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  • tomexeter
    more stewarding opportunities for working at festivals
    the section here talks about Oxfam and DC Site Services... there is another really great stewarding organisation (who I work for!) called Green Stewards and we have a big range of stewarding opportunites - some paid and some voluntary - if you want to work at festivals then please go to www<dot>greenstewards<dot>com or look us up on Facebook

    (sorry it won't let me post links)
    • freightexec2009
    • By freightexec2009 27th May 10, 12:52 PM
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    Working at festivals is highly recommended, I stumbled across some work at one the the Gatecrasher Summer Sound Ststem Festivals a few years back behind a bar (although i was praying I wasn't in the RnB tent) and I was happily dancing along to Tall Paul, Seb Fontaine and Mauro Picotto DJing whilst serving many bottles of water. I should have been paid for it, but for some reason i didn't - and it's the one job I didn't mind doing for free. The hours are long, but if you are very lucky like i was you will love every minute of it Left Stoke at around mid-day and travelled down to the site, returned the following day at about 10am!! Very tiring but a great experience!!
    There are no dates for the summer sound system this year (apparently) but there is still Creamfields and Global Gathering which you can contact to see if they need people!!

    Go and do it folks, you'll have a blast!!
    Originally posted by Jinxed
    Something I want to do! But finding it hard to get involved without paying any kind of deposit first and foremost, how did you go about it?
  • tomexeter
    Something I want to do! But finding it hard to get involved without paying any kind of deposit first and foremost, how did you go about it?
    Originally posted by freightexec2009
    you'll pretty much always have to pay a deposit - that is the organisers' guarantee that you'll actually turn up and work, rather than just arrive get your wristband and then disappear!

    you do get your deposit back at the end, as long as you do your shifts of course...
  • ilkamedia
    Celebrating Sanctuary London 13 June 10 - Celebrating the Art of Refugee Communities
    Celebrating Sanctuary London 2010
    Celebrating the Art of Refugee Communities in the UK
    Sunday, 13 June 2010, 2 - 7pm
    Bernie Spain Gardens, Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 (next to Oxo Tower Wharf), train/tube: Blackfriars, Southwark, Waterloo
    Media partner: fRoots Magazine

    Communities represented: Afghanistan – Armenia - Bosnia Herzegovina - Cape Malay (South Africa) – Chile – China - D R Congo – Iran – Iraq – Nigeria – Serbia - Sierra Leone – Somalia – Sudan – Tibet - West Indies (Grenada, Guayana, Trinidad)

    Celebrating Sanctuary London, the annual free festival which celebrates the art of refugee communities in the UK, is back with a profusion of new talent across its three stages, pulsating with the sounds of live music, the flow of the spoken word, the sizzle of food and the rhythms of dance. Come and savour the cultural fruits of sanctuary at this unique event which launches Refugee Week: 14 – 20 June 2010. This year’s festival focuses on the current hot spots in the world where conflict and oppression is forcing people to flee: Iraq, Afghanistan, Tibet, Somalia and Congo.

    Our Iraqi Yurt is a non-stop whirl of Iraqi contemporary culture, brought to you by BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy, whose prot!g!, oud virtuoso Khyam Allami, has curated a programme filled with musicians, including himself, the Attab Haddad Quartet, Kurdish ensemble Arya, along with writers, playwrights and poets, performances, discussions and workshops. World Routes presenter Lucy Duran will be hosting the afternoon.

    From Afghanistan: virtuoso tabla player Yusuf and his inspirational new musical project connecting the musical styles of the Baluchistan region from Qwaali to Afghani Pop via Persian Kharabati.
    From Tibet: the wonderful singer Soname, who endured a childhood in servitude in Chinese occupied Lhasa, separated from her parents and without education, freedom and family life. Aged sixteen she fled with a group of monks across the Himalayas. Her new CD, Natural Mind, will be out soon.
    From Somalia: Multi-talented Dhalad Iska (‘Dhalad’ means ‘native and real’ in Somali), a Londoner via Somalia about to hit the world every which way- as a rapper and singer/songwriter.
    Representing Congo: Ruby + The Vines – a wild, hot and about to happen new trio takes indie by the scruff of the neck and mixes vocalist/bassist Binise’s Congolese roots with Miriam Makeba covers, guitar stylings from all over Africa, Jamaica and the UK with in-your-face rock.
    Plus more music from festival headliners Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars as well as Amira Kheir, Duong Yang, Cevanne, Maambena, Marcina Arnold, Woven Gold, DuoPaprika, Tea Hodzic and World of Sevdah; Spoken Word from Patrick Neate, Chris Cleave, Malika Booker, Chika Unigwe and Prince Abdi.

