Dancing, Singing, Making Music, Watching, Learning, Listening, Imagining and having fun…


Here's what happened in 2017.....

Belly Dancing 

Our festival faves are back! Come and learn the art of Belly dance in a fun workshop with Mirage. 

Carol Gibbon of Mirage has been bringing Belly Dance to the every day woman for 13 years as a way of helping people to gain confidence and build self esteem.  Belly Dance is a work out for body mind and soul.  Carol uses world music for her fusion style choreographies. Come and find your inner goddess in her workshops at the festival, open to all ages, children to be accompanied by an adult please.

There will be performances to watch performed by her two troupes Aurora and Syren where you will see different style of Belly Dance.

For further details contact Carol Gibbon on 07885 733 968 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  www.miragebellydance.co.uk

 Sat & Sun in the Music & Dance Tent

Story Telling 

With local Children’s book author Barbara Townsend.  Barbara launched her 5th book, ‘Stonehenge-Luke and the Bluestone’ (for 8 to 12 years) in December 2016.  The same year she also launched a second edition of her very popular book:-  ‘The Savernake Big Belly Oak’.  (for 4 to 10 years).

Her other successful books include:-

‘The Oaks of Savernake and the Legendary Ghosts’. (for 7 to 11 years)

‘Old Harry Rock and Tales of the Jurassic Coast’. (for 7  to 11 years)

‘Harriet’, (about a brave honey bee). (for 7 to 11 years)

Books will be available to purchase at a reduced festival price and Barbara will be signing copies.

Books are also available from:-  Wiltshire Wildlife, White Horse Bookshop Marlborough, Three Trees Farm Shop Chiseldon,  Cobbs Farm Shop Hungerford , Swanage Books Shop, Barbara’s website www.savernakepress.weebly.com and Amazon.

 Sat & Sun in the Craft & Chill Tent

Sing with Kel 

Kel is passionate about getting the community singing together. In her home town she runs interactive music workshops for pre-school children, as well as harmony groups for adults. Groups for children involve magical adventures and story telling, with fun new songs that encourage imagination and play using puppets and props!

Groups for adults involve working with popular and original songs and breaking them down into harmonies for everyone to enjoy. All workshops are accompanied on banjo and ukulele!  Kel has a background in musical theatre and folk music, and is involved in several music projects.
Sat & Sun in the Music & Dance Tent

Paper Aeroplane Competition

Not just for the kids but for grown ups too! You’ll have 30 minutes to design and make your own paper aeroplane. We’ll provide some instructions or you can get practising now with your own design!  There is a prize for the best design and for the plane that flies the furthest. Get folding!
Sat & Sun in the Craft & Chill Tent


30 minutes of yoga fun with YogaSilva.  30 minutes of gentle stretching, strengthening and balancing by practicing some yoga postures.  A workshop for all fitness levels and ages (children to be accompanied by an adult) which gives a fun taste of yoga and maybe even a few minutes of tranquility during the action packed festival.

For more information please contact Silva This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 07899 845417
Sat & Sun in the Craft & Chill Tent


A fantastic opportunity to experience how Pilates improves strength and flexibility with attention to good form and technique.  This free 30 minutes workshop will introduce some basic Pilates exercises with some optional modifications.  Suitable for all ages and abilities - please let Fiona know if you have any injuries.

For more information please contact Fiona This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Sat & Sun in the Craft & Chill Tent


Learn the Recorder 

An introduction to playing the recorder - and you get to keep it! (Sorry Mum & Dad...).

Sat & Sun in the Music & Dance Tent



 Weave A God's Eye  

If you are looking for a craft that children of all ages will enjoy, look no further. God’s Eyes are made with just a few supplies, and even small children get wonderful results.  It is a primitive form of star weaving, reminiscent of a dream-catcher.  The idea is to use bright colours to serve as an eye to watch over others (especially babies) and to bring good luck.  

 The Jellybabies

The Jellybabies are the most delicious of bands, they perform only songs that have appeared in children's films. So you may get songs from Shrek's Karaoke party, Ghostbusters, or from The Minions films. DO NOT GET US WRONG we are not a kids' band, but what we are is a rock band that parents will love, and kids will know the songs.

There is nothing worse than being a parent at a festival and having to sit through many performances of the Wheels on the Bus, and puppet shows aimed at 3 year olds, as good as they are we all need more rock in our lives!  So we provide pure rock for everyone, and its a family friendly gig that everyone can enjoy.
Sat & Sun in the Music & Dance Tent

Find out more about The Jellybabies


Street Dance & Martial Arts  

By following the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts & Street Dance path, you will learn how to bring together both mind and body to achieve your goals, be this weight loss, getting fit, boosting confidence or simply inspiring others to also achieve their dreams!  

Saturday - Martial Arts; Sunday - Street Dance in the Music & Dance Tent


Swindon Samba  

The home of percussion based, Brazilian style music, in Swindon. Since 2009, Swindon Samba have been playing locally, at carnivals, festivals, corporate events, weddings, even in pubs. If you’ve seen us play, you’ll know how infectious the rhythms are. Most members start off as complete beginners, but soon learn the different grooves. The band are a friendly bunch and always welcome new members with open arms .. and a couple of sticks if that's not enough, our performance band Ministry of Samba now perform our own samba fusion along with funky electro enhancements! We defy you not to tap yours toes and wiggle your bottoms ❤️

Saturday in the Music & Dance Tent


Woodland Learning  

Make wonderful willow wands and crowns with Ruth Parsons.  Woodland Learning was set up in 2006 by Ruth, who has worked in environmental education for over 25 years and loves it more than ever!




Look out for the workshop times on the blackboards outside the workshop tents.

* Subject to alteration without notice

Do you want a run a workshop in 2018?  Get in touch with Pam Smart - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.