Andrea Harrn Counselling Services

Organising a festival

For two years now I have been involved in the organisation of a festival at Gaunts House as part of the Heartbeat team.  I am the workshop coordinator for the event organising over 130 workshops over 4 days plus running my own workshop.   Gaunts is home to a Community of Profound Learning (CPL) – a spiritually based and holistic minded group of free thinkers committed to exploring and supporting the evolution of consciousness.

The festival is called the Gaunts House Summer Gathering and started its life as a  meet up for everyone connected to the Gaunts Community to come together for 1 week in the summer to share a beautiful experience together and learn from each other.  This includes all the current and past workshop leaders and participants of workshops throughout the year, the wider Gaunts Community, ex-community members, retreatants, Wwoofers, trustees and anyone and everyone connected to Gaunts House.  It is also an opportunity for people to come to Gaunts for the first time and get a sense of what its all about and experience community life.

It has evolved throughout the years and grown in popularity and standing to become an event that is “the place to be” for some of the greatest workshop leaders in the UK and worldwide to join the community at Gaunts in Wimborne for 4 days of workshops, music, stalls, a bit of a cross between a festival, a retreat and a garden party.

My 2010 workshop
Recital in the Ballroom
Mad Hatters Tea Party
Praying for the Rain


Every year we look forward to  meeting up and renewing connections but also take please in welcoming new people to the event to widen the community and sense of connection.
Last year over 1000 people attended and feedback was amazing.  This year we hope to see everyone back once more and meet lots of new people too.
The event takes place in the grounds of the stately Gaunts House in Wimborne Dorset.
Rainbow Tree

You can camp in the beautiful grounds of the estate or stay in the mansion house above.

My role is to coordinate and organise over 130 workshops from Yoga to shamanic trance, ecstatic dancing, sound workshops, astrology, singing, dancing, bushcraft, healing, chanting, face painting, talks, performances, peace ceremonies……………Gong baths to sacred flute workshops. the list goes on and on.   I will also be running my own workshop at the event.


Me and my own kids at the festival last year
People can stay  in the house (which I always do)  – there is a swimming pool and sauna too.  For those of you that are Festival fans you will liken this to a GREEN FIELD gathering.

Go once and you’ll be back every year – ideal for singles, couples and families. A place for connection, inspiration, self-development, creativity and fu

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