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 you can register, sign in and see the schedule for each day.
On Friday the Festival will open with “Flags and Dance” followed by a welcome to the festival by Alex Boyd (founder of Intercultural Roots) and Andrea Maciel (Health & WELLth Artistic Director). Over the 3 days the Hang Out Space will be the place to see artwork, film and performances. It will be part of Saturday night’s party and on Sunday host the Closing & Reflections event to close the festival. Enjoy!
For Hang Out Space events please see details under Friday / Saturday / Sunday below.
Friday's tickets are available for purchase. See event schedule below (tap on the Hang Out Space or Studio for details)...
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.