Wake up your mind and body with some yoga.
There will be plenty of games available all day, including Table Tennis, Giant Chess, Giant Connect 4, a Trampoline, Air Hockey, and Table Football.
Take a break from the action and stroll around the expansive countryside. The weather is its own master, but we encourage you to dance in the rain.
Guests will have the option of long-table family style dining for breakfasts and dinners, as well as choosing from our food truck vendors for all meals. Guests are also welcome to bring their own food (and food storage).
The craft den, run by Shannon, is where you can find meet all your creative & DIY needs. It's also your go-to if you need any help or advice with your costume for the Friday night party!
Do you hate speed dating? Men move around, women sit down, the same questions over and over again and the pressure to choose someone at the end of the evening. It all feels just a *little bit* forced. So we decided to throw the rules out of the window and create something entirely different. We will be starting with establishing consent and boundaries, followed by a series of fun questions and activities get stuck into. Everyone will be talking to everyone as we don't do gendered seating and we will be adopting our motto of #friendsoverdates because you can never have too many friends.
Access: Mostly sitting around, or short movement in space
Duration: 120 mins
sex+zine team Kim & Phil
Kim is a Somatic Sex Educator who specialises in women's sexual empowerment and healing through bodywork and coaching. Kim believes that pleasure is our birthright and that overcoming sexual shame is the key to joyful, powerful lives and relationships. Kim facilitates workshops and panel debates on a variety of topics and promotes inclusivity in the sexuality industry by leading Diversity For Sexuality Professionals - a practitioner group that provides support and best practice to widen access to sexuality-based services and training.
Phil is an Editor of sex+ and Somatic Sex Educator working to serve, nurture and expand the sexual landscape of her clients. They have many years of experience of empowering others through mind and body in the areas of mindful, sensory based movement, clinical hypnotherapy and sensual touch. More recently, they have trained as a Sexological Bodyworker and is enjoying sharing the expanded vision and nurturing that this work offers. Phil runs workshops and builds community around consent, overcoming shame and exploring new possibilities in the sexuality field.
The Sensation Seekers Diner is an interactive experience for one where the guest chooses what they want to receive. Our mission is to serve and provide food for the soul, although the menu offers absolutely nothing to eat…
With two waiters giving a boundaried sensual encounter, there are dishes to suit even the most nervous guest. Dining is free and sittings last approximately twenty minutes. For a taste of what to expect please refer to our menu.
Access: Booking essential
Nudity: Partial nudity might occur
Duration: 20 mins
Sarah and Tony Pletts – artists and life explorers – head up a team of sensitive, playful people from the Summer House community who are experienced in negotiating boundaries and staying present in order to serve the meal of your choice at the Sensation Seekers Diner. Please note, the staff are willing volunteers, not professional chefs or masseurs. The Diner is delighted to be back for its fourth time at The Summer House to cater for your culinary* needs. (*food free)
Morning Gloryville ~ Rave Your Way Into The Day! is an immersive morning dance experience for those who dare to start their day in style.
Start your day in a positive way, with some mindful meditation. We will guide a practice that is different each day and will help you to feel more in tune, more aware and to set clear intentions for the day ahead. We use sitting, sound and sharing in this workshop.
Access: sitting still
Duration: 60 mins
Alice is a performance maker, sonic artist and singer. She has been involved in facilitating workshops for many years in theatre and live performance, vibrational healing through the voice, body work and music. She is currently part of a punk duo 'asthma' and is in the process of re-writing and performing her solo show. She is passionate about the power of theatre and voice work for self-expression and healing and is currently training as a Dramatherapist. She looks forward to creating a safe holding space for the participants of Summerhouse 2017.
Neil - I'm a mindfulness practitioner, dancer and passionate about kindness and positive, independent thinking. Aside from this I love to rock climb, I'm incredibly kinky and I'm passionate about consent and clear communication in all these things. I've been teaching blues dancing since 2016 and Mindfulness since 2014.
Nudity: Full nudity likely
Duration: All day
Come write a letter to a loved one, friend, stranger, crush, and we will make sure (if you give us a decent description!) that it is delivered!
Shannon Meow is a jack of all trades, but mainly an artist who takes pleasure in making beautiful and outrageous accessories and sculptures from unused materials. Shannon is also core crew for Kinky Salon London, runs taxidermy and craft workshops in London, often organises ice breakers and games, builds websites, and writes....sometimes. She will be heading up the Summer House making and costuming in her Craft Den.
Nudity: Full nudity likely
Duration: Every day