Wild + Free Europe

June 5-6, 2020 | The Other Place | Stratford-upon-Avon | UK

We're hosting our second European conference on June 5-6, 2020 at The Other Place in Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Other Place is the Royal Shakespeare Company’s studio theatre located right on the banks of the River Avon.

The conference will feature main-stage talks, heart-filling music, opportunities to connect with new friends, and plenty of surprises. Join us for two days of inspiration, insight, encouragement, and community.

Leah Boden

Eve Herrmann

Lynn Seddon

Katrien Van Deuren

Ainsley Arment

Elsie Iudicello

Elizabeth Yeboah

Jessi Kinstler & Jenni Dowling

The Hunts

Jessi Kinstler & Jenni Dowling are members of an indie-alternative-folk band called The Hunts, comprised of seven siblings who were all homeschooled. Jessi & Jenni will be our musical guests in Europe.

Born and raised in the south lands of Chesapeake, Virginia, the siblings grew up in a musical home and fell in love with composing their own music.

The band members include: Josh, Jenni, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, Jamison, and Jessi. They pour their blood, sweat and tears  into every song and strive to write music that moves hearts with beauty, power and joy.

The Hunts Music

Location + Schedule

The Other Place
22 Southern Lane
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BH
United Kingdom

The Other Place is the Royal Shakespeare Company’s studio theatre located on the banks of the River Avon in Stratford-upon-Avon.


5:30 PM – Check-in Begins
7:00 PM – Opening Night Session
8:30 PM – Dismiss


8:30 AM – Doors Open 
9:30 AM – Morning Session 
10:30 AM – Break
11:00 AM – Mid-Morning Session 
12:15 PM – Lunch on Your Own
1:45 PM – Afternoon Session
2:45 PM – Break
3:15 PM – Final Session 
4:30 PM – Dismiss

Please note: Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

Conference Prices

We're offering several discounted rates to benefit the early birds. Prices are in British Pound (GBP). Please consult your local conversion rates.

Advance Rate
(By April 15)

Regular Rate
(After April 15)



On Fathers and Children:

Sorry papas and kiddos, this is a women-only event. While we affirm the role of fathers in homeschooling and we love children, this event is for women only (nursing infants are welcome). Refunds are not offered for mistaken purchases.

On Matters of Faith:

Some of our presenters are people of faith, others are not. Everyone is welcome, but we realize this event might not be the right fit for those who want an exclusively faith-based event or those who want an exclusively secular event.

On Volunteers:

We're looking for some servant-hearted women who love to have fun but aren't afraid of hard work and would enjoy helping us create a welcoming experience. If you're interested in learning more, send us an email.

On Directions:

Stratford-upon-Avon is in the heart of the West Midlands, a short drive from Junction 15 of the M40, giving good access to the M42, M5, M6 and M25. The postcode for The Other Place is CV37 6BH. Here's the address for the venue:

The Other Place
22 Southern Lane
CV37 6BH

On Traveling by Air:

The closest Airport is Birmingham International (BHX) which is 35 Mins by car. East Midlands Airport is 1 hour by car. Stratford-Upon-Avon is located approximately 2 - 2.5 hours from all major London Airports including Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick.

On Traveling by Rail:

The nearest Train Station is Stratford-Upon-Avon Rail Station which is accessible directly from Birmingham via Moor Street or Snow Hill Station. Trains from London depart from Marylebone Station via Banbury, Leamington Spa or Warwick. For National Rail enquiries call +448457 484950 or book via thetrainline.com

On Cancellations and Refunds:

Tickets are transferable but non-refundable. You can transfer them to any other woman if you're not able to attend. Simply look for buyers at #wildandfreeeurope and transfer your ticket to the purchaser with instructions provided on the ticket.

On Hotels:

We don't have an official hotel for the conference, but Stratford-upon-Avon is filled with inns, bed & breakfasts, homes on AirBnB, VRBO and HomeAway. You can also find plenty of affordable hotels near the venue on discounted travel sites.

On Parking:

Paid Parking is available across Stratford just a short walk from the venue. Here's a map of City Car Parks of which these are the closest ones:

  • Church Street Car Park (CV37 6HB) - 5 mins walk (evenings & weekends)
  • Recreation Ground Car Park (CV37 6BB) - 5 mins walk
  • Swans Nest Lane Car Park (CV37 7LS) - 10 mins walk
  • A Multi-Storey Car Park (CV37 6YX) - 10 mins walk

On Public Transportation

Coach Transfers are available from all major airports and UK Cities bookable via +448705 808080 or visit www.nationalexpress.com. Uber is available Nationwide via the Uber App. Taxis are available locally in Stratford via 007 Taxis - +441789 414007. Bus routes are available from your UK starting location via goeuro.co.uk

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Things to Do in Stratford

There is so much to do if you chose to extend your stay in this picturesque and historic part of England. Find out more by visiting this site.