Dawn adventures to find the sunrise, coastal walks, night sky photography, mugs of tea looking out to sea, a photo walk around the back streets, St Ives storyteller, a visit to Tate St Ives, beach drawing session to encourage mindful photography and new ways of looking, photography journal prompts, portrait swap sessions…

The idea of this weekend is that you are free to join in activities that you would like to, or skip a one, or two to take some time out for yourself. Solitude, or time with just one other person can be equally important as connection with a larger group, and we want you to make your own balance that will leave you going home feeling restored and rested, as well as connected and inspired.

Some of the lovely things that will be included with your ticket :

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A guide to the local area

A handwritten printed guide to St Ives and the surrounding area, made especially for “To the Lighthouse” retreat by Alexa Loy. Including lots of helpful locations, little bits of St Ives magic and insights gathered over many visits to this beautiful town.

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Dawn adventure to photograph sunrise

Coastal walk to find views of Godrevy Lighthouse and seals resting in their coves

Night Sky long exposure skills

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St Ives photo walk

Local history session with St Ives storyteller

A visit to Tate St Ives to find out about the rich art history of the town

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Welcome dinner

Skills and ideas and inspiration

Cream teas and Cornish pasties

Fish and chips on the beach

Goodbye dinner

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Beach drawing session to encourage more mindful photography

Photography/journal prompts

Portrait swap session

Our weekend is kindly supported by Folio Albums and The Design Space. They have given us some wonderful things to add to your welcome goody bags, and to support you in your photography work going forwards.

The Design Space provides beautiful website templates and online courses, with unlimited support, for small creative businesses.

Folio Albums produce fine art portrait and wedding albums for professional photographers handmade in the UK.