Welcome to L Fest! We wanted to tell you about this new and exciting weekend lesbian festival, on 22-25th July 2011.
L Fest is different. Our aim is clear: to offer a weekend with a wide variety of entertainment and activities. Whatever’s your passion, we have something for you!
Music @ L Fest!
We have a wide range of lesbian artists performing on our main stage with Pimms Garden! We will have acts such Jill Jackson (currently touring with Heather Peace), Vicky Jackson, international Pink Tribute, Jo Frances, Christina Novelli, Eeek, Mel Sanson from Kenelis, Faye Bagley, Eeek and more!
Sports @ L Fest!
Whether you play in a team or on your own or are just trying something new, there are sports for everyone. We have It’s a Knockout, Football, Rounders, Power Kites, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball & many inflatable games! Just register to play on the day!
Arts @ L Fest!
Top authors Jackie Kay, Manda Scott and VG Lee will read from their latest books at L Fest, along with performance poets Jay Bernard and Sophia Blackwell, all hosted by Helen Sandler (ex YLAF). With workshops in cartooning, writing, drama, dancing and laughter yoga, plus an open mic for poets, you can learn new skills or just show off! The Laughing Cows comedy night will showcase hilarious well-known acts such as Jen Brister, Barbara Nice, Rosie Wilby, Kerry Leigh.
Relax @ L Fest!
This weekend doesn’t have to be all go! You may just want to sit back outside your tent on our beautiful showground hugged by the river Severn and enjoy the Shropshire sun. Or go to the Relaxation Arches, where our stall holders will offer you a range of massage & beauty therapies. Take a stroll along the river or meander around the many market stalls selling jewellery, t shirts, gifts, books and many other items
Families @ L Fest!
L Fest welcomes lesbians and their families and friends of all ages! The Family area, kindly sponsored by Gay Family Web, will be a place that children can play in a safe environment and you can relax and chat to like-minded families.
Camping @ L Fest!
As women will be coming from all over the country, you need somewhere to stay: camping is free. Our camping is actually Glamping, with plenty of (clean!) toilets and showers, even a room dedicated to make-up and hair straightening if that’s what you want! If that doesn’t do it there is a growing list of accommodation here: http://www.rainbowfilmfestival.org.uk/links.htm#accom – all in Shropshire, some closer to the showground than others so please check – and check back because we are adding to it
The Rest @ L Fest!
There’s so much more: riverboat party cruises, DJ’s into the night, lesbian cinema – showing, amongst others, the multiple award winner Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement and the funky musical success that is Itty Bitty Titty Committee, Pink Sofa speed dating – and more! We’ve also booked a fairground. It’s pay-per-ride, but hey, considering what else is included in your weekend ticket price, we don’t think you’ll mind.
To buy tickets just go online: http://www.lfest.co.uk
Please pass the word on to any friends, groups or societies that you think may be interested
We look forward to seeing you at The County Showground, Shrewsbury, @ L Fest!
Cindy Edwards, http://www.lfest.co.uk/