Speakers and workshop leaders in 2018

If you want to offer a talk or workshop for 2019 contact us at

ertisuli@gmail.com and see your name here!

We have bushcraft, singing, a host of talks, sharing circles, ceilidh, storytelling - something for everyone!


Malcolm Stern

Malcolm Stern has worked as a group and individual psychotherapist for more than 20 years. He is Executive Director and co-founder of Alternatives at St James’ Church in London and runs groups internationally.

His approach involves finding where the heart is and helping individuals access their truth. 

Speaker on the Compassionate Mental Health Conference, and facilitator of many groups, author of "Falling in Love, Staying in Love" 
Malcolm will be offering a workshop: "The Courage to Change" 

...and giving a talk: "The Alchemy of Transformation" 

Ian walton larner

Sacred Hearth Friction Fire

Exploring the ritual and story, folklore and mysticism of Friction Fire around the world and through the ages. Drawing from and honouring many traditions

This workshop will aim to deepen our connection with fire,  drawing on folklore and traditions and will include a fire ritual.

Welcoming Fire through Friction – a practical workshop introducing the skills to welcome fire through friction using the bow drill. This will be a little different to your regular bushcraft workshops, with more emphasis on the sacredness of fire, respecting and honouring fire and working together .

How Rabbit Stole Fire – children’s workshop with Ian & Danielle telling the story of How Rabbit Stole Fire, welcoming in the fire and teaching how to care and respect the fire.

Click here to see Ian's Video!!



Inez aponte

Inez is a facilitator, trainer and consultant in the Human Scale Development Approach, working with individuals and communities seeking to improve their quality of life in balance with the Earth’s ecology. 

Inez Aponte is a warm and vibrant performer with a background in dance, visual art and theatre improvisation. A storyteller of Puerto Rican and Surinamese descent and raised in the USA and Holland, her performances reflect the richness of a life shaped at the meeting point of cultures. 

Inez is one of our Storytellers at Erti Suli!


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Anthony Johnston

Soul, Song and Community.


Ancestral Life Bushcraft

Building woodland shelters

Learn how to make a cosy home out of natural materials

Foraging walk

Discover edible and useful trees, herbs & flowers. Learn how our ancestors made that underestimated yet essential item- string!

Fireside breakfast

Make (& eat!) your own bannock bread. Materials provided, including gluten and dairy free (£1/ person to cover ingredients)


Paloma Suarez

Opening the path to the soul, grief, love and becoming an elder.



Bristol based tattooer and co-founder of @Cloud_9_tatu - a queer and femme led collective that provides an alternative experience to traditional tattooing environments’

Gek will be talking about growing up in 21st century Britain and some of the issues that face a young person today: mental health, drugs and more!


Jackie Juno

Jackie Juno... multiple slam poetry winner including Glastonbury Festival, Plymouth Literary Festival, Green Gathering and finalist in the National Poetry Slam at the Albert Hall 2018!

Grand Bard of Exeter, with two TEDx Talks to her name.

Jackie will run a workshop no suitable for children!


Zach Palmer

With a love for the land and community.

Talk and conversation on "The importance of Appreciation"

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Hayley Price

Hayley will be sharing a workshop exploring Movement, Connection and our Relationship to Ground / Earth.

She will also share a short movement session for teens age 12+ exploring how we can communicate, connect and play through moving out bodies and sounding our voices. Adults are welcome to join this playful session too, that will draw upon improvisation techniques and vocal play.



Deasy Bamford

Organic Mandala making

Lets make a mandala over the whole of the event , from a leaf to an intricate pattern , from enjoyment to participation .

It will become an expression of all us at Erti Suli