Workshops

This year the workshops are as varied as ever and there are so many to choose between that you could easily spend your entire festival going from one workshop to the next, starting each morning with an early yoga session and ending each night with star gazing.

Whether you want to look after your spiritual well-being with a laughter workshop or your physical well-being by learning how to make sauerkraut we have something for you.

Do you want to experiment with a new hobby like samba? Lose yourself in arts and crafts blacksmithing, spin painting or making a dream catcher? Work on how you can live off-grid with bender building? Become more sustainable by learning how to upcycle? We’ve got you. From tiny tots to wise old witches we are sure there will be at least one new experience at Sunrise to entice your curiosity. With many confirmed and more being booked all the time, workshops will be running throughout the day, every day.

Sunrises ‘whole earth’ approach to a happier, healthier you leaves you going home inspired and armed with the knowledge you need to create a happier, healthier world. Together we can do this.

Talks

At Sunrise this year inspiring speakers set to interest and inform will be covering a wide range of topics from gardening and off-grid living to home education and politics, whether you already have a set interest in a discussion or are wishing to explore new territories you are likely to discover talks to keep you engaged and leave you wanting more.

Luckily you are at a festival so you can relish your reality of no deadlines or hectic responsibilities and grab a curry, a pint and a seat by the fire. Deliberate over what you have learned with old friends and new. Debate ideas and develop plans, open your mind and take the time to both listen and share.

We will release a full list of the speakers before the event so that you can scout out all the talks you want to attend and prepare any questions that you would like to ask.

Sunrise Kids

Welcome to the kid’s area, a place to bounce, laugh, play and explore.

There is plenty for children of all ages to do from learning bush craft to graffiti workshops (using environmentally friendly spray!) Circus skills, bubbles and painted faces, whether your child is in the mood for pirates or princesses, painting or sports, making juggling balls or listening to stories we have them covered! There will be opportunities galore for both adult lead workshops and child led playtimes.

Sunrise has won awards for its children’s area in the past and this year we are going above and beyond. With everything in line with our low waste, environmentally friendly ethos and a theme of ‘making something new out of something old’ resonating across the kid’s area what will they be showing you next? An old t-shirt brought back to life with tye-dye? A puppet made out of ‘rubbish’? A bug hotel created from scavenged materials?

Although we have put a lot of effort into the designated ‘Kids area’ Sunrise is all about inclusivity and we’re not into shoving anyone into a corner without choices. There will be activities and areas to play across the site and children are welcome to join in with the majority of workshops, not just those designed specifically for them.