Get into the Samba spirit and learn classic Brazilian rhythms in a hands on workshop with Jamma de Samba. Suitable for all ages, participants learn the basics of samba drumming in a friendly and relaxed environment using a range of Brazilian percussion instruments. There’s no musical experience needed so anyone can delve straight into the samba groove!
An exciting and energetic beginners samba workshop focusing on the basic samba steps and rhythms. Once you’ve got your moves down get ready to strut your stuff at the Farmfest Carnival – a celebration of all the carnival related workshops and activities that have happened across the site. Show your creations, test your dance moves and groove to the vibes of Jamma de Samba and their spectacular mix of traditional samba rhythms, modern funk and hip-hop beats, performed by a 25-piece samba band.
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art with its roots firmly in Africa and the African Diaspora. It was developed by slaves over the last 400 years and passed down from teacher to student, often in secret. Capoeira provides you with health, happiness, music and mastery of your own body.
ACM will begin with a capoeira roda which will feature capoeira players, and music. This will give an opportunity to festival capoeira players to take part, and for others to get a clearer understanding of what capoeira is. Afterwards, they will conduct a capoeira and music workshop which will include fun activities for all festival goers.
Sanatan Yoga is pleased to be able to offer a selection of classes and workshops suitable for all abilities.
A fun workshop for couples looking to explore the sensual practice of Indian Head Massage. Working in couples we look at the basic techniques of this practice and how it can be used to create an environment of intimacy, trust and curious exploration. We will look at chakras, different hand techniques and pressure points. Fun and super relaxing.
Using story telling and imagery from the natural world to teach yoga to children, enabling them to create and participate in their own yoga story.
Come and learn the basics of hat making and design and make a hat, head dress or fascinator. Whilst materials are provided, people are invited to bring any special decorative materials they may have such as jewellery, fake flowers, small toys/dolls, fake fruit, watches or clocks (for the steampunk lovers!), sequins, feathers. The bolder and more surreal the better, think carnival-esque and let your imagination run wild!
Open to ages 8 years and upwards. Workshops will be run on both Friday and Saturday and last for 2 hours. And of course you will be invited to enter your creation in to the famous Farmfest Hat Competition on the Saturday as well as wear it to the Farmfest Carnival hosted by Jamma de Samba!
A botanical print workshop using the Hapa Zome technique. Hapa Zome translates from Japanese to mean ‘leaf dye.’ The method involves bashing plants and flowers using a hammer to release natural pigments that transfer as a print onto fabric. The technique makes beautiful, instant fabric prints that can be used to make various garments, handmade fabric cards, cushion and upholstery.
Come and visit our Paradise Aviary for a theatrical workshop looking at animals and how they move. Beginning with animals such as cats, dogs and chickens we will then move on to a favourite animal to re-enact, developing into how we can see animals in humans and how they can inform characters. What kind of person would a cat be?!
Bristol-based Graft will be back on the farm this year following the success of last year’s graffiti workshop. They will be showing you how to use spraycans and stencils to create a unique memento of your Farmfest experience! The workshop is open to adults and children over 8 years of age; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Bristol Cable is a media co-operative – created and owned by over 900 people in the city with an aim to redefine media. With free events and training, a multimedia website and a free quarterly print edition, The Bristol Cable is redefining local journalism through challenging multimedia, community action and cooperative ownership, online, in print and on the street. Join them for a workshop on the role of the local media and an exploration of how it reports on global issues with a local angle.