All-Star Big Band
Saturday and Sunday 10.00 – 11.30
Monday rehearsal 09.30 – 10.30
The world renowned All-Star Big Band is back featuring all the most up-and-coming folk talent – yes, that’s you! So whatever and however you play, come and make some seriously spectacular sounds with Matt, Harriet, Tim and Jared. *progressive workshop*
Funky Junk Percussion
Saturday and Sunday 13.00 – 14.00
Monday rehearsal 10.45 – 11.45
Create a cacophony of awesomeness with dustbin lids, car wheels, drain pipes and scrap metal. Junk Percussion (aka The Scrap Heap Challenge) will leave you upbeat and buzzing. You can learn to play the clank-a-phone, bat-phone and the chain gang; this is music like you’ve never heard it before! *progressive workshop*
Saturday and Sunday 11.45 – 12.45
Create your own circus! Learn how to make lots of different circus equipment including juggling balls, hula hoops, poi and devil sticks. *give it a go*
Saturday and Sunday 15:30 – 16:00
A drop in opportunity to put your newly made circus equipment to the test, try out a new skill or get expert help with mastering something you’re finding tricky! *give it a go*
Style it out
Friday 14.15 – 15.15
Saturday and Sunday 14.00 – 15.00
Feeling in need of a style revamp? That favourite t-shirt looking tired? Come along to the textile surgery and put some pizzazz back into your wardrobe. Bring along any old garment or cushion cover or style up a Refolkus t-shirt (subject to availability) with dying, printmaking, appliqué, embroidery and remodelling. *give it a go*
Friday 12.30 – 13.30
Saturday and Sunday 17.30 – 18.30
Monday 15.00 – 16.00
We’ve all got our fingers crossed for an Indian summer, but even if the clouds prevail, we’ll be making the most of it as the beautiful eastern art of Mehndi comes to the Reef. Check out what this fabulous body art is all about and create your own unique designs using natural henna pastes. N.B. This is a super popular workshop and places will be limited per session. You can sign up for sessions over the weekend from 12.30pm on Friday at the first henna workshop. *give it a go*
Saturday and Sunday 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 16:30
For one year only, we’re excited to offer our dare-devil circus workshops to family groups! Bring along a responsible adult(!) and try balancing with your Granny, hanging upside down with your Uncle Dave or climbing with your cousin. Who’ll be the best?! *give it a go*
Put your balance to the test on the mighty slackline. Slacklining is an extreme balance sport that stems from tightrope walking. Relying on your agility, stability and focus, just try to make it across the line or give some tricks a go, it’s up to you!
Try your hand (your arms, legs and feet) at an 800 year-old tradition! The Chinese pole requires strength and agility – can you channel your inner warrior and learn some tricks?
Feeling daring? Here’s your chance to “fly through the air with the greatest of ease” and discover your inner acrobat with Organised Kaos Youth Circus. Test your balance, grace, coordination, agility and courage out with a range of aerial skills such as static trapeze, silks, corde lisse and aerial hoop on Organised Kaos’s epic aerial rig under the watchful eye of their highly skilled aerialists
Monday 12.30 – 13.00 on the Village Stage
Don’t miss the Big Band and Junk percussion performances on the Village Stage!
Please note: workshops marked *progressive workshop* will be leading to a performance on Monday afternoon and so priority will be given to participants who attend from the first session on Saturday. Workshops marked *give it a go* are open to anyone to drop in (subject to maximum numbers). A sign-up list will be used for henna and other workshops when they are full – sign up will be available at the start of the first workshop and throughout the weekend.