Parkelife: A creative & professional retreat with a difference in north Wales

In March 2020, ParkeLife is putting together a unique creative event. This one-day workshop and optional weekend retreat aims to develop your work, your professional skills, and also yourself in the inspiring setting of Snowdonia National Park, north Wales. 

"It's a mix of a creative and personal retreat with a focus on cutting through the confusion of industry practice. It incorporates academic and professional instruction, and gives practical tips to work with agents, producers, studios, and development professionals; it's things we wish we'd known years ago. It’s also a chance to get fresh, practiced eyes on your project to take it to the next level, all while focusing on mindful creativity, in the most gorgeous scenery in the world," says founder, Dr Maggie Parke, Creative Consultant, and a Lecturer in Film & Business.

She is joined by BAFTA-winning Sandra Gorel from the BBC, script editor Jennifer Burnet, and Fiona Grant, agent from the Dench Arnold agency. This powerhouse foursome will give a wide view of the industry today, the paths to production, and will help you tap into the passion of your project. The one-day event, supported by Ffilm Cymru's BFI NETWORK Wales Connector fund, will offer presentations, workshops, and one-to-one sessions about your project, as well good food, a supportive atmosphere, and a mindful walk with sea and mountain views.

They're also offering an optional retreat in Snowdonia for the weekend immediately following the workshop, to allow time and space to write, work, and find inspiration. Hosted at the Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, they'll provide lovely accommodation, all meals, and optional guided walks, creative support, yoga, and meditation.

The day workshop is March 27th in Bangor, Wales UK.
Early bird registration £50 before March 9th. £75 afterwards
*Bursaries are available*

The weekend retreat is March 27th-29th.
Single room £350 for the weekend, shared £300 (first come, first served). 
**THE DAY WORKSHOP FEE IS WAIVED for those attending the weekend retreat**

More information and registration: www.parkelife.org/march-2020-retreat