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Alien auditions for The Secret Garden Party now open

Get a taste of SGP’s 2016 intergalactic plans.

Secret Garden Party (credit: Andrew Whitton)

The Secret Garden Party is launching a brand new competition set to establish a network of performers whose task is to pioneer and promote new communities in the Garden.

Keeping things close to its theme of the Gardner’s Guide to the Galaxy, SPG is in 2016 exploring the world of Science Fiction and imagine a new garden out of the old. Inspiration for the theme will be set around Aurthur C Clarke, Azimov, Philip K Dick and Douglas Adams books and promises to wake up your inner child. This year you will choose your camp as a hobo, reptilian, liquid silver, a Rebellion, the Authority, a DNA Smasher or of course an alien?! Part of the fun at SGP is to take part in fancy dress and this year’s theme will jig plenty of ideas.

Send in your audition application form by 1st May 2016. Auditions will be held in mid-May.

Maybe sure you keep an eye on SGP’s social media for mood boards.

Regression Sessions Space Safari:

Regression Sessions to Mission Control… After a 4-year voyage seeking new life and civilisations, the Space Hopper has crash landed on unknown terrain, 3,000 light-years from our planet. The entire crew survived with no injury, but the craft is in disrepair, and supplies are low. However, we have made a remarkable discovery.

On leaving the craft, it was apparent that we’ve landed in a world similar to our own. The air is the same. Our oxygen tanks serve no purpose. We have found running, drinkable water. Gravity takes no toll on our ability to move, run… dance.

Intergalactic Mermaid School:

The mermaid’s will be back this year but this time you’ll be turned into space maids. You can sign up for all the intergalactic and aquatic fun at the info tent!

Survival Swamp:

For those dreaming to be astronauts this will be a real test of physical determination. This course is designed to text your limits both mentally and physically. Are you tough enough for space?

Stardrive Express:

Think Starlight express meets Mario Cart and hover boards…


Ed209, R2D2, Robocop out!

Make a Scene Plasti-scene:

The Aardman’s are back with a super-spacey stop-framed animation with ‘make-a-scene-plasti-scene’.


Can you conquer this planet? Are you positive? SGP will put you through your paces with Laserwars.

Wonky Races:

In order to take off and leave the garden they must ask permission to commence mining the plentiful supply of the resource right under your feet. Space Hoppers. They will of course be submitting the appropriate paper work in triplicate to ask permission to start mining this under-recognised resource.

From initial calculations based on the soil samples they estimate that there is a high concentration of hoppers trapped within the Upper Mantle and could yield as many as 100 hoppers per day.

And we heard you may have some people turning up that wouldn’t mind helping us get back on our way.

Once mined there is a focal epicentre where we can harness the hopping power most efficiently, so it is in our interest to keep our resource close, but we have developed many unobtrusive ways of making you hop. Music is an obvious catalyst people on earth are highly receptive to and coming in many forms, but we have put a lot of research into developing activities and games to promote a good boing such as the waterless, frictionless hopper slide, Hopper Yoga, hopperlympics including races, the high hop, hop-put, and a very popular and therapeutic activity, hopper art.

Secret Garden Party takes place in Huntingdon between 21st and 24th July.


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