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The Wood Sisters Red Tent



The Wood Sisters' Red Tent has been built as a space for sacred sanctuary, ceremony, celebration and the exploration of women's mysteries.

The inspiration for its creation came in August 2011 at a Lughnasadh/Lammas celebration after a session of storytelling run by the Wood Sisters. The tales told that day had explored tales of Biblical women and their roots in the ancient Mesopotamian tradition inspired by Anita Diamant's novel "The Red Tent".

After the stories had been told one sister said "I wish we had a Red Tent. Let's build one." The longing for Red Tent had been spoken and like a spell the wish worked its magic through the hands of many Wood Sisters until it was there, round and red and ready for its first outing.

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The Red Tent, made by the Wood Sisters, is a physical Red Tent, as you can see, but more than that it is an idea, perhaps even an ideal, about remembering the ceremonies and practices that are special to us as women - marking the times of our cycles and that of the moon, recognising life changes like menarche, motherhood and menopause and remembering to take council with one another and share our experiences.

This tent was hand-built mainly by women and its care and the organisation of its activities are in the hands of a council of women, whose aim is to make it available and full of story, song, ceremony, celebration, discussion and support. We welcome women to our extended community of volunteers and helpers who support events, maintain and tour the tent.

The Woodsisters Red Tent has appeared at ...


Quest 2014 - Newton Abbot Race Course.

The Red Tent offered Open Sanctuary at set times during the day and Morning Meditations based on daily themes. As well as...


Storytelling from Janet Dowling

Poetry from Susan Taylor


Open doors welcoming.

A masked dance by Maggi Squire


Bardic Babes Storytelling


a collaborative communion, exploring the Divine Feminine in mystical Christianity.

Craft workshops

The Ruby Tree told by Shonaleigh

Please click this image to see a video of Maggi's Dance - More Bones for the Red Tent.

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