‘Hail The Darker Season’ is an immersive walking relaxation experience. It mixes modern knowledge of ritual studies and mindfulness and body awareness with the effects of music, rhythms, and music composition on the sense of well-being.
‘Hail The Darker Season’ is a guided walk in The Salisbury Centre community outdoor garden during which participants will be invited to listen to the music, composed specifically for the event, mixed with verbal guidance to release tension, to relax the body, and the mind, and to get ready for the winter season. The winter season is framed as a time which offers gifts of slowing down, calming down, resting, and recharging.
The Event Organisers:
Aino Venna is a composer, musician and performing artist widely recognised in Finland and internationally. Venna has a broad experience in cross-art work and has worked within established institutions and produced free urban culture works for unconventional locations. Aino Venna’s current work focuses on combining performance art and cognitive neuroscience latest findings. Their goal is to create immersive performances and installations that at the same time promote brain recovery and body awareness. Venna is also interested in ritual research and Finno-Ugric and Baltic Finnish mythology.
Ekaterina Shurkova, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist from the University of Edinburgh. Ekaterina is interested in how the mind represents the world, how it solves problems, and how it can be changed. Her research interests lie in creative problem solving and thinking about the world in terms of relations. She is also interested in the role of symbols and metaphors, as well as awareness of body states and awareness of the space around us in problem solving. In addition, Ekaterina has a private coaching practice, Symbolic Space.
This event runs on three days: Friday 10 November (17.30), Sunday 12 November (16.00) and Wednesday 18 November (17.00)