PROGRAMME 
NNE AGWU AFRAKAN STORYTELLING REATREAT 2022

Best Afrakan Storytellers and Leadership Facilitators UK wide

Nne Agwu Afrakan Storytelling Retreat 2022 is in honour of our ancestor Winnie Madikizela Mandela: Freedom warrior with a powerful spiritual energy. She has played an essential role in inspiring freedom visions with the oral traditions of her words as well as her actions. During this retreat we will be creating freedom tales, enacting freedom rituals, singing freedom songs to let Winnie know her efforts are appreci-loved by the global melanin rich and we keep the fire that she stoked and well fuelled, burning in her name and in the name of liberation. Isé

 

We are thankful to Chineke the divine womb of creation as we affirm the natural forces & divine energies of the universe continue to guide us gracefully. Come make this a truly beautiful & wonderful occasion. 

Nne Agwu Storytelling Family Village Retreat 2022

Activity timetable below

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programme subject to updates

All activities are based around the theme of liberation, freedom and the indomitable spirit of Nomzamo Winnie Zanyiwe Madikizela Mandela. We have left enough space for you to relax, eat, make new friends, deepen old connections, commune with nature and treat yourself to a healing session or two. Timetable and Programme are subject to update. Daalu xxx

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MONDAY 25th JULY 

BRING HEALTHY PACK LUNCH ON ARRIVAL

11am - 3pm

Arrival, Registration and set up. Give yourself time to find a good spot to organise yourself for the the next 5 days. We always advice you put your tent up before you arrive. Just give it ago.


3.30 pm - 5pm
Housekeeping: where everything is in the village, how to keep yourself and family safe, overview of programme and review the Nne Agwu code of conduct so we all be on the same page. 

 

5,30pm - 7pm                                    

Dinner: Our caterers will provide healthy tasty delicious food or you can prepare your own. It is essential everyone attends the opening ceremony.

 

8pm - 10pm

Opening ceremony: Griot Chinyere

Drum Call, Libation for liberation, brining in the energies of harmony, balance reciprocity, propriety, justice, order, honesty, truth and love to feed our souls during our time here. Performance of Nne Agwu story and learning Nne Agwu song! 

 

A time to connect with other villagers and calling the spirit of Winnie Madikizela Mandela.

Giving thanks ceremony!

      

10.30 - midnight Fire Side

All Open Jam around the fire led by Drew Sinclair with music from the collective 

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TUESDAY 26th JULY 

6am - 7.30am

Adult Yoga: Nkechi Abeng OR

Young People & Adults Martial Arts: 

Asafo Gyata

7.00am - BREAKFAST Begins

 

8.00am -9am                                    

YP & Children Yoga: Janelle Oswald OR

Family Food Growing Sandra

 

9.30 - 11am

All Remembering...: Sola Story OR

YP & Adult Freedom ritual prt 1: Mut

      

11.30am - 1pm 

YP & Adults Young Song workshop

Griot Chinyere & Eli Anderson   

1pm LUNCH starts

 

3.00 - 4.30pm 

Family Family Visual Art Ken McCalla  OR 

YP & Adult A fields of words: Sandra Agard

 

5.00 - 6.30pm

ALL Drumming: Ras Happa OR 

YP & Adult Crypto-story Chukwu Nwobani-Akanwo

     

6pm DINNER starts

 

8.00 - 9.30pm

ALL Traditional Storytelling and music performances with

Eli Anderson, Sola Story, Asafo Gyata

10pm - midnight Fire Side

All Chi Gong around the fire facilitated by Drew Sinclair with music from the collective 

 

YP & Adults Midnight meditation walk: Griot Chinyere

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WEDNES 27th JULY 

6am - 7.30am

Adult Yoga: Nkechi Abeng OR

YP & Adults Martial Arts: 

Asafo Gyata

7.00am - BREAKFAST Begins

 

8.00am -9am                                    

YP & Children Yoga: Janelle Oswald OR

ALL Food Growing Sandra

 

9.30 - 11am 

ALL Remembering...:Sola Story OR

YP & Adults Freedom ritual prt 2: Mut

                             

11.30am - 1pm        

YP & Adults Young Song workshop

Griot Chinyere & Eli Anderson   

1pm LUNCH starts

 

3.00 - 4.30pm 

Family Visual Art Ken McCalla OR 

YP & Adult A fields of words: : Sandra Agard

5.00 - 6.30pm

ALL Drumming: Ras Happa OR 

YP & Adult Poetry: Sheda Holdapoet

6pm DINNER starts

 

8.00 - 9.30pm

ALL Traditional Storytelling and music performances with 

Sandra A Agard, Griot Chinyere, Sheda Holdapoet

10pm - midnight Fire Side

All Chi Gong around the fire facilitated by Drew Sinclair with music from the collective 

 

Midnight YP & Adults meditation walk: Griot Chinyere

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THURS 28th JULY

6am - 7.30am

Adult Yoga: Nkechi Abeng OR

Young People & Adults Martial Arts: 

Asafo Gyata

7.00am - BREAKFAST Begins

 

8.00am -9am                                    

YP & Children Yoga: Janelle Oswald OR

Family Food Growing Sandra

 

9.30 - 11am 

ALL Remembering... Sola Story OR

YP & Adults Freedom ritual prt 3: Mut

11.30am - 1pm        

YP & Adults a crypto story Chukwu Nwobani-A OR

Family Freedom through Animation

Eli Anderson

1pm LUNCH starts

 

3.00 - 4.30pm 

Family Visual Art Ken McCalla OR 

YP & Adult A fields of words: Sandra Agard

 

5.00 - 6.30pm

All Drumming: Ras Hoppa

​YP & Adults Poetry: Sheda Holdapoet

6pm DINNER starts

 

8.00 - 9.30pm

All Traditional Storytelling and music performances with 

Drumming with Ras Happa,

Acoustic presentation by KMT

Plus more...

10pm - midnight Fire Side

All Open Jam around the fire led by Drew Sinclair with music from the collective 

YP & Adult Midnight meditation walk: Griot Chinyere

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FRIDAY 29th JULY

7am - 10.30am

ALL Dance at dawn with DJ Ian

8am - 10am BREAKFAST 

11am - 2pm

ALL Closing ceremony: Griot Chinyere

All who can drum to be part of the Call, Libation for liberation, Giving thanks to the spirit of Winnie Madikizela Mandela. Performance of Nne Agwu story as a village and singing Nne Agwu song! 

2.30pm - 5.30pm

ALL Clean up, Pack up 

Hug up, Kiss up

Collect contact details for new and old friends. 

6pm ALL Home Time