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Friday, 4 November 2011

Goodbye Plate to Page Tuscany, hello Plate to Page Somerset!

So Plate top Page Tuscany is done and dusted. Sixteen people from around the globe descended on a villa in Tuscany for three electrifying days and created a private world of words and pictures and creative energy. The beautiful surroundings, the beautiful weather and the copious amounts of excellent Bisol prosecco had, it seemed, conspired to weave a particularly Tuscan kind of magic.  We arrived as strangers but left as friends.  In fact, as presenters, our only regret was that we could not share this wonderful Tuscan weekend with more of you.

But fear not!  If you missed out on attending both Plate to Page Weimar and Plate to Page Tuscany, hope is at hand.  Despite having been manically busy for the past few weeks finalising details and sponsors for Plate to Page Tuscany, we have not lost sight of the future and have recently managed to secure a wonderful venue for our next Plate to Page workshop in Spring 2011.  And where is this going to be, you might ask? Drum roll please... Ladies and gentlemen, the first Plate to Page of 2012 will be held in Somerset, England

Nestled in the heart of this beautiful county, near Taunton, is Somerset Spa, a manor house and two historic barns that have been loving restored to provide stylish traditional accommodation for a memorable weekend break.  We will be staying in Meare Court, a seventeenth century Grade II listed manor house. Many original features remain, including a rustic elm mediaeval   screen on the third floor and a beautiful Georgian panelled room. There six individually decorated bedrooms as well as original flagstone floors, exposed beams and a huge open fireplaces. Oh yes, and for our exclusive use there is a private hot-tub in a gazebo in the garden  :o)  The extensive 80-acre grounds and surrounding countryside provide the perfect setting to walk, think, or be inspired. 

The house is only an hour from Bristol International airport and two hours by train from London's Paddington station.  The Somerset countryside is full of places worth a visit, like the Cheddar Gorge caves and the Roman city of Bath. Nearby Taunton Country Market on a Satruday morning is foodie heaven, with locally made cakes, pies, cookies, jams, marmalades, chutneys and seasonal produce always available. The area is also dotted with artisanal brewers, cider-makers and smokehouses - and don't forget that this is Cheddar cheese country!  Bring a big suitcase :)

We are still taking care of some final details before we open up registrations for Plate to Page Somerset, but to be sure not to miss the announcement that registratrations have begun, make sure you subscribe to our RSS feed or our Facebook fan page, or follow us on Twitter

We hope to welcome you to Somerset in 2012!


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