Reviews of Village Green
Village Green 2017 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.
Eight 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.
Only eight years ago Village Green Festival was a small scale celebration of the arts and music of Southend. Now, however, it regularly attracts over 25,000 festival goers.
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, 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.
Last Entry 7.30pm
Disabled Access Information
VILLAGE GREEN ACCESSIBILITY
To provide an event site which is accessible to all, Village Green are working closely with
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
CONTACT DETAILS FOR ALL ACCESS ENQUIRIES
If you would like more information on the access facilities at the event then please contact the festival – see below.
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 pathway and road systems running throughout, however many of the activities and stages are situated on grass fields.
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 are currently looking at viewing areas; please contact them for further details.
Village Green provide a number of non-stewarded accessible toilets at Village Green.
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.
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.
HOW TO CONTACT VILLAGE GREEN
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Telephone: 01702 470 700
To see this year's full lineup, please use the link below