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Mindfulness day event: exploring self-compassion & ancestral histories with Rose Eskafi; and memory, observation & recall with Melissa Kitty Jarram

Saturday, June 4, 2022
Opening Hours: 
10.30am - 3.30pm
Bow Arts Courtyard Room, 183 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

In a day dedicated to mindfulness, Rose Eskafi will be kicking things off in a deep dive into self-compassion and the importance of remembering your ancestral stories as a form of healing, grounding and building resilience. 

Through a range of individual, group, and paired activities centred around topics like challenging the ego, compassionate meditation, imagination, intentional daydreaming, and building self-esteem, we’ll learn the importance of being gentle with ourselves and each other. 

The second half of the day will be led by artist Melissa Kitty Jarram in a hands-on workshop centring around memory, time, and their impact on our ability to recall events in our lives. 

Drawing upon the meditative act of collective painting, drawing and mark making, we’ll be manifesting the spiritual learnings we’ve taken from the day into physical pieces of artwork to take away. 

All materials for both sessions are provided. 


Tickets £12/£8 (concession rate applies to Bow Arts artists, students, over 65s, under 18s, National Art Pass members, and key workers) 

More about Rose Eskafi (right)

Rose Eskafi is the Founder of Still Chill and a Mindfulness & Self-compassion practitioner. She is passionate about guiding and supporting you in rediscovering yourself, wholeheartedly, using mindfulness-based approaches. She supports individuals who are looking for a more wholesome awareness of their internal world and teaches you how to live with more acceptance, less self-criticism and a more harmonious mind, body & soul connection. She holds a degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Mindfulness & Compassion  

More about Melissa Kitty Jarram (left)

Working across digital and traditional mediums for clients such as Bethany Williams London, WePresent, Adidas and Nike, south east London based Melissa Kitty Jarram embraces the hardships of the female experience and the violence inherent in life through her illustrations, paintings and moving image pieces. Her work is suffused with mythology – an extensive source of inspiration that, to this day, still unearths the depths of human nature. To her, nothing compares to the level of expression that comes with the texture of painting, with improvisation, and with the sense of danger that’s tied to the possibility of making mistakes. Breaking ‘the male gaze’ is important to Jarram as she continues to explore the female form in her paintings.  


Access Information 

The Bow Arts Courtyard Room has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system. 

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road. 

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3) 

Travel Information 

Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 9am to 4pm. Open 10am on Sundays
Address: Nunnery Cafe, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ 
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away. 
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area. 
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.