universal Adult guidance Adult only
Suitable for all age groups Suitable for under 18 if accompanied by an adult Adult (18 and over) only

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Village green & Village hall

Village hall

Village hallThe Village hall is a great place to just hang out. You will also find here

Information point - our welcoming team of helpers are available to answer your questions on anything festival related.

Performers table - a place where our wonderful performers may have CD's and other items available for you to purchase.

T-shirt pick-up - t-shirts wont be available to buy at the festival, but you can pre-order them and pick up at the festival.

Drag hire - we will have a selection of fun, elegant and interesting dressing up items.

Queer Spirit Donations table - a place for you to bring your unwanted items – books, dvds, clothes etc. You will be able to take away anything on the table in return for a donation to the running costs of the festival.

Chill zone - a comfy corner with cushions where you can just take some time out.

Wandering performers

Look out for our performers entertaining you out in the village green.

West field

Cafés

West field Café selling vegetarian and vegan meals, snacks and drinks.

Marquee

We will have music, dancing, workshops, open mic, cabaret and more. See below for details of performers.

Market place

Visit our traders - more details coming soon...

Kids zone

The hill

A place for kids of all ages - more details coming soon...

 

Healing garden

Healing Dome

Heart circles - Daily in the Healing Garden Dome

HealingHeart Circle is a tradition of the Radical Faeries to foster open, honest and loving communication with one another; to build resilient community together through healing, trust and unconditional love. Heart circle is a place where you witness and are witnessed just as you are – your authentic self, speaking from the heart rather than the head and expressing all and any emotions that are present for you.

Healers

HealingMore info coming soon...

 

Workshops and activities

Campaigns

The Campaigns Yurt explores our connections with society through engagement with community and politics, and how we can use our spirituality to create change. Through our interactive, inclusive workshop style sessions, we'll consider themes such as intersectionality, civil disobedience, and wellbeing. We'll get hands on in our practical workshops, and explore how creativity is instrumental in protest and campaigning. All are welcome, at whatever point in your campaigning journeys you may be.

Micro Rainbow International

Micro RainbowQueer Spirit Festival is pleased to welcome Micro Rainbow International back again this year, look out for them on the camping field. MicroRainbow International is an NGO that works with LGBT+ people internationally on reduction of poverty. In the UK their work is primarily with LGBT+ refugees and asylum seekers around poverty reduction, social inclusion, integration, small business start-ups, skills training and coaching. The social programme is a lifesaver for dispossessed LBGT+ people without family and other social connections. Please support their work at  www.micro-rainbow.org/united-kingdom-project

Ceremonies and rituals

Connecting and sharing

"All Change" Discussion Under 18 with adult

Geoffrey Henning, Rhodri Karim and ShoktiThree students of the Shift of the Ages - Geoffrey Henning (founder of CRUSAID), Rhodri Karim (chair of Psychedelic Society, Bristol) and Shokti (Queer Spirit) invite you to a sharing forum focusing on Awakening, Transformation Transcendence... and on the role of queer beings at this time of Consciousness change as we enter the Age of Aquarius.

Conscious Connection Under 18 with adult

SidtsaraSidtsara - Through breathwork, meditation, body and energy awareness, movement and sharing we begin to sink into conscious connection with ourselves, then others, and finally the divine.

The theme is unconditional acceptance and the focus is presence and intention, to conjure a more conscious space of self-awareness, self-responsibility and connection.

Story Circle Under 18 with adult

QweaverQweaver – Led by Qweaver, each participant has an amount of time to share something of their story, to explore their voice and sense of self, and to connect with the power of listening.

From themes that arise we will move into a more creative energy, improvise some lines, images that celebrate our stories and our tribes.

Loving Many Adult

CaluCalu Lema - An open discussion on queer inclusive intimacies.  Let’s get together to explore the complexities, challenges and rewards of inclusive relationships (ethical non-monogamy, relationship anarchy, polyamory, etc) from a practical perspective. We will engage in smaller groups to discuss topics like consent, jealousy, sex, privilege, radical communication and personal responsibility. You’re welcome with your stories, your successes, your disappointments, your questions, your discoveries. 

Trans support meeting Adult

QweaverAdele Bright Daffodil - A fellowship style meeting for trans identified people or those who are questioning...

Trans Support group meeting. A safe and natural space to explore and  to listen to people going through the same experiences in life regarding trans issues. We hope to address areas such abuse, harassment, social norms, tradition, religion, lack of support. Life coach Bright Daffodil will act as facilitator to guide the group.

We can be the most wonderful people, with good hearts, great minds and strong spirits but still none of that matters if you are trans identified and still dealing with shame, ego, inner conflict, or just being conformist. We all go through it, we can evolve into a more peaceful non-judgemental state of mind with the right support and community engagement.

Crafts

Natural dye block printing workshop All ages

Prince LydiaPrince Lydia - This is a workshop that will take you through the basics of using natural dyes and applying them to textiles using wooden blocks and found natural objects. The aim of this workshop is to have fun, experiment and play with colour and texture.   The textile will be natural calico/cotton and the dye will be from natural sources (indigo, turmeric and beetroot.)

Shibori and Stitched Shibori wall hanging workshop All ages

Prince LydiaPrince Lydia - This is a beginners workshop in shibori dyeing. The Japanese term shibori comes from the verb shiboru, meaning to wring, squeeze or press. This technique is likened to tie dye as it uses a similar technique of resist through tying, folding and compression to create the incredible patterns that fold out like butterfly wings at the end of the process.
In this workshop I will take the class through tying and stitching techniques to create their designs, they will work through and prep their pieces for the dye treatment using the methods that they have learnt so that they will leave with their own sample of dyed cloth.

Spirit Dolls All ages

Rosy GreenRosy Green - Each participant will make a small yarn doll to take away with them.

