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Ethical Arm Party In The Woods

Enchanting surroundings, carefully selected talent, lovely crowd, flowing local ale & great grub – In The Woods Festival was a blast.

Festival goers gather around the Band4Hope Tree4Hope at In the Woods festival

The Tree4Hope at In The Woods Festival - a perfect hidden gem of a festival set in an enchanted secret woodland.

 

Hope hanging from the Band4Hope Tree4Hope which reads I hope that in my lifetime we all get to be exactly where we want to be. And we are all there together. At In the Woods Festival

A lovely hope planted In the Woods.

 

Playing the pigeon statue throwing paint balloon game at In the Woods Festival

In The Woods Festival game to help accept that somedays you're the pigeon and others you're the statue...

 

Playing the pigeon statue throwing paint balloon game at In the Woods Festival Paint balloon ammunition

Pigeon ammunition.

 

Playing the pigeon statue throwing paint balloon game at In the Woods Festival

And fire! Stangely, there was no shortage of festival goers lining up to play a statue.

 

The result of Playing the pigeon statue throwing paint balloon game at In the Woods Festival

Resulting in real works of art!

 

Circle of girls wearing Band4Hope wristbands and other bracelets wrist candy at In the Woods Festival

Ethical arm party In The Woods.

Festival goers tie their hopes to the Band4Hope Tree4Hope at In the Woods Festival

East London may have seemed a little quieter as over 750 of its residents escaped to the exclusive In The Woods Festival.

 

Pig roasting on a spit at In the Woods Festival

Locally sourced lunch.

 

Girls posing for the Pinhole camera at In the Woods Festival

Posing at the Pinhole Passport Booth.

 

Hope on the Band4Hope Tree4Hope at In the Woods Festival which reads I hope that in my lifetime I create happy memories to look back on

We certainly left with some lovely memories from In the Woods Festival.

 

Hot air balloon floating over the Band4Hope Tree4Hope with a festival goer whistling at In the Woods Festival

Hot air balloon sailing through the late summer evening sky.

 

“]Hot air balloon floating through the pink sky overhead at In the Woods Festival

Once you have flown, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. [Leonardo da Vinci

 

Playing tug of war at In the Woods Festival by the campsite

In The Woods is a festival that's good for the soul.

 

The Tree4Hope at In the Woods Festival

The Tree4Hope in full bloom.

 

I hope that in my lifetime I might realise my part in the play. Band4Hope tag on the grass at In the Woods festival

 

Listening to music at In the Woods festival in the forrest lit by lanterns

Great music was experienced from a natural amphitheatre in a forrest clearing lit by twinkling lanterns.

 

In the Woods Festival lineup 2012 poster

We were unfamiliar with most of the lineup but it turned out to be our favourite of the summer. Every single band was incredible!

 

Lachlan wearing facepaint looking forward to food by Collect Grub Here sign at In the Woods Festival

Looking forward to sampling some grub In The Woods.

 

Watching the Laurel Collective band on stage at In the Woods Festival at night in the forrest

An amazingly energetic & vibrant set from Laurel Collective who are the curators of In The Woods Festival.

 

Festival goers at night at In the Woods Festival

We found a comfortable branch to perch on and devoured our burgers with rocket and mozzarella - soo gewd!

 

In the Woods Festival at night in the forrest clearing listening to Alt-J

Amongst the trees, we were utterly seduced by Alt-J's hauntingly beautiful performance.

 

In the Woods Festival illustration of trees

Enchanting surroundings, carefully selected talent, lovely crowd, flowing local ale & great grub

 

Rob Mulholland mirror sculptures at In the Woods Festival

The woodland was full of art including this engaging, reflective installation by Rob Mulholland.

 

Red haired girl writing her hope for the Band4Hope Tree4Hope at In The Woods festival

One last hope from this scarlet haired beauty before we left for London.

 

Band4Hopes in a suitcase at In the Woods Festival with photographs of African adventures

A suitcase full of hope and memories.

 

Driving across a green London bridge

London bound across the mermaid bridge!

 

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One Response to “Ethical Arm Party In The Woods”

  1. Natasja says:

    What a lovely pictures! They made me smile :)

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