Expressive
Arts

Join us at our Expressive Arts area, where creativity comes to life. The rustic, outdoor festival setting provides the perfect place to immerse yourself in live music, poetry, book readings and spoken word, all performed by incredible artists and authors.

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  • *Expressive Arts

Sat 13 Jul

ZAVIER presents Lyrical Lectures

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

ZAVIER presents Lyrical Lectures

ZAVIER is a Self-Development and Wellbeing Coach, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Spoken Word Artist. At Happy Place, ZAVIER will blend his professions to innovate at the cross-section of performance and education to present ‘Lyrical Lectures’: a performance project that creatively explores and challenges the relationship between universally experienced topics and the subconscious narratives attached to them. By blending spoken word, education, meditation, rap and poetry, ZAVIER reshapes what a lecture can be; an unfolding circular dialogue, in which everyone present learns more about their perspective, and therefore, their reality.

The Rek Trust presents Aniwa

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

The Rek Trust presents Aniwa

Live performance from Aniwa.

Aniwa is a London-based indie artist who combines heartfelt lyrics with elegant melodies to create emotionally charged songs. Influenced by artists such as Mazzy Star, Frou Frou and The Sundays, she ranges from indie rock and pop to folk. Since releasing her first song in 2021, Aniwa has been played on Worldwide FM and BBC Introducing London, as well as highlighted on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlists.

Upbeat Handpan Set with The Handpan Gentlemen

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

Upbeat Handpan Set with The Handpan Gentlemen

Seraphim and James met busking in London and have played and recorded all over the world. Get those hands clapping.

Harp Therapy with Muayuma Yese

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

Harp Therapy with Muayuma Yese

Enjoy a Restful session of Blissful Electric-Harp Music played by Harpist and Harp Therapist Muayuma Yese. Facilitating a soothing atmosphere for cultivating Love and Kindness for yourself and others.

Live Book Reading with Dawn O’Porter

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

Live Book Reading with Dawn O’Porter

The Big Sing with James Sils

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

The Big Sing with James Sils

Experience the joy of communal singing with choir leader and author of 'Do Sing', James Sills. In this 30-minute workshop, James will get you singing and harmonising within minutes, leave you feeling empowered and energised.

No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome.

Poetry Reading with Donna Ashworth

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

Poetry Reading with Donna Ashworth

Poetry is permission to feel, release and process all of our complicated emotions, says Donna Ashworth. Let the UK’s best-selling poet inspire you with favourites from her collections covering womanhood, joy, grief, self-love, relationships and more. Soul-nurturing through words, this session will unlock inspiration, much-needed acceptance and bring your inner child out to play.

The Rek Trust presents Ross Anderson

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

The Rek Trust presents Ross Anderson

Live performance from Glaswegian singer Ross Anderson.

Ross was spotted by Shawn Mendes while busking, making a name for himself on TikTok and Instagram. He has busked across the streets of the UK for over 5 years. He is relishing the transition from busking to recording and is set to release music this year. Ross’ inspiration has come from his family and soul music.

Sun 14 Jul

Harp Therapy with Muayuma Yese.

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

Harp Therapy with Muayuma Yese.

Enjoy a Restful session of Blissful Electric-Harp Music played by Harpist and Harp Therapist Muayuma Yese. Facilitating a soothing atmosphere for cultivating Love and Kindness for yourself and others.

Live Happy Place Book Club with Sofie Hagen

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

Live Happy Place Book Club with Sofie Hagen

Join Happy Place Book Club’s July author Sofie Hagen as she reads a passage from her new book ‘Will I Ever Have Sex Again?’

Upbeat Handpan Set with The Handpan Gentlemen

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

Upbeat Handpan Set with The Handpan Gentlemen

Seraphim and James met busking in London and have played and recorded all over the world. Get those hands clapping.

The Rek Trust presents Ruby Vidor

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

The Rek Trust presents Ruby Vidor

Live performance from Ruby Vidor. Ruby is a Melbourne-born singer-songwriter who has independently been releasing music since 2018. She writes and produces soulful tunes that are heavily influenced by her folky Aussie roots.

Since moving to London, Ruby has been producing her own material, leaping into the world of pop music and is well poised to make her mark on the scene.

Poetry Reading with Donna Ashworth

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

Poetry Reading with Donna Ashworth

Poetry is permission to feel, release and process all of our complicated emotions, says Donna Ashworth. Let the UK’s best-selling poet inspire you with favourites from her collections covering womanhood, joy, grief, self-love, relationships and more. Soul-nurturing through words, this session will unlock inspiration, much-needed acceptance and bring your inner child out to play.

Spoken Word with Melodi Marsh

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

Spoken Word with Melodi Marsh

The Rek Trust presents Ross Anderson

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

The Rek Trust presents Ross Anderson

Live performance from Glaswegian singer Ross Anderson.

