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Songwriting Retreat with Chris Difford SOLD OUT

  • Tilton House Firle BN8 6LL (map)


Join us for a unique and inspiring four-day creative song writing retreat with Chris Difford from Squeeze.



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Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted’. Despite the fact that Chris has helped soundtrack so many fans’ lives since his first release in 1977, the passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him to carry on writing rather than sit back and admire his handiwork. Chris recently celebrated his 60th birthday and for 41 of those years he has been writing with Glenn Tilbrook, very much the Odd Couple. When Squeeze take a break from the road, Glenn and Chris have been touring their ‘At Odds Couple Tour’ both in the UK and the US.
Chris hosts writing workshops and has done so for over 25 years. In 2014 he formed a partnership with ‘The Buddy Holly Foundation’ to run a week of writing at Pennard House Glastonbury. Other writing events include Guardian Master Classes held in London and smaller events at The Rathfinney Wine Estate in East Sussex.

This will be Chris' third writing retreat at Tilton House.



Monday 8th July -

Arrival from 3pm;

5pm Meet and greet session with an outline on what to expect over the next few days
7pm Dinner

Tuesday & Wednesday 9th & 10th July
Breakfast; light two course Lunch and dinner - meat/ fish option available for both dinners.

4 workshops sessions spread throughout  the day, also allowingfree time to explore the National Park

There will be a special guest appearance on the Saturday

Thursday 11th July
Breakfast and lunch with closing up sessions...

Depart by 3pm

*schedule may be liable to some adjustments

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Flash sale £450 until end of May

Single bed in shared room

Standard Price after 1st April £550

Single bed in shared room

Prices include all meals and snacks. 

Meat options are available for evening meals at no extra cost.

Tea. coffee, biscuits and snacks available throughout the retreat

To reserve your place, email us


Lots of places within the house and grounds to explore and write in.....

Or walk the Downs for inspiration.....

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