Statement from Jennie and Zoë regarding our current plans for the Stratford Retreat in June and the COVID-19 pandemic.
As things stand, we have no plans to cancel the retreat and we would only do so on government advice. We are a relatively small group of fewer than fifty people and therefore less likely to be affected by mandatory limits on public gatherings.
We will be monitoring all updates from central government and Public Health England/Wales and will keep you informed about any changes that would affect the retreat.
Clearly the hotel management will also play a role in determining if we are able to continue and we will be liaising with them to make sure that we are aware of their current policies.
Hopefully you will all have purchased travel insurance (as recommended in the terms and conditions!). Please check to see whether this would cover you for any expenses which you have already incurred.
We hope that you have enough stash to get you through any periods of self-isolation, and that you stay healthy! Don’t forget to wash your hands (and needles!).
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Just two days until booking begins for Stratford 2020. Refresh your memory on all the details on this website so that you’ll be ready to spring into action when the email hits your inbox at Midday on Saturday!
Three days until you can reserve your space in The Alveston Manor at Stratford-upon-Avon for two and a half blissful days of knitting, crocheting, spinning, or whatever woolly, yarny hobby takes your fancy! Three days until you can plan in earnest for a weekend with a room full of friendly, like minded people who understand the value of a hand knit, don’t question the need for one more skein and find it entirely reasonable to have five WIPs at once! And an abundance of tea, coffee and cake. (Did we mention the cake??)
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Four days! Four short days and we will find out which of you lovely people will be joining us in Stratford-upon-Avon next June 12-14! It’s going to be a fabulous weekend and Zoë and I are so excited for it already! After yesterday’s announcement about Zoe Fletcher of the Woolist joining us on Saturday 13th, we are counting down the weeks until it begins! (It’s 31 weeks and 3 days, in case you were wondering…)
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