Telling Encounters - A path through the woods

Telling Encounters: A path through the woods, Friday 4 September, 16:30 – 18:00 (BST), register for a zoom invite at

Advance workshop for the Telling Encounters: conference. This workshop will create musical or sound-based responses to telling encounters during the Covid-19 pandemic. These will become part of a rondo-style piece, modelled on Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition, with a recurring refrain of travelling through the woods, Workshop leaders Neil Valentine, June Boyce-Tillman and Vicky Feldwick will show participants how to create provocations in sound/music. 

The piece will be premiered at Telling Encounters: Stories of Disability, Faith, Church & God on Saturday 17 October. Since 2012 the @livingedge conferences have held space for rather than about disabled people to gather to resource each other and the church. It's a partnership between St Martin-in-the-Fields and Inclusive Church, this year hosted by HeartEdge.

Rev Professor June Boyce-Tillman MBE is an international performer, hymn writer and lecturer, especially on the work of Hildegard of Bingen.

Neil Valentine is a composer, conductor, viola player, educator, facilitator and the Creative Director of the University of Winchester Music Centre.

Dr Vicky Feldwick is manager of the Music Centre at Winchester, a role which includes event management, choral leadership, volunteer management and composition for a wide variety of different music makers.

Access: A zoom workshop using sound and music. If you have any access questions or would like further information please email

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