🐿️ Wider Horizons Summer Gathering 🐿️

☀️ Friday 30th July – Sunday 1st August ☀️

🌲 Wasing Woodland 🌲

Calling young adults who want to dive deep, widen their horizons and explore things that really matter!

Are you a conscious soul who wants to help create a better world?  Would you like to experience more meaning, connection and joy in your life?

Join us at Wider Horizons and explore cutting-edge discoveries in science, spirituality, philosophy, health and well-being.  Learn about the mysteries of life – all things creative, wild, mystical and conscious, from great minds and experts in their field.  Practise tools for self-care and healing; raise your awareness of social and eco-activist issues and develop tools to become an effective changemaker, empowered to create a better future from a place of peace and deep understanding of self and life. Meet amazing professors, doctors, explorers, elders, druids, artists and musicians. There’s Ecstatic Dance on Saturday night, songs around the fire and music from top musicians such as Ravi Freeman, Planetman, Adrian Freedman, Charlotte Mabon, Moshe Halperin and DJ La Plage.

The intention for the weekend is transformation, catalysed by wondrous workshops, sacred ceremony and mellifluous music.

SACRED ACTIVISM * CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING WORKSHOPS * VISION QUEST * SELF-MASTERY * FIRE AND CACAO CEREMONIES * HEALING * MEDITATION * YOGA * QI GONG * ECSTATIC DANCE * SACRED SINGING AND DRUMMING * LIVE MUSIC AND DJS

This is our third gathering, and we’re expanding upon the magic created from the previous ones, to inspire you with the knowledge, energy and self-belief to step into your true self and embrace life with optimism and trust.

The Gathering will be held at Wasing Park country estate – with wild swimming lakes and beautiful ancient woodland – just outside Reading.  Workshops and entertainment run from Friday at 12.30pm to Sunday at 5pm.

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TICKET INFO

Early Bird £166 (til June 1st)

General Release £177

Ticket includes vegan and vegetarian food and teas for 3 days.

Everyone is welcome to buy any ticket but if you are financially abundant you can pay the higher price to help us offer special prices for young adults on low income.  Please contact us if you are on low income and would like a reduced price.

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We’re super excited to welcome you at the Wider Horizons Summer Gathering 2021.

Join us over three days at a beautiful sacred site and make some amazing friends for life!

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WIDER HORIZONS 2021 CONTRIBUTORS AND WORKSHOPS

Wider Horizons is being held at Wasing Park in a beautiful glade in ancient woodland surrounded by wild swimming lakes, ancient woodland and wildlife, just 45 minutes from London. Workshops and gatherings will be held in a giant yurt, incredible geodome and a magnificent stretch marquee, as well as in the open air.

The workshops are designed to help you open new parts of yourself.  The contributors include doctors, lecturers, shamans and practitioners from a variety of healing disciplines. You are able to choose from a diverse programme that includes lucid dreaming, expressive dance, individual and group healing, shared story-writing, yoga and sacred singing. As well as learning new skills, you will have opportunities to explore questions about who we are and the mysteries of consciousness and our relationship with the physical world. Alternative views of the nature of mind and the universe will be presented.

The vision quest combines an inward journey into yourself and an outward journey into nature. It involves finding a space in nature to meditate and receive a vision of what to let go of and what to bring into your life to liberate and empower you. There will be a sensory journey in the woods, culminating in a celebration around the fire.

Accomodation

Bring tents, caravans or campervans.  Alternatively, boutique bell tent accommodation is available for £150 (Includes two single raised airbeds, with hotel grade linen, pillow, blanket for each bed, bedside table, lamps and carpet.  Heated outdoor showers provide for an authentic woodland experience. Culinary delights are prepared in an outdoor kitchen by our experienced outdoor chef and the ticket price is inclusive of food for three days. All meals are vegetarian and vegan. Evening celebrations involve music, singing, drumming and dancing around the fire. Bring instruments, drums, percussion and dancing feet.

What to Bring

Essential things to bring:

Tent, bed roll, sleeping bag, pillow
Torch and spare rechargeable batteries
Biodegradable soap, shampoo and toothpaste
Cup, bowl, plate and spoon and a bag to keep them in
Water bottle

Raincoat

Canister for cigarette butts if you smoke

Swimming kit

Small rucksack / handbag

Fancy Dress (for Saturday night)

Warm clothes for the night
Notebooks and pens

Consider bringing:

Headtorch, pen knife
Sheepskin/hardy cushion
Musical instruments

Walking boots

Agreements

Wider Horizons is a consciousness raising event so we have some agreements we ask you to support.

