What and Who?
Join us at Sadeh, “the UK’s Jewish Farm and Environmental Community” from Friday afternoon to Sunday midday for a weekend of art and ritual making. We make art on Shabbat!!
We hope to challenge people from a range of creative practices and interests to look at the roles of gender, sexuality and Jewish identity/spirituality in their lives and how these things may be compatible. A dominant narrative in queer communities is one of breaking away from the family unit/religion/culture of origin in order to discover your true self and find acceptance in a new community. We want to find new social and creative expressions. This weekend looks to be an experiment in new modes of art-making and community-building.
Who is this for:
This weekend of workshops, performance, exhibition and ritual is aimed at anyone with a Jewish identity or experience, anyone who impacts on the lives of Jewish people, and anyone committed to expanding (their) Jewish knowledge.
This weekend is aimed at anyone with an LGBT+/queer identity and all those committed to challenging queer/transphobia, sexism and to those resisting/re-establishing the gender binary.
We hope all who join will commit to learning, reflecting and unlearning and to challenging racism, ableism and all forms of oppression.
No previous knowledge or artistic experience required. You may be encouraged but will not be required to share work during the weekend.
The price of the retreat is £50 (heavily subsidised by Moishe House) and includes all workshops, accommodation and Kosher vegetarian/ vegan meals. We have a small number of further subsidies for those who may otherwise be prohibited from attending.
General activities will largely be conducted on the ground floor which is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible bedrooms and bathrooms are available. Sadeh currently does not have hearing loops. We will endeavour to support all who wish to attend. Contact talia.chain(at)sadehfarm.co.uk for further queries or to enquire about our subsidised places.
Places are limited and first come-first serve so watch this space for details and updates.
Arrive between 5-7pm on June 14th.
The weekend will include Shabbes and Havdalah spiritual rituals which will be explicitly trans and non-binary inclusive in their lack of gender-assigned rituals. We hope to allow everyone to engage in all rituals together or choose what feels most nourishing.
On Saturday night, there will be a chance to share and exhibit work, whether visual art, ritual, performance or something else. Feel free to bring anything with you or share what you’ve made during the retreat.
Workshops are listed here. Please select one of the following for all-day Saturday when registering. Places are limited and first come first serve. All three of these artists will also be running short sessions during the weekend for everyone to enjoy.
Closing Circle 3pm Sunday June 16th.
Saturday All-Day Workshops:
Sunday additional workshop. Limited!
Beginners DJ Workshop W/ TamTam for all women, trans men and non-binary people.
Learn the art DJing. The aim is that you come away with DJ skills you can put into practice straight away!
How to get here
How to find us:
Our address is:
Skeet Hill House, Skeet Hill Lane, BR6 7QD
Parking is available but let us know in advance if you are driving.
Quickest way by train is fast trains to ORPINGTON station from London bridge (15 mins) Waterloo East (20 mins) and Charing cross (25 mins). You can also come from Victoria. It is ten a ten minutes cab ride (Approx £9)
To find the cab company come out the bus station side (not Crofton road), walk down the hill for one minute and the cab company will be on your right. Be warned they only take cash.