A Weekend at Woodbrooke

Friday 24 September – Sunday 26 September 2021

 

Join us for a special weekend in September when we will be holding our first ‘Weekend at Woodbrooke’ residential. We will be offering a variety of optional talks, tours and taster sessions, all held together by wonderful food and fellowship.

This will be different to our residential courses in the past, with everything being optional and open-ended. We will have the Art Room available for individual work, the Quiet Room available for morning Worship and then individual contemplation, numerous rooms available for individual writing and space in the gardens for yoga and meditation.

We have put together a draft programme below to give you a sense of the weekend. You may simply want to spend some quiet time at Woodbrooke again or catch-up with familiar faces, the choice is yours.

The residential price includes your own ensuite bedroom and all meals from supper on Friday to lunch on Sunday. To register your interest please email [email protected] or leave your details with a member of staff on Reception. We will let you know when bookings are open.

 

£200.00 per person

Bursary support is available

 

FRIDAY
 
Arrivals from 2pm
Check into your bedroom and settle yourself for the weekend
3.00pm – 4.00pm
Tour of the Woodbrooke house and gardens – bring suitable shoes and jacket for outside
Front Hall
4.00pm – 6.00pm
Hot drinks and cakes
Garden Lounge
4.00pm – 9.30pm
Individual writing time
Sitting Room
Eva Koch Room
4.00pm – 9.30pm
Individual quiet time
Quiet Room
Silent Room
4.00pm – 9.00pm
Individual creative time
Art Room
4.00pm – 9.00pm
Individual yoga and meditation
The Cloud Cabin
4.30pm – 5.30pm
Garden tour with Margot Dobson – a look at Woodbrooke’s flora and fauna, based on field surveys since 2018. Bring suitable shoes and jacket for outside
Meet on the terrace outside Dining Room
6.00pm – 6.15pm
Welcome from Sandra Berry, Director
Cadbury Room
7.00pm – 8.00pm
Evening meal
Dining Room
8.00pm – 9.00pm
“George Cadbury and the Bournville Village Trust” – a talk given by Duncan Cadbury, a Trustee of the Bournville Village Trust for 35 years.
Cadbury Room
9.00pm – 10.30pm
Hot drinks and biscuits
Garden Lounge
9.30pm – 9.45pm
Epilogue
Quiet Room
SATURDAY
7.15am – 9.00am
Breakfast
Dining Room
8.30am – 9.00am
Meeting for Worship
Quiet Room
8.00am – 9.30pm
Individual writing time
Sitting Room
Eva Koch Room
9.00am – 9.30pm
Individual quiet time
Quiet Room
Silent Room
8.00am – 9.00pm
Individual creative time
Art Room
8.00am – 9.00pm
Individual yoga and meditation
The Cloud Cabin
9.30am – 10.45am
To be confirmed
Cadbury Room
10.45am
Morning drinks
Garden Lounge
11.15am – 12.45pm
To be confirmed
Cadbury Room
12.45pm – 1.45pm
Lunch
Dining Room
4.00pm
Afternoon drinks
Garden Lounge
4.30pm – 6.15pm
To be confirmed
Cadbury Room
6.15 – 7.15pm
Evening meal
Dining Room
7.30pm – 9.30pm
“Beauty’s Worth” (1922) – a purely silent film starring Marion Davies. A romantic comedy about a young Quaker woman coming out into society. Running time 1 hour 52 mins
Cadbury Room
9.30pm – 9.45pm
Epilogue
Quiet Room
9.00pm – 10.30pm
Hot drinks and biscuits
Garden Lounge
SUNDAY
Checking out
Please keep your luggage in your bedrooms until you are ready to leave – the Luggage Room is not available
7.15am – 9.00am
Breakfast
Dining Room
8.30am – 9.00am
Meeting for Worship
Quiet Room
8.00am – 2.30pm
Individual writing time
Sitting Room
Eva Koch Room
9.00am – 2.30pm
Individual quiet time
Quiet Room
Silent Room
8.00am – 2.00pm
Individual creative time
Art Room
8.00am – 2.00pm
Individual yoga and meditation
The Cloud Cabin
9.30am – 10.45am
“Hearing the Light” with Rhiannon Grant, tutor for Quaker Roles at Woodbrooke. A session based on Rhiannon’s latest publication, looking at the foundations of Quaker theology and what it means to be ‘liberal’.
Cadbury Room
10.45am
Morning drinks
Garden Lounge
11.15am – 12.45pm
Woodbrooke’s plan for the future- an opportunity to hear about our plans for learning and how the Woodbrooke estate may be used in the future. Followed by Questions & Answers. With Sandra Berry
Cadbury Room
12.45pm – 1.45pm
Lunch
Dining Room
2.00pm – 2.30pm
Performance by Bournville Voices- an a cappella choir. An uplifting and varied selection of music
Cadbury Room
Followed by departures