They say that there’s no such thing as a free lunch but a new festival launching in Somerset this year would beg to differ. No Direction Home Festival, a three-day event set to take place just outside Glastonbury, has taken the bold step of going ‘money-free’, meaning there will be no money being exchanged onsite whatsoever. Guests are being encouraged to bring nothing but food, drink and supplies to last the long weekend. To add to the spirit of self-sufficiency, organisers are asking guests to have a go at building their own furniture using materials provided in the camping village. There’ll even be a bike-powered cinema, should guests fancy a bit of film! The overall aim, the hosts say, is to take the excessive spending associated with most festivals nowadays out of the equation and make it all about the music, company and good times.
It is an ethos which we here at Eventa are trying to apply to some of our Bristol Christmas party offerings, a short trip up the A37 from the festival’s site at Castle Cary. Both A Hogwart’s Christmas and A Fantasy Christmas will be all-inclusive events, meaning guests won’t have to pay a penny extra for face painting, fancy dress, shoulder massages, karaoke or even Hagrid’s shisha grotto!
Bristol is certainly a cultural hub of not just the south west but indeed the whole of the UK and we are glad to say that once again our festive events in the city will be following suit. London may be all about bow-tie covered chairs and Champagne receptions but in this part of the world magic shows, oxygen bars and stilt-walking creatures as hosts are more the norm.
No Direction Home Festival is apparently positioned in the midst of ancient ‘energy lines’ running through Somerset and whilst our events offer something a little more contemporary, there can be no denying the mystical heritage of this part of the country. Come and join us at one of our Bristol Christmas party nights in 2012 and see a different side to the annual festive celebration!