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5 Ways to kick start festival season

Festival season (By which, let’s be honest, we basically mean ‘Summer’) is nearly upon us. It’s a few glorious months of fields, camping, music, mud, and floral wellies. With tickets getting booked up super-early in some cases, it can be hard to contain the excitement when you know you’re going, and after a while it stops being enough to simply spend every day at work shopping for fringed waistcoats and denim shorts on ASOS. Luckily, we have a few ideas for place you can go to kick off festival season sooner rather than later.

Campfire Club

Nothing says ‘it’s nearly festival season’ quite like sitting outside listening to acoustic music by the light of a campfire. The fact that the weather is, all of sudden, warm enough to make events like this possible; and that the whole thing takes place in a secret location is just icing on the festival-esque cake.

Festival Headbands

If you’re going to a festival or seven this summer you’re bound to run into someone wearing the exact same flower crown as you. After all, there are only so many designs in Accessorize. But instead of buying one, how about making one yourself? You can also wear it to the office to really show off your crafty credentials.

Thom Foole’s House Party

Thom Foole’s House Party has been booked for appearances up and down the country this festival season. It features character comedy, music, games, and all-around debauchery. However, if you’re not destined to cross paths with them at some point in the Summer they’ll be in London, and you should be too.

Festival of The Spoken Nerd

A festival season double whammy (in that they are performing at several festivals this Summer and also have ‘Festival’ in their name), Festival of The Spoken Nerd mix science and comedy brilliantly. Their shows are perfect for graph fans, or indeed anyone who likes their comedy a bit more interesting than usual.

Swing Patrol

Swing Patrol will be celebrating festival season at Wilderness in Oxfordshire (as well as holding the London Swing Festival this weekend). They’ll also be able to teach you some awesome new moves that you can take away and use at every festival you attend. That is, provided your wellies don’t get stuck in the mud, of course.

So, are you excited about festival season? If you’re heading to loads of them this Summer we hope you have a fantastic time. If you’re not, you’re in luck. With a Wonderush Unlimited membership you’ll still be able to get out and about and doing awesome stuff all season anyway.

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6 Things you could try when you have a song in your head

Sometimes in life, you have a song stuck in your head and singing in the shower just isn’t enough. You could do it at work, but unless you’re actually Taylor Swift we suspect you’d be hauled in front of HR pretty quickly. You could do it on the tube, but it’s probably only a matter of time before peoples’ commute-based stress boils over into a full-on lynching. You could do it walking around the streets, but you risk being mistaken for a busker and having change thrown at you. So where else can you go? The only way to get a song out of your head once it’s in there is to exorcise it. Well. We have some ideas.


Gospeloke

GospelokeYou know that feeling when you’re giving it your all on stage, belting out a brilliant song, and then the gospel choir joins in, and everything is just magical? No. We don’t either. But the good news is that we soon could, thanks to the geniuses behind Gospeloke, who’ve put together an event where everyone can experience what it feels like to be a musical superstar.


Karaoke Rumble

Karaoke Rumble betterIf you’re feeling slightly more confident about your superstar potential, Karoke Rumble might be just the thing for you. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to sing for two minutes. Pretty simple, right? Wrong. If the audience (or indeed the host) feel like it, they can boo you off the stage. And now that we’ve made the whole thing sound very scary, we’ll also point out that it’s a super-fun night.


Eureka Live

EurekaIf you’re a more serious ‘musician’ type, you might like the option of getting up on stage and performing a song without backup from rogue choirs or raucous booing. And you’re perfectly entitled to your preferences, which is why we’d like to suggest that Eureka Live might be just the event for you. It’s also good for those who simply want to listen to people do their thing.


Learn to Uke

UkuleleIf your musical ability isn’t quite what you were aiming for, and feel like you could do with an instrument to take you to the next level we fully have you covered. The ukulele is a pretty easy instrument to learn, and there’s nothing like the feeling that next time you see all of your friends you have all of the facilities to lead them in a spontaneous-and-really-cool singsong. It doesn’t matter that you probably won’t, because you’ll know that you could.


Musical Bingo

Musical BingoSometimes you don’t so much want to show off your talents as your mastery of music-based general knowledge and ability to know the actual names of well-known tunes. Musical bingo is the perfect place. They’ll play medleys of tunes, and you just have to mark off each song that appears on your card. It’s a bit like a night down at the bingo hall, but most people have drier underwear and a better sense of humour.


Notting Hill Unplugged

nicola emanuelleIf you’d rather just sit and enjoy a song or several while someone else does all the work, acoustic performances like those at Notting Hill unplugged are just what the doctor (what? A musical doctor is totally a thing) ordered. With great artists like Nicola Emanuelle and Georgia Van Etten, there’ll be something to please even the most discerning music fan.

If music isn’t your thing we have loads of other activities available, so don’t forget to check out the Wonderush Marketplace. If you’d rather try a whole load of cool stuff every month, don’t forget to check out Wonderush Unlimited!

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Anatomy of a #HappyYouYear: Autumn

We went off on one a couple of weeks ago about how we kind of resent New Years resolutions and are choosing instead to make 2016 a Happy You Year. Of course, it’s very easy to spout inspirational pep talks like that, but it’s hard to imagine what a Happy You Year might really look like. Well, not any more, folks. Community Manager Nicola is here. In the last couple of weeks she’s given us examples of what a Happy You Spring and a Happy You Summer might involve, and today she is imagining how a Happy You Autumn might look:

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