Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October 2017
Saline, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 9TA
This is an open invitation to existing and new ECC members to come to bonnie Scotland to gather and relax with your brothers around a roaring fire at Cherry Tree Lodge for a weekend of connection, collaboration and community in the spirit of the Edward Carpenter Community. A weekend of wholesome food, spacious accommodation and stunning views of the Ochils range, in the heart of Scotland, with a “fru-fru” of activities to choose from.
For those who are new to ECC, an event has a basic spacious framework which is illustrated below. The participants contribute what they can and want in the way of a session that facilitates connection with self, others and the natural environment and traditonally offer an hour per day either in the kitchen or around the house or on the land.
You might have an idea about sharing your talents, interests or facilitating a workshop. Let us know beforehand and we’ll support you in making it happen. … The Gentlemen’s Lounge weekend at Cherry Tree Lodge is your oyster.
You might want to arrive a day or two earlier and put your feet up or explore Fife and its chocolate box coastline. Arrival for the weekend is from 4pm for a cuppa, cake and to settle in. Dinner will be at 6pm followed by an Opening Circle and a ‘get to know each other’ evening. On Saturday and Sunday there will be plenty of time between the meals to choose from the basket of activities… or just to relax. There will be a closing circle just before lunch on Sunday and carriages will be at 2pm.
You might decide to extend your stay and explore Central Scotland in more detail with easy train connections between nearby Dunfermline and Edinburgh, Glasgow or the Highlands.
Cherry Tree Lodge
Rooms are light, airy and spacious. There are five twin rooms (which can be made into doubles) and one single with either ensuite or private bath/shower rooms and is offered on a first come first served basis.
Please book directly with our hosts, Mark and Till, at Cherry Tree Lodge. Phone 01383 851059 or email markandtill [at] cherrytreelodge.net.
The event cost is £115. If finance is a barrier to attending the event please do get in touch as there may be a bursary available.
You can reserve a place with your payment which includes a £30 non-returnable deposit over the phone with either a debit card (free) or credit card (3% banking fee) with Mark at Cherry Tree Lodge on 01383 851059.
If you cancel 14 days before the start of the event your monies will be returned less the deposit which will go to the ECC bursary fund.
We look forward to connecting with you
Mark and Till xx