The Green Parent’s pick of what to see and where to go in 2011
NEW ON THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT is West Dean.
An intimate festival, it will celebrate all aspects of the arts from 26-29 August and promises to be a magical event for all the family. A festival at which people can come together to share their love of making, music, ideas, performance, dance, film, storytelling, cooking and eating. All taking place in a breathtaking setting in the rolling South Downs. westdean.org.uk
HIRE A YURT Sleeping under natural canvas on a sheepskin rug is one of the joys of life - so why don’t you treat yourself, and hire a lovely nomadic shelter for your festival experience this year? At Shambala, the Tipi and Yurt village on site has a dedicated reception team that are on call to help you settle in and deal with any queries you may have throughout the weekend. shambalafestival.org.
5 OF THE BEST SMALL CAMPS AND FESTIVALS
1RISE UP SINGING 22-30 JULY Rise Up Singing is a Voice Camp based on Dartmoor, Devon dedicated to the joy of singing. riseupsinging.co.uk
2THE MUSIC CAMP 4-7 AUG Packed full of workshops to make you feel inspired to be more musical in your life. themusiccamp.co.uk 3 NATURAL VOICE CAMP 6-14 AUG This camp organised by Unicorn Camps is about finding the natural, authentic expressive voice in each of us. unicorncamps.com 4THIRTEEN MOONS WILDSONG CAMP 19-21 AUG Weekend for women hosted by Carolyn Hillyer on Dartmoor, featuring sacred song and drum workshops. seventhwavemusic.co.uk 5SMALL WORLD SUMMER GATHERING 25-29 AUG Held on a beautiful site deep in Kent. Small and safe so parents and children can relax and have fun. smallworldsolarstage.org
HEAR ‘ETHNO TECHNO’ Transglobal Underground are headlining Limetree Festival in Grewelthorpe, North Yorks from 26-28 Aug. This London-based music collective specialise in a fusion of western, oriental and African music styles (sometimes labelled as “world fusion” or “ethno-techno”). In 2008
they won the BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music after the release of their seventh official album, Moonshout. Check them out on Friday night at Limetree. limetreefestival.co.uk
Early bird tickets NOW ON SALE! £19 per person
Join us in our magical land of endless fun for the under 10’s including ZingZillas, Charlie & Lola, Horrible Histories, Itsy Bitsy Strictly, Minimission disco tent, Roald Dahl and Science Museum and much much more!
5-7th August 2011 Regent’s Park 11am-7pm
Find out more at www.lollibopfestival.com
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