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Foxes' Retreat: Festival of Writing 2023 (Ashbourne, Peak District)

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Myszka

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Posted
175 days ago
Event Date
07 Aug 2023

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Foxes’ Retreat Festival of Writing 2023 - DRAFT ONLY PROGRAMME

7th to 13th August 2023

830 til 930am each morning: OPTIONAL yoga session - everyone welcome, whatever your level - friendly and adaptable session for all levels. This will be led by Claire Randall and Julia Thorley, as their gift to everyone. They are both qualified yoga teachers.

5-6pm each evening: OPTIONAL river swimming, a ten minute walk from Foxes’ Retreat - this has been popular on warm days in both 2021 and 2022!

*On two afternoons, each writer will be offered a self-care treatment with Julie, from The Reiki Room , who will be offering complimentary Reiki, Reflexology or Indian Head Massage treatments.

Monday: Arrival anytime from 10am to get settled in, We will have lunch together, followed by a local walk and chat to reconnect with our writing thoughts. After dinner, we will have an evening of storytelling with Maria Credali. There will be an (optional) cacao ceremony and drumming around the fireglobe.

Tuesday: Morning Workshop: Creative Writing for Ourselves with Myszka, Afternoon Workshop: Surviving by Storytelling, led by Mark Pearson of Nottingham University, followed by Another Fun Round of After Dinner Speed Dates Writing exercises

Wednesday: Morning Workshop: Deepening Our Characters with Myszka, followed by an afternoon of private writing time with the option of a complimentary Reiki, Indian Head Massage or Reflexology treatment with Julie Cosgrove from the Reiki Room. We will hold a Word Games Tournament in the evening.

Thursday: All Day Workshop: Long Form Non-Fiction, led by John Woodhouse. Parlour Games after dinner!

Friday: Morning Workshop: Botanical Bards (but Foxy!) with Julia Thorley, followed by an afternoon of private writing time with the option of a complimentary Reiki, Indian Head Massage or Reflexology treatment with Julie Cosgrove from the Reiki Room. The day will conclude with our Formal Dinner (dress to astound!) and dancing (with plenty of ‘snap’ for those who would like to!).

Saturday: Morning Poetry Workshop, followed by an Afternoon Spoken Word Workshop - both led by James McDermott. These workshops will both be great preparation for our regular final evening spoken word SLAM event.

Sunday: Local walk as a group at The Stepping Stones, Ilam, followed by lunch. There is no need to rush off - stay and write, journal, chat for as long as you like today around your travel arrangements.

Costings/Options:

Private double room in The Hayloft, fully catered, including all workshops over the full week - £1045 - ALL BOOKED

Private single room in The Hayloft, fully catered, including all workshops over the full week - £945 BOOKED

Camping in Delilah (our camper with proper double bed, stove, solar panels to run the fridge with freezer box and sound system, USB chargers etc. Also with indoor log burner!), sited on the top paddock camping field, fully catered and all workshops £545 AVAILABLE

Camping in Chloe (our vintage caravan with double bed, fridge, hob), sited on the top paddock camping field, fully catered and all workshops £645 BOOKED

Camping in a one of two ready erected 5m Bell Tents, with proper beds, luxury flooring and cushions, with tables and chairs, as well as electricity for lights. This will sited in the side garden or the top paddock, fully catered and including all workshops through the week - £550 BOTH BOOKED

Camping in the ready erected Blue House Tent, with proper bed and mattress, rugs and cushions, with a table and chair, as well as electricity for lights. This will sited in the side garden or the top paddock, fully catered and including all workshops through the week - £525 BOOKED

Camping in the ready erected Octagon Tent, with proper bed and mattress, rugs and cushions, with a table and chair, as well as electricity for lights. This will sited in the side garden or the top paddock, fully catered and including all workshops through the week - £525 BOOKED

Camping in top field next to house with own camper/tent etc, fully catered and all workshops £425 TWO SPOTS AVAILABLE

Please get in touch directly for booking information.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone to rock our writing again in 2023!

Warmest wishes,

Myszka

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