The Plaza Del Paz
The centre of the Sunrise micronation, here we assemble to dance, dream and discuss
- Line Up
There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. —Ursula K. LeGuin
Tucked away in the Northern Regions of the Sunrise Nation, lies a magical realm. Here the little folk rule...and we don't mean the bearded and well-honed hobbits of The Shire....here be the Pixies and Goblins of lore!
Storylands is a semi-mythical kingdom, rumored to be the land of the fabled Fountain of Youth, a Never-Neverland where many fear to tread...well, grown-ups at least. Its a place that welcomes those already of a light-heart and for those bearing the weight of the world promises to lighten that load and bring forth the inner child.
The inhabitants of this wonderful region place play at the heart of everything. Not here will you find the gloomy rumblings of the apocalyptically inclined, nor serious discourse on the nature of reality - 'cept perhaps when told with a hint of jest. Here, swing is king, for this is the monkey kingdom, a place to dance and play amidst the trees and to indulge that part of yourself that you perhaps once left behind...
If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life. —Siberian Elder
Here's some of what you can expect to find in Storyland...
Sunrise's award-winning kids area returns once more presented by the wonderful LATE Club and their crew of merry elves. This year's Kids Area is set to be better than ever with more undercover space, including a large theatre tent, and the return of the perennial favorites such as the Skate Ramp and Bouncy Castle.
Forest School is a place for kids to learn and grow, exploring nature's bounty, gathering basic outdoor skills and delving into their imaginations. Forest School activities range from naturally inspired arts n crafts to basic bushcraft skills and this year will actually happen amongst the trees!
The Magical Forest
The Magical Forest is an exciting new area for 2013 and the heart of Storylands. Presented by Idyllic Circus, this aerial nautical playground will take you up into the treetops to swing and slide in an exciting adventure area for kids of all ages. Expect treetop antics a-plenty, as well as a fire temple, circus artists, art trails and much much more.
Earth Circus Productions
proudly presents at Sunrise Festival 2013
in the Story lands Magical forest area
at the Flying Machine Tent
Friday 31st May 9:30 PM to 11PM
The Lyrically Challenged Collective with conscious and live hip-hop and spoken word.
and DJ Shorty
Saturday 1st June 9:30 PM to 11PM
The Evolution cabaret
Dan the Accordian
Pok the Bard
and Artists from The Lyrically Challenged crew
Mc Angel and co.
Join us for Frontline Cabaret and spoken word from the underground of the London squat scene and front lines of Eco resistance.
Other Kids Activities
Storylands isn't the only place that the pixies play at Sunrise. Raiding parties of small folk will be causing a mighty kerfuffle across the site, from the Traditional Fair in the Village Green through to the musical magic of Tribe of Doris down to the Fairground at the heart of the Plaza Del Paz. The Sunrise Nation welcomes pixies wherever they may turn up. Our motto 'Kids Always Welcome, Adults Welcome if they behave!'