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“Fatima’s Longing”: A Story of Renewal and Hope – Rev. Pippa Jones & Gilly Southwood

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Please join UUCP for today’s Virtual Service, “”Fatima’s Longing”: A Story of Renewal and Hope” at 10:30 a.m. led by Rev. Pippa Jones and Special Guest, Gilly Southwood.

Our UUCP service this Sunday will have an international flavor, led by Rev. Pippa Jones and featuring Gilly Southwood, an accomplished storyteller and facilitator from South Africa. With music, poetry, and wisdom to uplift us, Gilly will take us on a journey of inquiry and discovery, inspired by an ancient Sufi tale.

 All are welcome to be a part of this meaningful gathering.

Poster By: Liandra Pires

Meet Gilly Southwood – a storyteller and educator based in the vibrant city of Cape Town. With a unique skill set that encompasses working with stories across different ages and spaces, Gilly’s passion lies in facilitating workshops and courses both online and offline. She is also a performer in schools, using her storytelling abilities to inspire and captivate her audiences. Gilly’s work is rooted in the belief that stories have the power to transform and bring about personal development and change. Her special interest lies in narrative story work, which involves using storytelling as a tool for transformation and growth. With her expertise in this field, Gilly is dedicated to helping individuals and communities discover the power of storytelling and harness it to create meaningful change in their lives.

To find out more about the art of storytelling or to find out more about  her courses, please contact her on gilly@cybersmart.co.za or find her on Facebook or Instagram. Her website is being updated and will soon be live!


What people saying:

Gilly’s course was an inspiration… her competent story-telling, professional and yet caring way of leading the group to  deeper insights, her handling of sensitive moments, and her capacity to weave a net of trust and connection between all of us, has left me with more story-telling tools, inwardly nourished, and with new friends around the world! Thank you Gilly! (Briar Grimley, South Africa)

I experienced  Gilly as a very compassionate, generous and a wise teacher. Her storytelling style is magical and absorbing. Gilly is very soulful in her storytelling practice . Along with teaching us skills for telling traditional stories, she  also lead for us very healing processes through traditional tales. Gilly has a gentle easy way of leading reflections with creativity, presence and emotional depth. I would highly recommend Gilly  to anyone who wants to experience the potency of stories to heal and change and how to facilitate such processes.  (Madhu Shukla, India)

Thank you so much for your beautiful hosting of the virtual circle these past weeks.  It was such a highlight of the week, and a reminder of the joy of story.

I am grateful for your warm and centered presence and how clearly you held the space and enabled conversation.  That is no small feat given the challenges of Zoom.

I was heartened to connect with lovers of story from around the globe and to be reminded of the power of story to bridge difference, something so sorely needed at the moment. (Katherine Jones, Australia)

Thank you so much for the Artists Way journey with you.  You held a generous space for the group to encourage and enhance our creativity. The artistic exercises you introduced were a total joy and I looked forward to them every week. At the end of the process I feel more focused and positive and I’m looking forward to my next steps. (Sue Hollingsworth, Storyteller, UK)




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April 14
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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