    There will also be workshops/activities for children, a chance to experience a Refugee Tent (supplied by UNHCR), as well as a multitude of stalls selling dishes and drinks from all over the world. Lamees Ibrahim, author of The Iraqi Cook book, will demonstrate some of her recipes, while members of Sowing Seeds, the Refugee Council’s Hounslow-based community allotment project, will be on hand for more cooking demos, recipes and produce…and maybe some gardening tips.
    • SplashWellyKid
    • By SplashWellyKid 5th Jun 10, 1:05 PM
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    Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre, Brockley SE4, 19/6/10
    This annual free fayre has been running for 35 years and attracts several thousand people from around South East London. It's run by the local conservation society:


    SATURDAY 19th JUNE, 2010
    12noon-5pm, Hilly Fields, Brockley, LONDON SE4 1QA

    ATTRACTIONS: Dog Show, Shotokan Karate, Xtreme Falconry Birds of Prey, Salsa Vida, Tug o’war, Farm Animals, Land Train, Bouncy Slide & Dome, Children’s Rides, Rodeo Sheep, Craft & Bric-a-brac, Tea Tent with Homemade Cakes, Coconut Shy, Barbecue and lots of other refreshments.

    COMPETITIONS: Bring your entries on the day
    CAKE DECORATING - Theme: ‘Bugs & Minibeasts’ - U12’s and 12 & over
    VEGETABLE MODELLING (any theme) - U12’s
    PHOTOGRAPHY - Theme: ‘Wheels in the Park’ - All Ages
    ART (any medium) A4 size only - Theme: ‘Summer Sundaes’ - U12’s and12 & over

    Run by the Brockley Society:

    Full details on their poster.
    Last edited by SplashWellyKid; 05-06-2010 at 2:04 PM. Reason: Corrected poster link
    • SplashWellyKid
    • By SplashWellyKid 5th Jun 10, 1:48 PM
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    Hastings Old Town Carnival Week, 31/7 - 7/8/10
    Hastings Old Town Carnival Week has been running in this seaside town since 1968.

    Attractions include:
    • Official Opening - Sat 31st July
    • Hastings Old Town Pram Race - Wed 4th Aug
    • Grand Carnival Procession 2010 - Sat7th Aug
    • Music, performances, guided walks and much more.

    Further details will be available on the website.
    • SplashWellyKid
    • By SplashWellyKid 5th Jun 10, 1:58 PM
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    Hastings Week, 11 - 19/10/10
    Hastings Day, the 944th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, is 14th October.

    This year's Hastings Week will be 11th - 19th October in the South Coast seaside town.

    Usual attractions include music, parades, markets, exhibitions, guided walks, Best-Dressed Window Competition, £10.66 Meal Deals and a grand finale of bonfire & fireworks display.

    For further details see the website.
    • mrbrightside842
    • By mrbrightside842 21st Jun 10, 7:45 PM
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    The Whitehaven Festival is being held this weekend
  • VikiKirklees
    Free festival in West Yorkshire
    Every year Kirklees Council puts on a big 2 day free festival in either Dewsbury or Huddersfield. We always have big name pop stars and lots of other things going on.

    This year Festival in the Park is in Dewsbury on 17 and 18 July. We've got magic of motown on the Saturday night and then pop stars Gabriella Cilmi, Roll Deep and Eliza Doolittle on the Sunday aswell as loads of other local and world music acts, street theatre and children's activities.

    It's always a great weekend and worth checking out - find out more by going to the Kirklees Council website and searching Festival in the Park.
    • Hotspur
    • By Hotspur 12th Jul 10, 7:30 PM
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    Leamington Latin Festival
    17 and 18 July in Leamington Spa. Further details
  • iceband
    Sadly, the Mozzfest event that's listed on the map page has had to be cancelled due to complications with the licencing.

    I only know this because we were scheduled to play. They're still hoping it will go ahead, with a date change (31st July) but it's unlikely
  • harrymilo
    Liverpool Samba Carnival this Saturday evening
    A fantastic night of music and dancing, the biggest Samba Carnival outside of Rio!!
    Saturday 17th July, 8.30pm start at Cambridge Street ending at Chinese Arch one and a half hours later. Liverpool city centre.
    come along and have a great time!!
  • Anarcholoko
    Ventnor Fringe Festival on the Isle Of Wight.
    The Ventnor Fringe Festival is a modern pilgrimage. An open arts festival dedicated to celebrating the power of art through performance, practice and participation.
    The Festival will take place over four days in locations encompassing the quirky town of Ventnor, from parks to basements, churches to courtyards, all will play host to artists in disciplines as diverse as spoken word, film, music and theatre. The Festival will run from the 11th - 14th August 2010 to coincide with the 121st Ventnor Carnival celebrations and is an open arts festival in which artists from any discipline and from any location in the world can take part in, performing and experimenting with their work, networking and developing new skills and ideas.
    Discover a secret speakeasy, learn to play the piano in the street, take part in one of the first carnivals in the UK, join in a debate on the future of art or catch a film under the stars. Anything is possible. Lots of free stuff.
    • simonearly
    • By simonearly 14th Jul 10, 9:04 AM
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    Seaford Live! 2010
    3rd Sep - 12th Sep

    Seaford Live!® is back in September 2010 for a third year with its music & arts festival. Promising to be bigger and better than before it will be hosting events including music from bands and performers, exhibitions, theatre, dance, family days and much more from the local area and beyond.

