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25th to 27th October: Beach Retreat Weekend

From £355 2 nights accommodation with fabulous full English breakfast. Friday night welcome evening with bubbles and grazing boards! Saturday Workshop 9.30 - 3 including hot lunch Sunday Workshop 10.30 -3 including hot ‘buffet' lunch Teas, Coffee, and refreshments plus Retreat Goodie Box.

25th to 27th October: Beach Retreat Weekend
25th to 27th October: Beach Retreat Weekend

Time & Location

25 Oct 2024, 17:00 BST – 27 Oct 2024, 15:00 GMT

West Wittering Beach House, 77 Rookwood Rd, West Wittering, Chichester PO20 8LT, UK

About the Event

Join us in person for a Tranquil Beach Retreat to Unlock your Calligraphy Style!

Our calligraphy retreat is the chance for you to spend a whole week-end, doing what you love with people who are as passionate about calligraphy as you are!

Nestled by the picturesque shores of the famous Blue Flag Beach of West Wittering, our exclusive retreat is the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and find a little ‘me’ time.

Join your tutors, Kirsten Burke and Maisie Minnett for a relaxing weekend away to recharge your batteries before the Christmas craziness begins!


If you're stuck in a calligraphy rut, bored with the same old style, or have reached a plateau and can't seem to improve any more - then this is the perfect class for you. Or, perhaps you just want a weekend break away from it all, to make new pen pals while immersing yourself in the art of calligraphy, a stone's throw from the beach!

Learn to analyse your calligraphy, refine your style and take your lettering to the next level, improving it in ways you didn’t think were possible. Kirsten and Maisie will be on hand throughout the week-end to ensure that everyone gets the attention they need. They will take you on a deep dive into the different ways to change up your style, and the nuances you can add to make your calligraphy dance.

This class is not for complete beginners, so the basics won't be covered. This week-end is focused on calligraphy style, how to achieve the styles you like, make them your own and find your calligraphic 'signature' style.


Friday 25th October

We’ll get together from 6 pm in the Beach House Guest House for a ‘meet and mingle’ session over a glass of bubbles and a yummy buffet dinner.  You can check in from 2.30 pm. We’ll do a quick intro and have a chat in more detail about what’s going to happen over the weekend.

With your tutor's help, you will put together your own ‘inspiration board’ of lettering styles you love. We’ll use this to guide your calligraphy practice for the weekend.

Saturday 26th October

You’ll have a delicious continental breakfast, before the workshop which will start at 9.30 - 2 pm. We’ll have a delicious hot lunch together and then the rest of the afternoon and evening will be yours to explore the local area.  We will focus on refining your style, which will mean less structured learning and much more one-to-one support.

By now, we’re sure you will have met some lovely people and wish to plan where to go out, maybe for dinner together! We have some fabulous suggestions too….Pop into Chichester and visit the Cathedral or the Novium Museum, or check out what’s on at Pallant Art Gallery!

If you’d rather stay and keep practising your calligraphy in the afternoon, that’s also fine.

Sunday 27th October

After a delicious continental breakfast, we’ll have a stroll along the sandy beach to take in the spectacular views before we get going again on our calligraphy, (you can skip this if you prefer and enjoy a cuppa and a chat at the venue). Sunday's workshop will start at 10.30 am, but from 9.30 am any early birds can get started sooner. We’ll have a hot buffet lunch and finish around 3 pm giving you time to explore the area further, or plenty of time to hit the road to get home before dusk.

Location: The Beach House is located in the beautiful coastal village of West Wittering with the beach a short walk away. Inspired by the serene and relaxed atmosphere of beach living, each room combines casual elegance with a touch of nautical charm.

Group Size: Limited spots are available to maintain an intimate and focused environment with 15 guests being the maximum number at the retreat.

What’s Included

2 nights' accommodation with a fabulous selection of hot or continental breakfasts.

Friday night - Welcome evening to meet and mingle with bubbles and grazing boards!

Saturday - Workshop 9.30 - 3 pm including hot chilli lunch

Sunday - Workshop 10.30 -3 including hot ‘buffet-style lunch

Teas, Coffees, and refreshments throughout the days.

All the materials you will need.

TMCC Weekend Retreat Goodie Box.


Our Retreats are non-refundable unless we have a reserve list and we can fill your space. We therefore recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover you should you not be able to attend for any reason.

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the event, we will offer a transfer to a new date or a full refund. We will endeavour to give as much notice as possible.


  • 2 hours

    Meet & Mingle

    The Beach House

  • 1 hour


    Beach House
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