Sark is a unique jewel within the Channel Islands, located 20 miles off the coast of Normandy, France, and around 80 miles south of England. With 22 miles of picturesque craggy cliff coastline, the island is 3 ½ miles
long and 1 ½ miles wide. Boasting no cars and no concrete, nature is free to be abundant in all her
glory. No street lights contribute to the breath-taking starry night skies, with Sark being awarded recognition as the world’s first ‘Dark Sky Island’ in January 2011.
Sark Roots Festival will be a weekend of celebrating land, sea and the
community within the islands. Showcasing local music, food and brews!
Bringing people together from around the Channel Islands and abroad.
A full line up of music will include Guernsey bands Buffalo Huddleston,Crow
man, Blue mountains, Rectory Hill Skillet Lickers, Tantale, Wondergiest,
Carrie and the turtle necks and many more. From Jersey we have Benny the Moth
and Kilig and Fernweh and of course Sark’s very own Big Sheep!
An abundant variety of workshops will be on offer; African drumming, yoga,
mindfulness meditation, gardening for wildlife, fire and forage, scything,
and beekeeping are to name only a few. Internationally recognised
permaculture teacher Aranya will be hosting three permaculture workshops over
the weekend. A full list of workshops is available on our website.
There will be an interactive arts and crafts zone showcasing ‘Coumme
Nous’, Sark’s new Arts Cooperative. Activities will include loom weaving,
tapestry, wool spinning, flax weaving and sit and knit with Lorna Macnee.
With a healing area offering massage, reflexology and vibrational sound
therapy, and a kid’s creative area with slacklining, juggling, circus
skills, face painting and storytelling there will be something for all the
Aspiring to be a minimal waste festival all caterers will be serving food in
reusable or environmentally friendly packaging. Recycle bins will be provided
and also wash stations for those who bring their own plates, bowls and
cutlery to use, receiving discount tokens for the bar. Reusable cups will be
available to purchase at the bar and compost toilets will reduce the number
of portable chemical toilets needed, using ‘small slow solutions’ towards
an ultimate goal of creating a ‘no waste’ festival.
Tickets and more information are available at www.sarkrootsfestival.com
For more information about the island please visit the official Sark Website at www.sark.co.uk