Aug 08, 10:38
Jul 23, 16:50
Jun 20, 14:44
Rumba based piece with Rumi poem inspired lyrics. MundoGira @ Colourfest . Big thanks to all dancers and organisers !!!
Jun 17, 15:02
you guys rock xxx Be moved.... move with us. Creating a little bit of AcroYoga magic in St Giles House! The video was filmed by Luke Albert, a stunning lifestyle film maker/photographer. Performed by Eugene Vegan Butcher & Pip Elysium. About the house: Shaftesbury Esate, a beautiful 5000 acre area of grass, woodland and trees surrounding this 500 year old mansion called St Giles House. the dominant presence in this room were without doubt the 8 huge portraits hanging on the walls. the biggest portrait was the 1st Earl of Shaftsbury.. a philosopher who was very influential in the Enlightenment period of philosophy and most well known for introducing the notion that we have and intrinsic sense of right and wrong.. he helped form the first political party called "the wigs" to stop the King\Royal Family being able to do what ever they liked in terms of taxing people etc.. his work also had a big influence on the declaration of independence The 1st Earl of Shaftbury's right hand man was John Locke a physician and another philosopher regarded as one of the most influential enlightenment thinkers.. A few quotes from John Locke: "We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us" "New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common" "I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts." "There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men." "No man's knowledge here can go beyond experience" "What worries you, masters you" John Locke also lived at St Giles House and arranged the education, marriages and of the children and grandchildren of 1st Earl.. one such grandchild was the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury.. who became a social reformer and philanthropist.. who did a lot of work for child poverty.. he dedicated his life to reforming laws to stop children being used for dangerous jobs, like being sent down mines, made to climb up chimneys and in factories etc.. he died at a young age due to the fact he had spent so much time in the same dangerous environments as the children he was trying to help which took its toll on his health.. ------- Music was also composed by a local artist in Devon called Matthew Bailey.
Jun 10, 16:01
Courtesy of a beautiful photographer Roy James Shakespeare ( click the link not the picture ) https://issuu.com/velvetrooms/docs/colour_fest_2016_
Jun 10, 15:59
Courtesy of a beautiful photographer..... Thanks Roy James Shakespeare ( click the link not the image ) https://issuu.com/velvetrooms/docs/colour_fest_2016_
Jun 04, 23:41
oh my !!! just the most beautiful gathering.....
Jun 02, 06:45
Colourfest 2016 officially OPEN... Its been an amazing journey to prepare this space for our 5th Gathering. Its looking just beautiful and we have such an array of treats. Our crew have been superb, working until late... now a hot shower and a cup of tea.
Jun 01, 11:27
If anyone would like to book a room in the Village during Colourfest then please look at www.allhallowsfarmhouse.co.uk as there is some availability left.
May 30, 22:44
Immense second day..... its all looking good.... beautiful l in fact.... an amazing team spirit and help from the usual suspects.... x
May 28, 21:42
And so it begins... day 1... fixing road signs and emptying our garages, lofts and stripping our house of everything that could possibly be of use ....
May 28, 17:50
I have an early bird ticket for re-sale plus parking 130.... anyone need one ?
May 28, 16:55
Earth Dances ~ Light your inner fire! With Denise Rowe and Omer Makessa Denise Rowe is passionate about the power of dance and movement to unlock the potency of who we really are. Denise is a dance and movement artist and facilitator with over 15 years experience leading transformative workshops around the world. Her work emerges from a creative movement practice and an intimacy with body, landscape, spirit and rhythm. Denise is associate lecturer in dance at University of Plymouth and director of 'Earth Dances', running a programme of workshops, classes, retreats, camps and ongoing groups in the UK and Zimbabwe. Denise also works as a solo artist on various cross-genre performance collaborations including the She Who Walks project and with the band Ombiviolum. Denise has trained in African dance in Zimbabwe, Senegal, Ghana, Gambia, Cameroon and the UK. She has completed 3 years training in non-stylised & environmental movement with Helen Poynor, and has 2 years contemporary dance training. Denise is also a student of Shiatsu, Aikido and women’s shamanism with The Sacred Trust. In 2012 Denise was awarded an ADAD Trailblazers Champions bursary in recognition of her work in the field of Dance of the African Diaspora. "There is a teacher present in all things She is with you at every moment Eternal, patient, forged from forgiveness and love She speaks a language your being understands Expressing herself in life’s many forms Listen... She breathes" Denise Rowe BA (Oxon) Dance and movement artist
May 28, 11:02
THE SITE BUILD BEGINS... so all looking good.... with fair weather on the promise and a great fire with friends last night.... off we go x
May 27, 08:26
One Full festival ticket up for resale for £130. Reply to the thread if you'd like it.
