Dancing, Singing, Making Music, Watching, Learning, Listening, Imagining and having fun…
Our festival faves are back! Come and learn the art of Belly dance in a fun workshop with Mirage.
Carol Gibbon of Mirage has been bringing Belly Dance to the every day woman for 13 years as a way of helping people to gain confidence and build self esteem. Belly Dance is a work out for body mind and soul. Carol uses world music for her fusion style choreographies. Come and find your inner goddess in her workshops at the festival, open to all ages, children to be accompanied by an adult please.
There will be performances to watch performed by her two troupes Aurora and Syren where you will see different style of Belly Dance.
Sat & Sun in the Music & Dance Tent
With local Children’s book author Barbara Townsend. Barbara launched her 5th book, ‘Stonehenge-Luke and the Bluestone’ (for 8 to 12 years) in December 2016. The same year she also launched a second edition of her very popular book:- ‘The Savernake Big Belly Oak’. (for 4 to 10 years).
Her other successful books include:-
‘The Oaks of Savernake and the Legendary Ghosts’. (for 7 to 11 years)
‘Old Harry Rock and Tales of the Jurassic Coast’. (for 7 to 11 years)
‘Harriet’, (about a brave honey bee). (for 7 to 11 years)
Books will be available to purchase at a reduced festival price and Barbara will be signing copies.
Books are also available from:- Wiltshire Wildlife, White Horse Bookshop Marlborough, Three Trees Farm Shop Chiseldon, Cobbs Farm Shop Hungerford , Swanage Books Shop, Barbara’s website www.savernakepress.weebly.com and Amazon.
Sing with Kel
Kel is passionate about getting the community singing together. In her home town she runs interactive music workshops for pre-school children, as well as harmony groups for adults. Groups for children involve magical adventures and story telling, with fun new songs that encourage imagination and play using puppets and props!
Groups for adults involve working with popular and original songs and breaking them down into harmonies for everyone to enjoy. All workshops are accompanied on banjo and ukulele! Kel has a background in musical theatre and folk music, and is involved in several music projects.
Paper Aeroplane Competition
Not just for the kids but for grown ups too! You’ll have 30 minutes to design and make your own paper aeroplane. We’ll provide some instructions or you can get practising now with your own design! There is a prize for the best design and for the plane that flies the furthest. Get folding!
30 minutes of yoga fun with YogaSilva. 30 minutes of gentle stretching, strengthening and balancing by practicing some yoga postures. A workshop for all fitness levels and ages (children to be accompanied by an adult) which gives a fun taste of yoga and maybe even a few minutes of tranquility during the action packed festival.
A fantastic opportunity to experience how Pilates improves strength and flexibility with attention to good form and technique. This free 30 minutes workshop will introduce some basic Pilates exercises with some optional modifications. Suitable for all ages and abilities - please let Fiona know if you have any injuries.
Learn the Recorder
An introduction to playing the recorder - and you get to keep it! (Sorry Mum & Dad...).
Sat & Sun in the Music & Dance Tent
The Jellybabies are the most delicious of bands, they perform only songs that have appeared in children's films. So you may get songs from Shrek's Karaoke party, Ghostbusters, or from The Minions films. DO NOT GET US WRONG we are not a kids' band, but what we are is a rock band that parents will love, and kids will know the songs.
There is nothing worse than being a parent at a festival and having to sit through many performances of the Wheels on the Bus, and puppet shows aimed at 3 year olds, as good as they are we all need more rock in our lives! So we provide pure rock for everyone, and its a family friendly gig that everyone can enjoy.
More to come.....
Look out for the workshop times on the blackboards outside the tents and in the festival programme.
* Subject to alteration without notice