Bounteous thanks to Carrie Tree and Got Soul Films for the Winter Warmer film below!
Wider Horizons Winter Warmer 2020 is being held at Chaucer Barn, a luxury Norfolk wedding venue barn conversion in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. The Barn is situated on the edge of the charming village of Gresham, tucked into a valley classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is part of an 80-acre farm, bought by the poet Geoffrey Chaucer for his son in the 14th Century. It has its own stone circle and a five-acre landscaped garden with beautiful views over rolling fields to mature woodland. It is an award-winning barn conversion. Guests are welcome to roam the farm with the 12th Century ruins of Gresham Castle of Paston Letters fame. The accommodation has 9 double bedrooms. There are 7 bathrooms (3 en-suite), 4 reception rooms, a games room and an 18 seater dining table. There are five luxurious log cabins out on the edge of the wood which each sleep four people in two double beds.
The workshops are designed to help you open new parts of yourself. The contributors include professors, doctors, lecturers, shamen, artists as well as other 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, the mysteries of consciousness and our relationship with the physical world. Alternative views of the nature of mind and the universe will be presented for you to explore and experience.
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 to liberate and empower you. There will be a journey in the woods, culminating in a celebration around the fire.
We have a range of accommodation at various prices to suit different needs and budgets.
Accommodation will be arranged so everyone shares single gender rooms (unless you choose otherwise – see below).
You can choose from:-
Five top spec log cabins with shared double beds and shared sofa beds – sleeps 4.
Luxurious double, and single beds in rooms in the barn, with space for camp beds or sleeping mats on the floor.
Floor in heated garage dorm – only for the brave (bring your own bedding and sleeping mat)
Do you have your own camper van or caravan? We have a camper van park with water and electricity supplied.
** Unless you are in single bed, are a couple or don’t mind sharing a duvet with a friend, please bring a sleeping bag.
Want to share a log cabin or room with group of friends? Please write to Vandita to arrange with names and numbers, after buying your ticket firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details about sleeping options and costs can be found here
Culinary delights will be prepared by our experienced chef and the ticket price is inclusive of food for three days. All meals will have vegetarian and vegan options. Evening celebrations will involve music, singing, drumming and dancing around the fire. Bring instruments, drums, percussion and dancing feet.
What to Bring
* * ESSENTIAL * *
Cup, bowl, plate and spoon and a bag to keep them in Water bottle
Canister for cigarette butts if you smoke
Fancy dress or white clothes or both (for Saturday night)
Warm clothes (including gloves for the snowball fight)
Wet weather gear ie raincoat and wellies/ walking boots
Notebook and pens
Wider Horizons is a consciousness raising event so we have some agreements we ask you to support.
Be present and healthy – no drugs or alcohol, no mobile phone use in gathering areas
Be hygienic – no dogs, bring your own cup, bowl and spoon and keep them clean
Respect the land – if you light a candle put it out, 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 landfill)
Respect others – no photography, no floor scores (if you find something take it to lost property)
Give – Please do at least one shift in the kitchen or site maintenance, no buying or selling of anything.
…and please make sure you be the best person you can be and inspire others to do the same!
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Wider Horizons Winter Warmer 2020.
Tickets are £134. There are early release tickets for £111 and £123 available at the moment. This price is subsidised thanks to generous funding from Chaucer Barn.
Delicious vegetarian food for the duration of the gathering is included in the ticket price. There will be vegan options every meal.
This event is limited in size and is likely to sell out so be an early bird.