We will begin with a guided meditation, to aid in focussing an intent for (eg) healing into the doll which each person will make. Most of the session will be spent making small figures using yarn, embellishments, and found materials. The basic technique is quite simple, and participants can then develop it's character creatively to make it their own. All materials needed will be provided, participants are also welcome to bring their own materials / objects to incorporate into their dolls.

Dance, movement & theatre

Burlesque 101 Adult

Cerise MaeCerise Mae - a short introduction to burlesque for people of any gender over the age of 18! No nudity is required for this, we shall teach basics in bump and grind, movement and glove removal!

Drag Up the Bollywood Under 18 with adult

KaliKali - A fast spaced workshop drawing from the Indian classical dance styles of Bharata Natyam and Kathak and the popular dance styles of hip hop and jazz, culminating in an energetic choreography set to exciting Bollywood film music. Come in your glad drags and be prepared to get hot and have fun!

Ecstatic DanceAdult

Rupert JamesRupert James - We will celebrate in movement our bodies, our sacred impulses, our aliveness, and the sacred earth which holds us all.   Beginning with some guided movement meditation, then releasing into the full freedom of our dance - with ElectroSwing, Balkan and other World rhythms to inspire and invite us deeper into the wisdom and ecstasy of the body.  Know that you are welcome in your entirety: your shyness, your exuberance, your innocence, your raw animal self, your sexuality, your divine spirit, and everything else – all of you is welcome here!  Please feel free to join, or leave, our Ectstatic Dance at any point during the workshop.

Embodied MovesAll ages

SonalleSonalle LaMariposa - Embodied Moves is an invitation to reconnect with our life energy, feel the freedom of authentic movement & explore relationship with others whilst gently dropping the everyday masks.
We will journey using movement, meditation & presence to feel our bodies, sensations & emotions; becoming more aware of who we are, what we feel & what we want. Understanding & increasing intimacy with ourselves increases our ability to be intimate with others. By exploring authentic communication through movement, we can cultivate our ability to feel & request what we need.
Welcome to being more embodied. Welcome to Embodied Moves.

Musical TheatreAll ages

Cerise MaeCerise Mae - Musical theatre Dance - discover the thrill of being a dancer in a musical with this all lip syncing, all dancing extravaganza.

Naked Movement Under 18 with adult

CaluCalu - A journey through presence, movement, playfulness, consent and connection; a space to uncover and discover ourselves (full nudity is encouraged but not mandatory); an opportunity to celebrate and honour our bodies in a creative way. Meet your inner child in the playfulness of the beat, your wild self in the intensity of the rhythm and your essence in the simplicity of the empty spaces in between.

Playback Theatre Under 18 with adult

Mountaine JonasMountaine Jonas - Playback is a form of theatre improvisation that honors true stories told spontaneously by people in attendance.

No theatre experience required.

The workshops start with fun theatre games to help open the pathways for deep creativity..

Radical Ballet Under 18 with adult

Jane CarrJane Carr - We will experience traditional ballet moves but in ways that don’t let preconceptions inhibit the enjoyment of moving with both strength and grace.

Please wear clothes you feel comfortable to move in, flat shoes or be prepared to dance in bare feet and with each other!

Shamanic Inner Dance Meditation & Sound Journey Under 18 with adult

SonalleSonalle LaMariposa - What happens when we honour our True Self with mindful attention and presence?
Pure transformation…
Inner Dance is a self-awakening process based on the Filipino Shamanic tradition. It organically leads to authenticity, inviting a transformation of unhelpful emotions, thoughts & behaviours. Through intuitive healing, we surrender to relieve psychological & physical suffering. We navigate through the limitations of the ego to heighten awareness of body, mind & emotions.
Inner Dance is a heart-filled journey transporting us to surrender to Source.

The Possibilities of Different Geographies Adult

SonalleJane Carr and Bruce Sharp - Come and meet Dorothy Sharp and participate in a workshop exploring everyday movement in order to reflect upon identities and how we perform them. No need to perform unless you want to!

Healing and health

Beginners Survival Guide to Veganism All ages

Edward DanielEdward Daniel - This is a talk and discussion on how to become a vegan. It looks at protein, alternative milks, shopping lists and rising above the taunts.

This activity follows Edward's book "The Beginner's Survival Guide to Veganism."

Earth Medicine Adult

Justin LuriaJustin Luria - A workshop of healing, grounding and incarnation. Drawing on shamanic practice, energy healing, earth based spirituality and the philosophy of loving inclusion, we'll come together to make a space to honour and know deeply and nourish ourselves.
What we'll do: with grounding, movement and dancing we'll charge our bodies and raise energy;  we'll share together to welcome our essence, spirit and humanity; and lastly we'll lie down for a shamanic sound healing journey of drumming, toning and transmission to help us be more present with ourselves and to receive healing, love and support from Spirit.

You're welcome to bring ingredients with you such as frustration, disappointment, loneliness - things that don't often get much welcome. Letting ourselves 'cook' with those ingredients can be gnarly, but the result is a very nourishing meal. Let's get cooking!

The workshops often contain (but cannot guarantee) disco.

Happy Hypnosis Chill Out Adult

Hazel BirchHazel Birch - A shared group experience of a happy hypnosis trance induction taking all to a wonderful feel good place where inner feelings of wonderfulness are amplified and self-esteem is boosted and one's inner wisdom connection is strengthened.

Healing Circle Adult

QweaverQweaver - Welcoming people to fuller understanding of our potential as healers, connecting with healing energy, creating a healing field for all those who wish to receive healing (for ourselves or another we know has requested healing). A closing ritual honouring the earth .

