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Whitling Wood Farm

Whitling Street

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BRISTOL

BS4O 8BN

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PLEASE NOTE: TWO DATES AVAILABLE

High Noon is an artist led creative retreat; an invitation to women who find themselves in a challenging phase of life, questioning who they really are and are feeling a shift towards wanting to live a more authentic and deeply-connected life. Set in the beautiful landscape of the Chew Valley just south of Bristol, this day* retreat offers a safe space for individuals to discover powerful ways to use art as a tool for personal transformation, reconnection with nature and to journey with others through this process in a small group setting.

The art itself is immersive and guided, taking the participants through stages of diverse and engaging activities which draw on the instincts and encourage freedom of expression. No previous art experience or skills are needed to take part – it is about allowing women the time and space to immerse themselves. Participants will learn to prepare the raw, organic materials that are indigenous to the woodland itself and to use, not just their hands, but the furthest reaches of their weary limbs to remember who they are once again. Nothing will be too messy, too bold or take up too much space!

The day retreat begins at noon and runs until midnight. This time frame allows the different creative elements to mirror the transition of the day from high noon through to high moon. When the darkness draws in participants will be invited to powerfully interact with a fusion of organic and digitally projected images drawn from their own artwork to create forms that depict the essence of true wildishness.

* The retreat officially runs from 12.00 midday until 12.00 midnight therefore participants are welcome to stay overnight under shelter near a fire or return home after the main part of the event (after 11pm). Lunch, evening meal, refreshments (and a light breakfast for those staying overnight) will be included. £5 donation paid on the day for optional overnight stay and light breakfast.

Please note the overnight stay is a wild camping option not glamping. However the camp is well set up with shelter, fire, camp-cook area, running water and a private compost loo. It is possible for participants to bring their own tent and camp if they prefer. Wild camping by the fire is highly recommended though.


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please email Jo for transport details on joanna@chalkblack.com to discuss your individual transport options.

As the venue is in a rural area the postcode is shared by other farms and houses in the area therefore more detailed directions will be needed to find the right venue.

Please note that this retreat is 12 hours long and finishes after hours for local transport so it may be preferrable to stay for the night and take public transport the next day.

Car sharing is encouraged. If you are arriving by car and are happy to pick up others on the way from a mutually agreed location then let us know and we can help to arrange this (but can't take responsibility for the safety or punctuality of the driver).


Is there disabled access on site?

Due to being a woodland setting the event site is not suitable for wheelchair access or for those with limited mobility. Please contact joanna@chalkblack.com if you would be interested in a similar event on a site with disabled access.


What can I bring into the event?

Warm clothes, sturdy footwear, waterproofs and additional footwear that can get wet (old trainers/wetsuit boots).

If you opt for staying overnight you will need to bring a warm sleeping bag, blanket, pillow and something to sleep on. If you are travelling by public transport and can't manage to bring your own bedding please contact us as we have a limited supply we could bring for you. It is possible to camp in your own tent if you prefer.

A small donation of £5 (if staying overnight).

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Via joanna@chalkblack.com

This event works best if we can speak to those attending before the day - makes the process less impersonal. Please email for initial contact and we'll arrange a time to call you.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds are possible up to 2 weeks before the event. However, 25% of the fee paid will be retained to cover the deposit paid for the event. Please give as more notice as possible by emailing joanna@chalkblack.com


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Please feel free to pass the ticket on to someone else. However, please notify us if you do.


I would love to attend but can't afford to - what can I do?

We have tried to keep our ticket cost as low as possible and have given a two tier payment option to reflect this. However, as there are three artists to pay and the land to hire there are costs that we have to cover.

If you're not in a position to cover some or all of the amount then feel free to email joanna@hotmail.com and we will let you know if we have received any funding or donations to cover the cost of your place.


How can I donate towards the High Noon project?

By clicking on the 'Donate' button and following the directions. Please email us directly if you have difficulties with this.

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