Honour the waters of Cambridge

Honour the waters of Cambridge


May 26, 2024    
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Empty Common Community Garden
Brooklands Ave, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8BL

Event Type

Water is life. Water is alive. Join ceremonialist Isla Macleod and Water Sensitive Cambridge for an afternoon dedicated to water in our river catchment. Let’s acknowledge our relationship with this amazing and essential element in gratitude: the river flows in Earth, our taps, our bodies, and every breath we take. Life creates the water cycle, and we are as much part of it as the rain, clouds and forests.

The event is in the Empty Common Community Garden garden framed by Hobson’s and Vicar’s Brook, two chalk streams from one source. All attendees are active participants in the ceremony and creators guided by Isla. Whether you come alone, with family or with friends, this experience promises to be memorable and inspiring.

“Ceremony is an ancient and powerful way for humans to re-member and enrich our connection with what is sacred in our lives. Participating in ceremony helps to cultivate feelings of acceptance, clarity and belonging, and inspires us to live in harmony with Nature and the Cosmos.”
– Isla Macleod

Isla Macleod is a creator of ceremonies, ritual designer, transformational healer and author based in Somerset. Isla offers bespoke ceremonies, rituals, pilgrimages, retreats, and healing journeys “to help you integrate and weave yourself back to wholeness”. We are excited to see what she creates for Cambridge, its water, and its human and more-than-human communities.

The event will be closed with a gathering around the fire, and participants will be invited to share conversations and reflections on the afternoon’s events with a warming cup of chai.

This event is presented as part of the Cambridge Nature Festival 2024, organised by Cambridge Past, Present and Future.

Tickets are £12 (Pay More), £6 (Pay Less), and free for under 10’s.
Please let us know if payment is a barrier to your attendance.

Tickets will be available for this event a month before, on 26th April.
Contact us to be notified when tickets are available.