With the UK in the midst of lockdown, we’ve added a new strand to our Also Festival offering: ALSO Digital - a weekend of lavish entertainment for the covidly-incarcerated.
Over the 15th - 17th May 2020 weekend, we’ll be bringing you the very finest in big ideas, music masterclasses, food-based festivities, comedy, wellness and at-home experiences with weekend tickets for just £25.
PLUS anyone who has already purchased tickets to ALSO20 (postponed to 28th - 31st August) or rolled their tickets over to ALSO21 will automatically receive their ALSO Digital pass.
Join us to experience:
Big ideas are huge at ALSO Digital and include social geographer, Prof Danny Dorling on the end of the great acceleration in 'Slowdown', science writer, Gaia Vince on ways the planet could evolve beyond the pandemic, Lauren Bravoexplains how to break up with fast fashions whilst still loving clothes and supporting the fashion industry, and Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter explains how to read the wealth of information overwhelming us in 'The Art of Statistics'.
Mastering a new skill has become a requisite of lockdown life and ALSO Digital-goers will be given ample opportunity to hone new skills, including with ALSO’s resident vocal coach (known widely for her work on The Voice UK, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show) and festival co-founder, Juliet Russell, who will be getting us all together to learn a classic karaoke anthem. Lip Sync Battles will take place on Saturday night - there will be a virtual orchestra experience from the Real String Orchestra and, sublime guitar playing and atmospheric vocals from Liam Walker, DJ sets from Lover and a Friend, and DJ Vertigowill be bringing ALSO’s beloved late-night bunker sessions to COVID-19 lockdown.
Festival favourite Gallic Symbol, Marcel Lucont, will be bringing his wine and joining viewers online to host a special version of his acclaimed cabaret show. Master absurdist comedian, John-Luke Roberts, will be bringing his ‘Terrible Wonderful Adaptations’ and creating a never-before-seen adaptation of an unadaptable text, and there will be 'The Comedy Campfire', which will feature UK-based and international comedians sharing tales from their very own campfires.
Food has always been at the heart of ALSO’s festivals and the digital edition is no different. On Sunday afternoon, festival-goers will be brought together as we recreate one of our favourite ALSO moments, the Balearic Brunch. ALSO’s resident chefs, James Knight and Rebecca Otero will join us from Ibiza to host a paella masterclass from the sunshine to help viewers a taste of sunshine into their homes, and Spanish foods expert Brindisa are on hand to deliver everything you need (or we'll send you a list of what to get)
Wellness couldn’t be higher on the agenda for DigitALSO and we're featuring a guided meditation just for us from Philippa Perry, 'Chandra Namaskar' with Freya Edmondson, to calming and rejuvenating candlelit meditations with Sarah from Sankalpa to an immersive version of ALSO’s much loved wild swimming and the art of forest bathing, all available to participate in from home.
And finally, having new experiences is the core of any ALSO event and no digital edition would be complete without offering festival-goers the experience to have a go at something new. DigitALSO has partnered with ‘making made easy’ experts, Yodomo, to deliver live workshops so festival-goers can get involved with and try their hand at something new. Plus returning ALSO-favourites including Rave Yoga, songwriting with Sophie Garner and ALSO's Great Big Fat Frontroom Festival Quiz.
See our first wave line-up here. More speakers, acts and workshops coming soon!