Creative Arts retreat


We're delighted to be running this popular Advent retreat again in 2020, led by Samantha Tredwell and hosted by Cliff College.

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, which adversely affect the usual Cliff College experience, this course has sadly been cancelled. We are planning to launch a number of online short courses before Christmas 2020, and a package of short courses at Cliff in the spring and summer of 2021. Keep an eye on this web page for when this course will be rescheduled, and on both the website and our social media to find out about what we’ll be offering online.

A creative arts weekend retreat - making, crafting and creating. Exploring and talking about Jesus, creativity, ourselves and the things that matter. A weekend to connect with others over crafting tables, drink tea, and have space and time with God, all whilst enjoying the beauty of the Peak District. A weekend for everyone who loves making and creating, thinking and talking about faith. A weekend to encourage and affirm creativity in our faith journey whilst making and creating together. A weekend for those who are creative, or long to be; for those who make and create as a hobby or as paid work. As the weekend takes place in early December, it has an Advent theme.

This retreat has space for up to 20 people to create and reflect together, within the beautiful setting of Cliff College.

Good balance of prayer, reflective time, discussion and creative activity. The freedom of 'playing' with different materials was perfect.

Enough time to feel like we’ve made progress and achieved something.

Space to think about what creativity means to me.

The dates for this weekend are yet to be confirmed - please contact the short course administrator for more details.

The cost, in the region of £180.00, includes morning and afternoon refreshments, all meals from Friday evening to Sunday lunch, accommodation in single en-suite rooms and all teaching materials.

A non-refundable deposit of £30.00 secures your place. The balance of fees should be paid on arrival.

To register for this retreat, email shortcourse@cliffcollege.ac.uk or call Pete Anderson on 01246 584203.