The inaugural Umbrellafest took place on Thursday 6 August, 2015.
This incredible evening was the culmination of a wondrous week of workshops led by some exceptional practitioners and bustling with all kinds of musical experiences; much like our regular weekly sessions but on a much larger scale!
The finale, was attended by 300 people, and has been brilliantly captured by Wendy Grant.
A selection of her images below give you a taste of the spirit and joy of the evening, and more are available here.
Umbrellafest would not have been possible without the phenomenal support of so many. R Bensons, who gave us the cash to make it happen. Caroline and her wonderful family gave us a truly magical venue together with absolutely unwavering support in every way possible. William Botterill provided all the refreshments through Tesco other local suppliers, and the guys from ACS seamlessly ran the event and made sure everyone was well fed and watered. Amazing musicians supported our Electric Umbrella participants, each of whom just did us so proud and entertained us all so brilliantly all evening. We had some exceptional volunteers – Amar you were just fab. And to the wonderful practitioners Tim, Carmen and Euan that brought the magic, it was a pleasure to work with you!
We are so grateful for everything everyone did to make the joy possible, and we are already getting excited for Umbrellafest 2016!
And a few from the week of workshops…