Another new activity to Festival 8 this year. Archery, Knife and Axe throwing!!! We have negotiated with this local Lincolnshire business for reduced rates for our Festival 8 family. Back 2 Bear are based at LRAC Kenwick hill, Louth. They offer a range of outdoor activities, some which might even get a teenager off their screens and into nature. We applaud their efforts and are very happy to welcome them to join with us this year. You can find out more about them at https://www.back2bear.co.uk/
This creative space can be found on the edge of the wellbeing area and is for adults and children. What are the changes you want to see in the world? Be the change - create the change! The Create -> Change space is a place for discussion and creativity. Festival goers of all ages are encouraged to come to the space throughout the festival to create positive intentions and think about the planet and goals they can set to help create a positive impact! The space will become a growing art gallery forming a decorative collective of ideas moving
As part of our series of engaging talks at Festival 8 we are pleased to able to delve into the literary field with award winning writer, actor and broadcaster Ted Stanley. His workshop will be in the talks tent, next to the well house, on Sunday afternoon. Everyone has a story to tell and this introductory workshop will help you get those ideas out of your head and onto the page and develop them into publishable work. THE HEALTH BENEFITS. GENERATING IDEAS THE STRUCTURE OF STORIES ENGAGING THE READER SHOWING not TELLING POINT OF VIEW GENRE TENSE AVOIDING PITFALLS
Playing festival 8 for the first time on our new Sounds Aloud Stage. For more than a decade, Lincoln’s Tiger Warsaw have been ploughing a charged, yet introspective furrow. Post-rock influences fight with heavier riffs to produce what can be an exhilarating live performance. Lyrics deal with anything from film stars to deeply entrenched in-jokes, creating an atmosphere bristling with tongue in cheek menace. https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Xl8xpEfIcLDifDQwDgTso?si=dPm2FR0_SzieqQarrGqcVA https://tigerwarsaw.bandcamp.com/
A late addition but a very worthy one..... Bartek Dabrowski is a classical guitarist from Gliwice, Poland whose finger-picking playing style and emotive soundtracks create powerful and immersive musical experiences.Bartek’s musical journey began as a young child in kindergarten, later followed by several years of practice at music school. However, he soon encountered a period of creative block, hardship and life circumstances which prevented him from playing the guitar. This barren period went on to last 7 years! It was only after his arrival in the UK (in 2013) that Bartek was able to pick up the guitar once more.
Opening the Party barn on Friday we have a local band showing some promise and their new energy seemed an appropriate way to kick off the live music. The Lamberts are a 5 piece alternative rock band that hail from the foreshore of Cleethorpes. They are a fresh alternative to anything that is on the scene right now, with their heavy back line, beautiful guitar riffs and a crisp sounding front man that has the best stage presence in the area by far. They really are a nice break from the norm. Their first single 'Tension' is a great
Everyone loves a bit of Magic. We are delighted to announce that on Sunday we have Chris Cross joining us. He is a fantastic performer and has had many TV performances. His comedy patter and tricks has enthralled audiences up and down the country. Chris will be one of several walkabout acts that we have at Festival 8. These unique performances dont get seen by everyone, but end up being fantastic punctuation marks in the unfolding story of fun that is Festival 8. Chris is based in Newcastle and he is known to be one of the Top Close-up
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