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Posts Tagged ‘festival’

Into The Wild Summer Festival 2014: Review

Held during the Bank Holiday Weekend on August 22nd-25th 2014, Into The Wild Summer Festival was a truly relaxing adventure and a great alternative to busier, larger Summer Festivals - with a serving of food for the soul on top!

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Into The Wild Festival Festival 2014

Last Spring I felt a strong desire and intention to start exploring the world of Summer Festivals. This was rather out of character for someone who, a little embarrassingly, at the age of 33 has consistently managed to avoid most of the UK large Summer Festivals. The one time I braved going to one before, I hated bits of the experience so much, it made me wonder why people put themselves through it. Being the daughter of a woman who hated camping, I have no practical skills to bring to life my lovely fantasy of natural living in the fields and navigating vast expanses of muddy territory amidst drunken folk will never become appealing to me. But, to my delight, it seems that every year more and more much smaller, quieter, manageable and family friendly field gatherings keep popping up! These were the kind I had my eye on this summer.

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Camp Bestival 2014 Review: Mr. Tumble, Trolleys, Caravans and Mud Pies

Camp Bestival took place in the glorious grounds of Lulworth Castle at the start of August; a fantastical playground for children and parents alike.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Camp Bestival by Maia Fjord. My final festival this year was Camp Bestival, which we travelled to on our way back from Cornwall. I went to the first ever Camp […]

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Port Eliot Festival 2014 Review: Books, Food, Comedy, Craft & Fashion

From 24th-27th July the grounds of the stately home at Port Eliot in Cornwall once more played host to a wonderfully unusual and varied festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Port Eliot Festival by Maia Fjord. I’ve been meaning to take in Port Eliot festival for several years but it has always been just that little bit too far away. […]

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Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Camp 2014: Review

Held on the 16th-20th July 2014, this Buddhafield offshoot gathering was the perfect antidote to my hectic London life: a way to reconnect with the earth and enjoy quality time with my wonderful toddler.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve never been to Buddhafield but this year my friend Helen of East End Prints persuaded me to join her and a few of her Bristol based friends, all travelling […]

An interview with Amy Lord and Rebekah Whitney of Lord Whitney

Meet Amy Lord and Rebekah Whitney of Lord Whitney; they create astonishing set designs and props, all infused with a big sense of fun.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lord Whitney by Liam Henry. Lord Whitney are not your average design team: within the space of just a few years, this unique partnership between trained graphic designers Amy Lord […]

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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 […]

Secret Garden Party 2011: Festival Review

Here's our round-up of the Alice-in-Wonderland-esque Secret Garden Party festival, featuring Blondie, Mystery Jets, Leftfield, glitter, mud, nudity, Shitfaced Shakespeare and much, much more…

Written by Jessica Cook

The Secret Garden Party, illustrated by Sam Parr A playground for all ages, The Secret Garden Party boasts a reputation as a festival where you can temporarily seek refuge from […]

Crayfish Bob’s at the Two Degrees Festival by Arts Admin at Toynbee Hall

The American Signal Crayfish has been busy decimating our native environment since it was first introduced in the 1970s. At Crayfish Bob's pop up shack we helped get rid of them by gobbling up some yummy crayfish with a little bit of help from Clare Patey, Blanch and Shock and Urban Wines (from Tooting).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Crayfish Bob’s. All photography by Amelia Gregory. This week Two Degrees is hosting Crayfish Bob’s al fresco pop up crayfish shack every evening in the paved courtyard next to Toynbee […]

Wood Festival 2011 Review: Sarabeth Tucek, Khaira Arby, Willy Mason, The Epstein and more!

Wood Festival was a wonderful way to kick off the festival season - here's my review of Saturday's bands. And so much more - make sure you take a peek!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Willy Mason at Wood Festival by Sam Parr. I woke to a parent discussing the merits of dressing up as a crocodile with her child, and when I peeked my […]

Diamond Mine by Jon Hopkins and King Creosote. A review and interview with Jon Hopkins.

