On Saturday 19th March we ran our SLOWsibs workshop, in person, for the first time in a year. It was such a pleasure to work with the children who were there to remember their brothers and sisters who have died.
We worked with clay and all sorts of treasures were made in commemoration. Mariama was remembering her brother Ishmael. Casper was remembering his sister Cora and his brother Larkin. Victor was remembering his brother Martin. And Tiger was remembering her sister Rosie.
As well as using clay, the kids had a great game of football in the garden.
Thanks to all who came and our lovely volunteers Lisa and Fatima.
Our next workshop is June 18th, if you’d like to register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about our SLOWsibs workshops click here.
After a year of Zoom remote workshops, this weekend SLOWsibs returned with a face-to-face session called ‘Herbs for Hearts’, held outside at the beautiful Ecology Centre in Islington.
It was lovely to see all our amazing sibs painting their pots and planting herbs and flowers in memory of their brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents. Basil for love, rosemary for remembrance, mint for hospitality / wisdom and petunias to remember our loved ones. Looking up petunia, it has a lively symbolism over the centuries – love, trust, hope, comfort and fury – pretty much sums up what we can feel in grief!
A huge thank you to our wonderful, hardworking volunteers – Laura, Mandi and Hamish.
Our next workshop will take place in the Autumn and workshops are designed for bereaved siblings aged 6 to 15 years of age. For more information about SLOWsibs click here.