Set in a landscape of over 180 acres, with woods, fields and a lake, there's plenty of wildlife to discover - your three day nature fix.
Embracing the Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku, discover the proven health benefits of Forest Bathing as our forest therapy guide leads you on a transformative walk around our site. Awaken your senses through the power of nature.
Also Festival is a fabulous chance to explore wild swimming – so grab your bikini (or trunks) and head lakeside for some swimming in this stunning spot designed by no lesser landscape gardener than Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown himself. The lake is half a mile wide and our wild swimming sessions are not only gloriously beneficial for your body – but it’s been found exercising in nature offer extraordinary benefits for the mind too. No wonder we all love it so much. #naturalicious
Join us in a gentle 5k run around the beautiful Warwickshire countryside beginning and ending right slap bang in the Also Festival site.
We’re bringing the rock and roll twitcher aka Urban Birder lakeside in Warwickshire to help us consider how our urban lives are actually a chance to connect with nature. He’ll be giving us the gift of twitching - and explaining how simply looking up can help you access a whole new dimension on your urban hunt for lunch.
. . . and it wants to talk about our relationship
Yes sir, we have massage, yes Zen Ten Spa, the world’s first therapy suite on wheels, will be at Also offering massage, reiki and aromatherapy treatments in its 5-star luxury spa. Call to book on: 07709 101010 -and we'll aim to have some slots may be available to reserve when on site. Treatments are £10 for 15min tasters or £30 for half-hour full wellbeing therapies and Zen Ten tells us exclusive VIP arrangements are available for those who want a little bit more.
We love the art and theatricality Art Macabre bring to the ALSO field. Yes - London's leading life drawing company the critically acclaimed Art Macabre, invites our ALSO lovelies to draw together at intimate drawing salons, for adults, for children, for all that make the most of our 50-acre site. Art Macabre has wowed London with their beautiful tableaux vivants and excels at inspiring you to be your most creative self and for 2019 they are going BATS. Watch this space for more details!
One to one sessions with renowned psychologist and Philippa Perry is at Also Festival. Got a question you really want to ask? This is a chance to have a chat with Philippa on your own about (more or less) anything as she is 'in residence' floating on our lake in the wonderful Capability Brown setting.
We’re going all out for Forest Bathing (Shinrin Yoku) for 2019 and our in-festival favourite Sarah McCartney (founder of Perfume House 4160 Tuesdays) will be offering a workshop in which you can build your own diffuser to take the joys of Forest Bathing (babes) home to enjoy the benefits long after your also glow has faded. Booking opens 30th April.
One of our big themes for 2019 is our relationship with nature, so how lucky are we to have David Lindo, aka The Urban Birder at our festival to help us understand how we can co-exist. He'll be leading a walk deep in to the woods to understand the word from the perspective of our feathered friends. Don't miss it!
So pleased to be working with East London's super skincare outfit Soothe Me. They'll be running workshops on how to make handcrafted luxury face masks, vegan face-masks, soothing spriz atomisers and coming with a festival sized amount of animal friendly beautifully biodegradable glitter – so we can glitter our socks off!
Swimming Wild with Suzanna Cruickshank. Experience the Also Festival from a different perspective and book on one of wild swimming expert guided nature swims in our gorgeous half-mile lake. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the lake and build on your wild swimming skills with one of the UK's experts. Over 18s only, 16/17 year olds welcome with parents. Breaststroke is the preferred stroke for these swims. Booking opens 30th April
Get festival-ready and adorn yourselves with fabulous floral-with-a-hint-of-Frida crowns under the guidance of Esther from Rebel and the Rose.
Nature and poetry go together like fish and chips, Torvill and Dean, ALSO Festival and fun. So as part of our 'Out of the Woods' theme for ALSO '19 we are so delighted to have poet and BAFTA award winning writer Myles McLeod in festival to lead our Haiku Hike explore our 50 acres of Capability Brown parkland on foot to write nature inspired poetry.
"Re-wilding the Body" is an invitation to deeply connect with the elements and energy of the universe through the practice of Outdoor Yoga. Explore the evocative power of the environment, while enjoying nature-inspired and revitalising postures by the lakeside.
In this relaxing yoga sesion, enjoy exploring your spine through some gentle twists in the beautiful Also woods. As a trained yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner, Carolyn works with body, breath and spirit to encourage deep relaxation and kinaesthetic awareness. She teaches weekly classes and works 1-to-1 in west London. She also mentors yoga teacher trainees and newly-qualified teachers.