Packed with colourful creations and tree-swinging tykes, we have adventures awaiting the tiniest explorers to the most intrepid 12-year-olds. Perfectly plonked next door to the family camping. Here's a first look at what's instore in our land of legends. Don't forget to get in uniform for the Little Folk parade Sunday 20th around 4.30pm!
Moona Craft: Create potions whilst learning the myth of The Lady of Llyn-Y-Fan-Fach.
Acorn Animations: Stop motion animation workshops: Bringing Welsh legends to life through stop motion animation, using printmaking and plasticine models to create forest backgrounds and characters for children to learn new creative techniques and share their stories.
Hands in Song: Join the mysterious story tellers as they tell you a tale of mystery and wonder before inviting you to bring the characters to life! Work with the Team to create gigantic puppets from recycled materials which will then lead the inhabitants of little folk in the parade.
Junkfish: Arts and Crafts workshops to create any, or all, of the following: Giant decoupage dragon, Dream catchers, Crowns, Fridge magnets,Spoon puppets, Big mouth monsters, Dragon or Fairy wings, Painted sheep , Green Man masks
Woolly Circus: Clown around at the Woolly Circus spinning wool using drop spindles and a wheel. You can take some of your yarn away or weave it onto a large loom to create a collaborative weaving. A colourful way to explore a Welsh traditional craft
Fairy Doors: Decorating reclaimed wood pre cut 'fairy sized' doors with safe paints and gluing wooden detail on.
Baby Bops: Baby Bops is a music and movement workshop designed especially for babies under 1. Each session is unique and engages songs, rhymes, shakers, bubbles, parachutes, puppets and sensory surprises to encourage confidence and learning, expression and creativity in a fun light-hearted way for babies and their carers. I can promise the first-time festival goers will have a magical time.
Toddle Bops: Toddle Bops can only be described as music mayhem for kids under 5! Each session is unique and fun, as with guitar in hand I lead the group through a 45 minute session of singing, dancing, rhyme and silliness! I can promise big grins, giggles and grooving all round with a feast of homemade props such as sensory shakers, puppets, steering wheels, rainbow ribbons, morris dancing scarves, stepping stones, parachutes and all sorts of creative craziness to spark little ones imaginations!
The Flying Seagulls: Back with their own unique madcap style of entertainment The Seagulls will be back with music, circus and the kids comedy corner.
Pedal Emporium: Pedal Emporium will be providing a huge variety of pedal powered activities. Expect multi-coloured dragons at the Pedal Disco, paint spinning, games galore and the Bicycle Pencil Factory!
Circus Thirty Six: Circus skills workshops for all ages, hula hooping, poi, juggling, paint spinning…the list is endless.
Embroidery: Little Folk can learn to stich patterns or words to embroider whatever is in their imaginations. They will have the opportunity to experiment through colour and shape whilst learning stitching techniques.
Tinderwood: Explore the legend of Cerridwens and delve into the cauldron of knowledge with the team from Tinderwood. Join their mud kitchen and clay workshops to create creatures from the tale.
I See Magical Creatures: I See Magical Creatures return to Little Folk once more to take anyone who will join them on an interactive, dramatic, colourful adventure to discover the many magical creatures looking for new homes.
Tamar Williams: Interactive, bilingual story telling rooted in Welsh myth and legend.
The Brmwys: An eclectic 6-piece Cardiff based band, playing foot-stomping, toe-tapping festival folk for all the family.
A big thank you to everyone who snapped theirs up today!
Wow!! What an incredible FIFTEENTH birthday that was.. Our hearts are full of love and we're so thankful to you for making this weekend the most special, unforgetable weekend ever.
Back of Beyond makes a triumphant return at Green Man 2017 with an incendiary assortment of dance, circus and performing arts. This year, the area is located in the alluring shadows of the Green Man, awakening the lively spirit of the Black Mountains with a rambunctious roster of legend-themed performance.
As well as being the year of our 15th birthday (!!!), 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Green Man Rising: our annual showdown between the best unsigned acts in the UK. ️
We're often asked what the Settlement is all about.. Here's a beautiful film shot during last year's Settler's Pass to give you a good idea!
Our fabulous fifteenth birthday marks our earliest ever sell out! We’re chuffed that so many of you lovely festival folk will be joining us to celebrate in the beautiful black mountains.