Held in BLACKHEATH at Glenella – a weekend of Camino workshops, storytelling and Spanish food!!
The BMCS is celebrating the end of year by offering a weekend of Camino Celebracions!!
The weekend kicks off on Friday evening with our very own Dan Mullins sharing his personal Camino Story. He may even sing us a song – how lucky are we!!
On Saturday morning, choose from one of 3 workshops: writing your Camino story, making a Camion journal, or improving your Spanish. After lunch the Pilgrim fair (Feria de peregrino) will be offering a range of Camino related items for sale and info tables to help you plan your next Camino.
In the lead up to our Pilgrim dinner event, there will be an opportunity to learn Spanish cooking in the Glenella kitchen. And help prepare the evening meal at the same time!
Our Trivia maestro, Sharise, will be running the Camino Trivia during dinner, and there will be Sangria on the house to make sure the night is not too serious!
On Sunday morning, choose from one of 2 workshops: “Preparing for your first Camino” or “Reconnecting with your Camino”.
All activities will be held at Glenella in Blackheath. Glenella is offering accommodation onsite and also organising overflow accommodation in nearby properties for those wishing to stay the weekend.
BOOK HERE: Trybooking
Make your own Camino Waymarker over the weekend, $120.
Slot this activity in between the other activities. With Rowan Bouttell and Peter Abilgaard. More info.
Friday evening storytelling by Dan Mullins.
Come listen to Dan share his Camino story and reflections on our place in the Camino family.
Saturday morning training walk. $5.
Camino training walk – Blackheath area, approx 7km.
Saturday morning workshops (includes morning tea). $20.
Practice your Spanish with Eileen Morley + Dick Bird. Read more..
Write your Camino Story with Tara Marlow. Read more..
Make a Camino Journal with Maggie Caffyn. Read more.
1pm – 3pm. Feria de peregrino (mini Pilgrim fair) – Glenella garden, FREE Read more.
Saturday afternoon workshops. FREE
Sangria with Sharise Watson
Basque Cheesecake with Pamela Brass
Spanish Tapas with Margaret Bouttell
Saturday 3 course Spanish meal (+Sangria!) and Camino Trivia. $40
Join us for a night of Spanish food and Camino Trivia by our amazing trivia hostess Sharise Watson!
Sunday morning workshops (includes morning tea). $20.
Preparing for your first Camino with Jacquie Stratford & guests. Read more..
Reconnecting with your Camino with Mark Freeman and Margaret Bouttell. Read more..
TO REGISTER: Trybooking
Make a waymarker
Make your own unique waymarker over the weekend under the guidance of Rowan Bouttell and Peter Abilgaard.
We provide all the materials but ask you to bring gloves and eye protection. More details provided on booking.
My Camino Story – Dan Mullins (Fri 7.30pm-9pm)
Our local podcast guru – Dan Mullins – will be sharing his Camino experiences and reflecting on our place in the Camino family.
Dan releases a weekly podcast – he has presented almost 400 podcasts since his love affair with the Camino started in 2016 !
Listen here: https://www.danmullinsmusic.com/podcast
Write your Camino Story (Sat 10.30am – 12.30pm)
Join us for an enjoyable two-hour writing workshop, “How to Write Your Camino Story,” hosted by Tara Marlow, author of “Camino Wandering.” Whether you’ve embarked on the legendary Camino de Santiago pilgrimage or simply dream of doing so, Tara’s workshop is a unique opportunity to unlock the power of your personal journey.
This hands-on session will cover essential aspects of storytelling, from capturing the essence of the Camino experience to finding your unique voice. Whether you’re an experienced writer or a novice, “How to Write Your Camino Story” is a chance to explore the profound impact of the Camino de Santiago.
Drawing upon her expertise and heartfelt passion for the Camino, Tara will guide you through the intricacies of crafting your own creative journey, enabling you to express your Camino experiences in an inspiring and meaningful way.
For more information about Tara, visit her website, The Crackpot Writer.
Practice your Spanish (Sat 10.30am – 12.30pm)
Practical Spanish workshop. Practise your pronunciation and communication skills and build your confidence with simple spoken Spanish. You will learn some useful Spanish vocabulary and phrases to use in everyday camino situations ( bars, restaurants, albergues and with other pilgrims)
Make a Camino Journal (Sat 10.30am – 12.30pm)
Join Maggie Caffyn for a creative workshop to make your own unique Camino journal. The journal can be used to document your training for a Camino, your Camino journey, or both. As Maggie says creating a journal ‘allows your progress to be an inspiration to continue and achieve what you never thought possible’.
Materials include paper, Camino templates, coloured pencils, water colour paints, quotes and more.
Maggie wrote a very popular book ‘Walking back home’ after her first Camino and followed it up with a beautifully illustrated Camino journal. She has walked numerous Caminos, lived in Santiago for 6 months learning Spanish and is a creative inspirational person.
More info about Maggie: https://margaretcaffyn.com.au/
Spanish cooking (Sat 3.30pm – 5.30pm)
Sangria with Sharise Watson
Basque Cheesecake with Pamela Brass
Tapas with Margaret Bouttell
Preparing for your first Camino (Sun 9.30am – 12.30pm)
Embarking on a 800km journey by foot in a foreign country, carrying everything you need on your back is a scary proposition for most of us!
This workshop will cover the practicalities – gear, travel logistics, communications abroad, preparations, resources, and more.
Come learn from those who have a few Camino’s under their feet.
Reconnecting with your Camino (Sun 9.30-12.30pm)
Join Mark Freeman on a journey of reconnecting with your Camino experience. Mark has walked Camino’s in Spain, Portugal and France. His academic background and interest in studying pilgrimage combined with his years of facilitating change will make this a workshop not to miss!
“While we can journey together embracing life anywhere, pilgrimages provide a particularly good opportunity: we have fewer distractions, are immersed in nature and historically thin places, and experience the Camino spirit alongside others on the way.”