Workshops: Meadow

Wychwood Festival workshops—entertainment

Remember your childhood days when you and your best friend attempted to talk through two tin cans attached to a string? Or when your children make beautiful music with your home cutlery? Well you can experience this all over again and more at Wychwood this summer if you take the opportunity to explore Meadow!

Meadow is an area of hands on activities, offering an amazing array of entertainment, from interactive music sessions to learning about ecology with Sex, Bugs and Rock and Roll or even some brilliant balancing with Slacklining!

Simon Chainey Fire Show

Simon Chainey Fire Show

Simon’s solo show is visually stunning, combining fire, music and comedy to give a real wow factor. Simon Chainey is an accomplished performer based in Bournemouth. Several years ago Simon turned his love of circus skills from a hobby into a full time profession by founding FLAME, a group of performers specialising in high-energy fire shows.

More recently Simon has diversified into street performing and uses his incredible skill and stage presence to great effect.

RU Slacklining

RU Slacklining

Ru-Slack will be providing you with a chance to try the balance craze ‘Slacklining’. A little like a tightrope but only wider and with the bounce of a trampoline, there is no end to the amount of fun to be had, they might even throw in a little performance if you ask nicely enough!

Ru-Slack is a social enterprise with the aim of creating social capital by developing and educating people through the medium of Slacklining. Since being founded in 2012, Ru-Slack have introduced over 25,000 people to the sport in 11 countries; from the UK to the UAE.

Wardrobe Of Infinite Possibilities Street Theatre

Wardrobe Of Infinite Possibilities Street Theatre

Come on into Narnia, the wacky, esoteric world inside The Wardrobe. A wonderfully surreal experience that not only provides endless dressing up opportunities but interactive fun with your companions too. A collaboration between local party organsiers, Cotswold Party and Mr Brown's Pig, this surreal and esoteric interactive dress-up booth provides not only humour and entertainment but transports you to a bygone-era of the bizarre, also featuring music-hall cabaret.

Your hosts for the day are Madame Janinka, Harvey Wallbanger, Ruby Moodwarmer and Bertrand Xavier.

Samba Performance

Samba Performance

Brazilian Carnival Drumming performance from Olá Samba Bateria. David Walter founded Olá Samba in 2011 and teaches weekly classes in Cirencester and Cheltenham, open to all, as well as bringing the joy of Brazilian carnival drumming to schools and businesses.

The Amazing Growing Thing-A-Me-Jig

The Amazing Growing Thing-A-Me-Jig

Come and help build a massive amazing colourful structure! Suitable for all ages. Klare & the gang have been and adding colour to festivals for years: making all sorts of structures, running kids workshops and decorating with flags and bunting!

Face Painting

Face Painting

Ade the Face Painting Fairy will be in the Kid’s Zone for a few hours each day providing free face painting. Ade creates amazing designs for boys and girls so you can be a princess or a pirate—or a pirate princess!

Clay Modelling

Clay Modelling

Have a go at inventing and modelling your own magical monster from clay at this year’s Wonderful Wychwood Festival! Use your imagination to create the most horrible haggard heffalump or maybe just a model of your scariest teacher! Open to all ages this is a lovely workshop where you can let you imagination run wild!

Sex & Bugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll and Wychwood.

British Ecological Society

Sex & Bugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll returns to Wychwood, to share the science of ecology with festival-goers. We are a team of early career researchers and want to share our passion for the natural world with you! Stop by to say ‘Hi’ and play some of our fantastic games! Come and play our famous ‘Whose poo?’, or how about a spot of ‘Pin the Parasite’, or ‘Pollinator Top Trumps’?

Our tent is fun, creative space where everyone can explore ecology, no matter how big or small!