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Image and Word in the Lakes

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Led by: Paul Sanders, Adrian Beasley and Clea Beasley

25th - 28th November 2024 (check-out 29th)

£1895 (10% deposit)

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6 Clients, 3 leaders


The Lake District is breath-taking and has captivated artists, writers and photographers for hundreds of years.  The intimacy and majesty of the Cumbrian landscape is compelling, with sweeping vistas, magnificent lakes, waterfalls, jetties and ancient woodland with secret glades.


Our base will be a stunning lakeside house on the Lingholm Estate, former home of Beatrix Potter, on the shores of Derwentwater.  There are only six places available. A smaller group gives a much better client experience and is essential for the quiet approach to mindful photography.


The Image and Word Series

Focuses on the individual and their personal connection, inspiration and observation within the carefully chosen locations. We will not be racing around to the iconic locations but rather spending quality time absorbing and exploring a small number of places, allowing as much time as you need to discover the photographer you really are.

We will use this location to explore a deeper side to your photography. We will help you to incorporate writing - be it poetry, short essay, quotes – and to make a small book at the end of the workshop. We will be making drum-leaf style book – Adrian’s favourite! All instruction, materials and tools are provided. No prior experience of book making is needed.



Photography is experiential, it is deeply personal and expressive of a moment in time.  With opportunities for image making, sequencing, editing, printing and book construction, you will come away with a beautiful handmade book – the ultimate souvenir of your experience. 


During the workshop, Paul Sanders, Adrian Beasley and Clea Beasley will help you explore a deeper side to your own photography and create something unique to capture the moment.


We will encourage you to use mindfulness techniques as a new way to approach your photography. Mindfulness is essentially working with the present moment, losing attachment to preconceived ideas and working with and accepting what is available.


As we progress, you will be encouraged and supported to make notes of your thoughts about the images you receive from the location, perhaps they may be just a list, a poem or a quote, maybe the words from a song keep floating into your awareness, all of these things along with the rest of your senses build up the experience and can be worked into the images you are making.


We will be based in one location for the whole of our workshop. This will give us time to explore and absorb the area as we work towards producing a short series of images that truly reflect your feelings and experience of this traditional seaside location.


Photographs aren’t real until they are printed, and there is no better way of reconnecting with the moment you released the shutter than to hold your images in your hand, beautifully printed, contained within a book. We will help you to select and collate your images and edit them ready for printing.


On the final day, you will be taught how to bring together your images and words into a beautiful handmade book. Paul Sanders and Clea Beasley have many years of experience between them of making handmade books and they will lead this session.


We hope you can join us.


Location, Accommodation, Transport

Rosetrees, The Lingholm Estate, Keswick, CA12 5TZ


Check in Monday 25th November at 4:30pm

Check out Friday 29th at 9:30am


Transport will be provided during the workshop.

The nearest train station is Penrith.



There is some walking involved but mostly over level ground and relatively short distances.


Start and End timing

We recommend meeting for lunch (1pm) on Monday 25th at the Lingholm Kitchen on the Lingholm estate. The workshop will start after lunch. The workshop finishes at 4pm on Thursday 28th but check-out is Friday 29th. The first session will involve personal introductions, introduction to the workshop and schedule, and an orientation walk without cameras, followed by an evening meal.



Breakfast, snack lunch and two-course evening meals are included.


  • No previous experience is needed, especially for the editing, printing and book making elements. Training and tools will be provided during the workshop.

  • You need to bring a computer for the editing and selection session. If you do not have a suitable computer, we may be able to loan one but please check with us before booking.

  • Please make sure you have suitable travel and equipment insurance.


  • Expert tuition by Paul Sanders, Adrian Beasley and Clea Beasley

  • Image review and editing support/advice

  • All paper, ink, book making materials and loan of tools

  • Book making guide with recommended material suppliers

  • 4-nights luxury accommodation on the Lingholm Estate (single occupancy basis)

  • Private lakeside access

  • All meals listed above

Not Included
  • Travel to and from the workshop

  • Travel and equipment Insurance

  • Computer and editing software

  • Alcoholic drinks


Contact Details

Adrian Beasley 07785926738

Address and travel details will be provided after booking.

Booking and Cancellation Policy for Residentials: 

We require a 10% deposit when you book to secure your place, final balance will be due 4-weeks before the start of the workshop. If you cancel at any time, please understand that I may need to retain some of your monies to cover incurred costs that I cannot recover, unless I am able to re-sell your place. In general, if I can re-sell the place, I will refund you so please contact me as quickly as possible.

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