I’m a queer being, sex positive, activist, pagan-y, community-oriented. I’ve run and co-run workshops and longer events in queer spaces over a number of years.  These seek to create radical openings for intentional personal and community exploration and affirmation. Nothing is more radical in our realm that coming from love and open heartedness . I guess that makes me a full-cream radical!  I'm also a poet, rejoicing in the vitality of the spoken word scene and the power of voice.  All are welcome to my workshops who hold an intention of openness and operate from values of respect and acceptance. I strive to accept and celebrate everyone as they are.

Hermit Practice All ages

Tessa WillsTessa Wills - Hermit Practice: The Hermit Project is an art and creative practice focussing on furnishing on interior lives with lushness and resilience. The details of it need to be mysterious. The project is established with a three year history, and works exceptionally well in these queer personal development reflective spaces. Places where Tessa has taught this workshop include: Temescal Arts Centre, Free Cascadia Witch camp, FRESH festival.

Natural living for health & spirituality Under 18 with adult

Paz BanksPaz Banks - covering such practices as meditation (maybe having a brief sitting), contemplation, prayer / chanting, sleep, rest, activity / exercise / dance, occupation, bathing / cleansing, (sun)light, breathing, sacred study, emotional clearing, sex, sound / music ecotherapy, earthing etc.

Optimal nutrition for health & spirituality Under 18 with adult

Paz BanksPaz Banks - covering the subjects of vegetarian / vegan / raw food diets, rainbow diet, fasting, juicing, sprouting, fermenting, organic/local/seasonal/wholefood, when to eat, how to eat etc. and the energetic properties of food too.

Qi Qing: Nei Yin - The Seven Emotions: Inner Evils (Chinese Medicine) All ages

Titta LaattalaTitta Laattala - Our ancestors got ill because they laboured in the fields in all weathers. In the modern world, we tend to get ill because our emotions get tangled up and out of order. How and why does this happen, and how can we untangle them.
“He who knows others is clever. He who knows himself has discernment. He who overcomes others has force. He who overcomes himself is strong. He who knows contentment is rich. He who perseveres is a man of purpose.” (Dao De Jing, Han Dynasty ~300BC)

Relaxation Gong Bath All ages

Kamran SarwarKamran Sarwar - 30 minute gong bath (two sittings in each 2 hour slot)

Sound relaxation has been used as a healing or calming tool for thousands of years. Himalayan singing bowls (standing bells that "sing") have been used throughout Asia South Asia for thousands of years in prayer and meditation, and are now used to promote well-being.  Sound is an alternative complementary sonic medicine designed to facilitate relaxation. Sound can help balance the emotions, heal and quieten a busy mind. Most people feel calm and relaxed following a sound bath session.  Sound relaxation can help influence brainwave frequencies, enabling a person to enter an altered state of consciousness, which is similar to a very deep relaxation or mindful meditation.

Shiatsu Adult

Andy ButterfieldAndy Butterfield - Experience Shiatsu - a kind and generous touch.

Shiatsu is therapeutic bodywork that uses stretches, joint mobilisation, acupressure and holding to bring the body into a state of deep relaxation, supporting and balancing vital lifeforce energy. Shiatsu can help a person go on to find more freedom and space in other aspects of their life and move them towards full health and their true nature. 
In this physical and experiential workshop, you will work individually and with partners to learn simple shiatsu techniques that you can practice at home with loved ones. Come and experience the kindness and nourishment of therapeutic touch. You will remain fully clothed so please wear warm, loose, comfortable clothing

Yin Yang Tiao He - Yin and Yang in Harmony (Chinese Medicine) All ages

Titta LaattalaTitta Laattala - Life and how to live it, to live well and live long: sleep, work, sex, environment etc. and Life Cycles (phases or organic cycles that propel us through life).

“In olden times, those people who understood the Dao, patterned themselves upon Yin Yang, and they lived in harmony” (Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen, Han Dynasty ~300BC.)

Pagan nature

Carpet Astrology (Astrodrama and Experiential Astrology) Under 18 with adult


Hazel BirchHazel Birch - Cloth with image of chart on it is laid on ground, people stand on signs within and connect also to the planets.

Fun - interactive - experiential - very insightful.

Drum Practice/Trance DanceAdult

Andy FowlerAndy Fowler and Lou Hart - Daily afternoon drum practice for beginners and experienced drummers, Trance Dance on Saturday afternoon:
Dancing to make contact with spirits has been around for possibly thousands of years. Cave paintings and pictographs of people dancing survive in many areas – from Ariege in France, to Kimberley in Western Australia; from Drakensberg in South Africa to Gabriola Island in the Pacific Northwest. This dancing may have been ritually used to initiate a relationship with a totem animal or power animal or with other invited spirits to facilitate healing or growth, as is still performed by San Bushmen today. Generally it is referred to as shamanic dancing but more commonly now as ‘trance dancing’.

Trance dancing in its modern aspect, takes us out of this agreed reality and involves allowing everyday controls to fade whilst drummers drum a rhythm ‘into’ the dancers that helps them let go. The dance is performed in ritual space created by participants, and with invited spirits. These spirits may dance through the dancer. A common example of this is being danced by a Totem animal – an animal that will help you on your spiritual journey. The dance helps us to heal ourselves and our relationship with spirit.
Lou HartWhilst people dance there are ‘safe-keepers’ present whose job is to ensure that people do not blunder into each other, the drummers or anything else. Trance dancing can be done with or without blindfolds so bring one if you want. It is important to bring a warm rug or blanket as you may want to lie down afterwards and some water and a snack (which helps ground you). There will be an opportunity at the end of the dance to share your experience if you wish. (Trance dancing can be very healing and may involve unblocking a range of emotions). Please take responsibility for yourself at the end of the dance and ask for help if you need it.
It is very important that you do not attempt a trance dance whilst on any substances including alcohol. In addition, do not attempt a trance dance if you have any pre-existing mental health issues without talking to Lou first.

