DATE: 22-23 April 2017 (Earth Day Edition)
TIMES: 2 days 9.30am-8pm
+ plus VERY SPECIAL Saturday Night EVENT (2030-2300) Hummingbird Dreams Cacao Ceremony and Shamanic Dance: "Root Down and Rise Up!" - Celebrating Earth Day with Prayers for Pachamama
'The Golden Egg Love Fest' is a co-creative collaboration of musicians, dancers, spoken word artists and community facilitators from diverse ethnic and faith backgrounds gathering together in a North East London Mosque, with the simple and strong intention: Celebrating diversity and unity, eclectic prayer and community, through interactive multicultural spiritual music, dance, ritual, poetry and storytelling.
LOVE is the key and the GOLDEN THREAD that weaves human hearts together with mutual respect for all traditions, whilst dreaming embodied co-creative evolution.
Multicultural and Interfaith Gathering
Unity and Diversity in Community
Co-creative Spiritual: LIVE MUSIC, Poetry, Storytelling, Ritual, Opening and closing ceremonies, 5-Rhythms, Movement Medicine, Kirtan, COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE
STALLS / THERAPIES
VEGAN + VEGGIE FOOD
Islamic? Jewish? Buddhist? Hindu? Christian? Shamanic? Pagan? Atheistic? Agnostic? Jedi? ALL faiths, races, cultures, ages welcome with LOVE
FUNDRAISING EVENT in support of local and international community projects with a focus on Spiritual Evolution, Environmental Consciousness, Social Justice and Education:
. Masjid Ramadan Mosque Repair and Refurbishment Fund
. Afrikaya Nursery School New Yundum (The Gambia)
. Terra Mirim Foundation (Brazil and International).
. Healing the Land Project (Columbia)
AMAZING GUEST MUSICIANS and FACILITATORS including:
MINOUBA NOMBREUSE, ANTARMA , PEARLS OF ISLAM, WIGGZARO , SALI MUSICA and World Re-Evolution, SIVANI MATA + FRIENDS, MARINA BULGARELLI, MARINA AVETISIAN, AJAY RAJANI, KAY SMITH (Drum Circle), KEEF WESOLOWSKI MILES and ALI YOUNG, MILA RIBEIRO and RAFA SEMILLA, RACHEL ROSE-REED (+ Jewish and Islamic creative musical and poetic collaborators), D.O.C.4, ANU ZRAEL, INDIA BLUE, KAILASH, ANDREW MARSTRAND, URBAN SHAMANS MOVEMENT + many other MUSICIANS, POETS, STORY TELLERS, DANCERS from MULTICULTURAL and MULTI FAITH TRADITIONS
PROGRAMME (*subject to change)
We really encourage everyone to be there for the opening ceremony and beyond. Our intention is to co-create a sacred space for embodied, heart-centred community weaving, healing and celebration. This is about UNITY and DIVERSITY in organic COMMUNITY.
SATURDAY 22nd APRIL 2017 (Earth Day)
09.30 Doors Open
time to arrive, aclimatise, meet, greet, eat or enjoy a breakfast juice or coffee in the yard
OPENING CEREMONY with ***SPECIAL GUESTS***
Multi-Cultural Community Drum Circle with KAY SMITH Kay loves drumming and sharing the joy and the sense of well being that she gets from it. She started drumming 12 years ago, running Drum Circles and interactive drumming for parties, for the past 7 years all over the country. Her tutors are master Djembe drummers and has perfomed as part bands in the UK, Senegal and at the 2012 Olympic Openning Ceremony.
+ India Blue "India Blue is a faerie-folk artist who brings magic to earth dwellers in dreamy and unique music. Residing in the human city of Brighton, India aims to spread the energy of the fae-folk through songs of nature, dreams and reality…"
"Its not wrong, its just different"Open Space to Breathe and see what needs to arise, to share and be together
Free Your Voice with Sali Musica. This workshop reveals how most of us, even singers, have distanced ourselves from our natural voice and thus our physicality. Here you will quickly release it and realise it's effect of your personal evolution. Sali Musica is an inspiring yogi and Indian classically trained vocalist who performs classical and fusion music worldwide.
SIVANI MATA Sivani Mata Francis is a student of Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of love and devotion) and began her journey with this practice through attending various Kirtans in London and on her travels. Particularly with family band GOMA, who inspired her to live in trust and bhakti spirit in all aspects of life. She began to lead Kirtan after spending New Year 2009 with the wonderful Jai Uttal on his Kirtan camp, followed by a Yoga Teacher Training in Mexico at the Yandara Yoga Institute, where an incredible resident kirtan band, Jaya made chanting a key element. Since then Sivani has been running chanting circles and gatherings in the UK. Sivani has released three kirtan albums I AM (2012), Shakti Live (2015) and the most recent a double disc album:Surrender (2016), all produced by bhakti musical magician Tabla Tom
ANTARMA Antarma's music spreads joy and uplifting energy. Heart opening songs on guitar, Ecstatic Afro Brazilian Djembe Rhythms, Soul, Reggae and Hiphop.
