Sharpham Trust celebrates 30th Anniversary with weekend of events
Come and join us for a fabulous two days of festivities over the weekend of the 7th and 8th July as The Sharpham Trust celebrates its 30th birthday. The Trust is based at Sharpham House, on the Sharpham Estate, Ashprington, near Totnes, Devon.
Thirty years ago, when Maurice and Ruth Ash set up the Trust they wanted it to become a place where people from all walks of life would come to cherish, reconnect and benefit from the unique natural environment of the Sharpham estate.
Their vision has been nurtured and expanded so now the charity’s rich and diverse activities engage individuals and communities by providing access to the beautiful estate and house, and by hosting meaningful programmes and courses to enrich lives.
The weekend is the highlight in the Trust’s year of celebrations. Its programme offers a ‘pick and mix’ of events, in which there are fun activities to suit all ages; entertaining group games, interesting garden tours, try outs of outdoor art and crafts, food foraging, trips to the retreat centre, poetry readings to listen to and join in with, walks, talks, house tours, and mindfulness.
Each day too you can swim in the outdoor pool, try canoeing, taste cheese and wine, watch an expert wood carver create a new outdoor sculpture, view a specially curated exhibition of over 35 paintings by the Polish painter Zdzislaw Ruszkowski, see work from local contemporary artists, listen to great live music while you munch on lunch and even take part in our own unique twist on the Olympic Games!
If you are feeling a little more reflective then you can add your stories, thoughts, about Sharpham that contribute towards an exciting immersive journey of the past, present and future of the Trust.
You might find that one day isn’t enough to experience it all so we have opened Sharpham House especially to cater for bed and breakfast guests at the great price of £45 per person per night.
A Celebration of Mindfulness
Make a date in your diary for A Celebration of Mindfulness on Sat 29 September 2012 9.30am-5pm
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” Jon Kabat Zinn
Come and experience, as part of The Sharpham Trust’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations, a rich day-long programme of practical workshops given by a host of experienced Mindfulness teachers in a spectacular location.
It doesn’t matter if you are new to mindfulness or practise regularly, the day is open to anyone interested in learning practical ways to increase their wellbeing. You can pick and choose from a wide variety of workshops and themes, while revelling in the glorious colours, textures, sights and sounds of Sharpham’s healing spaces.
Only £75 per person (incl seasonal vegetarian lunch).
We will shortly be posting the programme on the website for you to download.
What's on at Sharpham in July: events listing
Tues 3 Poetry Conversation
with Alice Oswald
7.30pm – 9.15pm
Resonance is the theme for tonight’s poetry evening, which will be held in Sharpham House’s hallway accompanied by music.
Sharpham House. Donations suggested £5.
Thurs 5 Mindfulness Practice Eve
with Jenny Wilks
7.30pm – 9.15pm
These drop-in evenings are for people who have attended a course and wish to top up their mindfulness skills through regular practice. No need to book.
South Wing. Cost £6.
Sat 7- Sun 8 Trust 30th Anniversary celebrations (see above)
Wed 11 - Sun 15 Sustaining Ourselves Through Mindfulness
with Duncan Moss and Sarah Delfont
A residential break for those working in the voluntary, education and healthcare
professions who are in need of rest, renewal, reflection and inspiration.The course
integrates mindfulness practices with time to step out of the competing demands of life and allow space personal reflection. Includes four days full board, mindfulness tuition, a canoe trip and optional creative activities.
Cost £450. Subsidies and bursaries are available for this course, please ask for details. Booking essential. Phone 01803 732542.
Sun 22 Wild Food and Bushcraft Family Day
10am – 3.30pm
Bring out the inner child in you, and join in the fun with your kids. Join Anna and the gang at Sharpham to learn survival skills and the art of foraging, cook your own lunch and spend quality family time outside together.
Sharpham House - meet at the back of the house. £10 adults, £6 kids,
£25 family discount (2 adults, 2 kids) under threes go free. Booking essential.
Phone 01803 732799.
All activities and the event are detailed in our celebrations programme brochure, which is available to download online from http://www.sharphamtrust.org or contact us for a copy on 01803 732542. For more information, please contact 01803 732542.
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