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.
With the welcome return of Walk the Lines Storytelling the younger Willow Peeps will be involved in as many stories and adventures as can be told in one weekend. From Pirates to Dragon Slayers, drawing and painting out their dreams and running wild in our safe festival arena with balloon swords and pirate hats crafted from recycled card and paper.
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/
Children's Vintage Fairground
The Children's Vintage Fairground has proven vary popular over the years and returns this year adding more colour and children's joyful entertainment for T'Other Field. Come and join us for our fun-filled family friendly festival!
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.
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!
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.
The Hula Hoop Hootenanny
Foxwood Panyard Steel Band
Steve Elliott and Iota LittleGiants
LittleGiants are laughter machines, created to be worn and danced in our Sunday parade. The figures follow the European folk carnival tradition and are inspired by popular culture, the ridiculous and the comic.
At Willowman festival Steve will be helping festival goers make masks, hats, a Willowman LittleGiant, large scale dreamcatchers and sky-writers to use in a grand parade on the Sunday. We will also have the LittleGiants, masks and drums for you to try on, play and photograph over the weekend.
Working with young people we'll be bringing fun and sunshine to Willowman! Inner sunshine will be showing everyone how easy it is to enjoy yoga through play, stories, games, relaxation and imagination.
There will be mindful craft activities too. Over the last few years we've entertained families in the festival scene as bringing the kids is now the norm. Come play with us!
Walk the lines.....
Walk the Lines brings you the stories of Mark Fraser; dragons, witches, fairies, pirates, giants and a lizard that makes hats. At night the weird and wonderful stories of the deceased Jacob Cracker as he brings to life (slightly) Spooky Tales. Suitable for ages 1 - 101 ish. Come along Saturday to create a story in the workshop and hear your tale on sunday. Help search for the dragon egg and find the treasure on sunday, Always remember, "Tomorrow is another story."