DRI Events, CPD & Dream Request

Dreamwork weekend (2-3 February 2019)

With David Billington

In this experiential workshop you will work with your dreams to experience different ways of looking at, understanding, and exploring them.

Using your own dreams, you will be invited to explore methods for enhancing and connecting to your dream experience, including dialogue, journalling, drawing, meditation and psychodrama, as appropriate. You will work in pairs and groups to discuss your dreams from a variety of psychological and spiritual perspectives. There will be opportunities to witness, experience and/or work with the Waking Dream Technique.

Explore what your dreams might be bringing you that can help you understand yourself, your life and your journey.

The weekend will be facilitated by David Billington M.A.

10am – 5pm, 2-3 February, CCPE Universel (top floor).
Open to all. CPD certificates available.

£180 for the weekend. Tickets at Eventbrite.

Queries and further information: email [email protected].

DRI Research Project – Request for Dreams!

In conjunction with the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Reseearch Centre (RERC), the DRI is collecting accounts of people’s spiritual or religious experiences in dreams. If you have ever had a spiritual or religious experience in a dream, and are 18 years or older,  you are invited to take part in our ‘Dream States, Spirituality and Wellbeing’ research project. Click  here to take part in the survey.

What’s on with Dreams in London and beyond?

Dream Auction Preview

rosenfeld porcini is pleased to invite you to a performance by Bongsu Park

20 October 2018 | 7.00 – 8:30pm & 1st – 7th July 2019

In Korea there is an interesting culture of dealing with dreams. People who have had good dreams for example, such as one involving a pig which traditionally alludes to the arrival of wealth, can actually sell their dream to someone else. Any dream which has a positive interpretation has a value that makes it a desirable asset for someone else to acquire. Koreans buy and sell dreams for fun. The artist Bongsu Park is going to make this transaction of an intangible asset more external and organised in the form of a public auction.

For the DREAM AUCTION people will be able to register their dreams as text and submit them to the auction through the website: www.DreamAuction.org. The dreams submitted will be listed as the text written, printed and framed, ready for purchase. The dreams will remain unedited from the time of submission.

The DREAM AUCTION will be hosted by CHRISTIE’S, the Fine Art Auctioneers at their headquarters in London in 2019. Professional auctioneer Roger McIlroy will act as consultant and mentor for this unusual project. 

Money raised from the auction will go to creative charities. In so doing, the artist hopes the process of sharing dreams could positively affect not just those participating, but also other people’s futures and dreams. 

In tandem with the DREAM AUCTION Bongsu Park is going to create extended events such as discussions and performances. The first performance will be held at ACCESS SPACE in Sheffield on 20th October 2018. An accompanying score will feature musicians Charlie Collins and Ryoko Akama, whilst the participants’ dream texts will be a central component of the sound creation. Access Space, Sheffield3-7 Sidney St, Sheffield S1 4RG

The next performance is being prepared and will be held at the PRINT ROOM CORONET THEATRE in London between 1st -7th July 2019. The performance will function as a preview for the DREAM AUCTION and as a ritual in the transfer of dream ownership. Please refer to the website for more information: www.DreamAuction.org


Rosenfield Porcini Gallery
37 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NZ

IASD Annual Conference

Over 500 dream researchers and dreamworkers are expected to attend the annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, including a group of us from DRI/CCPE. IASD’s 2019 conference will be in the Netherlands. If you are in the UK and planning to attend, please let us know via email at [email protected]

Deadlines to Be Aware Of

Call for Presentation Online Submissions Due – 15 December 2018
Early Bird Registration Discount – 31 December 2018
Poster Submissions Due – 15 February 2019
Art Entry Submissions Due – 1 March 2019
Presenters (to stay on the program) must register by 1 March 2019
Exhibiting Artists registering at the Presenter discount – 15 March
Last day for pre-ordered meals – 16 June 2019
Conference Opens (on site registrations welcome) – 21 June 2019

Please see the IASD website to submit a proposal and for more information.