The Hang Out Space Intercultural Roots have taken over the Café at The Place, re-naming it the Hang Out Space for the duration of the Festival. The Hang Out Space is where participants register and sign in at the beginning of each day. Our lovely volunteers from East 15 School of Acting will be on hand to answer any questions or help with general enquiries.
On Friday the Festival Opening “Flags and Dance” will commence outside The Place, then lead the audience into the building and through to the Hang Out Space. Arrive in good time to see the huge, beautifully decorated flags created by Otavio Avancini! An introduction by Alex Boyd (founder of Intercultural Roots) and Andrea Manciel (Health & WELLth Artistic Director) will welcome everyone to the Festival and give an insight into the festival’s creation.
Over the 3 days the Hang Out Space will be the place to see artwork, film and performances, including a “Fun Raiser” on Friday, and “Red Dress” on Saturday. Go along to one of the talks, network with other participants or just chillax! It will be one of the spaces for our Saturday New York multi-studio party, with DJ and dancing and on Sunday the Closing & Reflections event will close out the festival.Food and drinks are available to purchase in the Café. The theatre bar will also be open for drinks in the evenings. Enjoy!
For Hang Out Space events please see details under Friday / Saturday / Sunday below.
Friday's tickets are available for purchase. See details for the event schedule...
This rich blend of workshop sessions and events form the heart of the festival. The central Café ‘Hangout’ is a community Festival space where there will be music, singing, performances, talks and time to eat, drink and ‘chillax’. Other sessions will take place in the dance studios and a day ticket will give you access to all of this (excludes Masterclasses & Symposium).
From the giant flags of the opening ceremony to the small-and-perfectly-formed solo performances in the Hang Out Space we have something for everyone. There’s art work, music, singing and lots of new people to meet. Whether you’re feeling energetic or want a quieter experience it’s all here!
You’ll have a warm welcome every day from our wonderful volunteers and be free to participate in a wide range of workshops, take part in discussions, watch performances or just enjoy being part of this hub of activity.
There are sessions in contemporary dance, theatre, choreography, physical theatre, devising, contact improvisation, creative labs, singing, sound, tai chi, Pilates, qigong, yoga, mental health and wellbeing, ecstatic dance, burlesque, cabaret, live music, DJ and party.
What is Embodied Practice?
The Health & WELLth festival offers you a unique opportunity to participate in a hugely diverse range of body-mind-spirit ‘embodied practices’ that have huge health, wellbeing, artistic and educational benefits.
Sounds great! But what IS an embodied practice? It is the experience you have of your body as perceived from within. It’s thinking done physically! It can be yoga, dance, Pilates – anything where you experience the body with higher than normal awareness or concentration.