Check out the beautiful body painting artists!   The artists will each create a unique design on a model at the festival - after painstaking hours of work, the models will be on show in the Bodypainting tent. They can also be seen early evening on Saturday and Sunday on the main stage.

We are very lucky to have these amazing artists also providing the face painting (charges apply) for our lovely festival goers.


Body Paint Artists & Face Painting


Meet Erica:

I’m Erica, owner of Kaleidoscope Faces and based in Lechlade.   I’ve been running my business since 2006 in N Wales and relocated to Lechlade last year.   I provide face painting, Body art, Balloon modelling and henna art for private parties and corporate events.

I also provide training courses for both private and corporate clients.  I’m an award-winning face and body artist and along with various other awards won Elite face painter of the year at Paintopia festival in 2012 and also Professors Apprentice body paint completion at the same event.  I’ve been featured on BBC world news site, BBC radio, Pick me up Magazine and The Daily Post.  I’ve also been featured in Skin Markz magazine and Illusion Mag an international face and body art publication.

I co-organise Bath Body Art Weekend, a family-friendly body painting festival held this year just outside Bath in June.

My website is www. 

Instagram @ericakaleidoscopefaces 

Twitter @kaleidoscopefa 




Meet Tracy:

I am a face painter and body painter from South West Devon. I started Face painting 6 years ago and became a body painter in 2017 winning the newcomer award with another painter at the Bath body art weekend festival.

I am part of the South Devon festival crew returning to Beautiful Days for my 3rd year this year. I am also volunteer for supershoes too which gives me a lot of pleasure. I love to see people smile especially because of the art I have created.

I can be contacted for booking via my personal or business pages on Facebook  








Meet Simon:

I'm Simon, currently residing in the beautiful South Wales Valleys. However - I am an interloper! Originally born and bred in West London I'm a city boy gone native. I am a photographer, artist, body artist, life sculptor, prop maker and general prosthetic maker.

I've been bodypainting since 2008, and 38 years of photography and traditional art before that. I love creating something from nothing and there's no better canvas than the human body.

Former Welsh Amateur Champion Body Artist. Winner Venlo Dutch Bodypaint Festival Winner Phizzog Phestival 2nd Place Painswick Art Couture Festival 2nd place SFX at Maskerade - Dutch International Festival I run workshops for props and prosthetics, as well as body painting. Now semi-retired and loving it!











Meet Emma:

Emma Painty Harvey - Leader of the South West Bodypaint Project and Leader of the North West Bodypaint Project.

With 5 years of Bodypainting and Prop making experience I aim to encourage budding artists and models to learn how to bodypaint safely and with respect for the model, artist, photographers and the audience. It can be incredibly empowering to be body painted and with our Project, models know they are safe and looked after at every step of the process from the first contact to receiving their images. I have always loved organising and have a passion for safety and inclusion. This makes our meets and group one of the very best available.  

 Leader of the Northwest Bodypaint Project - view on Facebook






















Who are the Solo Armada?

You may or may not have heard about us, you may or may not have already joined our ranks.

What started out as a random meeting of solo gig-goers has developed into a huge community of like minded music lovers and gig goers that supports up and coming artists, venues and fans alike. And most importantly the Solo Armada creates an atmosphere to laugh, dance and sing! Over the years other strangers have met one another at gigs through the Solo Armada and gone on to form strong friendships, gig buddies and a social network to arrange meet ups.

The Solo Armada is NOT an exclusive group, if you want to be part of it then you are. You don’t need anyone’s permission, acceptance or consent. It can be something different to each individual and their needs. If you love music and spending time with like minded people then welcome to the Solo Armada.

Why the badges?

Everyone loves a badge, so we created a logo and had some made. The idea was that when you see someone wearing one of our badges you’re safe to go say hi, they are a friendly face in the crowd. Come find us at the festival wearing our badges proudly and come check out our stall to find out more. You can find us on the usual social media and have a website with band interviews, playlists, a gigs & gatherings page for you to send in which gigs you're going to and so much more.





Privacy policy Statement


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaced the requirements of the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 in May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) includes rules on giving privacy information to data subjects in Articles 12, 13 and 14. These are more detailed and specific than in the DPA and place an emphasis on making privacy notices understandable and accessible.

