Creative breaks in South West France

If you are looking to learn a new creative skill in a beautiful environment then Les Soeurs Anglaises may be you. With stylish accommodation in South West France and delicious home cooked meals using local produce accompanied by hand picked wines, what could be more conducive to getting those creative juices flowing?

Katie Elliott Armitage (whose wine buff husband selects the wines!) is opening her home and newly converted barn for a series of three and five day textile, creative writing, and dance workshops led by internationally renowned artists/teachers. The 2010 programme includes a ‘Poetry in Motion’ five day workshop led by internationally respected poet Roger McGough, as well as screenwriting, crime, and creative writing courses – all led by masters of their genres. These workshops are in addition to the proven textile and dance workshops amongst which is included Rachel Hazell’s ‘Extraordinary Expandable Sketchbook Journal’ workshop in collaboration with the prestigious Selvedge Magazine.

Les Soeurs Anglaises’ maison de maître sits in magnificent, and mature gardens alongside a burbling stream. The glorious house boasts a heated pool set against the idyllic countryside of South West France in the Perigord Vert region of Aquitaine, situated half-way between the bustling towns of Angoulème and Perigueux, not far from the historic villages of Brantome and Aubeterre.

With intimate groups of between eight and 16 participants the LSA workshops make ideal affordable breaks for anyone interested in learning or improving their skills – not to mention, the perfect getaways for singles.

“I know I felt very privileged to have the pleasure of your wonderful home and garden whilst learning a new skill. I realise the seamless elegant delivery of meals and ambience is extremely hard work, How beautifully you manage it.’
Jacqui Mair – Southsea, UK.

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