The Quadrangle is an educational space, retreat centre, and gathering place for a wide variety of groups. Our vision is to support the emergence of a new approach to life.
We’re close enough to the city to allow for a single day’s visit, but far enough into the countryside to allow our guests to feel closely connected with the rural landscape.
As well as offering our spaces for hire, we run programmes such as the ‘Enquiry Weekends’, which encourage artists and culture pioneers to reflect on their relationship with nature as a route to personal and societal transformation.
We also host workshops and strategy sessions for companies and social enterprises. All of our commercial activities directly support vulnerable groups (including refugees and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds), who are regular visitors to the Quadrangle.
The wider family comes together every year for the famous bonfire party and other gatherings and, along with everyone who visits, they help to create the constantly evolving Quadrangle culture.
You can learn more about the history of the Quadrangle here.
The team described here is just the tip of the iceberg and we’d like to thank everyone, especially our closest family, for all the hard work and passion they put into running the space and making it accessible to lots of different people.
With a background in production and curation, Jessie brings creativity and logistical expertise to the events and workshops at the Quadrangle.
Co-Director, Designer and Carpenter
Pascoe keeps the buildings standing and looks after the workshops on the property, which currently house an assortment of artists, sculptors, photographers and local businesses.
Landscape Historian, Gardener and Permaculturist
A lifelong environmentalist, Deborah worked with the permaculture method to cultivate the Forest Garden at the Quadrangle.
Gideon has been involved with the Quadrangle for many years and now, as the site manager, often supports groups that use the space by providing catering, tent and marquee hire and fire-making.
Sarah is our housekeeper and also brings her knowledge of the Darent Valley to groups through her guided walks and foraging excursions.
James Turner & Iris Andrews
Cultural Strategy, Curation and Facilitation
James and Iris both have a background in campaigning and strategy and have brought their skills and interests to the Quadrangle, helping the Trust build its programmes and articulate its vision.
Charities, causes & partnerships
We work with a number of local and national charities and organisations, giving diverse groups of people access to the Quadrangle so that they can enjoy time in nature.
Refugee Youth uses the creative arts and participatory action research to connect with young refugees.Visit website
The Bio-Leadership Project helps people and organisations meet 21st century challenges by drawing inspiration from, and working in partnership with, nature.Visit website
The Garden Classroom
The Garden Classroom connects urban children and families with natureVisit website
Praxis works with vulnerable migrants and refugees in LondonVisit website
Darent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme
The Darent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme (DVLPS) is working to conserve and enhance this distinctive landscape and reconnect people to it.Visit website
Company Three is a theatre company of 75 young people aged 11-19 working with professional theatre-makers.Visit website
Glimpse is a collective for creative people who want to use their skills for good.Visit website
Way of Nature
Way of Nature runs experiences in nature helping people find a deeper kind of stillness, balance and purpose in modern life.Visit website
Global Generation is an educational charity, which works with local children and young people, businesses, residents and families in London to create healthy communities.Visit website