Ross was spotted by Shawn Mendes while busking, making a name for himself on TikTok and Instagram. He has busked across the streets of the UK for over 5 years. He is relishing the transition from busking to recording and is set to release music this year. Ross’ inspiration has come from his family and soul music.

ZAVIER presents Lyrical Lectures

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

ZAVIER presents Lyrical Lectures

ZAVIER is a Self-Development and Wellbeing Coach, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Spoken Word Artist. At Happy Place, ZAVIER will blend his professions to innovate at the cross-section of performance and education to present ‘Lyrical Lectures’: a performance project that creatively explores and challenges the relationship between universally experienced topics and the subconscious narratives attached to them. By blending spoken word, education, meditation, rap and poetry, ZAVIER reshapes what a lecture can be; an unfolding circular dialogue, in which everyone present learns more about their perspective, and therefore, their reality.

The Rek Trust presents Aniwa

*Expressive ArtsChiswick House & Gardens

The Rek Trust presents Aniwa

Live performance from Aniwa.

Aniwa is a London-based indie artist who combines heartfelt lyrics with elegant melodies to create emotionally charged songs. Influenced by artists such as Mazzy Star, Frou Frou and The Sundays, she ranges from indie rock and pop to folk. Since releasing her first song in 2021, Aniwa has been played on Worldwide FM and BBC Introducing London, as well as highlighted on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlists.

Sat 31 Aug

The Big Sing with James Sils

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

The Big Sing with James Sils

Experience the joy of communal singing with choir leader and author of 'Do Sing', James Sills. In this 30-minute workshop, James will get you singing and harmonising within minutes, leave you feeling empowered and energised. No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome.

The Rek Trust presents Ross Anderson

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

The Rek Trust presents Ross Anderson

Live performance from Glaswegian singer Ross Anderson.

Ross was spotted by Shawn Mendes while busking, making a name for himself on TikTok and Instagram. He has busked across the streets of the UK for over 5 years. He is relishing the transition from busking to recording and is set to release music this year. Ross’ inspiration has come from his family and soul music.

Sing Happy with Becki Fishwick

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

Sing Happy with Becki Fishwick

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves. This session of singing with others gives a sense of connection, teamwork and togetherness, with no judgement or experience required in a happy and supportive environment. Singing is proven to be very positive for wellbeing, reduces levels of anxiety and depression.

Come join Becki Fishwick as she delivers a singing workshop teaching the essential techniques of singing and creating a pop-up choir for you to perform live at this year’s Happy place festive, No matter your level of experience all are welcome.

Folk Music & Healing with Aayushi

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

Folk Music & Healing with Aayushi

Folk singer-songwriter Aayushi shares her original music in a live, intimate setting. Reflecting on themes of healing, growth and empowerment, this 30-minute session provides a quiet space to self-reflect and explore your emotional landscape. You are encouraged to meditate, lie down, journal, doodle, or do any silent activity during the session that might aid your own personal process of healing.

Poetry Songbook, Write your Way to Happiness with Jennifer Mary Jones

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

Poetry Songbook, Write your Way to Happiness with Jennifer Mary Jones

Do you ever dream of writing? Do you wish to connect with your imagination to feel more creative, calm, and confident?

Poetry Songbook is a magic gem, gifting you with imagination and inspiration, filling you up with healing love and light. Come to this beautiful workshop to enjoy Jennifer bringing Poetry Songbook to life in spoken word and song... It is time to write your way to happiness…

ZAVIER presents Lyrical Lectures

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

ZAVIER presents Lyrical Lectures

ZAVIER is a Self-Development and Wellbeing Coach, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Spoken Word Artist. At Happy Place, ZAVIER will blend his professions to innovate at the cross-section of performance and education to present ‘Lyrical Lectures’: a performance project that creatively explores and challenges the relationship between universally experienced topics and the subconscious narratives attached to them. By blending spoken word, education, meditation, rap and poetry, ZAVIER reshapes what a lecture can be; an unfolding circular dialogue, in which everyone present learns more about their perspective, and therefore, their reality.

The Rek Trust presents Beth Morgan

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

The Rek Trust presents Beth Morgan

Live performance from Beth Morgan. Beth is a multi-instrumentalist and singer. Her classical training mixed with modern pop creates an ethereal, unique, moving soundscape. Beth works with many writers and producers and is in the process of releasing her debut EP. She has performed at the Royal Albert Hall alongside the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra for the Finale of the 2023 BBC Children in Need programme.

Folk Music & Gratitude with Aayushi

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

Folk Music & Gratitude with Aayushi

Folk singer-songwriter Aayushi shares her original music in a live, intimate setting. This 30-minute session reflects on relationships with family, friends and loved ones to explore how we can cultivate gratitude for the people and experiences closest to us. You are encouraged to meditate, lie down, journal, doodle, or do any silent activity during the session that might aid your own personal process of self-reflection.

