Jamie Colston

Facilitator, Catalyst, Coach, Parent

"Jamie has vision, strong organising capabilities, and the energy to make things happen. He is a tireless advocate of young people and the innovative contribution they can bring when given the opportunity. He is an innovator and a role model, always deepening his own professional practice as a change agent and facilitator, and on a personal level embodying values of openness creativity, and courage."

Tim ‘Mac’ Macartney, Founder, Embercombe

Upcoming Training & Events

Bath Facilitators and Friends coffee meet up @ The Guild

Friday 27th September 2019, 11-12pm

This is the first of what we hope will be a bi-monthly meet up for facilitators to share stories of the work and projects they are passionate about. We hope to build a community of practitioners locally and connect each other to a wider network of interesting work happening in the world right now.

This event is hosted by Jamie Colston and Helene Jewell (IAF) and you can let us know you are coming via this meet up event.


Facilitation Training: Design, Delivery & Learning Harvest

Bringing People Together Well - Good Conversations & practical action

Thursday 10th October, 6pm-9.15pm. Front Room, The Guild, Guildhall, Bath, BA1 5EB

This 3 hour facilitation training is fast paced, fun and full of tools, experiential design and practical learning you can use in all areas of your life.

It offers ways to support good communication, ideas for creative storytelling and sharing, methods for increased group participation and simple processes for releasing group tension and shifting dynamics.

We offer four free/bursary places to young people.

The cost of the training is £125 for organisations and £100 for individuals. If you book before September 10th you get an early bird discount of 25% or you can choose to pay full price and contribute towards the cost of participants who need financial support to attend.

Places are limited to a maximum of 12 and beautiful food and drinks are provided as part of the training.

You can find out more and download an application pack here.

Thanks so much for an awesome session last week! I loved it and came away very inspired
— Elia De Matteis
You packed a lot of interesting and helpful content into a short time and supported engagement in an easy way. I enjoyed watching you facilitate with a lovely combination of structure and spontaneity. Your excellent handout was a wonderful bonus to take away.
— Caroline Sherrard

John Muir Trek - A dawn til dusk adventure in the valleys of Bath

Thursday 24th October 8pm - Friday 25th October 9pm

Hosted by the amazing Rachel and Edward Leigh-Wood, we will be begin on Thursday night with an equipment check and mini night walk. Friday morning we will be awoken before dawn and led on a quiet journey in to the wild countryside of Bath. The only words spoken will be observations of the present moment and the occasional reading to focus and inspire a deeper connection with all that is. After a day of walking, snacking, wild sights and deep connection with ourselves, the land and life, we will head back to Rachel and Edward’s house in Swainswick and have a fire and cook food together over it and digest our day and connect more fully with each other.


As with all events we have an open and fair access policy to this adventure which is priced at £100. If you are not in a position where this is affordable, please email us and offer what you can. Equally if you are abundant financially, please feel free to pay more to cover the costs of those who cannot.

For more information and booking please visit Swainswick Explorers here 

Save the date: A collaboration with Everything is Connected community dance in Frome.


Saturday 26th October, 8-10.30pm, Location to be confirmed in Bath.

This will be the beginning of a new regular community of dance, movement and connection in Bath, inspired by Everything is Connected in Frome and various alcohol and drug free, conscious dance movements around the world. Join us