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    We run workshops specific to the area and folk at the festival.

    We have a herbal, astrology, nutrition, magic and midwifery library in the trailer which is a great place just to explore.

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    We run workshops specific to the area and folk at the festival.

    We have a herbal, astrology, nutrition, magic and midwifery library in the trailer which is a great place just to explore.

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    We run workshops specific to the area and folk at the festival.

    We have a herbal, astrology, nutrition, magic and midwifery library in the trailer which is a great place just to explore.

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    We run workshops specific to the area and folk at the festival.

    We have a herbal, astrology, nutrition, magic and midwifery library in the trailer which is a great place just to explore.

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    We run workshops specific to the area and folk at the festival.

    We have a herbal, astrology, nutrition, magic and midwifery library in the trailer which is a great place just to explore.

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    We run workshops specific to the area and folk at the festival.

    We have a herbal, astrology, nutrition, magic and midwifery library in the trailer which is a great place just to explore.

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    We run workshops specific to the area and folk at the festival.

    We have a herbal, astrology, nutrition, magic and midwifery library in the trailer which is a great place just to explore.

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    We run workshops specific to the area and folk at the festival.

    We have a herbal, astrology, nutrition, magic and midwifery library in the trailer which is a great place just to explore.

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    We run workshops specific to the area and folk at the festival.

    We have a herbal, astrology, nutrition, magic and midwifery library in the trailer which is a great place just to explore.

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    We run workshops specific to the area and folk at the festival.

    We have a herbal, astrology, nutrition, magic and midwifery library in the trailer which is a great place just to explore.

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    We run workshops specific to the area and folk at the festival.

    We have a herbal, astrology, nutrition, magic and midwifery library in the trailer which is a great place just to explore.

Sensory Solutions

Festivals

Seed SistAs

Our stunning 1965 silver American airstream caravan is filled with delights, and gives birth to our seasonal characters.

We are the Seed SistAs, also known as the Wild and Wicked Witches on the festival circuit, and together with our consorts we play with potions and peruse our fabulous medicinal garden, which is on hand for first aid healing and magic. We explain about plants and their magic, myth and fairytale through a range of differing sensory experiences.

We have a 7-metre covered space that is our front room and provides a cosy dry area filled with educational information on herbage and how to sustainably collect and make your own medicines. It has been known to inspire impromptu acoustic music, wild fun and performance.

We run workshops specific to the area and folk at the festival including Sensory Herbcraft, Passion Potion, Flying ointment, herbal amulets and storytelling. We have a herbal, astrology, nutrition, magic and midwifery library in the trailer which is a great place just to explore. Potions at all stages of their production are on display; jars of ingredients, bundles of healing herbs, and bottles of interesting liquid.

Potions and Stories

We have potions for people to sample while they interact with our characters who tell their seasonal stories of witchcraft and potion making, of seed collecting and folklore. People then have a lasting memory of their experience.

During the festival we interact with the public and folks come to us for health and wellbeing advice and are often directed to enjoy a pot of tea (all harvested and produced by ourselves). We are officially council registered as a travelling herbal tea shop. We also offer herbal first aid for those who need and have a range of herbal remedies that people can take away with them. Our crew are fully qualified Herbalists, Natropaths, Shiatsu practitioners, Drama-therapists, Art therapisst, Psychologists, Yoga teachers, storytellers and Counsellors, everyone of them dedicated to Health awareness and the spirit of fun.

Sensory Solutions CIC is a community organisation and operates on a not-for-profit basis whereby all of our proceeds go into furthering our educational programmes.

Reviews

TRAQUAIR fair

"We have booked Sensory Solutions as Witch Theatre twice for the Traquair Fair and on both occasions they added a unique element to the event that could be enjoyed by all ages. Their experience with herbs and their ability to create an inviting space to share their knowledge in a fun and entertaining way was appreciated by everyone - even my mother (aged 76) and a little cynical of some types of "festival experience" was raving about them!"

