AUGUST 14-17: WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO FIND

The Summer House Weekend is not about endless trudging through fields or loud stages. It's about connecting with others, making new friends and learning something along the way. If the weather is glorious we can spill out into the plentiful grounds, play on the lawn and swim in the refreshing blue pool; if the skies are grey there's more than enough room for everyone inside the House itself.

Arrival Thursday late afternoon to set up camp. Activities Friday, Saturday and Sunday; departure by 9am Monday.

ACTIVITIES AND GAMES:

Swimming pool; free hot showers; free wood-fired sauna from Lost Horizon; meditation, yoga, trampoline; tennis; badminton; giant Jenga; lawn games like boules; croquet; poi lessons from the London Fire Spinners; lemon jousting with the Haberdashery Collective; group photo on the lawn; opening and closing ceremonies; birthday cake; visits to the wishing tree and the shrine;

WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

"Morning Glory" dance session; Cuddle Workshop; storytelling; poetry; Shhh non-verbal speed meeting; “Laugh Your Way to Bliss” with Nadaav; meditation and mindfulness class; acrobalance; Pilates; a range of workshops on subjects such as dominance, jealousy, and boundaries; “Set Your Intentions” , “Deepen Your Touch” and “Get Your Hand In”with Claire Black; “Art of Audacity” with Ruby May; The Forbidden Door writing workshop with Kitty K; love letter workshop;  a "skeptics" strand featuring talks and panel discussions with well-known authors; the “Skeptics Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t” with Carmen; mask-making; Shibari by Santi;  rationalist, feminist Tarot with Itzi; Release Your Inner Sparkle with Ruth and Candy; butterfly preservation; Handfasting; Balfolk and other dance styles from Irreverent Dance; hatmaking; dressing up advice/help workshop.

ONE-ON-ONE TREATMENTS AND SESSIONS:

Face and body painting from Squiggles and Wiggles; a variety of massage therapists on offer, including Tantric, Holistic and Lomi Lomi; Bodyworks with Drew; and Tarot readings for one or two.

AFTER DARK:

Dressup party; cacao, laughter and cuddles; Cabaret performances; music; DJs and dancing; storytelling; poetry; vintage cinema; log fires and a bonfire; ceilidh from the Ceilidh Liberation Front; entertainment from Dr Clive's Circus; a Saturday night party from Rumpus; a fireshow on the lawn; silent disco; photobooth; Afterglow / Aftermath with Ruby May.

FOOD AND DRINK:

A superb banquet-style breakfast and dinner is available for a limited number of guests (advance booking recommended via our Dining page); independent street food chef Amy’s Cosmic Caravan will be serving up tasty and wholesome grub; or feel free to bring your own food. We will be serving drinks, smoothies, tea and coffee and the finest selection of cocktails. For more information, please see our Food and Drinks page.

As the drinks are literally the only way that the organising team are generating any income from this small event, we ask that you respect our request not to bring your own booze to the Weekend.