Mindful Music Art with Lyds Zatchij

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

Mindful Music Art with Lyds Zatchij

Join Lyds for a beautiful blend of mindfulness, live music, and art to conclude your day.

We’ll start with a gentle meditation suitable for beginners, setting the stage for creativity. Then, the talented model/musician will weave relaxing melodies, inviting you to explore artistic techniques, with extended performances allowing for deeper immersion. Both meditation and live music have been scientifically proven to ignite the creative brain, boost positive emotions and decrease stress.

All materials provided, creative freedom is welcomed, whether you join at the beginning for the mindful moment meditation, create art, enjoy the music, or simply soak up the tranquil atmosphere, Lyds has something special in store for you!

Sun 1 Sep

The Big Sing with James Sils

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

The Big Sing with James Sils

Experience the joy of communal singing with choir leader and author of 'Do Sing', James Sills. In this 30-minute workshop, James will get you singing and harmonising within minutes, leave you feeling empowered and energised. No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome.

Live Happy Place Book Club with author Holly Gramazio

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

Live Happy Place Book Club with author Holly Gramazio

Join Happy Place Book Club’s August author Holly Gramazio as she reads a passage from her new book ‘The Husbands’

The Rek Trust presents Ruby Vidor

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

The Rek Trust presents Ruby Vidor

Live performance from Ruby Vidor. Ruby is a Melbourne-born singer-songwriter who has independently been releasing music since 2018. She writes and produces soulful tunes that are heavily influenced by her folky Aussie roots.

Since moving to London, Ruby has been producing her own material, leaping into the world of pop music and is well poised to make her mark on the scene.

Folk Music & Healing with Aayushi

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

Folk Music & Healing with Aayushi

Folk singer-songwriter Aayushi shares her original music in a live, intimate setting. Reflecting on themes of healing, growth and empowerment, this 30-minute session provides a quiet space to self-reflect and explore your emotional landscape. You are encouraged to meditate, lie down, journal, doodle, or do any silent activity during the session that might aid your own personal process of healing.

Poetry Reading with Donna Ashworth

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

Poetry Reading with Donna Ashworth

Poetry is permission to feel, release and process all of our complicated emotions, says Donna Ashworth. Let the UK’s best-selling poet inspire you with favourites from her collections covering womanhood, joy, grief, self-love, relationships and more. Soul-nurturing through words, this session will unlock inspiration, much-needed acceptance and bring your inner child out to play.

Visit here to book workshops.

ZAVIER presents Lyrical Lectures

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

ZAVIER presents Lyrical Lectures

ZAVIER is a Self-Development and Wellbeing Coach, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Spoken Word Artist. At Happy Place, ZAVIER will blend his professions to innovate at the cross-section of performance and education to present ‘Lyrical Lectures’: a performance project that creatively explores and challenges the relationship between universally experienced topics and the subconscious narratives attached to them. By blending spoken word, education, meditation, rap and poetry, ZAVIER reshapes what a lecture can be; an unfolding circular dialogue, in which everyone present learns more about their perspective, and therefore, their reality.

Poetry Songbook, Write your Way to Happiness with Jennifer Mary Jones

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

Poetry Songbook, Write your Way to Happiness with Jennifer Mary Jones

Do you ever dream of writing? Do you wish to connect with your imagination to feel more creative, calm, and confident?

Poetry Songbook is a magic gem, gifting you with imagination and inspiration, filling you up with healing love and light. Come to this beautiful workshop to enjoy Jennifer bringing Poetry Songbook to life in spoken word and song... It is time to write your way to happiness…

The Rek Trust presents Harry Nye

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

The Rek Trust presents Harry Nye

Sing Happy with Becki Fishwick

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

Sing Happy with Becki Fishwick

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves. This session of singing with others gives a sense of connection, teamwork and togetherness, with no judgement or experience required in a happy and supportive environment. Singing is proven to be very positive for wellbeing, reduces levels of anxiety and depression.

Come join Becki Fishwick as she delivers a singing workshop teaching the essential techniques of singing and creating a pop-up choir for you to perform live at this year’s Happy place festive, No matter your level of experience all are welcome.

Folk Music & Gratitude with Aayushi

*Expressive ArtsTatton Park

Folk Music & Gratitude with Aayushi

Folk singer-songwriter Aayushi shares her original music in a live, intimate setting. This 30-minute session reflects on relationships with family, friends and loved ones to explore how we can cultivate gratitude for the people and experiences closest to us. You are encouraged to meditate, lie down, journal, doodle, or do any silent activity during the session that might aid your own personal process of self-reflection.