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NonStuff Festival @Wiston Lodge 12 - 14 September 2014
Wiston Lodge
Biggar, South Lanarkshire United Kingdom
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!!!A Festival with a difference!!!

This first ever NonStuff festival will be held at Wiston Lodge,Scotland, and is the brainchild of permaculture designer, musician, mobile sauna owner and social artist James Chapman

The festival is a collaborative event, with partners; supporters; and like-minded people; gathering together and celebrating music, art, community, nature, family, creativity, diversity & skill sharing. The ethos here being, 'Do It Together'

For up-to-date performer and workshop news, visit the website:

See the full programme of workshops here:

***Ticket sales will end at 5pm on Friday 12th Sept via brown paper tickets - afterwards you can buy your tickets from the reception area at Wiston Lodge and pay by card or cash.

The confirmed partners for the festival are:
Wiston Lodge
Permaculture Scotland
Kidding Around
The Glad Cafe
Fail Better
Sing and Drink
The Listening Room
Voicebeat community choir

What's on offer?

* Unamplified Performances of all varieties  (no Sound Systems, just direct from the sound source to your ears  as nature intended.)

* Permaculture workshops; from Introduction sessions to more specialist subjects, we will bring together the finest permaculture teachers in Scotland, and further afield. There will be plenty of hands-on practical workshops, theoretical sessions and there will also be lots of interactive discussions and time for questions.

* Creative Workshops including art, dance, crafts, singing, music, drumming, up-cycling, writing and many other wild and wonderful extensions of creative expression.

* Games - and we mean games!!! Volley Ball competition, Tiddlywinks sessions, Table tennis and a few other games to get you moving and thinking.

*An afternoon walk up Tinto Hill, organised and led by James Chapman

* No decorations at the start  the stages and rooms will be decorated by everyone during the workshops. All decorations will be burnt on Sunday evening. Build it up then knock it down!

*On site there will be a Bar; various cafes offering delicious and inviting food; a sauna; cabaret; open stage; children's activities;late night jam sessions and fire space; dance sessions; opportunities for relaxation with yoga, meditation, stretching; and hopefully some massage planned.

*All ticket prices include camping space. For an additional £30 per person, per weekend there are options to have a bed within the lodge or in one of the cabins. Places are limited, the rooms will be shared (unless your group opt to take all beds in a particular room)Rooms sleep between 3 - 9 people, some rooms have en-suite bathrooms, all are provided with bedding (you will need to bring your own towel). Please contact us if you would like more information before booking a room/bed.

*There will be plenty of space to explore in nature, have quiet time, contemplate life and just rest.

**Ticket Prices** - £5 returnable deposit
Adult & family ticket prices include a £5 deposit, returnable, subject to you taking your rubbish home

**The Lodge is wheelchair accessible only on the ground floor. There is 1 bedroom on the ground floor that has accessible facilities.** Please contact us BEFORE you book your ticket if you would like to book this room, this way  we can ensure that it is reserved for you.

***Wiston Lodge have a dog policy. They should be on leads at all times. Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms and the owners should pick up after them.

The aim is to offer a holistic, healthy, creative and fun event, for all the family.


Wiston Lodge share their vision and purpose, with the festival organisers:

A world where people have the opportunities and support they need to grow positive, sustainable futures.

To provide a unique rural setting where people can feel safe and be supported to develop the skills they need to fulfill their potential, free from the distractions of everyday life

The beautiful gardens, 50 acre estate, camping facilities, cabins & lodging house offer a safe and special environment, which compliments and gives meaning to the ideas and impetus for this festival.

This festival promises to be the first of many, with it's roots firmly in tradition, complimented by creative thinkers and collaborators, which will enhance the whole experience.


Event organiser:
Friday Sep 12, 2014 6:00 PM - Sunday Sep 14, 2014 8:00 PM | Free - £220.00


Wiston Lodge
Millrigg road, Wiston
Biggar, South Lanarkshire ML12 6HT
United Kingdom


Arts > Dance
Education > Workshops
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > All Ages
Music > Celtic
Music > Festivals
Music > Folk
Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Festivals
Other > Green
Sports > Volleyball

Minimum Age: 0
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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