SONGWRITING ADVENTURE MUSIC SUNSHINE EAT-WELL BEACH SUNSET
2022 , gonna be here soon, n the 16th – 22nd May is the week to book ….yourself in the NORTH CYPRUS WRITING RETREAT… ft guest songwriter IAN SIEGAL
Our retreat of 2022 will be no doubt a celebration of great writing creativity and a return of the freedom of travel with our special guest songwriter, across the board award winner and international touring artist Ian Siegal https://iansiegal.com . Ian will be joining us to mentor, advise and discuss all aspects of songwriting, and you may get a few up close and personal tunes out of him to!!
You can expect to be taken care of in every way with accommodation at the retreat and poolside apartment, transport to all the pre-organised ‘ON LOCATION’ workshops, professional catering and unlimited refreshments at the retreat, our professional private chef Jonathon will be on site daily, cooking up his delights at the homestead, from the daily the BIG BREAKFAST SESSION (before or after your morning swim) to our midweek PORCH JAM BBQ where we invite the best local talent on the island to participate, with an invited audience.
The week has a bespoke itinerary including several ‘ON LOCO’ daily workshops around the island from a private chartered ‘galleon ship, beach hoppin session with onboard lunch to the historic Bellapais monastery for an inspirational sundowner, finishing up at the Sunday beach front finale showcase after another swim of course!…the rest of the time can be spent indulging and finding your inspiration to really use your time to create and write…. this is what its all about!
(one min walk)
Remember the daily itinerary is not compulsory, if you would prefer to opt out one day, find a quiet spot and write/lounge for a few hours .. as they say you can please yourself! The retreat is your retreat to totally indulge in, it is very peaceful and some people don’t wanna leave…ever!
Our daily “ON LOCO” is an optional opportunity to see the beautiful island of Cyprus, and you must know that throughout the week we are available at all waking times for one on one songwriting mentoring and advice. We have several bolthole hangs in walking distance, three infinity pools, Pearl Bay Beach (two min), and if you fancy an extra pamper there is a 5 star gym and Hammam/Massage Oasis 5 mins walk in the brand new Maldives Development. All participants will have their own rooms (unless couples) and bathrooms.
There will be an array of instruments from guitars/ bass/uke/mandolin/banjo/keyboard/harmonicas/drums and percussion to play and jam with, keep that guitar around your neck for a week if you want, or that harp in your pocket when were on location on the balmy nights, to the smoky Ocakbasi Turkish BBQs, ‘Sand in your gourmet sandwiches’ picnics , on top of that you will no doubt have all sorts of performances, nuggets of wisdom, hard core blues stories….the real McCoy, songwriting gold from IAN SIEGAL!
You would be responsible for booking your own flights to Ercan you can go through www.flypgs.com (we recommend to fly into Ercan/Lefkosa (or Turkish Airlines) to avoid crossing the border from Larnica (South Cyprus), but its your choice and a taxi which must be booked in advance.
Couples are welcome even if your partner is not a songwriter or player, all rooms have air conditioning so if you would to register your interest or would like more info on cost and deposits please email to book now. Please note there is limited availability and places are booked on a first come basis. Local participants can book daily inclusion on enquiry
email : HOMwritingretreat@gmail.com for info and booking.