Diamond Mine is an absolutely gorgeous album, the result of a collaboration from two very different musical talents. In the first of two blogs find out how the partnership worked from both sides.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Diamond Mine was released in the UK a few months ago and came out in the US only recently, so I hope that some of my readers will already have […]

Competition: win a pair of VIP Golden Lanyard all expenses paid tickets to Montreal Festimania this summer!

Montreal Festimania takes place between mid July and mid August 2011, showcasing the very best of the arts across 11 different festivals. Read on to discover how you can win a pair of all expenses paid tickets to Canada.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I love a good festival I do, and I am really excited because I have been asked to attend a brand new month long showcase for the Canadian arts this […]

Wood Festival 2011 Review: Goodnight Lenin, Thea Gilmore, Telling the Bees

The first night at Wood Festival in Braziers Park was a relaxed sign of the weekend to come: wonderful folk music set against a beautiful backdrop.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tents by Lorna Scobie. Wood Festival is billed as one of the greenest festivals in the UK, a fully sustainable event that takes place in the lovely sun dappled meadows […]

My Best Friend’s (Eco) Wedding

Weddings have such an enormous environmental impact these days, as Fashion Editor Matt's friend Lydia discovered. So she did it the eco-friendly way…

Written by Matt Bramford

Mr and Mrs Collingham, illustrated by Krister Selin When my oldest pal Lydia announced her engagement and subsequent wedding, I struggled to imagine her having a generic do with a […]

Festival Review: Shambala 2010

That was Shambala, and I have been… um… a bumblebee, a charleston dancer, a crazy golf ace, a clown…

Written by Amy Hughes

Shambala 2010 The costumes have been returned to their dressing up boxes; the mud has dried out and been brushed from the boots; newly-learned dance workshop moves have become vague; […]

Festival Review: Aeon 2010

Devon's beautiful festival, Aeon, enjoyed its fifth year over the Bank Holiday weekend…

Written by Faye West

Sports Day, illustrated by Faye West After a hurried fish ‘n’ chip supper by the Quay near where I work on Friday evening, I enjoyed my hours’ journey to Shobrook […]

Shambala Festival: 26th-30th August 2010

It's a festival, but not as you know it. Amy Hughes previews the best way to lose yourself this August Bank Holiday weekend

Written by Amy Hughes

Shambala 2010: Hop to it Cowboys galloping down the hall on ‘neeeiigh’ing broomstick steeds; Thundercats high-kicking in shrunken primary colour pyjama sets and felt-tip pen facepaints; Ewok hunters on a […]

Festival Review: Field Day 2010

Vicky Park played the perfect host for this urban festival, giving country-starved Londoners the chance to play in bales of hay whilst listening to their favourite bands.

Written by Laura Nineham

Field Day is basically everything that I want from a music festival; the line-up was so well crafted that its definitely – in my book – the top festival for […]

The Big Chill 2010: Review

A review of The Big Chill 2010 Festival weekend at Eastnor Castle Deer Park (was it worth the four mile trek round to the purple gate entrance?)

Written by Sophie Parker and Daniel Sims

All Photography by Daniel Sims, do not use without permission. For anyone who doesn’t know, The Big Chill Festival is located at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Herefordshire, surrounded by […]

Festival Preview: Aeon Festival 2010

We love small festivals! Illustrator Faye West tracks down wonderfully honest founder Niki Portus to find out what makes this popular Devon festival so special.

Written by Faye West

Illustration by Faye West. This will be my third year at Aeon, and for me it’s been a wonderful, stress-free experience, no queues, suffocating crowds or over-priced disgusting burgers. It […]

Festival Review: Vieilles Charrues

A spur of the moment visit to the Gallic version of Glastonbury provided a weekend packed with French music, French food and French wine (and lots of it) that all added up to the festival of dreams.

Written by Cari Steel

A couple of weeks ago, I was sifting through work emails and idly wondering how my forthcoming weekend was going to shape up; it seemed to be taking on the […]