2015 call to prayer / Havdalah
+++++ VERY SPECIAL EVENT ++++++
Hummingbird Dreams Cacao Ceremony and Shamanic Dance:"Root Down and Rise Up!" Designed to align with EARTH DAY and Terra Mirim Foundation with Mila Ribeiro, Keef Wesolowski-Miles , Rafa Semilla Supported by USM *Urban Shamans Movement.
Date: SATURDAY 22 APRIL (Earth Day) Time: 8.30-11pm
Hummingbird Dreams* is an alliance between 3 shamanic practitioners from different lineages: Rafa Semilla, Mila Ribeiro and Keef Wesolowski-Miles. We come together to explore the elements of the heart in Freedom and Unity as empowered individuals and co-creative community. Detecting the nectar in all sectors of society, transforming consciousness and inspiring creativity in human hearts.
(21.30pm call to prayer)
SUNDAY 23rd APRIL 2017
AJAY RAJANI is an accredited teacher of the 5Rhythms who trained with Jonathan Horan, son of Gabrielle Roth, in 2014. Ajay was born in Africa with Indian roots and grew up in London, England where he thrives in a diverse, multicultural community speaking five international languages. His spiritual journey began over a decade ago with a strong practice of seated meditation and this continues to inform his 5Rhythms teaching where he inspires embodying the moment and allowing your body to be your greatest teacher.
MARINA BULGARELLI is passionate about chanting from the heart in the form of Kirtan, or call and response chanting. This is a beautiful form of meditation using the voice, music and sound that help us to connect to our heart, our big and beautiful heart! Marina's Kirtan is sung in traditional form, using simple and easy to learn mantras so that we can better connect and access the meditative state.
BOATS IN THE MARINA Marina Avetisian is a London based, Russian born singer-songwriter for Boats in the Marina. Her music is a blend of beautiful, sweet and mellow melodies with a dreamy, ethereal touch. Marina touches listeners with her distinctive, soulful voice and heart soothing lyrics . She combines different influences and styles creating a unique experience for the audience to dive into the space of sound, dreams and beauty.
OPEN MIC hosted by ANU AZRAEL feat. eclectic offerings from our multi-faith, multi-cultural community of special guests, including a very special DANCE PERFORMANCE by MINOUBA NOMBREUSE, exclusive acoustic set form WIGGZARO, D.O.C.4 and spontaneous offerings from the wider gathering of active particpants (COULD THAT BE YOU?)
1600-1730 RACHEL ROSE REED, PEARLS OF ISLAM and more tba
RACHEL ROSE REID + Jewish and Islamic influenced Musical and Poetic Collaborations Kohenet RuachEl (Rachel Rose Reid) is a storyteller and ceremonialist. She is the first British woman ordained by the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, which reclaims and renews Jewish earth-based, embodied, feminine spiritual practice and leadership. She co-founded MoHoLo, a community house which continues to empower grassroots leaders to nurture their London neighbourhood and she has facilitated and reinvented ritual from Greenbelt Festival to Burning Man. As a storyteller she has worked for BBC Radio 3, London City Sinfonia, Billy Bragg, and the Southbank Centre.
1700 mysterious happenings
1800-20.15 SALI MUSICA & The WOLD RE-EVOLUTION +KEEF WESOLOWSKI-MILES present:
"Weaving the Golden Thread of Spiritual Traditions, through Music and Movement" with Sali Musica and the World Re-Evolution + Keef Wesolowski Miles (Movement Medicine / PranaMotion)
Putting us in touch with our ancestors, these world artists interpret ancient wisdom by adding musical colours that fill the heart with bliss
2015 CLOSING CEREMONY
OPEN MIC: feel free to come along and put your name down if you have a song, poem or something inspiring to share (please email in advance if you are super keen to offer something that aligns with the theme of the festival: email@example.com (OPEN MIC)
STALL HOLDERS: Amazing stalls with everything from crystals to shamanic jewelery, instruments and much more: *we still welcome a few more APPLICATIONS FOR STALLS. Please contact Ali Young for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: Drug and Alcohol free eventALL AGES including children WELCOME (under 16s FREE)
THERAPIES: Massage, Reiki, Sound Healing and more.*we still welcome few more APPLICATIONS FOR THERAPISTS. Please contact Ali Young for more details: email@example.com
IMPORTANT: drug and alcohol free event
ALL AGES including children WELCOME (under 16s FREE)
++++++ VERY SPECIAL Saturday Night EVENT +++++++
Hummingbird Dreams Cacao Ceremony and Shamanic Dance:"Root Down and Rise Up!"
Designed to align with EARTH DAY and Terra Mirim Foundation
8.30-23.00 SATURDAY 22 APRIL
with Mila Ribeiro (Hummingbird Dreams /Terra Mirim)
Keef Wesolowski-Miles ( Hummingbird Dreams / Terra Mirim / PranaMotion / Movement Medicine)
Rafa Semilla (Hummingbird Dreams / Healing the Land)
Supported by USM *Urban Shamans Movement
TICKETS We want this to be as inclusive and as affordable as possible, so we have created a range of ticketing options for day passes, weekend passes, special event cacao pass. These include FULL PRICE, Concessions and Early Bird Options.