Word Immunity – live poetry & open mic with Bison Arts Collective
FRIDAY | 17:30 – 19:00 | ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
Word Immunity is a live poetry performance event run by Bison Arts Collective. Having held the first edition of Word Immunity on a beautiful barge in London a few months ago, we are super excited to be bringing a festival-friendly version of this rhyme-riot to Noisily. This will be a place to hear all sorts of mind-blowing poetry; with verse, spoken word, limericks & haikus we will make you laugh, and maybe even make you cry… (In a good way.) Join us in the Blue Moon Cafe for a drink, some food & the lyrical stylings of Go With the Flo, Poetry Hel, Suzy G & Sex, Death & Olive Oil. And, if you attended the Go With The Flo therapeutic creative writing workshop earlier in the afternoon, perhaps you’d like to share something you’ve written! There will be an open mic too and it will be a beautiful safe space 🙂
Kaya Ori Performance
SATURDAY | 16:00 – 17:00 | ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
Kaya Ori is the fusion of partners Jess Lewis and OM Jai. Together they bring a magical blend and balance of musical skills, harmonic voices and cultural inspirations, sharing their inner wisdom through their original heartfelt songs they have each received, and also unique covers of other medicine songs from around the world.
From soft and gentle heart opening melodies to high energy, joyful and uplifting earthy vibrations, Kaya Ori are excited to unite their voices and hold the space for all present to journey through their own consciousness as they share their distinctive sonic medicine for the first time together at Noisily this year.
Acoustic Performance with Benedick Gibson
SUNDAY | 16:00 – 17:00 | ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
Benedick is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist from the UK, who has lived in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Accordingly, his music is a paean to opening up to new experiences and of leaving one’s comfort zone, and to the challenges and opportunities encountered along the way. Benedick takes inspiration from jazz and electronic music, Andean folkloric music, Brazilian samba and bossa nova, and African rhythmic trance, amongst other musical traditions. Atop it all sits a soulful voice and handpan melodies. His genre-spanning Purusha Sound EP, released in 2019, invites you to dance in celebration and pause for reflection in equal measure.
Hemp Love – a talk & discussion with Zena Winterbottom
SUNDAY | 14:30 – 15:30 | ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
Be part of a real regenerative solution. Hear why hemp is a tool for holistic rejuvenation on all levels, touching on health, ecology & industry. This talk will give you the full spectrum, ending in a light bit of anarchic gardening.
Zena is a herbalist that worked in the hemp industry for 3 years as a director of Hempen Organic. She campaigns for Liberate Hemp and takes any opportunity to sow ideas, inspiration and plant wisdom that redirects power back to the people whilst restoring our health and the lands.
Temple Fusion Belly Dance Workshop with Justina Azrienne
FRIDAY | 13:15 – 14:45 | ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
SUNDAY | 13:15 – 14:45 | ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
This workshop is specifically designed to get you seamlessly slinking from one isolation to the next.
As we deep dive into the ultimate serpentine feminine embodiment. We will travel through the foundation of Tribal fusion belly dance revealing the secrets of isolations, shapes and elegant arm patterns to create the serpentine effect focusing on the art of slow and sensual ooey gooey movements, control technique, Hypnotic hip work and much so much more!
Justina Azrienne has been training, performing and teaching in belly dance for 16 years, Captivated and drawn in by the beauty and empowerment of the female form and the ancient remembering that belly dance brings. Justina studied with the founders of Tribal fusion belly dance style, while travelling the world and performing for headlining international acts at electronic music festivals and teaching workshops globally.
azrienne sacred dance (@embodiment.bellydance)
Musical Mud performance with Michelle
SUNDAY | 17:30 – 18:30 | ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
SUNDAY | 19:00 – 20:00 | MIND
My name is Shell and I wear mi shells around ma neck aka Michelle’s Musical Mud Echoing Earth.
I have been making Clay Musical Instruments since 1989 and never stopped, but learnt. Continuously learning how to play, how to make, how to invent and create, how to enjoy and heal Life itself…
I perform, using my clay musical instruments and some percussion, in groups, duos and solos. In fact, I just love embroidering the music of others and creating my own. Words are important to remind us of the wonders of nature and Earth’s emotions. I have played at many didjeridoo festivals around Europe (Switzerland, England and France). Being a girl in the didge world was quite a mission in the early days; Rejection and not being permitted to be taught to do things because of my gender was normal. I learnt what I could and have been on an amazingly beautiful journey ever since. However, my skills are limited and I will forever be continuously learning new sounds.
Over the past 30 years, I have played with a variety of musicians wherever and whenever the opportunity arose. In more recent years, I have had the pleasure to accompany my daughter (Isis Deardon), Omnivibes (Paul Jackson) alongside Chris Puleston, and not forgetting Inta Afrika. At the moment I play with the Flaming Wet Gurus (a beautiful collective of musical souls).
I am recorded playing on Pete Smith’s Autumn Album, and 7k’s Live recording on the Tor too… ‘The Opening’.
My love to jam and improvise gives me the opportunity to play across the board with many genres of music and a variety of musicians and soundscapes.
64 DREAMS – live performance
FRIDAY | 19:30 – 20:30 | ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
64 DREAMS is the live electronic music project of saxophonist and producer David Boyce. He creates music blending electronic beats from Techno to Jungle with hypnotic saxophone textures. Expect a colourful and immersive journey through many textures and vibes, from expansive and ambient, to melodic and groovy to heavy, weird and gnarly!
Northern Poet Performance
SATURDAY | 17:30 – 18:30 | ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
I am a wandering poet from the rugged lands of Britain. For many a moon I have wandered the ancient sites scattered across the globe. Seeking the wisdom and magic hidden within our long lost pagan cultures. But it wasn’t until I returned to the misty isles that I was truly able to stand in my purpose. For it was here that I remembered that nothing is ever truly lost and with dedication, belief and presence all that has been forgotten remains. I have heard the songs whispered in the whirling winds.
I have bathed in the healing waters of the icy mountain springs.
I have danced in the underworld with the medicine of this land.
And with your time and presence even if only for a moment I invite you to dance on this journey of remembering with me.
Once In A Blue Moon | open 24 hours a day, all weekend
The Once In A Blue Moon Cafe crew are delighted to be returning to the Mind, Body, Soul area of Noisily for the second year running. This nomadic food and drink, music, arts and wellbeing space will be open 24 hours from start to finish throughout the festival. Expect a super-comfy, cosy and fully decorated chill-out environment in which to take some time out and enjoy a wholesome bite to eat and cup of chai at any point in the day – or night! 2023’s edition sees a larger venue with expanded capacity. As well as open mic slots, the cafe will host a full schedule of interactive workshops, performances, talks, music, DJs and much more.
Faire Folk with India Blue
SATURDAY | 19:00 – 20:00 | ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
India Blue is a contemporary Faerie-Folk musician and songwriter based in the South East of England. Drawing inspiration from spirituality, history, folk tales, nature and the complexities of being ‘human.’ Mainly self-accompanied by her Celtic harp, piano, and many other strings, India weaves together poetic lyrics and ethereal, sometimes moody melody. “The piano veers between mournful and exotic; the voice is somehow frail and supple at the same time; the lyrics go down all manner of dark rabbit holes.” – Hastings Independent Press.
Last year India self-released her debut studio album ‘The Circus Came and Left’ which was patiently awaited, and highly acclaimed, including this statement from Nick Pelling of HIP “It may well become a folk classic.”
Right now, in between festivals, India is dedicating herself to learning songs and skills on her new harp Silmari, practising Bhakti yoga and devotional singing, and writing… lots.