T’Other Field

There's a whole program of circus skills workshops, Willow Wonky games, healing, drumming workshops, stone balancing, Yoga (for children & adults) and circus skills - T’Other Field is the place to be.

We will also have a full veggie and vegan café where you can indulge in a scrumptious selection of home cooked organic vegetarian, nutritious and delicious food at realistic prices. The menu ranges from authentic Indian spiced chai. All served in real mugs - none of which cost the earth! Served by a family-run crew who are more than eager to offer a smile and spread the happiness.


Smoky Tentacles

We welcome Smoky Tentacles to Willowman this year! Housed in an exclusive Moroccan marquee, Smoky Tentacles is a beautiful and unique chill-out lounge and café, the perfect place for the festival-goer to relax with friends until the small hours. Think comfy rugs, cushions and low slung tables, ambient lighting, oil projections, great tunes and vibes to create one of the most popular spaces on the festival scene.

Serving a staple of fifteen flavours of shisha in traditional Egyptian hookah pipes, you can also enjoy delicious fairly traded teas and coffees from around the globe, freshly made chai, organic soft drinks, amazing breakfasts, gourmet toasties and lush cakes. Check out more at http://www.smokytentacles.com/


Say hello to Vicky!

Willowman are delighted to welcome Vicky who will be coordinating actitvities on the T'Other Field this year. With over 15 years in community arts Vicky will be bringing her experience to curate a wide range of workshops, performances and artists to delight children and family festival-goers.


Fulcrum Circus

Will be appearing in the T'Other Field with multi-disciplinary acrobatic and aerial skills. Fire and glow performing, juggling and stilt walking.


African drumming groups

Amy Cawthorne is a professional drumming teacher and workshop leader who runs her own drum group RAD. They will be performing on the Sunday. Amy will run workshops on Friday and Sunday giving you the chance to be part of your very own drumming troupe!


Art workshops

Morwenna Catt will be running workshops everyday at the festival. She is an internationally exhibiting artist and designer with a specialism in textiles and sculptural textiles. Her work often responds to literary and heritage themes. Morwenna is working on a studio series of 'modern shaman' pieces based on folkloric tales and the threads of DNA that stitch our ancient past to the complexities of our modern lives, creating embroidered totemic creatures, gowns and headdresses.


Sweet Aerobics

When the summer time hits, the Sweet Aerobics team hit the road and begin our tour of bright and beautiful festivals all over the country!

Sweet Aerobics aims to provide a holistic festival experience and can cater to all crowds, whether its sharing a stage with bands such as Maxi Roots, Samson Sounds or the much loved Mr Motivator, we also deliver yoga and aerobics workshops, and crowd participatory games which are a fun and wholesome event for all ages, to transition the morning festivities to riotous evenings of dancing.


Circus Bizercus

Lisa Fallon is a Creative practitioner who works within the community using drama, play and circus skills as a tool to encourage and explore personal and social development. Lisa aims to create safe, engaging spaces where participants feel free to express themselves,experiment and share with one and other. Drama and play are fantastic ways to open up dialogues that question and help us to better understand the world around us while having lots of fun in the process. ”Play is our brain's favourite way of learning”.  Lisa has an impressive pedigree having worked as a Performer/fire dancer and Story Teller for a number of wonderful companies including The Shine Academy, Mother Shiptons Cave, London School Rovereto and Leeds Becket University. Fun in T'Other Field ahoy!



Dave and Krissy will be bringing their swing dance company to Willowman this year. You’ll be able to join them to do the Lindy Hop (a partner dance originating in the dancehalls of 1930s Harlem), the Charleston and some solo strolls. Your teachers have been dancing for ten years and putting on regular lessons and special events across the north. Whether you're a seasoned bopper or a wannabe hopper, come and shake your tail feather with us.


The Hula Hoop Hootenanny

This engaging circus show debuted in 2017 and has performed at festivals and family events across the country. The show has an underlying theme and message being that anyone can achieve. This theme is explored through show stopping hula hoop stunts along with moments of participation and audience engagement. The audience are brought into the spectacle and encouraged to cheer the character on as she takes on fun filled stunts with hula hoops and more. The Hula Hoop Hootenanny is a light-hearted show followed by a short participatory workshop open to all.

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