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Mindful Mandalas at Walthamstow Garden Party

  • Lloyd Park E17 4PP United Kingdom (map)

Join Head & Hands at this year's Walthamstow Garden Party for a colourful afternoon of mindful crafts and a selection of handmade gifts for wellbeing & self-care.

Learn to craft an Ojo de Dios, woven with yarn between wooden sticks in several colours - an ancient contemplative and spiritual practice for many indigenous peoples in the Americas.

The practice of making an Ojo, is repetitive, grounding and meditative. crafting one is an excellent tool to quiet your mind and re-connect with your inner self.

The workshop is free, with a suggested donation of £2 for materials. There's no need to book, just drop by between 12pm-3pm on both days. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This year the Barbican Music Stage is headlined by Reggae forefathers Toots and the Maytals, with the likes of Funk outsider Doug Hream Blunt (with the Messengers), Sierra Leone’s Bubu icon Janka Nabay and Psychedelic collective The Heliocentrics – and one more special guest headliner to be announced – while you can see dance and performance from the likes of Boy Blue Entertainment and the Walthamstow Youth Circus.

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Walthamstow’s Lloyd Park, two days of music, dance, film, spoken word, arts & crafts, food and family activities will be delivered in partnership with local organisations. The festival’s programme always features the best of local talent alongside established artists from around the globe. 

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Earlier Event: June 6
Botanical Watercolours
Later Event: August 20
Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop