SLOW retreat Run by Bristol Creatives for Bristol Creatives.
to Nov 14

SLOW retreat Run by Bristol Creatives for Bristol Creatives.



SLOW retreat Run by Bristol Creatives for Bristol Creatives.

Inspired by the book 'In Praise of Slow', by Carl Honore, Bordello Banquets is running a 3 day, 2 night retreat This will include your own room in 4 star accommodation with use of spa facilities, hot tubs, outdoor wood-fired sauna cabin and indoor saunas too. White cotton bed linen and towels provided.

And finally - a massive stack of amazing transformational, slow, inspiring, creative, interior, gardening and art books and magazines on hand plus pencils and a small journal for your thoughts and doodles in every bedroom. Wifi is good but guests will be encouraged to have their mobile phones on silent and leave them in their room

Price points as follows -

Small bunk room £250.00 - to include bedroom and all food

Twin room £400.00 - 2 to share - to include bedroom and all food

En-suite double - £300.00 single use, £450.00 couple

There are walks immediately up the hill into woodland, to the Beechenhurst Sculpture Trail nearby or Cannop Ponds or Mallard's Pike.

Tuesday lunch through to Thursday lunch will be provided (6 meals) with fresh, local, artisan ingredients provided in fridges for you to cook your own meals when you are ready. (One meat kitchen and one vegan/gluten free). There will be a pizza oven available or fresh pasta making kit and all the ingredients supplied for every meal from a plethora of artisan producers in the Forest of Dean and Herefordshire.

The aim is for the retreat to be a time away from life's stresses; to walk, read, relax, without a hectic schedule - but there will be add on groups if you feel you want a bit more - tuesday morning and thursday afternoon for the writing/creative sessions with the raw or nutritional food 'demo and dine' on the wednesday afternoon leading into dinner.

These are some of the writers, facilitators and creatives who will be contributing over the first retreat.

Tuesday morning - Sarah Thayer of Slow Coach Sarah - helping you work towards your authentic life - £30.00 per head for the morning workshop

Wednesday morning - Courtney Love - the chunky needle - arm knit blanket - £20.00

Wednesday afternoon -Sam Waterhouse - hormonal balancing through nutrition, demo and dine with this amazing Bristol celeb chef - £40.00 to include ingredients

Thursday afternoon - Anna Farthing - working around natural resources and the weather, and objects found on a walk in the nearby forest - £30.00 per head for the afternoon workshop

There can also be reflexology, reiki, massage, tarot and spiritual readings if required - £40.00 per session - from Louise Sprekensen and Aveena. These will need to be pre-booked and paid for.

Add -ons

Tuesday morning session - £30.00

Wednesday morning craft session - £20.00

Wednesday afternoon demo and dine - £30.00

Thursday afternoon session - £30.00

Therapy session - £40.00

Arrival by 10.00am for the Tuesday morning add-on workshop, 1.00 for lunch; departure after 1.00 lunch on the Thursday, 5.00pm if staying for add-on workshop.


Please do share. Every share gets a reduction to the retreat. And please email me on for info, more details or location and payment details.

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