Sheela, and we welcome people who connect with this archetype from Queer, Trans, and Non-binary perspectives - we feel all of these different perspectives are different faces of the Divine Jewel. We invite you to wear black, deepest purple, red, and/or pink, or anything Sheela inspired! Please bring: *Food for lunch *Notebook / journal and pen *An open heart and mind *You are welcome to bring your own rattle or frame drum if you have one, as there will be opportunities to use it during ceremony and workshops. Among its themes, this event explores the mysteries and initiations of sacred sexuality and is not going to be appropriate for children who have not yet reached puberty. North Oxford Association Community Centre (Diamond Place), is located in Summertown, North Oxford, next to Ferry Leisure Centre, within two Oxford City Council car parks. Access on foot is either via Diamond Place through the car park off the Banbury Road, or through the rear car park at the end of Ferry Pool Road. In the rear car park, look for a modern, single story, hexagonal shaped building beside a grassed area. For directions on how to reach the venue, please see: https://www.northoxfordassociation.co.uk/contact-us/