There are many ways in which you can participate in the small festival. It’s not just about getting on stage with a guitar – although singers and performers are of course welcome! Ways people have participated at the Small Festival include:

  • Arranging kids’ activities
  • Staging sketches/performances
  • Helping with the sound system or lighting
  • Giving political discussions or hosting debates
  • Arranging country walks
  • Washing up after mealsscan7
  • Running sports events
  • Recycling the Festival’s rubbish
  • Singing and playing live music
  • Performing comedy sketches
  • Carrying equipment and helping backstage

and so on!

We’d particularly like to encourage people to bring ideas for older children/teenage activities, for example, sports, drama, video making – anything else you can think of.

The idea is that when everyone participates this dissolves the distinction between audience and entertainer which in our experience creates a special quality, a rewarding alternative to pre-packaged entertainment.

Each festival has always had an amazing range of scheduled events and activities.