Saturday’s inspirational programme is packed with ideas from world class experts, authors and academics.
Join us in a gentle 5k run around the beautiful Warwickshire countryside beginning and ending right slap bang in the Also Festival site. Meet at the information tent.
For both Saturday and Sunday morning Little Geoff our breakfast canteen will be open from 8am so crawl out of your tent and roll up at our no bookings ‘Little Geoff’ breakfast canteen to refuel with something from our classic breakfast menu. Little Geoff offers a cooked breakfast for both veggies and meat lovers, a Continental breakfast and avocado on toast, smoothies, juices and Bloody Marys.
Saturday morning at The Also Festival grab yourself a cup of coffee and join Sky Broadcaster and journalist, Nichi Hodgson and her festival friends will be bringing the broadsheets to life in our great fun, fast-paced morning session. Featuring guest speakers from the day's programming at the festival.
Darren is one of the few fully certified Clinical Somatic Educators in Europe (and also a yoga teacher with over 20 years experience). Based in Pembrokeshire, Darren has established the UK’s first dedicated Clinical Somatic Education Centre and regularly delivers workshops, trainings and retreats throughout the UK. Join him for a Wired and Tired session where he'll guide you through some of the common restrictions formed in response to stress, injury and over-effort – and how to use specific movement patterns to ease-fully press reset.
A session of morning movement meditation, based on a combination of Qi Gong and Tai chi movements. Qi Gong, whole body breathing, focuses on slow movements, combined with meditative breathing, to relax the body and calm the mind. A very practical way to alleviate the symptoms of today's lifestyle (stress and too much sitting). They are the perfect morning exercise, bringing calmness to your mind while gently promoting flexibility, strength and balance.
The much-maligned Caliban from The Tempest has been portrayed in a myriad of ways throughout the play’s history. Based on what other characters say about him, what would your Caliban look like? Children will make their own Caliban masks in this drop-in session using cardboard and a range of found materials. No age limits but young children may need support from a grown-up.
Swimming Wild with Suzanna Cruickshank. Experience the Also Festival from a different perspective and book on one of wild swimming expert Suzanna’s 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.Info & Tickets
Underprepared, over-enthusiastic and understaffed, our company presents their disastrous debut of Les Misérables. A production for the whole family.
Want to bedeck yourself with flowers this summer? The wonderful, theatrical Art Macabre will be running a workshop to help you work with the most beautiful high summer flowers.Info & Tickets
The Golden Record was carried on both the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space crafts as a gift from humanity to other life forms in the universe. As well as natural sounds such as thunder, songs of birds and wales, the record features music from 59 different languages, cultures. Alo Rs from Yoga Enlights leads us through a series of asanas, to a selection of music that was specially chosen to connect us with the universe.
KIds! It's your turn to take over the stage as we hand over the mic to the next generation of comedy stars. Pick up tips from actor and comedian, Neil Grainger before trying out your best jokes. LIVE. ON STAGE.
We don't all have swords lying around, but we all have fought with sticks at some point in our lives. Under this philosophy, and with nearly seven years of stage combat knowledge, Joshua Folley will lead you in a workshop exploring some Ancient Fencing basics, including stance, notions of balance and distance. If you like Game of Thrones, the Three Musketeers or Pirates of the Caribbean then you're in safe hands. Are you a light-footed dancer or an impenetrable wall? We believe these are the real questions. By the end of the session, you'll walk away with the knowledge of how to wield a sword like a medieval night or a musketeer - it just depends on your style.
Each year at The Also Festival Philippa Perry tackles a psychological subject that reflects the concerns of a nation. This year to reflect our 'Isle of Noises' theme the renowned psychologist and broadcaster will tackle the biggest question of all, 'why are other people so awful?' and what on earth can we do about it?
How did we find ourselves in a "post-truth" world of "alternative facts"? And can we get out of it? Renowned philosopher, Julian Baggini will be at ALSO to explore the complex history of truth and falsehood, and to provide us with all we need to restore faith in the value and possibility of truth as a social enterprise.
