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Sisterhood Camp Retreats
NURTURE YOUR CREATIVE SOUL - CONNECT WITH YOUR INNER WILD

NURTURE YOUR CREATIVE SOUL

CONNECT WITH YOUR INNER WILD

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SISTERHOOD offers a unique opportunity to relax, nourish your creativity, become inspired and connect with yourself, others and with nature. 

 
Image by Xanthe Berkeley

Image by Xanthe Berkeley

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.  

This year we are expanding our experiences from the retreats to small intimate workshops and experiences across the UK and hopefully in to Europe.  Experiences which will see you crafting, exploring self care, 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 ideas, contacts and inspiration to forge you ahead in your chosen career and life.

Each gathering is unique, we have sourced the very best team of teachers, 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 anything too corporate! 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.  As well as connecting with yourself, each other and your surroundings.

Sisterhood is in its essence a chance for you to loosely network with like-minded women, whilst relaxing, nourishing and looking after you.

You can find more details in our FAQ, view galleries of previous retreats & events under Past Events, and preview our coming adventures under Future Events. 

 
Sisterhood camp is undoubtedly one of my highlights of 2017. As an introvert I was apprehensive about going and knowing nobody. I shouldn’t have worried. It was like being with family. Sisterhood is a warm and supportive community of women brought together by a shared love of nature and creativity, I couldn’t have felt more at peace. I made true friends, found my tribe of people.
Those few days have changed my life, seriously, the experience and connections helped grow my confidence, my business and has given me a community of love and support that I will cherish. I’m looking forward to coming to the next one.”
— Laurie Collins, A woodland Gathering
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

We are super excited about this coming year, and are planning many events, a retreat and building on our online community.  All future events will be featured below.  For tickets - please click on the image to discover more.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Sisterhood Team,

Future Events:

WINTER FLORAL & FOOD EVENT | JANUARY 2018 - LONDON, UK

Join us in celebrating winter and the opening of the HOUZZ 2018.  The Houzz team will be opening a pop up house in central London to celebrate the best in interior trends for 2018.

We are delighted to be taking over the house on Tuesday 30th January.  Starting at 9.30am, you will be greeted upstairs in the cafe area of the Houzz of 2018, and be treated to Nespresso coffee and pastries.

Starting with a floral workshop by the very talented Erin Trezise-WallaceErin will be sharing with us the Japanese art of Ikebana.  Erin will guide you through the process of creating a beautiful floral display using dried and foraged finds, that you can replicate at home.

During a short break, you are free to visit the several floors of the pop-up Houzz of 2018 – featuring designs from top interior designers and artists.

At midday – join us back in the cafe for a sumptuous lunch cooked by Sisterhood chef and food writer, Claire Thomson. Claire will be creating a mouthwatering three course menu using fresh, seasonal ingredients.  She will also be chatting about her latest book – The Art of the Larder.  A wonderful chance to meet with the author of one of the top cookbooks of 2017 – as voted by The Telegraph, Financial Times, Sunday Times, Daily Mail and BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme.

You will leave our HOUZZ takeover with a beautiful floral creation, full of delicious food and new found Sisterhood connections.

SPRING SELF-CARE EVENT | MARCH 2018 - BRISTOL,UK

March is our SISTERHOOD 'self-care' month.  And we are kicking it off with a beautiful event with you in mind.

We are delighted to be back in our 'spiritual home' The Forge in Bristol.  You may remember our first supper was held there back in November 2015.

Join us on Sunday 4th March 2018 at 9.30am for an hour of gentle yoga, focusing on stretching and relaxation - perfect for beginners.  Please don't worry if you are a complete novice at yoga, just come with an open mind and please remember to bring your own yoga mat.

Afterwards Gemma David, The Quiet Heart, will guide us through gentle meditation and will be teaching us how to look after ourselves in early Spring.  - Please bring a blanket to cover yourself with, to stay warm.

Following Gemma, we shall sit down to a hearty brunch, designed to nourish our bodies.

After brunch - we will learn how to make our own natural skin care products.. with enough for you take home with you.

You will leave at 3pm, hopefully feeling relaxed, with new found skills and of course sisterly connections.


What people are saying...

“Do you ever go somewhere, or try something, or meet someone that fundamentally changes who you are as a person?
My experience at Sisterhood Camp can best be summed up as ‘life-changing’. I feel like a new person - a refreshed, inspired, more together person - following the four day retreat. I feel more confident in myself, with my work, and with meeting fellow creatives. I feel full of ideas and energy and an urge to create.”
— Emma Lavelle, Field & Nest
I went along to the Summer 2016 Sisterhood Camp feeling like I would totally be the fish out of water amongst all the bloggers and impressively creative people. How wrong I was - I found a group of stunningly talented, yet humble, people and became part of a nurturing and supportive community. I really don’t think that there is anything like Sisterhood out there and I would heartily encourage anyone who hasn’t yet made it to one of the gatherings and is dithering like I was - to just make it happen - it is so worth doing.
— Emma Warren (Dimpsey Glamping)
 
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Our Team

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.

 Lou's work has been featured in many publications including, The Telegraph and Time Out She was recently listed as one of the UK’s most influential Pinterest pinners by Business Insider UK.

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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.

If you are interested in hearing more about the upcoming retreats and workshops please visit our upcoming events page or sign up to our newsletter

Core Team

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 BerkeleyClaire ThomsonLaura Pashby, Sas PetherickCatherine Frawley, Louisa Thomsen-Britts, Elinor HillQuill London, Gemma David, Emma Rice, Lillie O'Brien of The London Borough of Jam, and many more.

Venues

With special thanks to our locations at The Forge in Bristol, Fforest Camp in Wales and Loveland Farm in Devon.

Partners

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.

 
a feeling of kinship with and a closeness to a group of women or all women.  An association or community linked by a common interest
— Oxford English Dictionary

 

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