Mbira Magic All ages

Andy FowlerAndy Fowler - Mbira is a spiritual instrument from Zimbabwe, where it is traditionally used as a vehicle for trance. Come and learn to play this fascinating and absorbing music in a friendly and fun environment. Andy is a welcoming and experienced teacher of world percussion, author of the book 'Unlocking Mbira' and also an artist!

He encourages participants of any musical ability (or not..) to come and take part.

Nature Connection Under 18 with adult

Tom CowanTom Cowan - Deepening our connection to the land through nature based practices,  we will hone our senses as we open to the world around us, as it truly is.

This activity will take place in the woods around the festival site. A beautiful place to explore our relationship to the non human

Shamanic Journeys Under 18 with adult

DK GreenDK Green - Shamanic journey workshop. Let the spirit, beat, song and resonance of the drum carry you forth, let's see what we find together. Guided, then free fall. Suitable for beginners as well as more familiar shamanic travellers. A great way to start (and end) the weekend by freeing your spirit for it's journey. You will need comfortable clothes and a blanket/cushion to recline on/in. Feel welcome to bring something significant to you to place on the altar space before we begin.

The Queer People of InannaAdult

Lindsay RiverLindsay River - Poetry from Mesopotamia by one of the earliest known poets, a Mesopotamian priestess, makes it seem that the temples of the Goddess Inanna offered refuge and honoured work to those who did not fit the gender and sexual roles of more mainstream society.  It is possible they even offered transition rituals to queer and trans people.   Inanna was famous also for protecting sex workers.   We will look at this history together and celebrate an ancient religious tradition that honoured those that were stigmatised in many cultures, those who many of us may see as 'our people'.  You are invited to come to this workshop, if you will, dressed extravagantly and inventively as one of the latter day Queer People of Inanna and we will end the workshop by processing through a part of the site. 

This workshop is designed for adults but children may come to join the final procession if they wish to.

Sacred sexuality temple

Archetypes of Power and Surrender in D/sAdult

Grace Ní DhonnchúGrace Ní Dhonnchú - In this workshop we will use archetypes to frame different dynamics of power we may be conscious or unconscious of in the real world. You will be invited to step into various characters to examine what qualities this brings out in you and what arises when you interact with the power dynamic involved in this part of ourselves. This workshop is an introduction to both Dominance and submission and role play in kink as well as an internal enquiry to these aspects.
Nudity and genital touch optional space. Likely to be lively and loud, playful. All levels of experience welcome.

Bonobo Birthing Ceremonies Adult

BonoboBonobo - The Bonobo behaviour workshops teach us how to capture and highlight the inter-play between Bonobo and human.  As human’s we see how to live as Bonobos. We learn group compassion, re-learn play, bond, groom and understand why sex and touch is a tool to keep the peace.

Though this work We disrupt our mono-species experience with that of the bonobo, to uncover a past that is just under the surface but been forgotten.

Conscious Speed Dating Adult

Rupert JamesRupert James  - You will be invited into a mix of group structures and one-to-one meetings, both verbal and non-verbal, to help you drop more deeply into yourself, and find enjoyable, authentic and heart-connected ways to meet others.  You will be offered tools to help you stay within consent at all times; respect for yourself and others is at the core of this workshop.  Whether you are looking for fun, friendship, love, flirtation, a sense of tribe, a festival buddy, a soulmate, or all the above – welcome!

Conscious Touch Adult

SidtsaraSidtsara - The focus of this workshop is intention, presence and expressing boundary & desire from the place of conscious awareness. We will explore different types of touch - nurturing, healing, holding, encouraging, sensual  etc  and play with discovering what we really really like.

Sidtsara, who has been a group facilitator for 16 years, is committed to anti discriminatory practice and welcome all regardless of sameness and difference. She has facilitated at Buddhafield, Green gathering, Conscious Connection Camp, Druid Camp, Queer Spirit, Manchester Pride and many more.

Exploring Shame and Finding Freedom Adult

Kim LoliyaKim Loliya - This is an interactive session exploring the following themes in a safe and respectful space:
- What is shame and how does it show up in our lives?
- How does shame play out in sex and our desires?
- How does shame serve us and what are its uses?
- How do we communicate feelings of shame?
- What does freedom from shame look like in our lives and what steps do we need to take to achieve this?
The workshop will involve paired/group work and sharing in an inclusive space. We will also hand out resources for participants to take the subject further into their lives.

Opening to Vulnerability - Naked Meditation Adult

Sonalle LaMariposaSonalle LaMariposa - Our vulnerability is key to how we relate to ourselves & to others. When we are able to truly ‘be’ with ourselves, to be open & vulnerable to how we are feeling in every moment, then we can we have compassion for ourselves. Only when we can truly be with ourselves, are we able to truly be with others. The depth of our connection with others is entirely dependant on how vulnerable we are able to be with ourselves.

In vulnerability we are able to experience ever more vitality, joy & light in our lives. Our vulnerability our key to Love. If we want more love in our life then we need to be vulnerable.

Opening to Vulnerability guides you into meeting some of the vulnerable places within yourself that are in need of your love & attention. Like a new-born baby, we are reborn, consciously releasing some of the unnecessary barriers built when growing up & connecting with our authentic self.
Are you ready to open to vulnerability?

