The Bancroft Estate is in a parallel universe! It is a place where creative people can take refuge and tone up their creative spirit. Aside from the Manor house where residents can claim a space or spend time with a character they are working with, the Bancroft Estate has a number of other buildings and expansive grounds where residents can work.
Some residents at Bancroft have helped to create a visual impression of how they perceive this world.
How far would you go to save someone you care about?
How far would you run or fly or crawl to save somebody else?
How far would you go to save yourself?
Have you ever tried, was it worth it? Did it matter at all?
We all come from somewhere and I suppose in the end we all end up in the same place with the same question in our eyes and frozen on our lips. Read More
A Journey to Bancroft Begins
I’ve been lost in a vast desert, burnt by the sun, scratched by cactus and sagebrush, thirsty and exhausted. The days have blended together, and I know far too much time has passed, but I just don’t remember how to get back. I know I learned some important things long ago, things that gleamed like gold in a dark mine, but the memory of how to find those things has fled. I am bereft, lost and alone.
Now, a path appears out of nowhere, and somehow it seems familiar. I follow it, and the desert begins to fade into the prairie, long and rolling, golden under the sun. The prairie leads to hills with green trees on them, and as I crest the top of the nearest one, I see forests and streams. Running now, I follow the path into the forest, and the cool shade caresses my burnt skin gently. I wade through a stream and the water soothes the scratches on my feet and legs. I feel my taut nerves start to unwind, and I take a deep breath of the clear air.
The path leads up to a gate, and I find I have a key. I slip inside to a garden, and a man made of butterflies bows to me, gesturing to a large building I have not seen before, but recognize as my haven. I sigh with relief. I am safe. I am here. Source: SheWolf’s New Journey
Some residents choose to participate in the online Writing for Wellness course that is available at the Manor.
For many residents, Bancroft is simply a place to come to work and share within a creative collective.
If you choose to join the collective you will have access to regularly updated material and can choose how you will work.