We are really excited to offer children the opportunity to appear in an abridged version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Those who take part will be asked to commit to two rehearsals (Saturday 10:30am-12pm and 9:30-11am on Sunday) and a performance (11 am Sunday) so please make note of the timings. The performance will be in promenade and will take place on Sunday morning at 11am. No age limit but children will be required to read scripts.Info & Booking
For those of us who are wondering what type of country we really live in – author John Higgs will be taking us on a psychogeographic journey along one of Britain's oldest roads, from Dover to Anglesey, in search of the hidden history that makes us who we are today.
On Saturday night, Also Festival is going all out to celebrate the seasons by taking part in Pina Bausch’s Nelken Line. Our daytime workshop led by local choreographer Elysia Qui will give you chance to learn the elemental parts of Pina Bausch’s iconic promenade Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter from her 1982 masterpiece, NELKEN - before we perform it at night walking along the banks of Compton Pools.
In this family-friendly workshop, BAFTA-winning animation duo The Brothers McLeod will be on hand to show you how to draw cats and dogs. Don't forget to bring a picture of your favourite pet along for inspiration!
Let’s gather together for a mindful walking meditation in the fresh air and beautiful surroundings to nourish a sense of refreshment and peace. The walk will also include some periods of sitting meditation and silence and is inspired by the words of Thich Nhat Hahn's Walking Meditation.
Each time Lucinda Hawksley has published a new biography on a Victorian woman, she’s been asked, ‘Wasn’t she ahead of her time?’ So perhaps our own ideas about what it was to be a woman in 19th-century Britain desperately need to be updated. Lucinda will introduce you to the Pre-Raphaelite supermodel and artist Lizzie Siddal, the portrait painter Kate Perugini (née Dickens - yes that Dickens) and the sculptor Princess Louise (and you can’t get much more Victorian than being the daughter of Queen Victoria). Come and discover the reality of it was like to be a woman living in the 19th century - and how these three women and their friends were so much more intriguing than staid history would have us believe.
One Way or Another. Learn this classic song from Blondie's seminal Parallel Lines album with one of the UK's leading vocal coaches, Also Festival's Juliet Russell. All are welcome - no experience needed, just a post-punk attitude and a hint of festival glamour.
Join Carolyn by the lake for a sequence of stretches to wake up the body and breathe in the fresh air; bring some warm layers to wrap around you while you sit for some breathing explorations that invite calmness and a connection with your body and the glorious nature that surrounds you.
Join Catrin Nye, the BBC's award-winning investigative reporter, documentary maker and host of the monthly national debate show The Hour on BBC One Wales, and a panel of speakers as we ask, are the metropolitan liberal elite totally clueless?
Come and spend an hour building, testing and flying a working rocket. And there's a prize for whoever launches their rocket the furthest! Dare to have a go? 10.....9.......8....Info & Tickets
Singing is a huge part of Also Festival and every year we invite our fantastic crowd to become part of our Saturday sunset experience. Learn a specially composed song and be part of a one-off a cappella choir, under the expert guidance of composer and choir director, Juliet Russell (The Voice, Michael McIntyre's Big Show, The Voice Kids). First rehearsal is at 12pm in the Bunker, second rehearsal meet at the Bunker at 8:30pm with the performance later on to coincide with the procession.
Love life more war-zone than honeymoon? There may be a historical hack for that! Join Nichi Hodgson, dating consultant and author of The Curious History of Dating as she takes you right back to 1750 and examines how we've loved, lost and loved again from Jane Austen's time to Tinder. Are apps really making it harder to find that special someone? And what lessons from the past can help us romance better today?
Join Head of Landscape & Gardens at Compton Verney Art Gallery, Gary Webb on a Capability Brown walk. Our Also Festival site was originally part of the Compton Verney estate and its landscape was designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. To find out more about the landscape gardener's work and ideas, join Gary Webb’s walk and talk.
So when leading theoretical physicist Prof David Tong wrote to us to ask if we would like to hear about Prof Stephen Hawking’s life, work and legacy at The Also Festival - we, of course, said yes. David has worked closely with Stephen at the University of Cambridge for many years, even, on occasion had cause to correct Stephen’s maths. For those of you who know David from previous Also Festivals, you'll know that this is an exclusive opportunity to really understand the work of Professor Hawking on a whole new level. For those of you who are at Also Festival for the first time - this is a session not to miss.
Dubbed “the youthquake”, young people are said to have turned out in great numbers during the 2017 General Elections. But did they actually? What caused it and what awaits this new politically-charged generation? WebRoots Democracy’s Areeq Chowdhury explains all and urges fellow millennials to engage and help bring about a kinder, gentler politics.
