Address: Vancouver, BC Canada



29 November 2008


9:30am to 6:00pm and 7:30pm to 9:00pm


Rudolf Steiner House, London


Day conference: £20
Meals available on request for separate fee
Evening performance: free admission, donations to charity encouraged!


Grail Conference

Rudolf Steiner House

35 Park Road

London NW1 6XT

tel. +44-(0)207-723-4400




10:00am Welcome and Introduction: Elizabeth Carmack

10:15am Michaela Gloeckler’s lecture: ‘The Grail as a Healing/Therapeutic Ideal’

11:15am Two New Music Works Premiered

  1. ‘A Healing Question’ by Howard Skempton for (oboe d’amore) Jinny Shaw & possibly harp
  2. ‘Community’ or ‘Grail Imagination’ by Kate Waring for (cello) Lesley Shrigley Jones

- Short pause to stretch one’s legs! -

11:45am Plenary Discussion with Michaela Gloeckler facilitated by Elizabeth Carmack

12:15pm Four Approaches to the Inner Nature of Healing: The Grail Quest/ion [Introduction to other Afternoon Workshops (12 minutes each)] Participants commit to ONE WORKSHOP GROUP! * two repeat workshops possible

1:00pm LUNCH

2:30pm - 6:00pm Workshops

  1. * The Healing Impulse of the Grail in the Lives of Children: Michaela Gloeckler
  2. Music: Nigel Osborne with Anna Sander
  3. * Anthroposophy Rudolf Steiner: Painting: William Forward and David Newbatt
  4. Psycho-Analysis - C.G. Jung: Matthew and Rosamund Harwood
  5. Temenos Academy: Imagination/Culture-Kathleen Raine: Jack Herbert

3:30-4:30pm TEA/COFFEE AVAILABLE  - Each workshop group can break for Tea/Coffee at an appropriate time!

6:00pm DINNER

7:30pm Evening Performance Music Commissioned for Grail Conference Performed in Eurythmy.

Composers: Howard Skempton, Nigel Osborne, Virginia Shaw, and Kate Waring. Musicians: Lesley Shrigley Jones (cello) and Virginia Shaw (oboe & oboe d'amore).

Eurythmists: Ursula Zimmermann and Maren Stott.