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Create

Spend some time creating something, a sketch, a painting or a bowl that feels just right to serve your favourite stew in. Spend time developing a play, writing a script or collaborating with another artist. Whatever you want to create, Coombe provides some space for you to do it, by offering people with skills that […]

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I feel completely taken care of while working at Coombe, the food, the coffee, the lush environment, and mostly the helpful and talented people who take care of you.  It is a truly special artists retreat. Laurie Steen RWA  …

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Learn

Gain practical skills from people that have made work, made mistakes, taken risks, practiced for years and are excited to share what they’ve learnt along the way. Our short course tutors are all professional artists who make a living from their art, and whilst each of them have their own style of teaching,  they all have a […]

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Research

Alongside our courses we run a Research & Development programme for Artists and Producers. At the heart of the the R&D programme is our response to the knowledge that increasingly we all live in a hyper connected world, and sometimes you just need some time and space in a peaceful environment, with good food, where […]

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  Great tasting freshly made food that’s good for you is at the heart of spending time at Coombe and its a shared experience with the group eating fresh seasonal food together at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our fantastic chef Tanya is passionate about food looking as good as it tastes. We cater for all dietary […]

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Yoga has been an integral part of life at Coombe for 6 years, we run a regular drop in class on Tuesdays (6.00pm-7.30pm, Vinyassa Flow, open to all abilities, £8 cash to the tutor), which is open to the general public, as well as participants on our courses and anyone undertaking R&D at Coombe. We […]

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People come to Coombe from all backgrounds and walks of life. Some live locally and some travel from across the world. Life can move fast, but you can’t fake or fast-track wisdom and skill, and making things reminds us that they are acquired through patience, practice, making mistakes, slowing down, being interested in things and collaborating […]

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