WELCOME TO THE FLEA RETREAT 2020
In the 24/7 world of social media, life can feel a bit like a treadmill. Create, post, promote. Create, post, promote.
Is there any wonder so many of us feel uninspired and burned out?
The Flea Retreat is an opportunity for influencers and content creators to come together and learn new skills, in a friendly, creative environment.
You’ll enjoy small, hands-on workshops, led by experts in their field. All in beautiful surroundings, with fabulous food, new friends and a chance to connect with your creative spirit.
WHAT IS THE RETREAT?
The Retreat is a three day residential workshop that includes two nights accommodation.
Over three days, we provide a schedule where experts will guide you through a range of fun activities designed to improve your writing, photography and film-making. In addition, there’s plenty of time to build meaningful connections with your fellow guests, at a beautiful rural venue.
We hope guests leave The Retreat with renewed creativity and the confidence to take their content to the next level.
We’ve already held Flea Retreat events in Somerset and Wales. Our Spring 2020 event represents our third Retreat, and we hope our best yet!
WHAT WILL WE DO?
The Retreat is based on our believe that nobody ever learned anything great by watching a PowerPoint presentation.
So we’ve done away with lectures and slides, and instead devised a series of hands-on workshops where you’ll get the chance to try new activities, while creating content, guided by experts.
Our coaches include professional photographers, writers, film-makers and producers with years of experience working at a professional level. With small groups, there’s plenty of time for 1-2-1 support, and you can bring along your own equipment.
To get you feeling creative, we’ll invite you to take part in a range of experiences. From bike rides to spa sessions, cookery classes and fashion shoots. We promise you’ll have lots of fun, and get the chance to create some awesome content in the process.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Tickets to The Retreat cost £295 including VAT.
You can secure your ticket by paying a £50 deposit.
Book by December 1, 2019, and benefit from our Early Bird Ticket Price of £250.
Your ticket price can be paid in instalments. We recommend splitting your payment into 3 instalments (plus deposit). Your ticket includes:
- 2 nights’ luxury accommodation including private bathrooms, robes and slippers
- Shuttle transport to and from Leominster if needed
- All main meals, tea, coffee and soft drinks during your stay
- Evening entertainment
- All equipment hire needed e.g. mountain bikes, wetsuits, adventure cameras etc
- Access to the on-site hot tub and use of all facilities
WHAT’S ON THE SCHEDULE?
Whether your passion is words, photography or film-making, The Retreat is all about creating authentic content you – and your audience – will love. We aren’t interested in telling you the “right” way to take photographs. It’s about inspiring you to create authentic content that tells the story you want to share with the world.
Our final schedule will be confirmed closer to the event, but here’s an idea of the kind of sessions we’re planning. You can see more over on the schedule page. And do let us know if there’s a session you’d love to see!
Work with a professional photographer to set up a photo shoot to capture people using different lighting, props and composition. See how changes to your set-up can change the mood and tone of your images. The perfect place to capture your next headshot!
Join a writing workshop to share your creative challenges with other creators, and get feedback on your writing. An expert writing coach will join each small group to offer support and inspiration.
Take a trail bike ride (downhill) with a professional photographer and local guide. Look for creative ways to capture landscape photography with your own camera, as our guides help you to get the best from your kit.
Relax and clear your mind. It’s hard to be creative when you’re on the treadmill of running social media platforms. The Retreat is designed with loads of fun activities and facilities to help you relax, disconnect from the outside world, and give yourself the space and time to discover what inspires YOU. Go for a walk with friends, take a dip in the hot tub, or join a yoga class. Or open a bottle of red. Whatever works for you.
Head out into the woods for a Spring photo walk. It’s the perfect way to get out of your comfort zone and think more creatively about capturing outdoor activities.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Retreat is for any influencer who wants to connect with creative colleagues in a friendly, collaborative setting.
It’s the perfect event if you want to inject more personality and authenticity into your content, or brush up on your writing, photography and video skills. It’s also the ideal place for influencers who are feeling uninspired or burned out, and want to revive their confidence and enthusiasm!
This isn’t the event for you if you want to learn about WordPress, or technical blogging skills. We know there are lots of wonderful events offering workshops in how to set up and grow social media channels. The Retreat is about how to create wonderful content to put on those channels!
This is also an event about connecting people. So as much as we hope you’ll love our workshops and activities, we’re confident you’ll also love the community of influencers you will meet here.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Simple! Click on the “register” button be taken to our booking page.
If you’d like to know more or have any questions, check out our FAQ page. If this doesn’t answer your query, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.