Festival - The Good Life

Sustainability and regeneration don’t immediately spring to mind when you think of a midsummer festival do they? If you ever picture yourself lying around in a field in mid-June, with a beer in one hand and an organic veggie burger in the other you’re at Glastonbury. But not this weekend. Worthy Farm in Pilton may be closed to visitors this year, but Chatsworth Park at Telscombe Cliffs is open and ready to host Midsummer Sensations – a festival focused on sustainability organized by REGEN and Marina Pepper, Chair of Lewes District Council. Pepper states that there is a great need for education about climate change on the South Coast. Festivals like Midsummer Sensations – that offer up sustainable, positive solutions to the crisis – can contribute to this. This year’s event will marry live music, dancing and DJs with drought gardening tips and renewable energy advice. Is this family fun with a serious message? Pepper states she is concerned “that people have forgotten how simple life can be. We’ll remind them: we have a dressing up box for children, craft workshops and plenty of spaces for people to lie back and listen to the music, or enjoy a relaxing massage.”

Stalls will sell lotions and potions, organic and home-made produce. Workshops on drumming, cooking and complementary health will also run alongside children’s yoga, kite making and a Midsummer Ball. And if that isn’t enough, you can watch the World Cup – via solar power of course. KA

Midsummer sensations: lotions, potions and an earful of drum music
Chatsworth Park, Telscombe Cliffs
When? 12 noon until dusk, Sunday 12 noon to 6pm
How Much? Free
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