Radical Self-Care and Self-Love Adult

Kim LoliyaKim Loliya - This is an interactive workshop exploring the following themes:
- What is radical about self-care and self-love?
- Meanings, definitions and interpretations
- The reality of daily living – applications, stories and situations
- Troubleshooting
- Self-care and self-love in relationship
- Help and support available

Sacred sexual medicine - the healing art of sensual touch Adult

True StrangerTrue Stranger - Not for the faint hearted, this workshop has the potential to radically move our perspective on human sexuality. We will be exploring what it is to unconditionally and compassionately give sexually. This will be done in the form of worded guidance on visualization and intention throughout the process of the session. The workshop will start with all participants naked, apart from the facilitation team who will be wearing a decorative item just to set them apart. There will be a short check in where participants can share very briefly how they are coming into the space and this is also a chance to request to take part as learning voyeur if the fear or resistance is overwhelming.
Those who wish to proceed will stand up and be blindfolded by the facilitators with assistance from any learning voyeurs. The blindfolded will then be randomly placed in pairs or triads depending on numbers and be allocated the role of toucher or touched. They will be led into a guided meditation of loving compassion and guided into transforming this into touch. The facilitation team will stand close to hand to assist where necessary and make sure that the roles are reversed in equal timing. 
Time is allocated at the end for the whole group to share and coalesce their learning.
Participants will need to attend a 30-minute intro prior to this workshop. Sign up sheet in village hall.

Sensational Earth: Eco-Sex Ritual Adult

Grace Ní DhonnchúGrace Ní Dhonnchú -  - Sensational Earth combines the use of ritual, connection through touch and both physical and energetic connections with the earth. It is part of an experimental series exploring what happens when we combine our sexual energy with earth energy, using the four elements and six sense to open ourselves up to exploration and possibility.

There will be an outdoor element to the workshop so please dress appropriately for whatever weather we are gifted with on the day.

Sensual Jam Adult

CaluCalu - During this playful, wholehearted and explorative session we will journey alone, in pairs and small groups to honour our bodies and connect to the gratification of the senses through pleasure. With consent, intention and awareness as a framework and using sound, breath, silence, motion (rising and dropping), touch and words, we will allow pleasure and intuition to guide us into ecstasy and beingness.   Diversity and boundaries are honoured. Optional genital touch involved.

Sex Magic Tree Ritual Adult

Al HeadAl Head - Last year we connected energetically with what I call the 'magic wood' a wood of young trees whose energy is at the heart of our festival and who loved sharing sexual energy with us! This year we will connect with them again, honouring them and building energy with and for them, and for the growth and connection of our Queer spiritual community.

We will meet in the sacred sexuality space and talk the process through, check-in with ourselves and each other and share boundaries. Then we will go outside and connect with the trees and their energy. We will bring our connected energy back into the sacred sexuality space where we will create a held, magical, ritual space. We will build energy together, humans and trees and other beings who may join us. At the end of the ritual the energy will be channelled back to the trees who will use it for the wellbeing of the land and of our tribes. There will then be a grounding and a sharing.

All adults are welcome to this ritual. Be aware that it is a 'full on' sex magic ritual. Participants will set their own boundaries in terms of nakedness and physical and sexual contact and there will be clearly defined areas where people can choose to interact with themselves or with others. But we will be in a space where at least some people will be naked and may be masturbating or engaging in sexual activity with others. As we only have 2 hours there will not be an opportunity for a long preparation or debrief (although I am happy to meet up with others at another time to talk through anything that comes up).  So this may not be suitable for someone with no previous experience of sex magic. But I encourage everyone to make their own decisions and to follow their intuitions. Also please be responsible for your own safe sex practices.

The Secret Sex of Being Human Adult

True StrangerTrue Stranger - For many of us, sexuality, sex and orgasm can be veiled in mystery, secrecy or shame. We have grown up surrounded by a mythos about sex which can be wholly incomplete and at times even dangerously inaccurate. A culture of sexual advice is prevalent and preached paradigms abound.
This workshop will seek to bring us back to our own organismic experience of our orgasmic selves. We will enter the temple naked but for a cloth to cover our bodies to symbolize that part inside us whether big or small which holds shame around our sexual being. We will sit in a circle close enough to almost but not touch and will create a safe and healing space in which we can share our own truth about what sex is in our lives, how we came upon it, how we dealt with it, how it affected our lives. We will share both to stand strong in our uniqueness as sexual beings as well as a generous act to help others see that they don't have to be ashamed of their natural orgasmic selves. We will also listen and bear witness to others as they reveal their unique orgasmic selves.
Whether the cloth of shame come off in the temple or not is down to each individuals process, there is no right or wrong here, only movements

The Bonoborgy Adult

BonoboBonobo - Join in this exploration into a forgotten world.
Lets enjoy the interplay between Bonobo and human. Relax and just watch as we play or safely involved ourselves in the joy of being a bonobo. As humans we see how to play as Bonobos', we learn why sex and touch is a tool to keep the peace.

Disrupt our mono-species experience with that of the bonobo, to uncover a past that is just under the surface but has been forgotten.

The Vulva Workshop Adult

Kim LoliyaKim Loliya - A space of self-discovery and exploration of a hidden, yet powerful part of ourselves in a safe, respectful and supportive environment.
The workshop will include movement, optional mirror work, sounding, expressive art, sharing and connection. We will explore how to integrate the energy of our vulva to invite holistic wellbeing in our lives.
Female bodies and anyone who identifies as female is welcome  (including trans, genderqueer, intersex, non-binary and other gender minorities)

Wankalicious Adult

True StrangerTrue Stranger - Opening up a Space of love through self-touch and shared touch. Participants enter this space to express their sexual Self-love in a group environment. To be witnessed touching yourself the way you love to be touched and to bear witness to other expressing the same. Participants are invited to look at each other with compassionate view regardless of arising desires. As it progresses the space will open into shared touch and seamlessly move into the love lounge space.

Spirit mysteries

Awaken to the 5th dimension All ages

Edward DanielEdward Daniel - A talk and discussion on the Fifth Dimension of consciousness. For those brave enough to work on themselves and towards their path of enlightenment as we move from dense Third Dimensional to light, heart-centric and abstract Fifth Dimension.  The topic of Twin Flames is covered. This activity follows Edward's book "The Beginner's Survival Guide to Veganism."

