Wow, what a week it’s been! We hope you've all enjoyed our Solstice-themed activities all week – we certainly have.
Yesterday was particularly special with our Summer Solstice Festival Day. We had a morning yoga session, a kid's party, a DJ set, cocktail making, comedy and some amazing singers and musicians.
Just in case you missed it, we’ve put together a collection of our festival highlights showing all the performers who kindly gave up their time to entertain us all.
We think they were all fantastic and want to thank them all for performing.
OUR FESTIVAL LINE-UP - IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
We started the day with some yoga from Chloe Warner:
Chloe took us through a series of yoga stretches to release and open up the body culminating with a sun salutation to welcome in the new day.
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Mid-morning, Zoe Hart held an interactive children’s party and disco which kept the kids entertained.
Then from 3-5 pm, co-hosted by last night a dj saved my life, she entertained us with a DJ set, fundraising for setforlovedonate.org.
The kids had a fantastic time as Zoe and Loopy Lou got them on their feet and partying and playing games.
Your Sound Lady – The *Ting* – Zoe Hart spun some real summer festival vibes raising money for people in need around the world! You can donate at setforlovedonate.org
Later on, we enjoyed a cocktail-making session with our resident mixologist Linus.
He showed us how to create a perfect summer cocktail -Summer Solst’ice’.
This brought us nicely into the evening’s entertainment kicking off with Cecilia Delatori.
She made us laugh and sing with her fantastic mix of comedy and music.
Technical issues meant Cecilia couldn’t join us live, so she shared with us her latest musical creations – ‘Lockdown Rockdown’ and her twist on an Elton John classic.
Then, post watershed, the multi-talented Wolfe Hogan wowed us with his singing and fiddle.
He showcased his truly unique style of music (some songs contain adult content)
Finally, Joel Bullen ended the evening by entertaining us with his version of some classic songs.
He blew us away with his impressive vocal talent and even took some requests!
A great finale to the day.
SUMMER SOLSTICES AROUND THE WORLD
It’s not just Stonehenge where the Solstice celebrations happen. Take a look at these alternative celebrations and traditions from around the world.
Celebrate a traditional Swedish Midsummer
Ukrainians celebrate Ivana Kupala Day
Ancient Ysyakh Summer Solstice in Russia.
SPECTACULAR SUNRISES AROUND THE WORLD
For those of you that couldn’t stay up late or get up early to watch the Summer Solstice sunrise here’s a few clips from across the world of beautiful sunrises.
First sunrise in the world (New Zealand)
Sunrise St. Augustine Beach, Florida
Timelapse Sunrise over Saudi Arabia view from Dahab Eygpt
Sunrise in Finland
The South Pole
CHECK OUT OUR OTHER SUMMER SOLSTICE PAGES
We’ve got loads more Summer Solstice stuff for you to enjoy – see our other collections below
Need an idea for your Summer Solstice Party at home? We’ve collected together loads of Solstice party ideas for you
We’ve gathered together loads of Summer Solstice food and drink ideas from around the world – let’s celebrate Summer!
Summer Solstice is a wonderful celebration of the natural world, so we’ve got loads of ideas to help you get back to nature.
Looking for Summer Solstice arts & crafts ideas? We’ve collected together loads of great projects for adults and kids.
Summer Solstice is a magical event in the year, and a great opportunity for fun activities with the kids – plus they might learn a bit too
Fascinated by Summer Solstice history and myths? We’ve collected together loads of interesting Summer Solstice facts for you