“great happiness and friendship is often found, quite unexpectedly, in the most unlikely situations and places” 

The Three Princes of Serendip 

Persian fairytale, 1302

Serendipity

29th - 31st  October 2021

Tavistock, Devon, UK

All levels of dancer and drummer are "absobloodylutely" welcome

 

Kalash Tribal's Oasis workshops  have been running for just over 14 years making this Serendipity our 14th annual event

Join us for a fabulous weekend of inspiring workshops

dancing, drumming, crafting, relaxation, fun and friendship

with 5 hours of FCCE workshops

(if you need Certificates they can be carried forward to 2022 when the FCCE programme restarts)

explore the history and roots of FCBD®style (formerly ATS®)

from the music - drumbeats and rhythms

the dance - steps and concepts

 to journeys and influences along the way

Sadly Kathy Stahlman and Liz Malcom will be unable to join us from the USA this year due to Covid restrictions but we have some wonderful teachers and fantastic workshops in store for you.

Jacqui and I will be joined by Asif Qu our fabulous drum maestro, Lesley Chapman, Cinzia Di Cioccio,

and of course the Zuzas - the serene Angela Noble and inimitable Mark Rossi

workshop information and timetable are being added so just click on the teacher's photo below to find out more about them and what they will be teaching

join our Facebook group too and all will be

revealed bit by bit 

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Serendipity is incredible value for money 

 

with 3 package options:

one for dancers from £240

one for drummers £205

and one

for mates not doing workshops £165

THE SMALLPRINT 

please ensure you read THE SMALLPRINTexplaining our Terms & Conditions

 

Rogues Gallery

meet the Serendipity gang

 

Mount Kelly - our Hogwarts

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Set in over 150 acres, on the edge of Devon’s Dartmoor National Park, close to the bustling town of Tavistock with traditional pannier market and all amenities

Mount Kelly is the FatChance style Hogwarts –  a private boarding school boasting spacious bedrooms - 

most accommodate two people but if you're coming with lots of friends some can extend up to 6

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single beds - no bunks

shared bathroom and shower facilities on each floor

If you have any spare time take advantage of a stroll in the grounds or walk in to the bustling local town of Tavistock with traditional pannier market and all amenities (including 'off licences')

There is an Olympic size heated indoor swimming pool at the college although it does have limited public hours and there would be a small extra charge

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St John's sacred well
St John's sacred well

St John's sacred well

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River Tamar Tavistock Bridge
River Tamar Tavistock Bridge
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Stone Circle
Stone Circle
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Tavistock Brentor
Tavistock Brentor
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Pannier Market
Pannier Market
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View from Dartmoor
View from Dartmoor
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Getting to FCBD® Hogwarts / Mount Kelly

Mount Kelly College, Parkwood Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0HZ 

Serendipity has a wonderfully supportive tribal family so join our Facebook group to share your travel plans, especially for those coming in from Europe or travelling from further afield

It is possible to get group discounts on the trains and some of our participants are able to offer car space – lift sharing, pick ups and drop offs

Planning your route: map to the College 

by car

Take M5 to Exeter and continue towards Okehampton and Bodmin on A30. After about 30 minutes take the exit A386 to Tavistock. Continue across the moor and as you reach Tavistock, the College is on your right -plenty of parking space 

by Public Transport

travel to Plymouth train station then take a bus to Tavistock and short walk to the College


Join our Facebook Group to see if others can help with lift sharing from Bristol or Exeter airports or Exeter St David's train station

by Air and Rail 

Local international airports include:
Bristol Airport 

take Bristol Air Bus to Bristol Temple Meads train station – train to Plymouth – bus to Tavistock
Exeter Airport 

take bus/taxi to Exeter St Davids train station – train to Plymouth – bus to Tavistock
OR

London Heathrow Airport 

take Heathrow Express train to London Paddington (15 minutes) – train from London Paddington to Plymouth  – bus to Tavistock

Heathrow Express Tickets are cheaper if purchased online 90 days or 30 days in advance – group discounts available

Flights to London Heathrow will probably be cheaper but trains from London to Plymouth can be expensive depending on the time of day and how far in advance you can book.

Team up with others to get group discount

So check the costs of transport to Plymouth as it sometimes works out cheaper to fly to Bristol or Exeter

Other London Airports – Flights to other London airports may be cheaper but there will be additional overground train or underground tube fares from the airport to central London where you can then take a train from London Paddington

 

Rail Links

Train tickets are cheaper in off peak hours and purchased online up to 12 weeks in advance.

You can collect your ticket from special machines at the chosen train station but you will need the Booking Code and the credit / debit card used to purchase the tickets.

Some tickets can be sent to your phone if you download the app.

Group discounts are available

Bus Links

Plymouth to Tavistock about 45 minutes and about 10 minutes walk to Mount Kelly (we’re checking out taxis OR it may possibly be able to arrange for someone to pick you up)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time to look around or extend your visit? 

then venture a little further afield  for some great walks in Dartmoor National Park with its ancient stone circles or historic Plymouth (15 miles) and nearby beaches 

Check out these visitor links:
Tavistock
Dartmoor
Devon
Plymouth
Bristol
Exeter
Stonehenge
Bath
Glastonbury
Airbnb