Shambala Festival news: This year, our Imaginarium venue is playing host to Social Muscle Club – and th…

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This year, our Imaginarium venue is playing host to Social Muscle Club – and they’re on the look out for 10 game hosts! Applicants must already have a ticket to Shambala and must be available for training from 4-5pm on Thursday and from 5-7pm on Friday for the main event.

WHAT IS SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB?

💗 SMC is a world wide project where you meet new people and take part in a simple sharing game where everyone offers things they are willing to give away unconditionally, and makes requests for things they’d like to receive.

💗These things can be concrete, practical or abstract; fresh bread, help on a tax return, a tattoo, a holiday apartment in Costa Rica, a sofa, cash, a shoulder to cry on.

💗The giving and receiving is punctuated by performance, music, food and surprises. The atmosphere is celebratory; evocative of an exuberant wedding or a chaotic gameshow.

BECOMING A HOST…

💗Social Muscle Club would like to invite 10 special people to an exclusive micro club on Thursday, where you will learn to play the game, and become a table host for the main event ​in the Imaginarium ​on Friday.

💗You will become a member of a worldwide club of trained hosts, who can share the magic formula! (Also, it’s going to be VERY, VERY good fun.)

💗This is a first come first served opportunity, and to secure your place as a Table Host you will need to email ​SMC international trainer Jen Bell at smc@queer-arts-exchange.org so she can tell you more.

For more info about ​Social Muscle Club, head HERE:
http://www.socialmuscleclub.com/worldwide/basel/



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By night, we celebrate with banging bands and DJs from all over the world, covering everything from punk, to soca to techno.
Rebel Soul also has a store full of books, zines and delicious cakes - with all proceeds going to support grassroots campaigns.
Delve into their line up, here: www.shambalafestival.org/2018/venue/rebel-soul/
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Cátia!!!! Soca and also anti-racist practice!?!? My dream x

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As Pride month draws to a close, we've got some announcements for you - buckle up, as it's a slightly wordy one..

🌈 The SanQtuary 🌈
This month has been a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, reclaim histories and learn better allyship within and from outside of the community. With this in mind, we are immensely proud and excited to announce a new venue debuting at Shambala this year: our all new Queer clubhouse, The SanQtuary.

Run by and for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies, it is an intersectional and intergenerational space, inspired by the ancestors. During the day get cosy by the wood burner, for some holistic healing, and tap into rich Queer heritage, through talks, workshops, meditation and a good ol’ brew.

As the sun begins to set, Queens & Cocktails, Shambala’s daily meet and greet, will be a chance to segue smoothly into each night’s offering of cutting-edge performance, wild dance parties and slick DJ sets. Come along, explore visions of, and play in, our own Queertopia!

🌈 FREEDOM FRIDAY🌈
Who doesn’t love a make over? It’s about time Fruity Friday slapped a little proverbial lippy on. New and improved, we want Friday to be more than just a titillating play at ‘cross-dressing’: the gender binary’s dead now anyways! We want Friday to be the time when people have free reign to experiment with their gender expression – to be bold and open, in safe and silly, Shambolic surrounds!

“Fruity,” the delicious cocktail of sweet plant matter, can also have pretty damning connotations. In Britain, the word has historically meant naughty, bawdy and spicy (no bad thing there!), but has also been substitute for notions of the wicked, impure and rotten. In the US “fruity” has subsequently been used as a homophobic slur. This etymology lesson has left us with a sour taste in our mouths… perhaps it’s time to do away with the word? Time to make Friday as inclusive as possible.

So, we’re welcoming in FREEDOM FRIDAY – a day for ludicrous, lovely, larger-than-life gender play; a chance for people to experiment; to dress their truest or to test out the absolute opposite; to play pretend; to proclaim “IT’S ME”; to revel in body positivity. We hope you’ll get stuck in and embrace the name change. This is an invitation to up-the-ante, covered up, stripped down or dressed to the nines – and celebrate freedom, as we enter this next chapter in our adventures.

Big love, The Shambala Team x
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As Pride month draws to a close, weve got some announcements for you - buckle up, as its a slightly wordy one..

🌈 The SanQtuary 🌈
This month has been a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, reclaim histories and learn better allyship within and from outside of the community. With this in mind, we are immensely proud and excited to announce a new venue debuting at Shambala this year: our all new Queer clubhouse, The SanQtuary.

Run by and for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies, it is an intersectional and intergenerational space, inspired by the ancestors. During the day get cosy by the wood burner, for some holistic healing, and tap into rich Queer heritage, through talks, workshops, meditation and a good ol’ brew.  

As the sun begins to set, Queens & Cocktails, Shambala’s daily meet and greet, will be a chance to segue smoothly into each night’s offering of cutting-edge performance, wild dance parties and slick DJ sets. Come along, explore visions of, and play in, our own Queertopia! 

🌈 FREEDOM FRIDAY🌈
Who doesn’t love a make over? It’s about time Fruity Friday slapped a little proverbial lippy on. New and improved, we want Friday to be more than just a titillating play at ‘cross-dressing’: the gender binary’s dead now anyways! We want Friday to be the time when people have free reign to experiment with their gender expression – to be bold and open, in safe and silly, Shambolic surrounds! 

“Fruity,” the delicious cocktail of sweet plant matter, can also have pretty damning connotations. In Britain, the word has historically meant naughty, bawdy and spicy (no bad thing there!), but has also been substitute for notions of the wicked, impure and rotten. In the US “fruity” has subsequently been used as a homophobic slur. This etymology lesson has left us with a sour taste in our mouths…  perhaps it’s time to do away with the word? Time to make Friday as inclusive as possible. 

So, we’re welcoming in FREEDOM FRIDAY – a day for ludicrous, lovely, larger-than-life gender play; a chance for people to experiment; to dress their truest or to test out the absolute opposite; to play pretend; to proclaim “IT’S ME”; to revel in body positivity. We hope you’ll get stuck in and embrace the name change. This is an invitation to up-the-ante, covered up, stripped down or dressed to the nines – and celebrate freedom, as we enter this next chapter in our adventures.

Big love, The Shambala Team x

 

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hoorah!

Mel, it's no longer cross-dressing, it's free dressing ( or non-dressing). Get your rainbow socks on!

This is fantastic. I love the fact that Shambala openly loves the LGBTQ+ community. We love you too Shambala xxx

Wooooahhh I've already started making a rainbow outfit for the Friday it's as if it was meant to be!! 😍❤🧡💛💚💙💜🌈

Binary is for computers, people are analogue.

FREEDOM FRIDAY gang Lauren Kalinauckas Kate Parker Nikki Sally Burnham Tom Lomath Joanna Byrne

Well done Shambala!!! Yet again you do the perfect thing 🌈🌟❤️

This is why I ❤️ Shambala😍

Georgina Rowbotham - got a dress that will look good on me?!

Rainbow Socks at the ready Abigail carder 🤗 🌈 😘 🌈

Ole Rudd poster boy! 😀

Kay Wilson Isabel Aragao ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Love this ❤️

Love this 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤💝

Seen this, Ole Rudd? 🤩

Woo hoo

Ardis Florine im so excited !!!

🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

Dana Boodoo glitter beard time

Alex Hood.....

Enfys ❤️

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