Want to get your own festival tote bag? Drop in to this introduction to printmaking session with Underway Studio and screen print your own Also Festival tote bag to take away.
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.
The KLF were famed for burning a million pounds in a boathouse on the Isle of Jura and saying they would not talk about it for 23 years. Guess what, the 23 years are up – and they have spoken about it – to John Higgs – and he’s at ALSO to explain all.
The author Lucinda Hawksley will be at ALSO to explore the women's movement in Britain, from the passing of the Marriage and Divorce Act in 1857 to women attaining the vote in 1928. Join to hear her explain how women were portrayed in literature, art and the media of the times the study of her incredible book March, Women March.
The smart machines revolution is re-shaping our lives and our societies. To explain how smart machines are transforming us all - and just what we should do about it - one of Britain’s leading authorities on artificial intelligence, Sir Nigel Shadbolt will be joining us at ALSO.
Learn how to create your own characters through a mix of writing and illustration in this family-friendly workshop with BAFTA-winning animation duo, The Brothers McLeod. Perfect for storytellers! Ages 8+
This emotionally driven, haunting singer songwriter tells indiscreet tales of love and longing. Described as "absolutely stunning" by Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) and "a touch of class." by the independent Review, (Glastonbury).
We are fascinated by what makes authors tick and by the role music plays in our identity. Daniel Rachel is the award-winning author who's book Isle of Noises, digs deep into the creative process and psyche of some the UK's finest songwriters. Discover the tracks that have inspired him and marked some of his most significant moments.
OK, so we may not have alligators in our ALSO lake, but we are beyond excited to have world-renowned wildlife sound recordist and artist Chris Watson "putting a microphone where we cannot put our ears". In this family-friendly nature walk, Chris will be placing microphones in the water and helping us to listen to and identify a myriad of life forms, revealing exactly what lies beneath. Only 10 spaces per session. Sign up at the information tent to reserve your space. Early booking recommended.
All is not well in the world of the music industry and someone has attempted to take the life of music mogul Barry Wilson! Children must pit their wits against the criminal by using their number skills to reveal his or her identity! Please book in advance. Age 7 +Info & Booking
“It proved a wet, ungenial summer, and incessant rain often confined us for days to the house. Some volumes of ghost stories, translated from the German into French, fell into our hands. "It’s the summer of 1816 and Mary Shelley spends her nights in Geneva reading ghost stories with her husband and George Byron. Little did she know that this was only the beginning of a journey towards one of the most successful novels in history. On the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein’s publication, join our ghost story telling circle and watch the tales come to life.
Let scientist Dr Michael Brooks introduce you to his hero Jerome Cardano. Yes, this unacknowledged 16th Century astrologer discovered the mathematical foundations of quantum physics and maybe even almost inspired Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Yes, we did say astrologer.
If you want understand the creative process of some of the UK's most successful songwriters, musician-turned-award winning author, Daniel Rachel will be at ALSO to discuss his exclusive and enlightening conversations with some of the UK’s greatest living musicians - the subject of his book Isle of Noises – Great British Songwriting.
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. Our wild swimming sessions are from 2-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Imagine a night out with the Kaiser Chiefs and Dua Lipa and that's Flo Gallop. Bringing a bright splash of neon to monochrome indie sensibilities, Flo mixes a raucous musical edge with pop star vocals.
We are all drawn to people like ourselves: those who look like us, live like us and think like us. It’s comforting and it’s dangerous. True creativity derives from argument — but most people lack the confidence for a good debate. How will we ever progress if nobody is willing to change their minds?
Picture This. Learn to sing this classic track from Blondie's Parallel Lines, under the expert guidance of singer, musican and vocal coach Kaya Herstad-Carney. All are welcome - no experience needed, but bring your coolest pop star attitude.
To give you just that little bit more, more, more - we'll be running a Double Talk session in our lakeside bookshop a little while after Nigel Shadbolt’s talk. Double Talk gives you time to get your thoughts together post-talk, and to explore the speakers’ ideas in more depth, in a smaller group, and in a more relaxed session.
