Taste of Tibet

June 7 - 18, 2017
Shambala Hotel, Kathmandu.
Twelve days in Nepal/ Tibet –  a creative tour for writers and artists. Kathmandu;Dhulikhel; Lhasa; Tsedang; Gyantse; Shigatse; Lhasa; Kathmandu. Our tour begins in Nepal combining the essential sights of Kathmandu & the mountain town of Dhulikhel (renowned for its Himalayan views) with an extended tour of Tibet, flying in and out of Lhasa and arriving back into Nepal. Taking our inspiration from the monasteries, stupas, palaces and markets of ancient towns and villages, we immerse ourselves in the spiritual culture of these lands. Observing the old, the new, and the changes modern life has brought to the people of Tibet, we gather…

Haiku Walking in Japan

November 6 - 16, 2017
An 11 day, 10 night creative tour along the Nakasendo Way for artists and writers. Join us on a unique creative adventure following the footsteps of Japan’s famous haiku poet Matsuo Basho through an autumn landscape.  This year we travel the ancient Nakasendo Highway beginning in Nagoya; staying in inns, hot springs and local hotels, walking for a part of each day (train inbetween) and ending our tour in Tokyo. Open to writers, poets and creative artists of all modalities, daily creativity workshops will take their inspiration from our explorations of the haiku form. Bringing our attention to observing the…

Moroccan Caravan

March 4 - 17, 2018
Attention writers and artists!  Our creative adventure into the Moroccan desert will take you deep into the heart of Moroccan culture and into the essence of your creativity. Start a new project, revitalise an old one or simply capture the journey in your chosen art form. Add on an optional extra 5 day residency at an artist villa in Sefrou near Fez. We begin our creative adventure with two days sightseeing in Marrakech, before crossing the High Atlas Mountains and heading for the desert. Our destination is an artist’s retreat in the Saharan village of Tissardine owned and run by…