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Drone footage of Bali

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This drone footage of Bali is quite mesmerizing to watch.

We have just a couple of places available for our Singing in Bali with Tony Backhouse event coming up at the end of June.  Read more >>

Quality and Price

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"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort."
John Ruskin

and this one...

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."
Henry David Thoreau

These quotes are both so true when it comes to what we do at The Create Escape, there is a big investment in time and energy to create a great event but what really makes them just so wonderful is in equal parts what we put in and what you put in. It is the joy felt from all that collective effort.

This pic is taken at the home of our wonderful 'Singing in Siena' event for the last 7 years.

We are taking bookings now for 2017.

#tonybackhouse #singinginsiena #thecreateescape #singabout
— at Montestigliano.

Rehearsing for Heaven! 23rd January with Tony Backhouse

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An afternoon workshop with Tony Backhouse coming up! 

If you are in the vicinity of Northern NSW in January here's a little beauty for you! 

Date: 23rd January, 2016

Time: 1-4pm

Where: Byron Region Community Centre, Mullumbimby

Cost: $30 (Tickets at the door)



I'm gonna Let it Shine

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A little fun from our 'Flash Mob' during Singing in Siena this year! Eric Dozier and the singers from Singing in Siena, 2015 plus 'a special guest dancer' in the middle.

We are looking forward to some singing and fun with Eric this year in Palazzo Donati and with the village of Mercatello sul Metauro. Read More>>

Arts of Japan Tour, 2016

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We are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with Bruce McWhinney to offer a unique Arts of Japan tour next autumn.

Bruce is an internationally acclaimed ceramic artist, painter and teacher. He has led numerous groups to Japan in the past and this one promises to be even better.

The journey will be totally unique and take us to places off the tourist trail and into the art communities and cover both the outrageous contemporary, like Street Art Fashion and exquisite Zen and Traditional Art forms and Culture.

We plan to head out next October and it will not only be the arts that will captivate our minds, the food will delight and the gardens will be showing off in spectacular colours.

Read more here>>

 Autumn is a spectacular time to visit Japan.

Tea Ceremony

Bruce McWhinney.


Contact us with your interest and any enquiries CONTACT >>

Bali photo journey

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My brother is a wonderful photographer, do you agree?

Corn anyone? Just one of the delights of having dinner at Jimbaran Bay.

Elegantly riding on scooter to work as a Temple dancer.

Flowers from my garden.

The Prince being carried during a cremation ceremony.

The Prince and Princess on their way to the cremation grounds.


A thousand stories in that face.


Are you interested in Travel Photography?

Eric Dozier teaching delivery techniques

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This is a little clip from our rehearsals during Singing in Siena, 2015 week.

Watch those crouching lions getting ready to pounce with great delivery.

Marianne Backhouse

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In Loving Memory of a very special Lady!

Below is a pic I took of a magical moment between Tony and Marianne in rehearsal in the forest in Singing in Siena, 2013.

Marianne used to love picking the grapes and fresh figs on the property of Montestigliano during Singing in Siena. I took this pic below in 2011.  

Below is a little video I took of her in the Granary in Montestigliano singing a lullaby to her daughter Cristy. It is rough and unedited but hopefully it will serve as a memory of her beautiful spirit and divine voice.

She very recently became a young grandmother, so perhaps her lovely little granddaughter will enjoy being sung to as well.

Love and deepest sympathy to Tony Backhouse and her loving family and friends.

Forever in our thoughts, with love and gratitude.


Singing and Sailing along the Dalmation Coast

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The intrepid traveler goes in search of new adventures to offer my fellow singers as well as cooks.. and I was pleasantly surprised to find some gorgeous a cappella music here.

Check out these local a cappella groups from the Dalmation Coast.


I think there will be a Singing and Sailing trip coming up soon with one of our hero choir directors and some local celebrity involvement .. you can tell me what you think of this idea too >>