Once In A Blue Moon Cafe, a nomadic food & drink, music, arts and wellbeing space have announced they will donate a share of profits from their fifth Anniversary Party to Cintre!
The party is taking place in a secret Bristol location close to Temple Meads station from 3pm to 2am on 17th November. It will feature unique decor, tasty organic food, delicious teas including choco-coconut chai, a fully licensed bar, workshops, art and stalls. On top of this there will be fantastic line-up of live bands and DJs.
We will also be setting up a table with information about our organisation and volunteering opportunities at the event.
Please share details with family and friends. We look foward to seeing you there!
Tickets are on sale now for just £10 (plus £1 booking fee). You can buy yours here:
Once in a Blue Moon Present…
It’s our absolute pleasure to host the power trio of ridiculously multi-talented musicians that is Gipsydelica for their Bristol debut!!! These guys create a psychedelic, ethno-rock infusion that combines original songs with long forgotten gems, mined from the treasure trove of Balkan folk. Led by the boundlessly exuberant Miroslav Morski, a hero in his homeland of Bulgaria (also on the frontline with festival favourites The Turbans), these experienced players have roots which run deep and are gonna turn the party wild! Here’s an awesome recent live rehearsal:
The Pang Orchestra & Balu Band
We’re very excited to invite Chris Baron to host an interactive workshop and performance, as part of a group who’s pioneering contributions have been of great value to the development of the wonderful instrument that is the Hang Drum. He has won acclaim from Felix Rohner (the original maker of the Hang) and the workshop is open to everyone. You won’t require any musical education or training and will leave you feeling enriched and invigorated! Join us during the early part of the event to learn about this unique musical tradition and experience a vibrant, meditative musical language that produces deep pulsations and a rich percussive pallet of sound. Check out a little taster here:
The art of Mandala Sand-Painting is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice where highly symbolic images are carefully constructed to incorporate deities, talismans and sacred geometry. Mandalas can take days or even weeks to create, being considered a powerful form of meditation but then ceremoniously destroyed on completion. For this drop-in workshop, the process will be offered to anyone who would like to have a go! While it will not be of a Buddhist or other specific religious nature, the traditional Tibetan tools (called ‘chakpur’) will be used, and you will get a sense of how deeply meditative and therapeutic this practice is!
Our resident DJ is most often found providing the soundtrack to our cafe at festivals, bringing the vibes no matter the time of day! For the party we’re looking forward to a strictly vinyl and very danceable selection of Disco, Funk, Afro-Beat and other World Grooves. Have a listen to this recent radio mix here:
A brand that’s not only fun but supports small business in India. Lulu will be bringing down her stall to showcase an array of clothing with cool, colourful and crazy designs, perfect for playing and partying in! Weird and wonderful stuff for weird and wonderful people! Have a little look here:
About Once in a Blue Moon
Back in 2013, four friends who had been working at festivals for a while and backpacking around the world decided to set up a festival cafe. It started from nothing more than walking around the Stonehenge Summer Solstice selling homemade cakes, followed by a pop-up guerilla cafe on the Stone Circle in Glastonbury where Chai Tea and bits of food were exchanged with people who were willing to trade and share a skill or gift of their own…Once In A Blue Moon was formed and moved into market stalls, club nights, raves, organising our own parties and most importantly into becoming the 24 hour food & drink, arts, music and well-being Cafe Venue space that now features at many of the fantastic events on the UK’s Independent Festival Circuit.
From day one we have collected and ‘tatted’ as we’ve gone by, building up the cafe over time from donated or found items, furniture, artwork, instruments, cups and more! Our policy to this day has always been that anyone who contributes something to the ever evolving space can eat for free. So in honour of this the theme of the party, to celebrate 5 years of Once In A Blue Moon, is:
ONE MAN’S TAT IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE!