Bounteous thanks to Carrie Tree and Got Soul Films for the Winter Warmer 2023 Promo Movie. Enjoy!
The Winter Warmer Imbolc is being held at Chaucer Barn in 2023 for the third time! Chaucer Barn is a luxurious wedding venue barn conversion in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. It is situated on the edge of the charming village of Gresham, five miles from the ocean, 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, and is an award-winning high-spec barn conversion. Guests are welcome to roam the farm and the 12th Century ruins of Gresham Castle of Paston Letters fame.
Chaucer Barn 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 a double bed and sofa bed.
The workshops are designed to help you open new parts of yourself. The contributors include doctors, lecturers, shamen and artists as well as other practitioners from a variety of healing disciplines. You are able to choose from a diverse programme that includes expressive dance, individual and group healing, shared story-writing, Chi Gung, Meditation, 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 – sleep 4 in a double bed and a sofa bed.
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)
Campervan or caravan parking with water and electricity points.
Please Note – Unless you are in single bed, are a couple or don’t mind sharing a duvet with a friend, please bring a sleeping bag.
If you’d like to share a log cabin or room with a group of friends, please write to Vandita to arrange with names and numbers firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details about sleeping options and costs can be found here
What to Bring
* * ESSENTIAL * *
Cup, bowl, plate and spoon and a bag to keep them in
Canister for cigarette butts (if you smoke)
Fancy dress (for Saturday night)
Warm clothes (including gloves for snow shenanigans)
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 alcohol or other drugs, no mobile phone use in gathering areas (except to take photos)
Be hygienic – no dogs, bring your own water bottle, cup, bowl and spoon and keep them clean. Do not share water bottles.
Respect the site – 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 – check before you hug, 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 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.
Tickets are £144. There are early release tickets for £123 available at the moment. This price is subsidised thanks to generous funding from The Scientific and Medical Network and Chaucer Barn.
Delicious vegan food, snacks and teas for the duration of the gathering are included in the ticket price.
This event is limited in size and is likely to sell out so be an early bird.