Although small, it is vital to our ethos that what we have is special, interesting and original. From food to stalls we will endeavour to maintain this standard with local and London Artisans bringing a special flavour to Kelvedon Bash. Including Various pop up bars ran by celebrities which will add to the unique feeling of this weekend including Mustique’s famous Basil’s Bar.
In memory of Henry and Katie’s friend Felix Dennis a tree will be planted for every ticket sold.
Felix Dennis (27 May 1947 – 22 June 2014) was an English publisher, poet, spoken-word performer and philanthropist. His company, Dennis Publishing, pioneered computer and hobbyist magazine publishing in the United Kingdom. In more recent times, the company added lifestyle titles such as its flagship brand The Week, which is published in the UK and the United States. He was the first person to say “cunt” on live TV.
As the oldest drama school in the UK, the tutors at LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) know a thing or two about training actors, directors and technicians. Join them for a fascinating introduction to stage combat exploring the use of weaponry in theatre, the development of the sword and the approach to stage combat at the Academy. LAMDA students will also be on hand to demonstrate their hair-raising skills with a variety of weapons.
The live music on the stage will to finish at 11pm but following this a large DJ tent continues until 1am. Norman Jay MBE is playing on Friday night with a collection of eclectic bands throughout the weekend in both areas with other headline acts soon to be announced.
Norman Jay’s diverse and deep musical knowledge and his refusal to be restricted to playing from any single genre distinguishes him from his peers. Since 1995 Jay has released numerous mix compilations, such as Good Times, Giant 45 and most recently Skank & Boogie, released through Rob da Bank’s record label Sunday Best. Jay describes himself as a primarily house music DJ, but his music includes elements of funk, soul and jazz-funk, as well as more contemporary sounds.
A large film tent will be in situ run by Lara Agnew, documentary maker and visiting tutor at NFTS (National film school). This multi-dimensional project will include crowd participation creating a constant live feed and is set to provide film entertainment for all ages.
A large attraction of the weekend will be the search for The New Young Face of Essex with a Celebrity Judge joining the panel in the final. We will be collaborating with local and London fashion schools as we want our models to wear innovative clothes designed by the up and coming generation of designers alongside the more established names in the business. Our prefered styles and ideas will be showcasing brake through designs with themes including recycling and reinventing.
Mortimer Nannies are the keepers of calm. Delighted to be attending Kelvedon, Mortimer Nannies will be providing day and night Boutique babysitting sessions for your little ones in their cosy yurt!
Mortimer have handpicked the best of their team to provide fun filled games, craft, make believe and movies so you can feast, relax, pamper or party the night away, knowing that your little ones will be safely cared for. An in-tent private Nanny service will also be available.
This year one of the charities we would like to support is Kids Inspire – a local charity that helps disadvantaged young people turn their lives around and give them back a future.
Kids Inspire support young people across Essex who are at an educational, social and/or economic disadvantage, for example, they might be experiencing relationship abuse, anxiety or be subject to bullying. The Charity mainly supports those recovering from trauma and/or dealing with emerging mental health issues.
Their goal is to ensure no child is left without the love, support and healing they need to live full and happy lives.