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Team behind Shambala launch Kin festival

The festival for those who are "bored of waiting" will take place in Bristol from 8 – 11 November

By Molly Long on 06 Sep 2018

Kin comes from the team behind Northamptonshire's Shambala (pictured)

Kin comes from the team behind Northamptonshire's Shambala (pictured)


image © Shambala Facebook

The team behind the UK’s Shambala Festival have this week announced the creation of Kin, a weekend-long event dedicated to “those yearning for a kinder world”. Taking over The Arnolfini arts centre complex and gallery on Bristol’s harbour, organisers have billed the new festival as “a playful and immersive gathering of music, chatter and making”.

The event, taking place from 8 to 11 November, aims to provide a space for people feeling disenfranchised by today’s world. “While nations flounder, the media gets weirder and big business gets bigger, Kin is a gathering for those yearning for a kinder world,” a statement from organisers reads.

“While nations flounder, the media gets weirder and big business gets bigger, Kin is a gathering for those yearning for a kinder world”

“Over a long weekend in November, musicians, artists, thinkers and doers will be moving into the Arnolfini for four days, to take over the running of the world from ‘our leaders’.”

Global activist collective, The Rules, will be running a “culture hack” over the course of the four-day event. On the agenda will be a number of workshops, using data analysis and storytelling to “highlight myths that are shaping the world.” Part-festival, part-learning experience, the Kin team hope festivalgoers will leave the event with “newfound skills and actions to taking into [their] community.”

Details surrounding the lineup and tickets will be released in the near future. Fans can sign up to be the first to hear more information.

 


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