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 learning experience, both in writing and photography. We have already presented three hugely successful workshops in Weimar (Germany); Tuscany (Italy); and Somerset (England) - and now it is time for Irish eyes to start smiling... because between 10 and 13 May 2013, the fourth From Plate to Page workshop will be taking place in the beautiful rolling green hills of County Meath, Ireland. Our home for the duration of the workshop will be charming Decoy Country Cottages, located in the historic Boyne Valley. Although only 30 miles from Dublin, the stone cottages offer the perfect balance between a tranquil countryside haven and beautifully appointed modern accommodation arranged around a landscaped courtyard.
Hill of Tara © Jason Calvert
Meath is a beautiful county on the east coast of Ireland. The surrounding area is rich in history and offers plenty to see and do in the form of abbeys, castles (including Trim Castel above that was used in the filming of Braveheart), stately homes, and even prehistoric sites such as the Hill of Tara with its Iron Age structures and association with the ancient kings or Ireland. Ireland is also increasingly becoming known as a foodie destination with excellent fresh produce and outstanding artisanal producers such as brewers, dairies, and smokehouses. .
Trim Castle © T Mitchell
Our exclusive 2.5-day residential programme will cover basic and advanced food styling and photography as well as writing skills and will include presentations, hands-on workshops, individual guidance and critique from the presenters, as well as communal cooking and living. 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). 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 per person is €750 and will include:
- shared accommodation in double rooms for three nights in beautiful country cottages close to the city of Dublin,
- all meals
- all drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
- transport to and from the venue of the field trip
Click here to register. We look forward to welcoming you to Ireland!
Photo credit for slider image:
Trim Castle, Co.Meath.
Photo by Andrew Parnell, 2007.