The Team (2019)
We would like to introduce the Winter House 2019 event team
Our crew encompasses a range of sills from performance and music to science, spirituality, self-development and more.
Head over to 2019 Presenters to see who's facilitating workshops, talks, activities and performances at this year's Winter House.
If you wish to get in contact with us please use the details on the contact page.
TOBIAS - FOUNDER & EVENT LEAD
Founder of The Summer and Winter House Weekends and co-founder of Kinky Salon London among other projects.
What began as a birthday party has developed into a journey exploring all aspects of intimacy and relationships, supporting people to expand and experiment in a safe container.
Tobias says: “this community is constantly learning and trying to do things in a more progressive way. I don't want to just put on a party, I hope our events have meaning to people, challenge their preconceptions and hopefully folk go away having had their lives enriched a little bit.”
MARTI - PROGRAMME CURATION
Marti is a passionate facilitator, mentor and feminist, working internationally in the field of sexuality since 2013. She loves to create spaces and situations where we can explore our depths and our limits, preferably while having a really great time! Her ongoing fascination in power, consent and equality has inspired her latest project, Sound of Birch, where women bring the ethos behind what they learn in the bedroom into everyday life. Marti has helped many women nurture their own power and take more control of their lives. Her personal story has inspired her quest to help others to contribute to the world with their power and their vulnerability, their wisdom and their authenticity.
CLARE - PRODUCTION
SHANNON - CREATIVE
Shannon Meow is a maker and creative who takes pleasure in making DIY costumes and accessories from unused materials. Shannon works in science comms by day and is a core crew member for Kinky Salon London, and campaigns on human rights, including immigration and LGBT+ issues, at night. Always happy to help, she will be heading up making, costuming and writing letters in the Craft Den, where the Summer & Winter House Post Office also lives.
KATY - PRE PRODUCTION
I am an explorer, and I believe we can each become an explorer of self, reconnecting with the inner child we may have forgotten along the way, and rediscovering our joy and lust for life. Amusingly I am also a geek, and see beauty in using resources and energy efficiently, creating flexible structures from which we can flow, finding creative ways to navigate work and play. I am passionate about helping myself and others to free ourselves from limitations. Something is changing in the world right now – it seems more and more people are coming to appreciate the value of freeing themselves from whatever has been holding them back from living a full, creative, joyful, loving and embodied life.
LORRIANNE - FRONT OF HOUSE
Lorrianne has been a hornicator on the kink and sex positive scene for nearly 10 years, smashing through a fabulous assortment of headwear the whole way through. She came to Summer House in 2013 as a guest, and after falling in love with the community, she decided resolutely to never really leave. She has since been with the Summer and Winter House Weekend events as a performer, costume creator, workshop host, general busy-body, and eventually a production member, and your Front Of House Mistress since 2014. When she temporarily takes a break from colour coding spreadsheets (much to the dismay of other members of the production team) and herding cats (ie, volunteers), she can be found in various crevices crafting dreams, scenes, costumes and events across the spectrum of alternative people-positive London.
BENJAMIN - WELLBEING
Benjamin has been involved in the kink and sex-positive scene for over 15 years, and has worn many hats in that time. He can often be found leading workshops, or being a helpful squirrel. These days he spends more time in his allotment than at parties. During the day, he manages a mentoring programme for women in STEM, and is doing his PhD on gender in science.