Comedy with Lincoln’s Comedy Academy

Last year we provided comedy activities and entertainments from the Earthbound Misfits Circus Troupe and a number of other performers.  This year we have added to the bill and have a couple of standup acts that will be performing for you in the Party Barn. Lincolns Comedy Academy brings you a short standup slot at festival 8. Your Compere will be Liam Mitchell and then William Collishaw opening the show. Your Headline for the evening is Paul Mutagejja ”Full of infectious on stage energy Paul is unique in his style of comedy” With a dry, deadpan style Liam's unique thoughts

By |2016-05-26T23:28:05+00:00May 26th, 2016|Categories: comedy, Festival 8 2016, Spoken Word|Tags: |0 Comments

Minimatt Busking Stage

Festival 8 is successful because lots of people come together to make it happen.  This year we have a new partnership with a local Production Studio that is going to run a busking stage.  They will pepper the stage with a couple of their house acts, that use their recording facilities in Grimsby and then the stage is open to all comers, simply book in and join in the fun! The Minimatt Busking Stage brings not only acoustic talents of Ramble Gamble, Rainmaker, Sunny & Boo Boo, but comedians & poetry from Dannielle Matthews and Ros Ballinger. We will also

By |2016-05-24T22:58:15+00:00May 24th, 2016|Categories: Arts, comedy, Festival 8 2016, Festival Activities, Music, Theatre|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Mouth Piece Poets

'Mouth Piece Poets are a Lincoln based Spoken Word Collective who perform both locally and nationally, increasingly gaining a reputation for their raw, honest, and at times down right hilarious performances. With 11 'troupe' members varying in ages, backgrounds, and styles, there really is something for everyone to relate to. Forget what you thought you knew about poetry and prepare to be entertained! www.mouthpiecepoets.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/events/1611476049170854/

By |2016-05-19T16:35:12+00:00May 19th, 2016|Categories: comedy, Spoken Word|Tags: |0 Comments

Our local herbalist Emma returns – with a herbal walk and natural taste sensations

We are over-the-moon to welcome back qualified local herbalist; Emma Warrener - who is very a down-to-earth,  highly knowledgeable teacher. About Emma Emma will encourage us all to find out more about the wonder of the natural world.   Our modern minds have removed some of our connection with the earth. Come and see Emma to regain some of that connection. This year’s theme is the element of the earth and what better way to explore the earth element than by a herbal walk around the site - plus a fascinating workshop on taste, a natural guide map towards true nutrition.   Herbal Walk ~ Cabourne Parva

Cyril the Squirrel

Festival 8 is delighted to announce as part of our family entertainment a wonderful piece of theatre and interactive drama; Cyril the Squirrel.  There will be 2 shows on the Saturday, if you have children then make sure you see this show. Cyril the Squirrel loves magic! He can make acorns disappear but can’t remember where he buried the nuts for winter. Has Rosie Red got a plan? Is she even allowed to play with a Cyril? A magical journey through storytelling, puppetry and clown for children aged 3+ and families.   Look around you… Does anyone have the same nose, eyes or

By |2016-04-04T12:37:03+00:00April 4th, 2016|Categories: Children, comedy, Festival 8 2016, Spoken Word, Theatre|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Lucan Mills

Keeping with our promise of varied musical styles we bring you a rising UK Rap Artist, Lucan Mills A UK Rap Artist, originally from Winchester. Lucan is a fresh, young talent delivering real lyrics and well-constructed verses drawing inspiration from real life experiences.   This Hip-Hop maestro shot to the competitive music industry by winning the UK Channel U competition, defeating a bunch of talented and prospective acts in the UK. Lucan has performed with various artists such as Chipmunk, G-Unit, Ironik, Kano, N Dubz, Tinie Tempah and has freestyled on-stage with Ed Sheeran.   After reaching the final of

By |2016-02-22T23:56:54+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Festival 8 2016, Music|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Be Happy!

A discussion about happiness. Interactive workshop where the participants engage with a range of thought activities and prompted discussion topics to teach each other how to be happy. It's not about being happy "at some point" or "hypothetically" - let's be happier today and now. Led by Anjali Wierny - well-being coach, laughter yoga leader, writing tutor.

By |2015-11-05T16:07:49+00:00July 11th, 2015|Categories: Festival 8 2015, workshop|Tags: , |0 Comments

Epigenetics – Sarah Goodley

As part of our series of talks in Association with Truth Juice we present another possibly challenging and no doubt interesting talk by Sarah Goodley Sarah (MA Counselling Young Adults and Children) Dip (Adult Counsellling) will discuss the assault on our Epigenetics, the fastest moving field in Biology today. Her talk will include; What is Epigenetics and how does it affect our health and our lives? How can an early life experience, even in the foetus, affect us for decades to come? What impact is the Government agenda to medicalise birth having on maternal/infant bonding and Epigenetics? Sarah has spoken

By |2015-11-05T16:03:59+00:00June 28th, 2015|Categories: Festival 8 2015, Spoken Word, Talks|Tags: , |0 Comments
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