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Meditation pics at Omnibus Theatre fourth week, London UK

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Omnibus Theatre fourth week, London UK

Last week makers were Andrew, Kristin, Carolina, Edie, Tom, L Ann, Nicola, Afsoneh, Sash, Steven, David, Georgia, Anne, Ali, Ivory, Johanna, Margarita, Malsara, Shalona, Sveta, David, Mari, Paul, Rosie, Edith, Shaun, June, Joe, Sarah, Vera, Ellan, Ali, Vici, Marianne, Mel, Glynis, Nelson, Debbie, Mietek and Edith.

We made 49 dolls in total.  

‘An unusual tactile experience in a lovely format.’

’Strange, unexpected, but welcome. A lovely concept.’

‘Calming, connecting and a lovely experience. Muito obrigada!’

‘A lot of fun meeting everyone. Had a blast!’

‘Inspiring evening.’

‘It was a wonderful addition to an already special evening, (having watched a very imaginative and powerful production) to be invited to take part in this fantastic, epic art event. I met some fascinating people and enjoyed channelling happiness and connection into my little doll. Memorable.’

‘What a wonderful way to trap some dreams and bind them up with a visible heart. My little dream- filled doll will stay with me for a long time, an incredible memory of an evening spent with strangers, magical and joyful. Happenstance led me here, happenstance led me away again. Dreams connect these two points.’

‘A calming communal experience.’

‘Very calming, thoughtful experience, deeply soulful.’

‘Thank you for the peaceful + reflective moment. Good luck with your project!’

‘Making the figure was very meditative and thinking about ‘her’ was strangely moving with her beating heart.’

‘Free therapy very needed and I’m grateful. Feeling calm and content. Thanks Regina, you’re cool.’

‘I feel I have created a living thing. What a strange feeling. It is just a stuffed doll after all.’

‘It was nice to make a human from dreams with a heart. It took time and now I don’t really want to leave him…’

‘Dreams are always within us in abundance, but only those necessary for our being are realised. Making Billy after watching a play was a wonderful way to reconcile the emotions and thoughts evoked throught theatre.’

‘A strangely soothing social ritual.’

‘I am very grateful of meeting you in the middle of my adventure in London and have the chance to participate in your project. This project make people meet each other and also give you the opportunity to create some lovely dolls. In the moment I am making my doll I forget  about everything else, I am in other peaceful place. Thanks Regina for helping us and give us the chance to enjoy this big project.’ 

‘Peaceful, collaborative, joyful, creative, happy. A sense of joy, a sense of peace.’

‘Real magic.’

‘A wonderful creative process, physically and spiritually. Many thanks. The journey is the destination! Much love.’

‘Profound, surprisingly moving and powerful. Regina’s calm and sincere energy made my participation valuable ad memorable. Regina’s mission to make one doll for ‘each one of us’ has inspired me to be more mindful of the inter-connectivity between all of ‘us’. Soothing. Relieving. Beautiful!’

‘Harmony with strangers.’

‘Peace, love and determination.’

‘Thankful for the hands-on loveliness, the beauty of chatting and connecting, and the joy of creating.’

‘It was a lovely time meeting Regina, making new friends and making the dolls. Such a nice, warm, welcoming atmosphere.’

‘Very rewarding and beautiful experience. Thoroughly enjoyable. A great masterpiece of Regina and the community. Wonderful idea.’

‘A God given experience. Inspiring, calming, interactive with amazing people. An unexpected wonderful interval of life.’

Thank you so much everyone! 

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Meditations pics at Omnibus Theatre third week, London UK

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Omnibus Theatre, third week, London UK

On the third week at Onminbus the makers were Vicky, Jess, Sash, Mital, Celine, Alison, Anne, Karen, Rex, Amy, Lucy, Jules, Christopher, Leo, Charlotte, Susan, Afsoneh, Laleh, Reza, Angela, Robin, Mitu, Jonathan, Georgia and Louise. Carolinda and Mary came as spectators. 

We made 34 dolls together. 

Some of the makers wrote comments, the two first ones connect the exhibition to Omnibus space.

’Superb place to exhibit because its ethos represents what you are doing in your art.’ 

‘Regina’s dolls are the books in this former library containing ‘dreams’ and people’s stories.’

‘Thank you for the experience. Carry on working on the dreams.’

‘It feels like meditation while working on your dreams, then you actually meditate. Absolutely amazing and relaxing, so lovely experience.’

‘Lovey and creative experience. Had really natural and honest conversations.’

‘It was lovely to sit and talk while making my doll. It’s nice to just relax and get away from work and the hectic world.’

‘It was lovely to meet you, you are relaxing and joyful lady, as I was making the doll for my dreams my life was passing away through  me like a film, I hope one of my dreams come true for happiness and love and health.’

‘A very relaxing time spent stuffing a dolls, a perfect way to complement a wonderful intense play.’

‘One more doll for the community.’

‘A lovely and therapeutic experience. Loved connecting with Regina, fellow participants I didn’t know and my family members.’

‘Regina is very sweet lady and made me feel welcome and comfortable from the start. This was a very relaxing experience and I highly recommend everyone to give it a go! The meditation at the end was the icing on the cake.’

We spent another great week at Omnibus, actually this amazing experience is just getting better and better.

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Royal Academy of Arts, London UK

Last Friday we were back to RA InPractice. 

Lawrence, Tina and someone I forgot the name, they joined me, we made four dolls while listening to the artists’ presentation. We started at the break and continued till the end of the event. 

