Somerset 05.2012
From Plate to Page is the original food writing and photography workshop, combining a small group size with multiple presenters to give participants a truly hands-on experience, both for writing and photography. The third From Plate to Page workshop will take place 18-20 May 2012 in the rolling green hills of Somerset, England.  

Our exclusive 2.5-day residential programme which will cover basic and advanced food styling and photography as well as writing skills and voice through comprehensive practical exercises, hands-on assignments and local activities.   By limiting attendance to no more than 12 participants, we are able to present topics in a practical and collective way, with group participation at every step. Over the course of the weekend we will work individually or in teams to complete assignments in both writing and photography. This will include plenty of one-on-one contact with the workshop leaders in a relaxed and social atmosphere where it will be possible to ask questions, share ideas and practical experience far more freely than in a large auditorium. The workshop will once again be led by four of Europe's most popular and respected food bloggers, freelance writers and photographers, each an experienced teacher and speaker (click here for speaker bios).
Once again, the workshop will take place over 2.5 days and will include presentations, hands-on workshops, individual guidance and critique from the presenters, as well as communal cooking and living.  We also have a treat in store for applicants in the form of a visit to a local market or artisanal producer (to be confirmed), either of which will provide participants with a unique a wonderful writing and photo opportunity. The total cost of the workshop will include shared accommodation for three nights in a restored 17th century manor house, as well as all meals.  Only participants' travel from home to and from the workshop venue will be an extra expense.

View complete programme for further details.

Wells Cathedral

Somerset is a beautiful county in the southwest of England.  The area is rich in history and offers plenty of history in the form of abbeys, castles, stately homes, and even historic watermills that are open for public visits.  It you drive from London, you will also pass by close to Stonehenge in neighbouring Wiltshire, which is well worth a visit.  The area is also rich in natural attractions such as the Cheddar Gorge & caves and the famous Wookey Hole caves.  It is also an area that produces great fresh produce, including traditional cider, Cheddar cheese and, more recently, English wine.  Bristol is the county's major city, but Bath with its newly-restored Roman baths and beautiful abbey, as well as nearby Wells and its cathedral, are attractions in their own right.