Join me at one of my favourite places for a gentle weekend course.

I’ve been visiting the wonderful Gladstone’s Library for over ten years. It is the perfect place to retreat to to feel cared for and inspired. I’m honoured to have been asked to teach a weekend course there and would love to have you join me.

Over the course of the weekend (Friday 26th – Sunday 28th May) I will share some of the techniques I’ve learnt over the last two decades that have helped me build a creative life and career by focusing on what’s truly important.

Explore the concept of ‘Important Work’ with me and start to unearth where to focus your time and energy in order to build your own sustainably creative life.


Course schedule

Friday 26th May

6:00 Welcome and Intro
6:45 Dinner
8:00 Get the One Thing a Day Habit: Starting to Build a Creative Life in 20 minutes a Day

Saturday 27th

8:30 Breakfast
10:00 Your Creative Dreams and Ambitions: If You Could Do Anything?
11:00 Coffee
11:30 What Does 20 minutes Feel Like?
12:30 Lunch
Afternoon Free
5:00 If You Could Only Do One Thing…
6:45 Dinner
8:00 Film: Jiro Dreams of Suchi (David Gelb, 2011 – 81 mins)

Sunday 28th

8:30 Breakfast
10:00 A Plan to Take Away
11:00 Coffee
11:30 Final Thoughts
12:00 Lunch and Depart

The Weekend

Building a Sustainably Creative Life is taught over a weekend in the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere of Gladstone’s Library. You can attend the course on a residential (highly recommended!) or non-residential basis.

The weekend will be relaxed, with plenty of time to explore, nap and drink tea.

Prices start from £215, non-residential from £150.

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About Gladstone’s Library

Gladstone’s Library is a unique and peaceful place. Situated in the village of Hawarden in North Wales, it is residential library offering visitors the chance to step out of the hustle and bustle of modern life and enjoy some time studying, pondering and resting.

Founded by British Prime Minister William Gladstone, the Library continues the Victorian statesman’s legacy of promoting liberalism, study and debate, providing place where the open-minded can gather to rest, reflect and be restored.

You can find out more about the Library by visiting the Gladstone Library website.

As a place to retreat to and rest, I know nowhere better. I always come away feeling refreshed and would love to share the magic of the Library with you. Join me for the course (and a slice or two of chocolate cake) and experience the joy of sleeping with books!

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Getting to the Library

Gladstone’s Library is in the heart of Hawarden village in Flintshire, north Wales. It is easily accessible by road, just 15 minutes’ drive from the M56 and close to the A55, A548 and A494.

The village is well served by train and bus links and, if you’re coming from further afield, both Manchester and Liverpool airports are within easy reach.

For full travel instructions visit the Gladstone’s Library site.

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