Reviews of Village Green
Village Green is a multi-art form and music festival, produced by Metal Culture in the picturesque grounds of a beautiful Victorian park in Chalkwell, Southend on Sea, Essex.
A variety different stages, green spaces, rose gardens, cricket pitches, pathways and marketplaces offer up a pot-pourri of international music acts, theatre, spoken word, poetry, lindy-hop/ fox trot lessons and displays, outdoor arts, circus and cabaret, vintage acts, musical theatre, visual arts, comedy, improvisation, film, workshops and games all set against the backdrop of the enigmatic estuary.
A key to the success of the festival is the calibre of acts and the diversity of performances, which in previous years has included Wilko Johnson, Sam Duckworth, Stereo MCs, Rag'N'Bone Man, The Asylums, Youth Club, Tiggs Da Author, The Skints, Ballet Black, the Royal Opera House, Molly Nyman Harry Escott and the Samphire Band, Passenger, Billy Bragg, James Taylor Quartet, Camera Obscura, Carleen Anderson, Ed Harcourt, John Hegley and, local boy, Phill Jupitus jumping on stage with the Blockheads. But the strength of the annual festival is its family centred ethos - where children and adults can have fun with strictly NO face painting or bouncy castles – every activity is arts-led.
Disabled Access Information
To provide an event site which is accessible to all, Village Green are working closely with ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING.
ALTERNATIVE FORMATS AVAILABLE
Village Green also have alternative formats of the access information available upon request. Again please contact them if you require this information in an alternative format.
ACCESS AROUND THE SITE
Village Green is situated in a beautiful Victorian park with good tarmac pathway and road systems running throughout, however many of the activities and stages are situated on grass fields. If you require assistance to access the grass field, please contact them prior to the event on firstname.lastname@example.org
2 FOR 1 TICKETS FOR PERSONAL ASSISTANTS
Village Green provide a 2:1 ticket scheme for individuals who would be unable to attend Village Green without bringing a personal assistant. Please contact them if you require an additional ticket.
ACCESSIBLE PARKING PASS
Village Green have a very limited number of accessible parking spaces within the park for blue badge permit holders. These spaces will be allocated on a ‘first come first served basis’. Please contact them to book a space.
Village Green provide a number of non-stewarded accessible toilets at Village Green.
There will be a safe space at Village Green, located at the back of the Metal Art School. This will be open between 11am-6:30pm and will be staffed by Disability Awareness and Dementia Friendly trained volunteers. There will be a shade, somewhere to sit, a disabled toilet and an access to a sterile kitchen and fridge (if medicines need to be stored).
Village Green welcome assistance dogs onto the site.
There will be general warning signs around the 2 main stages if strobe lighting will be used. Due to the nature of the artists it is likely that strobe lighting will be used throughout the performances.
The'll have large print versions of the programme available at the Info Stall. It will also be available to download in a Word Document and PDF versions.
There will be three First Aid points on site and mobile First Aiders will also patrol the site. If you require more information, please get in touch.
FREE TICKETS TO ADVANTAGE C HOLDERS
If you have an Advantage Card C, you might be able to pick up a free ticket from Southend on Sea Borough Council - Civic Centre on Victoria Avenue.
HOW TO CONTACT Village Green
email: email@example.com or
telephone: 01702 470 700
To see this year's full lineup, please use the link below