This year our popular ever increasing Kids Zone will be even bigger & better!
With the emphasis on giving your children as many free activities as possible so you can relax & have fun with your family. Including a free showing from The Fetch theatre company made possible by Beacon Fest & Hammond Construction who have again generously sponsored us.
This year the Kids Zone will be closed Friday 17th June from 7pm in order to bring you the first ever Beacon Fest Comedy Tent hosted by Flock Comedy with its own bar.
The Kids Zone will be open Saturday 18th June from 12noon but for all our camping early risers there will be a selection of demonstrations & workshops happening in the morning. For up to date info please see our Facebook page and your program on arrival.
Inspired by a traditional Nordic story, East of the Sun, West of the Moon is a spellbinding tale of adventure, mystery and romance featuring a magical white bear, a young girl and a troll:
A young peasant girl leaves the safety of home to travel into the wilderness on the back of a bear who takes her deep into the forest to his home - a beautful ice cave .....
On her journey, can the young girl outwit the hideous troll? Can she enlist the power of the elements and succeed in her mission to fnd happiness with her beloved bear? Beauty and the Beast?, Romeo and Juliet? Our feisty heroine’s adventures take her to a mystical place, east of the sun and west of the moon, a place of dreams, secrets revealed and the end of her quest, her love lost or found?
A tale told without words, the performance is tghtly choreographed to a beautful soundtrack enabling us to explore Nordic music both contemporary and traditonal. The influence of Nordic compositions will appeal to all types of audiences and introduce younger audiences to new musical styles! The rhythms of the music infuence the puppetry, as visual theatre and music weave seamlessly together to create powerful and stunning theatre.
Funny, anarchic, moving and beautful, the story transports audiences as they engage with the puppets and take an emotonal journey with them. The show will be performed by one puppeteer who skilfully animates various spectacular puppets and props in order to create a simple but unforgetable story.
This show has toured throughout the UK and has headlined festvals in Prague and Portugal, receiving high praise and ofen standing ovatons.
Beacon Festival's Kids Zone will be taking part in Save the Children's Den Day on Saturday 18th June. We invite you to come build the most spectacular den to raise money for children who need it, suggested £2 donation please. http://denday.savethechildren.org.uk/about/
Kiddiebeads http://www.kiddiebeads.co.uk/ (small charge for beads).
Hand crafted jewellery made by your child and their friends, suitable for ages 4 yrs & upwards.
Wallingford Capoeira Workshop . "Capoeira is an art combining dance, music and philosophy. Originating from Brazil it is a discipline that exercises the body and mind . Through this discipline you can develop your musicality, physical fitness and improve your confidence. " Mestre Poncianinho
Junk Instruments workshop http://www.thamemusicacademy.com/
Polka Dot Styling - Felting Workshop www.mairjoint.co.uk (small charge for materials)
Books with Little Polly, will have an inspiring selection of Usborne books for sale and will be reading a bedtime story at the evening close of the Kids Zone. http://org.usbornebooksathome.co.uk/littlepolly/
Drumming Workshop -Dunx Drum School http://dunxdrumschool.com/
N.E.I.G.H Vegan cake sale www.neigh.org.uk
Natural horse therapy Enabling Interdependence, Growth & Happiness. NEIGH's aim is to make lives better for both horses and people.
NEIGH is designed to help people achieve their potential, promote their well being, learn new skills and live a fulfilled life.
Watlington PreSchool Cookie Decorating Workshop (small charge).