Midsummer or 'Midsommar' is possibly the most famous holiday in Sweden. The start of the summer months are celebrated on a midsummer evening close to the 21st June. Traditionally, this is the day of the solstice: the day when the sun is the tallest in the sky and the night is the shortest. Everywhere you will see decorated trees, families and friends coming together to sing songs, eat well and dance with garlands in your hair. Sound magical? we think so, which is why we have joined forces to bring you an afternoon of mid summer eve celebrations.
We would love for you to join us in celebrating Mid Summer’s Eve with an afternoon of creative workshops, seasonal food and botanical cocktails.
The day before midsummer eve, we will be holding a creative gathering in the centre of the historical market town, Farnham. We have chosen a beautiful venue, a wood cabin, set in the heart of stunning wild flower meadows close to St Andrew’s Church.
Drawing inspiration from Swedish traditions, we will begin the afternoon with a class lead by myself, where we will make individual Krans (flower crown). Using flowers and foliage, gathered from the local meadows and grown on my allotment, you will learn how to craft your own flower crown, in a traditional style. Where possible, I will select flowers and foliage that will dry, so that your flower crown can be taken home and hung as decoration. This is something I do every year.
We will then break for our version of Sweden’s fika, serving tea and home made cake.
Once our thirst has been quenched we will come back together for a guided calligraphy lesson, lead by Becca Cherry. We will cover the basics of calligraphy, spending time practicing strokes to get you used to holding a pen and by the end, you will have the skills to personalise your own banner with your practiced handwriting. You will also leave the session with you own calligraphy starter kit which includes worksheets, pen, nib and ink to continue practicing at home.
We will then finish the day with a wander through the grounds of the cabin, where there will be plenty of photo opportunities amongst the wildflowers and finally we will all come together for a two course seasonal buffet cooked by myself (I am trained chef!)
Along with your flowers crowns and Calligraphy starter kit, we are also preparing a beautiful botanical themed goodie bag for you to take away with you.
- Tea and cake
- Two course seasonal early dinner
- Botanical Cocktails
- 1.5 hour flower crown workshop
- 1.5 hour calligraphy workshop (including calligraphy starter kit)
- Goodie bag
Early bird price: £99 until 27th May
Full price: £120
Follow the link here to secure your place at our Mid Summer Eve Gathering! We can't wait to see you there!
If you have any questions please feel free to message me here