Filters and post-production on your mobile, tablet or laptop - how to elevate your photos to professional standards. In this workshop, Christian Banfield will teach how to maximise their impact and get the best from your digital files.Info & Booking
What unusual and inspiring items can you find around the beautiful ALSO site, and how will you use these to create your own landscape masterpiece? Drop in session. No age limit.
‘Dark Net’ and ‘Radicals’ author, Jamie Bartlett and ‘Death of the Gods’ author, Carl Miller will be at ALSO to discuss the big question of our time – is the internet killing democracy. They very much disagree – Jamie Bartlett says ‘yes’ and Carl Miller says ‘no’, but what will you say when we reach the conclusion of our Also Festival discussion hosted by Salon London’s Helen Bagnall.
Australian concert pianist Chris Lian Lloyd plays and explains how the avant-garde classical musicians at the beginning of the century influenced each other and how they imagined a future for music.
While surrounded on all sides by some of the biggest brains, deepest thinkers and dazzling musicians, this is all about creating a safe space for those/most of us who just like having a go. This is a musical session to celebrate enthusiasm. Think of it as live karaoke. Take your pick from our tunes in the songbook and our guitarist will definitely remember nearly all the chords. Remember, for acoustaoke volume beats melody every time. If you've ever belted out a song while alone in the car or shower, this is your moment to show off in front of an adoring audience. This is your time.
Join artisan perfumer and founder of the award-winning indie perfumery 4160Tuesdays, Sarah McCartney for a gin tasting and perfume-making masterclass. You’ll smell and taste botanicals used to make gin, create your own gin inspired fragrance, and we'll show you how to appreciate a G&T even more than usual.Info & Tickets
At just 16, Joe Loveday is fast establishing himself as a talented songwriter and pianist. With influences from Tim Minchin and Ben Folds to The Beatles, his performances offer a delightful, humorous and insightful take on everything from politics to teenage angst.
Listen to the stories and facts behind Also's Album of the Festival - Blondie's Parallel Lines. Award-winning author, musician, and aficionado, Daniel Rachel explores the impact and legacy of this seminal album, and why it stills feels so fresh and relevant 40 years on.
To give you just that little bit more, more, more - we'll be running a Double Talk session in our lakeside bookshop a little while after Margaret’s talk. Double Talk gives you time to get your thoughts together post-talk, and to explore the speakers’ ideas in more depth, in a smaller group, and in a more relaxed session.
Oh, to be at Also Festival in the summertime! Our much-loved afternoon tea is a chance to come together to celebrate the Great British summertime through scones, cakes, and sandwiches with our traditional cream tea.Info & Tickets
This engaging singer-songwriter believes in the unifying power of music to transcend age, gender, ethnic, political and cultural differences. Her artistry explores a "fearless search for freedom, meaning and inner peace in this world of wonders and mysteries."
Drawing from her hugely popular BBC Radio 4 show, ‘Natalie Haynes Stands up for the Classics’, the critically acclaimed writer and broadcaster, Natalie Haynes will explain it's time for us to re-examine the past. In fact our lives will be infinitely richer if we take the time to look at what the Greeks and Romans have given us in politics and law, religion and philosophy and education, and to learn how people really lived in Athens, Rome, Sparta and Alexandria.
There are no end of ways that we can make noise and this session will be inviting children to make plenty of it! No age limit for this drop-in session, but sensitive to noise grown-ups may want to stay well away!
Dr Catherine Loveday and Professor Simon Zagorski-Thomas will be at ALSO to discuss musicology on neuroscience and neuroscience on music.
Take part in our first-ever Immersive Land Art experience. To focus in on our Pagan past, together, we’ll be creating a giant rabbit on the hill marked out in fairy lights.Info & Tickets
Hy Brasil is a mythical island that appears only one day in every seven years, somewhere off the coast of Ireland. Composed of compelling wildlife sounds - humpback whales, orca pods, the haunting song of seals and the awe-inspiring shrieks of thousands of Manx shearwaters, Chris Watson's beautiful soundscape draws us deep into the strange and magical world of Hy Brasil.
Want to really develop your understanding of Theoretical Physics? What's happened in physics since Gravitational Waves? Why has David Tong been teaching a course about boiling a kettle? Bring a cup of tea (or grab yourself a cocktail) as we get to ask Prof David Tong. Find out how such an everyday act holds the key to understanding the unity of physics, and illustrates beautifully how nature uses her good ideas over and over again. Hosted by Salon London's Helen Bagnall.
