Retreat

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR 2019

21 – 23 JUNE 2019

We’re excited to announce that due to popular demand we’ll be back next summer for another very special weekend in the forest. This year we’ll have some extra special treats and some extra activities for you all. We’ll have four amazing tutors again, including some new faces that we’ll be announcing before long.

Having thought it over a lot we’ve decided to keep things small again so as not to lose that special intimate feel. Therefore there will be a maximum of 38 places. We released the first 20 as early bird ticket and they all sold out very quickly. We’re releasing our next batch of 10 now and will keep some aside for nearer the time so everyone gets a chance.

Tickets are £220 but this time it includes ALL food on the Saturday (buffet lunch and evening food) and a buffet lunch on the Sunday, as well as free tea and coffee throughout – so we’ll have everything you need on site included in your ticket price. The price does not include accommodation, though camper vans are welcome again (please just let us know in advance.)

A rough itinerary of the weekend is outlined below. This is subject to change but should help give and idea of how things work.

 

Friday evening – welcome drinks from 7pm. We’ll also have a special communal learning jam and a few open mic spots.

Saturday daytime – lessons from 10am. We split into four groups that rotate around all four tutors so everyone gets very special small group tuition from each expert tutor. We’ll have a buffet lunch and then more lessons in the afternoon

Saturday evening – After a break we’ll have a BBQ on the terrace followed by the Teacher’s concert where each tutor performs an inspirational set.

Sunday daytime – Each group will be given a tutor to teach them two special pieces that will help refine your playing and teach you new skills.

Sunday ukulele hike (optional) – After a buffet lunch there’s an option to join Matt for a really fun ukulele hike. We’ll trek a short distance into the woodland and to the top of a small hill where we’ll jam whilst enjoying the beautiful view. This is  fun addition for this year.

Sunday evening – The students concert. As a group you’ll get to take to the stage with your tutor and perform the two pieces you learned. Don’t worry – this is a warm, welcoming and fun space where everyone supports everyone else. Last year, this was a real highlight.

We’ll finish around 7pm Sunday evening –  a bit more time for learning than last year but still gives people a chance to travel home Sunday night if required.

 

Accommodation:

There are many options for local accommodation including great B&Bs, hotels and inns. Here are a few places to try:

Farmers Boy Inn: https://farmersboyinn.co.uk/

Littledean House Hotel: https://www.littledeanhousehotel.co.uk/

Yew Tree Inn: http://www.yewtreeinnlonghope.co.uk/

House Martins apartment: https://www.cottages.com/cottages/house-martins-ukc2357

Crown Inn Lea: https://www.thecrowninnatlea.co.uk/