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Knighton, Powys - hold the date


As this course is proving to be very popular, we have decided to hold another one in 2019!  The long weekend will begin with dinner on Thursday evening and end with breakfast on Monday morning leaving us 3 clear days to immerse ourselves in deep creativity. A deposit of £100 will secure your place - see payment details below and on the registration form.

4pm Thursday 5th - 10am Monday 9th Sept 2019

Between them Helen Chadwick and Alison Burns have a wealth of experience of creating profound and beautiful songs from simplest of ideas: for theatre, installations, choirs and solo performance.

In this intensive workshop Ali and Helen will share ways in to lyric, melody and harmony writing and show how create and craft songs for choirs, harmony singing or solo performers. Each day the group will spend time exploring different components of song in a supportive, fun and productive environment

The workshop is for those who want to write songs for voices in harmony and who would like the space and support to do that with others. Some may already be songwriters, some may be new to composing. No ability to read or write music is necessary, as we will be working primarily by ear. The ability to sing one voice to a part is helpful but not essential. Please bring something to capture your idea with e.g. a smart phone, minidisc or notebook and pen.

Once again the workshop will be held at the beautiful and remote venue Hill Cottage Retreat Centre, located in the marches of mid-Wales, near Knighton in Powys. Set in ten acres of land it includes an independent market garden, young orchard and woodland, natural swimming pond, gardens for contemplation and wildflower pastures bordered by a meandering brook.

The accommodation is made up of Scandinavian style cabins with a choice of sharing a twin room (£380 per person) or single room (£480 per person).  If you would like to negotiate a working place price, please talk to us!  To book a place please complete the registration details including payment of a £100 deposit . This is refundable minus £20 for admin until 21st July and thereafter by negotiation.  In the unlikely event that we are unable to accept your booking, your deposit will be refunded or may be transferred if you wish to attend another similar event.  The balance must be paid by 8th August 2019.

Price: £100.00

Start Time: 08:00
End Time: 17:00

Start Date: September 5, 2019
End Date: September 9, 2019

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