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A Midsummer Night's Clean

Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th June 2021 8:30am for 9.00am start to 5:30pm each day

Price: £150.00 (£180 inc VAT)

Community price: £85.00 (£102 inc VAT)
The Community Price for this event is for those who work in the voluntary sector, social enterprise, etc. or if you have been adversely affected by COVID-19. You will be able to select this price when you click through to the booking form.

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The schedule for A Midsummer Night's Clean is starting to come together and details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/712576152784672


A spicy mix of Clean-oriented research, business, music, modelling, debate and learning. Presenters and participants stimulate each other’s thinking and together create a fun, creative, brain-nourishing 2 days. The annual Northern Taste of Clean event - which this year is named after the weekend it's happening - has become a sparkling example of collaborative learning at its best. You don’t just attend ‘Northern Taste’ - you’re a part of it.

Join us for a 2-day smorgasbord of Clean Language-based sessions, where you will be able to meet:

  • Presenters from the world of clean, who will share their latest thinking and facilitate the group to stretch and adapt that thinking to suit their own needs.
  • Exponents of other methodologies, from rapping to Zen meditation, and drawing to clowning, who will help you see how clean relates to these different practices. You’ll discover how an experience of meditation or clowning can inform your own practice.
  • People who are actively using clean in various fields such as education, health care, sales and business. They’ll tell stories from their worlds and invite you to take part in the clean-based activities they’ve created.
  • Authors of new Clean Language books to launch their creations with a glass of bubbly.
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The event starts on Saturday morning when we will rise and shine and energise. Then we'll work in threes and help each to do a ‘Clean Set Up’ for the event. This will help you to find out what kind of event you want it to be, how you want to be as a part of it and what we can all do to help you make the most of the weekend. This really does affect how the event unfolds - it’s truly responsive to what people want.

The timings will follow a UK day - and we'll start early for those wanting to join from Asia or Australia and go on a bit later for those joining from the US. At the start of each day and after lunch, presenters will briefly summarise the theme of their sessions - it’s up to you to decide which sessions to attend. There’ll be several to choose from and some will be repeated, so there’s no need to worry about missing out. Group sizes will be small and the sessions interactive, so you can expect to learn and contribute lots and to meet all kinds of interesting people.

Why did we call the weekend the ‘Northern Taste of Clean’? Well, for a start there are the taster sessions - all in some way related to Clean Language - which we hope will let you sample a few of the different recipes from the Clean Language menu. Then - since we can't all get together to sample Shaun's fantastic, healthy vegetarian lunch each day, we will send you recipes in the two weeks before the event so that we can eat separately but together. 

On the Saturday, we will stop for a break between 6:30pm and 7pm and then between 7pm and 8pm we'll encourage you to light a fire or a candle and join us for supper and stories. 

The event is just as suitable for beginners as it is for leaders in the field of Clean so if you know someone who you think would love to find out more about what Clean has to offer, please bring them along.

Your trainer(s)


Caitlin Walker

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.


Shaun Hotchkiss

Shaun is a facilitator of groups and organisations. He has a strong, calm energy for managing drama and conflict. He is also a highly skilled UKCP psychotherapist, and the world's most experienced "Whirly Gig" facilitator.


Marian Way

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


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