Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books and popular children’s yoga gurus, Tatty Bumpkin will be setting up camp in the Little Lindi Wilding Field to offer festival-goers even more activities to enjoy when the event makes its debut at Lambton Estate, near Bournmoor, next month.
Organised by the people behind the much-loved Lindisfarne Festival, in Northumberland, Little Lindi will run from July 22-25 and will be an exhilarating, immersive and family-focused event filled with music, arts and opportunities to explore, have fun and try something different.
The new additions join previously-announced headliners Ministry of Sound Disco Band and top-drawer BBC 6 Music DJ, Huey Morgan, of Fun Lovin’ Criminals.
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In news which will delight youngsters who love a bit of storytelling, Seven Stories will be offering Circus Stories and Bedtime Stories sessions on both Saturday and Sunday, in the Wildings Field.
Wendy Elliott, CEO at Seven Stories said: “We’re thrilled to be involved with Little Lindi Festival this year, it promises to be a weekend of fantastic family fun, with something for all ages.
“We hope you’ll join us around the campfire for bedtime stories after a day exploring.”
Meanwhile, the South Tyneside branch of popular nationwide children’s yoga gurus, Tatty Bumpkin, will be taking babies and children from 0-7 on a magical adventure.
Vanathi Webster, owner of Children Inspired By Yoga, in South Tyneside, which runs the Tatty Bumpkin sessions, said: “Our sessions enhance development and creativity, through music, movement and storytelling. With 15 years of experience delivering children’s yoga across the country we are thrilled to finally be up in the North East.
“Tatty Bumpkin and Baby Bumpkin cannot wait to meet all the children and families for some bendy, giggly fun at our yoga sessions at Little Lindi Festival this year.”
Little Lindi’s creative director, Rosie Mason, said: “As the excitement starts building for this year’s inaugural Little Lindi festival, we’re really delighted to be bringing Seven Stories and Tatty Bumpkin on board to offer families even more things to get involved with and enjoy.
“We’ve been blown away by the support and enthusiasm for Little Lindi from the North East’s creative and cultural community and are thrilled with the family and fun focussed programme we’ve put together.”
Other highlights from the creative activity programme at Little Lindi include a den building, campfire cooking, puppet making, flashmobs, DJing, mini beast hunts, mud kitchen fun, drumming classes, sensory tents and live real-time street art.
North East dance agency Dance City will be hosting a string of dance workshops and classes, while Circus Central will also be inviting people to have a go at a range of circus skills.
As well as the aforementioned headliners, the main stage will also play host to an excellent bill of acts including Holy Moly and the Crackers, Beans on Toast, Ladies of Midnight Blue, We Are Champion (Queen tribute); The Greater Spotted Ceilidh Band and Reet Good Crack (Fleetwood Mac tribute).
All the action will be spread across five distinct areas: The Den, The Hive, The Walk of Love, The Wildings and The Walled Garden, making sure there’s something for everyone.