    Free to enter, free to play (with some ticket items, but not many) over 50 bands/acts will be playing throughout the festival. Please see our facebook page (seafordlive) and join the group if you'd like to be informed of updates,venues,bands etc

    We are currently in the process of booking acts and venues and will be publishing the line up shortly.
  • mrfrostie
    Bristol balloon fiesta
    Huge mass ascent of Balloons in a lovely setting Ashton Court Estate -plenty of things to do on the ground and an appearance by The Red Arrows car park £6 admission free
    this year its 12th-15th August
    • davon
    • By davon 14th Jul 10, 10:37 AM
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    Feedom Festival (Hull)
    11 -12 Sept in Hull (East Yorkshire)

    The freedom festival has been running in Hull since 2008 and has now been deisgnated an anual event. It is a free festival, and anyone is welcome to attend.

    The pilot Freedom event took place in Hull on Saturday 30 August 2008 and it was a great success attracting about 30,000 visitors.

    Free activities included street theatre, dance performances, live music and a ‘silent disco’ which took place in Queens Gardens, Queen Victoria Square and Trinity Square.

    The event followed on from the successful Wilberforce Weekender in 2007 as part of the Wilberforce 2007 year - a commemoration of the abolition of the slave trade with 2009’s festival also marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Wilberforce.

    Hull's most famous son - William Wilberforce - was a leading light of the anti-slavery movement and the city's involvement with modern human rights issues continues today through the work of the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation.

    The event in 2009 ran from Friday 11 September to Sunday 13 September and was bigger, and better, than 2008s pilot event.
    The weekend of activity saw the city centre come to life in -
    • Queen's Gardens - Live music and activities on Saturday and Sunday plus the two fountain bars
    • Humber Quays - Live pop acts on Saturday and the start of the Clipper 2009-10 Round the World Yacht Race on Sunday
    • Jazz in the Boatshed - Hull's hugely popular Jazz festival will feature as part of the Freedom Festival celebrations this year. Saturday and Sunday
    • Queen Victoria Square - A link-up with the BBC's Last Night of the Proms, live from the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday
    • Fruit Market - Thursday, Friday and Saturday saw French company lit up the streets with fire installations, to the sounds of DJs and artists,
    The dates for the 2010 festival are given as 11 - 12 September, but at this time none of the acts have been confirmed.
  • deemanz
    spondon village festival
    free carnival / festival live band stage etc all details on website free entrance all childrens / teenagers rides only £1 beer tent belly dancers folk music rock music pop etc good mixture see website and come and have a great day parking £1 per car all day the website is spondon village festival .co .uk all details on there
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 14th Jul 10, 4:14 PM
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    Skegness SO festival 2010
    July 22nd-25th 2010 Skegness, Lincolnshire

    Many events are free including street theatre, street art, different dance types,giant inflatable puppets, fireworks etc.
    Some events are free but have limited numbers so they are ticketed- get them from the Embassy Theatre.

    Here is full page colour flyer with all the details, times etc
  • small
    Christchurch Carnival
    Christchurch Carnival
    Sat 14th - Sun 15th Aug

    Join us in Christchurch, Dorset. Carnival procession on Saturday 14th with fireworks in the evening. Family entertainment across the 2 days. Raising funds for good causes in Christchurch.
  • shanebets
    Bull Bay Folk Music Festival
    Start Time:
    Thursday, 29 July 2010 at 13:00
    End Time:
    Monday, 02 August 2010 at 11:00
    Bull Bay Hotel, Amlwch Anglesey


    The Bull Bay Hotel is proud to announce the 3rd annual Bull Bay Music Festival

    Schedule of events and names to be confirmed next week but for now this is the idea:

    Thursday 29th July – early bird session in the bar
    Friday 30th July – Bands in the bar plus sessions
    Saturday 31st July – Bands in the bar in the afternoon plus sessions
    Sunday 1st August – Session afternoon and evening
    Monday 2nd August- Campers to clear field by 11am

    Search for 'Bull Bay Music Festival' on Facebook for up to date details
    Last edited by shanebets; 14-07-2010 at 11:48 PM.
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