Date: 3 Sep 2018
Location: Budock Vean Hotel, Helford Passage, Cornwall
Run by: Janice Mitchelson
Contact details: www.janicem.com
Join Janice M and Koru Kayaking for a special singing experience in kayaks on the beautiful Helford estuary.
Kayaking to stunning locations that would otherwise be inaccessible, participants will sing on the tranquil waters of the Helford and at the water’s edge. Participants will paddle to beautiful spots such as Frenchmans Creek, seeing wildlife along the way. Singing in these unique acoustic environments combined with stunning scenery will make for a truly memorable event.
During the workshop you will quickly learn simple melodies and harmonies of beautiful songs in a friendly, group atmosphere. Guided by singer and vocal coach, Janice M, participants will sing a cappella whilst being inspired by nature, creating an unforgettable shared experience. Koru Kayaking will safely guide the group on kayaks as well as provide valuable insights to wildlife on and around the estuary.
The Wild Singing Workshop Kayak will include fun engaging warm-ups through to good vocal techniques, which you can apply long after leaving the event. It is an experience for singers of all abilities, including complete beginners, and will be taught by ear with no experience of reading music necessary. Your song lyrics will be provided on beautiful bespoke designed postcards for you to keep. Wild Singing is all about being inspired by the great outdoors and feeling good.
The workshop includes lunch where participants can enjoy a hearty Chickpea & Vegetable Stew with steamed cous cous and fresh coriander served by Budock Vean Hotel. Participants are welcome to relax and wander round the hotel gardens after the workshop.
Born in Cumbria and residing in Cornwall for the last ten years, Janice M has performed for private and public events and in venues all over the Southwest. From jazz to soul, folk to gospel, she fuses a range of genres in her own inimitable vocal style.
Alongside singing in Cornwall-based band The Grace Notes, Janice M is a vocal coach and works regularly with various community groups. Janice M has ran her Wild Singing Workshops at Port Eliot Festival, Enys Gardens, Trebah Garden and Potager Garden. This is the first time she is taking her workshop onto the water.
Koru Kayaking are award-winning kayaking tour guides, hold 5 star tripadvisor reviews and have been featured in national press, including most recently in The Telegraph Travel. Budock Vean Hotel is a 4-star hotel and spa, holds Visit England tourism awards as well as a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The hotel has it’s own private beach with access to the Helford estuary and is renowned for it’s excellent dining experience and views of the Helford.
Timings for the day are:
- 8.45am: Meet at the Budock Vean Hotel (go to reception)
- 9am: We will walk down through the gardens to the beach
- 9.15am-10am: Vocal warm-ups by the shore, change into wetsuit/buoyancy aid, safety briefing from Koru Kayaking
- 10am-12 noon: Kayaking and singing on the water
- 12-1pm: Change and walk back up to hotel
- 1pm-2pm: Lunch of a tasty chickpea & vegetable stew with steamed cous cous and coriander on the hotel sun terrace or in one of the hotel lounges followed by an optional relax or wander in the hotel gardens
Tickets are on sale online now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wild-singing-workshop-kayak-adult-with-janice-m-helford-estuary-tickets-46569810557
Places are limited so do book early!
Tickets include: singing workshop including warm ups at the water’s edge, two hours kayaking on the water with award-winning Koru Kayaking, safety briefing, buoyancy aid, bottle of water during kayaking, lunch at Budock Vean Hotel, parking, access to the hotel gardens.
Tickets are non-refundable. This particular workshop is purely for adults.
Facilities: Free car parking and toilets are available at Budock Vean Hotel. There are also toilet facilities at Koru Kayaking on the waterside.
Participants should wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and uneven ground on walking down around the gardens and paths at Budock Vean Hotel. Wetsuits can be hired from Koru Kayaking for £5 per person.
See more about Budock Vean Hotel on www.budockvean.co.uk
See more about Koru Kayaking on www.korukayaking.co.uk
See more about Janice M on www.janicem.com