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Ugly mugs and scandalous secrets at Secret Garden Party

The CALMzone Tea and Secrets tent made a triumphant return to the sun-soaked Secret Garden Party last weekend.

Huntingdon was blessed with four days of sunshine, silliness and banging tunes last weekend, as thousands gathered together for what Eddy Temple-Morris calls “the best four days of the year”. CALM welcomed hedonistic (and hungover) Gardeners into our Tea & Secrets tent to relax and unwind, serving up thousands of free cups of tea and and a mountain of biscuits, as well as the opportunity to chill out over a game of Scrabble.



The CALM tent offered a welcome time-out from the madness. Gardeners learnt about CALM, had a chat with our volunteers and had the chance to anonymously share their deepest secrets and proudest moments on CALM’s Wall Of Secrets, which showcased a variety of confessions and memories from the sad and sublime to the ridiculous.




Once the revellers had drank their fill and bared all we snapped their ugly mugs for  a ‘Dept of CALM’ mugshot. See all mugshots in our special CALMzone SGP gallery >

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Thanks to CALM stalwart Graham and the crew over at Secret FM, the good CALM message was broadcasted across the whole site between comic skits and guest DJs, making sure everyone knew where to find their free tea.



It was easily one of our favourite SGPs yet and we couldn’t have done it without the hard work and dedication of an awesome team of volunteers – a huge thank you to Graham, Hannah (check her full gallery of photos below), Paul (also on photo duty), Matt, Evie, Dora, Mac, Andrew, Amra, Tom, Rachel and Natalie.



We’d also like to say thanks to BMB, Yorkshire Tea and Tic-Tac for their generosity and support, and a massive well done and thank you to Freddie Fellowes and Eddy Temple-Morris for inviting us and organising such an excellent party.

See you next year Gardeners…




Full photo gallery

CALM x SGP 2016

All photos credit: Hannah Goodwin

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