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice sets out how we may use, process and store your personal identifiable information (PII). We may get that information from you or our partners, through contracts or other legal arrangements you have with us or our partners on behalf of us, in order to deliver contractual/legal obligations. In other cases, we will get that information from you with your permission and consent, or we may receive your personal information from third parties who you have given consent to pass this information on to us.

Lechlade Festival may collect information from you because we have a legal reason (allowed by law or under contract) to collect the information, or because you have consented for us to do so for a specific purpose.

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You may give us information about you with your consent, for example:

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This information may be personal, financial, business or related to your contractual history with us.

You may give us information for legal reasons, such as to enter into a contract with us, when you are buying goods or services from us, or when you are considering these options.

Information we collect about you

If you visit our website or member communities, we may automatically collect information about you, for example:

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  • How you interact with our website

Information we receive from other sources

We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate, any other services we provide, or from our business partners instructed to collect information on our behalf.

We also work with third parties, including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors, credit agencies, payment companies and may receive information about you from them as part of the service we provide you, or for legal reasons.


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Why does Lechlade Festival collect Personal Identifiable Information (PII)?

Lechlade Festival collects PII for the some or all of following reasons:

  • To provide services and support to you after you have entered into a contract
  • To provide information about products or services you have shown interest in, if you are already an existing Lechlade Festival customer
  • To provide information to you about products or services you have purchased from us, or related products or services
  • To provide goods or services to you under contract
  • For legal reasons, for example, if you have entered into a contract with us
  • To provide information to you about our products and services if you have consented to receive it.

What legal basis does Lechlade Festival have for processing PII?

Lechlade Festival may process your information because:

  • We have a contract with you
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • We must provide services to you after you have purchased something from us
  • To comply with the law.

Who might Lechlade Festival share PII information with?

Lechlade Festival may share your personal information with third parties, either because you have consented to allow us to do so or for legal reasons. For example, we may share your personal information with:

  • Sub-contractors and third parties for the purpose of providing or continuing to provide the products and services we are contracted to
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  • When Lechlade Festival must comply with a legal obligation
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  • We will exchange information with other companies or organisations to prevent fraud or to reduce our credit risks

Lechlade Festival may, from time to time, provide third parties with data that has been anonymised, which means that your personal information that could be used to identify you has been removed from the data.

Transmission and storage of personal data

Lechlade Festival primarily store and process PII data electronically.

How long is PII retained?

Lechlade Festival will not retain PII for longer than required and we will keep this;

  • For as long as required by law
  • Until we no longer have a valid reason for keeping it
  • Until you request us to stop using it i.e. Right to Erasure

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If the personal information is necessary in order to supply goods or services to you under a contract between you and Lechlade Festival, then we will not be able to enter into that contract or provide the products or services without that information.

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Lechlade Festival will respect individual’s legal rights to their data. These cover;

  • The right to be informed – Lechlade Festival is publishing this Privacy Notice to keep you informed as to what we do with your personal information. We strive to be transparent about how we use PII.
  • The right to access – the right to access your information. Contact Lechlade Festival if you wish to access the personal information Lechlade Festival holds about you.
  • The right to rectification – if the information Lechlade Festival holds about you is inaccurate or not complete, you have the right to ask us to rectify it. If that data has been passed to a third party with your consent or for legal reasons, then we must also ask them to rectify the data.
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  • The right to object – Data subjects have the right to object to Lechlade Festival processing their data even if it is based on our legitimate interests.
  • The right to withdraw consent – If you have given us your consent to process your data but change your mind later, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, and Lechlade Festival must stop processing your data.
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Changes to Our Privacy Notice

Lechlade Festival may change this notice from time to time in the future. Any such changes will be posted here and, where appropriate, notified to you in writing. We advise you to check back frequently to see any updates or changes.

April 2018.

We're honoured and delighted to have won a clutch of prestigious awards, been nominated annualy for local and national awards and for the fantastic feedback from our wonderful festival goers. 

Here's a selection of our successes.

cotswolds awards 2018 Vote 180x180 FLBC 2017
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FLBC Awards 2015 2 image Chris Roberts TourismAward2015
Tourism Event of the Year Bronze 2014 Copy FLBC Awards 2014
20140430 143225 CAA photoshoot PS print





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