T’Other Field

There's a whole program of circus skills workshops, Willow Wonky games, healing, drumming workshops, stone balancing, Yoga (for children & adults) and circus skills - T’Other Field is the place to be.

We will also have a full veggie and vegan café where you can indulge in a scrumptious selection of home cooked organic vegetarian, nutritious and delicious food at realistic prices. The menu ranges from authentic Indian spiced chai. All served in real mugs - none of which cost the earth! Served by a family-run crew who are more than eager to offer a smile and spread the happiness.

With the welcome return of Walk the Lines Storytelling the younger Willow Peeps will be involved in as many stories and adventures as can be told in one weekend. From Pirates to Dragon Slayers, drawing and painting out their dreams and running wild in our safe festival arena with balloon swords and pirate hats crafted from recycled card and paper.


Smoky Tentacles

We welcome Smoky Tentacles to Willowman this year! Housed in an exclusive Moroccan marquee, Smoky Tentacles is a beautiful and unique chill-out lounge and café, the perfect place for the festival-goer to relax with friends until the small hours. Think comfy rugs, cushions and low slung tables, ambient lighting, oil projections, great tunes and vibes to create one of the most popular spaces on the festival scene.

Serving a staple of fifteen flavours of shisha in traditional Egyptian hookah pipes, you can also enjoy delicious fairly traded teas and coffees from around the globe, freshly made chai, organic soft drinks, amazing breakfasts, gourmet toasties and lush cakes. Check out more at http://www.smokytentacles.com/

Children's Vintage Fairground

The Children's Vintage Fairground has proven vary popular over the years and returns this year adding more colour and children's joyful entertainment for T'Other Field. Come and join us for our fun-filled family friendly festival!

Say hello to Vicky!

Willowman are delighted to welcome Vicky who will be coordinating actitvities on the T'Other Field this year. With over 15 years in community arts Vicky will be bringing her experience to curate a wide range of workshops, performances and artists to delight children and family festival-goers.


Fulcrum Circus

Will be appearing in the T'Other Field with multi-disciplinary acrobatic and aerial skills. Fire and glow performing, juggling and stilt walking.


African drumming groups

Amy Cawthorne is a professional drumming teacher and workshop leader who runs her own drum group RAD. They will be performing on the Sunday. Amy will run workshops on Friday and Sunday giving you the chance to be part of your very own drumming troupe!


Art workshops

Morwenna Catt will be running workshops everyday at the festival. She is an internationally exhibiting artist and designer with a specialism in textiles and sculptural textiles. Her work often responds to literary and heritage themes. Morwenna is working on a studio series of 'modern shaman' pieces based on folkloric tales and the threads of DNA that stitch our ancient past to the complexities of our modern lives, creating embroidered totemic creatures, gowns and headdresses.


Sweet Aerobics

When the summer time hits, the Sweet Aerobics team hit the road and begin our tour of bright and beautiful festivals all over the country!

Sweet Aerobics aims to provide a holistic festival experience and can cater to all crowds, whether its sharing a stage with bands such as Maxi Roots, Samson Sounds or the much loved Mr Motivator, we also deliver yoga and aerobics workshops, and crowd participatory games which are a fun and wholesome event for all ages, to transition the morning festivities to riotous evenings of dancing.


Circus Bizercus

Lisa Fallon is a Creative practitioner who works within the community using drama, play and circus skills as a tool to encourage and explore personal and social development. Lisa aims to create safe, engaging spaces where participants feel free to express themselves,experiment and share with one and other. Drama and play are fantastic ways to open up dialogues that question and help us to better understand the world around us while having lots of fun in the process. ”Play is our brain's favourite way of learning”.  Lisa has an impressive pedigree having worked as a Performer/fire dancer and Story Teller for a number of wonderful companies including The Shine Academy, Mother Shiptons Cave, London School Rovereto and Leeds Becket University. Fun in T'Other Field ahoy!



Dave and Krissy will be bringing their swing dance company to Willowman this year. You’ll be able to join them to do the Lindy Hop (a partner dance originating in the dancehalls of 1930s Harlem), the Charleston and some solo strolls. Your teachers have been dancing for ten years and putting on regular lessons and special events across the north. Whether you're a seasoned bopper or a wannabe hopper, come and shake your tail feather with us.


The Hula Hoop Hootenanny

This engaging circus show debuted in 2017 and has performed at festivals and family events across the country. The show has an underlying theme and message being that anyone can achieve. This theme is explored through show stopping hula hoop stunts along with moments of participation and audience engagement. The audience are brought into the spectacle and encouraged to cheer the character on as she takes on fun filled stunts with hula hoops and more. The Hula Hoop Hootenanny is a light-hearted show followed by a short participatory workshop open to all.


Foxwood Panyard Steel Band

They are a collection of steelbands, band leaders, teachers and players. They will be performing throughout the day on Sunday on T’other Field. Drumming up crowds from far and wide its sure to help you along with your Sunday vibes and Steel Pan Love!

Steve Elliott and Iota LittleGiants

LittleGiants are laughter machines, created to be worn and danced in our Sunday parade. The figures follow the European folk carnival tradition and are inspired by popular culture, the ridiculous and the comic.

At Willowman festival Steve will be helping festival goers make masks, hats, a Willowman LittleGiant, large scale dreamcatchers and sky-writers to use in a grand parade on the Sunday. We will also have the LittleGiants, masks and drums for you to try on, play and photograph over the weekend.

Inner Sunshine

Working with young people we'll be bringing fun and sunshine to Willowman! Inner sunshine will be showing everyone how easy it is to enjoy yoga through play, stories, games, relaxation and imagination.
There will be mindful craft activities too. Over the last few years we've entertained families in the festival scene as bringing the kids is now the norm. Come play with us!


Walk the lines.....

Walk the Lines brings you the stories of Mark Fraser; dragons, witches, fairies, pirates, giants and a lizard that makes hats. At night the weird and wonderful stories of the deceased Jacob Cracker as he brings to life (slightly) Spooky Tales. Suitable for ages 1 - 101 ish. Come along Saturday to create a story in the workshop and hear your tale on sunday. Help search for the dragon egg and find the treasure on sunday, Always remember, "Tomorrow is another story."



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