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The Swirl Tour has come to an end and its no doubting it was a beautiful thing. We feel so blessed to have met so many wonderful people along the way.

If you want to put on a Swirl event in your local area, here are some of the ingredients to frame your event.

Swirl contributions:

  • 2 speakers
  • 1 chef
  • 2 makers
  • 3 performing artists
  • 1 MC host
  • 1 driver fixer

How many guests? Up to 30 people is an ideal number, the ideal ratio of team to guests is probably 1 : 1 to 1 : 2


  • 10 am start
  • 1 framing speech
  • coffee
  • 1 elder talk
  • 1pm lunch / dishes
  • 2.30 maker workshops
  • 6pm dinner / wash-up
  • 8pm music
  • 10pm official close + jam
  • *4pm can add a couple of talks in for learning…

Happy Swirling!

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By Naomi Robinson

Corcovado is in all of us;

It connects us intrinsically.

In the innate vulnerability we find answers.

Answers to questions we didn’t know we had.

Corcovado finds us exactly when we need it,

And impacts us in ways we never expect it to.

But isn’t that the point?

Corcovado helps us flourish.

It can’t live by one definition,

Because it means something different to everyone.

And in the overwhelming unknown,

We find a boundless place to belong;

A nomadic home.

So, what is Corcovado?

It’s inspiration, creativity, growth and positivity.

It’s learning, innovation, passion and experience.

It’s togetherness. …

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Blog by Tom Mansfield — member of the community from London

I’m still digesting an experience I had over the last five days….

I travelled to the edge of the Cairngorms to stay at Daffys Gin distillery with a group of people I hadn’t met before. Dave Erasmus set in motion this swirl of people into the wild and it was the best blend I’ve been an ingredient in for long, long time. He has an illuminating conception of the intelligence process which helps to create or even requires the kind of adventure we had together, a swirl (verb).

We went for a walk in the glorious autumn woods, fresh pines in radiant green burnt through rust reds and yellows, the ground a cushion of spent pine needles and moss. Lichen in profusion dappled dark bark with its powdery paleness, drinking the cleanest air. We picked botanicals — wood sorrel, geranium, blackberry, pine and others then we distilled a gin with them which we poured through an evening of writing, music and singing all together. I feel fully reconnected with my poetry and that I’ve caught up with who I am again, in a visceral way. …


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