Venues

  • We meet in the Marcos Valcárcel Cultural Centre run by the Diputación de Ourense. The Centre is located in the heart of the city, in Calle Progreso 30. Built at the end of the nineteenth century and known as the Simeon Building, the Centre originally comprised dwellings and a textile warehouse but has been converted into exhibition spaces, lecture halls, classrooms…

  • We generally begin on Friday evening and finish on Sunday afternoon. We stay in the Casa dos Muros, Aira Sacra or Souto country holiday houses.

    The Casa dos Muros is a farmhouse built in 1770 and is located in the little village of Paderne (Ferreira de Pantón), Lugo. We have the whole house at our disposal for our workshops. Lodging is normally in a shared double room (very occasionally the room may be for three people). Depending on availability, participants can request a single room with a supplementary cost of 20 euros per night. This is paid directly to the country holiday house.

    Rooms are assigned strictly in order of registration for the Workshop. We eat homegrown produce and bread baked in the farmhouse. A vegetarian menu is available. Between workshop sessions we chat around the fireplace, in the library, on the terrace or even in the swimming pool. You are free to bring your dog if you wish; we will look after him or her.

    You can stay an extra day or so in the house and explore nearby places of interest such as the Augas Santas Spa and the Pena Pombeira Viewpoint. You can take a catamaran along the canyons of the River Sil, see the Ribeira Sacra from the air, walk through its woods, take bicycle trips or visit the River Mao, the Gundivós pottery, the Castle of Monforte de Lemos, monasteries, churches or wineries with the Ribeira Sacra Denomination of Origin.

  • Throughout the year we hold unique personal development events in different locations in the city of Ourense. All of these are related to art and culture as well as other areas of personal development. The idea behind these workshops is to teach, learn and share our knowledge and interests.

    These workshops take place in a variety of different spaces, such as, for example, the Cineclube Padre Feijoo, Angel Sotelo Photo Art…

    One-off Workshops are open to all; anyone can take part.

  • We spend several days with full board and lodging in the Casa dos Muros, Aira Sacra or Souto country holiday houses. These country holiday houses are located in the Ribeira Sacra Lucense, in the vicinity of Ferreira de Pantón.

    Lodging is normally in a shared double room (very occasionally the room may be for three people). Depending on availability, participants can request a single room with a supplementary cost of 20 euros per night. This is paid directly to the country holiday house.

    We eat homegrown produce and bread baked in the farmhouse. A vegetarian menu is available. Workshops are held during the mornings, or during mornings and afternoons, depending on the programming of each workshop. We organise other activities such as film sessions in the country holiday house, country walks, visits to local wineries…

    You can explore nearby places of interest such as the Augas Santas Spa and the Pena Pombeira Viewpoint, take a catamaran along the canyons of the River Sil, see the Ribeira Sacra from the air, walk through its woods, take bicycle trips or visit the River Mao, the Gundivós pottery, the Castle of Monforte de Lemos, monasteries, churches or wineries with the Ribeira Sacra Denomination of Origin.

  • These intensive workshops take place over a day.