Welcome to The Create Escape

" Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. " - Mary Ritter Beard

The Create Escape is a boutique travel group which puts people in the centre of their passions.

We are a dedicated team of experts and award-winning teachers of music, singing, cooking and the arts who present international creative escapes for people with a passion for learning and wanderlust.

Since 2004, The Create Escape has offered inspirational programs across Italy, Australia, Asia and the Pacific.  Our workshop and tour groups range from 4 people up to 48 and they last from 3 days up to 3 weeks.

We began small under the banner of Singabout however as our scope of creative workshops and packages grew, so too did our name.  The Create Escape was born in 2015 and our plans for the future are as exciting and big as the world we like to travel around.  

We understand that you do not experience a destination and its' culture by seeing monuments, churches and museums, you experience it through the local people and their arts and hospitality.

We look forward to you joining us on one of our many programmes!

" Not all those who wander are lost.. " - J. R. R. Tolkien

Who does it suit?

No matter what level of expertise or confidence you have in your chosen activity, The Create Escape's team provides a safe and nurturing environment for you to let go and connect with your creative self.

Live the dream and you’ll singabout it for years to come.

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Heroes + Team

Our events are led by heroes and experts that are good enough to sing about. A dedicated bunch of people who love what they do and work hard to give you the best experience... ever. 

Jennifer Richardson

Jennifer Richardson

Director, Planner, Designer
Event designer and co-ordinator and founder of The Create Escape.
Tony Backhouse

Tony Backhouse

Choir Director

Singer, Author, Workshop Leader. Our singing hero for Siena, Samoa, Bali. Visit Tony's site.

Claire Scobie

Claire Scobie

Writer and Teacher

Award-winning journalist, writer and our hero for writing events. Read more via Claire's site.

Luisa Donati

Luisa Donati

Italy Events co-ordinator

Our Italy expert and member of the Donati family who own 2 of our favorite venues in Italy.

Oana Deac

Oana Deac

Operations - Artist, Yogi and Doer
Our doer and shaker!
Zin Mar

Zin Mar

Myanmar Tour Director
Zin is our tour leader and our expert on Myanmar.
Bruce McWhinney

Bruce McWhinney

Art of Japan

Ceramics, Artist and Educator with a deep love of Japan.

Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis

Choir Director
Singer, vocal arranger, composer and choir director