Ignite Your Creativity – Oh Comely reader offer until 9am 20.09.13

I love being curious about my own and other’s creativity that it’s only fair to share the love with fellow readers of Oh Comely magazine

Click here to claim (until 9am 20th September 2013) an offer price for your place on Ignite Your Creativity Day Retreat in the City… bring a copy of the current edition along with you!


Oh Comely readers offer to ignite your creativity...

Oh Comely readers offer to ignite your creativity…


Will you ignite your creativity with me?

photo by Suke Driver

Creatively escape with Penny Stanford & Anna B. Sexton 21.09.13

Ignite Your Creativity Day Retreat in The City 21.09.13

Creative Retreat, East London with Anna B. Sexton & Penny Stanford

   Creative Retreat, East London with Anna B. Sexton & Penny Stanford

  Open To Create… presents

  Ignite Your Creativity retreat day in the City


Saturday 10am – 5pm 21st September 2013

This bespoke creative making and thinking day has been specially made for those of you who find it hard even to retreat away from the city f      for a weekend.

Picture yourself slipping away for the day to a magical place hidden in the East of London – that really is a hidden gem…

One step through the front door into the creative making hub you will feel inspire, welcomed and at home.

    Your Investment  –  £80 (waged)   £60 concessions (full time student/low income)

We deliberately keep the group size intimate to no more than 12 places. Secure your place by sending your deposit NOW

    £30 deposit – your remaining fee due by 19th September 2013




The Create Place, 29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ


What will you being doing?

Together during the day you will re-ignite your unique version & vision of creativity in this special hub space created to champion all forms of creativity in the heart of bustling East London.

You will be encouraged and supported to play with making your own personal road map, hand folding and filling your personal guide book and experiment with your unique creative ways to think and make creatively on your own or in groups.

The session runs promptly from;

10am – 5pm Saturday 21st September 2013

Investment of your time 7 hours over a Saturday £80 / £60

We deliberately keep the group size intimate to no more than 12 places*

For your gift to yourself you will receive;

Benefits – based on feedback from previous retreaters

  • Feeling myself in free flow and connection within an extraordinary group
  • The reconnection I had with my own sense of play
  • The feelings of great joy from creative making especially my handmade book
  • Being in the group helped me to see I can do what I creatively love to do and that what was missing was the ‘community’ of creative explorers to do this with me
  • Re-connection to fun whilst being grounded and connected at the same time
  • How important being in a trusting and supportive atmosphere brings about pure creativity, love, warmth and this helped my creative process no end
  • To know in myself I am on my right path
  • To have re-discovered that place within me where creativity lives – to have re-discovered my creative engine


  • Personal creative coaching and mentoring from Anna B. Sexton on both days
  • Work with guest creative professionals – Penny Stanford – hand made book maker & fine art printer
  • All creative materials
  • Morning tea & coffee and pastries
  • Afternoon tea
* one place on the day is gifted to those of you who feel a calling to join in & right now it’s not doable to join please email anna@opentocreate.com for more details of how to apply

Call ME!! 07941 655 856 to let us know your needs

or email anna@opentocreate.com

Join in with the conversation via Open To Create… dedicated events page


Ignite Your Creativity Retreat In The City… 21st-22nd September 2013


Escape into a world of colourful & creative play…












How many times do you get the invited away for the weekend for a creative playful escape and you can’t say yes as it’s just too far away and doesn’t fit with your busy schedule in town…

This is what we found when I ran Ignite Your Creativity Retreat early in 2013 – feedback from those who couldn’t make it was 3 whole days away was too much and couldn’t it just be for a couple of days to work around family and work commitments.

Read and digest a review of our March 2013 retreat – HERE

WELL HELLO!  Don’t let it be said we don’t listen to feedback – the best re-designing and finessing tool in the world, right!

So Open To Create…  Ignite Your Creativity Retreat In The City 21st – 22nd September 2013 was born – book your place


With all the depth, detail and benefits of our 3 day retreat away on our magical island in Essex I have tracked down a magical oasis of calm right in the heart of East London – yeah, I know – how can that be?

Well The Royal Foundation of St. Katherine’s is just that – tranquil, deeply peaceful and grounding is powerful way whilst being in a mega position to be reached easily from all parts of London and further afield being 2 minutes walks from Limehouse Station http://www.rfsk.org.uk/about/get-here

Your can book you place on the retreat http://igniteyourcreativityinthecitysept13.eventbrite.co.uk/

You can find out more about Open To Create… http://www.opentocreate.com/

Follow @opentocreate on Twitter


Re-treat / What was ignited on our island retreat?

What an absolute wonder cooking up and co-creating Ignite Your Creativity Retreat was… I am still all a glow from the amazing creative connections, ideas and new directions fellow creative retreaters have been discovering for themselves during and since the weekend 22nd-24th March 2013.

I keep thinking about the word re-treat in this way as the retreat still is re-treating me with most splendid of memories, ideas and sense of creative flow…

What would retreaters tell their friends about their time away? Sarah Bellorini, our amazing Personal Biography workshop leader and creative collaborator said;

“Incredible venue, invite only, so very, very special place that not many people have the privilege of experiencing – this adds to the whole experience and energy of the retreat; incredibly safe and creative environment where you can participate as much or as little as you need and want with additional support from very experienced and caring organisers who have your needs as central focus; amazing food and a great loving, affirming space created by all the participants who are hand-picked and are open and able to contribute to the depth of the experience due to where they are at on their creative journey and capacity to contribute to the overall dynamic of the retreat. It is an incredibly special place and space. If you think you’ve been to something like this before, you haven’t! “

Below are selection of snaps captured during our time away together making hand made books, cooking together and learning and performing a new snog specially crafted by a new super band, formed on the island, SuLi! Big hearty creative thanks come from me as the process to create the weekend was not always an easy one – but boy, oh boy well worth every challenge, false start and hic cup along the way. Busy planning the next two in July and November this year…

Will you be there to creatively play?

Playing with colour

Creatively setting the scene for Ignite Your Creativity Retreat

Making a personal treasure map book

Penny Stanford Fold Collective sharing book making skills

Led expertly by Penny Stanford, everyone made their own treasure map books.

Cooking, creating, coaching

Creative cooking, conversations & connections

Creative Retreater Open To Create...

Suke & Lisa creating beautiful music with hand made choir

Open to Create… known for for igniting people’s creativity in unique, quirky and playful ways.

image by Anna B. Sexton

Creative Coaching, creative mentoring, creative play, creative thinking workshops

Open To Create… offer a creative smorgasbord of creative coaching, mentoring and playful workshop sessions.

Creative MOT sessions will re-ignite your creative process and vision.

Bag of Creative Surprises workshops take your creative ideas to a new depths.

And our magical Ignite Your Creativity Retreats will “open doors onto your imagination, heart & mind you wouldn’t know were there.”

Join in the creative action via Open To Create… Facebook page

Please contact Anna B Sexton, Director to find out more about how we can support you to be more open to creating a thriving and super successful creative business.

We work with people with ideas for start up businesses through to those with more established enterprises who want to take it to the next level.

Your interest in Open To Create… matters as do any questions, ideas & feedback you have.

Drop us a line now using the form below or call 07941 655 856 or 020 7515 9451