SISTERHOOD offers a unique opportunity to relax, nourish your creativity, become inspired and connect with yourself, others and with nature.
We provide biannual retreats, small intimate workshops and suppers for women, with the main aim to embrace a slower, more gentler pace of life through creativity, connection, fireside chats and sisterly support.
Our retreats, workshops and suppers aim to bring a much needed antidote to the digital world, a chance to truly immerse yourself in SLOW living. Switch off from your work, family life and busy lifestyle.
In 2017 we are expanding our experiences from the biannual retreats to small intimate workshops and experiences across the UK and hopefully in to Europe. Experiences which will see you crafting, visual storytelling, eating delicious seasonal authentic food and connecting with like-minded women. These workshops and retreats are designed to set you on a path of self discovery and equip you with a notebook of ideas, contacts and inspiration.
Each gathering is unique, we have sourced the very best team of makers, visual storytellers, photographers, writers, cooks and creatives - all sharing their skills and passions. Our retreats and workshops are not about social media, blogging, or lectures as such, so please don't expect a seminar or a flip chart! But, instead, you will find a creative and nurturing experience, which will touch on elements of social creativity, be that Instagram, styling, photography and other social platforms.
We're busy behind the scenes here at SISTERHOOD HQ, making exciting plans for 2018 and beyond. It has been a long term dream to bring SISTERHOOD to you, and to visit locations across UK, Europe and the rest of the World. We are looking forward to an exciting year, and we can't wait to make things happen.
Lou Archell | Host
Founded and hosted by Lou Archell in 2015, Lou had a dream, to bring together a group of like minded women, to share stories, passions and their love of nature. To camp for a weekend under the stars.
Lou is a writer, photographer and mum-of-two from Bristol, UK. She writes the successful UK Travel & Lifestyle blog; Littlegreenshed, which features; travel & adventure both near and far, botanical inspiration and practical advice on simple living. She founded Littlegreenshed in 2010 in order to find a creative outlet during those early years of motherhood, and since then her life has changed beyond measure. Lou now takes great pleasure in bringing like-minded women together to share their stories and to provide them with a supportive environment in which they can fulfill their own creative journey.
Since the first SISTERHOOD retreat in May 2015, our community has grown and welcomes new 'sisters' to each event. Sisterhood now provides biannual retreats, small intimate workshops and suppers around the UK and beyond.
SISTERHOOD wouldn't be what it is today without the brilliant collaborations we have made. We have partnered with some incredible women, stylists, teachers, brands and locations.
Hannah Bullivant is Sisterhoods very own event stylist. Hannahs work elevates the simplest of venues to a sumptuous occasion and has the eye for the finest detail that makes every event magical. With a keen mind on styling using natural, seasonal, authentic ingredients her vision is always in tune with the SISTERHOOD ethos. Hannah is a freelance writer, maker and stylist, based in Kent, UK where she lives with her husband and her young family. Her work is regularly published in beautiful magazines, in particular; Ideal Home, Homes & Antiques and Simple Things magazine. She’s doing her dream job of styling beautiful homes, events and products and writing lifestyle features to boot, which you can discover on her lifestyle blog SeedsandStitches.
At Sisterhood there are always flowers, and to help us style our events we have the wildly talented Erin Trezise-Wallace. Erin combines her love of nature and flowers working as a florist. Colour and form come together as she creates ephemeral arrangements, inspired by the seasons. Originally from Canada, Erin now lives in Bristol, UK with her husband, and enjoys country walks, small dogs, and the sea. Find her beautiful work via her website.
Workshop Leaders | Collaborators
In the past we've worked with Xanthe Berkeley, Claire Thomson, Laura Pashby, Sas Petherick, Catherine Frawley, Louisa Thomsen-Britts, Elinor Hill, Quill London, Gemma David, Emma Rice, Lillie O'Brien of The London Borough of Jam, and many more.
Our partners have included: TOAST, Do Lectures, Magic Organic Apothecary, Penhaligons Perfume, Linen Me and Lights 4 fun, plus many more artisans and makers who have contributed to the events.