Four days of music, spoken word, cabaret, crafts, campaigns, campfires, low impact living, love and green life… a festival community powered by sun, wind, people and passion… a festival beyond hedonism where you can party then wake up the next morning with new mates and a mission to change the world!
After a 3 year hiatus due to the pandemic the award winning Green Gathering returns to South Wales 4th – 7th August. Having previously picked up our Gold Award and been nominated as one of our Best Family Festivals 2022 picks, it’s safe to say that Festival Kidz Adam and family are excited to visit one of our top festivals.
We caught up with Em Weirdigan, Festival Director, to find out what 2022 has up its sleeve:
Highlights for Kids 2022
Bearcat Collective: Tie die recycled clothes … try drama, music and poetry workshops to unleash imagination and creativity … visit the Swap Shop to leave things you don’t want and haggle for things you do!
The Aerial Rig: Performances on hoop, silks and pole, plus supervised hour-long lessons where kids can have a go themselves.
The Library Bus: An extensive range of fiction and non fiction, under the awning on comfy sofas and bean bags. Or like a real library, take a book away to read at leisure. There’s table football and for budding scientists, the wonders of the world with a fun microscopy sessions.
Willow Weaving: The wonderful Tora and her team help kids of all ages and abilities make fish, butterfly wings and flowers with willow.
Kingston Forest School: Make seed bombs and natural dyes, explore the site, and create using upcycled materials with Cath and co.
The ReWild Project: Re-connecting with nature through arts, crafts and outdoor learning for all ages, from all walks of life.
Envirolution: A fun filled journey of righting wrongs.
Baby & Toddler Yoga: Set to gentle music with fun and engaging stories. In the Lil’ Big Top, get there early as this is always packed out.
Patterns In Sound: Learn the basics of music, sound and production. Your track might get played at the ‘Kids Disco’ Saturday or Sunday eve!
Hula Hooping: Learn new ways to hula and maybe have a try at more than one hula hoop at a time with Mikela and her crew!
Professor Kaos: Hilarious and educational interactive performance.
Crazy Golf: Every hole on this brilliant course has been created from upcycled materials. The incredibly amusing team will help you get your first hole in one, or make sure you have a crazily fun time trying.
Face Painting: Be a lion, a butterfly, Spider-man, Spider-woman… whatever you want to be, Flora and Ian will work their artistic majik.
What Else for 2022?
A unique and welcoming area especially for teenagers to hang out in, near the Village Green and Permaculture Woods.
This space is being reinvented for 2022!
Wye Circus will be running skillshares, workshops, games, chill time and discussion opportunities from their circus tent and cosy yurt.
There’ll be music, trapeze, crafts… also space and time to just chat, read, hang out. Everything in the Teens Space is free to join in, so do go and say hello. The space will be open from around 11am to 11pm, though it might be tweaked depending on feedback from the teens on site!
CHILD-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES ACROSS SITE…
In the Craft Area kids can get creative with practical and artistic activities – look out for free workshops in the Craft Office and Classroom.
The Permaculture Community provides an under-8s play space (children to be supervised), and a quiet area for breastfeeders.
In the Campaigns Field there’s a Radical Family Space with a full programme of activities, a library of radical children’s stories, and puppets to play with. Travellerspace provides soft play for small children and Radical Wales encourages young people to get creative.
Early evening in the Raconteurs’ Delight venue there’s family entertainment – clowns, storytellers, jugglers, singalong acts and more.
THE 2022 LINE-UP
Legendary festival favourites, up-and-coming talent, solo artistes, punk bands, politically conscious singer-songwriters, protest bands, global grooves, psychedelic sounds, folk tunes, swing, dance, ska, reggae, rap, cabaret, comedy and poetry…
3 Daft Monkeys, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Millie Manders & the Shut Up, Seize the Day, Funke & the Two Tone Baby, Rosco Shakes, One Eyed God, Hannah Scott, The High Breed, Hoopy Frood, Boom Boom Racoon and more…
There are still a few tickets remaining for The Green Gathering if you are quick enough to snap them up! For 2022 Green Gathering have given us a special Affinity Code which will allow you to buy a discounted Festival Kidz Affinity Ticket!
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See you there Green Gatherers!