Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October 2016

The Kentish village of East Malling is the setting for the Autumn retreat.

Come for the whole weekend or take your pick from the workshops, concert and lessons on offer. This is a harp retreat for all ages and abilities and both pedal and non-pedal harpists will be most welcome. 


Saturday 29th, daytime

St James the Great Church, East Malling

2-4pm: workshop with Columbian harpist Diego Laverde Rojas

4-6pm: Drop in 'try the harp' session with Pilgrim Harps

Saturday 29th, evening

St James the Great Church, East Malling

7.30pm: Public concert given by Keziah Thomas and Diego Laverde Rojas

Sunday 30th, daytime

The East Malling Centre, Chapman Way, East Malling

10.30am-12.30pm: Improvisation, pop and jazz workshop with Keziah Thomas

2-4pm: Ensemble workshop with Keziah Thomas


This is a non residential retreat but participants are encouraged to 'make a weekend of it' and stay in one of the hotels or B&Bs within walking distance of the venues in the village. There is a pub opposite the church which serves home cooked meals and lunch is included for harpists participating in the Sunday workshops.

Harpists are expected to bring their own harp, stool and music stand and some music will be emailed in advance for those participating in the Sunday afternoon ensemble workshop.

There are a limited number of private harp lessons with Keziah Thomas available on Saturday 29th October in the morning.