Atmosphere 2022 – A new weekend-long free family festival in Worcester

31st March 2022

With less than two weeks to go excitement is building for Atmosphere 2022. A new festival that aims to bring people together with a chance to reconnect with themselves and each other.

The past few years and recent times have brought challenges to many and so the opportunity to come together, reach out to one another and feel a sense of solidarity seems more important than ever.

Atmosphere is a free festival designed to appeal to all ages and spark discussion through live performances, workshops and events inspired by the environment and the natural world. Spread over two sites, Worcester city centre and Worcester Woods Country Park on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April 2022. The festival, which is part of The Arches Worcester Festivals programme, has been designed so you can dip in and out, how long you stay is entirely up to you!

Atmosphere also includes a big community picnic with live music and food available in Worcester Woods Country Park. Grab a blanket and picnic basket, find your perfect spot and sit and relax. Share food and conversation whilst you enjoy live acoustic music by Worcester based singer-songwriter Max Stockin. If you’d prefer to purchase food onsite The Orchard Cafe will be open and will be selling adult and kids lunch bags, perfect for a picnic.

There are lots of fun things to enjoy at Worcester Woods Country Park with everything from a honey scented bee colony to art and installations, a poetry juke box and an actual reality arcade. Look up and enjoy Treemendous, towering over you, these Treants are fully mobile and armed with an arsenal of tree-mendous tree-related humour. Meet the cheeky Woodland Fairy who radiates sparkle and magic wherever she goes and the Hedgemen; straight from a fairy story, walking, talking and cuddling their way around the festival.

Cathedral Square in Worcester city centre will feature Highly Sprung’s CastAway, a stunning outdoor performance that explores the impact of today’s throwaway society on our waterways. Featuring a unique gyroscopic flying machine, it presents a brand new approach to aerial theatre. Performances are across both days at 1 – 1.30pm & 3.30 – 4pm.

Each day begins at 9.30am with either yoga or meditation in a green open space. These gentle starts to the day are led by Tracy Sadler from The Zen Shed. Saturday 9 is Yoga and a creative vinyasa flow sequence. Sunday 10 is Meditation, focussing on the  Kundalini series of meditations, both sessions are free to attend and you don’t need to be an expert to take part!

There will be a Traders Village with home grown and hand-made products and information stands including Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Worcester Beekeepers, Wild About Worcester and Worcester County Council will also be on hand with tips for waste prevention.

To help everyone get between sites a free shuttle bus will be running from Cathedral Square to Worcester Woods Country Park every hour on the hour from 11am – 6pm on Saturday and 11am – 4pm on Sunday. It will be running from the park back to Cathedral Square every hour on the half hour from 11.30am – 6.30pm on Saturday and 11.30am – 4.30pm on Sunday.

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