Sunrise 2009 info

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Sunrise 2009 info

Postby PaulX » 18 Mar 2009, 14:03

It's less than 2 months till Sunrise opens the festival season with its usual exuberant and eclectic vibe....
Below we have some exciting highlights from Sunrise 09, some interesting info, free give-aways and exciting ways to take part in at Sunrise, along with some other events and interesting campaigns. If you feel like frolics and Irish frivolity check out the St. Patrick's Day events on tonight in Bristol and Glastonbury.

Sunrise tickets are selling fast, and we may sell out by the end of April this year due to restricted capacity. There will be NO TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE GATE , so if you haven’t got you tickets yet now’s the time!

All early bird tickets are sold out, click here for tickets.


The inaugural celebrations begin Thursday eve, carnival stylee, with magic lanterns, walk about performance, fire dancing and drumming at the opening ceremony, commencing four days of inspiration, and exuberant creativity.

Featuring six stages, our own traditional bandstand, live Poetry slams in the Eartheart. Tantra Workshops and ecstatic dance with Jewls Wingfield, wild food walks and Bush Craft, Breton Dancing, Green Graffiti displays, The Sun Worshipper's Planetarium, Tipis and saunas, permaculture gardens, Cabaret, Solar Cinema, Walk about performance, Adults Bouncy Castle! A labyrinth, Talks, workshops and forums. With speakers including Jeremy Leggett, Patrick Whitefield, Nick Rosen, Greg Samms, Jonathan Cainer and many more on matters of Ancient Futures, Transition movement, Alternative Technology, Earth Mysteries, Astrology, Ethnobotany and Community.

The music line-up is being finalised and will be announced VERY soon. There will some rising stars and old festie favourites, stay tuned....

Take part in a Fire Walk....

Sunrise always provides ways for you to push yourself further than you do in normal life, breaking down those barriers we have put up between one another, that prevent us from really experiencing the full magic of life with each other and with our self. Some of this year's highlights are to include firewalks presented by Wizard Wellbeing which you yourself can join in on. Max and Lisa, of Wizard, are 100% professional and very experienced firewalkers and have even had their ceremonies presented on BBC television. Check out for details of their work.
As places will be limited on this experience and it is a big energy work, there will be a charge of £25 a time. The firewalks are an amazing spectacular and will provide a fitting climax to the event, when joined by dozens of percussionists, firedancers and participants on the Sunday night. Details of booking to follow, or else get in touch with Max and Lisa direct via the Wizard Wellbeing website. Max and Lisa will also be demonstrating the little known but just as magical act of glasswalking at the festival.


Just imagine a Tipi or Yurt ready and waiting for your arrival at the Sunrise Celebration 2009. An exclusive camping area reserved for you and your friends, close enough to the entertainment, but a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the markets and stages.

Click here to see what options there are at Sunrise


There are a number of opportunities for Volunteering at Sunrise: Stewarding, Composting, Litter Picking, and in the Children's area. If you would like to work in exchange for your ticket, click here for more info.

Volunteering is a great way to be part of the festival, and normally requires working 3 x 6 hours shifts during the event and getting a meal per shift.

For stewarding please register with Green Stewards

Every month leading up to the festival we have 2 copies of How to Live Off-Grid by Nick Rosen.

The book investigates the possibilities and difficulties of living an off-grid lifestyle with no mains water and no mains power. It is not a typical How To guide to off-gridding although the book is packed with useful information. Instead the main focus of the book is on real people living an off-grid life - their motivations, their struggles, their problems, and their solutions.

Last month people sent in the policies and changes they would initiate to make the world a better place.Thanks you for your great ideas, we are buzzing with inspiration at the creative potential of humans after reading them.

It was a tough call to decide the winners, however...

The winners are:

Ella Harris and Herena Hernandez Ortega, congratulations, you should receive your books soon.

If you didn't win please enter again as we have two more copies to give away this week, and we are loving your answers, so please keep them coming!

Please tell us;
What is the one policy/change you would initiate, if you could, to make the world a better place?
email your answers to


Codex Alimentarius

More and more people are becoming concerned about the Codex Alimentarius - the thinly-veiled propaganda arm of the international pharmaceutical industry that does everything it can to promote industry objectives whilst limiting individual options to maintain health (which would diminish members profits).

Codex alimentarius is one of the major bodies behind the effort to limit access to nutritional products and information. Its motivation is not rocket science and neither is the source of its funding - money that somehow expected to return a profit to its members . . . Most of the information available regarding codex alimentarius refers to its role in the USA, but it is not a US-specific body. Far from it, Codex has wiggled its dirty little tentacles into just about every national or international body concerned with public health. Posing as a benefactor, it then uses its significant financial and political clout to pursue its own agendas.
Watch this video on our website for more info: ... ?docid=115

For more info: or else



@ The Chelsea, Easton...

60-62 Chelsea Road Easton Bristol BS5 6AU

Saturday 21st
Funky Ska with Millifiori

Saturday 28th
Goth-punk nonsense with Gothedelica

Every Tuesday - Live Jazz with Henry's Hot Six

Every Wednesday - Our unpredictable Open Mic night

Every Thursday Roots & Ting featuring DJs on rotation; Chaz n Dave,

Asbo Mike, Dubwize, Evans & Family, D'Ericsson, Riddim King + more

Every Friday - local DJs play every genre (except psy-trance) ;)

@ The Attic Bar, Stokes Croft
Art for Africa, TEMWA
Thursday, April 23, 2009
7:00pm - 11:55pm

This year’s artists also include the ever dependable and brilliant Dicy, Seza and Paris of the TCF Crew, also the fantastic Mr. Jago, Will Barras, Mister Parker, and Tom Moore. This time round the guys will be joined by newcomers Piro, Felix 'FLX' Braun, Mr Riks, Retro Boy, MKWF and Fernando Alves plus some exciting pieces created by Cheba, Cheo, Lokey & Nikill at the recent Jump Up Bristol event at Motion.


Sunrise Warm Up
March 28th at the King Arthur, Benedict St, Glastonbury. From 8pm
Ben Ferri and Friends

Planetman and the Internationals
100 Club, 100 Oxford St.
7.30pm 25th March 2009.

Bowjangles and friends
Sunday April 19th
The Cockpit Theatre,
Gateforth Street, NW8 8EH (Marylebone)
Please see for more details and to buy tickets!

Have a great Spring equinox this Friday 20th!!

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