An innovative new online festival is hitting the internet on Sat 7 — Sun 8 Nov. Raising awareness and funding for the huge ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Daisy Chain Festival will be host to musicians, yoga workshops, visible mending, storytellers and more.
Tickets are being made available on a donation basis through the Daisy Chain website – www.daisychainfestival.com and 100% of donations will be going to registered charity Mercy Relief UK who help children and communities in Yemen.
This online music, arts and wellness festival will be hosting a dynamic community of creatives, artists and practitioners from all over the UK for a two day donation based online festival. Events will include performances by musicians and spoken word artists, yoga + breathwork classes, meditaton and more!
Yemen is currently facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. For over five years, the region has been devastatingly affected by conflict, resulting in 24 million people (some 80% of the population) in desperate need of humanitarian aid. Around 3 million men, women and children have been internally displaced and lack access to safe shelter, food and clean water.
And then there’s Covid 19.
100% funds raised from ticket sales and limited edition prints will be donated to Mercy Relief, a UK registered charity specialising in providing urgently needed aid to families in Yemen.
For more information on Mercy Relief and the vital work that they are doing, visit: www.mercyrelief.org.uk People are invited to buy individual event tickets or an all access day pass. The minimum donation amount is £5 per event ticket or £20 for an all access day pass.
Daisy Chain Festival have also included other amounts if people would like to donate more. All events will be streamed and hosted via Zoom. Prior to the event, guests will be emailed an online link to their chosen events.
The festival’s Opening Ceremony will be hosted by ‘We Are Formless’. Both days will feature a line-up of wellness events inc. yoga classes, guided movement practices and a breathwork + meditation workshop. The afternoon’s events will consist of ‘how-to’ workshops and storytelling. Guest speakers will each come with their own stories of creative living, making and doing. There will also be unique experiences of craftmanship, alternative living, activism and working with non-profit organisation within communities directly affected by war.
In the early evening Daisy Chain Festival will have performances by spoken word artists, followed by 3-4 mostly 30mins performances by a line-up of singers and musicians. The festival will conclude at 9pm on Sun 8th Nov with a closing ceremony hosted by ‘We Are Formless’.
Daisy Chain Festival was organised by Natasa and Ivana, two individuals with a clear perspective on displacement. Natasa’s father fled war in Cyprus in the 70s. She works as a photographer and activist, fighting for both social and climate justice. Ivana and her family fled the former Yugoslavia during the civil wars in the 1990’s. Since settling in London UK, She has worked abroad in scuba diving and teaching yoga. She now lives and works as a designer in Cornwall.
Daisy Chain Festival comes to an internet-capable device near you on Sat 7 — Sun 8 Nov 2020. For more details, visit: www.daisychainfestival.com