Look out for...
There are various activities and entertainments that don't fit into our regular programme. Have a look below and keep an eye out for them!
Look out below! Keep an eye out for Nenedhel Absynthium, stilt walker extraordinaire.
Nenedhel has been training and performing various circus arts for a few years now, and has a special love of Ariel Arts like silks, trapeze, cloud swing and Ariel net. Recently, she’s also started training in contortion and other ground-based acts.
She works for CircusMash as a costumer and performer and has performed at many events, such as Dubs in the Middle. At Pagan Pride UK, she’ll be donning her stilts and walking amongst our guests in one of her fantastical costumes. You can also catch her doing a poi demonstration at the Dance Arena.
Robin Hood & his Merry Men in their Living History camp
If you head into the trees near the Marketplace, you may find Robin Hood and his Merry Men, who'll be setting up camp at Pagan Pride UK! Visit Tony Rotherham and his crew to learn more about what life would have been like in the forest back then, and find out all about the legend of Robin Hood.
The Urban Hooper
Let ‘The Urban Hooper’ greet and entertain you. This walkabout hula hoop performer will showcase agility, beauty and edge, captivating and engaging audiences, throughout the event.
Initially self-taught, and later schooled by some of the hoop world's finest teachers, the Urban Hooper has attended workshops with the likes of Rachel Lust, Gail O'Brien, Debby Earle and Chris Gogler. She began training two years ago and since then she's performed at numerous festivals and events, and recently featured in the Nottingham This Girl Can documentary.
An experienced hoop teacher herself, The Urban Hooper will be helping her partner-in-crime, Cherry Twirls, run a workshop at the Dance Arena later in the day. Be sure to ask her about Project Hoop: her workshops and regular classes.
The Quiet Space
While the Pagan Pride UK festival’s atmosphere is always positive and celebratory, we understand that at times it can be a little overwhelming to some of our guests. That’s why this year, we’ve created the Quiet Space.
This is simply a smaller venue set a little apart from the noisier areas of the park, where anyone who would like to take some time to ground and centre, can go. Inside will be a few aids to mindfulness and calm, and plenty of space.
Guests are welcome to visit the Quiet Space whenever they feel the need, and children are also welcome as long as they’re accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please note however that this is not a supervised venue, and anyone who needs medical aid should go to the first aid point, or, if that is difficult, ask the nearest marshal to summon assistance.
Other excellent spaces to visit when in need of a little peace and quiet include the Arts Tent between performances, and the Arboretum's beautiful aviary and flower gardens.
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