SNAP: The Salon
"A salon is a gathering of people, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation"
We have known for a long time that one of our strongest assets is our community. Our values are education, inspiration and community and the community really is at the forefront of those values. SNAP is what it is because of the people who embrace it wholeheartedly.
With that in mind, SNAP 2018 puts collaboration with our community members at the heart of this year's event.
23rd to 27th April 2018
So what's new?
A smaller, more intimate event: For SNAP 2018 we'll be hosting a maximum of 95 people.
A new venue: it's hard to match the uniqueness of Fforest but we're certain that you'll love West Lexham. With tree-houses and bell tents for those who love glamping and a whole load more indoor accommodation for those who want a bit more luxury, the accommodation has something for everyone. Scroll down to find out more about our 2018 SNAP home.
More down time: we've always jam packed the SNAP schedule and feedback year after year is that it's brilliant but exhausting. Next year we'll be keeping our evenings free of talks, so you get more time to hang out and build relationships. As well as our talk free evenings, there'll be more time to explore the surroundings, go to the beach or simply take a nap.
Self care: our optional add ons have always been learning based but next year there'll be a focus on self care including complimentary yoga and meditation.
Community generated content: Around 50% of our 2018 content will be provided by people from within the existing SNAP community. We're excited to show case a whole bunch of amazing talent and you can check out our line up here.
A comprehensive plan to make sure everyone feels welcome and included
We know what it's like to be introverted, shy or just a bit nervous to be around so many people. We've got you.
Where's SNAP 2018 taking place?
We'll be heading to Norfolk for SNAP 2018, to West Lexham.
West Lexham is a unique venue and it's less than 2 hours from London, 75 minutes from Cambridge and 45 minutes from Norwich. It is a work of passion and is crafted out of heritage buildings that are the legacy of over 1000 years of farming and stewardship of nature. Set in a protected valley with the UK's cleanest chalk stream it is verdant and bursting with nature. There are floating water meadows, ancient trees, lakes and formal gardens for you to explore. They are 90% run on renewables with solar panels for power and a woodchip boiler for heat. All of their water is fresh from the chalk aquifer making it rich in minerals.
West Lexham is magical. There are row boats, tennis courts, a swimming pool and beautiful grounds and gardens to explore.
How do I get there?
The closest airport is London Stanstead and any of the other London airports are really well connected too.
There are regular trains from London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn in Norfolk and the venue is around 30 minutes from there.
We have a car pool / ride sharing scheme in our Facebook group so people can find travel buddies.
Where do I sign up?
Current SNAPsters can buy tickets via a link in the closed SNAP Facebook group. New attendees can sign up here.