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 The Accents Retreat - For Actors 

 With Arabella Gibbins
Arabella Gibbons Accents Retreat

In a nutshell...

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Learn how to approach ANY new accent.

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With a focus on Standard English & General American

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Learning through pressure-free play & practice.

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A practical & embodied process in the studio & the beauty of North Wales

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Scene work + taking direction with an accents coach by your side.

We’ve got an exciting combination for this unique retreat

  1. Arabella Gibbins who’ll be teaching and supporting the learning and embedding of RP and General American accents whilst

  2. Steph puts her directors hat on and works with you on scenes, approaching text and given circumstances

 

It will be a practical and embodied process ensuring you leave inspired and confident in yourself, your craft and the accents you’ve learnt and refined. 

 

Along with the studio time you’ll also be invited to join us for wild swims, walks and making dinner on the fire up on the moors. 

 

Steph loves to mix things up so we’ll probably end up doing our scenes out in the wild too, what better way than to drop your learning into your body?

Stage to Screen Sunrise Actor Training

As a foreigner with an accent it has been REALLY hard navigating this industry here in the UK. So for me, it was definitely the best possible retreat I could choose.

 

We learned so much useful information that I never even thought about in such an easy and fun way. @arabellavox made us learn without even feeling it was learning! She is by far one of the best teachers I've ever come across in my entire life. Passionate, clear, resourcefull, fun, supportive, efficient...

 

I've learned to be open, open to fail, open to grow and to let people in. I've learned to take time to myself, to check up on me, to realise when I'm closing down and let go and release.

Jennifer Castillo, actor
What we'll cover
  • Participants will learn how to approach any new accent by breaking it down into simple stages.

  • Focusing on SE and General American and putting our tools into practice; lots of practice!

  • There is no expectation of any previous accent work, and no pressure to get it ‘right’ straight away.

  • Expect plenty of play, trying on new sounds, listening games and character application.

  • Applying it to text work and taking direction.

  • You’ll also learn how to hold yourself lightly, to practise kindness, letting go and self care.

Bella
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What's included
  • Shared accommodation at our custom built studio and retreat space in the rolling hills of North Wales (private room available at extra cost)

  • Food package for arrival meal and first breakfast (the rest you’ll order with local delivery)

  • In depth voice and accent knowledge and training from Arabella Gibbins

  • Carefully selected texts

  • Tailored coaching, directing and advice from Stephanie Morgan

  • Wild swimming to awaken the senses

  • Country walks in the wilds of Wales

  • Open flame dinner on the Welsh moors

 

Accommodation 
  • You'll be staying in our custom built studio and retreat nestled in the rolling Welsh countryside.

 

  • ​Sleeping up to twelve people, our accommodation is the perfect place to relax and bond with your group. We have a patio garden and balcony for moments of calm and boundless countryside to explore.  

  • Want to find out more about the accommodation?  Click here! 

  • Getting here is easier than you think. You can drive or we can help with car sharing / collection from Chester/Ruabon if someone's not passing your route. And the T10 bus stops right outside our door!

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Are you ready to expand your confidence, your casting and your career?

Let's Do It!

  • Sun, Jun 02
    Jun 02, 2024, 6:00 PM – Jun 07, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Jun 02, 2024, 6:00 PM – Jun 07, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    This retreat will give participants the opportunity to hone a new accent, and get confident using it in their scene work. We will follow a thorough step-by-step approach to accent work, covering all angles and that you can apply to absolutely any new accent.
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    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Date and time is TBD
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Be the first to receive notification of the next dates - register your interest now. Are you wanting to feel more confident with a different accent and have a technique to help you with any accent you have Join us for a 5 day immersive retreat experience which will enrich your craft and your life.
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  • How do I get to my Both Feet Actor Training Retreat?
    It's easier to get to us than you think! All our retreats are run from our home base Bodlondeb Studio & Retreat: Bodlondeb Studio & Retreat Dinmael, Corwen, LL21 0NY You can get here by plane, train, bus or car - https://www.both-feet.co.uk/find-us Good to know: In order to ensure all retreat participants can have as much fun as possible, we try to encourage roughly three - four people from each group to drive. Often groups under this number will come together and hire a car for the period to allow flexibility. (This can be confirmed the week prior to your retreat when your groups WhatsApp chat group is created.)
  • What should I bring?
    Rest assured that a week before your retreat you'll be sent a Welcome Pack with all the information you'll need. Within that there is a full packing list. However, if you want to get ahead... Decent solid footwear for outdoor walking Decent footwear for wet outdoor activities (no crocs for Stand Up Paddleboarding, coasteering or canyoning where relevant) Wet shoes/crocs or trainers that you are prepared to get wet are suggested if you're coming wild swimming (they make the walk in kinder). Lightweight clothing such as leggings/shorts/joggers, t-shirt/synthetic top/fleece - We always advise having many layers available to you. Waterproof jacket/trousers (weather depending). Swimwear (and a little wet clothes bag) Wet shoes/crocs or trainers for swimming if relevant Hoodies, jumpers or fleeces Small rucksack Towels - Shower one and swim one Indoor studio shoes if you’d rather have footwear on in the studio. Hat, gloves and scarf (weather depending) Consider what you'll need if one set is drying out... Must haves… Bath towel & towel for activities where relevant Any special food requirements Bottle of water Notepad & pen General suggestions Slippers & PJs Suncream (I’m being hopeful!) Insect repellent Cash for washing machine Most forgotten items: Note pad and pen, waterproofs, towels, swimming stuff inc. shoes, walking boots and trainers.
  • Will I get down time?
    Yes! All our courses and retreats are created to are designed to allow you some free time and reflection time.
  • Do you provide meals and can you accommodate my dietary requirements?
    When you sign up for a retreat you'll be given the opportunity to inform us of any dietary requirements and medical conditions we should be aware of. In terms of food/meals... Retreats under 2 days: Your food will be provided in line with yours and the groups dietary requirements. Retreats over 2 days: We provide your first meal for your arrival day and a welcome breakfast for your first morning in line with the groups dietary requirements. It is the groups responsibility to put in a group food order for your retreats meals. There is time scheduled in to do this upon arrival however, you may wish to this order through in advance.
  • I have additional needs. Can you accommodate them?
    If you feel you have additional needs, contact Steph and we can work through it together.
  • Where can I find more frequently asked questions?
    Simply click here and you'll find our full extended list of FAQs
  • Where can I find the terms and conditions?
    Click here to read our full list of terms and conditions.
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