The Out of the Ordinary Festival (OOtO) is a great small family friendly festival (which I hope to attend as it takes place between Brighton and Eastbourne near Green Parent HQ). It is held over three days days to celebrate the autumn equinox from 23-25 Sept.
Again, like many of the festivals I’ve been blogging about recently, there is a lovely focus on the family and the The Willowisp Family Area provides a safe and inspiring area for kids and their parents. There are areas for free play, workshops throughout the day and opportunities to make new friends and get involved in the parade or play new instruments.
The site is divided into elemental areas, each with a special focus. Fire has it’s own special arena where you can see explosive fire shows and cabaret performances as well as learning a trick or two with some circus skills and fire-poi lessons!
Water has its own dedicated project which aims to remind us that we are guardians of the planet and have the power to heal it. According to their gloriously colourful website outoftheordinaryfestival.com, “Avalon Rising will be presenting inspirational talks from spirituality, astronomy to astrology with some of the world’s leading authorities on Earth Grids, Egyptology, Dowsing, Earth Energies, Mayan Dreamtime, Shamanism, Superfoods, Cymatics, Earth Grids, Lawful Rebellion, Earth Mysteries, Consciousness, Sacred Geometry, Ancient Knowledge and so much more.”. Plenty to keep you busy then!!
The Earth Wisdom arena was founded by Susan Hall and this year she has put together a wide range of arts and crafts fun for the whole family in the Eco Area, including including Reiki, Bushcraft, Herbal Medicine, Munay-Ki, Tarot, Animal Communication and Ceremonial Practice workshops.
Air is all about the music. With bands such as System 7, Zubzub, Orchid-Star, Vital, Transformer and many, many more. The focus is not only on fabulously relaxing and euphoric music, but also making it, through the presence of Urban Sedated Records which is a UK based fair trade record label specializing in all forms of Reggae, Dub and Roots music from around the world. The Urban Sedated crew are bringing some of their own world class artists. As an emerging Community Interest Company (not for profit), all money raised goes back into the community to create more access to the Arts and have a positive impact on individuals accessing services.
So if you fancy celebrating the Autumn Equinox with something a little different, get your tickets here.
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