Calling Ancient Humankind All ages

Lindsay RiverLindsay River - We, so called Homo Sapiens, are not the first humans to live in this land and many other lands.  Now, though we have been called Homo Sapiens or the Wise Humans, our beloved earth and its dear creatures are facing increasing crisis created by recent humankind.   In this workshop we will tune into and honour our very ancient ancestors and our relatives, the other ancient humans who lived on the earth before the development of agriculture and the beginnings of 'civilisation'.   These include our ancestors who evolved in Africa and spread across the world, some of their distant homonin ancestors, and the Neanderthals and the more recently discovered Denisovans whose genes some of us also carry.   We will also honour those we are related to but not descended from such as the short hobbit-like people who lived on the island of Flores.    We will, in united love and hope, co-create a ritual to ask these ancestors and ancient human relatives for their spiritual help in the dire straits in which humanity and our kin the animals find ourselves today, and listen to any messages they have for us.

This workshop is designed for adults but is open to all ages.

Connect with Your SourceAdult

Geoffry HenningGeoffrey Henning - When we are birthed the first time we are gifted with our own light from Source which is always there with us. However hundreds of life times tend to cause this to fade. Now is the time to bring this light back and by connecting with our own Source begin to recognise who we are and what our mission here, at this time, might be.

Labyrinth Adult

Helen MooreHelen Moore – Walk the labyrinth....  From the Hearth and the Sacred Spiral we walk the path to Labyrinths centre where there will be placed a cauldron for clearing. This is a Sacred quest for inner clearing & enlightenment.  All participants receive a token from the Labyrinth which will be theirs to keep as a reminder of their quest. Twelve people is the absolute  maximum in one ritual.

Mediumship All ages

Geoffry HenningGeoffrey Henning - Mediums through the years have inspired people with information and guidance. We all have this potential and ability to reach beyond ourselves and connect with those who have passed, be they family or guides.
This workshop will offer some tools to help us begin to connect with those around us and bring forth their guidance for ourselves and possibly for others.

Native American Pipe Ceremonies Under 18 with adult

Mountaine Mountaine is a trained pipe carrier in the Shoshone-Bannock tradition.  He presents an unusual angle on the subject of "cultural appropriation", as he has a white guy who has been authorized by native Shoshone-Metis elder Clyde Hall to do this work.  He is an experienced degwanee ("voice of the people") at the Naraya ceremonies in the United States, under the supervision of native elders.

Opening to SpiritAdult

Stewart LaneStewart Lane - The busy world that human societies have created has carried people so far away from who they really are that they have forgotten their unique purpose for being here, on Earth, at this transitional time. This 90 minute introductory, experiential workshop will provide participants with some tools on how they can redress this balance for themselves. Our greatest friend and ally is our own body. It speaks to us constantly and is our best guide to navigating our way through life.
This workshop will help you re-connect with your body as guide and ally so that you can:

1. Learn how to work with the language of their body to connect with their inner wisdom
2. Explore ways to unify the chattering mind with Body guidance
3. Explore the power of intention
4. Experience a guided intention-setting meditation with my specially composed music using solfeggio frequencies.

Spiritual practice

Flow Yoga Under 18 with adult

Andy ButterfieldAndy Butterfield - Andy has journeyed through various styles and folds elements of these, along with his bodywork experience into a mindful, breath-led flow practice.

He is passionate about helping his students to connect deeply into their lifeforce, honour and celebrate their bodies and dwell in peace in their minds and hearts.

Forrest Yoga Under 18 with adult

Tom BarberTom Barber - Come experience the magic of Ceremony and Forrest Yoga! We will begin with a short meditation, calling in the 4 directions and setting a powerful intent for our practice. We will drum and chant and welcome Spirit in! As we connect to our body and our heart we move in to a dynamic Forrest Yoga practice. This is suitable for all levels of experience. Forrest Yoga is an uplifting and healing practice created over the past 40 years by Ana Forrest. This modern style of yoga encourages you to feel and ignite every cell of your body and to welcome Spirit home. It’s a profoundly healing practice - we’ll move and sweat and embrace all that we are!

Meditation Temple All ages

Nick KientschNick Kientsch - Daily led meditations at 9am and 6pm

Temple open for personal practice at other times.

Partner Yoga Under 18 with adult

Sara and AkhilSara and Akhil - Partner Yoga - Bring a “significant other”—a partner, spouse, friend or child age 16 or older or just bring yourself and we'll team you up with someone to share a playful morning session learning partner-assisted yoga poses you can do at home. Develop trust, strength and compassion by connecting with others and having fun. The poses will stretch you and help you become more flexible and strong. We’ll share a little Thai Yoga massage to relieve stress and end with deep relaxation. Partner Yoga is a great way to introduce someone to yoga.  No yoga experience required.  Working with a partner also helps the experienced yogi stretch more deeply. Learn yoga postures you can do with a friend which can help you stretch more deeply and feel more connected!

Pilates Under 18 with adult

Quincy DominusjQuincy Dominusj - Beginner Level Mat-based Pilates - I'll be offering safe & effective mat-based Beginner Level Pilates Classes including exercises for upright and prone positions, warm-up and preparation movements, and the use of blocks and other Pilates equipment.

The fundamentals that'll be taught at this level include techniques to correct your own posture throughout the day and develop your awareness of your body. I'll reinforce the Pilates Principles and teach exercises which, you can take home to practice (FYI - do these 2-4 times a week for 3-6 months and you will see a difference in self- confidence, and in the control you have of your own body!). Participants who are rehabilitating from historical and current injuries (or recent operations) are welcome to attend. Please speak to Quincy (me) during the class about your personal history so I can tailor the programme.