Be clear and healthy – no drugs or alcohol. If you smoke, please do it far away from other people.

Be hygienic – no dogs, keep your water bottle, cup, bowl and spoon with you and keep them clean and don’t let anyone else use them, wash your hands regularly, keep your nails short if you’re working in the kitchen, or very clean if they’re long, do not share cigarettes or water bottles

Respect the land – Use biodegradable soap, shampoo and toothpaste only, biodegradable soap will be provided by sinks but please also bring your own for showering – no chemical soaps, if you light a candle put it out, no personal fires, if you smoke please bring a portable ashtray, leave no trace (be conscious of where you put rubbish – there are different rubbish bins for compost, recyclables, glass and land fill), no cars in the camping area – you can drive on and drop your stuff off, but then please take your car to the car park.

Respect others – Ask before you hug, no photography, no floor scores (if you find something take it to lost property)

Give – Do at least one shift in the kitchen or site maintenance, no buying or selling of anything, no mobile phone use in the gathering area

Looking forward to seeing you at Wider Horizons 2021!

Covid Guidelines

We are suggesting that all attendees isolate within their household and/or bubble in the week before the event. We also advise that you isolate for three days after the event. If you feel ill during this period please contact 111 as soon as possible, and ask to have your contact details passed on to the Track and Trace team.

Please do not come to the event if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. It is recommended that you get a COVID-19 test immediately instead.

We will not be taking tests on entry, but will have a First Aid team on site to check your temperature should you feel you need it.  Think of others and please consider having a COVID test before you come and we reserve the right to ask people to have a COVID-19 test should we deem it necessary.  Covid tests can be obtained for free from the NHS. Obviously if you are positive please do not come.

We cannot admit anyone who is high risk to the event. For the definition of high risk please go to: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/

If you live with someone who is high risk, we suggest that you take a Covid test before returning home.

Please contact one of our Covid Marshalls (below) if you have COVID-19 symptoms. You will be taken to the isolation area where you will be treated by the Wellbeing Team. If urgent medical support is required we will call an ambulance.

Ben Gross (Organiser): 07796 537632

Vandita Spinks (Wellbeing Coordinator): 07915 604838

Laura Wilcox (First Aid): 07905 256966

There will be a safe system in place for all meal times, which will involve sitting down in a large circle and waiting to be served. Do not approach the pots.  Wait for the servers to come to you.  At breakfast people will come up in small groups to receive food from our catering team. Food will be handed to us individually.

Bring your own water bottle, cup, plates and cutlery.  Keep them with you and keep them clean.  Do not share.

Do not share cigarettes

There will be nothing for sale on site to avoid the need for passing money.

Please ensure that you are at least 2m in every direction away from any other tent or live-in vehicle. If in doubt please ask the campsite stewards.

We are required to hold your contact data for 21 days for the purposes of the Government Track and Trace team being able to isolate any outbreak. All data will be held within GDPR and Government guidelines. If you are contacted by the Track and Trace team, you may be asked who you spent time with during the event, so please bear that in mind during the festival.

There will be an abundance of hand washing facilities.

Thank you so much for taking this on board, being caring and keeping our event safe for everyone.

Tickets

Tickets are £177.  This price is kindly subsidised thanks to generous funding from a number of benefactors (Ben Gross, Jon Ross, James Mermagen and the Scientific and Medical Network (SMN)). Thanks are given to The Scientific and Medical Network for its grant to help fund the event and for giving those attending free membership of the SMN for a year. (This event is devised and delivered by Ben Gross as an independent event organiser). Thanks are also given to each and every contributors who offer their work at greatly reduced prices in service of this project. For a comprehensive list of these generous souls please see the contributors pages). However in particular we would like to thank Nick Mulvey, Sean Delahay, Zak Avery, Roberto Reghelini, Emma Suertes, Georgia Francis, Maria Payne Vlahogiannis, Lindsey Vandita Spinks, Rose Broderick, Dr Oliver Robinson, Isla Talbot, Erika Tourell, Kristina Evans, Chris Park, Rita Hraiz, George Barker, Moshe Halperin, Ed Colville and Rine Golan.

Delicious food for the duration of the gathering is included in the ticket price.  All food is vegan and vegetarian.

This event is limited in size and will sell out so…

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