We’re organising a reunion and you’re invited!

Tickets are now sold out (see the bottom of this page).
Waitinglist available contact gro.noitadnuofecnegremenull@noinuer.

The video covers why we thought to put a reunion together, our vision for the event, the fabulous location with walks on the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline, sacred sites, and – for the hardier – maybe even some wild swimming in the Celtic Sea!

It’s hosted by the Emergence Foundation but this is a reunion by and for those who want to reconnect. There’s no formal agenda beyond a long weekend of reconnection, celebration, and reunion in a beautiful wild location. It’s happening on 14 – 17 June 2024, at Trefacwn (pron: Trev-acoon), Jerome’s beautiful home by the Celtic Sea in rural Pembrokeshire, Wales.

We’d love to see you in Wales in June.
– Robin Daly, Mary Adams, Steve Murphy, Shayne Newlyn, and Jerome Flynn.

Location

Trefacwn, Llanrhian, St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6DP, Wales.

Weekend schedule

We’ve planned an open, flexible, and unstructured weekend to allow everyone to enjoy their time as they prefer. You’ll have the chance to catch up with old friends and take in the local scenery or if you like, explore the countryside, coastal walks, swim in the natural pond or the sea, or simply relax in the lovely surroundings of rural Pembrokeshire. For those who may be interested in what the Emergence Foundation has been up to over the past 10 years, there’ll be an optional short presentation of the foundation’s grant giving work, including a showcase of some of the amazing people who’ve benefitted from grant funding, and the impact their projects have had on so many people.

There will also be the opportunity to share your own work, project, or hear from others if you’d like to. There’s absolutely no requirement to do this, but this will be an open space that can be shaped by what you’d like to do. Nothing over the weekend is mandatory.

Travel – Getting there and away

By train from London Paddington to Haverfordwest, Wales (approx. 5 hours).

The following are our recommended train times, a choice of two outbound and two return times.

Outbound:

  1. Depart London Paddington (PAD) 09:48 – Arrive Haverfordwest (HVF) 14:36 – (4hrs 48 mins with 1 change at Cardiff Central (CDF)); OR
  2. Depart London Paddington (PAD) 11:48 – Arrive Haverfordwest (HVF) 16:25 – (4hrs 37 mins with 1 change at Cardiff Central (CDF))

There will be a minibus shuttle to meet you at Haverfordwest Station at these train arrival times only, to take you to Trefacwn.

Return

  1. Depart Haverfordwest (HVF) 11:19 – Arrive London Paddington (PAD) 16:09 – (4hrs 50 mins with 1 change at Cardiff Central (CDF)); OR
  2. Depart Haverfordwest (HVF) 13:18 – Arrive London Paddington (PAD) 17:41 – (4hrs 23 mins with 1 change at Cardiff Central (CDF))

The minibus will return you to Haverfordwest Station on Mon 17 June (30 mins each way) at these train departure times only, to return you to London.

Book train tickets online at National Rail.

Advance Tickets are cheaper and are available 12 weeks before the departure date from Fri, 22 March 2024. Only a limited number of Advance Tickets will be available, so be quick to secure yours as the fare can rise steeply as the date of travel gets nearer.

Bus and multi-modal options are also available at Rome2Rio.

Train tickets are also available at The Trainline who are a ticket reseller/agent. They may offer tickets earlier than Fri, 22 March 2024 and although the fares are usually the same they may not be, they may not offer special or promotional fares and you may incur other charges such as booking or credit card fees.


By car

Google Maps driving directions from London to Trefacwn (6 hours).


International arrivals by plane

Via London
London Heathrow (recommended) or Gatwick. Then by train from London Paddington to Haverfordwest, Wales then by minibus shuttle to Trefacwn. Or a hire a car in London and drive to Trefacwn.

Via Cardiff, Wales there are direct flights to Cardiff from the following points of origin.