Catherine Maxwell Stuart, TRAQUAIR Organiser

WORKHOUSE festival

"You created a beautiful gardened oasis and original space! Your beautiful costumes, funky inviting space and general open energy of your created area made any inquisitive folk feel able to stop for a chat. I enjoyed the theatricality of your space and its playfulness which suited very well the families who passed through this part of the festival, and it worked perfectly for sharing a field with the Rinky Dink and the cabaret stage.

"Once aboard the silver airstream it is clear that you are serious and professional about your herbs and knowledge. You are great listeners and your confidence in the herbs is infectious."

Sally Duckers, Kids Area and Walkabout Performers Co-ordinator, Workhouse Festival

CHAGSTOCK festival

"Brilliant, fun, playful and meaningful – your space was truly beautifully created and welcoming to all. The costumes were fab and anyone who took the time to listen to your endless chatter, learnt something wonderful about the plants. You fit in well and we would love to have you back."

Zoe Bloom, Chagstock Festival

NORTHERN GREEN gathering

"I'm writing to thank you for bringing your space to the Northern Green Gathering 2008. We felt that the space was well thought out, there were lots of different potions to sample, it was beautifully decorated and there were lovely photographs to look at. The walkabout potion sampling is a brilliant way of getting people to try things that they may not usually, and it was fantastic to see you ladies dressed up and bringing a fun element in to the business of herbal medicine, whilst also raising awareness of choices when it comes to matters of health and ill health.

"The Northern Green Gathering aims to educate, enlighten and encourage more sustainable ways of living and it was felt that 'Sensory Solutions' contribution met all the above and more. We will actively encourage you to attend future events. All the best to you."

Sarah Golding (Northern Green Gathering)

STRAWBERRY FAIR

"The Herbal Witches are an exciting and fun walkabout for Strawberry Fair goers, they mix a selection of humour and interactivity that will have many of you in fits of mirth and amazement as they wander round our even entertaining the masses. Hard working as ever they continue to bring a different aspect to our event and we always look forward to them being here."

Jamie –Strawberry Fair Organisation

CRIOSSANT NEUF

We love the wicthes and have had them back every year both at our own festival in usk and in our field at glastonbury.Thay are proffesional and a real unique attraction and we have had many many comments on our forums of how various peoples festivals has been seriously enhanced by these lovely ladies.

Sally (Croissant Neuf)

Sensory Solutions' Workshop

"Exactly what I'd hoped for-took me by surprise as I'm often disappointed by workshops and find they don't live up to my expectations, the atmosphere and the venue were great and lots of lovely folk!"

Henry, Norfolk.

'Wonderful friendly day, informative, great presentation these ladies are really knowledgeable about a subject they are so obviously passionate about.'

Sue, Leeds

"Relaxing, Informative, Factual Day, So positive as I learnt so much –Super Attendees all like-minded and the food was delicious. Well thought out and excellent slides to illustrate the theme. Well done you Glamorous Herbalists."

Angela, Stevenage

"Excellent day workshop I can honestly say I totally loved every minute. So well researched, what a fascinating subject Herbalism is."

Evie, Welwyn

"Really enjoyed the day. Well researched and presented. The day was nicely spaced and passed really quickly – always the sign of a good course! A very positive approach to a wonderful subject."

Marcia, Welwyn

"I have really enjoyed it all –I have learned so much that I never knew and shall take lots away to ponder"

Karen, Enfield

"This course should be made available to more people especially kids what a fab education to teach our children."

Caroline, Barnet

"What a lovely fun-filled day extremely informative, nice environment, lovely teas and cakes n lots of tasting and smelling and feeling which I loved."

Tina, Wales

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Sensory Solutions

email: seedsistas@sensorysolutions.co.uk

Fiona Heckels (BSc Hons, IYN, PESS)
Telephone: 07830 195 745

Karen Lawton (BSc Hons P.E.S.S. & I.Y.N.)
Telephone: 07865 081927

Belle Benfield (P.E.S.S., M.A.)
Telephone: 07818 430241

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