News & Current Projects

After the Olympian Mayan year last year, 2013 is a time for consolidating for Alistair.

The BBC has recommissioned another bumper series of ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY which means we’ll be filming series 14 (!) from March through to October. I’m going to be covering almost 20 of those, sharing the rest with my lovely and esteemed colleagues at Escape.

Escapes from the last years massive series (75 eps) go out daytime and at 7pm across the BBC channels. And are also airing in Australia, New Zealand, Holland to name a few non-British regions. Please keep me up to date, where you’re watching it!


THE NIGHTSHIFT, a concert series for the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment that I host, is a big feature of 2013. We have an exciting choreographic/orchestral evening of the Four Seasons in the Spring and lots of beautiful music over 2013. Stay tuned to the blog and I’ll keep you up to date.

You can find out when the Nightshifts are taking place at the website


MIND SPRINGS itself is evolving and growing.

We’re consolidating our work with courses and teaching across the country. We have classes in London and retreats in Scotland and Oxfordshire. There’s also a Summer retreat in the Swiss Alps and an exciting project in the newly opened Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park… Keep abreast of our work at the website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @mindspringstwit.


I am continuing working with Ayahuasca therapy in Brazil. Spirit Vine organise courses every month in Bahia. The website gives all the details – but I’m helping run one in October 2013. You can find out more and watch my adventures in Brazil in the short documentary THE MAN WHO DRANK THE UNIVERSE and it is available to view on-line. It’s a new, much higher quality Vimeo stream.

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I’ve written quite a lot on ayahuasca in my blog: