2018 program

All 3 days programs..... and a link to the sound cloud.... so you can have a listen while you plan your weekend. click the red links below to see each day or the sound cloud is at the bottom. Friday https://docs.google.com/…/1A9AvBTrSz7Vu7ZG2MA5W2m1ClD…/edit… Sat https://docs.google.com/…/1z0PLrP85H1SqGojqtDG3a3GDa0…/edit… Sun https://docs.google.com/…/1WQF_efGhfgFS_jIm-0bzjArJ_k…/edit… Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/festival8/sets/festival-8-2018

Silly Sloths Soft Play

We get some helpful feedback each year; last year we were asked for more for the toddlers of our fab family festival.  This year we are delighted to be able to offer that service with some very kind help from Silly Sloths.  Silly Sloths Mobile Soft Play will be joining us for the festival bringing their awesome Soft Play equipment for babies and toddlers to enjoy.  You can find them in the marquee next to the children's area where they will be running timed play sessions throughout the weekend. https://www.facebook.com/SillySloths/ A Parent or guardian must stay with and be

By |2018-06-04T23:59:45+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Children, Festival 8 2018, Festival Activities|0 Comments

Tales from the Heartwood – Story Telling

This was a lovely family favourite last year. Come and shelter from the elements and snuggle up in our beautiful cushioned and carpeted tent, and be transported to wild and enchanted places with Tales From The Heartwood, whilst we weave weird and magical stories from far away across the world, assisted by our strange and captivating puppets. Fabulous storytelling for children and adults of all ages.

By |2018-05-23T19:21:47+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Children, Festival 8 2018, Spoken Word, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rainbow Tree Workshops

This year we have added extra children's workshops as we had so many families attending last year.  This is a new one with a lovely eco twist! Come and join Rainbow Tree Workshops where self-expression is discovered through the arts and friendships blossom whilst being creative with others.   Conversations and chatting is natural as everyone has something already in common... Creativity. But most of all the main element of the workshops is for the air to be filled with; laughter, smiles, happiness and also FUN!!!! Eco Bag Workshop  A great introduction to up-cycling, come and create a fun funky festival bag by upcycling unwanted t-shirts and garments into re-useable bags and back packs. This workshop is a no-waste activity and ensures that all off-cuts and scraps are reused in Hoop Weaving Workshop. Nothing ends up in landfill!! This workshop uses simple cutting and knotting technique, suitable for 5+ but under 8’s must have parental guidance. Eco Capes Workshop Come and create up-cycled capes out of unwanted

By |2018-05-23T18:59:48+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Arts, Children, Festival 8 2018, Festival Activities, workshop|0 Comments

Paul Jenkins

We are delighted to have with us this year Paul Jenkins.  This fab free family workshop will get you thinking and playing with words...... come along and let out your secret inner writer. Sometimes he talks in nonsense He talks in Wobbly Wibbles He opens up his mouth But what comes out is bobbly bibbles... Paul is a poet and author based over in Ramsbottom, Lancs who used to be a teacher but discovered a way to tunnel under the fence. He now tours to schools and community groups all over the UK. As a writer and performer he’s

By |2018-04-17T22:07:24+00:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Children, Festival 8 2018, Festival Activities, Spoken Word|0 Comments

Magic Stones

Here at Festival8, we like to expand our senses. So this year we are offering an unique opportunity to use sight. Starting on Friday painted stones will be hidden around the site. If you look you will see. They may be in the toilet block, on the stage, in the woods, in the restaurant area, in the playhouses, balancing on a post. However, they will not be in any restricted area, or under something, or in a dangerous to get to position. On Saturday we are throwing this open just to the young ones. That's right a giant hide

By |2018-03-13T00:59:07+00:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Children, Festival 8 2018, Festival Activities|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Silverback Bushcraft

Hidden in the trees along the woodland walk you will find Kieran from Silverback Bushcraft. Back for a second year they will be offering some free have a go sessions of fire lighting, natural cordage making, bread making etc and some 'masterclasses' on spoon carving and friction fire lighting  at a reasonable cost these will be 2-3 hour sessions for small groups. which will be bookable, ideally. They will also put on demos of camp fire cooking and various other bushcraft and survival skills that will be interactive Most people have heard of rubbing two stick together to make a

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