Events inspired by nature…

 

Creative Countryside events offer the opportunity to meet and connect with other like-minded creatives. You'll learn new things, feast on seasonal food, and take part in traditional rituals and ceremonies. The gatherings take place in beautiful locations in the UK, giving you the chance to really slow down and disconnect too, if you like.

 
 

2019 Events

 
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A Slow Midwinter: Lincolnshire

Friday 25th - Sunday 27th January (2 nightS)

Our first gathering of 2019 will take place in Lincolnshire at The Old Rectory.  With spacious rooms and an open fire, it's the perfect location for a winter retreat. Join us for a weekend of seasonal activities, feasts and connection. Included will be:

  • Two nights' accommodation.

  • All meals, drinks and activities.

  • A journal creating workshop: design and make a journal for spring that you'll want to use every day. We'll use handmade paper and you'll be able to customise and add as many sections as you like. We'll use a simple design that you can replicate at home with each new season. 

  • A writing the seasons workshop: free writing, a sensory walk, and writing as a form of meditation, all inspired by the natural world. No previous writing experience necessary.

  • A collaborative nature-zine workshop: join together with other attendees to create a zine (or 'mini-magazine') inspired by the natural world. You'll receive a copy of the zine in the post after the retreat.

  • Imbolc reflections and rituals.

Although this retreat follows a similar format to our previous events, the workshops will be themed around slow creativity, being mindful, and inner reflections; perfect for a conscious start to the year. 

 
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Community Meet-Up (all welcome!)

March 2019, Date TBC

Join us for an afternoon at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for an informal meet-up with like-minded souls. Our meet-ups are usually just for our community members, but we’re opening this to all who might be interested.

We’ll begin with hot drinks and cake, before setting off on a guided ‘Art & Landscape’ tour.

There will be plenty of opportunities to chat, appreciate the artwork, and embrace the season!

 

 

Previous Events

 
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Autumn Gathering 2018

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th November: Shropshire

Read about the event here.

 
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Summer Gathering 2018

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th June: Ravenstonedale, Cumbria

 
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Winter Gathering 2018

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th January: Edale, Peak District

Read about the event here.