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weeMAD Festival on the Isle of Arran, 25-27 September

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    Inaugural weeMAD Festival, Corrie, Arran, 25-27 September 2009

    This should be of interest to locals and visitors alike, a unique and exciting event!

    weeMAD is a 3-day celebration of evolved music, art and dance, thought up by artist Clare Galloway and sound-healer Suzanne Harris as a means of bringing world-class artists to unique rural locations.

    It aims to stimulate cultural exchange, and inspire and invigorate community in a brilliant atmosphere. There will be a variety of events and shows at this, its inaugural event, including sound healing, vibrant paintings from the surrounding landscape and cutting edge dance, all crammed into Corrie Hall on the Isle of Arran!

    The September weekend, 25th-27th, will see a veritable cavalcade descend on the village! The launch evening will be at 7.30pm on the Friday, where everyone is invited to join open mic sessions between stunning performances by dance group Synergy.

    Taster of Excellence

    There will be fantastic evening concerts, drumming! dance! tai chi! children`s workshops, individual healing sessions und a glorious art exhibition in the bell tent, all at special discounted rates. International artist Anthar Kharana will be appearing, along with multi-albumed vocalist Peter Govan, and well-known artist Clare Galloway, who grew up in the village.

    Community, Celebrate!

    The wide-ranging programme will be based in the main hall, with the art-tea-house set up outside in a beautiful bell tent. There will be ample opportunity for everyone to enjoy themselves; from watching the main performances on the Friday and Saturday nights, participating in workshops, relaxing sound journeys, or receiving guidance through a personal tarot reading. Watch out around the island for a full programme which will appear shortly or visit the website below.

    Arran Connects

    Having met the Soundweavers back in spring this year, and been hugely impressed with their music and healing, Clare found they had Arran in connection with her, and were also keen to take their work there. Her old friend Sun Fyre and Skye Mackenzie are soon to move to the island, and their Synergy dance troupe liked the sound of the festival. Coinciding with the launch of the Travelling Secret Shop, the ideas began to buzz: "Fitting auspiciously into the space that Corrie Capers has left; we saw the perfect opportunity to bring some exciting new vibes to the village – whilst having a busman`s holiday ourselves!"
    Last edited by kathyv; 15th September 2009, 21:48. Reason: removal of contact link info