One of the artists told me he loves this event, he feels it so uplifting, it make him realise that we are also great artists not only the ones over there –  he pointed the Royal Academy main collection.

‘My doll has a lot of love to give…’

‘My doll and I loved connecting together with the meditation, look into his eye, maybe you can share a moment.’

Molly told me ‘do you know when you don’t know you were missing something?’ Then she told me that it’s great to have Dreams and a Heart in the room.

Ohhh Molly, she is such special opened heart woman, thank you so much Molly for giving us this opportunity and for your generous words, you are amazing, thank you! 

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Meditation pics at Omnibus Theatre second week, London UK

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Omnibus Theatre, second week, London , UK

In our second week residency at Omnibus Theatre we made dolls in two different days. Huma, Gabi, Charlotte, Florence, Tabish, Catherine, Keith, Barbara, Dana, Enzo, Amelie, Ruth, Matt, Sarah, Soham and Bex came to make dolls at the exhibition, we made 18 dolls together. Some of the makers live locally and will come back to finish off their dolls. 

‘Inspired, inspiring, giving, generous, spiritual, community, aiding + sharing – we are all connected by one thread of humanity. Thank you Regina!’

‘Wonderful experience with warm and interesting women.’

‘Interesting and unique experience contributing to such a one of a kind project – glad to participate.’ 

‘I had fun sitting and talking with everyone – it’s not often I get the chance to create something like this.’

‘The time interrupted by the rhythm of my pulse that solely signifies life. I try to concentrate asking myself ‘where is my mind?’ 

‘A moment of quiet + stillness with the regularity of my pulse quickening and slowing in time with my breathing. The room around me continues in its own way, whist I sit, my heart steadily beating on.’ 

‘J’ai passé un trés bon moment avec Regina. Elle m’a fait découvrir son project et nous avons fait des poupées ensemble. Ses idées sont trés intéressantes et inspirantes, elles encouragent à la paix et à l’amour. C’était une trés belle après-midi passée en compagnie d’une trés belle persone! Bon courage pour la suite de tu projet Regi, je suis contente d’avoir cntribué à la création des cinq communautés. Thanks & take care.’ ‘I had a great time with Regina. She showed me her project and we made dolls together. Her ideas are very interesting and inspiring, they promote peace and love. It was a beautiful afternoon spent with a very nice person! Good luck for the future of your project,  Reggie, I am pleased to have contributed to the creation of the five communities.’

‘Cette après-midi était pour moi une grande découverte et veritable parcours initiatique. Le projet que Regina défend permet d’envisager en dépassement des clivages et de anxiété qui règnent dans notre société actuelle. Bien plus qu’un projet, Regina propose une vraie philosophie au travers des ses créations. En particulier, le moment de la méditation fut inattendu per moi – sceptique au départ, l’expérience m’a finalment convaincu et ému. Te le souhaite le meilleur dans la construction et aboutissement des cinq comminautés. Merci infiniment de nous avoir fait partager ce beau moment en ta compagnie.’ ‘This afternoon was for me a great discovery and a real initiatory route. The project Regina advocates allows us to look beyond the divisions and anxiety that prevail in our current  society. Much more than a project, Regina proposes a true philosophy through her creations. In particular, the moment of meditation was unexpected for me – skeptical at first, the experience finally both convinced me and moved me. I wish you the best in the construction and culmination of the five communities. Thank you very much for the opportunity you gave us to share this beautiful moment with you.’

On Saturday Omnibus Theatre celebrated five year birthday with many special activities. I particularly loved when Marie told us the history that goes back twelve years ago when they fought against destroying the building to build luxury flats, and of they won!!! The building which was a library was kept for the community and transformed in this beautiful theatre. It is incredible what we can achieve when we work together for the wellbeing of many others. Congratulations to Marie and everybody who made this dream come true.

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Meditation pics at Omnibus Theatre first week, London, UK

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Omnibus Theatre, first week, London, UK

Amazing to see the room full of people, the dolls were so so excited, they are having great fun with this incredible experience. 

Vicky, Jen, Caroline, Amelia, Emily, Esmonde, Raj, Gethin, Maryam, Sia, Thelma, Louise and Nelson, together we made 14 dolls.

One of the makers decided to have his doll he named Brian with him to watch the show. When he came back he played with Brian and put him to sleep.

‘Brian is having his dreams now.’ 

‘Dreams and a Heart – a therapeutically friendly + socially inclusive concept – great fun! Thank you Regina.’ 

‘Thank you for making this. I love the pictures that look like the spine.’

‘Such a beautiful and thoughtful project. It’s so important to take a moment each day and this allows you to do that. Thank you!’ 

‘How lovely to create something full of love with others around, chatting and laughing. Thank you Regina.’ 

‘One of the most magical experiences of my life. I feel blessed to connect to Regina and have the chance to work on manifesting my future partner. Much love and gratitude.’ 

‘Regina gave me a space to breathe today.’

We love so much to be at Omnibus, thank you everyone! 

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Omnibus Theatre 30th Oct, London, UK

Next day on Tuesday, I went through all the dolls to hold them safely together and fix small details to make them look beautiful. I worked 10 to 10pm.

I started to frame the pictures and hang them up on the wall underneath the dolls.

It was great to mount the exhibition at Omnibus sharing the room with people having meetings or working on their own, everybody really helpful and friendly.

We are very grateful to generous Marie who opened the space for us, she works non stop to make this building a lovely community space, she is amazing!

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