Carl will explain how control and liberation are wrapped up together in the digital age and how a new, digital form of power is emerging scaring CEOs, forcing politicians to resign, swallowing up newspapers, eclipsing experts, and pulling down companies.
A host of fairies guide you through an exploration of Shakespeare’s best forest scenes. Perfect for adults and older children.
Oh yes, we're back, bigger and badder than ever and this year IT'S JUST FOR THE KIDS. You have 2 minutes... to take to the mic and synch for your life! Last year we had gymnastics, a parrot costume, tacos and some absolutely stunning Lip Synch performances. Don't be fooled by their youth and friendly exteriors, our Lip Synch Heroes mean business.
Master the 1920’s Charleston in an introductory workshop to this iconic twenties dance. With music that will get your toes tapping, you will learn classic moves, games and exercises. We will then and put them together in a short routine. The class is sociable, energetic and playful.
This year, Susan L. Schwartz, host of Lush Life Podcast, the interview show dedicated to the people behind the bar, has returned to take you on another journey back in time to meet a few of the instant classics that are all the rage. Our theme this time is Rum! We’ll be exploring the origins of the Daiquiri - fresh and frozen, the Mai Tai and other rum cocktails that took the world by storm! We will be sampling a few select rums from around the world!Info & Booking
Neuroscientist, Dr Catherine Loveday and Planet of the Grapes' Matt Harris ensure your cooking for friends and family is enhanced by your playlist as they explain how the taste of wine can be enhanced (or ruined) by the sound you hear at that time. Enjoy a selection of wines and music and understand how they can affect each other.Info & Tickets
Karaoke + a choir = Choralaoke. New to the Also Festival and quite possibly the world, this is karaoke with a whole new twist. All the classic ingredients of a karaoke, you, a mic, the music, the lyrics, an adoring crowd plus London International Gospel Choir. Let's be the first festival to raise the roof - in a tent.
Be procession ready by booking on our lantern making session in the kids' tent. You'll get to make your very own lantern ahead of the procession Saturday evening at dusk. All materials provided. No age limit but young children may need support from a grown-up.Info & Tickets
Our favourite wine loving Cornishman, Dan Abbots (ex-wine buyer for Bibendum) will be at ALSO to take us on a tasting tour of the West Country wines and foods.Info & Tickets
Hailing from Miidlands, the home of Two-Tone, who better to treat us to a very special Ska and Two-Tone DJ set than award-winning author and musican Daniel Rachel? Combining influences from Jamaican music, such as ska, reggae and Rock Steady with elements of punk and new wave, this music shaped a generation. Did someone say skank?
Academic, author, composer and record producer Simon Zagorski-Thomas opens up the secrets of the recording studio and is at Also Festival to explain how all your favourite tracks get their distinctive sounds. From Pop to Rock he'll explain the role the producer plays in studio and the tricks, skills and creative approaches used to create a hit.
To give you just that little bit more, more, more - we'll be running a Double Talk session in our lakeside bookshop a little while after Jamie’s talk. Double Talk gives you time to get your thoughts together post-talk, and to explore the speakers’ ideas in more depth, in a smaller group, and in a more relaxed session.
The 'End of Empires' banquet on the Saturday night is always the crowning event of our food programming, offering an unmissable, unforgettable night for those who love immersive dining experiences.Info & Tickets
Mel Byron explores her love of silent movies. Sometimes the best education comes from the most unexpected places. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, comedian, Mel Byron learnt everything she knows from films of the 30s and 40s. Everything about life, frocks and, especially, love. Whilst her schoolmates snuck into Burnley’s night clubs – underage – she dreamt of drinking champagne on a luxury liner with Cary Grant. Join Mel for an affectionate look at the films that shaped her teenage years, and the years beyond.
Throwing parties with the likes of Groove Armada on a Sydney roof-top and 808 State in his student kitchen, Mash is dipping into his rather extensive vinyl collection for some lake side dance action. Guaranteed to get toes-tapping, heads-nodding and Also party people dancing with his eclectic collection from Hip-hop to Funk & Soul and some very mellow beats indeed.
