Welcome to friends of wine women and philosophy (wwp)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Members salon evening

Our second members salon evening will take place on Thursday, June 18th from 7.30 to 9pm. The conversation will be around the Philosophy for Children (P4C) program and Rona will provide a bit of background to get it all going.

If you would like to become a membership friend, please refer to the membership form on our website. As ever, if you are an existing member and you would like to bring a potential new member along, that would be great.

Rendre visite à la version française de notre site web

Our website in french is now up and running - www.winewomenandphilosophy.ca

We are indebted to an anonymous benefactor for her incredible work in translating our website. We feel that she has beautifully captured the spirit of wine women and philosophy, enabling us to open our door to french-speaking women who are interested in participating in this venture.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thanks to Astri for being such a wonderful co-host and thank you to everyone who attended our salon evening last night. It would be good to see you all again at our Open Day at The Nurtury on the 14th of June. See below for more details.

Salon Evening at Astri Prugger Design

Monday, May 11, 2009

Announcing our new Away Day series

…your chance to try something different this summer – a day out with other women that is easy-paced, that has lots of variety, and that makes philosophy accessible, fun and epicurean. Cost: $50 for members and $60 for non-members (Price includes lunch and all materials).

Away Day 1: Making Sense of the Senses
Saturday 27th June 2009, 10am - 4pm
Delving into our sense of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell, we explore how some key philosophical ideas link to sensory awareness. While engaging in three practical activities – walking round the lake, looking for the punctum in photographs, and sharing a delicious lunch together – we ask how the senses heighten our engagement with the world around us. We also consider how our senses shape the way each of us interacts with people and places.

Away Day 2: Slow Philosophy
Saturday September 12th, 2009, 10am - 4pm
Over the course of this day we consider what it means to 'slow down' in a world that seems to be moving ever faster. Taking inspiration from 'the slow food movement,' we ground our discussion in practical activities such as walking, journaling and wine pairing. We examine what it takes to move at a pace that fits with our own needs, but goes against the common flow.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Open Day at The Nurtury on Sunday June14th

You are invited to attend wine women and philosophy's second Open Day which is being held at The Nurtury, in Lakefield, Gore - between 11am and 4pm - on Sunday June
14th, 2009. An easy drive from Montreal, the day is free and all are welcome to come along to find out more about our beautiful premises and location, as well as about our exciting wwp weekend line-up for Autumn 2009. This is an opportunity to see first hand whether The Nurtury would be a suitable place to go on one of our artist or writer retreats, or to host your own retreats, meetings or events. It will also give you the chance to meet some of our salonnières, and to find out if a wwp weekend is for you. As with all wine women and philosophy occasions, a welcoming glass awaits you.

Please email us for directions to The Nurtury. Make sure to spread the word to your friends and colleagues. We look forward to seeing you there.