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Posts Tagged ‘Secret Garden Party’

An interview with singer songwriter Phildel

Phildel collaborates with ethical designer Henrietta Ludgate to create a choreographed Maypole dance set to her music that will be performed at her upcoming Bush Hall gig.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Phildel by Laura Hickman.

Singer songwriter Phildel celebrates the imminent launch of her debut album The Disappearance of a Girl with the launch of a special remix of her song Union Stone, created to accompany a video collaboration with ethical fashion designer Henrietta Ludgate (read more about her here), artist Sam Birch and choreographer Rachel Riveros. The film reinterprets the aeons old ritual of the Maypole dance, and will be performed live on 15th May during a gig at Bush Hall in west London. Watch it here:

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I asked Phildel a few questions:

How do you create your music?
It involves quite a process - as I write the songs, compose the arrangements and map out the production before we… read more

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New for 2013: Amelia’s Award will launch the career of a talented Graduate Designer Maker

I have teamed up with Secret Emporium to bring you the inaugural Amelia's Award, which offers a spot worth £495 in the Secret Emporium tent at Wilderness Festival this summer, plus loads of promotion for your new brand!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Calling all soon to be design graduates: read on to find out about my new collaboration with the brilliant Secret Emporium, a curatorial umbrella which supports and promotes independent creators […]

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The Secret Emporium at The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012

This year The Secret Emporium returned to the Secret Garden Party with a much larger, impressive and ambitious white marquee brimming with extravagant, underground design, perfect for a festival which strongly encourages transformations.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

The Secret Emporium by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs This year The Secret Garden Pary, which took place between the 19th and 22nd of July, had chosen for its […]

Wilderness Festival 2011: Sunday Review

I spent most of Sunday listening to fascinating lectures at The Idler Academy and perusing the wonderful hand made treasures in The Secret Market Emporium. By evening time there was fab music from the likes of Guillemots and Laura Marling.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Laura Marling by Jenny Lloyd. Sunday at Wilderness Festival came somewhat early due to my ill informed decision to put up the tent in the family camping area, a major […]

Meet Submotion Orchestra, a new musical collective from Leeds

Leeds based musical collective Submotion Orchestra release the beautiful debut album Finest Hour in June 2011, mixing elements of jazz, dubstep and soul.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Submotion Orchestra by Clive McFarland. Submotion Orchestra are a Leeds based seven piece who fuse jazz, dubstep and soul: a modern day musical collective in the style of those 90s […]

An interview with The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern meld classical, folk, world and jazz sounds to create sumptuous musical scores. And they're coming to a venue near you very soon…. it's time to find out more about this unique new collective.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Magic Lantern by Darren Fletcher. When Jamie Doe of The Magic Lantern contacted me about reviewing latest single Cut From Stone it was a no brainer to ask for […]

Vintage at Goodwood: Festival Review

So, how did Vintage at Goodwood measure up to the hype? Was it, as feared, just a glorified "vintage" shopping experience? On Saturday I went down to check out the festival for myself. This is what I thought.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dahling by Abigail Nottingham. “We’re building great cafes and restaurants on the Vintage High St, where you will even find a Waitrose.” So said the flyer that I picked up […]

Secret Garden Party 2010: Soul Fire Restaurant Review

Nestled inside three cosy yurts, the Soul Fire Restaurant was a unique Secret Garden Party dining experience that featured delicious ethically and locally sourced food.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Soul Fire Restaurant illustrated by Kayleigh Bluck. A gourmet three course meal served up by a world class chef (Charlie Nicoll, formerly of the River Cafe) – at a […]

Secret Garden Party 2010: Stylish Headwear Photo Gallery

A pictorial tour through the strange and fabulous headwear worn by Secret Gardeners this year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On my rambles around festivals this year it has been hard to escape the omnipresence of floral head garlands on the ladies, and indeed worn by some of the more […]

Secret Garden Party 2010: Sunday Review

Sunday at Secret Garden Party is a day for extreme silliness... mud wrestling, paint powder fights and doing the limbo. To the sounds of Savoir Adore, Horace Andy, Gabby Young and Other Animals and Mercury Rev.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gabby Young by Moon. Our Sunday got off to a sleepy start, as it did for most Secret Gardeners. Bypassing the cleverly marketed Hendrick’s gin carriage in favour of a […]

Secret Garden Party 2010: Saturday Review

On Saturday the fancy dress came out in force and the party truly kicked off, accompanied to the sounds of Sarah Blasko, The Whip, I Blame Coco and The Golden Filter.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Amelia Gregory. Saturday arrived with none of the threatened rain we were worried about. Indeed, the ground was so dry and cracked en route to our far flung […]

Secret Garden Party 2010: Friday Review

Secret Garden Party is a festival like no other. Here I sample fish therapy and review the Friday music acts including Animal Kingdom, Marina and the Diamonds, Infadels and Delays.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hay bales for seating in the Collosillyum area. Photography by Amelia Gregory. If Latitude is a well planned amble between the South Bank, ICA, Royal Opera House and Somerset House […]

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Tripod Stage Review: Friday

On Friday the Tripod Stage hosted Kirsty Almeida, Newislands, the Danny Chivers, Claire Fauset and Merrick triple-headed poetry tag team, Danny and the Champions of the World and a surprise performance from Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kirsty Almeida by Lisa Stannard. On Friday we kicked off with Kirsty Almeida, who you can read more about in our interview here. My description of her music as bayou […]

Festival Preview: Secret Garden Party

Take a trip to Huntingdon, in Cambridgeshire, to attend one of the jewels in the crown of the British festival season

Written by Ian Steadman

Out of all the festivals that fill the calendar over the British summer, none are quite like the Secret Garden Party. Every year friends come back, wide-eyed, stories tumbling from […]

The Festival Arts Scene 2010

Aside from all the music, drugs, tents and dirt, festivals actually have an artistic side too.

Written by Amica Lane

I’m not the best person to be covering the arts events of this summer, taking place at a smattering of festivals across the UK. The reason for this is quite […]

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Who Has The Best Taste? OneTaste does.

London, Music Collective

Written by Cari Steel

If you have been to a UK festival in the last few years, chances are that at some point you found yourself dancing in the OneTaste tent. Having residency at […]

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Soko- So Kool

Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire, 24th-26th July 2009

Written by Chloe Stead

She’s been on the Grand Stage at The Secret Garden Party not ten minutes and Soko‘s fallen out with the sound man. After unsuccessfully trying to get his attention so […]

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Festival Review: Secret Garden Party

Cambridgeshire , 24th-26th July 2009

Written by Cari Steel

 What is the magic formula that the Secret Garden Party have got their bejeweled mitts on? Having just spent a weekend with them – and 6,000 happy, friendly campers – […]

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Creauremag Festival Edition

Written by Charles Drakeford

Creaturemag sets out to bring together artists from all around the world, and produce an online publication, which works as one big collaboration. Being the arty literate types that they […]

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Secret Garden Party

Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire, 26 - 29 July 2007

Written by Daisy Boyd

Trundling around a field in the grounds of a beautiful Georgian farmhouse, surrounded by colourful tents, tucking into an organic pie and a pint of pimms- it doesn’t get much […]