Shaolin Kung Fu  Under 18 with adult

Sara NewmanSara Newman - Shaolin Kung-Fu training methods produce extraordinary skills and abilities, and it can help enhance your performance in other sports. The drills we perform are also used in military, dance and football training, developing the athletes muscle endurance and strength. Come and try out this ancient Chinese discipline, once used to protect monasteries and monarchies from rebellion in ancient China, and today continues to be useful for mastering body and mind.

Vajrasati Yoga Under 18 with adult

Tom CowanTom Cowan - My approach to teaching Vajrasati yoga (a synthesis of Hatha & Iyengar styles) is gentle, meditative and dynamic, challenging habitual physical and mental patterns, unfurling into openness to experience that which lies beyond them.  My intention is to instil your experience with mindfulness, intelligence and self love.

 

Performance

Alice Human - Tea with your AncestorsAll ages

Alice HumanAn emotive, vocal and sonically multi-layered mapping of my Ancestry and what it means to transition through life and death

Using live and recorded sounds alice creates imagined and real landscapes with her voice, a small orange organ and a tape player breath in life. Surreal, poetic and comic she weaves her voice through a web of memories, dances, and songs of life, death and the beyond. One moment she’s a honey-voiced folk singer performing a serene ballad about matriarchal relatives: the next, she’s an inpatient child hidden under a tablecloth longing to be caught.
https://cargocollective.com/alicehuman/TEA-WITH-YOUR-ANCESTORS

AnnabelskiAdult

Professional Breakup Artist

AnnabekskiButch, femme, top, bottom, vanilla or spice, you'll find so many flavours to enjoy, in this unmissable, spoken word journey down the tunnel of love.

Share one woman’s journey through the highs, lows and downright hilarity of the eternal scramble to seek, find, and inevitably lose, the woman of your dreams. Be taken by the hand and gently guided through the ridiculous scenarios that the search for love and Ms Right (or just a good hard ...) can entail.

Chrystine Moon All ages

Chrystine MoonChrystine Moon writes and sings songs of Love and revolution.

Menopausal feminist revolutionary, Chrystine Moon, writes and sings songs of Love and revolution.   Also plays Guitar.

Commie Faggots Guidance

Commie FaggotsImagine a queer Billy Bragg crashing into the Bonzo Dog Doodah's tour bus and - amongst the wreckage - playing rowdy singalongs about rent control, detention without trial and the Syrian refugee crisis.

Commie Faggots, an ever changing line up of radical misfits, have been evolving, devolving and revolving around the London Underground scene since 2008. More queer and quirky than directly didactic, they would be the odd ones out on a rosta of acts that are Political with a big "P, like Propagandi, Billy Bragg or Rage Against the Machine. Similarly, whilst they do nod to the "Faggot" in their moniker with gender-bending costumes and make-up akin to The Rocky Horror Picture show, they are sometimes too rowdy - and sometimes too hairy - to nestle neatly into the sub-culture of Queer Cabaret. There is an element of flippancy in what Commie Faggots do, but beneath the sarcasm and upbeat theatricality is an underlying seriousness. Their stage show contains neither earnest sermons nor stand-up comedy, but they are seriously funny - in that their hardline humour can be serious and pointed. 
www.commiefaggots.com

Dan Webber All ages

Dan WebberDan Webber is an LGBT+ spoken word artist based in Derby, who writes about love, life and relationships.

Dan has been involved in the East Midlands arts scene for the last 14 years and is a respected actor, writer, producer and director. Through spoken word he hopes to change this. He is one sixth of Twisted Tongues, curates LGB-QWERTY (Derby's only LGBT+ spoken word and variety night) and was named BBC Local Poet for Derby as part of National Poetry Day 2016

He will be performing poems from his new work in progress show, ‘17 Squared’, about turning 30 and hurtling towards the inevitable.

"Dan is at the forefront of the Derby spoken word scene" - Derby Folk Festival, 2016
"Simply Brilliant" - BBC Radio Derby

Frankie Sinatra All ages

Frankie SinatraFrankie Sinatra the dapper drag king with the Velvet Voice and a Vicious Twist

Jazz Idol 2017 finalist Frankie Sinatra has appeared on ITV’s This Morning on National TV.

A London cabaret scene regular, this drag king is all singing, all dancing with a razor sharp wit and hitting the high notes while they’re at it.

FunkinsteinsAll ages

Women-fronted kiss-ass funk band from Bristol

FunkinsteinsAnd out of the darkness there came light. The almighty "Funkinsteins". Forged from the purest elements in music, this trio have crafted a truly original mastersound. Blending funky dance music with sprinkles of rock. this band delivers what can be described as a breath-taking and captivating experience.

The music is tight and melodic and will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand firmly to attention. The band have been electrifying audiences across the country with their stage show, growing in popularity and presence. Made up of 2 girls and 1 guy, delivering daunting phat bass, pro guitar, innovative drum breaks and an impressive arrangement of synths and production.

Hawthorn All ages

HawthornHawthorn is known as Marc Block in the folk world, where he’s been an up-and-coming talent these five and thirty years, singing some quite nice songs, some of them quite queer.

Marc is a  Nottingham-based folk singer and songwriter, and Glasspool Records has recently released his new CD, Brisk & Breezy. His first album The Hawthorn Spring (2013) received great reviews and wide radio play including BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show, and it so impressed Mike Harding that he played three tracks from it in one programme. It was also among Roger Wilson’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ best albums of the year on A World of Difference.

