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Weekend Retreats at The Grange by the Sea, Isle of Wight, UK

The Grange is a gorgeous Georgian country house with comfortable 4-star guest accommodation. Enjoy weekend retreats, courses and festive breaks hosted by exceptional Skyros facilitators. 

Come and take part in a variety of weekends from yoga retreats and residential writing courses to life coaching courses, singing holidays and mindfulness retreats, each with a focus on creativity and wellbeing. Join also for all-inclusive 3-night Christmas and New Year retreats.

"The sense of community here is so refreshing. The staff can't do enough for you. The food is lovely." Marion, November 2018. See more reviews.

 Find out What's On Next below... 

Fri 4 - Sun 6 Oct 2019 (2 nights)

At a glance

Adventures in Comedy Writing Weekend with Logan Murray

Comedy, like any other art, is a craft. There are tips and techniques to be learnt. Simply put, if you can understand comedy grammar then unlocking the funny ideas becomes easier. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of humour, this workshop will help you discover your unique comic voice.

Although a writing course, there would be some non-writing exercises designed to encourage the participant’s creativity. There would also be writing games with group feedback and tutor led suggestions to help you hone your comedy writing skills. By the end of the course you will know how to write comedy and will have the confidence to stand up on your own and make a group of total strangers laugh.

Not only will you learn some tricks of the trade, you will also gain a greater awareness of the multitude of differing comic styles that the group manifest. These comedy skills aren’t only for the professional; they are also a fantastic way to think outside of the box, hone your communication skills and increase your confidence in everyday life.

More importantly, you will laugh loads over the entire course.

About

Skyros attracts mostly solo travellers from all over the world. Although all ages are represented, approximately 70% are between 35 and 65. The Grange is a stunning Georgian country house, surrounded by greenery and close to Shanklin's sandy beach, cosy pubs and restaurants and the local train station.

Accommodation

Choose to stay at The Grange in a twin shared or single occupancy room on a B&B basis or simply take part in the course if you live locally.

Inspiring Courses

Your course weekend includes six hours of tuition across two days. This leaves plenty of time to explore the island on coastline walks or enjoy health and beauty treatments (book these in advance).

Food & Drink

Join us for the three course Friday night dinner, tailored to dietary requirements, for £20. If you choose to stay with us breakfast is included. On Saturday, guests tend to like to eat out together locally. A light lunch is provided on Sunday.

Guide Itinerary

Friday
16.00: Arrivals
19.30: Dinner (if booked)

Saturday
08.00: Breakfast
10.30: Course
17.00: Course

Sunday
08.00: Breakfast
10.30: Course
13.00: Lunch​

Average Temperature

As with much of the UK weather is changeable - although the Isle of Wight does boast a micro-climate and is one of the sunniest places to visit. Fingers crossed for good weather!

Location

Summary

Cost
£90
Location
The Grange

What's included?

  • Six hours of course time across two days
  • A light lunch on Sunday
  • Accommodation is chosen separately
  • Dinner on Friday evening is £20

Travel

Book a return rail ticket to Shanklin via Portsmouth and your ticket will include crossing the Solent by FastCat. At Shanlin station, take a cab for the 3-minute journey to The Grange in Eastcliff Road.

If you decide to drive then book your crossing online with Wightlink or Red Funnel Ferries. Call to check in case of discount codes.

There are several ways to get in touch, and we'd love to hear from you…

Telephone: +44 (0)1983 865566

Email: holidays@skyros.com

Or Chat to us online using the link in the corner or your screen

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