We’ve been charity partner of the legendary Secret Garden Party for four years, bringing free tea and great chat in a much needed chill-out space. Sadly, this year will be the last ever SGP, but the great news is we’re going out with a bang! Check out what we have lined up to see off this serious party…
TORCH SONGS STAGE
That’s right, we have our own mini-stage. Our Tea & Secrets tent will host intimate half-hour gigs with all kind of artists between 2-6pm on Friday and Saturday. Keeping with the SGP ethos, our line-up is top secret. But keep your eyes peeled on Facebook and Twitter from Friday… Our Torch Songs campaign is all about celebrating the songs we go to when we hit tough points, so we’ll be asking musicians and fellow gardeners to perform and share their own Torch Songs throughout the weekend. Top tunes all round then…
TEA & SECRETS
It wouldn’t be a CALM tent without Tea & Secrets – our chill out space where weary revellers can get cosy, learn about CALM and play a spot of Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit. We’ll be once again asking the crowd to reveal their deepest secrets and proudest moments on our Wall of Secrets, where previous gardeners have divulged their unknowns from the sublime to the ridiculous, as well as passing on some profound and heartfelt messages.
What #Manbaggage are you carrying around? Our case filled with ‘manly’ artifacts (whiskey casks, goalie gloves, console games, extreme hot sauce etc) gets people thinking about the gendered ideas we invest in objects and activities. Celebrate the stuff you’re proud of, ponder why inanimate objects can be masculine or feminine and help us lighten the load by throwing out the stuff that belongs in the past.
We’ll be serving up some messed up dress-up in the our TOURNAMANT! Don the manliest attire and then get those ridiculous jar-opening, firm hand-shaking, goal-scoring, pint-downing boxes ticked and out of the way once and for all in one ultra manly obstacle course. Win your official TOURNAMANT badge and then you’re let loose to roam the festival, and the lands, safe in your unchallengeable masculinity… free to be whoever the you like.
If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket, come find The CALM Zone near the forest and saunas…
Check out the Secret Garden Party website for full lineup details.
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