Eco- living, arts and improvisation weekend

8th – 10th June 2012

A weekend at The Boodaville Project with improvisation workshops, outdoor living, wild swimming and delicious local/organic food. Among the olive trees Matt Kemp will facilitate self-expression activities and games and is pleased to introduce “the theatre of the oppressed” with a tailor-made Boodaville theme. As well as these sessions we offer yoga, hiking, live music performed by Three Colours Red and a workshop on sustainability.

Places are limited to 15 people.

“It was truly a wonderful weekend and unlike anything I’ve done since moving to Barcelona. Thanks to all of you for making it so fun and supporting my first attempts at improv” – Iva, Nov 2011

photos from our last event here

workshops

express yourself with Matt Kemp, songwriter, musician and actor based in Barcelona. A lively, energetic and thought provoking combination of movement , drama/improv comedy and action games. With the emphasis firmly based on self – discovery through play. Read more here

theatre of the oppressed – this workshop explores different social, cultural and personal issues using improvisation and live human stills sculptured by workshop participants. The still scene is slowly brought to life to shed light on points of issue and conflict to help bring about positive resolution. Fascinating & Funny! 

sustainability and eco-living  – a short introduction to the idea of sustainability – in relation to both the Boodaville Project and our everyday lives.

other activities

yoga – early morning outdoor yoga sessions in our peaceful olive grove.

forest walks – opportunities to hike around the rocky pine valleys where eagles are regularly sighted. On exceptionally clear days you can see all the way to the Pyrenees.

river swimming – a highlight of any weekend at Boodaville is plunging into the clear waters of the Rio Álgars.

visit the local town – a traditional and beautifully preserved town with sandstone archways, cobbled alleyways and impressive church.

the structure –

friday evening: guided tour of the site and an introduction to the project, followed by time to set up camp and dinner under the stars.

saturday: an early start for those of you who would like to take advantage of the yoga class at 8am. Breakfast is at 9am followed by workshop 1, coffee break/brunch, then workshop 2. Depending on the weather, lunch will be a picnic in the shade by the river where we can spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming, playing. At 8pm there is the short “Boodaville” workshop followed by dinner and a live concert from Matt’s band Three Colours Red.

sunday: (optional early activities; 7am silent walk, 8am yoga) breakfast at 9am followed by workshop 3, coffee and time to pack up. lunch at 2pm and then a free afternoon with options for more workshops by the river, or a trip to visit the old town of Calaceite. depart 6.30pm 

* price : 130 euros  Includes :

  • Campsite with basic facilities, drinking and washing water – see more information on accommodation and facilities here
  • All meals and plenty of snacks, prepared daily in the kitchen. The food is almost entirely organic and/or locally made and meals are served in our shady dining area.
  • All drinks: soft drinks, wine and beer.
  • Workshops and all other activities,
  • Transport from Barcelona or Reus airport by train and car/taxi
Prices are set to just cover expenses and the Boodaville Project doesn’t make any profit, or hold any responsibility for guests during their stay.
You need to bring : tent, sleeping bag, mattress, warm clothes, swim clothes, sun hat and lotion, insect repellent, a water bottle to keep refilling, trainers or good sandals (flip flops are not appropriate).
*other price options – If you would like to organise your own transport it is 100 euros per person.  There are 2 half price spaces available for people who can help out for one day in the kitchen, and miss the workshops that day.
Additional donations to the project are always very welcome, and are guaranteed to go towards the eco-construction of the first building. If all goes well, next year guests will have the option of sleeping indoors!
BOOKING INFO: a deposit of 40 euros is payable to reserve your place. the remaining amount is paid on arrival. please email anna at thegurney@gmail.com for transfer details and provide information on any dietary requirements.


The Boodaville Project is about responsibly providing a stunning holiday destination, mountain adventures and fun. On top of this there is a learning element: guests can choose to do workshops  from a wide range available such as environmental/social issues, or practical tips to live less wastefully.

We don’t claim to be perfect, hence the name “project” and are always open to constructive criticism and new ideas. Here are the main principles to help us achieve “positive impact holidays”:

environmental impact = we want the net carbon footprint of your holiday to be zero.

social impact = during your stay you will get to know life in rural Aragon while spending time in a small group of like-minded people. Debate, discussion and cooperation are encouraged during and after our workshops.

economic impact = prices are based on the costs of sourcing all our food, materials and guides locally and fairly. We like the idea of exchange without using money, however, so bargain with us!

health impact = delicous food combined with outdoor activities – you’ll come home glowing. The long-term changes encouraged in the workshops always involve healthier happier living, and usually economic savings too.

Vall Rovira, Aragon, Spain

thegurney@gmail.com

https://boodaville.wordpress.com

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