Fathers' Fire Circle - Crouch End

Fathers' Fire Circle - Crouch End



Wednesday 6th February, 7.45pm - 
(Arrival from 7.30pm if you would like to help prepare the fire to be lit.)

Yes, Piers Morgan, "Let boys be boys, let men be men."... But what if the very notion of what being a man or boy is, is confusing. What does positive masculinity really mean to us? What values, morals, core beliefs, behaviours do we want our sons and daughters to witness and likely imitate?

In this circle, we hope to create a relaxed, non-judgemental space to sit around a campfire in a a peaceful nature reserve amongst other men who care and want to do their best as fathers. It can be a place to simply be quiet, to unwind, to feel relaxed and grounded in the presence of other men. Discussion will naturally unfold, but there will be no forced sharing. It is a space to simply be. 

What is special is that the circle is being led by a forest school leader, a father, a former primary school teacher, so if there are questions and topics that may arise about your child(ren), you are in good company to explore answers and ideas.

The circle will be led by Richard Skrein. Richard can be found in woodlands and coastlines across Europe and the UK. He is an experienced educational professional with an enduring passion for holistic learning in natural environments. 

Working as a Forest School trainer, leader and consultant with forest schools, charities and schools, he helps develop and deliver programmes that get people of all ages and backgrounds back into the great outdoors. 

Richard is particularly passionate about making time spent in the open air and its many benefits accessible to marginalised and underprivileged communities. He believes deeply in the power of the outdoors to educate, nurture, inspire and heal.

Above all else, Richard is a proud father. He has a young son and is looking forward to welcoming a daughter to the family later this year. 


£10 per father

How to find us: located behind Hornsey Central NHS Health Centre, 151 Park Road, Crouch End, London N8 8JD. Access is through the carpark to the gate at the rear fence. Look for the Meadow Orchard mosaic sign and noticeboard.

Transport: local bus W7 from Finsbury Park & Muswell Hill stops outside, other local buses W3, 144, 41 and 91. Nearest tube stations are Finsbury Park and Highgate or Hornsey over-land.

Access for wheelchair users: the main pathway to the garden area is hard earth and grass so is suitable for power-driven wheelchairs with sturdy wheels, unless it is very wet and muddy. Unfortunately the pathways around the wildlife meadow are not suitable for wheelchairs. We are currently installing a wheelchair accessible composting toilet, which aims to be complete by August 2018.

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