ALSO21 is a huge opportunity to escape your everyday of the last year and spend QT in nature, it also curates so many exciting workshops and experiences, so don't miss out book them online now

 You could experience the rare chance to learn how to move to the rhythm of nature with the extraordinary Ben Medder, taste local farms' fresh products at ALSO's or Northern Spain's food in our two picnics, or master the art of the ceramic repair technique, 'Kintsugi'.  We really wanted to push what could be done in the field in the time of pandemic and we wanted to offer so many opportunities 'to do' after a passive time.
 

To help we've created a detailed CHEAT SHEET to help with all things available to do at ALSO 2021. Download a cheat sheet here and plan your festival weekend now!

 

HIDDEN GEMS

MOVE WITH THE SEASONS

So happy to have Ben Medder with us. He is the UK's leading movement coach and can help you explore the relationships between the body and nature. This is really 'fashion forward' movement content!  He will also run a more playful 'Move & Play'workshop designed for all levels and abilities.

OUTDOOR SWIMMING

New to outdoor swimming? Would you like to transition from pool swimmer to outdoor swimmer? Want to regain confidence, or refresh your skills? Our Introduction to outdoor swimming sessions with GB Ice Swimmer Caroline Saxon aims to introduce swimmers with a bit or no experience of swimming outside and give you confidence to swim outdoors.

MASTER THE ART OF KINTSUGI

This workshop ran by Ranjit Dhaliwal from Studio Ranj is part of Yodomo’s "Renew - Restore - Recycle” programme. Master your patience and creativity in this special session focused on the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramic with a mixture of resin and gold-coloured powder. So good we added another session.

WINE & CHOCOLATE

Wine and chocolate? They say it can't be done... but why not resolve this difficult question for yourself by being taken on a tasting odyssey of wine and chocolate with not one but two industry experts Planet of the Grapes' founder Matt Harris on wine and Cocao Runners' founder Spencer Hyman on the chocolate?

HOW TO PODCAST

The creator of the highly acclaimed podcast series, The Missing Cryptoqueen is at ALSO to give a master class in how to make a podcast. Jamie is the award-winning author of The People Vs Tech, The Dark Net & Radicals. Don’t miss!

SOUND BATH

British Academy of Sound Therapy graduate Iva Peeva is going to restart your engines in this relaxing Sound Bath session. Immerse yourself in the relaxing sounds of gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and light percussion (rain stick and shakers) - it's not a festival without a sound bath, right?

WHISKY & CHOCOLATE

ALSO regulars know we like to keep our fingers on the pulse of big ideas and of course, this includes what is happening in the worlds of both whisky and chocolate, thanks to our work with whisky expert Rachel McCormack and Cocoa Runners' founder Spencer Hyman, so we have brought them together for 2021 in our first ever whisky and chocolate experience.

FAMILY FELT EARS

Unleash your inner animal and get into the festival mood by creating your own pair of animal-like felt ears. Exciting activity for festival-goers of all ages. Don't forget, this year's ALSO theme is animals! Pack accordingly!

SENTIA

Voted by The Times as one of the hundred most important figures in British science, neuropsychopharmacologist Prof David Nutt, will be discussing his work including humans’ complex relationship with alcohol, as his journey to developing, Sentia, a drink which gives the pleasant effects of alcohol without the harm.

TRE - SHAKING THERAPY

The TRE (tension, or trauma release exercises) classes will teach you all about shaking - one of our most primal responses to regulate ourselves and discharge stress and tension held in the body. Saturday AND Sunday - because of the year we've all had!