The GreenCrafts Village at Electric Picnic
Ever wanted to learn to axe wood? make a silver ring? blacksmith forge? Create your own fresh-flower head-dress? Throw clay? Or try loads-more hands-on craft stuff? Then the GreenCrafts Village is your must-do place.
There’s loads of have-a-go activities and workshops all day, all weekend. You can make beautiful things, from natural materials, to take home; and all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. A few workshops this year include making copper and hot glass jewellery, spa bath-bombs, willow garden decos, leatherwork and carved wooden spoon and plates. (Plus loads more). Traditional tools are used and you can work inside beautiful covered spaces like woodsman’s shelters, rustic yurts and geodomes.
“Everyone’s so lovely and helpful and I couldn’t believe what I made.”
Located near the main stage in a beautiful tree-lined area. Look out for the massive straw bale walls. We’re open early on Friday at 2pm, then Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Beginners are welcome, and supervised kids. Some activities take less than an hour, others longer, but it’s up to you how long you spend.
“The ring I made is amazing and my girlfriend tried stone-carving.”
- The area’s got beautiful seating, sculptures and gardens and you’re welcome to come hang out, relax and enjoy the re-energising buzz.
- You can always have-a-go for free.
- There’s no need to book workshops, call-by and join in straight away, or arrange a place with craft groups.
- A small charge is made for materials for things you take away.
- We’re located close to the Main Stage, opposite Electric Ireland and the fairground.
“The areas really chilled and the crafts re-energised us”
As well as the area being a fun, friendly, skill share experience, GreenCrafts is also the Electric Picnic’s leading “Off-Grid” zone. Pioneering sustainable and ethical making,
there’s no generators or mains electric making it a lovely, healthy, relaxing alternative of clean green energy powered totally by the sun and people! A hard feat at a festival but a leading example of how we can all tread lighter on the land. Natural Irish materials are used, sustainably grown and sourced, and the village showcases how we might live a more genuinely environmentally stable life, in a real and practical way.
GreenCrafts is presented by Glastonbury Festival’s team. Based in Ireland, for Electric Picnic they’re assembling one of the largest craft gatherings in the country.A full listing of workshops will be added here soon