All posts by Tricia North

Cardinal Fashion Studio

When I was 11years old I was on holiday in Lyme Regis1981, I found these 2 books in a second hand book shop and they which have captured me ever since, I think at the time I paid £11 each which blew out my holiday money and I had to beg my dad for extra […]

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Counting the sins that are swallowed

I’m currently obsessing about the mythical Sin Eater and the idea of absorption of sin.. if only it was that easy. Folklore suggests in the 19th century in the Welsh Boarders Sin Eaters were paid to eat a meal from the body of the decreased cleansing them of all their sin. My mind wanders to […]

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Bridging the Gap: Labrys

This isn’t about a specific woman as such but, in my research into salt rituals, I came across the double headed axe and the interesting contradictions of history and meaning and thought that it would be interesting to share. The labrys, said to be the symbol of mother goddess, its history and usage is chequered. […]

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Nowruz

Happy Persian New Year One of our EAST members has been lucky enough to work with a group of new arrived Afghan refugees. As part of the work that has been going on to help the families acclimatise to the ways of Essex, the language, systems and culture. Creative workshops have been going on to […]

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Shoots of Spring

Tiny little signs from nature building into strong stalks of hope

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