This megatastic, ukelele-based band has six ukes, a bass uke and a cajon drum to beat! Skilful masters of reengineering classic and modern pop songs. From Stealer's Wheel to the Uptown Funk, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re 'Dancing in the Dark' or 'Dancing in the Moonlight' ya'll be dancing and that's what counts!!
We revisit our Northern Soul Session for Saturday evening with our guest DJ Tim Mason. Bring the talc and a change of clothes as we go deep down and soulful.
The year is 2018 in a futuristic society where corporations have replaced countries, sound familiar? Don’t worry – it’s only the plot for the 1975 film Rollerball – which was originally set in the future world of 2018. So to celebrate we’re setting up a boutique pop up roller disco on the Saturday evening – think Studio 54 on wheels. You'll need to bring your own skates and your optional glittery leg warmers and let’s go!
A nuclear disaster has rendered Britain devoid of musicians and musical instruments . Stylophobia finds a Stylophone, a guitar, bits of strange vinyl disc and a budgerigar amongst the rubble and decides to treat his fellow survivors to their first post-apocalyptic rock/pop/folk festival.
Iko Chérie is the moniker of the French born, London based musician Marie Merlet, whose fabulous three-piece band perform hazy, blissful indie pop gems with a DIY punk aesthetic.
On April 1st 2017, after 10 years in the music biz – touring and recording under the stage name Tall Dark Friend – recording artist Jordan Gray announced a sudden sidestep into stand-up comedy.
Could it be magic? Don't miss the entire festival community gathering together at dusk at the lake stage on Saturday night at 9:30 pm, as our favourite illusionist Philip Escoffey, entertains and amazes. A phenomenon for over 20 years; including TV, sell-out runs at the Sydney Opera House and a world tour, playing to millions with the stage show ‘the Illusionists’ - and he is at Also Festival to involve everyone who wants to take part in a mass illusion.
Steve Vertigo is an ex-illegal rave DJ turned stand-up. His new one-man show, “As Far As I Can See”, deals with data and how it deals with us. What is our future as we allow ourselves to become segmented, isolated and stupid? This is a tale of one man's quest to fight the tide, to hold back his data, and beat the billionnaires at their own game. It is a quest of immense proportions where he must duck vigilantes, dodge data-gathering algorithms, outwit Artificial Intelligence and ultimately find a way for everyday folk to achieve immortality whilst rewriting their lives in parallel universes. Then find love. Then maybe go for a pint. If there's time.
Rooted in the ancient folk traditions we know intimately, yet with a voice and lyricism that resonates unlike anyone before him, Will Varley, along with his band, headlines Saturday night, performing songs from his latest album Spirit of Minne and choice picks from his four other artist albums.
Join Yogi, Alexandra Considine Tong for an empowering yoga session around the ALSO campfire. All ages and abilities.
What do you get if you cross a professor of theoretical physics with a life drawing artist with dyscalculia? Come along and take part to see for yourself! Theatrical life drawing company Art Macabre and Professor Ben Allanach (University of Cambridge) collaborate to design a life drawing experiment, especially for Also. In the quantum realm, reality transforms to the bizarre. Explore the relationship between quantum objects and art, physics and fairytales, science and the imagination through a playful hands-on drawing workshop. Don't be afraid if you think you're bad at art or struggle with science; when we combine the two it is sure to be a fun experiment for everyone to have a go.
“It proved a wet, ungenial summer, and incessant rain often confined us for days to the house. Some volumes of ghost stories, translated from the German into French, fell into our hands. "It’s the summer of 1816 and Mary Shelley spends her nights in Geneva reading ghost stories with her husband and George Byron. Little did she know that this was only the beginning of a journey towards one of the most successful novels in history. On the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein’s publication, join our ghost story telling circle around the bonfire and watch the tales come to life. Meet at the info tent.
The Saturday Night Bunker Session is the one where everyone lets go and finishes off the night in style. Steve Vertigo will be driving us over that hill and into the morning.
Join sound artist Chris Watson as he creates a dangerous nocturnal soundscape of the Maasai Mara desert at night. There will be predators; lions, hyenas... We'll be introduced to an environment where no humans would ever dare to be or be safe to be - a highly carnivorous atmosphere.
One half of Also faves, General Disco Procedure, DJ Dan McHarg takes over at the late, late night bunker session. For thsoe who love to dance into the small hours dance blends, beats, beeps, catchy hooks and deep grooves.