Articles featuring Chateau Life Courses

  • ‘The Wild Life of Poems’ – a Poetry Course with Pascale Petit

    ‘The Wild Life of Poems’ – a Poetry Course with Pascale Petit

    Listed on May 17, 2014 by Chateau Life Courses in Featured Courses

    Be prepared to extend your boundaries during an enjoyable week of hard work and fun in the divine surroundings of the Château and Languedoc landscape. The week includes group sessions as well as one to one tutorials with Pascale.

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  • Vegetarian Cookery Course

    Vegetarian Cookery Course

    Listed on May 5, 2014 by Chateau Life Courses in Featured Courses

    Join the Vegetarian Cookery School for a culinary break in the beautiful surroundings of Château Ventenac, a 19th century stone castle in the Languedoc region of Southern France. Our five day/four night residential course will give you the opportunity to learn seasonal Mediterranean cookery with Rachel Demuth, owner of the award winning Demuth’s Vegetarian Restaurant in Bath for 20 years.

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  • Transformations – Poems in Translation

    Transformations – Poems in Translation

    Listed on April 4, 2014 by Chateau Life Courses in Featured Courses

    The course is suitable for French-speakers and translators of French into English, but is also suitable for poets without a second language who are interested in broadening their vision beyond the Anglo-American canon.

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  • Creative Retreat

    Creative Retreat

    Listed on November 2, 2013 by Chateau Life Courses in Featured Courses

    Design your own creative escape and stay anything from 3 days to 2 weeks.

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  • A week of mindful writing and French elegance

    Listed on October 29, 2013 by Chateau Life Courses in Blogs!

    A guest blog written by James, a participant on our Mindful Writing week with Satya Robyn and Kaspalita Thompson at Chateau Ventenac in Spring 2013.

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  • Pascale Petit wins 2013 Writing Prize for Poetry

    Listed on October 25, 2013 by Chateau Life Courses in Blogs!

    We are delighted that our friend and tutor Pascale Petit has recently been awarded the Manchester Writing Prize for Poetry 2013.

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  • Life-Coaching Retreat with Ali Soleil

    Life-Coaching Retreat with Ali Soleil

    Listed on October 12, 2013 by Chateau Life Courses in Featured Courses

    When was the last time you gave yourself permission to have some time out? Time away from the demands of everyday life and give yourself some to time to focus on ‘you’?

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  • Celebrating National Poetry Day at Chateau Ventenac

    Listed on October 3, 2013 by Chateau Life Courses in Blogs!

    Our guest, tutor and Canal Laureate Jo Bell writes about her poetry week at Chateau Ventenac and celebrates National Poetry Day on Thursday 3 October - featuring a filmpoem by Alastair Cook

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  • Loud & Clear; Writing In Your Own Voice with Jo Bell

    Loud & Clear; Writing In Your Own Voice with Jo Bell

    Listed on September 28, 2013 by Chateau Life Courses in Featured Courses

    Some days you think you’re a genius, other days a fraud – does that sound familiar? Writing poetry is a solitary enterprise, but you are not alone. Find out how to develop your own unique style, strengthen your work and stretch your poetry muscles in a friendly, welcoming environment with like-minded people – and come away with a sheaf of new poems.

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  • Is a Creative Retreat right for me ?

    Listed on September 24, 2013 by Chateau Life Courses in Blogs!

    Quite often people say "I'm tempted by the idea of a creative retreat, but I'm not really sure if it's right for me ..." At Chateau Ventenac we specialise in running courses for writers, poets and other creatives. The setting of the house and gardens provide an ideal backdrop for creative thinking, moments of meditation and contemplation, the opportunity to enjoy walks in glorious French countryside ...

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  • Flexible tailor-made courses for groups

    Listed on September 21, 2013 by Chateau Life Courses in Blogs!

    We offer venues with a high quality of accommodation and hospitality at very competitive rates. Contact me to find out more about the range of options available - call 07773 206344 or email julia@chateaulifecourses.com

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