23rd February

-Stimulated by a theme of Dawn | Sunrise | Awakening our Expressive Retreat has been designed for you to explore, play and have spiritually creative fun, no matter what skills you already have or don’t think you have.

It is to be held on 31st March-2nd April, 2017 at The Old Mill Centre in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Led by creative specialists Barbara Sutcliffe-Cole, Karen Herrick, Jackie Thackray, Bryony Harris and Ruth Hawkes, activities on offer are: singing, African drumming, expressive movement, instrumental soundscape creations, felt-making, prayer weaving, reflective stitching, creative journaling and big art.  Sessions are designed for full group expression and individual creative time. 

Our team strongly believes in the life-restoring benefits of the creative journey.  So, even if you think you’re lacking musical or artistic skills, it really is not a problem.  Everyone will have the chance to experiment with song, rhythm, sound, movement, colour, fabric, wool, paint and nature itself.  It’s a chance to creatively ‘let go’! 

Exploration will be inspired by the bible but participants of all faiths or none are welcome.  Karen and Jackie will expertly facilitate us on our journey of awakening throughout the weekend.

As a bonus, the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside can be explored in free time.  Space to withdraw for personal reflection will also be provided.

Although the smaller rooms have now been booked, there is still some shared residential accommodation available The Old Mill Centre.  Otherwise, local B&Bs are a plenty!  See  http://www.richmond.org/accommodation/search.php for ideas.  

Including food, prices are: Residential £180, Non-residential £90.  Booking by 10th March 2017 is essential.  A deposit of £35 will secure a place on the retreat. 

To book your place or for more information, please contact Barbara Sutcliffe-Cole at hello@oldmillcentre.co.uk or on 01625 523 397.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


The Old Mill Centre: www.oldmillcentre.co.uk

Karen Herrick: www.harlequinarts.co.uk

Photo with thanks to Peter Sutcliffe




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