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Posts Tagged ‘Merrimaking’

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

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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 10th birthday celebrations the theme 'Standing on Ceremony'. More than ever before this famously flamboyant festival encouraged all kinds of rituals, ceremonies, initiations and carnivals to be abundantly created, attended and enjoyed by the gardeners. As the charming Secret Garden Party guide from this year explained, the aim of the above, and of the Garden as a whole, was to 'bind us together' and 'emphasise matter over mind'. I felt that both these aims were most certainly achieved not only by the colourful activities, but also the huge amounts of mud which challenged us, bonded us as if with gooey, brown glue and made sure that 'matter' took centre stage indeed...

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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

SGP 2010-puppetry Photography by Amelia Gregory. Saturday arrived with none of the threatened rain we were worried about. Indeed, sale the ground was so dry and cracked en route to […]