DJs / Live Music / Live African Drumming / Sound Healing / Ceremony / High Vibe Food / Chill Zone / Beautiful Church Venue / Honeyflower Soundsystem / Sober Event
*please arrive in time for the opening circle which starts at 19:00
(doors open at 18:30)
What an incredible journey EDB has been on since it began in February 2019. Come and join us to celebrate what we do best:
intoxicant-free, all ages, community celebrations where you can simply BE yourself, and experience rejuvenation and inspiration through connection, dance and music.
Thank you so much for all your support over the past year. We could have never done what we've done without all the support from you, the community. Eternal love and gratitude for your support.
≪ AREAS ≫
➤ DANCE ZONE
Space for the main programme: dance, ceremony, sound healing and more. See schedule at bottom of this event page.
➤ SOCIAL ZONE
Organic (0% alcohol) bar, organic raw food cafe, cafe space and seating. More details below...
➤ CHILL OUT ZONE
A cosy space to chill, relax and connect with tribe. Atmospheric lighting, cushions and blankets. Massage on offer from Elumin Holistics. More details below...
➤ KIDS ZONE
A space for kids to play and hang out
≪ DANCE ZONE ≫
ARTISTS & MUSICIANS (alphabetical order)
Channelling ancient shamanic and Celtic sounds of the Angharad Iris is an embodiment storyteller, using dance, movement and sound to connect to the intuitive body. She focuses on the wild nature of the female and male physe, embracing all that arises through the blessed consort, our bodies. She is on a journey exploring African dance and belly dance, which feeds her experience and knowledge in evoking the intuitive, wild, feminine expression. Angharad is the founder of Elemental Storytelling Collective.
Kabbo Hue Ferdinand is an indigenous instrumentalist, Afrikan griot artivist storyteller, poet and writer from South Africa.
Mother, musician and healer, Josie Wildgoose, will be joining Angharad, and //Kabbo to create a sublime sound healing, with live music and percussion, to bring the evenings journey back down to earth.
➤ DMAC / AFIDANCE DRUMMERS
live African drumming
Introducing the the amazing African drummers of Dmac UK and Afidance. Rubba (aka Norman Stephenson) runs weekly African dance classes in Bristol (Afidance) with a incredible team of live drummers. Anyone who has been to Rubba's classes will know that the drumming is full power and high energy. The tribal rhythms and sounds are enough to get anyone dancing.
Drummers include Rubba (Norman Stephenson), Richard Davis, Stephen Blagrove, //Kabbo and more to be confirmed.
➤ HONEYFLOWER SOUNDS ft. GREEN T
live set / DJ set
Honeyflower Sounds is a new project that has been birthed from improvised sessions with @Honeyflower Soundsystem. Opening with some original new tunes from the upcoming EP, followed by a selection of fine music from friends around the globe. Fresh riddims, vocals, percussion, deep basslines, and memorable melodies, with flavours of reggae, dub, & carnival-esque psychedelia.
Ecstatic Dance journey DJ set w/ live drumming
Taking influence from tribal, sacred sound and underground dance music, OSARA creates deep, powerful and uplifting dance journeys inspired by universal wisdom and the healing power of dance. Every journey he creates is totally unique and responds to the spirit of time, community and place.
➤ HONEYFLOWER SOUNDSYSTEM
powered by the incredible HoneyFlower SoundSystem (from Pollen Tribe) providing a superb and warm high quality sound. Sound technician Green T at the controls.
pollentribe.com / facebook.com/pollentribe
≪ SOCIAL ZONE ≫
➤ MR LAHEY'S ORGANIC BAR (non-alcoholic)
hot drinks / immunity shots / freshly made juices
The amazing Mr Lahey's Organic Juice Bar providing all the healthy and high vibe drink refreshments for your evening.
facebook.com/mrlaheys / instagram.com/mrlaheys
➤ JUICIFUL ORGANIC RAW CAFÉ
sweet & savoury food
Rachana will be providing exquisite savoury platters and amazing superfood raw cakes, chocolates and energy balls.
≪ CHILL OUT ZONE ≫
➤ ELUMIN HOLISTICS
massage / bodywork
Emma Gould and Hedwige Leriche from Elumin Holistics is offering intuitive bodywork to help to facilitate and hold space for your healing. Realignment and relaxation through massage aids the Ecstatic Dance journey and allows you to connect to yourself on a deeper level as you embody the process. Using a blend of essential oils and a comfy massage chair, choose a quick treat for yourself or a loved one to compliment your experience.
≪ MORE INFO ≫
➤ NEW TO ECSTATIC DANCE? EVERYONE IS WELCOME
For any of you who are new to Ecstatic Dance or conscious dance...
Firstly, you are totally welcome to join us. Secondly, no dance or conscious dance experience is necessary. Please just read through this event description before you come, to familiarise yourself with the guidelines (see below under the 'ECSTATIC DANCE' section.
Everyone is welcome. You are invited to show up as you are. At the opening circle there will be a guided meditation to help us connect with self and then from this place we will journey alone and/or together to move, dance and express ourselves in a safe, held and contained space.
➤ ECSTATIC DANCE
This event holds the essence of Ecstatic Dance. Ecstatic Dance is about self-expression through free-form dance and movement. It’s a movement meditation which brings together the awareness of mind, body, heart and soul; authentically connecting with your whole being and authentically connecting with those around you.
We use the following guidelines for the Dance Zone, to create a safe, held and sacred space for you to express, expand and experience rejuvenation through movement, dance and sound:
- be here: no outside shoes
- be free: dance how you want / no judgement
- be present: no phones / cameras
- be clear: no intoxicants
- be embodied: no talking
- be consensual: respect boundaries / if it's not a clear yes, it's a no
*these are the guidelines as written by our friends Ecstatic Dance Los Angeles
This event is in association with BrightSky Community. BrightSky Founding Partners and Members get a discount on tickets: check the Facebook group for the discount ticket link.
BrightSky Community is an exciting new platform and community for healers, practitioners, Earth Protectors, ethical entrepreneurs, movers and shakers of this world. We are now in the process of inviting Founding Members to be part of the community. Email (email@example.com) or check out the links below to find out more. We will have a few BrightSky Partners present at this event to answer any questions you have and to sign people up.
- water in a reusable water bottle
- blanket and yoga mat for the sound bath
➤ CHILDREN & TEENS
We welcome babies, children and teens. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Ear protection for your little ones is recommended as the music in the main dance space can get loud at times. Because this event finishes late, please bring blankets and cushions for you children for when they need to rest.
➤ TICKETS & REFUNDS
Advanced tickets are available through Headfirst Bristol. There'll be some tickets available on the door. We don't offer refunds, but we can transfer your ticket to a future event if you notify us up to 48 hours before the event. If you miss this window, please use this Facebook event page to sell your advance tickets.
Early Bird: £10 (+bf) SOLD OUT
First Release: £12.50 (+bf)
Second Release: £15 (+bf)
On the door: £17.50 - cash / card (sold on a 'first come, first serve' basis / no reservations available)
Teens (13 - 17yrs): £7.50 (pay on the door)
Under 12s free
We cannot wait to celebrate our 1st birthday with you all. All the love from team EDB. See you on the dance floor.