May 25, 08:37
DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE led by Emma Relph with devotional guitarist Rashid Sacred Songdances with mantric melodies and meditative movements. Moving in a circle, with simple rhythmic steps, we share the graceful gestures of the heart and unite our voices in praise of the One. Come and meet each other deeply in the Dance. These Dances of Universal Peace emerged out the late sixties in San Francisico when an extraordinary mystic holy man known as Sufi Sam, a Jewish man who studied Kabbalah and was a teacher of both Zen and Sufism received his vision of people all over the world, from all different faiths and religious backgrounds , dancing together in circles, sharing joyfyully in the spirit and essence of the Divine which lies at the heart of every tradition. We will share dances honouring, Amida Buddha, Jesus, Mary, Tara, Krishna, Shiva etc.
May 25, 08:29
For all you movement lovers........ Exploring internal and external landscape in dance A creative movement and conscious dance workshop in Woodland Space. Led by Jana Bitterova. We will explore relationship between surrounding landscape and our internal landscape – our body. We will explore shapes, textures, colours, feelings and movements of the surrounding nature and we will transform it into movement expressions. We will observe nature to understand better our own movement. We will enjoy the meeting of the external landscape with our internal landscape in our dance. I am looking forward to dance & move with you in the fresh air :-) On this workshop, you can: – Learn about functioning of the human body in accordance with ourselves and with the external world. – Create a playful dance as well as meditative movement. – Explore the tools available and be surprised what your body say to you. – Enjoy spontaneous compositions created by your dance in landscape. – Discover your potential for the full movement expression and experience the movement as a source of pure joy! The content of the workshops is a blend of knowledge from the body-mind techniques such as New Dance and Contemporary Dance, Improvisation and Contact Improvisation, Release Technique, Body Mind Centering, and Experiential Anatomy. It is also informed by Shiatsu practice, holistic understanding of the body and love of nature.
May 24, 22:41
one early bird full ticket up for re-sale..... comment here and its yours x
May 22, 17:31
Drawing amongst shadows - Alison SummersBell Drawing amongst shadows - Alison SummersBell Alison is a freelance visual artist whose work stems from enquiry , respect and love for earth and its ecology. Her practice incorporates drawing, print, installation and digital work. This drawing activity uses shadow as the basis for collaborative group and individual drawings; it is about observation and experiencing the moment, responding to the natural environment. From impermanent moments of changing light and sunshine we will just enjoy the process of shadow drawing and see what evolves!
May 21, 07:31
Last chance.... Share the program to be in with a chance of winning 2 free tickets. Not so early Bird also extended. Both close midnight 22nd May. Gates open in 13 days!
May 20, 20:40
Lush, deep, ecstatic, healing folktronica - Organic electronic beats & dub basslines created live on the spot, mixing with trancey keyboard pads, intricate Acoustic folky guitar, & Shamanic drums - weaving around Bob's songs of hope, peace & change. Bob has been making waves of late around the world with his conscious songs, and he is joined by electronic wiz Will Softmore on this exciting collaboration. 'Achieving that killer combination of being simultaneously chilled and hugely uplifting, this is the kind of music where your body often decides to dance before you’ve given the go-ahead. Baloo the bear would be cross-eyed and shuffling in a trance to much of this – and I’m with the bear. ' Harry Glass, The Guardian. Bob Hillary & The Massive Mellow.