Run by Elmer Postle, Daniel Kidner and Ken Beagley
Dates: 10-12th May 2019Participants said:‘thanks for a great weekend. It’s the first time I’ve done anything like that and it was quite an eye opener. Great bunch of people too!’ JW‘the organisation, activities, food and accommodation were all spot on’. MT‘a wonderful and very natural few days where (my son) felt at home and easy with the other kids and I felt easy with all the dads’. CM
‘I loved the weekend’. MH
- This is for fathers, godfathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and their boys to spend a weekend in adventure with stories and campfires together. The weekend includes activities for boys, time for fathers as well as shared projects. The story offers a catalyst for us to explore inner and outer world concerns. The organisers have recently been part of the Climate Change and Consciousness Conference and welcome discussion of the challenges awakening in our lives to do with this. It will be a gentle weekend with an emphasis on simply being together for masculine creativity and the greater good. This weekend offers an opportunity for the exchange of gifts between generations.
The title is from the poem by William Stafford: ‘A Story That Could Be True’ (see full poem below).
- Place: Avon Tyrell UK Youth Outdoor Centre in the New Forest.
- Bransgore, Hampshire, BH23 8EE
(For Sat Nav use BH23 8ED)
Times: Arrive from 16.00 Friday for dinner at 18.30, leave 15.00 Sunday.
Alternately: arrive Saturday morning at 11 am sharp.
Accommodation is in shared cabins with a couple of camping spots. Limited to 20 people. Stepdads, mentors and godfathers with boys and stepsons are most welcome within your specific family arrangements. Age for boys: 9 – 19.
Food is included in the price.
Cost: £180.00 per man and boy pair. Bring more than one boy for £250 for the weekend.
To book and to find out more email or call:
Elmer Postle: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07785926796
Dan Kidner: email@example.com
To reserve your place:
Pay the full amount or a non-refundable deposit of £75.00
via bank transfer: marked as ‘Fathers and Sons’ to:
Account No: 31243260
by William Stafford
Both Elmer Postle and Daniel Kidner are fathers at the St Michaels Steiner School, London.
Bio of Elmer Postle
Elmer Postle is a Craniosacral therapist and film maker with a specialisation in birth psychology. He has studied Source Process and Breathwork, Prenatal and Birth Therapy and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy which together form the basis of his practice. He has studied with with pioneers in the field of Mythopoetic Mens work, Robert Bly, Michael Meade, James Hillman, Malidoma Some, Martin Prechtel and co led a mens group in Devon for 15 years. In 2005 Elmer produced the documentary film ‘The Healing of Birth’ for the field of professional birth education. He has worked in television as a director and cameraman and produces recordings in the therapeutic and self-development fields through Whole Being Films. Elmer co-founded the ‘Fathers-To-Be’ initiative and in 2016 co-facilitated the ‘Healthy Birth Healthy Earth’ Conference at the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland. He lives in London with his wife and son.
Bio of Daniel Kidner
Daniel Kidner is a professional broadcast TV cameraman and father of two who has spent many years exploring his own masculinity and creativity as student and staff with the Mankind project. Dan is the father of a boy and a girl of school age.
This is the link to Dan’s professional page Link to Dan’s page
Bio of Ken Beagley
Ken beagley is a master puppeteer. With his wife Jill they have run the Armchair Puppet Theatre for many years touring the UK giving performances. Ken has co-created many community theatre projects with ‘A Moveable Feast’ also involving schools. Living and working in Devon, Ken has taken part in significant social actions involving beekeeping. He is a serious allotment grower and the father of two daughters as well as grandfather to three.