The Team (2018)
We would like to introduce the Winter House 2018 event team as it currently stands - more team members and collaborators will be joining us soon!
In addition, the team includes a wide range of people with experience in everything from event lighting and performance to roleplay and storytelling to spirituality and self-development.
Head over to 2018 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.
KIM - MARKETING & ENGAGEMENT
Kim is a Somatic Sex Educator who specialises in women's sexual empowerment and healing through bodywork and coaching. Kim believes that pleasure is our birthright and that overcoming sexual shame is the key to joyful, powerful lives and relationships. Kim facilitates workshops and panel debates on a variety of topics and promotes inclusivity in the sexuality industry by leading Diversity For Sexuality Professionals - a practitioner group that provides support and best practice to widen access to sexuality-based services and training.
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.
RICHARD - PRE PRODUCTION
Richard is a jack of all trades with a history in business administration and information services. For the past several years he has foresworn life in a 9-5 office environment and spent his time broadening his skills. As someone who thrives on variety, he now he finds balance by dividing his time between working with his hands in various ways and working in events admin, including doing all of our administrative tasks. Most of Richard’s interests lie in making things and working on events. Making some of his living from his leatherwork and other making skills, during the last few years he has also worked on such events as Kinky Salon London, The Summer House Weekend and Nowhere Festival.
MORGAN - SOCIAL MEDIA
Morgan Potts is a writer and speaker on queer and trans issues, and is passionate about queer community outreach and support. In 2017 he started a support group in London for men and non-binary people who have experienced sexual violence. He has worked on community accountability processes in several spaces, including the Wellbeing Team for the Summer House and Winter House weekends, but now spends most of his time on twitter. He’s currently working on a book, The A–Z of Gender and Sexuality. He plays cello and loves plants.
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.
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.
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.
NEIL - CREATIVE
Neil Johnson, is a musician and sound artist who creates scores for theatre, film, video games and inter-disciplinary works. When not making music himself, he helps others to make it, facilitating shared musical experiences. He is passionate about music as a fundamental means of human connection which can bring about well-being, self-esteem, collaboration and shared joy. Neil leads the Wayward Choral Society, a voice-positive, sex-positive choir which meets monthly in London and Bristol. He delivers workshops in such settings as Womad, Winter House, Bath Festival and Haus of Fluff. He’s performed all over the world including SXSW in Austin, Texas, Glastonbury and Singapore National Theatre. He has composed for various clients including BBC and Scottish Opera and has taught sound design at Bristol University for the past 15 years. He’s played in many bands, notably Angel Tech for the last two decades, and has recently begun work on a new solo album.
MAGS - FRONT OF HOUSE
Mags likes getting involved in a lot of things. Having been active in the sex-positive and kink community for over 6 years, she particularly enjoys the more social aspects of the community which is why you will find her at Reception as part of the Front of House Team. She is also a jewellery designer and a performer.
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.
TOBIAS - FOUNDER & EVENT LEAD
Founder of The Winter House Weekend, The Summer House Weekend, co-founder of Kinky Salon London and White Mischief, and all sorts of other things. 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. This community (including myself) is always learning and trying to do things in a more progressive way. I don't want to just put on a party, I want there to be something that has meaning to people and where people challenge their preconceptions and hopefully go away with their lives being enriched a little bit.