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Play with Cyanotypes - creative mark-making with Jane Woods

Come and join us for a day of play, making beautiful images with this magical and early photographic art form.  Lunch & refreshments included.  More info

Fri 16th July

10:00 - 13:30 



Nature-inspired mark-making with artist painter Lisa Parkyn

Sold out.  Process-led with a curious, playful approach. Connect with nature and activate your senses on a short walk. Explore mark-making with natural pigments. Includes lunch & materials.  More info

Sat 24th July

10:00 - 17:00 


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Root & Branch - lines. Creative writing with Chris Waters

A day of creative writing inspired by trees, with poet tutor Chris Waters.  Working from a studio with lovely views of nature, and some short, gentle walks.  Lunch included.  Bring a notebook.  More info

Sun 25th July

10:00 - 16:00 


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Play with Clay - sculpt a twisted figure

This course is now full.  A fun session aimed at anyone.  Includes all materials, tools, tuition, life model, lunches, refreshments.  This course can also be run at other dates to suit your group.  More info

Tue 27th - Wed 28th July

10:00 - 17:00



Jack Dean & Company - Hero & Leander

Outdoor theatre staged on a bandstand in Old Rectory garden. 6 multi-instrumentalists tell a tragic love story through songs inspired by folk, indie, sea shanties and choral.  Support.  Bar.  Indoors if wet.

Fri 13th Aug

19:30 bar


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Foraging & Preserving

Explore what we can safely forage in hedgerows then preserve these foods.  May include cordial, jams, birch-tapping, smoking, herbal teas & tinctures. Camp by the agroforest. 2 tutors.  More info

Fri 3rd - Sun 5th Sep

19:30 - 16:00

£190 / w/e

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Life Drawing

Untutored session with life model.  A2 drawing boards and some easels are available. 

Please bring your own paper and materials.  Includes light lunch afterwards.  More info

Fri 24th Sep

10:00 - 13:00 


Open the gate to creative courses in Dev

Gestalt, Mindfulness & Creativity

A weekend immersive retreat that will enhance your sense of self in the present, build awareness further and thus enable more contact in conversations with self and clients.  More info

Fri 1st - Sun 3rd Oct

13:00 - 16:00


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Stitching the Land using natural dyes and found objects

Tutored by Alice Fox with an emphasis on hand stitch.  Alice exhibits internationally and is a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.  SOLD OUT.  More info

Fri 22nd - Sun 24th Oct

10:00 - 17:00


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Maps, Caskets & Kists

Using the creative art of map-making to orientate and deepen our conversations with ourselves and others  Includes refreshments, 2 light lunches and materials.  More info

Winter 2021  Fri - Sun TBC

18:00 - 16:00


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From Figurative To Abstract - sculpture with Lucianne Lassalle

1 day with a life model, sketching in charcoal and clay. 3 days abstracting. Deposit  £150.  More info  Course full though please connect via 'enquire' button to go on the waiting list.

Mon 8th - Thur 11th Nov

10:00 - 17:00


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Topic TBC

An opportunity for personal development.  Delivered via Zoom and using breakout rooms for small group conversation. Please reserve your place online. More info


9:30 - 11:00


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Matt Woosey - acoustic blues / rock

British blues/rock singer/songwriter will be back from his Black Forest home for a special acoustic gig.  "Very, very good indeed!" Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2.  More info

March 2022

20:00 - 22:00