  • Australia – Sydney
  • Canada – Toronto, Vancouver
  • Europe – Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Faro, Frankfurt, Geneva, Madrid, Malaga, Munich, Paris (Orly), Porto, Rome, Vienna
  • India – Mumbai
  • USA – Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, NYC (JFK, Newark), San Francisco, Washington DC     


International arrivals by Eurostar to London St Pancras

  • Direct from Brussels, Calais, Lille, Paris.
  • Indirect (+1 change) from Amsterdam, Rotterdam and many others.

Eurostar Europe points of origin with 1 change.

Accommodation

Is available at Trefacwn itself, in nearby cottages and a camp site within easy walking distance. It’s all of a high standard, all bedding is included, unless you’re camping which is bring your own. There will be four types of accommodation to choose from based on price which reflects common sense differences.

NOTE:

  • Cottage accommodation of all Types 1, 2 and 3 is likely to be in a shared room. If for any reason you require you’re own room or would like to request you share with a friend please let us know more detail on the pre-event questionaire or at gro.noitadnuofecnegremenull@noinuer and we’ll do our best.
  • Accommodation is offered on a first come first served basis until each accommodation ticket type is sold. It will be allocated to you when you arrive. Trefacwn’s accommodation will be prioritised for those who have compromised physical ability and families with kids.
  • Pembrokeshire is a beautiful area. If you wish to arrange your own accommodation at Trefacwn or in the local area before, during or after the reunion there are good options. We may be able to give you some pointers but organising it will be up to you.

To give you an idea of the accommodation we’ve booked for you:


Trefacwn


Ynys Barri Holiday Cottages

1.2 miles (1.9 kms) walk to Trefacwn (21 mins)


Coastal Stay Camping

A beautiful camp site for the more adventurous with 20 pitches only a short walk to Trefacwn (2 mins).

Food

There will be vegan and vegetarian meals prepared by chefs Gayano and Harry Shaw. We’ve hired additional kitchen help so we can relax. All food, coffee, tea and snacks will be provided from dinner on Fri 14 Jun to breakfast on Mon 17 Jun. If you have any important dietary requirements, please let us know in the pre-event questionnaire.

Financial assistance

Some people told us they’d love to come but would struggle for financial reasons. Others asked how they could help support the event, so we created what we’re calling a Pay It Forward Fund. To contribute to the fund you can buy any number of Pay It Forward Fund tickets. It’s optional and confidential. If you’d like to support the event, this is the best way, even if you can’t attend in person.

Every Pay It Forward Fund ticket purchased will contribute 50% of the cost of a Reunion ticket to help those who’ve requested financial assistance. Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the reunion steering group.  Any surplus, after all requests for assistance have been met, will go toward the general expenses of the not-for-profit event.

If you’d like to request financial assistance, please let us know on the pre-event questionnaire or contact us at gro.noitadnuofecnegremenull@noinuer.

Pre-event questionnaire

In the meantime, to help us, please complete and submit a pre-event questionnaire. It will only take a minute and will help us understand if there are important travel, health, accommodation or food or requirements we need to think about.

About buying your tickets

There are two ways to secure your place:

  1. Pay in one go
  2. Pay in two installments
    Let us know on the pre-event questionnaire if you need to pay in installments. We’ll send you a unique 50% discount code you can use twice only. The second payment will need to be made before the end of the day on Sun, 2 April 2024.

There are three categories of tickets to consider:

  1. Reunion ticket
    Mandatory. Covers event entry, and fixed costs like venue hire, food etc.
  2. Accommodation ticket
    Optional. There are four accommodation types and prices to choose from. It’s all of a high standard, all bedding is included, unless you’re camping which requires you bring your own bedding. Note: All cottage accommodation is likely to be a shared room unless otherwise pre-arranged.
  3. Pay it Forward Fund ticket
    Optional, confidential and you can buy as many tickets as you like. Every Pay It Forward Fund ticket you buy will contribute 50% of the cost of a Reunion ticket of someone who would struggle to attend for financial reasons. It’s the best way to support the event, even if you can’t attend in person.

You’ll need to buy both the Reunion and Accommodation tickets unless you’re booking you’re own accommodation in the area.

We’ll keep you informed with further updates. Hopefully you can now go ahead with your travel plans.

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