Marc has been around the folk scene for many years, and played folk clubs and festivals such as Towersey, Music on the Marr and Gate to Southwell (where he runs the Open Mic Competition). He’s also well-known on the Nottingham live music scene for his former band Marc Block and the Breezes, later Marc Block Trio, though currently he’s performing solo.
Marc also continues to be roadie and accompanist to veteran folk legend Roy Bailey, appearing on his recent recordings Stories and Live at Towersey Festival 2015.     www.marcblock.co.uk

Jordon CharlesAll ages

Jordan is a singer, writer and choir director currently living in North London.

Jordan CharlesHe just finished a successful stint as the only bisexual contestant on BBC1's hottest new show 'Let it Shine'!

Progressing to the Showcase rounds, Jordan performed with the Kaiser Chiefs and Dannii Minogue. He also received glowing feedback from Amber Riley who said she "loved" his performance & "could see [his] personality" and Gary Barlow, who said said he's "going to be a star"! 'Let it Shine' opened to 6.3 million viewers, beating The Voice UK by 400,000 viewers and was a roaring success for the Beeb!

John AnthonyAll ages

Acoustic pop/indie/folk singer-songwriter based in Bristol.

John AnthonyA qualified nurse turned songwriter, John writes about love, life, politics and everything in between. Originally from Leicester, John moved to Bristol to pursue a song writing career following a life-changing backpacking trip to Asia. Writing simple yet melodic songs, John plays anything from local open-mics, and town centre busking to venues across Leicester and Bristol.

John is currently recording an EP which is to be launched in the Autumn of 2017.

Kali Chandrasegaram All ages

Kali ChandrasegaramA multi-discipline, experimental dancer and choreographer, working across genres from classical to contemporary and believes in dance as a personal journey of the soul for self and communal awareness.

Originally from Malaysia, Kali is a key artist in the UK Contemporary South Asian dance scene and has worked for many of the genre's leading companies. Trained in South Asian Classical dance forms: Bharata Natyam, Odissi, Kathak and Western Contemporary dance genres: Graham, Cunnigham and Humphrey; and uses these styles as springboards to venture into greater possibilities. Has danced and created dance in South Africa, Canada, Australia, India, Malaysia, France and UK.

“There’s a controlled power inside Chandrasegaram’s flesh that suggests intriguing depths. Dancing with a fierce yet delicate formality, his solo tapped into a divine embodient of ecstacy and form.” Donal Hutera (UK dance critic)

“Continually surprising”, The Stage

“As inventive with his title as he is with his choreography. ‘Transdisionale’ speaks of transcending traditions and nationality, this work was outstanding. Kali, in his ‘creative dance avatar’, was able to display the dignity of evolved forms in a striking setting”, Narthaki.com

"Kali Chandrasegaram had an air of power and control during Bhagavati Ashtaka. He reflected the balance between the feminine and masculine in a highly engaging routine.", Stephen Oliver (North East Theatre Guide)

www.kalidance.net

Lisa Luxx Guidance

Lisa LuxxLisa Luxx is an award winning poet and performer concerned with spiritual and political activism.

She has collaborated with brands like Selfridges, and NYC based magazine, The Numinous. Her poems have been published worldwide by Tribe de Mama, New River Press and the Society Club, she’s also been profiled in publications across the world including Dazed and Confused, Grazia Pakistan, Well + Good NYC and the BBC.

Her latest book & live show, The 4th Brain, is a collection of poems and essays about a millennial finding identity and spirituality in the internet – illustrated by Elizabeth Clough, with live accompanying music by Rico.  
In 2013 she founded post-net magazine, Prowl, and critically acclaimed parent company Prowl House that is a cultural hub for radical artists. She has written for i-D magazine, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Elle, Tank, Diva etc.

Currently shortlisted as Best Spoken Word performer in the Saboteur Awards. She was also shortlisted for Poetry Peace Prize and her stage style has been likened to Kate Tempest by BBC Arts and audience members alike, for her powerful stage presence.  Expect to hear a lot of talk about sisterhood and the power of woman.

“Her writing is revolutionary” – Guru Jagat.

www.lisaluxx.com

MoBbIt fOS Guidance

MoBbIt fOSMoBbIt fOS: a clown from Outer Space with no gender but full of laughter and stupidity for anyone up for a rocket of shared explosive and activist happiness.

As a Clown and Buffon performer, I have been working solo and with clown and queer collectives (like the Arcola Theatre), both off stage with walkabouts acts (Burning Man, London Clown festival, Nowhere) and on as stage performer (Camden’s PPL T.; Soho T., Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Rosemary’s Branch T., London Clown Festival and others).

As a Vinyl-Strictly DJ and co-funder of TeknoKolor, I have been running this London based, 90’s HardTechno, Queer and non-binary night for 10 years; as solo artistic curator of TeknoKolor, I have been devising and directing all performances for the event, which is always accompanied by fools vignettes whilst the music keeps on lifting our spirits. You can now find us residents as bimonthly event at Resistance Gallery.

Phoenix Hillan Adult

Phoenix HillanA visceral sculpting of syllables crafted to paralyse heartbeats and thrum between the thighs.

Phoenix Hillan is a self-proclaimed performance poet, aerialist, fine artist and kink fanatic hailing from Brighton, UK.

Her words draw landscapes of laughter, lust, rage and grief, composing a serenade for all who have drowned in the sweetness of aching. She performed with us last year and is delighted to be back!

Priscilla Plays All ages

PriscillaA half-hour of standards and originals for guitar and voice from this sissy-in-the-making...

Jon Stein - aka Priscilla Heartstongue - has had a professional career as a musician and now divides his time between Totnes and Malaga, travelling in his camper van and writing about community and wellbeing. From time to time he puts on a frock, picks up a guitar and lets his hair down to let Priscilla come out to play.

www.jonstein.co.uk/music

* Please note that the final festival schedule may be subject to change although we will aim to maintain the general themes shown here.

 

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